2017 Massachusetts Minutemen Football Schedule & Analysis
Breaking down and analyzing the 2017 Massachusetts Minutemen football schedule
2017 Massachusetts Minutemen Football Schedule Realistic Best Case Scenario
A 2-0 start over Hawaii and Coastal Carolina sets the tone for a breakthrough season. The Minutemen offense works in a good win at home over Old Dominion, and a win over Ohio means a 4-2 start – and the best season yet since moving up to the FBS world.
UMass handles the Georgia Southern option attack and stuns Appalachian State to get in range of bowl eligibility, and it gets there with a win over Maine in Fenway Park for a six-win season.
2017 Massachusetts Minutemen Football Schedule Realistic Worst Case Scenario
A loss to Hawaii at home in the opener hurts, and a crushing defeat to a good Old Dominion team hurts the most in a 1-4 start. Ohio really does turn out to be MAC-title-good in a home loss, and then the problems for the run defense kick in with South Florida, Georgia Southern, Appalachian State and Mississippi State combining for well over 1,000 yards on the ground. A win over Maine doesn’t ease the pain in another 2-10 season.