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UConn football future opponents: Week 7

The Huskies will be looking to make it two and a row against an MTSU team that was off this past week.

NCAA Football: Middle Tennessee at Virginia Tech Ryan Hunt-USA TODAY Sports

UConn football won its first game in two years, holding on against Yale for a 21-15 victory. The Huskies have an opportunity to start a winning streak for the first time since the 2017 season when they beat Temple and Tulsa on back-to-back Saturdays in October.

Here’s how UConn’s upcoming opponents fared this past weekend.

MTSU (2-4) - Oct. 22

The Blue Raiders are on a bye this week before heading to East Hartford to face the Huskies on Friday.

Clemson (4-2) - Nov. 13

Syracuse had the opportunity to upset the Tigers at home on Friday, but the Orange missed a 48-yard field goal inside a minute to go and Clemson escaped the Carrier Dome with a 17-14 victory.

The visitors grabbed a 17-7 lead on a 40-yard field goal with 9:22 to go for the first and only two-possession lead of the ballgame, but just over two minutes later, the hosts went deep with a 61-yard touchdown pass to bring Syracuse back to within three.

Clemson QB D.J. Uiagalelei completed 21 of his 34 passes for 181 yards and a touchdown. Kobe Pace was the team’s leading rusher, getting 14 attempts for 76 yards, also finding the end zone at the end of the first half to give Clemson a 14-7 advantage.

UCF (3-3) - Nov. 20

The Knights visited Nippert Stadium and got boat raced by No. 3 Cincinnati, as the Bearcats scored the first 35 points in a 56-21 win. UCF’s touchdowns came well after the game was out of hand. The visitors gained just 296 total yards and turned the ball over three times, compared to 476 yards and one turnover for Cincinnati.

Mikey Keene was 16-of-27 passing for just 141 yards and a touchdown with two interceptions. He gained just 5.1 yards per attempt. Wide receiver Ryan O’Keefe had a 51-yard run in his only attempt to lead the team in yards, but Isaiah Bowser (13 carries, 27 yards) led the team in attempts, scoring a touchdown along the way.

Houston (4-1) - Nov. 27

The Cougars have the week off and will play ECU at home next Saturday.