1988 UMass Minutemen football team

American college football team season

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1988 UMass Minutemen football
Yankee Conference co-champion
ConferenceYankee Conference
Record8–4 (6–2 Yankee)
Head coach
Home stadiumWarren McGuirk Alumni Stadium (17,000)
Seasons
← 1987
1989 →
1988 Yankee Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. T–10 UMass +^ 6 2 0 8 4 0
No. 15 Delaware +^ 6 2 0 7 5 0
Connecticut 4 4 0 7 4 0
Maine 4 4 0 7 4 0
New Hampshire 4 4 0 6 5 0
Villanova 4 4 0 5 5 1
Boston University 3 5 0 4 7 0
Rhode Island 3 5 0 3 8 0
Richmond 2 6 0 4 7 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – NCAA Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from NCAA Division I-AA Football Committee poll

The 1988 UMass Minutemen football team represented the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the 1988 NCAA Division I-AA football season as a member of the Yankee Conference. The team was coached by Jim Reid and played its home games at Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium in Hadley, Massachusetts. The 1988 season marked the Minutemen's first playoff appearance since their runner-up finish in the 1978 National Championship game. UMass finished the season with a record of 8–4 overall and 6–2 in conference play.

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 10No. 14 MaineW 45–4212,458
September 17at Ball State*L 17–449,370
September 24at Harvard*W 45–287,500[1]
October 1Boston University
  • McGuirk Stadium
  • Hadley, MA
W 44–2712,840
October 8at Rhode IslandNo. T–11W 26–75,117
October 15ConnecticutNo. 9
  • McGuirk Stadium
  • Hadley, MA (rivalry)
L 14–3514,301
October 22at No. 14 DelawareL 7–1022,301
October 29Northeastern*
  • McGuirk Stadium
  • Hadley, MA
W 21–67,240
November 5at RichmondW 26–169,026[2]
November 12Villanova
  • McGuirk Stadium
  • Hadley, MA
W 17–65,829[3]
November 19at No. 20 New HampshireNo. 11W 64–428,650
November 26at No. 7 Eastern Kentucky*No. T–10L 17–284,600

References

  1. ^ Pave, Marvin (September 25, 1988). "Mitchell's Feats Help UMass Blitz Harvard". Boston Sunday Globe. Boston, Mass. p. 81 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ "UMass wins 26–16". The Berkshire Eagle. November 6, 1988. Retrieved November 4, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "UMass halts 'Nova's quest for title, 17–6". The Philadelphia Inquirer. November 13, 1988. Retrieved April 20, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
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