2001 UMass Minutemen football team

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2001 UMass Minutemen football
UMass logo.gif
Conference Atlantic 10 Conference
2001 record 3–8 (3–6 A-10)
Head coach Mark Whipple
Home stadium Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium (17,000)
Seasons
« 2000 2002 »
2001 Atlantic 10 Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#11 Hofstra §^   7 2         9 3  
#10 Maine §^   7 2         9 3  
#20 Villanova §   7 2         8 3  
#17 William & Mary §^   7 2         8 4  
#21 Rhode Island   6 3         8 3  
Delaware   4 5         4 6  
Northeastern   4 5         5 6  
UMass   3 6         3 8  
Richmond   3 6         3 8  
New Hampshire   2 7         4 7  
James Madison   0 9         2 9  
§ – Conference co-champions
^ – Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network I-AA Poll

The 2001 UMass Minutemen football team represented the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the 2001 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 2001 season was a difficult one for the Minutemen, as they collected their first losing record since the 1997 season. UMass finished the season with a record of 3–8 overall and 3–6 in conference play.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 1, 2001 1:00 PM William & Mary #21 McGuirk StadiumAmherst, MA L 10–31   8,243
September 8, 2001 7:00 PM at Marshall* Marshall StadiumHuntington, WV Thundering Herd Network L 20–49   27,533
September 22, 2001 7:00 PM at Delaware Delaware StadiumNewark, DE CN8 L 7–35   20,372
September 29, 2001 6:00 PM at Hofstra* Hofstra StadiumHempstead, NY Fox Sports New York L 6–36   2,995
October 13, 2001 1:00 PM New Hampshiredagger McGuirk Stadium • Amherst, MA L 24–35   10,117
October 20, 2001 1:00 PM James Madison McGuirk Stadium • Amherst, MA W 43–20   10,264
October 27, 2001 1:00 PM at Villanova Villanova StadiumVillanova, PA L 13–47   7,897
November 3, 2001 12:00 PM Northeastern McGuirk Stadium • Amherst, MA W 17–10   8,535
November 10, 2001 12:00 PM at Maine Alfond StadiumOrono, ME L 7–37   3,341
November 17, 2001 12:00 PM Rhode Island McGuirk Stadium • Amherst, MA A10 TV W 24–7   6,085
November 23, 2001 12:00 PM Richmond McGuirk Stadium • Amherst, MA L 7–35   3,582
*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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