Feb. 24, 2014
STORRS, Conn. (February 24, 2014) – The University of Connecticut football team will kick off its 2014 season before an ESPN national television audience on Friday, August 29 against BYU at Rentschler Field. Kickoff time will be 8:00 p.m.
The announcement reflects a date change for the game as it was originally scheduled to be played on Thursday, August 28.
“It is a great honor to be selected by ESPN to be the Friday night national game to begin the 2014 college football season,” said UConn head coach Bob Diaco. “The matchup between two nationally-recognized teams with UConn vs. BYU will provide an electric game day atmosphere at Rentschler Field. The excitement created with our new UConn team and fan experience will prove to make August 29th an unforgettable night at The Rent!”
UConn will play a return game at BYU on October 31, 2015.
The following is a summary of all future non-conference UConn football game under contract.
2014: August 29, BYU, 8:00 p.m. (ESPN); September 6, Stony Brook; September 13, Boise State; November 8, Army (Yankee Stadium).
2015: September 5, Villanova; September 12, Army; October 31, at BYU.
2016: September 17, Virginia.
2017: September 16, at Virginia.
2018: September 8, at Boise State.
2019: September 7, Illinois. 2020: September 12, at Illinois.
UConn and Tennessee have a two-game home-and-home series under contract with dates to be determined.