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CONNECTICUT (3-4, 0-1 BE) vs. PITTSBURGH (3-4, 1-1 BE) GAME 8 w Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011 w 8:00 P.M. HEINZ FIELD (60,050) ESPN w WTIC-UCONN RADIO NETWORK UConn Schedule/Results Date Opponent(TV) Score/Time 9/3 FORDHAM(ESPN3) W,35-3 9/10 at Vanderbilt (SNY) L, 24-21 9/16 IOWASTATE(ESPN2) L,24-20 9/24 at Buffalo (SNY) W, 17-3 10/1 WESTERNMICHIGAN(SNY)L,38-31 10/8 at West Virginia*(SNY) L, 43-16 10/15 USF*(SNY) W,16-10 10/26 at Pittsburgh* (ESPN) 8:00 PM 11/5SYRACUSE* TBA 11/19LOUISVILLE* TBA 11/26RUTGERS* TBA 12/3 at Cincinnati* (ESPN/2) 12:00 PM * Denotes BIG EAST Conference game Pittsburgh Schedule/Results Date Opponent Score/Time 9/3 BUFFALO W,35-16 9/10 MAINE W,35-29 9/17 at Iowa (ESPN2) L, 31-27 9/24 NOTREDAME(ABC) L,15-12 9/29 USF*(ESPN) W,44-17 10/8 at Rutgers* (ESPNU) L, 34-10 10/15 UTAH(ESPN) L,26-14 10/26 CONNECTICUT*(ESPN) 8:00PM 11/5CINCINNATI* TBA 11/12 at Louisville* TBA 11/25 at West Virginia (ABC, ESPN/2) TBA 12/3 SYRACUSE*(ESPN/2) 12:00PM * Denotes BIG EAST Conference game w GAME STORYLINES UConn and Pittsburgh play a rare WednesdaynightgameonESPN. w SeniorkickerDaveTeggartnowhasmul- tiple field goals in four games this season and 18 in his career. He has ten career gameswiththreeormorefieldgoals. w UConn has had fourth quarter leads in threeofitsfourlossesthisseason. w UConn’s defense continues to be stingy asitisranked11thinrushingdefense. w RedshirtfreshmanLlyleMcCombsistied asthe28thleadingrusherinthecountry. THE COACHES CONNECTICUTHEADCOACHPAULPASQUALONI UConn head coach PaulPasqualonimade his Husky head coaching debut a successful one on Sept. 3 as the Huskies topped Fordham of the FCS. The Cheshire, Conn., native was named the 28th head football coach in UConn history on January 14, 2011. Pasqualoni has had a highly-successful career on all levels of football -- professional, college and high school. He was the head coach at Western Connecticut from 1982-86 and led the team to the NCAA Division II playoffs in 1985. He had an extremely successful tenure as the head coach at Syracuse from 1991-2004. Pasqualoni led the Orange to 107 wins, four BIG EAST titles and a 6-3 postseason record. Among his bowl appearances at Syracuse were two Fiesta Bowls (1992 and ‘97) and an Orange Bowl (‘98). Pasqualoni is the all-time winningest coach in BIGEASTConference league wins with 63 and overall wins with 110. He is just one of two league coaches in history to win four BIG EAST Championships. His overall college coaching record stands at 143-80-1 (34-17 at WCSU, 107-59-1 at Syracuse and 34 at UConn). For the previous five seasons, Pasqualoni had served on NFL staffs -- with Dallas in 2005-07 and ‘10 and with Miami in 2008-09. His first coaching job was an assistant coach at Cheshire HS from 1972-75. He is a 1972 Penn State graduate. PITTSBURGHCOACHTODDGRAHAM Todd Graham  is in his first year in charge of the Pittsburgh program. Graham came to Pittsburgh after serving as the head coach at Tulsa from 2007-10 and at Rice in 2006. While at Tulsa, Graham had three bowl victories and three 10-win seasons in four years. In 2006, he led Rice to its first bowl appearance in 45 years. Graham’s overall head coaching record is 46-27. He has also made assistant coaching stops at East Central (Okla.), West Virginia and Tulsa. Graham is a 1987 East Central Graduate and was a two-time NAIA All-American DB. RADIO & TV COVERAGE TELEVISIONCOVERAGE Wednesday’s game will be televised nationally by ESPN. Joe Tessitore is on play-by-play while LouHoltzand MarkMayare on color and QuintKessenich is on the sideline. EricPosmanis the producer and ScottKatz is the director. The game will also be replayed on SNY in a condensed mode on the “Husky Power Hour” on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m., Friday, Oct. 28 at 8:00 a.m. and Saturday, Oct. 29 at 7:00 p.m. The game will be replayed in its entirity on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. and Friday, Oct. 28 at 1:00 p.m. RADIOCOVERAGE For the 20th consecutive season, WTIC1080-AM in Hartford serves as the flagship station for the UConn Radio Network. WTIC is the state’s only 50,000 watt signal and can be heard in 23 states and parts of Canada. Veteran UConn announcers Joe D’Ambrosio (play-by-play) and Wayne Norman (color commentary) return to call the action with KevinNathanon the sidelines and E.B.Davis on production. The UConn pregame show begins 90 minutes prior to kickoff, while at home games, the UConn Tailgate Show will air two and a half hours prior to the game with KevinNathanand BobJoyce. UConn football on home dates gets going early

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