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Gameday Preview: UConn vs. USF

Will a new era of UConn football dawn today?

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

It’s time to pick your own adventure:

New coach.

New quarterback.

Homecoming game.

The meeting of two of the worst teams in all college football.

Today, all of those storylines will come together in game five of the 2013 UConn football season. In case you hadn’t heard, games one through four were a bit disappointing and largely lopsided. Thankfully, USF-UConn games have traditionally been close.

Ugly, but close.

Come kickoff today, no one really knows what will happen. Too many (probably errantly thrown) balls in the air. But, we’re betting it’ll be close once more.

Don’t forget to join our live thread right at noon, and until then, here’s all you need to know about UConn (0-4) vs. USF (1-3) today in East Hartford.


TV- SNY, ESPN 3 (online broadcast subject to blackout) Radio- WTIC

Twitter- @TheUConnBlog


UConn is favored at every stop by either 5.5 or 6 points.


For a scouting look at USF, click here. To read our interview with the good folks over at Voodoo Five, South Florida’s SB Nation headquarters, click here. Lastly, don’t forget to read Rich’s piece on what to expect from Tim Boyle today.


Perfect. 63 degrees and mostly sunny at kickoff. Temperatures rise gradually over the afternoon to the high 60s. 10-15 MPH winds to the northeast. 0% chance of rain.



Probable: WR Kamal Abrams (knee), OT Kevin Friend (ankle)

Questionable: WR Shakim Phillips (hamstring), CB Taylor Mack (shoulder)

Doubtful: LB Graham Stewart (ankle), DB Andrew Adams (shoulder)

Out: Tyler Bullock (suspension)


Questionable: DL Tevin Mims (leg)

Doubtful: RB Marcus Shaw (hamstring), QB Steven Bench (leg)


UConn should be in their regular home uniforms featuring blue tops, white pants and the most unfortunate helmet in college football.

USF will don white tops, green pants and gold helmets as seen here.


Andrew: UConn, 20-17

They finally do it.