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The 1964 UMass Redmen football team represented the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the 1964 NCAA College Division football season as a member of the Yankee Conference. The team was coached by Vic Fusia and played its home games at Alumni Field in Amherst, Massachusetts. The 1964 season was the Redmen's last at Alumni Field, as they would move to the new Alumni Stadium at the south end of campus in 1965. The Redmen repeated as conference champions, and earned an appearance in the 1964 Tangerine Bowl, which at the time served as the NCAA Atlantic Coast Small College Championship. This was the first postseason bowl game in team history. Though the Redmen jumped out to an early 13–0 lead, they tired late and fell to East Carolina, 14–13. UMass finished the season with a record of 8–2 overall and 5–0 in conference play.

1964 UMass Redmen football
Yankee Conference champion
ConferenceYankee Conference
1964 record8–2 (5–0 YC)
Head coachVic Fusia (4th season)
Home stadiumAlumni Field
Seasons
← 1963
1965 →
1964 Yankee Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
UMass $ 5 0 0     8 2 0
Vermont 3 1 0     7 1 0
Connecticut 2 1 1     4 4 1
Maine 2 3 0     5 3 0
Rhode Island 1 4 0     3 7 0
New Hampshire 0 4 1     1 6 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 19MaineW 6–0
September 26at Harvard*L 14–20
October 3at Buffalo*
W 24–22
October 10Connecticut
W 30–0
October 17at Rhode IslandW 7–0
October 24Boston University*
  • Alumni Field
  • Amherst, MA
W 28–7
October 31at VermontW 28–7
November 7at Holy Cross*W 25–6
November 14New Hampshire
W 47–0
December 12vs. East Carolina*L 13–148,000
  • *Non-conference game

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