After a shutout loss to open the season, the UConn Huskies had a golden opportunity to rebound against an FCS team and gain some confidence. Instead, Holy Cross dominated the Huskies in a 38-28 loss for UConn, which puts UConn at 0-2 on the season.
Two games into the season, I think UConn is at the “wake me up when it’s over” stage. I honestly don’t know if they’ll win a game this season.
I figured UConn would be much improved, not necessarily in terms of wins and losses as I figured they finish around 3-9, but I expected them to be much improved on a competitive basis.
The honeymoon is over for Randy Edsall’s second stint as UConn’s head coach. Yes, Edsall is the winningest coach in program history, but we’re in year 4 (since UConn didn’t play in 2020) of his second stint, and UConn has gone 6-32 (.158) in that span. To be clear, that is not good.
The entire roster is full of Edsall recruits and he’s had, in effect, a full roster redshirt year (2020) to develop them.
I really feel bad for UConn fans because it is an embarrassing product that has been put on the field the last few seasons.
In the two games this season (Fresno State and Holy Cross), UConn has been outscored 83-28. The Huskies defense has allowed 901 yards, while the offense has generated just 369.
Following UConn football is like, as President Lyndon B. Johnson once said: “a hitchhiker caught in a hailstorm on a Texas highway,” with nowhere to run, nowhere to hide and no way to make it stop.
I feel like Tony Burton in Rocky IV telling Rocky to “throw the damn towel.”
The Holy Cross Crusaders got their first win over an FBS opponent since 2002, and the UConn streak of 670-days without a victory will continue.
The UConn Huskies will host the Purdue Boilermakers (1-0) at Rentschler Field next Saturday, September 11. Kickoff is scheduled for 2:00 PM (Central Time) and will be nationally televised on CBSSN.