UConn football fans must wait to learn start time of game against South Florida

Published on Tuesday, 24 October 2017 23:02
Written by Neill Ostrout

Journal Inquirer

Fans will have to wait to learn when the UConn football team’s game on Saturday, Nov. 4, against South Florida at Pratt & Whitney Stadium will begin.

But they know the tailgating won’t be starting too early.

Kickoff time will either be 3:30 p.m. or 7:15 p.m., and the game will be on ESPN2 or ESPNU. It will be UConn’s final home game of the season.

The networks that have the rights to the game have decided to use one of their six-day windows to make their game selections, meaning the Huskies and Bulls will learn the kickoff time for their game after this week’s games are completed.

The game was postponed from its originally scheduled Sept. 9 date due to Hurricane Irma. South Florida is 7-0 and ranked 16th in the country.

Missouri coach offers praise

UConn (3-4) will host Missouri (2-5) this weekend in East Hartford. The Huskies and Tigers will face off at 6:30 p.m.

Missouri coach Barry Odom, whose team is coming off a 68-21 win over Idaho, told reporters Monday in Columbia, Missouri, that he admires UConn coach Randy Edsall.

“I have a lot of respect for coach Edsall. He took UConn to a BCS bowl,” Odom said. “I have great respect for their conference since I’ve coached there.”

Odom was defensive coordinator at Memphis from 2012-14 under Justin Fuente (now at Virginia Tech) and still knows many coaches and administrators in the American Athletic Conference.

“Collectively, from top to bottom, in my mind the American is a Power Five league,” Odom said. “There aren’t many teams that are signing up to play them.”

Posted in New Britain Herald, General Sports, UConn on Tuesday, 24 October 2017 23:02. Updated: Tuesday, 24 October 2017 23:04.