March 6, 2013
STORRS, Conn. – The 2013 University of Connecticut football schedule features seven home games at Rentschler Field and six games against teams that competed in bowl games at the end of the 2012 regular season. The Huskies open the season at home with three straight games, including Maryland and Michigan.
Game times and television coverage for most games are still to be announced.
“I am very excited for the home schedule that our football team will play in 2013 and I think our fans should be too,” said UConn Director of Athletics Warde Manuel. “As I continue to say, it is important for UConn to have the Rentschler Field full for every game. Our football team will be working hard to prepare for the 2013 season and we need the support from our loyal Husky followers more than ever.”
UConn begins play at Rentschler on Thursday, August 29 against FCS opponent Towson, followed by home games against Maryland on September 14 and Michigan on September 21. The Huskies went to College Park in 2012 and came away with a 24-21 victory over the Terrapins, of the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Wolverines, from the Big Ten, visit the Huskies after UConn made the trip to Ann Arbor in 2010. Michigan went 8-5 in 2012 and appeared in the Outback Bowl.
Connecticut’s first road game, and final non-conference game, of the season will be at Buffalo on September 28. The Huskies came away with a 24-17 win over the Bulls in 2012.
The conference slate kicks off at home against USF on October 12, which will serve as UConn’s Homecoming Game, followed by a road game at Cincinnati on October 19. The Bearcats went 10-3 in 2012 and picked up a win over Duke in the Belk Bowl. The Huskies will play a second straight road game with a visit to UCF on October 26. The Knights completed the 2012 season with a win in the Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl and a 10-4 record.
Following a bye week, Connecticut hosts Louisville for a Friday night match-up on ESPN or ESPN2 on November 8. The Huskies defeated the then No. 19/18 Cardinals in Louisville last season by a 23-20 score in triple overtime. UofL capped of its season with a win over Florida in the Sugar Bowl and an 11-2 season.
From there, UConn hits the road for games at SMU on November 16 and Temple on November 23. The Mustangs went 7-6 last season and registered a win in the Hawaii Bowl.
The regular season wraps up with home games against Rutgers on November 30 and Memphis on December 7. The Scarlet Knights are coming off a 9-4 campaign and an appearance in the Russell Athletic Bowl.
|Thur., Aug. 29||TOWSON||TBA||TBA|
|Sat., Sept. 14||MARYLAND||TBA||TBA|
|Sat., Sept. 21||MICHIGAN||TBA||TBA|
|Sat., Sept. 28||at Buffalo||TBA||TBA|
|Sat., Oct. 12||USF* - HC||TBA||TBA|
|Sat., Oct. 19||at Cincinnati*||TBA||TBA|
|Sat., Oct. 26||at Central Florida*||TBA||TBA|
|Fri., Nov. 8||LOUISVILLE*||TBA||ESPN or ESPN2|
|Sat., Nov. 16||at Southern Methodist*||TBA||TBA|
|Sat., Nov. 23||at Temple*||TBA||TBA|
|Sat., Nov. 30||RUTGERS*||TBA||TBA|
|Sat., Dec. 7||MEMPHIS*||TBA||TBA|
HOME GAMES IN CAPS
* - Conference Games
HC - Homecoming Game