2007 UMass Minutemen football team

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2007 UMass Minutemen football
UMass Athletics wordmark.svg
CAA co-champion
Conference Colonial Athletic Association
Division North Division
2007 record 10–3 (7–1 CAA)
Head coach Don Brown (4th season)
Offensive coordinator Kevin Morris
Defensive coordinator Keith Dudzinski
Home stadium Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium (17,000)
Seasons
← 2006
2008 →
2007 CAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North
#7 UMass x+^   7 1         10 3  
Hofstra   4 4         7 4  
#14 New Hampshire ^   4 4         7 5  
Maine   3 5         4 7  
Northeastern   2 6         3 8  
Rhode Island   2 6         3 8  
South
#5 Richmond x+^   7 1         11 3  
#12 James Madison ^   6 2         8 4  
#2 Delaware ^   5 3         11 4  
Villanova   5 3         7 4  
William & Mary   2 6         4 7  
Towson   1 7         3 8  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • ^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll

The 2007 UMass Minutemen football team represented the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the 2007 NCAA Division I FCS football season as a member of the Colonial Athletic Association 9CAA). The team was coached by Don Brown and played its home games at Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium in Hadley, Massachusetts. The Minutemen were coming off an appearance in the 2006 NCAA Championship Game and were looking to continue their success following their move from the Atlantic 10 Conference to the CAA. UMass repeated as conference champions but lost in the Quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament, finishing the season with a record of 10–3 (7–1 CAA).

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 1 1:00 p.m. Holy Cross* No. 3 McGuirk StadiumHadley, MA W 40–30   12,264
September 8 1:00 p.m. at Colgate* No. 2 Andy Kerr StadiumHamilton, NY TWCS W 35–17   3,211
September 15 12:00 p.m. No. 23 Towson No. 3 McGuirk Stadium • Hadley, MA CN8 W 36–13   8,218
September 22 2:30 p.m. at Maine No. 3 Alfond StadiumOrono, ME CN8 W 38–7   6,167
September 29 1:00 p.m. at No. 12 (AP/FBS) Boston College* No. 2 Alumni StadiumChestnut Hill, MA (Rivalry) ESPN360 L 14–24   44,111
October 13 1:00 p.m. Villanova No. 4 McGuirk Stadium • Hadley, MA W 32–24 4OT  16,174
October 20 12:00 p.m. Northeasterndagger No. 4 McGuirk Stadium • Hadley, MA CN8 W 24–7   14,189
October 27 1:00 p.m. at William & Mary No. 4 Zable StadiumWilliamsburg, VA W 48–34   10,178
November 3 12:00 p.m. at Rhode Island No. 3 Meade StadiumKingston, RI L 6–12 OT  4,118
November 10 12:00 p.m. No. 14 New Hampshire No. 8 McGuirk Stadium • Hadley, MA (Rivalry) CN8 W 27–7   14,190
November 17 12:00 p.m. at No. 22 Hofstra No. 8 Shuart StadiumHempstead, NY ESPNU W 27–5   2,915
November 24 12:00 p.m. No. 25 Fordham* No. 7 McGuirk Stadium • Hadley, MA (FCS First Round) ESPNU W 49–35   5,224
December 1 3:15 p.m. at No. 4 Southern Illinois* No. 7 Saluki StadiumCarbondale, IL (FCS Quarterfinals) ESPN GamePlan (NESN, MASN, TWCS, Cox Sports) L 27–34   6,560
*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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