1986 UMass Minutemen football team

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1986 UMass Minutemen football
Yankee Conference Co-Champions
Conference Yankee Conference
1986 record 8–3 (5–2 YC)
Head coach Jim Reid
Home stadium Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium (17,000)
Seasons
« 1985 1987 »

The 1986 UMass Minutemen football team represented the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the 1986 NCAA Division I-AA football season as a member of the Yankee Conference. The team was coached by Jim Reid and played its home games at Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium in Amherst, Massachusetts. The 1986 season was notable as it was Jim Reid's first as coach of the Minutemen. Reid led UMass to their first conference championship since 1982. UMass finished the season with a record of 8–3 overall and 5–2 in conference play.

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Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 6, 1986 at James Madison* JMU StadiumHarrisonburg, VA W 16–14   12,400
September 13, 1986 Richmond McGuirk StadiumAmherst, MA W 24–21   13,642
September 27, 1986 Northeastern* McGuirk Stadium • Amherst, MA W 31–28   13,753
October 4, 1986 at Rhode Island Meade StadiumKingston, RI W 31–14   6,356
October 11, 1986 Delaware McGuirk Stadium • Amherst, MA L 13–41   13,888
October 18, 1986 at Maine The Ball ParkOld Orchard Beach, ME W 23–13   8,500
October 25, 1986 at Boston University Nickerson FieldBoston, MA W 34–25   12,249
November 1, 1986 at Holy Cross* Fitton FieldWorcester, MA L 7–41   18,861
November 8, 1986 at Harvard* Harvard StadiumBoston, MA W 17–7   1,250
November 15, 1986 New Hampshire McGuirk Stadium • Amherst, MA W 38–31   8,117
November 22, 1986 Connecticut McGuirk Stadium • Amherst, MA L 17–20   10,973
*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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