2015 UMass Minutemen football team

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2015 UMass Minutemen football
UMass Athletics wordmark.svg
Conference Mid-American Conference
Division East Division
2015 record 3–9 (2–6 MAC)
Head coach Mark Whipple (8th season)
Offensive coordinator Mark Whipple (8th season)
Defensive coordinator Tom Masella (4th season)
Home stadium Gillette Stadium
(Capacity: 68,756)
Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium
(Capacity: 17,000)
Seasons
← 2014
2016 →
2015 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
Bowling Green x$   7 1         10 4  
Ohio   5 3         8 5  
Akron   5 3         8 5  
Buffalo   3 5         5 7  
Kent State   2 6         3 9  
Miami   2 6         3 9  
UMass   2 6         3 9  
West Division
Northern Illinois xy   6 2         8 6  
Western Michigan x   6 2         8 5  
Toledo x   6 2         10 2  
Central Michigan x   6 2         7 6  
Ball State   2 6         3 9  
Eastern Michigan   0 8         1 11  
Championship: Bowling Green 34, Northern Illinois 14
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
As of December 26, 2015; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2015 UMass Minutemen football team represented the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the 2015 NCAA Division I FBS football season. This was their second year with head coach Mark Whipple. The Minutemen divided their home schedule between two stadiums. Three home games were played at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts and the other three games were played on the UMass campus at Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium. This season was UMass's fourth and last in the Mid-American Conference within the East Division. They finished the season 3–9, 2–6 in MAC play to finish in a three way tie for fifth place in the East Division.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 12 2:00 p.m. at Colorado* Folsom FieldBoulder, CO P12N L 14–48   35,094
September 19 3:00 p.m. Temple* Gillette StadiumFoxboro, MA ESPN3 L 23–25   10,141
September 26 3:30 p.m. at No. 6 Notre Dame* Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, IN NBC L 27–62   80,795
October 3 3:00 p.m. FIU* Warren McGuirk Alumni StadiumHadley, MA ESPN3 W 24–14   13,525
October 10 2:00 p.m. at Bowling Green Doyt Perry StadiumBowling Green, OH ESPN3 L 38–62   17,118
October 17 3:00 p.m. Kent Statedagger Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium • Hadley, MA ESPN3 L 10–15   15,217
October 24 3:00 p.m. No. 19 Toledo Gillette Stadium • Foxboro, MA ESPN3 L 35–51   12,793
October 31 1:00 p.m. at Ball State Scheumann StadiumMuncie, IN ESPN3 L 10–20   4,576
November 7 12:00 p.m. Akron Gillette Stadium • Foxboro, MA CBSSN L 13–17   6,228
November 14 3:00 p.m. at Eastern Michigan Rynearson StadiumYpsilanti, MI ESPN3 W 28–17   2,759
November 21 1:00 p.m. Miami (OH) Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium • Hadley, MA ESPN3 L 13–20   8,839
November 27 4:30 p.m. at Buffalo University at Buffalo StadiumAmherst, NY ESPNU W 31–26   15,648
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.
Schedule Source:[1]

Game summaries[edit]

Colorado[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Minutemen 7 7 0 0 14
Buffaloes 14 17 17 0 48
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 2014 Colorado, 41–38

Temple[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Owls 7 10 3 5 25
Minutemen 0 17 0 6 23
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

Notre Dame[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Minutemen 6 14 0 7 27
#6 Fighting Irish 14 21 20 7 62
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

FIU[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Panthers 0 7 7 0 14
Minutemen 7 10 0 7 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

Bowling Green[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Minutemen 10 7 14 7 38
Falcons 14 14 24 10 62
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–3 2014 Bowling Green, 47–42

Kent State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Flashes 0 10 3 2 15
Minutemen 0 10 0 0 10
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 2014 UMass, 40–17

Toledo[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#19 Rockets 3 7 21 20 51
Minutemen 14 14 0 7 35
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–3 2014 Toledo, 42–35

Ball State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Minutemen 0 3 7 0 10
Cardinals 3 7 10 0 20
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–1 2014 UMass, 24–10

Akron[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Zips 7 0 7 3 17
Minutemen 7 6 0 0 13
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–2 2014 Akron, 30–6

Eastern Michigan[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Minutemen 7 7 7 7 28
Eagles 3 7 0 7 17
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 2014 UMass, 36–14

Miami (OH)[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
RedHawks 0 3 7 10 20
Minutemen 3 3 7 0 13
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–2 2014 Miami (OH), 42–41

Buffalo[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Minutemen 14 14 0 3 31
Bulls 10 7 3 6 26
Overall record Last meeting Result
5–7 2014 Buffalo, 41–21

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2015 UMass Minutemen Football Schedule". FB Schedules. Retrieved April 10, 2015.