The 2016 NCAA Division I FBS football season, play of college football in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) at the Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) level, will begin on August 26, 2016, with the regular season ending December 10, 2016, and (not including all-star games) conclude on January 9, 2017 with the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship. This is the third season of the four-team College Football Playoff tournament system.
When and where is the game?
The game kicks off at 01:30 ET on SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, at Pratt & Whitney Stadium Vs Rentschler Field – East Hartford, Connecticut.
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The Connecticut Huskies football team is a college football team that represents the University of Connecticut in the sport of American football. The team competes in NCAA Division I FBS in the American Athletic Conference (AAC). Connecticut first fielded a team in 1896, and participated in Division I-AA until 1999. The Huskies began their two-year Division I-A transition period in 2000, and became a full-fledged Division I-A team in 2002. From 2000 to 2003 the team played as an independent. The schools football team then joined the conference of its other sport teams, the Big East (later named the American Athletic Conference in 2013), starting in 2004.
|FIRST SEASON||1896; 119 years ago|
|ATHLETIC DIRECTOR||David Benedict|
|HEAD COACH||Bob Diaco
3rd year, 8–17 (.320)
|OTHER STAFF||Frank Verducci (OC)
Anthony Poindexter (DC)
|STADIUM||Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field|
|LOCATION||East Hartford, Connecticut|
|NCAA DIVISION||Division I|
|PAST CONFERENCES||Big East Conference
New England Conference
Athletic League of New England State Colleges
|ALL-TIME RECORD||502–541–38 (.482)|
|BOWL RECORD||3–3 (.500)|
|COLORS||National Flag Blue and White|
|FIGHT SONG||UConn Husky|
|MARCHING BAND||The Pride of Connecticut|
Rutgers Scarlet Knights
The Virginia Cavaliers football team represents the University of Virginia in the sport of American football. The Cavaliers compete in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Coastal Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). Established in 1888, playing local YMCA teams and other state teams without pads, the Virginia football program has evolved into a multimillion-dollar operation that plays in front of 61,500 fans at Scott Stadium in Charlottesville, Virginia. Starting in the early 1900s, the program has played an outsized role in the shaping of the modern game’s ethics and eligibility rules.
|VIRGINIA CAVALIERS FOOTBALL|
|ATHLETIC DIRECTOR||Craig Littlepage|
|HEAD COACH||Bronco Mendenhall
1st year, 0–0 (–)
|OTHER STAFF||Robert Anae (OC)
Nick Howell (DC)
|ALL-TIME RECORD||643–586–48 (.522)|
|BOWL RECORD||7–11–0 (.389)|
|CONFERENCE TITLES||SAIAA: 1908
ACC: 1989, 1995
|COLORS||Navy blue and Orange|
|MARCHING BAND||Cavalier Marching Band|
Boston College and Georgia Tech will play at Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland on September 3, in a game billed as the Aer Lingus College Football Classic.
Wisconsin will host LSU at the first-ever Division I FBS game at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin, also on September 3.
Virginia Tech will play Tennessee at Bristol Motor Speedway near Bristol, Tennessee on September 10. At a venue with a capacity of over 150,000, this game has the potential to break the record for the largest college football attendance by a wide margin.
Houston and Oklahoma will play week 1 of the season at NRG Stadium in Houston, in the Texas Kickoff.
Arizona and BYU will play week 1 of the season at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona on September 3, in the Cactus Kickoff.
USC and Alabama will play at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on September 3, in the Cowboys Classic.
Ole Miss and Florida State will play at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida on September 5, in the Camping World Kickoff.
North Carolina and Georgia will play week 3 at The Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia on September 3, in the annual Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game. Both teams are 0-1 in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, with North Carolina losing to LSU in 2010 and Georgia falling to Boise State in 2011.