UConn: Mora hopes Saturday’s historic win is just the beginning

November 13, 2022

Image courtesy of NY Post While the parties raged on well into the night across Connecticut, UConn head coach Jim Mora was already looking at film on Army. Mora – who is now the front runner for National Coach of the Year – was thrilled for his players, the fans the program after clinching a bowl bid with a thrilling 36-33 win over No. 19 Liberty on Saturday and spoke…

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UConn: Huskies upset No. 19 Liberty & clinch stunning bowl bid in Mora’s first season

November 12, 2022

Image courtesy of USATSI By Tony Catalina NEFJ Correspondent HARTFORD – This wasn’t supposed to happen this year. This wasn’t even supposed to happen for the next two or three years. On Senior Day, UConn welcomed a Top-20 Liberty team to “The Rent” for the final home game of the 2022 season. With a sixth win and bowl eligibility on the line for head coach Jim Mora and his Huskies,…

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College: UConn 27, UMass 10; Huskies inch closer towards stunning bowl berth with win over rival Minutemen

November 4, 2022

By Ryan Barry NEFJ Correspondent EAST HARTFORD – An unseasonably warm night at Pratt & Whitney Stadium was the setting for the UConn Huskies’ 27-10 win over the UMass Minutemen. Dubbed among other things, the “U Game,” this year’s edition did not disappoint, as these two New England rivals defied their critics and played a tough game all the way till the end. The Huskies (5-5) rushed for 274 yards…

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UMass/UConn Four Down Preview: Umass Minutemen (1-7) @ UConn Huskies (4-5)

November 3, 2022

Image courtesy of ESPN By Ryan Barry, NEFJ Correspondent Kickoff: On the heels of the UMass Minutemen and UConn Huskies renewing their series through 2027, the imminent next chapter of this New England rivalry kicks off on Friday night under the lights at Pratt & Whitney Stadium. A win is of the highest importance when these two meet, but in the landscape of independent college football, the implications of who…

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UConn: New to the rivalry, Mora looking forward to showdown with UMass

November 2, 2022

The only way the historic win over Boston College truly matters is if UConn can follow it up with a win over UMass this Friday night. Sounds simple enough, right? Well, not so fast. The Minutemen and Huskies began this season at the ground level of program rebuilds. Don Brown and the Minutemen have struggled to get results, while Jim Mora has his team two wins from a bowl game…

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UMass: Records aside, Brown well aware of how important game against UConn is

November 2, 2022

It’s been another down year for UMass, but most of the negativity will disappear with a win over rival UConn on Friday night. At the start of the season, the Minutemen and Huskies were in the exact same situation. Both programs had hit rock bottom for several years and were a laughing stock nation wide. Well, months later, Jim Mora stunningly has UConn thinking bowl bid in his first season,…

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UConn: Huskies beat BC for the first time ever, keep bowl hopes alive

October 29, 2022

EAST HARTFORD – The revolution is real. All season long, the UConn football program and its social media team has referenced and pushed the narrative that “the Revolution” was coming when it comes to success on the field after so many down years. With new head coach Jim Mora at the helm, it’s been a nice thought and the team has certainly made strides this season, but surely this current…

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Boston College-UConn Four Down Preview: Boston College Eagles (2-5) @ UConn Huskies (3-5)

October 28, 2022

Image courtesy of ESPN Kickoff: In a rather stunning turn of events, this weekend’s matchup at The Rent has significant meaning for both Boston College and UConn. The Eagles are just in desperate need of a win – by any means necessary – while it’s the Huskies who are now fighting for their lives when it comes to a bowl bid. A UConn win would put them in a fantastic…

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UConn: Huskies looking to upset BC Saturday as surprising season continues

October 26, 2022

Image courtesy of Hartford Courant UConn head coach Jim Mora has been through this plenty of times, whether it’s college or the NFL. Despite his team being banged up and despite being 7.5-point underdogs to Boston College when the Eagles visit this Saturday, there’s no reason to believe the Huskies can’t pull the upset. BC is just as banged up as UConn, can’t figure out how to move the ball…

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