With UConn's opening weekend game already complete, there's still a whole Saturday filled with college football to watch. There's even a Sunday game and a very high-profile Monday night game as well.
In Friday CFB action, Army, the Huskies next opponent who will be visiting PAWS ARF on September 12, lost to FCS Fordham last night. Conference-mate SMU gave Baylor all they could handle. It's looking like it might be a good thing the Mustangs aren't on UConn's schedule.
We've outlined a few matchups that should be of particular interest to Husky fans, and a couple that should just be generally interesting.
12pm, CBS Sports: Colgate at Navy - Check out the pageantry of a Navy game in Annapolis and get an early look at the newest member of the AAC. UConn will be hosting Navy on Saturday, September 26.
3:30pm, ESPN: Penn State at Temple - This is one of the best non-conference games in all of the AAC. Temple has a chance to earn a marquee win for the conference against a Big Ten team, and could very well do it. The Huskies won't be meeting Temple until the final game of the season.
3:30pm, ABC: BYU at Nebraska - UConn will be making a trip to Provo in about a month for a Friday night tilt with the Mormons. They open the season with what should be a solid Nebraska team. BYU lost dual-threat QB Taysom Hill to injury last year, and are expecting big things with his return.
4pm, SEC Network: Southeast Missouri State at Missouri - UConn will be visiting Faurot Field after next weekend's Army game. The Tigers should make easy work of their opponent today, but it will be good to get an early look at this future opponent to see if there might be a chink in their armor.
7pm, ESPN: Arizona State at Texas A&M - There are a bunch of AAC teams playing on ESPN3 at 6pm and at 7pm, but they are all facing FCS opponents and your game-streaming experience can vary. Instead check out this match-up between two exciting football teams. Arizona State is supposed to bet one of the better teams in the country this year and will have to prove it today in this tough opening matchup in Houston.
8pm, ABC: Wisconsin vs. Alabama - This game is being played in Texas, obviously, because college football is all about enriching the lives of student-athletes by having teams from Wisconsin and Alabama make long trips (1,000 miles for Wisonsin, 600+ for the Tide) for a season opener so you can sell a few more tickets. Oh wait- you couldn't even do that.
Having been to AT&T Stadium, site of the 2014 Men's Basketball national championship and also for some reason this Alabama-Wisconsin football game, I can confirm that it is located a solid half-hour drive from Dallas. So unless you want to take expensive and time-consuming cab rides to and fro, you aren't really experiencing another city and its culture/attractions. You're basically visiting a glorified Machester, Connecticut with a massive football stadium plopped in. I am so glad we won a national championship there otherwise it would have been a horribly unenjoyable trip.
At any rate, it is still probably the marquee game of this day, and most of the college football world will be watching. You're going to want to as well.