1959 UMass Redmen football team

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1959 UMass Redmen football
Conference Yankee Conference
1959 record 3–5–1 (2–2 YC)
Head coach Charlie O'Rourke
Home stadium Alumni Field
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The 1959 UMass Redmen football team represented the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the 1959 college football season as a member of the Yankee Conference in the NCAA's College Division. The team was coached by Charlie O'Rourke and played its home games at Alumni Field in Amherst, Massachusetts. The 1959 season was O'Rourke's last as coach of the Minutemen. UMass finished the season with a record of 3–5–1 overall and 2–2 in conference play.


Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 19 Maine Alumni Field • Amherst, MA W 21–16  
September 26 at Harvard* Harvard StadiumAllston, MA L 22–36  
October 3 Delaware* Alumni Field • Amherst, MA L 12–42  
October 10 at Connecticut Memorial StadiumStorrs, CT (Rivalry) L 0–26  
October 17 Rhode Islanddagger Alumni Field • Amherst, MA L 6–30  
October 24 at Northeastern* Kent Street FieldBrookline, MA T 0–0  
October 31 at Boston University* Nickerson FieldBoston, MA L 6–20  
November 7 Brandeis* Alumni Field • Amherst, MA W 25–6  
November 14 at New Hampshire Cowell StadiumDurham, NH (Rivalry) W 19–6  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game.


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