Update: The deal is done
We are set to play home-and-home series with @USUFootball, starting in 2022, and @UBFootball, starting in 2024.— UConn Football (@UConnFootball) January 10, 2020
RELEASE: https://t.co/J4Ncjs7ht1#BleedBlue pic.twitter.com/2hR03Phuhz
The Huskies are joining the Big East and that means football independence for the program. So now UConn has eight extra games a year for which they will have to find an opponent.
Given the proximity of the two schools it’s no wonder that Buffalo and Connecticut have looked into playing each other in football.
FBS Schedules is reporting that the Bulls and Huskies are talking about a two for two deal. In fact contracts have been drawn up but have not yet been signed.
If the contract is executed and unchanged, the two schools will play in Storrs on Sept. 28, 2024 and Sept. 23, 2028 and in Buffalo on Sept. 27, 2025 and Sept. 15, 2029. — FBS Schedules
UB is 2-10 all time against Connecticut, but won the most recent meeting in 2013.
Aside from the UConn news UB has added Fordham as their FCS opponent for 2023. Not too inspiring, but few FCS schools are really attention grabbers.
2023 is now all set:
- Open at Wisconsin
- Home against Fordham
- Home against Liberty
- Road at ODU