1999 UMass Minutemen football team

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1999 UMass Minutemen football
UMass logo.gif
A-10 Champions
NCAA Division I-AA Quarterfinals vs. Georgia Southern, L 21–38
Conference Atlantic 10 Conference
1999 record 9–4 (8–1 A-10)
Head coach Mark Whipple
Home stadium Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium (17,000)
Seasons
« 1998 2000 »

The 1999 UMass Minutemen football team represented the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the 1999 NCAA Division I-AA football season as a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference. The team was coached by Mark Whipple and played its home games at Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium in Amherst, Massachusetts. The Minutemen entered the season with high expectations as defending National Champions, but struggled out of the gate as they lost three of their first four games. UMass turned their fortune around after that as they used a 77–0 thrashing of Northeastern to propel them on an eight-game winning streak. The Minutemen did not lose again until the second round of the NCAA Playoffs against the eventual champions, Georgia Southern. UMass finished the season with a record of 9–4 overall and 8–1 in conference play.

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Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 11, 1999 12:00 PM New Hampshire #2 McGuirk StadiumAmherst, MA A10 TV W 34–19   14,120
September 18, 1999 12:00 PM #21 Villanova #2 Villanova StadiumVillanova, PA L 21–26   9,117
September 25, 1999 7:00 PM at Toledo* #9 Glass BowlToledo, OH L 3–24   20,916
October 2, 1999 12:00 PM #6 Hofstra* #16 McGuirk Stadium • Amherst, MA FSN New York L 14–27   13,827
October 9, 1999 1:00 PM Northeastern McGuirk Stadium • Amherst, MA W 77–0   15,747
October 16, 1999 1:00 PM at Maine #25 Alfond StadiumOrono, ME W 38–17   6,874
October 23, 1999 12:00 PM at #18 Delaware #24 Delaware StadiumNewark, DE A10 TV W 26–19   19,590
October 30, 1999 12:30 PM Rhode Island #20 McGuirk Stadium • Amherst, MA W 31–9   13,879
November 6, 1999 1:00 PM at Richmond #17 UR StadiumRichmond, VA W 33–6   11,351
November 13, 1999 1:00 PM at William & Mary #17 Zable StadiumWilliamsburg, VA W 25–16   7,055
November 20, 1999 12:30 PM Connecticut #13 McGuirk Stadium • Amherst, MA W 62–20   3,876
November 27, 1999 1:00 PM at #7 Furman* #10 Paladin StadiumGreenville, SC (NCAA Division I-AA First Round) W 30–23 OT  7,215
December 4, 1999 1:00 PM at #2 Georgia Southern* #10 Paulson StadiumStatesboro, GA (NCAA Division I-AA Quarterfinals) L 21–38   13,121
*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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