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.