2014 UMass Minutemen football team

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2014 UMass Minutemen football
UMass Athletics wordmark.svg
Conference Mid-American Conference
East Division
2014 record 3–9 (3–5 MAC)
Head coach Mark Whipple (1st year of 2nd stint; 7th overall year)
Offensive coordinator Mike Cassano (1st year of 2nd stint; 7th overall year)
Defensive coordinator Tom Masella (1st year of 2nd stint; 3rd overall year)
Home stadium Gillette Stadium
(Capacity: 68,756)
Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium
(Capacity: 17,000)
Seasons
« 2013 2015 »
2014 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
Bowling Green x   5 3         8 6  
Ohio   4 4         6 6  
Buffalo   3 4         5 6  
Akron   3 5         5 7  
UMass   3 5         3 9  
Miami   2 6         2 10  
Kent State   1 6         2 9  
West Division
Northern Illinois xy$   7 1         11 3  
Toledo x   7 1         9 4  
Western Michigan   6 2         8 5  
Central Michigan   5 3         7 6  
Ball State   4 4         5 7  
Eastern Michigan   1 7         2 10  
Championship: Northern Illinois 51, Bowling Green 17
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2014 UMass Minutemen football team represented the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the 2014 NCAA Division I FBS football season. This was their first year with head coach Mark Whipple, who returned after 10 years coaching in the NFL. The Minutemen divided their home schedule between two stadiums. Three home games were played at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. The other three were played on the UMass campus at Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium, which reopened after a renovation to bring the facility up to FBS standards. This season was UMass's third in the Mid-American Conference in the East Division. They finished the season 3–9, 3–5 in MAC play to finish in a tie for fourth place in the East Division.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
August 30 3:00 PM Boston College* Gillette StadiumFoxborough, MA (Rivalry) ESPN3 L 7–30   30,479
September 6 3:00 PM Colorado* Gillette Stadium • Foxborough, MA ESPN3 L 38–41   10,227
September 13 12:00 PM at Vanderbilt* Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, TN ESPN+ L 31–34   33,386
September 20 4:00 PM at Penn State* Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA BTN L 7–48   99,155
September 27 3:00 PM Bowling Greendagger Warren McGuirk Alumni StadiumHadley, MA ESPN3 L 42–47   17,000
October 4 2:30 PM at Miami (OH) Yager StadiumOxford, OH ESPN3 L 41–42   15,970
October 11 2:00 PM at Kent State Dix StadiumKent, OH ESPN3 W 40–17   12,451
October 18 3:00 PM Eastern Michigan Gillette Stadium • Foxborough, MA ESPN3 W 36–14   12,030
October 25 2:00 PM at Toledo Glass BowlToledo, OH ESPN3 L 35–42   20,104
November 12 8:00 PM Ball State Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium • Hadley, MA ESPNU W 24–10   13,374
November 18 8:00 PM at Akron InfoCision StadiumAkron, OH ESPNU L 6–30   5,571
November 28 1:00 PM Buffalo McGuirk Alumni Stadium • Hadley, MA ESPN3 L 21–41   13,417
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Game notes[edit]

Boston College[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 0 6 14 10 30
Minutemen 0 0 7 0 7
Overall record Last meeting Result
5–19 2011 BC, 45–17

Colorado[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Buffaloes 3 17 14 7 41
Minutemen 7 14 10 7 38
Overall record Last meeting Result
First Meeting

Vanderbilt[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Minutemen 14 10 7 0 31
Commodores 0 20 0 14 34
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–2 2013 Vandy, 24–7

Penn State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Minutemen 0 0 0 7 7
Nittany Lions 6 28 14 0 48
Overall record Last meeting Result
First Meeting

Bowling Green[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Falcons 10 16 7 14 47
Minutemen 7 14 14 7 42
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–2 2013 BGSU, 28–7

Miami (OH)[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Minutemen 14 27 0 0 41
RedHawks 0 21 7 14 42
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–1 2013 UMass, 17–10

Kent State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Minutemen 7 17 3 13 40
Golden Flashes 3 7 7 0 17
Overall record Last meeting Result
First Meeting

Eastern Michigan[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 7 7 0 0 14
Minutemen 13 17 6 0 36
Overall record Last meeting Result
First Meeting

Toledo[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Minutemen 13 7 0 15 35
Rockets 7 7 14 14 42
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–2 1999 Toledo, 24–3

Ball State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 7 0 3 0 10
Minutemen 7 10 0 7 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–1 1988 Ball, 44–17

Akron[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Minutemen 0 0 6 0 6
Zips 10 10 7 3 30
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–1 2013 Akron, 14–13

Buffalo[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulls 0 13 21 7 41
Minutemen 0 0 7 14 21
Overall record Last meeting Result
5–6 2013 Buff, 32–3

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