2011 UMass Minutemen football team
|2011 UMass Minutemen football|
|Conference||Colonial Athletic Association|
|2011 record||5–6 (0–0 CAA)|
|Head coach||Kevin Morris (3rd year)|
|Offensive coordinator||Brian Picucci|
|Defensive coordinator||Frank Forcucci (1st year)|
|Home stadium||Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium (17,000)|
|2011 CAA football standings|
|#9 Towson $^||7||–||1||9||–||3|
|#10 Old Dominion ^||6||–||2||10||–||3|
|#8 Maine ^||6||–||2||9||–||4|
|#11 New Hampshire ^||6||–||2||8||–||4|
|#15 James Madison ^||5||–||3||8||–||5|
|William & Mary||3||–||5||5||–||6|
The 2011 UMass Minutemen football team represented the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the 2011 NCAA Division I FCS football season as a member of the Colonial Athletic Association. The team was coached by Kevin Morris and played its home games at Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium in Hadley, Massachusetts, with the exception of the second annual Colonial Clash, which was played at Gillette Stadium.
The 2011 season was the team's last as a member of the CAA, as they began their transition to NCAA Division I FBS play. Because of this, they were ineligible for post season play.
They finished the season 5–6, with a 3-5 record against members of the CAA. They did not occupy a spot in the CAA standings due to their transition to the FBS.
2 days after the final game of the season, head coach Kevin Morris was fired.
Highlights of the 2011 schedule, which was the final FCS schedule for the Minutemen, included:
- Season opening night game at in-state rival Holy Cross.
- Game against FBS and in-state rival Boston College.
- Colonial Clash matchup against New Hampshire at Gillette Stadium.
- Final game at McGuirk Stadium for the immediate future against James Madison.
|September 1||8:00 p.m.||at Holy Cross*||No. 25||Fitton Field • Worcester, MA||CBS Sports Network||W 24–16||15,942|
|September 17||6:30 p.m.||Rhode Island||No. 21||McGuirk Stadium • Hadley, MA||CSN NE||W 36–27||11,167|
|September 24||1:00 p.m.||at Boston College*||No. 17||Alumni Stadium • Chestnut Hill, MA (Rivalry)||ESPN3||L 17–45||30,176|
|October 1||6:00 p.m.||at Old Dominion||No. 20||S. B. Ballard Stadium • Norfolk, VA||L 33–48||19,818|
|October 8||6:00 p.m.||Central Connecticut*||McGuirk Stadium • Hadley, MA||W 42–26||11,736|
|October 15||3:30 p.m.||at No. 9 Delaware||Delaware Stadium • Newark, DE||CSN NE/Comcast Network||W 28–10||21,902|
|October 22||3:30 p.m.||vs. No. 13 New Hampshire||No. 22||Gillette Stadium • Foxboro, MA (Colonial Clash)||CSN NE||L 21–27||24,022|
|October 29||1:00 p.m.||at Richmond||Robins Stadium • Richmond, VA||W 28–7||8,700|
|November 5||3:30 p.m.||Villanova||McGuirk Stadium • Hadley, MA||CSN NE/Comcast Network||L 17–35||10,012|
|November 12||12:30 p.m.||at No. 13 Maine||Alfond Stadium • Orono, ME||L 21–32||4,460|
|November 19||1:00 p.m.||No. 19 James Madison||McGuirk Stadium • Hadley, MA||L 17–34||7,103|
|*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from the FCS Sports Network Poll,. All times are in Eastern Time.|
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