The UConn football team will open up the Bob Diaco era with a national TV game.

The season opener against BYU at Rentschler Field was moved to Friday, Aug. 29 at 8 p.m. and will be on ESPN. The game was originally scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 28. UConn typically plays mid-week games to open the season before Labor Day weekend.

?It is a great honor to be selected by ESPN to be the Friday night national game to begin the 2014 college football season,? said UConn head coach Bob Diaco in a release. ?The matchup between two nationally-recognized teams with UConn vs. BYU will provide an electric game day atmosphere at Rentschler Field. The excitement created with our new UConn team and fan experience will prove to make August 29th an unforgettable night at The Rent!?

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