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UConn Football Upcoming Opponent Rundown: Week 2 in Review

Tulane fans are advised to look away

Jahad Thomas and Temple had their way with Cincinnati for most of Saturday night's contest in a 34-26 win.
Jahad Thomas and Temple had their way with Cincinnati for most of Saturday night's contest in a 34-26 win.
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After a relatively boring Week 1, with a majority of the country playing Football Championship Subdivision teams, Week 2 provided a little more intrigue. Below is a rundown of UConn's upcoming opponents and how they fared in the second week of the season. The opponents appear in the order that the Huskies face them:

Missouri – W over Arkansas State, 27-20

Arkansas State surprised many by keeping this game close. The Red Wolves took a 17-10 lead into the half, but Missouri came back with two touchdowns in the third quarter to take a 24-17 lead. Arkansas State could not return the comeback favor, however, and the Tigers managed to hang on for the win.

Navy – BYE

The Midshipmen had a week off after beating Colgate in Week 1. They make their American Athletic Conference debut against East Carolina Saturday.

BYU – W over No. 20 Boise State, 35-24

What sort of magic fairy dust do they have in Provo? After beating Nebraska on a Hail Mary pass from Tanner Mangum to Mitch Juergens, the two once again connected in the end zone on a  4th-and-7 prayer with 50 seconds left to take the lead over Boise State.

UCF – L to Stanford, 31-7

Remember those analysts who were saying the ConFLiCT was a bad idea because UCF was going to blow out UConn? UConn is 2-0. UCF is 0-2.

Cincinnati – L to Temple, 34-26

AAC-ON-AAC VIOLENCE. Temple went out and showed they are a real contender for the conference championship with a win over the Bearcats.

East Carolina – L to Florida, 31-24

ECU lost to a team that tackles itself. Brutal.

Tulane – L to Georgia Tech, 65-10

At least they're not Howard?

Houston – W over Louisville, 34-31

Houston improves to 2-0 in the Tom Herman era with a win over their old conference foe from that one year Louisville. The Cougars could be a dark horse team to win the conference. They were also pretty hyped after the win.

Temple – W over Cincinnati, 34-26
See above notes. Also, see below video of Jahad Thomas making a mockery of Cincinnati's defense.


UConn Opponents' Cumulative Week 2 Record: 4-5