2014 UMass Minutemen Football Schedule

Final Record: 3-9, 3-5 (MAC)
Date   Opponent Time/TV Tickets
Aug. 30
Eagles Boston College Eagles
Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA
Lost 30-7
Sep. 6
Buffaloes Colorado Buffaloes
Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA
Lost 41-38
Sep. 13
Commodores at Vanderbilt Commodores
Vanderbilt Stadium, Nashville, TN
Lost 34-31
Sep. 20
Nittany Lions at Penn State Nittany Lions
Beaver Stadium, University Park, PA
Lost 48-7
Sep. 27
Falcons Bowling Green Falcons (HC)
McGuirk Stadium, Amherst, MA
Lost 47-42
Oct. 4
RedHawks at Miami (OH) RedHawks
Yager Stadium, Oxford, OH
Lost 42-41
Oct. 11
Golden Flashes at Kent State Golden Flashes
Dix Stadium, Kent, OH
Won 40-17
Oct. 18
Eagles Eastern Michigan Eagles
Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA
Won 36-14
Oct. 25
Rockets at Toledo Rockets
Glass Bowl, Toledo, OH
Lost 42-35
Nov. 1
Open Date
Nov. 8
Open Date
Nov. 12
Cardinals Ball State Cardinals
McGuirk Stadium, Amherst, MA
Won 24-10
Nov. 18
Zips at Akron Zips
InfoCision Stadium, Akron, OH
Lost 30-6
Nov. 28
Bulls Buffalo Bulls
McGuirk Stadium, Amherst, MA
Lost 41-21

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    1. Day
      October 6, 2016 at 12:26 pm

      They don’t call The U the Hurricanes for nothing, once Matthew clears, Miami will take the field.

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    1. Day
      August 9, 2016 at 11:40 am

      This is a cute article, I would’ve kept out A&M vs UTSA since this is their 1st ever meeting.

    2. Hail Southern!
      August 9, 2016 at 6:19 pm

      If you watched the 2014 Georgia Southern @ Georgia Tech game or better yet, if you attended the game, then you would know the ACC referees took the game out of the players hands with a terrible reversal of an ON THE FIELD call (requires indisputable evidence…it’s still being disputed). Georgia Southern was the better team that day and still has the more dynamic roster. Thank you Paul Johnson and the Tech AD for not being scared (UGAg) and rescheduling the Eagles…GS won’t leave it in question this go around. It would be great for the state if GS and Tech continued to schedule a game (maybe a H&H once Paulson Stadium is expanded to 30k) every other year. Athletically, as of late, the two schools are closer to peers than big brother-little brother.

      • Kevin Kelley
        August 9, 2016 at 8:24 pm

        Georgia has played Georgia Southern six times since 1992, Georgia Tech only once. I don’t think Georgia is scared of GS.

      • Hail Southern!
        August 10, 2016 at 5:09 pm

        Interesting that 5 of those 6 times were when Georgia Southern had 63 scholarships. The 6th game was a carry over from GS’s FCS days and Georgia elected to move the game from 2016 to 2015 probably because they didn’t want an additional year of FBS recruiting for GS. Georgia was gifted that win last year and every dawg fan knows it. For both parties, it is understood that Georgia no longer wants any part in scheduling GS and frankly that’s fine by me.

      • Atlanta_Mafia
        August 11, 2016 at 10:23 am

        Don’t worry Kevin Kelly, that’s just GS non-sense talk. They told GSU that they’d never beat GS – but in the just the second meeting (last year) GSU gave them their worst defeat in the history of Paulson High School County Stadium, The glory days of GS are behind them. The newsflash to GS is that they are the #4 team in the state of Georgia and they think that they are #1.

      • William Satterwhite
        August 11, 2016 at 4:33 pm

        Georgia Tech got up big in that game and then let up and allowed Georgia Southern back in, the Eagles were far from the better team that day.

      • H
        August 11, 2016 at 5:34 pm

        Georgia Southern’s coach was on his way out and focused on a million dollar salary…way to go. How’d that bowl game work out for the mighty Panthers? Let’s compare some numbers for a minute…17-53 (129th in FBS) vs. 375-200-10 (14th in FBS)…0 D1 National Championships vs. 6 D1 National Championships (most all-time)…0 D1 Conference Titles vs. 11 D1 Conference Titles. WHEW! I can certainly understand why a Panther fan (those exist?) would cling like hell to that win against Georgia Southern! Run along now, let us men get back to it.

