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CONNECTICUT (4-6, 2-3 BE) vs. RUTGERS (8-3, 4-2 BE) GAME 11 w Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011 w 12:00 p.m. RENTSCHLER FIELD (40,000) ESPN2 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) L, 35-20 11/5SYRACUSE*(ESPNU) W,28-21 11/19LOUISVILLE*(SNY) L,34-20 11/26RUTGERS*(ESPN2) 12:00p.m. 12/3 at Cincinnati* (ESPN/2) 12:00 PM * Denotes BIG EAST Conference game Rutgers Schedule/Results Date Opponent(TV) Score/Time 9/1 N.C.CENTRAL(ESPN3) W,48-0 9/10 at North Carolina (SNY) L, 22-24 9/24 OHIO(ESPN3) W,38-26 10/1 at Syracuse* (BE Net.) W, 19-16 10/8 PITTSBURGH*(ESPNU) W,34-10 10/15 NAVY(ESPN3) W,21-20 10/21 at Louisville* (ESPN2) L, 16-14 10/29 WESTVIRGINIA*(ABC) L,41-31 11/5USF*(ESPN3) W,20-17 11/12 at Army (CBS SN) W, 27-12 11/19CINCINNATI*(ESPNU) W,20-3 11/26atConnecticut*(ESPN2) 12:00PM * Denotes BIG EAST Conference game GAME STORYLINES w UConnplaysitsfinalhomegameofthe 2011 season on Saturday and it is the final appearance at  Rentschler Field for 13seniors. w UConn needs to win both of its final twogamestobebowleligbilefortheseventhtimeinnineyears. w Redshirt freshman running back Lyle McCombs is now just the second Husky freshmantorushfor1,000inaseason. w UConn has had fourth quarter leads in threeofitssixlossesthisseason. 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 64 and overall wins with 111. He is just one of two league coaches in history to win four BIG EAST Championships. His overall college coaching record stands at 145-82-1 (34-17 at WCSU, 107-59-1 at Syracuse and 46 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. RUTGERSHEADCOACHGREGSCHIANO GregSchianois in his 11th season as the head football coach at Rutgers. He is the longest tenured coach in the BIG EAST and had an all-time record of 68-66 at the school. He has led the Scarlet Knights to bowl wins in four years (2006-09) - a first in school history - and to five-straight bowl appearances (2005-09) -- another school first. Schiano was the defensive coordinator at Miami (Fla.) from 1999-2000 and spent 1996-99 as an assistant coach with the NFL’s Chicago Bears. He was an assistant at Penn State from 1990-96. Schiano is a 1988 Bucknell graduate and was a linebacker for the Bison. RADIO & TV COVERAGE TELEVISIONCOVERAGE Saturday’s game will be televised nationally by ESPN2. BethMowins is on playby-play while MikeBellottiis on color while BartFox is the producer. The game will also be replayed on SNY in a condensed mode on the “Husky Power Hour” on Sunday, Nov. 27 at 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. The game will be replayed in its entirity on Wednesday, Nov.30 at 10:00 p.m. SNY will also run a “Husky Power House” on Christmas Day, Dec. 25 when eight games will be shown between 1:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. for holiday viewing. 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 announcer JoeD’Ambrosio (play-by-play) and KevinNathan (color) are working the Rutgers game with BobJoyceon the sidelines. 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 BobJoyceand KevinNathan.

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