UConn has announced a home and home football series with the University of Maryland Terrapins. The first game will take place on August 31, 2024 at Capital One Field in College Park, Maryland and the second game will be on September 12, 2026 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford.
These two teams have met three times, with Maryland holding a 2-1 advantage after winning the last meeting at the Rent in 2013. A lot has changed since that game. Maryland is now part of the Big Ten after moving out of the ACC and UConn was in the Big East at the time. The Husky football program will be an FBS independent (probably) by the time 2024 rolls around.
Of course, the added flavor to this game will be Randy Edsall coaching against his former team. This was the case for Edsall in the last two games of this series, but he was coaching Maryland against UConn. Randy left UConn for Maryland in 2011 and was fired from the job in the middle of the 2015 season. Maryland is currently coached by Mike Locksley, who was an assistant under Edsall and interm head coach at Maryland in 2015. Oh, the drama!
Ultimately, this is a great get for the Huskies on their schedule. They got a home and home with a power five team without having to make any unusual accommodations. Maryland is not very far, and the campus is close to a major city so it’d be a plausible weekend trip. The DMV area also has tremendous quality and depth for recruiting; UConn has signed a number of key contributors to past teams from there.
UConn’s future non-conference opponents (via FBS Schedules)
2020 - UMass, at Illinois, Maine, Indiana
2021 - Holy Cross, Purdue, at UMass, at Clemson
2022 - Central Connecticut, at NC State, Boston College
2023 - Duke, Lafayette, NC State, at Boston College
2024 - at Duke, at Maryland
2025 - Central Connecticut, at Purdue
2026 - Lafayette, at Tennessee, at Maryland