EAST HARTFORD — The first UConn football game of the season had the crowd on the edge of their seats.
UConn faced Holy Cross in its home opener, Thursday, and the Huskies won with a score of 27-20.
The team was down majority of the game but a turn in the second half when the team took the lead and held it to the end.
Before the game, FOX61 caught up with fans at the season’s first tailgate.
Holy Cross Alum Greg Formato is a UConn fan, with the exception of a game against his alma mater. Formato said he's optimistic about this season with the return of Coach Randy Edsall.
"I think having Edsall back is great," he said. "I’m looking forward to a winning UConn football season."
Uconn Alumni Peter Bradshaw echoed those sentiments.
"They need improvement," Bradshaw said referring to the team. "Edsall needs to prove that he can coach again so they're both kind of in a situation where they need each other."
The next game is Saturday, September 9th. UConn faces South Florida at noon.
The Huskies finished the 2016-17 season with a record of 3-9.
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