UConn football to play seven home games in 2014

Bob Diaco’s debut as Connecticut football coach will come Friday, Aug. 29 at Rentschler Field against BYU. The 8 p.m. game will be televised by ESPN and is the first of three consecutive non-conference home games to start the season for the Huskies.

The 2014 football schedule was released Tuesday by the American Athletic Conference. The Huskies will face six opponents who played in postseason bowl games following the 2013 season. The good news for Diaco is that UConn will play seven home games at Rentschler Field in East Hartford.

In addition to the opener against BYU, the Huskies will play Stony Brook (Saturday, Sept. 6) and Boise State (Saturday, Sept. 13) to begin the season. BYU played in the Fight Hunger Bowl and Boise State played in the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl.

UConn’s other non-conference game of the season will be against Army on Saturday, Nov. 8 at Yankee Stadium. That game will be televised by the CBS Sports Network.

The American Athletic Conference schedule kicks off on Friday, Sept.16 when the Huskies travel to USF for a game that will be televised nationally by ESPN or ESPN2. UConn plays host to Temple on Saturday, Sept. 27 and, after a bye week, the Huskies play its first-ever game against Tulane when it travels to New Orleans on Saturday, Oct. 11.

Following another bye week is another first-time opponent for UConn with a trip to East Carolina on Thursday, Oct. 23 for an ESPNU game. Tostitos Fiesta Bowl champion UCF visits Rentschler Field on Saturday, Nov. 1, and the Huskies play the Army game the following week.

UConn wraps up the regular season with conference games at home against Cincinnati on Saturday, Nov. 22, at Memphis on Saturday, Nov. 29 and home against SMU on Saturday, Dec. 6. Cincinnati played in the Belk Bowl last season.

– Material from a UConn athletics communications press release included in this story

2014 UConn Football Schedule

Day, Date            Opponent                           Time                      TV

Fri., Aug. 29        BYU                                        8:00 p.m.             ESPN

Sat., Sept. 6        STONY BROOK                   TBA                        TBA

Sat., Sept. 13      BOISE STATE                       TBA                        TBA

Fri., Sept. 19       at USF*                                TBA                        ESPN/ESPN

Sat., Sept. 27      TEMPLE*                             TBA                        TBA

Sat., Oct. 11        at Tulane*                           TBA                        TBA

Thur., Oct. 23     at East Carolina*               TBA                        ESPNU

Sat., Nov. 1         UCF*                                     TBA                        TBA

Sat., Nov. 8         vs. Army                              TBA                        CBS Sports Network

(Yankee Stadium, New York, N.Y.)

Sat., Nov. 22       CINCINNATI*                     TBA                        TBA

Sat., Nov. 29       at Memphis*                     TBA                        TBA

Sat., Dec. 6          SMU                                      TBA                        TBA


* – American Athletic Conference Games


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