2013 UMass Minutemen football team

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2013 UMass Minutemen football
UMassMinutemen wordmark.svg
Conference Mid-American Conference
East Division
2013 record 1–11 (1–7 MAC)
Head coach Charley Molnar (2nd year)
Offensive coordinator John Bond (1st year)
Offensive scheme Spread/Pistol
Defensive coordinator Phil Elmassian (2nd year)
Base defense 4–3
Home stadium Gillette Stadium
(Capacity: 68,756)
Seasons
« 2012 2014 »
2013 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East
Bowling Green x   7 1         10 4  
Buffalo   6 2         8 5  
Ohio   4 4         7 6  
Akron   4 4         5 7  
Kent State   3 5         4 8  
UMass   1 7         1 11  
Miami   0 8         0 12  
West
Northern Illinois x   8 0         12 2  
Ball State   7 1         10 3  
Toledo   5 3         7 5  
Central Michigan   5 3         6 6  
Eastern Michigan   1 7         2 10  
Western Michigan   1 7         1 11  
Championship: Bowling Green 47, Northern Illinois 27
† – Conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2013 UMass Minutemen football team represented the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the 2013 NCAA Division I FBS football season as a member of the East Division of the Mid-American Conference. The team was coached by Charley Molnar in his second year and played its home games at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts.

The 2013 season marked the team's second season as a member of the MAC, and also marked the first season in which the Minutemen were eligible for the conference championship as well as post-season bowl play. For the second straight year the Minutemen finished the season with an overall record of 1–11 with a Conference record of 1–7 which placed them in 6th place in the MAC East Division. At the end of the season Tackle Anthony Dima, a senior, was honored as an All-MAC Third Team selection. Molnar was later fired on December 26 after a second consecutive 1-11 season. He was replaced by Mark Whipple.

Recruits[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 31 12:00 PM at #23 Wisconsin* Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI BTN L 0–45   76,306
September 7 2:00 PM Maine* Gillette StadiumFoxborough, MA ESPN3 L 14–24   15,624
September 14 7:00 PM at Kansas State* Bill Snyder Family Football StadiumManhattan, KS K-StateHD.TV L 7–37   52,894
September 21 12:00 PM Vanderbilt* Gillette Stadium • Foxborough, MA ESPNews L 7–24   16,419
October 5 3:30 PM at Bowling Green Doyt Perry StadiumBowling Green, OH BCSN L 7–28   13,799
October 12 3:00 PM Miami (OH) Gillette Stadium • Foxborough, MA ESPN3 W 17–10   21,707
October 19 3:30 PM at Buffalo UB StadiumAmherst, NY TWCS L 3–32   18,707
October 26 3:00 PM Western Michigandagger Gillette Stadium • Foxborough, MA ESPN3 L 30–31   20,571
November 2 12:00 PM #21 Northern Illinois Gillette Stadium • Foxborough, MA ESPN+ L 19–63   10,061
November 16 1:00 PM Akron Gillette Stadium • Foxborough, MA ESPN3 L 13–14   10,599
November 23 1:00 PM at Central Michigan Kelly/Shorts StadiumMount Pleasant, MI ESPN3 L 0–37   8,763
November 29 2:00 PM at Ohio Peden StadiumAthens, OH ESPN3 L 23–51   13,162
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Transfers In[edit]

Player Position Year Previous School
Ricardo Miller WR/TE Senior Michigan
Justin Anderson DE/DT Senior Maryland
David Osei OL Senior Rutgers
  • Note: Miller, Anderson and Osei were immediately eligible to play the 2013 season without sitting out one season per NCAA eligibility rules. All three athletes achieved their undergraduate degrees and still had one season of eligibility left. They are all enrolled as graduate students in the UMass Graduate School of Education.

Game notes[edit]

@ Wisconsin[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Minutemen 0 0 0 0 0
#23 Badgers 10 7 21 7 45
Overall record Last meeting Result
First Meeting


Maine[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Black Bears 3 7 14 0 24
Minutemen 7 0 0 7 14
Overall record Last meeting Result
41–16–1 2011 Maine, 32–21


@ Kansas State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Minutemen 7 0 0 0 7
Wildcats 6 21 7 3 37
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–2 2009 Kansas St., 21–17


Vanderbilt[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Commodores 7 3 0 14 24
Minutemen 0 7 0 0 7
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 2012 Vanderbilt, 49–7


@ Bowling Green[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Minutemen 0 0 0 7 7
Falcons 0 14 14 0 28
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 2012 Bowling Green, 24–0


Miami (OH)[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
RedHawks 0 7 3 0 10
Minutemen 7 0 7 3 17
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 2012 Miami (OH), 27–16


@ Buffalo[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Minutemen 0 3 0 0 3
Bulls 0 13 5 14 32
Overall record Last meeting Result
5–5 2012 Buffalo, 29–19


Western Michigan[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Broncos 3 14 7 7 31
Minutemen 7 14 3 6 30
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 2012 Western Michigan, 52–14


Northern Illinois[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#21 Huskies 21 21 7 14 63
Minutemen 6 7 6 0 19
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 2012 Northern Illinois, 63–0


Akron[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Zips 7 0 7 0 14
Minutemen 3 3 7 0 13
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 2012 UMass, 22–14


@ Central Michigan[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Minutemen 0 0 0 0 0
Chippewas 7 20 7 3 37
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 2012 Central Michigan, 42–21


@ Ohio[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Minutemen 3 7 10 3 23
Bobcats 14 17 10 10 51
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 2012 Ohio, 37–34


Team players selected in the 2014 NFL Draft[edit]

Player Position Round Overall Selection NFL Team
Rob Blanchflower Tight End 7 230 Pittsburgh Steelers

External links[edit]

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