While I was away…..
STORRS, Conn. – The University of Connecticut and Boise State University will play a two-game non-conference football series in the 2014 and 2018 seasons. UConn and Boise State will meet on September 13, 2014 at Rentschler Field and then on September 8, 2018 at Bronco Stadium.
Boise State, a member of the Mountain West Conference, has the highest overall winning percentage in college football since the 2000 season with a record of 147-21 for a .875 percentage. The Broncos are also the highest scoring team in the country in the same time period at 41.04 points per game.
The Broncos are third on the NCAA's list of all-time winningest FBS programs at .723 – only trailing Notre Dame and Michigan. Boise State has won nine conference championship and posted undefeated seasons in 2006 and '09. BSU has played in a bowl game in 11 consecutive seasons, including wins in the '06 and '09 bowl games.
"We are very excited to announce that we will compete against another nationally prominent opponent will be visiting Rentschler Field," said UConn Director of Athletics Warde Manuel. "We are committed to playing top teams throughout the country and giving our fans an exciting football schedule each year and we believe this series with Boise State will be an important piece of that. Husky supporters should be enthusiastic as we will playing home games against Michigan, Maryland, Tennessee, BYU, Virginia and now Boise State in upcoming seasons."
"College football fans around the country know all about Boise State and their tradition of competing as a perennial top 25 team," said UConn head football coach Paul Pasqualoni. "We have built a very competitive and exciting schedule for our fans over the next several seasons and we look forward to their support of our Husky team as we strive to become one of the top teams in the country."
Game times and television coverage for the two games will be announced at a future date.
The following is a complete summary of future non-conference games under contract for UConn football:
2013: August 29, Towson; September 14, Maryland; September 21, Michigan; September 28, at Buffalo.
2014: August 28, BYU; September 6, Stony Brook; September 13, Boise State.
2015: September 5, Villanova; September 26, Tennessee; October 31, at BYU.
2016: September 3, at Tennessee; September 17, Virginia.
2017: September 16, at Virginia.
2018: September 8, at Boise State.