UConn, Liberty adjust future football series

By Kevin Kelley -

The UConn Huskies and the Liberty Flames have made some adjustments to their future football series, the Huskies announced on Wednesday.

UConn and Liberty were previously scheduled to begin a home-and-home series at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn., in the fall of 2020, but the game was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The second game of that series was scheduled for Nov. 11, 2023 at Williams Stadium in Lynchburg, Va.

Then in March of 2021, UConn and Liberty announced the addition of a second home-and-home series. Those games were slated for Nov. 12, 2022 in East Hartford and Nov. 15, 2025 in Lynchburg.

As a result of Liberty joining Conference USA next season, the Flames canceled their contest with UConn for the 2023 season. Liberty announced their revised non-conference schedule for the 2023 season last month, and it did not include UConn.

Today’s announcement from UConn states that, as a result of Liberty joining Conference USA, the remaining three games of their series have been changed to a home-and-home series. UConn will host Liberty this season on the previously announced date of Nov. 12, and then the series will conclude with the Huskies traveling to face the Flames in Lynchburg five seasons later on Nov. 13, 2027.

In their first and only meeting on the gridiron, UConn defeated Liberty 59-0 in East Hartford on Sept. 10, 2005.

UConn is scheduled to open the 2022 season in Week Zero on Saturday, Aug. 27 on the road against the Utah State Aggies (4:00pm ET, FS1). Liberty opens their campaign one week later on Saturday, Sept. 3 at the Southern Miss Golden Eagles (7:00pm ET, ESPN+).

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