BOSTON, Mass. - UConn heads to Fenway Park for the Fenway Gridiron Series against Boston College on Saturday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. Saturday’s game is being televised live on CBSSN with Rich Waltz on play-by-play, Aaron Murray on color, and Cassie McKinney on sidelines The Huskies enter the game with a record of 3-7 overall record while Boston College is 5-5 on the season.
UCONN VS. BOSTON COLLEGE HISTORY
Saturday’s game will be the 14th all-time meeting between UConn and Boston College and the Eagles hold a 11-0-2 series advantage in a series that dates back to 1908.
The Huskies and Eagles met last season in Chestnut Hill on Nov. 19 and were shutout, 30-0. The only Big East Conference matchup between the two programs came in 2004 at Boston College. The Eagles won by a 27-7 score. BC won non-conference games against UConn on October 7, 2000 (55-3 at BC), August 31 2002 (24-16 at BC) and September 13, 2003 (24-14 at Rentschler Field). Prior to the 2000 game, the last meeting between the schools came in 1928 – a 51-13 BC win. The first meeting was a scoreless tie in Storrs in 1908.
UCONN AGAINST THE ACC
UConn has a record of 19-40 against the current football-playing members of the ACC. UConn has a 0-11-2 record vs. Boston College and is 2-0 vs. Duke, 0-3 vs. Georgia Tech, 4-6 vs. Louisville, 0-1 vs. Miami, 0-3 vs. North Carolina, 0-2 vs. North Carolina State, 5-4 vs. Pittsburgh, 5-4 vs. Syracuse, 1-2 vs. Virginia, 2-2 vs. Virginia Tech and 1-2 vs. Wake Forest. UConn has never played Clemson or Florida State. UConn is also 1-0 vs. Notre Dame, which plays in the ACC for most sports, but not football.
UConn is 0-1 against the ACC this season, losing 38-18 at Virginia on Sept. 16.
USING HIS LEGS
Junior quarterback David Pindell has utilized his agility and quickness to pick up yards with his legs this season. In two starts and five total games the UConn junior college transfer has rushed for 147 net yards and averaged 4.5 yards per carry, among rushers with 30 or more carries he is tied with Kevin Mensah for the best on the team.
Pindell has recorded a rushing touchdown in back-to-back games this season after notching scores against USF (Nov. 4) and at UCF (Nov. 11). It is the first time a UConn quarterback has rushed for touchdowns in back-to-back games since Bryant Shirreffs in 2015.
Redshirt freshman wide receiver Quayvon Skanes is the only Husky to record a reception in all 10 games this season for the Huskies. In his first season for the Huskies, Skanes is tied for the team lead with 34 catches, second on the team with 301 receiving yards and fourth on the team with 30.1 yards per game.
PUTTING UP POINTS
The UConn offense has been able to put points on the board this season with 246 points scored in 10 games. Last season the Huskies totaled 178 points scored. UConn has already scored 27 points or more five times this season. An occurrence that only happened once for the Huskies in 2016.
The Huskies have averaged 24.6 points per game this season and are on pace to reach 295 points this season which would rank 13th best in a single-season.
The Huskies scored 97 points over the span of three games (ECU (38), SMU (28), and Memphis (31)). It is the most points scored for the Huskies during a three-game stretch since 2010 when the Huskies scored 91 points from Nov. 11-Nov. 27. UConn put up 30 points vs. Pitt, 23 at Syracuse and 38 against Cincinnati.