1976 UMass Minutemen football team

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1976 UMass Minutemen football
ConferenceYankee Conference
1976 record5–5 (3–2 YC)
Head coachDick MacPherson (6th season)
Home stadiumAlumni 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]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 11Toledo*W 28–149,500
September 18at MaineOrono, MEW 24–37,100
September 25at Harvard*L 13–2414,454
October 9at Boston UniversityW 33–61,000
October 16at Rhode IslandW 14–78,359
October 23Connecticutdagger
L 6–2814,900
October 30at Rutgers*L 7–2420,100
November 6at Holy Cross*W 21–1410,011
November 13New Hampshire
L 0–2310,900
November 20Boston College*
L 0–3513,300
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming

References[edit]

UMass Athletics Archive (Archived 2012-03-03)