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Football Kicks Off Season Thursday At UConn In 7:00 PM Start On ESPN 3

East Hartford, CT - The Wagner College Seahawks, under the direction of fifth-year head coach Jason Houghtaling (Ho-tail-ing), open the 2019 season with a stern test opposite FBS foe and AAC member, UConn, on the road this Thursday, August 29 with a 7:00 p.m. kickoff set in a game that can be seen live on ESPN 3. 88th Season of Seahawk Football

Thursday's season opener at UConn kicks off the 88th season of intercollegiate football at Wagner College. In the 88 season-opening games, the Seahawks' all-time record is 46-40-2. In four season openers under Coach Houghtaling, the Seahawks are 3-1 and have won three straight. All-Time Series

Wagner and UConn, whose campus are separated by 163 miles, will be facing one another for the first time ever. In fact, the Seahawks have never faced an opponent that competes in the AAC. UConn Marks 10th Time Seahawks will Face an FBS Foe

The matchup at UConn marks the 10th time that Wagner will face an FBS foe, having played at least one opponent from college football's highest division in each of the last eight seasons. The closest the Seahawks have come to knocking off an FBS foe was in their first-ever meeting against an 85-scholarship opponent when the 2012 Seahawks dropped a hard-fought 7-3 contest at FAU in Boca Raton. That 2012 Wagner team opened the season 0-3, before reeling off nine straight wins en route to the program's first-ever Northeast Conference (NEC) championship an ensuing NCAA FCS first-round playoff win over Colgate.

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