1996 UMass Minutemen football team

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1996 UMass Minutemen football
UMass logo.gif
Conference Yankee Conference New England Division
1996 record 6–5 (4–4 YC)
Head coach Mike Hodges
Home stadium Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium (17,000)
Seasons
« 1995 1997 »
1996 Yankee Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
New England
#18 New Hampshire x   6 2         8 3  
Maine   5 3         7 4  
UMass   4 4         6 5  
Connecticut   3 5         5 6  
Rhode Island   2 6         4 7  
Boston University   0 8         1 10  
Mid–Atlantic
#7 William & Mary x^   7 1         10 3  
#14 Villanova ^   6 2         8 4  
#11 Delaware ^   6 2         8 4  
#23 James Madison   5 3         7 4  
Northeastern   3 5         6 5  
Richmond   1 7         2 9  
† – Conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
^ – Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network I-AA Poll

The 1996 UMass Minutemen football team represented the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the 1996 NCAA Division I-AA football season as a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference. The team was coached by Mike Hodges and played its home games at Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium in Hadley, Massachusetts. UMass finished the season with a record of 6–5 overall and 4–4 in conference play.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 7 1:00 PM at Villanova* Villanova StadiumVillanova, PA L 14–50   6,207
September 14 1:00 PM at Holy Cross* Fitton FieldWorcester, MA W 28–10   8,770
September 21 1:00 PM at Richmond UR StadiumRichmond, VA W 23–17 OT  15,237
September 28 12:00 PM Northeastern McGuirk StadiumHadley, MA W 21–14   12,206
October 5 1:00 PM at Rhode Island Meade StadiumKingston, RI L 21–41   5,390
October 12 1:00 PM at Boston University Nickerson FieldBoston, MA W 43–12   15,201
October 19 1:00 PM Buffalo*dagger McGuirk Stadium • Hadley, MA W 41–20   8,819
October 26 12:30 PM at #24 New Hampshire Cowell StadiumDurham, NH L 7–40   5,317
November 2 12:30 PM Maine McGuirk Stadium • Hadley, MA L 14–22   6,251
November 9 1:00 PM at #13 William & Mary Zable StadiumWilliamsburg, VA L 6–30   6,867
November 16 12:30 PM Connecticut McGuirk Stadium • Hadley, MA W 39–38   7,216
*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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