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UConn football vs. Temple Owls: How to watch, by the numbers, what to watch for

UConn says goodbye to the American Athletic Conference in football on Saturday afternoon.

Photos-FB: Temple Owls @ UConn Huskies - 11/4/16


TV: CBS Sports Network

ANNOUNCERS: John Sadak (play-by-play), Malik Zaire (color analyst)

RADIO: UConn IMG Radio Network; TuneIn; 97.9 ESPN Hartford, WINE 940 AM, WGCH 1490 AM, WICC 600 AM, WAVZ 1300 AM, WATR 1320 AM WILI 1400 AM and 95.3 FM

ANNOUNCERS: Mike Crispino (play-by-play), Wayne Norman (color analyst), Adam Giardino (sideline), Bob Joyce (pregame host)

RECORDS: UConn (2-9, 0-7 American); Temple (7-4, 4-3 American)

POINT SPREAD: Temple - 28


SERIES HISTORY: The UConn Huskies and the Temple Owls will meet for the 20th time overall with the Owls leading the series, 13-6. Temple holds a 4-2 record in AAC play.

Fun With Numbers

18 - Consecutive number of losses in American Athletic Conference play by UConn

7 - Yards needed by Kevin Mensah to hit 1,000 yards on the season.

6 - Quarterbacks in UConn football history who have passed for 400 yards in a game after Jack Zergiotis’ 418 yards vs ECU

3 - TD passes needed by Temple QB Anthony Russo to tie the school’s single season record (22)

61 - Tackles by freshman linebacker Jackson Mitchell in just nine games this season.

What to watch for

The end of an era

UConn will take the field against the Owls for the final time as a member of the American Athletic Conference before moving on to FBS independence in 2020. The Huskies are 11-37 against fellow AAC members, but have beaten Temple (two wins) and UCF more than any other program.

Finishing strong

The quarterback position has been a revolving door this season, but Jack Zergiotis can build up some momentum for the 2020 season with a strong game against Temple. After throwing for 418 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions against East Carolina, Zergiotis can get a firm grasp on the starting positing for 2020 with a big game against the Owls.


From all of us here at The UConn Blog, we’d like to thank you all for reading along throughout the ups and (many) downs of this 2019 season. Here’s hoping to a positive ending for 2019 and great start to life as an independent in 2020 and beyond!