UConn athletic director Dave Benedict has been working hard from home during the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, scheduling three games against Georgia State and Vanderbilt.
UConn adds game at Vanderbilt in 2021 & also home/home series w/Georgia State; 2023 at GSU, 2024 at UConn— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) July 22, 2020
UConn will travel down to Music City on October 2 of next year for their fourth all-time meeting with the Commodores. The Huskies beat Vanderbilt 40-21 in their only trip to East Hartford (11 years to the date before their scheduled meeting in 2021) then lost by just seven combined points when they faced off in 2002 and 2011.
Football: 10/02/2010 - UConn vs. Vanderbilt (W, 40-21) https://t.co/f6BoCuVNf0— UConn Husky Games (@UConnHuskyGames) July 22, 2020
According to a copy of the game contract, UConn will receive a whopping $0 from Vanderbilt to travel to Nashville, a detail atypical of these Power 5 matchups, but if the ‘Dores want to get out of the game, it’ll cost them $1 million.
UConn’s home and home against Georgia State will mark the first meeting of the programs, with the first scheduled meeting set for September 9, 2023 at Georgia State and the return game being played November 2, 2024 at Pratt & Whitney Stadium in East Hartford.
UConn’s 2021 schedule now includes nine games, including home matchups with Holy Cross, Purdue, Wyoming, and Middle Tennessee, and away games against Fresno State, Army, Vanderbilt, and UMass. Their 2023 schedule is now three-quarters full, while the 2024 schedule total sits at six games.