2018 UConn Huskies football team

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2018 UConn Huskies football
Connecticut Huskies wordmark.svg
ConferenceAmerican Athletic Conference
DivisionEast Division
Record1–11 (0–8 American)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorJohn Dunn (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorBilly Crocker (2nd season)
Base defense3–3–5
Home stadiumRentschler Field
(Capacity: 40,632)
Seasons
← 2017
2019 →
2018 American Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
East Division
No. 11 UCF x$   8 0     12 1  
Temple   7 1     8 5  
No. 24 Cincinnati   6 2     11 2  
South Florida   3 5     7 6  
East Carolina   1 7     3 9  
UConn   0 8     1 11  
West Division
Memphis xy   5 3     8 6  
Houston x   5 3     8 5  
Tulane x   5 3     7 6  
SMU   4 4     5 7  
Navy   2 6     3 10  
Tulsa   2 6     3 9  
Championship: UCF 56, Memphis 41
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2018 UConn Huskies football team represented the University of Connecticut during the 2018 NCAA Division I FBS football season as a member of the East Division of the American Athletic Conference. They played their home games at Rentschler Field. They were led by head coach Randy Edsall in his second year of his second stint and 14th year overall. They finished the season 1–11, 0–8 in AAC play to finish in last in the East Division. They set the single-season FBS record for most yards and most points allowed in a single season. This included giving up 50.42 points per game (breaking Louisiana-Lafayette’s record of 50.27 in 1997) and allowed 617.4 yards per game (breaking Kansas' record of 560.83 in 2015).

Previous season

The Huskies finished the 2017 season 3–9, 2–6 in AAC play to finish in a three-way tie for fourth place in the East Division.

Preseason

Award watch lists

Listed in the order that they were released

Award Player Position Year
Rimington Trophy[1] Ryan Crozier C SR

AAC media poll

The AAC media poll was released on July 24, 2018, with the Huskies predicted to finish fifth in the AAC East Division.[2]

Media poll (East)
Predicted finish Team Votes (1st place)
1 UCF 175 (25)
2 USF 140 (5)
3 Temple 132
4 Cincinnati 91
5 UConn 51
6 East Carolina 41

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 307:00 p.m.No. 21 UCFESPNUL 17–5623,081
September 810:15 p.m.at No. 20 Boise State*ESPNUL 7–6234,515
September 1512:00 p.m.No. 25 (FCS) Rhode Island*
  • Rentschler Field
  • East Hartford, CT (rivalry)
SNY/ESPN3W 56–4920,691
September 224:00 p.m.at Syracuse*ESPNewsL 21–5136,632
September 293:30 p.m.Cincinnati
  • Rentschler Field
  • East Hartford, CT
CBSSNL 7–4920,322
October 67:00 p.m.at MemphisCBSSNL 14–5527,581
October 207:00 p.m.at No. 21 South FloridaCBSSNL 30–3842,127
October 2712:00 p.m.UMass*
  • Rentschler Field
  • East Hartford, CT (rivalry)
ESPNUL 17–2224,150
November 37:00 p.m.at TulsaCBSSNL 19–4917,451
November 1012:00 p.m.SMU
  • Rentschler Field
  • East Hartford, CT
ESPN3L 50–6219,096
November 177:00 p.m.at East CarolinaCBSSNL 21–5527,234
November 243:30 p.m.Temple
  • Rentschler Field
  • East Hartford, CT
ESPNUL 7–5718,203
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

[3]

Roster

2018 Connecticut Huskies football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 1 Hergy Mayala Sr
WR 2 Tyraiq Beals Sr
WR 3 Garrison Burnett Redshirt.svg Fr
QB 4 Steven Krajewski Fr
QB 5 David Pindell Sr
QB 7 Marvin Washington Redshirt.svg Fr
TE 8 Aaron McLean Sr
TE 9 Tyler Davis Redshirt.svg Jr
RB 10 Zavier Scott Redshirt.svg Fr
RB 11 Nate Hopkins Redshirt.svg So
QB 12 Brandon Bisack Redshirt.svg Jr
WR 15 Donovan Williams Jr
QB 17 Jordan McAfee Redshirt.svg Fr
WR 19 Quayvon Skanes Redshirt.svg So
WR 23 Keyion Dixon Redshirt.svg So
WR 26 Kyle Buss Sr
QB 28 Lavarey Banton Fr
RB 28 Dante Black Fr
RB 30 Donevan O'Reilly Redshirt.svg Jr
RB 34 Kevin Mensah So
RB 36 Khyon Gillespie Fr
OL 50 Dylan Niedrowski Fr
OL 51 Peter Rooney Jr. Fr
OL 54 Robert Holmes Redshirt.svg Fr
OL 55 Stanley Hubbard III Redshirt.svg Fr
OL 56 Nino Leone Redshirt.svg So
OL 60 Ben Bonvicini Redshirt.svg Jr
OL 61 Douglas Wardlaw Fr
OL 62 Noel Ofori-Nyadu Fr
OL 63 Ryan Crozier Redshirt.svg Sr
OL 64 Christian Haynes Fr
OL 65 Matt Peart Redshirt.svg Jr
OL 67 Bryan Cespedes Redshirt.svg Jr
OL 70 Cam DeGeorge Redshirt.svg So
OL 71 James Tunstall Redshirt.svg Fr
OL 73 Brendan Casey Fr
OL 74 Ryan Van Demark So
OL 76 Harrison Newman Redshirt.svg So
OL 78 Ian Campbell Redshirt.svg Jr
WR 80 Heron Maurisseau Fr
WR 82 Mason Donaldson Redshirt.svg So
WR 83 TJ Vernieri Redshirt.svg Jr
WR 84 Elijah Jeffreys Fr
WR 85 Justin Morehead So
WR 87 Cameron Hairston Redshirt.svg Fr
TE 90 Zordan Holman Redshirt.svg Jr
TE 91 Jay Rose So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 6 Eddie Hahn Redshirt.svg So
S 8 Jalon Ferrell Fr
DB 13 Messiah Turner Fr
DB 14 Tahj Herring-Wilson Redshirt.svg So
LB 16 Malik Banks Fr
DB 18 Abiola Olaniyan Redshirt.svg Fr
DB 20 Robert King III Redshirt.svg Fr
DB 21 Jeremy Lucien Fr
LB 22 Eli Thomas Redshirt.svg Jr
DB 24 Keyshawn Paul Fr
DB 25 Tyler Coyle Redshirt.svg So
LB 27 Omar Fortt So
DB 28 Quimonei Bell-Hunter Redshirt.svg Fr
DB 29 Jordan Morrison Fr
DB 31 Oneil Robinson II Fr
DB 32 Shamel Lazarus Fr
LB 33 Hunter Webb Fr
DB 35 Jarrell Chaney Redshirt.svg Fr
DB 37 Kyle Williams Jr
LB 38 Jeff Woodcock Redshirt.svg Sr
DB 39 Ryan Carroll Fr
LB 41 Marshé Terry Redshirt.svg Jr
LB 42 T.J. Gardner Redshirt.svg Fr
LB 43 Darrian Beavers So
DB 44 Ian Swenson Redshirt.svg Fr
LB 45 Ryan Gilmartin Redshirt.svg So
DL 46 AJ Garson Redshirt.svg So
LB 46 Anthony Repollet Fr
LB 47 Justin Bryant Fr
LB 47 Santana Sterling Sr
LB 48 Kevon Jones Fr
LB 49 Rhakim Williams Redshirt.svg So
DL 52 Caleb Thomas Redshirt.svg Fr
DL 57 Travis Jones Fr
DL 58 Philippe Okounam Redshirt.svg Jr
DL 59 Andrew Migliaccio Redshirt.svg So
DL 69 Ryan Fines Redshirt.svg Jr
DL 75 Tenzin Pharachesur Fr
DL 88 Connor Freeborn Redshirt.svg Jr
DL 92 Carlton Steer Sr
DL 93 Pierce DeVaughn Fr
DL 94 Kevin Murphy Redshirt.svg Jr
DL 95 Noel Brouse Redshirt.svg So
DL 96 James Atkins Redshirt.svg Sr
DL 97 Jonathan Pace Fr
DL 98 Lwal Uguak Fr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 40 Michael Tarbutt Redshirt.svg Jr
K 49 Clayton Harris Fr
LS 53 Brian Keating So
LS 66 Jeffrey Sidebotham Redshirt.svg So
P 81 Brett Graham Redshirt.svg So
K 92 Noah Iden Fr
P 99 Luke Magliozzi Redshirt.svg Fr


Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Roster
Last update: June 30, 2018

Game summaries

UCF

UCF Knights at Connecticut Huskies  – Game summary
1 2 34Total
No. 21 Knights 14 14 141456
Huskies 0 10 0717

at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler FieldEast Hartford, Connecticut

