UConn, BYU to play home-and-home football series

UConn announced Monday it will play Brigham Young in a home-and-home football series during the 2014 and 2015 seasons.

The Cougars and Huskies will open the 2014 season on Aug. 28, 2014 at Rentschler Field, and UConn will visit BYU in Provo, Utah on Oct. 31, 2015.

BYU, an independent, is 72-29 since 2005 under coach Bronco Mendenhall and has played in a bowl game each of Mendenhall's eight seasons.

"We are very excited to bring another nationally prominent opponent to Rentschler Field," UConn athletic director Warde Manuel said in a statement released by the university. "BYU has a long tradition of football excellence with prominent players that are known around the country. With Michigan playing at UConn in 2013 and Tennessee in 2015, we feel that we have a very strong non-conference schedule for the next several years and plan on continuing that practice."

BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe said, "We are grateful to UConn for the opportunity to play this home-and-home series ... Scheduling this game in the Northeast gives our fans traveling to the game opportunities to visit places they may not have been before. We are also excited to welcome UConn to Provo for its first visit to LaVell Edwards Stadium."

- Day Staff Reports

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