Event: Connecticut Huskies vs. Iowa State Cyclones - NCAA Football, Week 3.
Date/Time: Friday, September 16, 2011 - 8:00 p.m. EDT.
Location: Rentschler Field (Capacity: 40,000), East Hartford, Connecticut.
Broadcast Info: Friday's game between the Huskies and Cyclones will be aired nationally on ESPN2 and can be seen online on ESPN3.com, with Mike Gleason doing play-by-play and John Congemi providing color analysis. In case you miss the game, it will be aired in condensed mode on SNY on Saturday, September 17 at 7:00 a.m. and again at noon.
The game can also be heard on the radio on WTIC1080-AM, which has served as the home for Huskies football for the last 20 seasons. Joe D'Ambrosio will provide play-by-play, Wayne Norman is on color commentary and Kevin Nathan will be on the sidelines.
Series History: UConn and Iowa State are meeting for the second time in history. In the first meeting on September 23, 2002, the Huskies cruised to a 37-20 win in the regular season finale. The win gave UConn a 6-6 record for the season, marking the first time it finished with a non-losing record in four seasons at the FBS level. In addition, it was the Huskies first-ever win over a bowl-bound team.
Storyline: After walloping Fordham, 35-3, in the season opener, UConn struggled through a game against a middle-of-the-road SEC team in Vanderbilt before ultimately losing by three points. Through two games, the Huskies still do not have their quarterback situation hammered out, as presumed starter Johnny McEntee tossed three interceptions in Week 2. While McEntee is getting into a groove, running back Lyle McCombs has been off to a great start through two games, but senior back D.J. Shoemate is expected to start for UConn this weekend.
Prediction: With an unstable situation under center, expect the Huskies to struggle once more. Iowa State 34, UConn 21.