  • Date: August 30, 2018
  • Game time: 7:03 p.m. EST, Duration: 3:13
  • Game weather: Temperature: 84 °F (29 °C) • Wind: W 2 • Weather: Unseasonably warm
  • Game attendance: 23,081
  • Referee: Adam Savoie • Umpire: William Thomas • Linesman: M. Fitzgerald • Line Judge: Jeffrey Cooney • Back Judge: Victor Firth • Field Judge: Mark Windham • Side Judge: Ryan Robinson • Center Judge: Ryan Wingers
  • TV announcers (ESPNU): Clay Matvick (play-by-play), Dan Orlovsky (color analyst) & Paul Carcaterra (sideline)
  • Box Score
Game information

at Boise State

Connecticut Huskies at Boise State Broncos  – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Huskies 0 0 707
No. 20 Broncos 24 17 14762

at Albertsons StadiumBoise, Idaho

  • Date: September 8, 2018
  • Game time: 10:17 p.m. EST, Duration: 2:58
  • Game weather: Temperature: 78 °F (26 °C) • Wind: SSE 5 • Weather: Clear skies
  • Game attendance: 34,515
  • Referee: C. Lamertina • Umpire: Mike Powell • Linesman: Jim Casey • Line Judge: Stephen Ray • Back Judge: Bryon Adams • Field Judge: Rick Santilli • Side Judge: Matt Waldron • Center Judge: Joe Clarkson
  • TV announcers (ESPNU): Mike Couzens (play-by-play) and Kirk Morrison (color analyst)
  • Box Score
Game information

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Rams at Connecticut Huskies  – Game summary
1 2 34Total
No. 25 (FCS) Rams 7 21 14749
Huskies 14 28 7756

at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler FieldEast Hartford, Connecticut

  • Date: September 15, 2018
  • Game time: 12:06 p.m. EST, Duration: 3:23
  • Game weather: Temperature: 76 °F (24 °C) • Wind: 2 SE • Weather: Sunny and pleasant
  • Game attendance: 20,691
  • Referee: Todd LaPenta • Umpire: Bill Lamkin • Linesman: Adam Loudin • Line Judge: Christian Keel • Back Judge: Eric Hartman • Field Judge: James Reif • Side Judge: Ken Bushey
  • TV announcers (SNY): Eamon McAnaney (play-by-play), Andy Gresh (color) & Justine Ward (sideline)
  • Box Score
Game information

at Syracuse

Connecticut Huskies at Syracuse Orange  – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Huskies 7 7 0721
Orange 24 7 101051

at Carrier DomeSyracuse, New York

  • Date: September 22, 2018
  • Game time: 4:01 p.m. EST, Duration: 3:30
  • Game attendance: 36,632
  • Referee: A. Calabrese • Umpire: Jeff Akers • Linesman: Brian Perry • Line Judge: Colin Gaynor • Back Judge: James Sima • Field Judge: Glen Wilson • Side Judge: Bruce Williams
  • TV announcers (ESPNews): Shawn Kenney (play-by-play) & Dustin Fox (color)
  • Box Score
Game information

Cincinnati

Cincinnati Bearcats at Connecticut Huskies  – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Bearcats 7 14 21749
Huskies 7 0 007

at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler FieldEast Hartford, Connecticut

  • Date: September 29, 2018
  • Game time: 3:32 p.m. EST, Duration: 3:19
  • Game weather: Temperature: 70 °F (21 °C) • Wind: WNW 10 • Weather: Sunny and pleasant
  • Game attendance: 20,322
  • Referee: Mike Roche • Umpire: Hilbert Byers • Linesman: Adam Loudin • Line Judge: Lance Thompson • Back Judge: Mike Griffith • Field Judge: Ben Vasconcells • Side Judge: Jake Dishaw
  • TV announcers (CBSSN): Rich Waltz (play-by-play), Aaron Murray (color)
  • Box Score
Game information

at Memphis

Connecticut Huskies at Memphis Tigers  – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Huskies 7 7 0014
Tigers 13 28 7755

at Liberty Bowl Memorial StadiumMemphis, Tennessee

  • Date: October 6, 2018
  • Game time: 7:07 p.m. EST, Duration: 3:06
  • Game weather: Temperature: 84 °F (29 °C) • Wind: S 5 • Weather: Clear
  • Game attendance: 27,581
  • Referee: Tracy Jones • Umpire: K. Huffhines • Linesman: Daniel Shelton • Line Judge: Baron Ballester • Back Judge: James E Downey • Field Judge: Chris Bikowski • Side Judge: Matt Waldron
  • TV announcers (CBSSN): Dave Ryan (play-by-play) & Danny Kanell (color)
  • Box Score
Game information

at South Florida

Connecticut Huskies at South Florida Bulls  – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Huskies 7 0 71630
No. 21 Bulls 0 7 171438

at Raymond James StadiumTampa, Florida

  • Date: October 20, 2018
  • Game time: 7:00 p.m. EST, Duration: 3:18
  • Game weather: Temperature: 80 °F (27 °C) • Wind: 7 • Weather: Partly cloudy
  • Game attendance: 42,127
  • Referee: Adam Savoie • Umpire: William Thomas • Linesman: Dan Harrington • Line Judge: Peter Beratta • Back Judge: Victor Firth • Field Judge: Mark Windham • Side Judge: Ryan Robinson
  • TV announcers (CBSSN): Jason Horowitz (play-by-play) & David Diehl (color)
  • Box score
Game information

