1983 UMass Minutemen football team

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1983 UMass Minutemen football
Conference Yankee Conference
1983 record 3–8 (2–3 YC)
Head coach Bob Pickett
Home stadium Alumni Stadium (17,000)
Seasons
« 1982 1984 »

The 1983 UMass Minutemen football team represented the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the 1983 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 1983 season was Pickett's last as coach of the Minutemen, who won four conference championships and appeared in the National Championship Game once during his tenure. UMass finished the season with a record of 3–8 overall and 2–3 in conference play.

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Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 10, 1983 at Toledo* Glass BowlToledo, OH L 13–45   20,061
September 17, 1983 Holy Cross* Alumni StadiumAmherst, MA L 0–17   13,591
September 24, 1983 at Harvard* Harvard StadiumBoston, MA L 21–7   12,500
October 1, 1983 Rhode Island Alumni Stadium • Amherst, MA W 3–13   6,831
October 8, 1983 at Delaware* Delaware StadiumNewark, DE L 13–16   19,737
October 15, 1983 Maine Alumni Stadium • Amherst, MA W 17–7   8,327
October 22, 1983 Boston University Alumni Stadium • Amherst, MA W 24–21   11,210
October 29, 1983 at Connecticut Memorial StadiumStorrs, CT L 6–16   14,546
November 5, 1983 at Lehigh* Taylor StadiumBethlehem, PA L 20–21   14,000
November 12, 1983 at New Hampshire Cowell StadiumDurham, NH L 10–35   6,300
November 19, 1983 at Northeastern* Parsons FieldBrookline, MA L 14–31   4,200
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from the FCS Sports Network Poll,[1] unless otherwise noted. All times are in Eastern Time.

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