1976 UMass Minutemen football team

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1976 UMass Minutemen football
Conference Yankee Conference
1976 record 5–5 (3–2 YC)
Head coach Dick MacPherson (6th year)
Home stadium Alumni Stadium (17,000)
Seasons
← 1975
1977 →
1976 Yankee Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
New Hampshire $   4 1         8 3  
UMass   3 2         5 5  
Maine   2 3         6 5  
Rhode Island   2 3         3 5  
Boston University   2 3         3 7  
Connecticut   2 3         2 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1976 UMass Minutemen football team represented the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the 1976 NCAA Division II football season as a member of the Yankee Conference in Division II (NCAA). The team was coached by Dick MacPherson and played its home games at Alumni Stadium in Hadley, Massachusetts. UMass finished the season with a record of 5–5 overall and 3–2 in conference play.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 11 Toledo* Alumni StadiumHadley, MA W 28–14   9,500
September 18 at Maine Orono, ME W 24–3   7,100
September 25 at Harvard* Harvard StadiumAllston, MA L 13–24   14,454
October 9 at Boston University Nickerson FieldBoston, MA W 33–6   1,000
October 16 at Rhode Island Meade StadiumKingston, RI W 14–7   8,359
October 23 Connecticutdagger Alumni Stadium • Hadley, MA (Rivalry) L 6–28   14,900
October 30 at Rutgers* Rutgers StadiumPiscataway, NJ L 7–24   20,100
November 6 at Holy Cross* Fitton FieldWorcester, MA W 21–14   10,011
November 13 New Hampshire Alumni Stadium • Hadley, MA (Rivalry) L 0–23   10,900
November 20 Boston College* Alumni Stadium • Hadley, MA (Rivalry) L 0–35   13,300
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

References[edit]

UMass Athletics Archive (Archived 2012-03-03)