Per the American Athletic Conference and the University of Connecticut, our 2015 football schedule was released today.
We knew the non-conference dates and who the AAC opponents are, but now we have the dates. Time to look up flights to New Orleans!
- Diaco mentioned last season that it would be ideal to play Army and Navy in consecutive weeks. The two games will be close to each other, but separated by a road game against SEC newcomer Missouri.
- Don't sleep on Villanova to open the season, they were a really good FCS team and return a lot of key players including star quarterback John Robertson.
- For the first time ever, in their third year as conference mates, UConn and Houston will face-off at Rentschler Field in November.
- The Missouri game kicks off a run where six out of the next seven opponents will be top-60 teams per Football Outsider's final 2014 rankings.
- The first-ever AAC Championship game will be played on December 5th at the home stadium of a division winner. You may recall that the conference is now 12 teams strong and divided into two divisions, East and West.
|Date||Opponent||Football Outsiders' Final 2014 Ranking||Location|
|Thursday, September 3rd||Villanova||N/A (lost in FCS Quarterfinals)||Rentschler Field, East Hartford, CT|
|Saturday, September 12th||Army||104 (beat UConn, 35-21)||Rentschler Field, East Hartford, CT|
|Saturday, September 19th||Missouri||26 (11-3 record)||
Faurot Field, Columbia, MO
|Saturday, September 26th||Navy||52||Rentschler Field, East Hartford, CT|
|Friday, October 2nd
||BYU||44 (beat UConn, 35-10)
||LaVell Edwards Stadium, Provo, UT
|Saturday, October 10th
||UCF||55 (lost to UConn, 37-29)
||Bright House Networks Stadium, Orlando, FL
|Saturday, October 17th||USF||122 (beat UConn, 17-14)||Rentschler Field, East Hartford, CT|
|Saturday, October 24th||Cincinnati||48 (beat UConn, 41-0)||Nippert Stadium, Cincinnati, OH
|Friday, October 30th||ECU||57 (beat UConn, 31-21)||Rentschler Field, East Hartford, CT|
|Saturday, November 7th||Tulane||107 (beat Uconn, 12-3)||Yulman Stadium, New Orleans, LA
|Saturday, November 21st||Houston||78 (first meeting)||Rentschler Field, East Hartford, CT|
|Saturday, November 28th||Temple||68 (beat UConn, 36-10)||Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA|