The UConn Huskies are headed back to the postseason for the first time since 2015 having accepted an invitation to play in the Myrtle Beach Bowl on December 19.
The Huskies will take on the Marshall Thundering Herd from the Sun Belt Conference at Brooks Stadium (20,000) on the campus of Coastal Carolina University. Kick-off is scheduled for 2:30 pm and the game will air nationally on ESPN and the ESPN App.
More information on ticketing in the UConn seat block will be coming soon. We encourage fans to buy through UConn to directly support the bowl experience for our student-athletes and show the nation how UConn bleeds blue! Fans who cannot attend the game, but still want to support the Huskies, can donate tickets to UConn students and/or groups in the local community. More information on ticket donation coming soon.
UConn and Marshall have met just once before, in the 2015 St. Petersburg Bowl where the Thundering Herd posted a 16-10 win at Tropicana Field.
Under first year head coach Jim Mora, the Huskies battled their way to a 6-6 record in 2022, winning five of their last seven and finishing the season 5-1 at home in Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field. UConn’s six wins was the most for the program since 2015 when they last played in a bowl game. The Huskies became bowl eligible with their upset win at home over No. 19 nationally ranked Liberty, 36-33.
Mora will be coaching in his fifth postseason bowl game after leading UCLA to the postseason in each of his first four seasons on the sidelines for the Bruins. Mora’s UCLA teams were 2-2 in bowl games.
The Huskies are 3-3 in their previous six bowl appearances.
The Thundering Herd is led by second year head coach Charles Huff and come into the postseason winners of four-straight and five of their last six to finish 8-4 on the season. Marshall made their debut in the Sun Belt Conference in 2022 and finished 5-3, good for third place in the East Division. The Thundering Herd’s signature win this season came on the road with a 26-21 upset over No. 8 nationally ranked Notre Dame.
For all the latest information on the Huskies’ bowl trip, please visit UConnBowl.com.
Myrtle Beach Bowl
Brooks Stadium (20,000) – on the campus of Coastal Carolina University
2021 – Tulsa 30 – Old Dominion 17
2020 – Appalachian State 56 – North Texas 28
UConn Huskies Bowl History
2004 Motor City Bowl
Detroit, MI – December 27, 2004
UConn 39 – Toledo 10
2007 Meineke Car Care Bowl
Charlotte, NC – December 29, 2007
Bank of America Stadium
Wake Forest 24 – UConn 10
2009 International Bowl
Toronto, Ontario – January 3, 2009
UConn 38 – Buffalo 20
2010 PapaJohns.com Bowl
Birgmingham, AL – January 2, 2010
UConn 20 – South Carolina 7
2011 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl
Glendale, AR – January 1, 2011
University of Phoenix Stadium
Oklahoma 48 – UConn 20
2015 St. Petersburg Bowl
St. Petersburg, FL – December 26, 2015
Marshall 16 – UConn 10