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2011 Connecticut Huskies football
ConferenceBig East Conference (1979–2013)
2011 record5–7 (3–4 Big East)
Head coachPaul Pasqualoni
Offensive coordinatorGeorge DeLeone
Defensive coordinatorDon Brown
Home stadiumRentschler Field
(Capacity: 40,000)
Seasons
← 2010
2012 →
2011 Big East football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#17 West Virginia §   5 2         10 3  
#25 Cincinnati §   5 2         10 3  
Louisville §   5 2         7 6  
Rutgers   4 3         9 4  
Pittsburgh   4 3         6 7  
Connecticut   3 4         5 7  
South Florida   1 6         5 7  
Syracuse   1 6         5 7  
† – BCS representative as champion
§ – Conference co-champions
As of January 11, 2012 • Rankings from AP Poll

The 2011 Connecticut Huskies football team will represent the University of Connecticut in the 2011 NCAA Division I FBS football season as a member of the Big East Conference. The team will coached by Paul Pasqualoni and play its home games at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut. It will be Pasqualoni's first year with the team.

Previous seasonEdit

The Huskies finished 8–5, 5–2 in Big East play to share the conference title with Pittsburgh and West Virginia. Due to victories over both schools, the Huskies earned the Big East's automatic bid to a BCS game, the first in school history, and were invited to the Fiesta Bowl where they were defeated by Big 12 champion Oklahoma 20–48.

Before the seasonEdit

Coaching changesEdit

The day after the Fiesta Bowl Head Coach Randy Edsall left the University to accept the same position at Maryland.[1] Paul Pasqualoni was hired to replace Edsall.[2] George DeLeone was brought in as the new offensive coordinator, with former offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Joe Moorhead being demoted to quarterbacks coach.[3][4] Don Brown was brought in to replace Todd Orlando at defensive coordinator.[5] Orlando left to take the same position at Florida International.[6]

Roster changesEdit

The Huskies lost six starters from the 2010 team to graduation. In addition to the graduation losses All-American RB Jordan Todman entered the NFL Draft a year early.[7]

RecruitingEdit

On February 2, 2011, Paul Pasqualoni announced that 16 student-athletes had signed a National Letter of Intent to attend Connecticut.[8] Four; Kenton Adeyemi, Dalton Gifford, Michael Nebrich and Sean McQuillan; entered school in January to participate in spring practice.

Awards watchlistsEdit

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 3* 12:00 pm Fordham Rentschler FieldEast Hartford, CT ESPN3 W 35–3   34,562[9]
September 10* 7:30 pm at Vanderbilt Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, TN SNY L 21–24   32,119[9]
September 16* 8:00 pm Iowa State Rentschler Field • East Hartford, CT ESPN2 L 20–24   37,195[9]
September 24* 6:00 pm at Buffalo University at Buffalo StadiumBuffalo, NY SNY/BIG EAST Network W 17–3   18,215[9]
October 1* 3:30 pm Western Michigan Rentschler Field • East Hartford, CT SNY L 31–38   36,648[9]
October 8 12:00 pm at #16 West Virginia Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV SNY/BIG EAST Network L 16–43   56,179[9]
October 15† 3:30 pm South Florida Rentschler Field • East Hartford, CT SNY/BIG EAST Network W 16–10   37,162[9]
October 26 8:00 pm at Pittsburgh Heinz FieldPittsburgh, PA ESPN L 20–35   40,219[9]
November 5 12:00 pm Syracuse Rentschler Field • East Hartford, CT ESPNU W 28–21   38,769[9]
November 19 12:00 pm Louisville Rentschler Field • East Hartford, CT BIG EAST Network L 20–34   34,483[9]
November 26 12:00 pm Rutgers Rentschler Field • East Hartford, CT ESPN2 W 40–22   37,857[9]
December 3 12:00 pm at #25 Cincinnati Nippert StadiumCincinnati, OH ESPN L 27–35   27,930[9]
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

RosterEdit

Game notesEdit

FordhamEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Rams 0 0 3 0 3
Huskies 7 14 14 0 35

Recap: This game was originally scheduled to be played on September 1 at 7:30 pm. However, due to Rentschler Field being used for relief efforts for Hurricane Irene, the game was moved to Saturday. The team discussed playing the game at the Yale Bowl in New Haven if the field did not become available in time, but on Wednesday, August 31, the team announced the game would be played in East Hartford on Saturday at noon.

VanderbiltEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Huskies 3 0 10 8 21
Commodores 14 0 0 10 24

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Iowa StateEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Cyclones 0 7 10 7 24
Huskies 10 0 3 7 20

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BuffaloEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Huskies 0 10 0 7 17
Bulls 0 3 0 0 3

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Western MichiganEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Broncos 0 17 0 21 38
Huskies 0 7 10 14 31

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West VirginiaEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Huskies 3 6 0 7 16
• #16 Mountaineers 3 7 23 10 43

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South FloridaEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Bulls 3 0 7 0 10
Huskies 3 3 10 0 16

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PittsburghEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Huskies 0 3 10 7 20
• Panthers 14 7 7 7 35

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SyracuseEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Orange 0 7 14 0 21
Huskies 7 0 7 14 28

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LouisvilleEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
• Cardinals 14 0 7 13 34
Huskies 0 10 0 10 20

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RutgersEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Scarlet Knights 0 0 0 0 0
Huskies 0 0 0 0 0

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CincinnatiEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Huskies 0 6 6 15 27
• Bearcats 14 14 7 0 35

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See alsoEdit

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