The Connecticut Huskies will take on the South Florida Bulls on Saturday at Raymond James Stadium. Connecticut will aim to improve on their 1-5 record, while South Florida looks to notch their second consecutive 7-0 start to the season.
The game is scheduled to start at 7:00 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on CBS Sports Network. If you don’t have cable or can’t get to a TV, you can still watch a live stream of the game (or DVR it) on your computer, phone or streaming device by signing up for one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
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If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of Cloud DVR (with the ability to upgrade to 500 hours), as well as a handy “72-Hour Lookback” feature, which will allow you to watch the game on-demand up to three days after it airs even if you forgot to record it.
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Additionally, you can watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the CBS Sports website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the CBS Sports app. You’ll need to log in to a cable provider to watch this way, but if you don’t have that, you can still sign up for one of the above options and then use your FuboTV or Hulu credentials to sign in and watch on the CBS Sports digital platforms.
UConn quarterback David Pindell will be leading the charge to turn their season around, as he’s completed 61.3 percent of his passes for 1,122 yards, as well as nine touchdowns and five interceptions. He also lead the team in rushing with 467 yards and five TDs. “The bye week definitely helped a lot of our players rest and recover and get treatment and get off of their feet and come back healthy with a fresh week of practice going into the USF game,” Pindell said.
UConn offensive coordinator John Dunn told the Courant that the team will be looking for a way to move the ball throughout the game. “We’re not doing anything differently the rest of the game,” he explained. “The key is us having the mental discipline to be able to do it over and over and over again. We know what to do, we know how to do it, but you’ve got to have the mental discipline to do it all the time. Not some of the time, not when you feel like it, not only on play 1-through-10 but also on play 50, 60.”
Dunn went on to discuss the difficulty of maintaining focus despite the team’s rough start. “The frustrating part — and I know this isn’t always obvious to the viewer — is that we come in [for film study] on Sunday and what happens is, this one guy made a mistake and the result was a 1-yard gain instead of 8,” he said. “And on the next play it’s another guy. And it’s something really minute. It’s not really egregious stuff like you didn’t block a guy. But you might not have blocked him on the right shoulder.”
Conversely, South Florida head coach Charlie Strong is confident that the team can continue their successful streak. “They’ve gained confidence because of the way they’ve had to play, the way they’ve had to fight back in a lot of games,” he told the News Tribune. “A lot of times when you get in close games, guys tighten up. It’s like these guys get loose and then they start playing.”
Strong also have confidence his his star running back Jordan Cronkite. Cronkite is second in the AAC and third in the nation in rushing at 151.4 yards per game. “He’s a complete back,” the coach said. “He can power run it, he can run away from you. He can do all the things that you want out of a running back.”