The Wyoming Cowboys will play at the UConn Huskies in 2021, according to a report by Tracy Ringolsby of SI.com.
Wyoming will travel to take on UConn at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn., on Sept. 25, 2021. The game will mark the first-ever meeting between the two schools on the gridiron.
Per the SI report, the Wyoming-UConn matchup was arranged with help from the Clemson Tigers. Clemson was scheduled to host Wyoming in 2021, but canceled the matchup in order to schedule a game against Georgia at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C.
Wyoming will reportedly receive $1 million for playing at UConn, although they will receive that payment from Clemson as a part of the cancellation agreement.
The addition of UConn completes Wyoming’s non-conference schedule for the 2021 season. The Cowboys are slated to open the season at home against Montana State on Sept. 4, play at Northern Illinois on Sept. 11, and host Ball State on Sept. 18 before traveling to face UConn.
In Mountain West action in 2021, Wyoming is scheduled to host Colorado State, Fresno State, Hawaii, and New Mexico and play at Air Force, Boise State, San Jose State, and Utah State.
UConn, which begins playing as a Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) Independent this season, now has nine of their 12 opponents lined up for 2021. In addition to Wyoming, the Huskies are scheduled to host Holy Cross (Sept. 2), Purdue (Sept. 11), and Middle Tennessee (Oct. 23).
Road contests for UConn in 2021 include Fresno State (Week Zero; Aug. 28), Army (Sept. 18), UMass (Oct. 9), Clemson (Nov. 13), and UCF (Nov. 20).