Starter Blake Frohnapfel was out last week with a leg injury as UMass lost to Akron, 30-6.
The team has played all its home games in eastern Massachusetts while it upgraded McGuirk Stadium in Amherst.
The school will lose its affiliation with the Mid-Atlantic Conference after next season, and will play as an independent, at least for the 2016 and 2017 seasons.
The UMass football team takes on Vanderbilt University in Nashville on Saturday. Both teams are trying to rebound after tough losses.
The Patriots take on the Denver Broncos this Sunday in the AFC Championship game.
UMass Amherst football will avoid a threatened NCAA probation by boosting attendance numbers over last season.
UMass Amherst football plays its second home game of the season Saturday.
UMass Amherst football plays its first home game of the season Saturday against the University of Maine at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough.
This past Saturday, UMass football was shut-out in its opening game against Wisconsin 45-0 on a trip to Madison.