2008 UMass Minutemen football team

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2008 UMass Minutemen football
UMass Athletics wordmark.svg
ConferenceColonial Athletic Association
DivisionNorth Division
2008 record7–5 (4–4 CAA)
Head coachDon Brown (5th season)
Offensive coordinatorKevin Morris
Defensive coordinatorKeith Dudzinski
Home stadiumWarren McGuirk Alumni Stadium (17,000)
Seasons
← 2007
2009 →


2008 CAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North
#8 New Hampshire x^   6 2         10 3  
#18 Maine ^   5 3         8 5  
UMass   4 4         7 5  
Hofstra   2 6         4 8  
Rhode Island   1 7         3 9  
Northeastern   1 7         2 10  
South
#3 James Madison x$^   8 0         12 2  
#6 Villanova ^   7 1         10 3  
#1 Richmond ^   6 2         13 3  
#20 William & Mary   5 3         7 4  
Delaware   2 6         4 8  
Towson   1 7         3 9  
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • ^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll

The 2008 UMass Minutemen football team represented the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the 2008 NCAA Division I FCS football season as a member of the Colonial Athletic Association. The team was coached by Don Brown and played its home games at Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium in Hadley, Massachusetts. The 2008 season was Brown's last as head coach of the Minutemen. He left the position the following season to become the defensive coordinator at Maryland. The Minutemen finished the season with a record of 7–5 (4–4 CAA), missing the playoffs for the first time since 2005.

Schedule[edit]

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 306:00 p.m.Albany*No. 5W 28–1615,112
September 61:00 p.m.at Holy Cross*No. 4Charter TV3W 45–4212,871
September 133:30 p.m.at No. 7 James MadisonNo. 3CN8L 38–5215,747
September 207:00 p.m.at No. 11 (AP/FBS) Texas Tech*No. 9L 14–5653,190
October 41:00 p.m.No. 16 DelawareNo. 18
  • McGuirk Stadium
  • Hadley, MA
CN8W 17–716,422
October 1112:30 p.m.at NortheasternNo. 13CSN NEW 28–244,155
October 183:30 p.m.No. 9 RichmonddaggerNo. 10
  • McGuirk Stadium
  • Hadley, MA
CN8L 15–3015,953
October 251:00 p.m.Bryant*No. 17
  • McGuirk Stadium
  • Hadley, MA
W 42–712,521
November 112:00 p.m.at Rhode IslandNo. 15W 49–07,201
November 812:00 p.m.MaineNo. 13
  • McGuirk Stadium
  • Hadley, MA
CSN NE, CSN MAL 20–219,182
November 1512:00 p.m.at No. 13 New HampshireNo. 22CSN NE, CSN MAL 21–526,231
November 222:30Hofstra
  • McGuirk Stadium
  • Hadley, MA
CN8W 28–145,108
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from [[2008 NCAA Division I FBS football rankings#the FCS Sports Network Poll,[1] unless otherwise noted Poll|the FCS Sports Network Poll,[1] unless otherwise noted Poll]] released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-02-17. Retrieved 2018-09-06.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)