1961 UMass Redmen football team

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1961 UMass Redmen football
Conference Yankee Conference
1961 record 5–4 (3–1 YC)
Head coach Vic Fusia
Home stadium Alumni Field
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The 1961 UMass Redmen football team represented the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the 1961 college football season as a member of the Yankee Conference in the NCAA's College Division. The team was coached by Vic Fusia and played its home games at Alumni Field in Amherst, Massachusetts. The 1961 season was Fusia's first as coach of the Redmen. UMass finished the season with a record of 5–4 overall and 3–1 in conference play.


Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 30 American International* Alumni Field • Amherst, MA W 21–12  
October 7 Villanova* Alumni Field • Amherst, MA L 13–33  
October 14 at Connecticut Memorial StadiumStorrs, CT (Rivalry) W 31–13  
October 21 Rhode Island Alumni Field • Amherst, MA W 25–0  
October 28 at Northeastern* Kent Street FieldBrookline, MA W 26–7  
November 4 Boston University* Alumni Field • Amherst, MA L 7–21  
November 11 at Holy Cross* Fitton FieldWorcester, MA L 7–44  
November 18 at New Hampshire Cowell StadiumDurham, NH (Rivalry) W 9–7  
November 22 at Maine Orono, ME L 7–10  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game.


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