Latest Massachusetts Minutemen football News

Hoosiers hire ex-UMass coach as new offensive coordinator

Dec. 09, 2021 16:04 PM EST

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Former UMass head coach Walt Bell was hired Thursday as Indiana's new offensive coordinator. The 37-year-old Bell was fired after nine games last season, finishing his tenure at UMass with a 2-23 record over three seasons. Bell replaces Nick...

New Mexico St. parts with coach Doug Martin after 9 seasons

Nov. 27, 2021 20:04 PM EST

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State announced Saturday it is making a coaching changes, moving on from Doug Martin after nine seasons. Aggies athletic director Mario Moccia said after New Mexico State (2-10) ended its regular season by beating UMass that Martin's...

Price with 4 TDs, New Mexico State tops UMass to end season

Nov. 27, 2021 19:00 PM EST

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Juwaun Price ran for 156 yards and scored four touchdowns, leading New Mexico State to a 44-27 season-ending win over UMass on Saturday. Price scored on runs of 5 and 19 yards to stake New Mexico State to a 14-0 lead early in the second quarter,...

UMass hires Don Brown for second stint as head coach

Nov. 22, 2021 12:29 PM EST

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — UMass is bringing back Don Brown as head coach in the hopes that the struggling football program can return to the time of its greatest success. Brown led the Minutemen to a 43-19 record in the Football Championship Subdivision from 2004-08. Since...

Robinson runs for 137, Army runs away from UMass, 33-17

Nov. 20, 2021 16:22 PM EST

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Tyrell Robinson ran for an 87-yard touchdown and finished with 137 of Army's 377 rushing yards as the Black Knights ran over UMass, 33-17 on Saturday. Army had 10 players with at least one carry and got touchdown runs from four different backs....

Maine hands struggling UMass 35-10 loss

Nov. 13, 2021 15:36 PM EST

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — Joe Fagnano threw a pair of scores, Elija Barnwell ran for two and Maine handed reeling UMass its second-straight loss to a FCS opponent, 35-10 on Saturday. After the Minutemen (1-9) lost to Rhode Island 35-22 last week, head coach Walt Bell and...

UMass fires coach Walt Bell after 2-23 record over 3 seasons

Nov. 07, 2021 15:31 PM EST

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts fired coach Walt Bell on Sunday after he went 2-23 over three seasons leading the Minutemen. Athletic director Ryan Bamford announced defensive coordinator Tommy Restivo also had been relieved of his duties. Offensive line coach and...

Rhode Island tops UMass 35-22 for 2nd-ever win over FBS

Nov. 06, 2021 19:27 PM EDT

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — Kasim Hill threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more and FCS-member Rhode Island picked up its second-ever win over a FBS school with a 35-22 win over UMass on Saturday. It was the 89th meeting between the schools, dating to 1903, but the first...

Willis throws for 4 TDs, Liberty rolls over UMass 62-17

Oct. 30, 2021 15:53 PM EDT

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Malik Willis threw for four scores and Liberty put up two quick touchdowns to open the game in defeating Massachusetts 62-17 on Saturday. The Flames (7-2) scored touchdowns just over a minute apart on their first two possessions, led 21-3 after one...