UConn, Wyoming adjust date of future football game

By Kevin Kelley -

The UConn Huskies and the Wyoming Cowboys have adjusted the date of one of their future football games, FBSchedules.com has learned.

UConn and Wyoming previously entered into an agreement in January of 2022 to play football games on Aug. 29, 2026 (Week Zero) at War Memorial Stadium in Laramie, Wyo., and on Sept. 15, 2029 at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn.

According to a copy of an addendum to the contract obtained from the University of Connecticut, the game in Laramie in 2026 has been rescheduled and will now be contested on Saturday, Nov. 28 that season, which will be the regular-season finale for both schools. All other provisions of the original agreement, including the date of the game in 2029 in East Hartford, remain unchanged.

The Cowboys and Huskies have battled just once on the gridiron. Wyoming traveled to East Hartford in 2021 and claimed a 24-22 victory when a two-point conversion pass that would have tied the game with four seconds remaining fell incomplete.

UConn still has one opening on their schedule for the 2026 season. The Huskies are slated to host Lafayette, Maryland, Indiana, UMass, and James Madison and travel to North Carolina, Syracuse, Temple, Old Dominion, Florida Atlantic, and Wyoming.

In addition to UConn, Wyoming’s non-conference slate in 2026 includes games at home against North Texas and Northern Colorado and a trip to face Central Michigan.

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Comments (5)

Wyoming schedules a non-conference game for Thanksgiving Weekend (Rivalry Weekend). Interesting. Who in Mountain West will be looking for a game.

Or does Wyoming know San Diego St is leaving. Thus MWC will drop to odd # of schools.

Interesting question. It’s so far out, but maybe the school that ends up having that Week 13 bye will have a Week 0 game, because they might play at Hawai’i that year.
It’s also conceivable that Hawai’i or someone else in the Mountain West will also play a non-conference game that week.

Connecticut, as an indie, has to get these games locked in quicker than most. We all know that they don’t get 8-9 automatics like conference schools do.

That said, living 2.25 hrs from Connecticut, I like the indie scheduling and hope UConn can make it work for the future—-

They showed improvements last year—-I hope they can build on that.