      • Atlanta_Mafia
        August 12, 2016 at 7:11 pm

        GS has never beat UGA – GS has never beat GT – GS is 50/50 against GSU.
        So your excuse is that GS got pounded at home by GSU cause your coach was dreaming about a real job? Really? That’s all it took for the mighty Beagles to lose at home? A coach’s daydream? All that tripe that GS spews about GSU and you got pounded in just the second effing year by a five year old football team? Fact is that Richt got fired because he almost lost to GS so that should tell you about how little respect there is for the GS product. So maybe GS needs to realize that they may start to fall behind KSU or Mercer. You guys have such an incredible false sense of entitlement from all those Pee-Wee league trophies. Probably ought to go on back to FCS Pee-Wee league! How about that Capt GAyTAy?

      • Hail Southern!
        August 13, 2016 at 1:11 pm

        The Real GSU has played UGA and GT once with equal scholarships. Do you understand that having 22 less scholarships is a disadvantage? Once the playing field was made even, the Real GSU lost by a combined 10 points in their first outings with 85 scholarships. Again, I appreciate GT rescheduling the Real GSU unlike UGAg (I bet you’re a UGAg fan before a GAy St fan). Do you understand that when a head coach does not prep their team for a game that the team is unprepared? Big concepts here. Do you have any facts or just opinions? Richt was on the hot seat at the start of that season and the season before that…try to keep up. The fact that you recognize KSU and Mercer says a lot about where you view GAy St. Pee-Wee trophies…you’re talking about Division 1 National Championships. Do you understand that prior to the College Football Playoff, the FCS Playoff was the highest form of a college football playoff in existence? Oh but computers picking two teams worked out every time. The Real GSU should go back to FCS? You mean the Real GSU with the 18-7 FBS record (.720)? How about GAy St with the 7-30 FBS record (.189). This is too easy man, c’mon. (A) Why would GAy St field a football team and (B) why would ANYONE be a fan???? LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL!!!

      • stoopnagle
        August 26, 2016 at 4:03 pm

        Southern has never beaten Georgia and never will.

    3. Matt Rigby
      August 9, 2016 at 9:20 pm

      what about the Brigham Young-Utah State game or the Notre Dame-Navy game?

      • David
        August 9, 2016 at 10:19 pm

        Neither BYU nor USU are a Power 5. And Notre Dame and Navy aren’t in the same state.

      • Adam
        August 10, 2016 at 11:47 am

        Matt probably meant to say the BYU-Utah game. Utah is a P5, but BYU is not. The summary would read something like this:

        Utah-Brigham Young

        When: Saturday, Sept. 10, 5:30pm MT
        Where: Rice-Eccles Stadium, Salt Lake City, UT
        All-Time Series Leader: Utah, 58-34-4 (62.5%)
        Last-Five: Utah, 5-0 (100%)

        Utah has dominated its little brother, BYU, over the last 13 meetings (10-3, 77%). And they will certainly do so again this fall.

      • Bill
        August 10, 2016 at 3:27 pm

        how would BYU qualify as a “Big” brother?

      • C
        August 11, 2016 at 12:15 pm

        Bill, Utah would be the big brother

      • Mark S
        August 11, 2016 at 3:43 pm

        Someone asked that on Twitter, FBSchedules replied “BYU generally considered P5 so not included.”

      • Matt
        August 11, 2016 at 4:54 pm

        BYU fits the P5 requirement for scheduling for most if not all conferences. The SEC looks at BYU as a P5…last time I checked the SEC is the premier program in College Football.

    4. Bill
      August 10, 2016 at 3:32 pm

      good article ….but i would say Georgia Southern has a much better chance of beating Georgia Tech than many of the games you have ranked as more likely. I don’t think very many people would be surprised is Georgia Southern wins that game.

    5. KF Baxter
      August 11, 2016 at 3:25 pm

      Utah had to be invited to a conference to be considered P5. BYU did it on their own.

      • Wade
        August 12, 2016 at 7:54 am

        BYU is considered by some to be a P5 “for scheduling purposes.” But we’re not actually a P5, since we don’t belong to a P5 conference. That’s why it’s so important for us to get into the Big XII…the fate and viability of our football program rests on it. If we don’t get in and become an actual P5, our future looks no better than that of New Mexico State.

      • Buzz Waldron
        September 8, 2016 at 1:49 pm

        By that thinking, Toledo would also be considered a Power 5 Power Team, since it can beat 1/2 or more of teams from Power 5 Conferences…

    6. zerome4sooners
      August 12, 2016 at 8:23 am

      Little brother = going on every web site possible to talk about how Utah should really be a big brother

    7. Sean
      August 15, 2016 at 3:04 pm

      I think ECU is NC State’s big brother when it comes to football.

      August 22, 2016 at 3:39 pm

      What about Penn State vs Pitt this year?

    9. Craig
      August 23, 2016 at 1:11 am

      I don’t think many Ohio State fans see any MAC schools as “little brother.” The only school that would make sense to have that designation would be U of Cincinnati.

