Boise State Broncos vs. Connecticut Huskies
A pair of recent BCS bowl participants square off as Boise State (1-1) plays Connecticut (1-1). Both teams lost their openers, but are coming into Saturday after Week 2 wins. Boise State beat Colorado State in its Mountain West Conference opener last week 37-24, while Connecticut held off FCS opponent Stony Brook 19-16. This is the first meeting between the teams.
You can follow the game with live stats and play-by-play here.
Details for Saturday's game are below:
Kickoff: Noon ET
Live stream: The game can be live streamed here.
TV coverage: ABC/ESPN2
Former starting quarterback Casey Cochran has decided to retire from football after sustaining multiple concussions. The sophomore started the Huskies' opener against BYU before leaving with a concussion.
Senior Chandler Whitmer started at quarterback against Stony Brook and was 12-for-27 for 142 yards and a touchdown. He also rushed 13 times for 29 yards, leading the Huskies in rushing.
Senior wide receiver Geremy Davis has 13 catches for 209 yards this season and is 11 receptions away from Carl Bond for seventh on the school’s all-time list.
Senior Deshon Foxx was named the American Athletic Conference’s Special Teams Player of the Week. Foxx had a 72-yard punt return for a touchdown in the win over Stony Brook.
Marquise Vann had nine tackles against Stony Brook, including 1.5 tackles for loss.
Boise State facts
This year is the first since 2008 that Boise State opened the season unranked in both major polls.
The Broncos have five interceptions in their first two games, trailing only Central Michigan’s six nationally.
Boise State put up 676 yards of total offense in the win over Colorado State and ranks 18th nationally with 537.5 yards per game.
With their win over Colorado State, the Broncos have won 15 consecutive conference openers.
Boise State has held each of its first two opponents to less than 100 yards rushing. Ole Miss ran for 71 yards in the opener, and Colorado State had just 28 last week.