1977 UMass Minutemen football team

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1977 UMass Minutemen football
Yankee Conference Champions
Conference Yankee Conference
1977 record 8–3 (5–0 YC)
Head coach Dick MacPherson
Home stadium Alumni Stadium (17,000)
« 1976 1978 »

The 1977 UMass Minutemen football team represented the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the 1977 college football season as a member of the Yankee Conference in Division II (NCAA). The team was coached by Dick MacPherson and played its home games at Alumni Stadium in Amherst, Massachusetts. The 1977 season was the last the Minutemen would play as members of Division II, as the Yankee Conference would be included in the newly formed Division I-AA in 1978. This season was also MacPherson's last as head coach of the team. UMass finished the season with a record of 8–3 overall and 5–0 in conference play.


Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 10 Army* Michie StadiumWest Point, NY L 10–34   22,101
September 17 Maine Alumni StadiumAmherst, MA W 28–0   8,400
September 24 at Harvard* Harvard StadiumBoston, MA W 17–0   10,116
October 1 Youngstown State* Alumni Stadium • Amherst, MA W 54–13   7,200
October 8 Boston University Alumni Stadium • Amherst, MA W 41–16   4,700
October 15 Rhode Island Alumni Stadium • Amherst, MA W 37–6   10,500
October 28 at Connecticut Memorial StadiumStorrs, CT W 10–0   7,122
November 5 Holy Cross* Alumni Stadium • Amherst, MA W 28–6   8,100
November 12 at New Hampshire Cowell StadiumDurham, NH W 19–6   20,000
November 19 at Boston College* Alumni StadiumChestnut Hill, MA L 7–34   30,846
November 26 Lehigh* Alumni Stadium • Amherst, MA (NCAA Division II Playoffs) L 23–30   4,964
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from the FCS Sports Network Poll,[1] unless otherwise noted. All times are in Eastern Time.


  1. ^ The Sports Network. "The Sports Network - Football Championship Subdivision". Archived from the original on 17 February 2012. Retrieved 17 February 2012. 

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