|(photo credit: UConn Athletics)|
For the longest time, I've wanted to attend a "big time" college football game. However, my options are pretty limited since I pay for all the travel expenses myself and couldn't afford to attend a game at like Alabama or Michigan. Many people told me I should go to Syracuse and attend a game, but I've already been there.
After looking at a map I realized that the University of Connecticut (UConn) is only two hours away from where I live (closer than Syracuse). It would be a perfect opportunity to attend a "big time" college football game.
After chatting with one of their athletic communication directors I was given media credentials to their October 22nd game against the University of Central Florida, which is their homecoming game.
It's going to be really awesome to experience UConn football; especially the stadium, atmosphere, and tradition. Every college and university are different and I want to see what separates UConn from the rest.
The game itself should be unbelievable also as both UConn and Central Florida have three wins on the season and are fighting to get to six wins to become bowl eligible. Last week the Huskies lost to the University of South Florida 42- 27 to drop their record of 3-4 on the year. While Central Florida lost a heartbreaker in the final seconds to Temple 26-25 to drop to 3-3 on the season.
The Knights and the Huskies both like to throw the ball. A big difference in this game could be whether the UConn defense can rattle UCF's freshman quarterback McKenzie Milton and cause him to make mistakes. Also, both teams have been susceptible to the run on the season and this game may come down to who can control the line of scrimmage. It should be a fun game to watch.
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