1979 Connecticut Huskies football team

American college football team season

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1979 Connecticut Huskies football
ConferenceYankee Conference
Record3–6–2 (3–1–1 Yankee)
Head coach
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1978
1980 →
1979 Yankee Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 7 Boston University + 4 1 0 8 1 1
UMass + 4 1 0 6 4 0
Connecticut 3 1 1 3 6 2
New Hampshire 2 2 1 5 4 2
Maine 1 4 0 1 9 1
Rhode Island 0 5 0 2 9 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from Associated Press poll

The 1979 Connecticut Huskies football team represented the University of Connecticut in the 1979 NCAA Division I-AA football season. The Huskies were led by third year head coach Walt Nadzak, and completed the season with a record of 3–6–2.[1][2]

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 15at Army*L 10–26
September 22at Navy*L 10–21
September 29at Yale*L 17–2421,300[3]
October 6New HampshireT 3–3
October 13Rutgers*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Storrs, CT
L 14–26
October 20at MaineW 19–7
October 27UMass
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Storrs, CT (rivalry)
W 24–010,677
November 3at VMI*T 13–134,100[4]
November 10at No. 2 Boston UniversityL 12–16
November 17at Rhode IslandW 10–9
November 24Holy Cross*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Storrs, CT
L 12–285,597[5]
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References

  1. ^ 2015 UConn Football Media Guide (PDF). UConn Huskies. p. 121. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 November 2015. Retrieved 6 February 2016.
  2. ^ "Connecticut Game by Game Results". College Football Data Warehouse. Archived from the original on 24 March 2016. Retrieved 6 February 2016.
  3. ^ Anderson, Woody (September 30, 1979). "Yale Frustrates UConn Again, 24 to 17". Hartford Courant. Hartford, Conn. p. 1C – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "UConn ties VMI". The Daily Item. November 4, 1978. Retrieved February 2, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ Anderson, Woody (November 25, 1979). "Holy Cross Sends Huskies Out with a Whimper, 28-12". Hartford Courant. Hartford, Conn. p. 1C – via Newspapers.com.
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