Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Moments in UMass History ----- 11/12/83

The images below were taken by me of the UMass-New Hampshire game on 11/12/1983. UMass lost 35-10 on a brutally cold day.

UMass finished 3-8 in 1983. Head Coach was Bob Picket. Future UMass head Coach Mike Hodges and future UMass and Richmond Head Coach Jimmie Reid were assistant coaches.

Tri-Captains were Richard Jenkins, Gary Frecker and Grady Fuller.

The box score for the game was:

UMass UNH

11 First Downs 19

40/83 Rushes/Net 64/224

27/10/1 Passing 11/4/1

110 Passing yards 68

193 Total Offense 292

8/21.8 Punts 5/36.2

4/40 Penalties 6/63

4/3 fumbles 6/2

Four UMass turnovers and the UNH rushing game made it a long day for UMass.

One point of interest is that during the 30+ years I have been following the Minutemen, this image shows one of the very few times that the players were allowed to have their names on their uniforms.

3 comments:

colgate13 said...

I think this is a great feature 74! I love the old school photos...

Mark Tabor said...

Do you have any other pictures of the 1981-1983 team??? I am # 10 in the bottom picture on the blog.

Mark Tabor

UMass74 said...

Mark:

That's all the game pictures I have.

I do have several game programs from that era.

I could do a team picture scan if you needed one.