2008 UMass Minutemen football team

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2008 UMass Minutemen football
UMass Athletics wordmark.svg
Conference Colonial Athletic Association
Division North Division
2008 record 7–5 (4–4 CAA)
Head coach Don Brown (5th year)
Offensive coordinator Kevin Morris
Defensive coordinator Keith Dudzinski
Home stadium Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium (17,000)
Seasons
← 2007
2009 →


2008 CAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North
#8 New Hampshire x^   6 2         10 3  
#18 Maine ^   5 3         8 5  
UMass   4 4         7 5  
Hofstra   2 6         4 8  
Rhode Island   1 7         3 9  
Northeastern   1 7         2 10  
South
#3 James Madison x$^   8 0         12 2  
#6 Villanova ^   7 1         10 3  
#1 Richmond ^   6 2         13 3  
#20 William & Mary   5 3         7 4  
Delaware   2 6         4 8  
Towson   1 7         3 9  
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • ^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll

The 2008 UMass Minutemen football team represented the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the 2008 NCAA Division I FCS football season as a member of the Colonial Athletic Association. The team was coached by Don Brown and played its home games at Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium in Hadley, Massachusetts. The 2008 season was Brown's last as head coach of the Minutemen. He left the position the following season to become the defensive coordinator at Maryland. The Minutemen finished the season with a record of 7–5 (4–4 CAA), missing the playoffs for the first time since 2005.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 30 6:00 p.m. Albany* No. 5 McGuirk StadiumHadley, MA W 28–16   15,112
September 6 1:00 p.m. at Holy Cross* No. 4 Fitton FieldWorcester, MA Charter TV3 W 45–42   12,871
September 13 3:30 p.m. at No. 7 James Madison No. 3 Bridgeforth StadiumHarrisonburg, VA CN8 L 38–52   15,747
September 20 7:00 p.m. at No. 11 (AP/FBS) Texas Tech* No. 9 Jones AT&T StadiumLubbock, TX L 14–56   53,190
October 4 1:00 p.m. No. 16 Delaware No. 18 McGuirk Stadium • Hadley, MA CN8 W 17–7   16,422
October 11 12:30 p.m. at Northeastern No. 13 Parsons FieldBrookline, MA CSN NE W 28–24   4,155
October 18 3:30 p.m. No. 9 Richmonddagger No. 10 McGuirk Stadium • Hadley, MA CN8 L 15–30   15,953
October 25 1:00 p.m. Bryant* No. 17 McGuirk Stadium • Hadley, MA W 42–7   12,521
November 1 12:00 p.m. at Rhode Island No. 15 Meade StadiumKingston, RI W 49–0   7,201
November 8 12:00 p.m. Maine No. 13 McGuirk Stadium • Hadley, MA CSN NE, CSN MA L 20–21   9,182
November 15 12:00 p.m. at No. 13 New Hampshire No. 22 Cowell StadiumDurham, NH (Rivalry) CSN NE, CSN MA L 21–52   6,231
November 22 2:30 Hofstra McGuirk Stadium • Hadley, MA CN8 W 28–14   5,108
*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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