It’s no Boise State-Florida State, but it’ll do.
In a joint press release, BYU and UConn announced that the two schools have agreed to a home-and-home series in the not-too-distant future. The Cougars and Huskies will meet at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn., on Aug. 28, 2014, with the second game being played at LaVell Edwards Stadium on Oct. 31, 2015.
“We are grateful to UConn for the opportunity to play this home-and-home series and look forward to the games,” said BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe. “The Huskies have played great football as an FBS member, winning league titles and earning numerous bowl invitations. Scheduling this game in the northeast gives our fans traveling to the game opportunities to visit places they may not have been before. We are also excited to welcome UConn to Provo for its first-ever visit to LaVell Edwards Stadium.”
The 2014 game will mark the first time the two programs have met in football. The Huskies also have a non-conference game against Tennessee scheduled for the 2015 season as part of another home-and-home series.
“We are very excited to bring another nationally prominent opponent to Rentschler Field,” said Holmoe’s UConn counterpart, Warde Manuel. “BYU has a long tradition of football excellence with prominent players that are known around the country. With Michigan playing at UConn in 2013 and Tennessee in 2015, we feel that we have a very strong non-conference schedule for the next several years and plan on continuing that practice.
“I also think UConn fans will enjoy making the trip to Provo in 2015. Our loyal followers have established a tradition of travelling well to national non-conference contests and I think this will happen again when we go to BYU.”