UMass has released the 2008 Football Schedule. Athletic Dept. release here .
09/06 @ Holy Cross
09/12 @ James Madison
09/20 @ Texas Tech
09/27 Open Date
10/11 @ Northeastern
11/01 @ Rhode Island
11/15 @ New Hampshire
Analysis: Whew! Tough schedule. It's going to be interesting to get eight I-A wins for the playoffs.
We play four playoff teams (one fourth of the entire 2007 playoff slate) : Delaware, JMU, Richmond and UNH).
We play @ Rhode Island, where we have lost the last two games.
Holy Cross was 7-4 and was in contention for the Patriot League championship.
Albany was 8-4 including a win over Fordham, who we met in the first round of the 2007 playoffs. One of their losses was @ Montana. Their '07 schedule here .
Bryant was 8-3 in DII Northeastern Conference with one of their losses to FCS Stony Brook 0-30.
And, of course Texas Tech, 8-4 in the Big Twelve. Beat FCS team Northwestern State 75-7. The Red Raiders 2007 schedule here.
Combined W-L 77-55 .583 DI records only. Not counting Bryant, 8 of the 11 DI teams had seven wins or better.