2011 UMass Minutemen football team

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2011 UMass Minutemen football
UMassMinutemen wordmark.svg
Conference Colonial Athletic Association
2011 record 5–6 (0–0 CAA)
Head coach Kevin Morris
Offensive coordinator Brian Picucci
Defensive coordinator Frank Forcucci
Home stadium Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium (17,000)
Seasons
« 2010 2012 »
2011 CAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#9 Towson ^   7 1         9 3  
#10 Old Dominion ^   6 2         10 3  
#8 Maine ^   6 2         9 4  
#11 New Hampshire ^   6 2         8 4  
#17 Delaware   5 3         7 4  
#15 James Madison ^   5 3         8 5  
William & Mary   3 5         5 6  
Rhode Island   2 6         3 8  
Villanova   1 7         2 9  
Richmond   0 8         3 8  
Massachusetts   0 0         5 6  
† – Conference champion
^ – FCS playoff participant
  • UMass' conference record is listed as 0-0 because they were in the process of transitioning to FBS
    As of January 9, 2012; Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll

The 2011 UMass Minutemen football team represented the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the 2011 NCAA Division I FCS football season as a member of the Colonial Athletic Association. The team was coached by Kevin Morris and played its home games at Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium in Amherst, Massachusetts, with the exception of the second annual Colonial Clash, which was played at Gillette Stadium.

The 2011 season was the team's last as a member of the CAA, as they began their transition to NCAA Division I FBS play. Because of this, they were ineligible for post season play.

They finished the season 5–6, with a 3-5 record against members of the CAA. They did not occupy a spot in the CAA standings due to their transition to the FBS.

2 days after the final game of the season, head coach Kevin Morris was fired.

Schedule[edit]

Highlights of the 2011 schedule, which was the final FCS schedule for the Minutemen, included:

  • Season opening night game at in-state rival Holy Cross.
  • Game against FBS and in-state rival Boston College.
  • Colonial Clash matchup against New Hampshire at Gillette Stadium.
  • Final game at McGuirk Stadium for the immediate future against James Madison.
Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 1 8:00 PM at Holy Cross* #25 Fitton FieldWorcester, MA CBS Sports Network W 24–16   15,942
September 17 6:30 PM Rhode Island #21 McGuirk StadiumAmherst, MA CSN NE W 36–27   11,167
September 24 1:00 PM at Boston College* #17 Alumni StadiumChestnut Hill, MA ESPN3 L 17–45   30,176
October 1 6:00 PM at Old Dominion #20 S. B. Ballard StadiumNorfolk, VA L 33–48   19,818
October 8 6:00 PM Central Connecticut* McGuirk Stadium • Amherst, MA W 42–26   11,736
October 15 3:30 PM at #9 Delaware Delaware StadiumNewark, DE CSN NE/Comcast Network W 28–10   21,902
October 22 3:30 PM vs. #13 New Hampshire #22 Gillette StadiumFoxboro, MA (Colonial Clash) CSN NE L 21–27   24,022
October 29 1:00 PM at Richmond Robins StadiumRichmond, VA W 28–7   8,700
November 5 3:30 PM Villanovadagger McGuirk Stadium • Amherst, MA CSN NE/Comcast Network L 17–35   10,012
November 12 12:30 PM at #13 Maine Alfond StadiumOrono, ME L 21–32   4,460
November 19 1:00 PM #19 James Madison McGuirk Stadium • Amherst, MA L 17–34   7,103
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from the FCS Sports Network Poll,[1]. All times are in Eastern Time.

Roster[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Sports Network (2011). "Football Championship Subdivision". The Sports Network. Retrieved 2011-09-14.