1986 UMass Minutemen football team

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1986 UMass Minutemen football
Yankee Conference co-champion
Conference Yankee Conference
1986 record 8–3 (5–2 YC)
Head coach Jim Reid (1st year)
Home stadium Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium (17,000)
Seasons
← 1985
1987 →
1986 Yankee Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#13 Delaware +^   5 2         9 4  
UMass +   5 2         8 3  
#19 Connecticut +   5 2         8 3  
New Hampshire   4 3         7 4  
Maine   3 4         7 4  
Richmond   3 4         4 7  
Boston University   3 4         4 7  
Rhode Island   0 7         1 10  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from NCAA I-AA Poll

The 1986 UMass Minutemen football team represented the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the 1986 NCAA Division I-AA football season as a member of the Yankee Conference. The team was coached by Jim Reid and played its home games at Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium in Hadley, Massachusetts. The 1986 season was notable as it was Jim Reid's first as coach of the Minutemen. Reid led UMass to their first conference championship since 1982. UMass finished the season with a record of 8–3 overall and 5–2 in conference play.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 6 at James Madison* JMU StadiumHarrisonburg, VA W 16–14   12,400
September 13 Richmond McGuirk StadiumHadley, MA W 24–21   13,642
September 27 Northeastern* McGuirk Stadium • Hadley, MA W 31–28   13,753
October 4 at Rhode Island Meade StadiumKingston, RI W 31–14   6,356
October 11 Delaware McGuirk Stadium • Hadley, MA L 13–41   13,888
October 18 at Maine The Ball ParkOld Orchard Beach, ME W 23–13   8,500
October 25 at Boston University Nickerson FieldBoston, MA W 34–25   12,249
November 1 at Holy Cross* Fitton FieldWorcester, MA L 7–41   18,861
November 8 at Harvard* Harvard StadiumAllston, MA W 17–7   1,250
November 15 New Hampshire McGuirk Stadium • Hadley, MA (Rivalry) W 38–31   8,117
November 22 Connecticut McGuirk Stadium • Hadley, MA (Rivalry) L 17–20   10,973
*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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