2002 UMass Minutemen football team

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2002 UMass Minutemen football
UMass logo.gif
Conference Atlantic 10 Conference
2002 record 8–4 (6–3 A-10)
Head coach Mark Whipple
Home stadium Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium (17,000)
Seasons
« 2001 2003 »
2002 Atlantic 10 Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Maine ^   7 2         11 3  
Northeastern ^   7 2         10 3  
Villanova ^   6 3         11 4  
UMass   6 3         8 4  
William & Mary   5 4         6 5  
Richmond   4 5         4 7  
Delaware   4 5         6 6  
Hofstra   4 5         6 6  
James Madison   4 6         5 7  
New Hampshire   2 7         3 8  
Rhode Island   1 8         3 9  
§ – Conference co-champions
^ – Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network I-AA Poll

The 2002 UMass Minutemen football team represented the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the 2002 NCAA Division I-AA football season as a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference. The team was coached by Mark Whipple and played its home games at Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium in Hadley, Massachusetts. The 2002 season saw UMass return to the top half of the conference, as they finished the season with a record of 8–4 overall and 6–3 in conference play.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 7, 2002 1:00 PM Central Connecticut State* McGuirk StadiumHadley, MA W 52–3   8,103
September 14, 2002 1:00 PM American International* McGuirk Stadium • Hadley, MA W 42–13   7,064
September 21, 2002 12:30 PM at #18 Northeastern Parsons FieldBrookline, MA L 17–42   6,651
September 28, 2002 1:00 PM at #17 (AP) North Carolina State* Carter-Finley StadiumRaleigh, NC L 24–56   51,221
October 5, 2002 3:00 PM at Richmond UR StadiumRichmond, VA W 34–13   6,927
October 12, 2002 1:00 PM #2 Mainedagger McGuirk Stadium • Hadley, MA W 20-10   5,183
October 19, 2002 1:00 PM #4 Villanova #20 McGuirk Stadium • Hadley, MA W 17-16   11,208
October 25, 2003 3:30 PM at James Madison Bridgeforth StadiumHarrisonburg, VA W 14–7   11,567
November 2, 2002 12:00 PM Delaware #13 McGuirk Stadium • Hadley, MA W 17–7   11,553
November 9, 2002 12:00 PM at New Hampshire #12 Cowell StadiumDurham, NH L 14–31   3,686
November 16, 2002 12:00 PM Hofstra #19 McGuirk Stadium • Hadley, MA A10 TV L 28–31   5,090
November 23, 2002 12:00 PM at Rhode Island Meade StadiumKingston, RI W 48–21   2,501
*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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