1977 UMass Minutemen football team

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1977 UMass Minutemen football
Yankee Conference champion
Conference Yankee Conference
1977 record 8–3 (5–0 YC)
Head coach Dick MacPherson (7th season)
Home stadium Alumni Stadium (17,000)
Seasons
← 1976
1978 →
1977 Yankee Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
UMass $   5 0         8 3  
Rhode Island   4 1         6 5  
New Hampshire   3 2         8 2  
Boston University   1 4         3 7  
Maine   1 4         3 7  
Connecticut   1 4         1 10  
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1977 UMass Minutemen football team represented the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the 1977 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. The 1977 season was the last the Minutemen would play as members of Division II, as the Yankee Conference would be included in the newly formed Division I-AA in 1978. This season was also MacPherson's last as head coach of the team. UMass finished the season with a record of 8–3 overall and 5–0 in conference play.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 10 Army* Michie StadiumWest Point, NY L 10–34   22,101
September 17 Maine Alumni StadiumHadley, MA W 28–0   8,400
September 24 at Harvard* Harvard StadiumAllston, MA W 17–0   10,116
October 1 Youngstown State* Alumni Stadium • Hadley, MA W 54–13   7,200
October 8 Boston University Alumni Stadium • Hadley, MA W 41–16   4,700
October 15 Rhode Island Alumni Stadium • Hadley, MA W 37–6   10,500
October 28 at Connecticut Memorial StadiumStorrs, CT (Rivalry) W 10–0   7,122
November 5 Holy Cross* Alumni Stadium • Hadley, MA W 28–6   8,100
November 12 at New Hampshire Cowell StadiumDurham, NH (Rivalry) W 19–6   20,000
November 19 at Boston College* Alumni StadiumChestnut Hill, MA (Rivalry) L 7–34   30,846
November 26 Lehigh* Alumni Stadium • Hadley, MA (NCAA Division II Playoffs) L 23–30   4,964
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

References[edit]

UMass Athletics Archive (Archived 2012-03-03)