Clear your schedules for four years from now. On Monday, UConn football announced a two-game home-and-home series with the Duke Blue Devils with the first game coming on Sep. 2, 2023 at Pratt & Whitney Stadium. The Huskies will then make the return trip to Durham, North Carolina on Sep. 14, 2024.
UConn is undefeated all-time against Duke, holding a 2-0 record. The Huskies narrowly defeated the Blue Devils 22-20 back in 2004 at Rentschler Field, a game in which UConn trailed 20-6 in the fourth quarter. But the Huskies rallied with 16-straight points thanks in part to a pick-six and go-ahead field goal from Matt Nuzie with 3:40 left.
Duke drove the ball downfield, keeping hope alive with a 4th and 18 conversion. The Blue Devils had a chance for the game-winning 36 yard field goal with 10 seconds left but the kicker hooked it left, giving UConn the win.
Three years later, the two teams met again down in Durham. The Huskies ran over Duke in the season opener 45-17, with Tyler Lorenzen throwing for 298 yards and two touchdowns. UConn’s defense stifled the Blue Devils, limiting them to just 54 second half yards and only 15 rushing yards total. The loss was Duke’s 21st in a row dating back to 2005.
Here’s a look at UConn’s future non-conference opponents:
2020: UMass, @ Illinois, Maine, Indiana
2021: Holy Cross, Purdue, @ UMass, @ Clemson
2022: @ NC State, Boston College
2023: Duke, NC State, @ Boston College
2024: @ Duke
2025: @ Purdue