1981 UMass Minutemen football team

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1981 UMass Minutemen football
Yankee Conference Co-Champions
Conference Yankee Conference
1981 record 6–3 (4–1 YC)
Head coach Bob Pickett
Home stadium Alumni Stadium (17,000)
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The 1981 UMass Minutemen football team represented the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the 1981 NCAA Division I-AA football season as a member of the Yankee Conference. The team was coached by Bob Pickett and played its home games at Alumni Stadium in Amherst, Massachusetts. The 1981 season saw the Minutemen win their thirteenth Yankee Conference title. UMass finished the season with a record of 6–3 overall and 4–1 in conference play.


Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 19, 1981 Holy Cross* Alumni StadiumAmherst, MA W 13–10  
September 26, 1981 Dartmouth* Alumni StadiumAmherst, MA W 10–8  
October 3, 1981 Rhode Island Alumni StadiumAmherst, MA L 10–16  
October 10, 1981 at Delaware* Delaware StadiumNewark, DE L 15–38  
October 17, 1981 Maine Alumni StadiumAmherst, MA W 20–7  
October 24, 1981 Boston University Alumni StadiumAmherst, MA W 34–20  
October 31, 1981 at Connecticut Memorial StadiumStorrs, CT W 29–24  
November 7, 1981 at Boston College* Alumni StadiumChestnut Hill, MA L 22–52  
November 14, 1981 at New Hampshire Cowell StadiumDurham, NH W 20–9  
*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 2012-02-17. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 

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