The Minutemen finished the 2016 season with a 2-10 record, and have now dropped to 10-50 since making the leap to FBS football five years ago.
UMass football dropped its third consecutive game, while Minutemen hockey opened the Greg Carvel era with a weekend split against Colorado College.
Marquis Young ran for a season-high rushing total in the Minutemen’s 36-16 loss to the Monarchs.
The Minutemen face difficult task in first season as FBS independent with a loaded schedule featuring three teams from the Southeastern Conference.
After losing eight starters to graduation, the Minutemen’s defense has a much different look filled with underclassmen and junior-college transfers heading into the season.
When the seniors on the UMass football roster were freshmen back in 2012, the Minutemen defeated the Zips 22-14.
The freshman kicker saw his first game action Saturday at Notre Dame, converting on three PAT attempts, and is again competing for the starting job.
Bailey-Smith will have surgery Friday after sitting out the Minutemen’s trip to Notre Dame last weekend.
Despite another strong performance by Blake Frohnapfel, UMass can’t hang on against Toledo
UMass benefited from multiple deflections and bounces to win its first game in 2013.
The UMass football team beat Miami (Ohio) 17-10 on Saturday for its first win of the season and first ever win at Gillette Stadium.