1983 UMass Minutemen football team

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1983 UMass Minutemen football
Conference Yankee Conference
1983 record 3–8 (2–3 YC)
Head coach Bob Pickett (6th year)
Home stadium Alumni Stadium (17,000)
Seasons
← 1982
1984 →
1983 Yankee Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#13 Boston University +^ 4 1 0     9 4 0
Connecticut + 4 1 0     5 6 0
#20 New Hampshire 3 2 0     7 3 0
Rhode Island 2 3 0     6 4 0
UMass 2 3 0     3 8 0
Maine 0 5 0     4 6 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from NCAA I-AA Poll

The 1983 UMass Minutemen football team represented the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the 1983 NCAA Division I-AA football season as a member of the Yankee Conference. The team was coached by Bob Pickett and played its home games at Alumni Stadium in Hadley, Massachusetts. The 1983 season was Pickett's last as coach of the Minutemen, who won four conference championships and appeared in the National Championship Game once during his tenure. UMass finished the season with a record of 3–8 overall and 2–3 in conference play.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 10 at Toledo* Glass BowlToledo, OH L 13–45   20,061
September 17 Holy Cross* Alumni StadiumHadley, MA L 0–17   13,591
September 24 at Harvard* Harvard StadiumAllston, MA L 21–7   12,500
October 1 Rhode Island Alumni Stadium • Hadley, MA W 3–13   6,831
October 8 at Delaware* Delaware StadiumNewark, DE L 13–16   19,737
October 15 Maine Alumni Stadium • Hadley, MA W 17–7   8,327
October 22 Boston University Alumni Stadium • Hadley, MA W 24–21   11,210
October 29 at Connecticut Memorial StadiumStorrs, CT (Rivalry) L 6–16   14,546
November 5 at Lehigh* Taylor StadiumBethlehem, PA L 20–21   14,000
November 12 at New Hampshire Cowell StadiumDurham, NH (Rivalry) L 10–35   6,300
November 19 at Northeastern* Parsons FieldBrookline, MA L 14–31   4,200
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from the FCS Sports Network Poll,[1] unless otherwise noted. All times are in Eastern Time.

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