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2015 UMass Minutemen football team

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.

2015 UMass Minutemen football
UMass Athletics wordmark.svg
ConferenceMid-American Conference
DivisionEast Division
2015 record3–9 (2–6 MAC)
Head coachMark Whipple (8th season)
Offensive coordinatorMark Whipple (8th season)
Defensive coordinatorTom Masella (4th season)
Home stadiumGillette 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

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 122:00 p.m.at Colorado*P12NL 14–4835,094
September 193:00 p.m.Temple*ESPN3L 23–2510,141
September 263:30 p.m.at No. 6 Notre Dame*NBCL 27–6280,795
October 33:00 p.m.FIU*ESPN3W 24–1413,525
October 102:00 p.m.at Bowling GreenESPN3L 38–6217,118
October 173:00 p.m.Kent State 
  • Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium
  • Hadley, MA
ESPN3L 10–1515,217
October 243:00 p.m.No. 19 Toledo
  • Gillette Stadium
  • Foxboro, MA
ESPN3L 35–5112,793
October 311:00 p.m.at Ball StateESPN3L 10–204,576
November 712:00 p.m.Akron
  • Gillette Stadium
  • Foxboro, MA
CBSSNL 13–176,228
November 143:00 p.m.at Eastern MichiganESPN3W 28–172,759
November 211:00 p.m.Miami (OH)
  • Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium
  • Hadley, MA
ESPN3L 13–208,839
November 274:30 p.m.at BuffaloESPNUW 31–2615,648
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time
Schedule Source:[1]

Game summariesEdit

ColoradoEdit

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

TempleEdit

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 DameEdit

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

FIUEdit

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 GreenEdit

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 StateEdit

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

ToledoEdit

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 StateEdit

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

AkronEdit

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 MichiganEdit

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

BuffaloEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

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