The UConn Huskies will host the Liberty Flames this Saturday for the two teams’ second matchup in each program’s history. The Huskies and Flames will play on Rentschler Field at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at 12PM on Nov 12. The game will be broadcast on the CBS Sports Network and LFSN Radio (The Journey 88.3 FM).

Pratt & Whitney Stadium opened in 2003 and has a capacity of 40,000. The stadium recorded its record attendance in 2003 when 42,704 fans came to watch UConn host Michigan.

UConn is currently 5-5 on the season, marking the Huskies most wins in a season since 2015 when they finished 6-7. With just two games remaining, UConn will be desperate to try to claim their 6th win of the season and achieve bowl eligibility for the first time since 2015. The Huskies are currently 4-1 at home, and their one loss was 14-48 against Syracuse.

Jim Mora, the Huskies head coach, is the 32nd head coach of UConn football. Mora is currently in his first full season leading the Huskies but has 31 total years of coaching experience between the NFL and NCAA football.

Mora was head coach at UCLA for 6 years before his time at UConn. He led UCLA to a 46-30 overall record and had 30 of his players drafted to the NFL (the most of any Pac-12 program thus far).

Despite giving up 59 points to Michigan and 41 points to NC State, the Huskies’ defense has averaged 24.6 points allowed per game. Their offense has struggled to put up points all season and currently averages 18.5 points scored per-game.

On defense, UConn has allowed an average of 244 pass yards per-game and 140 rush yards per-game. In comparison, Liberty’s defense has allowed 215 pass yards per-game and 125 rush yards per-game.

It is worth noting that UConn’s starting quarterback, Zion Turner, is a freshman. The Huskies cycle their rushers frequently, giving four different running backs over 50 carries each already this season. For the Flames, UConn’s defense will be the aspect to beat.

UConn is on a two-game win streak after beating UMass 27-10 and Boston College 13-3. The Liberty Flames will be UConn’s final home game.

UConn football has been an FBS Independent since 2020 and is currently has the third best record among Independents this season. UConn is below Liberty and Notre Dame, but barely above BYU.

Three Players to Watch For

LB #8 – Jackson Mitchell has claimed 44 solo tackles, 4.5 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, and 1 interception this season. Mitchell leads the UConn defense in tackles and had 20 tackles, 8 of those solo, in the Huskies last two games.

DB #7 – Tre Wortham is tied for 8th in the nation in interceptions with 4 so far this season. Besides the interceptions, Wortham has 14 solo tackles, 1 forced fumble, and 5 pass defenses this season.

QB #11 – Zion Turner has thrown for 1023 yards, 8 touchdowns, and 4 interceptions and rushed 74 times for 181 yards this season. Turner is a freshman quarterback and beat Penn State transfer Ta’Quan Roberson out for the starting spot.

Upcoming Games

Nov. 12 – UConn vs #19 Liberty
Nov. 19 – UConn @ Army