1997 Connecticut Huskies football team

American college football team season

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1997 Connecticut Huskies football
ConferenceAtlantic 10 Conference
DivisionNew England
Record7–4 (4–4 A-10)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorTodd Fitch (2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorNick Rapone (3rd season)
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1996
1998 →
1997 Atlantic 10 Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
New England Division
New Hampshire x   5 3     5 6  
Connecticut   4 4     7 4  
Maine   4 4     5 6  
Rhode Island   2 6     2 9  
Boston University   1 7     1 10  
UMass   1 7     2 9  
Mid-Atlantic Division
No. 1 Villanova x$^   8 0     12 1  
No. 3 Delaware ^   7 1     12 2  
No. 20 Northeastern   5 3     8 3  
Richmond   4 4     6 5  
William & Mary   4 4     7 4  
James Madison   3 5     5 6  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • ^ – NCAA Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network poll

The 1997 Connecticut Huskies football team represented the University of Connecticut in the 1997 NCAA Division I-AA football season. The Huskies were led by fourth-year head coach Skip Holtz, and completed the season with a record of 7–4.[1][2]

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 13NortheasternW 38–26
September 20at Hofstra*W 35–31
September 27at Yale*W 28–016,367[3]
October 4Buffalo*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Storrs, CT
W 55–013,725
October 11at MaineNo. 25L 47–49
October 18No. 18 William & Mary
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Storrs, CT
L 17–388,396
October 25Rhode Island
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Storrs, CT (rivalry)
W 37–215,139
November 1Boston University
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Storrs, CT
W 45–7
November 8at No. 3 DelawareL 29–37
November 15at UMassW 49–162,870
November 22New Hampshire
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Storrs, CT
L 18–21

References

  1. ^ 2015 UConn Football Media Guide (PDF). UConn Huskies. p. 121. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 November 2015. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
  2. ^ "Connecticut Game by Game Results". College Football Data Warehouse. Archived from the original on 24 March 2016. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
  3. ^ Conner, Desmond (September 28, 1997). "Huskies Are Looking for More". The Hartford Courant. Hartford, Conn. p. C1 – via Newspapers.com.
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