2014 UMass Minutemen football team

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2014 UMass Minutemen football
UMass Athletics wordmark.svg
ConferenceMid-American Conference
DivisionEast Division
2014 record3–9 (3–5 MAC)
Head coachMark Whipple (7th season)
Offensive coordinatorMark Whipple (7th season)
Defensive coordinatorTom Masella (3rd season)
Home stadiumGillette 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

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]

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 303:00 p.m.Boston College*ESPN3L 7–3030,479
September 63:00 p.m.Colorado*
  • Gillette Stadium
  • Foxborough, MA
ESPN3L 38–4110,227
September 1312:00 p.m.at Vanderbilt*ESPN+L 31–3433,386
September 204:00 p.m.at Penn State*BTNL 7–4899,155
September 273:00 p.m.Bowling GreendaggerESPN3L 42–4717,000
October 42:30 p.m.at Miami (OH)ESPN3L 41–4215,970
October 112:00 p.m.at Kent StateESPN3W 40–1712,451
October 183:00 p.m.Eastern Michigan
  • Gillette Stadium
  • Foxborough, MA
ESPN3W 36–1412,030
October 252:00 p.m.at ToledoESPN3L 35–4220,104
November 128:00 p.m.Ball State
  • Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium
  • Hadley, MA
ESPNUW 24–1013,374
November 188:00 p.m.at AkronESPNUL 6–305,571
November 281:00 p.m.Buffalo
  • Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium
  • Hadley, MA
ESPN3L 21–4113,417

Game summaries[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

References[edit]

  • Malone, Daniel (January 13, 2014). "An Early Look at UMass football's 2014 Opponents". The Republican (Springfield, Massachusetts). Retrieved February 8, 2014.