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UConn Football Upcoming Opponent Rundown: Week 1

UConn's future opponents had some interesting results in the first weekend of college football.

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Every opponent on UConn's schedule was in action this past weekend. Here's how they fared in Week 1, in order of when the Huskies face them:

Army - L to Fordham, 37-35

While many were quick to give UConn grief for having their hands full with an FCS team Thursday night, the rest of the weekend saw multiple FBS teams fall or struggle against opponents from the lower subdivision. South Dakota State beat Kansas, Portland State beat Washington State, Southern Illinois almost upset Indiana, and Utah State needed a fourth-quarter touchdown to defeat Southern Utah.

UConn's Week 2 opponent, Army, also fell at the hands of an FCS program- primarily because their defense was absolutely gashed by Fordham. UConn's offensive line should be able to own the line of scrimmage against a smaller front so the Huskies can pound the ball with Ron Johnson and run their offense.

Missouri - W over Southeast Missouri State, 34-3
Navy - W over Colgate, 48-10

Snooze. UConn's Week 3 and Week 4 opponents captured relatively uneventful wins over FCS teams.

BYU - W over Nebraska, 33-28

The Cougars beat their Big Ten opponent with an incredible hail mary touchdown pass as time expired. Unfortunately for Bronco Mendenhall's squad, Taysom Hill, their stellar dual-threat QB, is out for the season (again) after injuring his ankle. Hill also missed a huge chunk of last season. He absolutely destroyed UConn in last year's season opener.

UCF - L to FIU, 15-14

Perhaps the pressures of the upcoming Civil ConFLiCT has already gotten into the heads of George O'Leary's Knights, who missed a potential game-winning field goal at the end of this game, losing to Florida International. UCF is replacing a lot of talent this year and may find themselves struggling in a suddenly competitive AAC East. UConn's chances of winning this heated rivalry game on October 10th in Orlando are looking a lot better than they did last week.

USF - W over Florida A&M, 51-3
Cincinnati - W over Alabama A&M, 52-10
ECU - W over Towson, 28-20

Another string of FCS wins. It may look like Towson kept it close against ECU but don't let the score fool you. It was 28-13 after a fourth-quarter touchdown by Pirates running back Chris Hairston, who had four touchdowns on the day. It was basically garbage time after that.

Tulane - L to Duke,  37-7

Houston - W over Tennessee Tech, 52-24

No one cares. Let's talk about this Penn State win!

Temple, W over Penn State, 27-10


Temple overcame a 10-0 first quarter deficit by shutting out the Nittany Lions for the remainder of the game. Their defense got the job done by getting through Penn State's patchwork O-line to sack glory boy quarterback Christian Hackenberg 10 times! Temple Running back Jahad Thomas scored two touchdowns in the comeback victory. It was the Owl's first win against Penn State in 39 attempts, dating back to 1941.

After the game, some former Penn State players took to the Twitters to voice their displeasure.

Cumulative Week 1 Record: 8-3