Thursday, February 09, 2017

UConn schedule is out

The American Athletic Conference released the 2017 schedule today finalizing the order of games in Randy Edsall's return to UConn.

It won't take long to see when the Huskies stand when the Huskies host South Florida in the conference opener on September 9.

The Bulls lose leading rusher Marlon Mack (who has made himself eligible for the NFL draft) and top receiver Rodney Adams but dynamic quarterback Quinton Flowers is back. A total of seven offensive starters and eight on the defensive side are slated to return for the Bulls under new coach Charlie Strong.

Here's the schedule. UConn gets an early bye week on September 23 before a run of four straight conference games. It is also worth mentioning that Houston, Navy and Tulane, three of the seven teams to beat UConn in conference play a season ago.

Times and TV information will be announced later, likely much later although the AAC schedule release lists the Memphis game as being televised on ESPN.

It is also interesting (at least to me) that of the 103 early entrants into the NFL draft, three would have played against UConn had they returned with Mack being joined by Missouri defensive lineman Charles Harris (who had two tackles for loss and a sack in the 2015 game against UConn) and Tulsa receiver Keevan Lucas among those with remaining eligibility opting to throw their names into the NFL draft.

August 31 Holy Cross
September 9 USF
September 16 at Virginia
September 30 at SMU
October 6 Memphis
October 14 at Temple
October 21 Tulsa
October 28 Missouri
November 4 East Carolina
November 11 at UCF
November 18 Boston College (at Fenway Park)
November 25 at Cincinnati


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