STORRS, Conn. (AP) -- Ready or not, Connecticut football hits prime time this week.
UConn (0-2) hosts No. 15 Michigan (3-0) on Saturday night in a game that will be televised nationally.
While it may be just another road game for Michigan, It is being billed as a milestone for the Connecticut program, on par with the Huskies' 2009 upset win at Notre Dame or their 2011 appearance in the Fiesta Bowl.
The school has added 2,300 temporary seats to Rentschler Field and expects to have more than 42,000 people inside the stadium, the largest crowd in school history.
The start of the season couldn't have gone much worse. The Huskies were booed at home during their first two games. They lost their opener by more than two touchdowns to Towson, a school from the Football Championship Subdivision; and then gave up more than 500 yards in a 32-21 loss to Maryland, a team coached by Randy Edsall, who left Connecticut to take that job.
It's not clear the fan base feels the same way. The temporary seats were added to accommodate Michigan fans, who were guaranteed 5,000 tickets and are expected to have thousands more in the stands. The game didn't sell out until Monday.