KICKOFF: 12:00 P.M. ET
TV: CBS Sports Network
ANNOUNCERS: Jason Knapp (play-by-play), Ross Tucker (color analyst
ANNOUNCERS: Mike Crispino (play-by-play), Wayne Norman (color analyst), Adam Giardino (sideline), Bob Joyce (pregame host)
RECORDS: UConn (0-7), Yale (2-2)
POINT SPREAD: Yale -3.5
SERIES HISTORY: The UConn Huskies and Yale Bulldogs have met 49 times on the gridiron with the Bulldogs holding a 32-17 advantage.
OPPONENT PREVIEW: Yale
WEATHER FORECAST: East Hartford, CT
Fun With Numbers
722 - The number of days between UConn football wins (as of game day)
780 - Number of days since UConn football has won a game at Rentschler Field (as of game day)
136 - Career-high in rushing yards for Nate Carter in loss to UMass
59.1% - ESPN’s FPI percentage for a Yale win
1998 - The year in which UConn and Yale last played. UConn won 63-21
48 - Number of matchups between the two teams played at Yale Bowl out of 49
74 - Tackles by sophomore linebacker Jackson Mitchell which leads the country
10.2 - Average number of tackles by Mitchell which is seventh best in the country
What to watch for
Sweet Lou Spanos is back
With Lou Spanos off the sidelines against UMass, missing a week do to COVID-19 protocols, the Huskies came out flat, completely devoid of any of the new coach bump that came against Wyoming and Vanderbilt.
The Huskies seemed like a completely different set of players during those two games, gaining more total yards of offense against Vanderbilt and Wyoming than during the first four games of the season combined, and half of that was played without arguably their best offensive player in Tyler Phommachanh.
Has Spanos’ hiatus from the sidelines killed all momentum that UConn was able to grab from the early season coaching change, or will the Huskies perk back up with their interim coach on the sidelines again?
Outside of UMass, MTSU has the dubious honor of holding the worst defense on UConn’s schedule this year, ranking 116 in that category in SP+. Playing them at home should give the Huskies an advantage, and might be just what backup quarterback Steven Krajewski needs to build his confidence up as he fills in the big shoes of Phommachanh.
Krajewski won’t be alone in his quest to put points on the board, of course. Keelan has stood out against the field as Krajewski’s No. 1 option, with blazing speed, acrobatic grabs and 182 yards on eight receptions against Vanderbilt and UMass.
Now, of course, UConn’s defense is prone to giving up points, as showcased all this year, so expect a wild and entertaining game in East Hartford.