In a night filled with NFL preseason clashes, there is something for the college football fans too. Holy Cross Crusaders and Connecticut Huskies face off tonight at 7:30 PM EST in Rentschler Field, East Hartford, Connecticut. SportsNet NY will be providing the TV coverage while the game can be watched online live on FuboTV.
Thursday’s game will be the 29th all-time encounter between Holy Cross and Connecticut but the first since the1985 season. The Crusaders leads the series 19-8-1.
Date and Time: August 31st, 2017 7:30 PM EST
Venue: Rentschler Field, East Hartford, Connecticut
TV: SportsNet NY (US)
Online Stream: FuboTV (US Desktop & Mobile) – (Subscription required click here to start your free fuboTV trial and watch now, you can cancel at any time. DVR available.)
Although the Crusaders ended 4-7 last year (2-4 Patriot League) they will return a number of players on both offense and defense. There will be 12 returning starters and coach Tom Gilmore has included key players who missed most of 2016 season due to injury in 2017’s 53-man roster.
Most surprisingly, 16 of the 22 players from the offensive line will return.
The Huskies welcome return of Randy Edsall as head coach, who is all set for his second campaign at Connecticut. Edsall is the winningest football coach in UConn history with 74 wins in 12 seasons from 1999-2010.
The following player will be taking key positions in the 2017 season:
Redshirt sophomore offensive linemen Matt Peart, redshirt junior offensive linemen Ryan Crozier, redshirt junior running back Jason Thompson, Junior wide receiver Hergy Mayala, redshirt senior defensive back Tre Bell, redshirt senior tight end Tommy Myers and seniors: tight end Alec Bloom, linebacker Junior Joseph, , linebacker Vontae Diggs and defensive linemen Luke Carrezola.