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Up next for UConn football: BYU

Updated 12:12 am, Tuesday, August 26, 2014
  • Connecticut head coach Bob Diaco, left stands by player Reuben Frank, right, while talking to his team during the first NCAA college football practice, Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, in Storrs, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill) Photo: Jessica Hill, Associated Press / Associated Press
    Connecticut head coach Bob Diaco, left stands by player Reuben Frank, right, while talking to his team during the first NCAA college football practice, Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, in Storrs, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill) Photo: Jessica Hill, Associated Press

 

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About BYU

NICKNAME: Cougars

CONFERENCE: Independent

SERIES: First meeting

2013 RECORD: 8-5

CONNECTICUT CONNECTION: There are no players or coaches from Connecticut on the Cougars' roster. No players from Utah are on the Huskies' roster.

NOTES AND NOTATIONS: Junior QB Taysom Hill was No. 14 in total offense last season, passing for 2,645 yards and rushing for 1,211 yards. Just the 23rd player in NCAA history to have 2,000 yards passing and 1,000 yards rushing in a single season.

DID YOU KNOW?: BYU won the 1984 national championship and has appeared in 32 bowl games. This will be game No. 957 for the program (538-393-26), which started playing football in 1922.

-- CHRIS ELSBERRY