1988 UMass Minutemen football team

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1988 UMass Minutemen football
Yankee Conference co-champion
Conference Yankee Conference
1988 record 8–4 (6–2 YC)
Head coach Jim Reid (3rd year)
Home stadium Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium (17,000)
Seasons
← 1987
1989 →
1988 Yankee Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Delaware +^ 6 2 0     7 5 0
#11 UMass +^ 6 2 0     8 4 0
#17 Connecticut 4 4 0     7 4 0
Maine 4 4 0     7 4 0
#20 New Hampshire 4 4 0     6 5 0
Villanova 4 4 0     5 5 1
Boston University 3 5 0     4 7 0
Rhode Island 3 5 0     3 8 0
Richmond 2 6 0     4 7 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from NCAA I-AA Poll

The 1988 UMass Minutemen football team represented the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the 1988 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 1988 season marked the Minutemen's first playoff appearance since their runner-up finish in the 1978 National Championship game. UMass finished the season with a record of 8–4 overall and 6–2 in conference play.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 10 Maine McGuirk StadiumHadley, MA W 45–42   12,458
September 17 at Ball State* Ball State StadiumMuncie, IN L 17–44   9,370
September 24 at Harvard* Harvard StadiumAllston, MA W 45–28   7,500
October 1 Boston University McGuirk Stadium • Hadley, MA W 44–27   12,840
October 8 at Rhode Island Meade StadiumKingston, RI W 26–7   5,117
October 15 Connecticut McGuirk Stadium • Hadley, MA (Rivalry) L 14–35   14,301
October 22 at Delaware Delaware StadiumNewark, DE L 7–10   22,301
October 29 Northeastern* McGuirk Stadium • Hadley, MA W 21–6   7,240
November 5 at Richmond UR StadiumRichmond, VA W 26–16   9,026
November 12 Villanova McGuirk Stadium • Hadley, MA W 17–6   5,829
November 19 at New Hampshire Cowell StadiumDurham, NH (Rivalry) W 64–42   8,650
November 26 at Eastern Kentucky* Hanger FieldRichmond, KY (NCAA Division I-AA First Round) L 17–28   4,600
*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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