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UCONN (2-3, 0-0 BE) at #16/19WEST VIRGINIA (4-1, 0-0 BE) GAME 6 w Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011 w 12:00 P.M. MOUNTAINEER FIELD (60,000) SNY 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/ESPNR) 12:00 PM 10/15 USF*(SNY/BEReg.) 3:00PM 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 West Virginia Schedule/Results Date Opponent Score/Time 9/4 MARSHALL W,34-13 9/10 NORFOLKST. W,55-12 9/17 at Maryland W, 37-31 9/24 LSU L,47-21 10/1 BOWLINGGREEN W,55-10 10/8 CONNECTICUT* 12:00PM 10/21 at Syracuse* 8:00 PM 10/29 at Rutgers* TBA 11/5LOUISVILLE* TBA 11/12 at Cincinnati* TBA 11/25PITTSBURGH* TBA 12/1 at South Florida* 8:00 PM * Denotes BIG EAST Conference game w GAME STORYLINES UConnbeginsitseighthseasonofBIG EASTfootball and has won league titles intwoofthepastfouryears. w UConn and Syracuse are the only two football-playing schools in the BIGEAST thisyearthatwerepartoftheoriginalseven leaguefoundingschoolsin1979. w HuskyquarterbackJohnnyMcEnteehas thrown six touchdown passes in the past twogames,includingfourlastSaturday. w UConn’s defense continues to be stingy as it is ranked 30th in the country in total defenseandeigthinrushingdefense. 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 62 and overall wins with 109. He is just one of two league coaches in history to win four BIG EAST Championships. His overall college coaching record stands at 143-79-1 (34-17 at WCSU, 107-59-1 at Syracuse and 23 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. WESTVIRGINIACOACHDANAHOLGORSEN DanHolgorsenis in his first season in charge of the West Virginia program. In 2010, Holgorsen was the offensive coordinator and QB coach at Oklahoma Statea as the team posted an 11-2 record and won the Alamo Bowl. He held the same position at Houston from 2008-09 and was an assistant coach at Texas Tech from 2000-2007. His coaching stops have also taken him to Valdosta State (1993-95), Mississippi College (1996-98) and Wingate (1999). Holgorsen is a 1993 graduate of Iowa Wesleyan and earned a master’s degree from Valdosta State in 1995. He was a three-year letterwinner at Iowa Wesleyan as a wide receiver. RADIO & TV COVERAGE TELEVISIONCOVERAGE Saturday’s game will be televised by SNY in the Connecticut and Northeast region and will be seen throughout the Northeast as the BIG EAST Network Game of the Week. MikeGleason is on play-by-play while JohnCongemiis on color and EamonMcAnaney is on color. JohnKetteringis the producer. The game will also be replayed on SNY in a condensed mode on the “Husky Power Hour” on Sunday, Oct. 9 at 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m., Monday, Oct. 10 at 8:00 a.m. and Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 12:30 p.m. The game will be replayed in its entirity on the day of the game at 7:00 p.m., Monday, Oct. 10 at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 1:30 p.m. and Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 7:00 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 JeffDooleyon the sidelines for the West Virginia game and E.B.Davis on production.

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