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    1. chipmunk1480
      July 14, 2016 at 3:01 pm

      This still gives no reason for the swap.

    2. Bill
      July 14, 2016 at 5:08 pm

      The reason? The SEC is getting their 2017 schedule worked out and they decided these games needed to move to make it work.

    3. Tony Simms
      July 19, 2016 at 11:59 pm

      Tennessee plays Georgia Tech on Labor Day. I can guarantee they switched to Indiana State on the 9th to give them a complete breather (although the opponent was UMASS

    4. Alberto
      July 28, 2016 at 4:59 pm

      Go U!
      Go UMass!
      GO UMASS!!

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    Georgia adds UMass to 2018 Football Schedule

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    1. jim
      April 20, 2016 at 12:43 pm

      2015 was the last year UMass was a member of the MAC. They are independent this year

    2. Jinzo_2400
      April 20, 2016 at 5:39 pm

      Someone is baking cupcakes…..

      • Gator Hater
        April 20, 2016 at 10:53 pm

        Yep all Big 10 members. They play each other which is pretty much cupcakes

      • small 10 HATER!
        April 21, 2016 at 12:47 am

        UGA/Gator hater is officially changing his name to small 10 hater. Bozo’s like Jinzo need to feel the hate in every post. All they do is hate on the SEC so lets return the hate. Michigan fan this hate is not aimed at you but for the other 13 can’t count members of the very small 10 you are free game. Auburn. LSU, Florida and Alabama have something that only one small 10(14) team has in the 2000’s so keep hating!

    3. LickMeTaint
      April 20, 2016 at 7:37 pm

      What a shock that an SEC team schedules a powder puff. I would have more respect for Georgia if there was a return game at UMass (Gillette Stadium).

      • Gator Hater
        April 20, 2016 at 10:52 pm

        Did you say the same thing when about Wisconsin scheduling Western Kentucky recently?

      • small 10 HATER!
        April 21, 2016 at 12:53 am

        I hate uga but did you look at who else they are playing?

        Georgia is also scheduled to host in-state rival Georgia Tech to close out the regular season on Nov. 24.

        In SEC play in 2018, Georgia is slated to host Auburn, Florida (at Jacksonville), Tennessee, and Vanderbilt and travel to Kentucky, LSU, Missouri, and South Carolina.

        Really? One game against UMass and you flip out? Find me a small 10(14) team with a tougher schedule

    4. Tully
      April 20, 2016 at 8:21 pm

      It will be interesting to see how UGA approaches OOC scheduling now with Kirby Smart ad HC. UGA has been the only SEC team which started to regularly scheduling two OOC games with P5 teams. GT is always on the schedule. In 2013 and 2014 UGA played Clemson. In 2016 UGA plays UNC, 2017 and 2019 ND UCLA is on the schedule for 2025 and 2026.

      I hope the Playoff Committee starts making playing only 9 regular season games with P5 teams an issue.The committee made the Big 12 not having a CCG in 2014 an issue and even though UNC played 10 regular season games with P5 teams the fact UNC played 2 games with FCS teams was an issue.

    5. Gator Hater
      April 21, 2016 at 12:33 am

      Small 10 it takes 2 to schedule… call Auburn, Tennessee, LSU Texas A&M. They are scheduling ACC and Pac 12 teams. Who is afraid of who? Other then Michigan & Wisconsin no Small 10 teams seem to be scheduling SEC teams. Haters like to hate

    6. Dr north
      May 17, 2016 at 1:59 pm

      Umass…. Start scheduling Big Ten games. The SEC is fine for the south but, really, do you want to be associated with them

    7. Peach Stealth (@PeachStealth)
      May 17, 2016 at 9:51 pm

      Afraid to play Ga Southern again?

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    1. Stuart
      December 17, 2015 at 9:38 pm

      I’m seriously wondering who UAB is going to play in 2017? The options for non-conference games are rapidly vanishing

    2. WIlliam Yeager
      January 3, 2016 at 11:07 pm

      To balance the UMass series, UAB should host Coastal Carolina in 2017, and then Coastal would host UAB in 2018. When Coastal hosts a buy game against an FCS opponent, that gives them the minimum 5 home games for both seasons. Likewise UAB would host an FCS opponent each year, which gives them six home games for 2017 and five for 2018. The NCAA requires a minimum of 10 games, so UAB would need just one game for 2018, which could be on the road. Of course they can play up to twelve both years, so that probably means they get to be “bought” by 3 teams needing home games.

      Coastal will have to drop its 2017 game at Western Illinois due to its transition to FBS, so the Leathernecks’ schedule now has an opening, unless if Western Illinois is willing to play at Coastal Carolina.

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