College football in Connecticut this weekend: UConn tries to avoid 0-4 start, Yale kicks off

UConn at Army

When: Saturday, noon

Where: Michie Stadium; West Point, N.Y.

Records: UConn 0-3; Army 2-0

TV/Radio: CBS Sports Network/ESPN 97.9 FM

Video stream: CBSSports.com/CBS Sports App

Last meeting: UConn 22-17 on Sept. 12, 2015

What you need to know: Life isn’t getting any easier for UConn. If anything, it’s getting tougher. After falling 49-0 to Purdue, the Huskies have now been outscored 94-0 by FBS opponents. Hoping to spark their dismal offense, the Huskies brought in Noel Mazzone, 64, a well-traveled assistant, to serve as an analyst. While sophomore Steven Krajewski started against Purdue, it’s not a given that he’ll be back under center. The Huskies are 33-point underdogs to the Black Knights, who edged Western Kentucky 38-35 to stay unbeaten.

Morgan State at Sacred Heart

When: Saturday, 1 p.m.

Where: Campus Field; Fairfield

Records: Morgan State 0-2; SHU 1-1

Video stream: necfrontrow.com

Last meeting: Morgan State 30-27 on Sept. 1, 2012

What you need to know: Sacred Heart will dip out of Northeast Conference play again, looking to rebound from a 17-6 loss to Bryant. Junior Malik Grant ran for 85 yards on 21 carries in absence of All-American running back Julius Chestnut. Morgan State has been outscored 100-20 through two games.

Holy Cross at Yale

When: Saturday, noon

Where: Yale Bowl; New Haven

Records: Holy Cross 1-1; Yale 0-0 (Did not compete in 2020)

Video stream: ESPN+

Last meeting: Yale 23-10 on Sept. 21, 2019

What you need to know: Yale — picked second in the Ivy League preseason poll — gets a crack at Holy Cross to open the season. The Crusaders upset UConn 38-28 in Randy Edsall’s final game in Storrs on Sept. 4. But Holy Cross followed that win with a 35-21 loss to Merrimack. Yale is playing for the first time since 2019 after the Ivy League canceled last season because of COVID-19. Tony Reno’s team was picked second in the Ivy League behind Princeton.

Southeastern Louisiana at Central Connecticut State

When: Saturday, noon

Where: Arute Field; New Britain

Records: SE Louisiana 1-1; CCSU 1-1

Video stream: necfrontrow.com

Last meeting: First meeting

What you need to know: CCSU welcomes in No. 15 Southeastern Louisiana for the first time. The Blue Devils rebounded from a 10-point deficit to beat Wagner, 21-19, in their Northeast Conference opener.

Saint Anselm at Southern Connecticut State

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Where: Jess Dow Field; New Haven

Records: Saint Anselm 0-1; SCSU 1-1

Video stream: NE10now.tv

Last meeting: Saint Anselm 25-24 on Oct. 26, 2019

What you need to know: The Owls were unable to build off their stunning victory over FCS product CCSU, falling 54-21 to Stonehill College. Sophomore Jackson Ostrowsky passed for 271 yards and one touchdown and ran for another.

Bowie State at New Haven

When: Saturday, 1 p.m.

Where: Ralph F. Dellacamera Stadium; New Haven

Records: Bowie State 1-1; New Haven 1-0

Video stream: newhavenchargers.com

Last meeting: New Haven 34-0 on Nov. 4, 1995

What you need to know: New Haven will look to upset No. 24 Bowie State and stay undefeated on the season.

Westfield State at Western Connecticut

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Where: Westside Athletics Complex; Danbury

Records: Westfield State 0-2; WestConn 1-1

Video stream: wcsu.edu/live

Last meeting: WestConn 62-28 on Oct. 19, 2019

What you need to know: WestConn freshman John Giller threw for 296 yards and two touchdowns, but it was interception at the 3-yard line in the closing seconds of a 33-28 loss to Albright that made the difference.

Nichols at Coast Guard

When: Saturday, 1:30 p.m.

Where: Cadet Memorial Field; New London

Records: Nichols 2-0; Coast Guard 1-1

Video stream: www.cgasports.com

Last meeting: Coast Guard 24-23 (OT) on Sept. 13, 2019

What you need to know: Coast Guard heads into its home opener following a 21-18 loss to Curry.

Tufts at Trinity

When: Saturday, 1:30 p.m.

Where: Jessee/Miller Field; Hartford

Records: Tufts 0-0 (Did not compete in 2020); Trinity 0-0 (Did not compete in 2020)

Video stream: nsnsports.net/colleges/trinity

Last meeting: Tufts 14-8 on Sept. 14, 2019

What you need to know: Trinity is coming off a one-year hiatus because of COVID-19. The Bantams haven’t played since Nov. 9, 2019, a 28-20 loss to Wesleyan.

Wesleyan at Colby

When: Saturday, 1 p.m.

Where: Harold Alfond Stadium; Waterville, Maine

Records: Wesleyan 0-0 (Did not compete in 2020); Colby 0-0 (Did not compete in 2020)

Video stream: nsnsports.net/colleges/Colby

Last meeting: Wesleyan 30-10 on Sept. 14, 2019

What you need to know: Wesleyan plays its first game in 679 days after taking off the 2020 season due to COVID-19.

dbonjour@ctpost.com; @DougBonjour