UCF vs UConn Football Preview and Prediction

College football season is officially underway and MFST will be with you all season long previewing and predicting all of the action.

The games began last weekend and we were 3-1 in our picks.

This Thursday, the “Defending National Champs” (depending on who you ask) will be playing their first game with a new coaching staff.

Game Details

Date: Thursday, August 30
Game Time: 7:00 pm ET
Venue: Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field, Storrs, CT
Network: ESPNU

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UCF still has several of the stars back from last year’s fantastic run, but with Scott Frost off to Nebraska, the pressure is on new head coach Josh Heupel to continue the impressive run from last season.

Potential Heisman candidate and starting UCF quarterback McKenzie Milton will look to throw all over this UConn defense. The Huskies allowed a whopping 334 passing yards per game last season–good for dead last in all of FBS. Connecticut lost six of their top eight tacklers from a season ago, just adding salt to the potential wound that UCF is about to open.

There is hope for UConn however, QB David Pindell threw for 201 yards and two touchdowns and ran for a team-high 96 yards and a touchdown in last year’s meeting. The problem was a defense that gave up a big early lead, and Pindell and the O couldn’t keep up.

The UCF defense lost some pieces, specifically Mike Hughes and Shaquem Griffin but overall, should be able to handle what the Huskies throw at them offensively.

Prediction

UCF will not end up undefeated like last season, but they have the talent to compete in a competitive American Athletic Conference. UConn is improving, but nowhere near the talent to beat the Knights.

With this being the first game for both squads, I expect some rust in the first quarter–this will keep the game close and the fans in it. When that second quarter kicks-off, I expect UCF to get in rhythm and begin to separate themselves.

UCF 45 UConn 20 

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