UMass

UMass Minutemen at Connecticut Huskies  – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Minutemen 3 0 61322
Huskies 7 0 7317

at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler FieldEast Hartford, Connecticut

  • Date: October 27, 2018
  • Game time: 12:02 p.m. EST, Duration: 2:49
  • Game weather: Temperature: 43 °F (6 °C) • Wind: 15 NE • Weather: Nor'easter with rain
  • Game attendance: 24,150
  • Referee: C. Lamertina • Umpire: Jeff Akers • Linesman: Jim Casey • Line Judge: Stephen Ray • Back Judge: Byron Adams • Field Judge: Rick Santilli • Side Judge: Jim Smith
  • TV announcers (ESPNU): Mike Corey (play-by-play) & Rene Ingoglia (color)
  • Box Score
Game information

at Tulsa

Connecticut Huskies at Tulsa Golden Hurricane  – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Huskies 10 3 0619
Golden Hurricane 0 28 21049

at Skelly Field at H. A. Chapman StadiumTulsa, Oklahoma

  • Date: November 3, 2018
  • Game time: 7:02 p.m. EST, Duration: 3:23
  • Game weather: Temperature: 66 °F (19 °C) • Wind: SSE 11 • Weather: Cloudy
  • Game attendance: 17,451
  • Referee: Mike Roche • Umpire: Hilbert Byers • Linesman: Adam Loudin • Line Judge: Lance Thompson • Back Judge: Byron Adams • Field Judge: Ben Vasconcells • Side Judge: Jake Dishaw
  • TV announcers (CBSSN): John Sadek (play-by-play) & Randy Cross (color)
  • Box Score
Game information

SMU

SMU Mustangs at Connecticut Huskies  – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Mustangs 17 14 141762
Huskies 7 3 142650

at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler FieldEast Hartford, Connecticut

  • Date: November 10, 2018
  • Game time: 12:06 p.m. EST, Duration: 3:40
  • Game weather: Temperature: 45 °F (7 °C) • Wind: 16 W • Weather: Sunny and windy
  • Game attendance: 19,096
  • Referee: A. Calabrese • Umpire: Jeff Akers • Linesman: Brian Perry • Line Judge: Colin Gaynor • Back Judge: James Sima • Field Judge: Glen Wilson • Side Judge: Bruce Williams
  • TV announcers (ESPN3): Drew Fellios (play-by-play) & Al Groh (color)
  • Box Score
Game information

at East Carolina

Connecticut Huskies at East Carolina Pirates  – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Huskies 7 14 0021
Pirates 7 27 14755

at Dowdy–Ficklen StadiumGreenville, North Carolina

  • Date: November 17, 2018
  • Game time: 7:02 p.m. EST, Duration: 3:12
  • Game weather: Temperature: 43 °F (6 °C) • Wind: Calm • Weather: Clear
  • Game attendance: 27,234
  • Referee: Adam Savoie • Umpire: William Thomas • Linesman: Dan Harrington • Line Judge: Brian Sakowski • Back Judge: James Sima • Field Judge: Mark Windham • Side Judge: Ryan Robinson
  • TV announcers (CBSSN): Dave Ryan (play-by-play) & Corey Chavous (color)
  • Box Score
Game information

Temple

Temple Owls at Connecticut Huskies  – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Owls 13 27 71057
Huskies 7 0 007

at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler FieldEast Hartford, Connecticut

  • Date: November 24, 2018
  • Game time: 3:32 p.m. EST, Duration: 3:02
  • Game weather: Temperature: 41 °F (5 °C) • Wind: 10 ENE • Weather: Cloudy and Gray
  • Game attendance: 18,203
  • Referee: Riley Johnson • Umpire: Bill Lamkin • Linesman: Todd Riddick • Line Judge: Jeffrey Cooney • Back Judge: Eric Hartman • Field Judge: James Reif • Side Judge: Ken Bushey
  • TV announcers (ESPNU): Bill Roth (play-by-play) & Mike Golic Jr. (color)
  • Box Score
Game information

References

  1. ^ "Rimington Trophy Press Release". May 30, 2018. Retrieved July 13, 2018.
  2. ^ "UCF Tabbed as Favorite in 2018 Preseason Media Poll". TheAmerican.org. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  3. ^ "2018 Connecticut Huskies Football Schedule". FB Schedules. Retrieved April 12, 2018.
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