2006 UMass Minutemen football team

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2006 UMass Minutemen football
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A-10 Champions
Lambert Cup Winners
Conference Atlantic 10 Conference North
2006 record 13–2 (8–0 A-10)
Head coach Don Brown
Offensive coordinator Kevin Morris
Defensive coordinator Keith Dudzinski
Home stadium Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium (17,000)
Seasons
« 2005 2007 »
2006 Atlantic 10 Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North
#2 UMass x^   8 0         13 2  
New Hampshire ^   5 3         9 4  
Maine   5 3         6 5  
Northeastern   4 4         5 6  
Rhode Island   2 6         4 7  
Hofstra   1 7         2 9  
South
James Madison x^   7 1         9 3  
Villanova   5 3         6 5  
Towson   4 4         7 4  
Richmond   3 5         6 5  
Delaware   3 5         5 6  
William & Mary   1 7         3 8  
§ – Conference co-champions
x – Division champion/co-champions
^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll

The 2006 UMass Minutemen football team represented the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the 2006 NCAA Division I FCS football season as a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference. The team was coached by Don Brown and played its home games at Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium in Amherst, Massachusetts. The Minutemen won their first conference title since 2003, and advanced all the way to the NCAA Division I Championship before falling to Appalachian State. 2006 was the last season of A-10 football, as all member programs would move over to the Colonial Athletic Association in the offseason. UMass finished the season with a record of 13–2 (8–0 A-10).

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 2 1:00 PM Colgate* #10 McGuirk StadiumAmherst, MA W 28–7   8,191
September 9 1:30 PM at Navy* #9 Navy-Marine Corps Memorial StadiumAnnapolis, MD CSTV L 20–21   30,117
September 16 1:00 PM at Villanova #9 Villanova StadiumVillanova, PA CN8 W 31–21   10,887
September 23 1:00 PM Stony Brook* #9 McGuirk Stadium • Amherst, MA W 48–7   9,001
October 7 1:00 PM William & Mary #10 McGuirk Stadium • Amherst, MA W 48–7   15,822
October 14 3:00 PM at #22 Towson #8 Unitas StadiumTowson, MD W 35–0   6,820
October 21 1:00 PM Rhode Islanddagger #6 McGuirk Stadium • Amherst, MA A10TV W 41–16   15,522
October 28 1:00 PM at Northeastern #4 Parsons FieldBrookline, MA CN8 W 7–0   550
November 4 12:00 PM at #9 New Hampshire #3 Cowell StadiumDurham, NH CSTV W 28–20   10,598
November 11 12:00 PM #19 Maine #3 McGuirk Stadium • Amherst, MA W 10–9   10,166
November 18 12:00 PM Hofstra #3 McGuirk Stadium • Amherst, MA W 22–16   9,211
November 25 12:00 PM Lafayette* #3 McGuirk Stadium • Amherst, MA (FCS First Round) CN8/LSN W 35–14   5,388
December 2 2:30 PM #9 New Hampshire* #3 McGuirk Stadium • Amherst, MA (FCS Quarterfinals) ESPN+ W 24–17   17,000
December 8 7:30 PM at #2 Montana* #3 Washington-Grizzly StadiumMissoula, MT (FCS Semifinals) ESPN2 W 19–17   23,454
December 15 8:00 PM vs. #1 Appalachian State* #3 Finley StadiumChattanooga, TN (FCS Championship Game) ESPN2 L 17–28   22,808
*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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