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UConn football adds home-and-home series with Wake Forest

The Huskies land another Power Five opponent on their future schedules.

Meinke Car Care Bowl Photo by Jeff Siner/Charlotte Observer/Tribune News Service via Getty Images

UConn football has another Power Five opponent on its future schedules.

On Thursday, the school announced a home-and-home series with the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. The Huskies will travel to Winston-Salem, North Carolina on Oct. 12, 2024, and will host Wake Forest at Rentschler Field on Sep. 16, 2028.

This is UConn’s ninth scheduled game for the 2024 season and the fifth game set for the 2028 campaign.

The two teams have faced off three times. The Huskies destroyed the Demon Deacons 51-17 in their 2003 season finale, though Wake Forest has won the last two contests. UConn suffered a 24-13 home defeat in 2006 and fell to the Demon Deacons in the 2007 Meineke Car Care Bowl, 24-10.

During a COVID-shortened 2020 season, Wake Forest went 4-5 and lost to Wisconsin in the Duke’s Mayo Bowl — the Demon Deacon’s first losing season since 2015.

UConn now has 26 games scheduled with Power Five opponents, 11 of which will be at home. Of the true independent programs (Notre Dame has a scheduling agreement with the ACC), the Huskies have the second-highest percentage of both total games vs. Power Five teams and home games vs. Power Five teams behind only BYU.

After sitting out the 2020 season due to COVID, UConn will begin play as an independent on Aug. 28 at Fresno State.