2018 Connecticut Huskies football team

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2018 Connecticut Huskies football
Connecticut Huskies wordmark.svg
Conference American Athletic Conference
Division East Division
2018 record 0–1 (0–1 The American)
Head coach Randy Edsall (2nd consecutive, 14th overall season)
Offensive coordinator John Dunn (1st season)
Defensive coordinator Billy Crocker (2nd season)
Home stadium Rentschler Field
(Capacity: 40,632)
Seasons
← 2017
2019 →
2018 American Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
No. 19 UCF   1 0         1 0  
Cincinnati   0 0         1 0  
South Florida   0 0         1 0  
East Carolina   0 0         0 1  
Temple   0 0         0 1  
Connecticut   0 1         0 1  
West Division
Houston   0 0         1 0  
Memphis   0 0         1 0  
Tulsa   0 0         1 0  
Navy   0 0         0 1  
SMU   0 0         0 1  
Tulane   0 0         0 1  
Championship: December 1, 2018
As of September 5, 2018; Rankings from AP Poll.

The 2018 Connecticut Huskies football team represents 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 play their home games at Rentschler Field. They are led by head coach Randy Edsall in his second year of his second stint and 14th year overall.

Previous season[edit]

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[edit]

Award watch lists[edit]

Listed in the order that they were released

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

AAC media poll[edit]

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 Connecticut 51
6 East Carolina 41

Schedule[edit]

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 307:00 p.m.No. 21 UCFESPNUL 17–5623,081
September 810:15 p.m.at No. 20 Boise State*ESPNU
September 1512:00 p.m.Rhode Island*
  • Rentschler Field
  • East Hartford, CT (Rivalry)
SNY/ESPN3
September 22at Syracuse*
September 29Cincinnati
  • Rentschler Field
  • East Hartford, CT
October 6at Memphis
October 20at South Florida
October 27Massachusetts*
  • Rentschler Field
  • East Hartford, CT (Rivalry)
November 3at Tulsa
November 10SMU
  • Rentschler Field
  • East Hartford, CT
November 17at East Carolina
November 24Temple
  • Rentschler Field
  • East Hartford, CT
  • *Non-conference game
  • #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time
Schedule Source:[3]

Roster[edit]

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
  • John Dunn
    Offensive Coordinator
  • Billy Crocker
    Defensive Coordinator
  • Terry Richardson
    Running Backs
  • Corey Edsall
    Tight Ends
  • Curome Cox
    Defensive Backs
  • Dennis Dottin-Carter
    Defensive Line
  • Frank Giufre
    Offensive Line
  • Aaron Smith
    Wide Receivers
  • Jon Wholley
    Linebackers
  • Eddie Allen
    Special Teams Coordinator

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

Roster
Last update: June 30, 2018

Game summaries[edit]

UCF[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
2–3 2017 L, 24–49
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[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 2014 L, 21–38
Connecticut Huskies at Boise State Broncos  – Game summary
1 2 Total
Huskies 0
No. 20 Broncos 0

at Albertsons StadiumBoise, Idaho

  • Date: September 8, 2018
  • Game time: 10:15 p.m. EST, Duration:
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  • Referee: • Umpire: • Linesman: • Line Judge: • Back Judge: • Field Judge: • Side Judge: • Center Judge:
  • TV: ESPNU
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Rhode Island[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
51–34–8 2009 W, 52–10
Rhode Island Rams at Connecticut Huskies  – Game summary
1 2 Total
Rams 0
Huskies 0

at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler FieldEast Hartford, Connecticut

  • Date: September 15, 2018
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. EST, Duration:
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  • TV: SNY
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at Syracuse[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
6–4 2016 L, 24–31
Connecticut Huskies at Syracuse Orange  – Game summary
1 2 Total
Huskies 0
Orange 0

at Carrier DomeSyracuse, New York

  • Date: September 22, 2018
  • Game time: EST, Duration:
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Cincinnati[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
3–11 2017 L, 21–22
Cincinnati Bearcats at Connecticut Huskies  – Game summary
1 2 Total
Bearcats 0
Huskies 0

at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler FieldEast Hartford, Connecticut

  • Date: September 29, 2018
  • Game time: EST, Duration:
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at Memphis[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
1–2 2017 L, 31–70
Connecticut Huskies at Memphis Tigers  – Game summary
1 2 Total
Huskies 0
Tigers 0

at Liberty Bowl Memorial StadiumMemphis, Tennessee

  • Date: October 6, 2018
  • Game time: EST, Duration:
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at South Florida[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
5–10 2017 L, 20–37
Connecticut Huskies at South Florida Bulls  – Game summary
1 2 Total
Huskies 0
Bulls 0

at Raymond James StadiumTampa, Florida

  • Date: October 20, 2018
  • Game time: EST, Duration:
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UMass[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
34–36–2 2012 W, 37–0
UMass Minutemen at Connecticut Huskies  – Game summary
1 2 Total
Minutemen 0
Huskies 0

at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler FieldEast Hartford, Connecticut

  • Date: October 27, 2018
  • Game time: EST, Duration:
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at Tulsa[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 2017 W, 20–14
Connecticut Huskies at Tulsa Golden Hurricane  – Game summary
1 2 Total
Huskies 0
Golden Hurricane 0

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

  • Date: November 3, 2018
  • Game time: EST, Duration:
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  • Referee: • Umpire: • Linesman: • Line Judge: • Back Judge: • Field Judge: • Side Judge: • Center Judge:
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SMU[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
0–4 2017 L, 28–49
SMU Mustangs at Connecticut Huskies  – Game summary
1 2 Total
Mustangs 0
Huskies 0

at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler FieldEast Hartford, Connecticut

  • Date: November 10, 2018
  • Game time: EST, Duration:
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at East Carolina[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
1–3 2017 L, 38–41
Connecticut Huskies at East Carolina Pirates  – Game summary
1 2 Total
Huskies 0
Pirates 0

at Dowdy–Ficklen StadiumGreenville, North Carolina

  • Date: November 17, 2018
  • Game time: EST, Duration:
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  • Referee: • Umpire: • Linesman: • Line Judge: • Back Judge: • Field Judge: • Side Judge: • Center Judge:
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Temple[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
6–12 2017 L, 24–28
Temple Owls at Connecticut Huskies  – Game summary
1 2 Total
Owls 0
Huskies 0

at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler FieldEast Hartford, Connecticut

  • Date: November 24, 2018
  • Game time: EST, Duration:
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  • Referee: • Umpire: • Linesman: • Line Judge: • Back Judge: • Field Judge: • Side Judge: • Center Judge:
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References[edit]

  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.