Last night I had the chance to photograph one of the best athletes in college football, Teddy Bridgewater of the Louisville Cardinals, take on the winless University of Connecticut football team in Hartford.

Here are some of my favorites from the game…

EAST HARTFORD, CT - NOVEMBER 08:  Teddy Bridgewater #5 of the Louisville Cardinals warms up prior to the game against the Connecticut Huskies at Rentschler Field on November 8, 2013 in East Hartford, Connecticut.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

EAST HARTFORD, CT – NOVEMBER 08: Teddy Bridgewater #5 of the Louisville Cardinals warms up prior to the game against the Connecticut Huskies at Rentschler Field on November 8, 2013 in East Hartford, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

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Three football games in three days will definitely get you in a groove. It was nice to see some old friends from Pittsburgh and was happy with a few frames at the end of the weekend. Enjoy!

Friday Night: Pittsburgh vs Connecticut

EAST HARTFORD, CT – NOVEMBER 09: Volunteers hold up a giant American flag on the field prior to the game between the University of Connecticut Huskies and the University of Pittsburgh Panthers on November 9, 2012 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

EAST HARTFORD, CT – NOVEMBER 09: Ryan Griffin #94 of the University of Connecticut Huskies leaps over Lafayette Pitts #23 of the University of Pittsburgh Panthers during the game on November 9, 2012 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

EAST HARTFORD, CT – NOVEMBER 09: Chandler Whitmer #10 of the University of Connecticut Huskies has the football knocked out of his hands on a hit by Andrew Taglianetti #41 of the University of Pittsburgh Panthers in the second quarter during the game on November 9, 2012 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

EAST HARTFORD, CT – NOVEMBER 09: Ray Graham #1 of the University of Pittsburgh Panthers stiff arms Dwayne Gratz #7 of the University of Connecticut Huskies while running with the ball during the game on November 9, 2012 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

EAST HARTFORD, CT – NOVEMBER 09: Shamar Stephen #59 of the University of Connecticut Huskies celebrates a defensive stop in front of Tino Sunseri #12 of the University of Pittsburgh Panthers during the game on November 9, 2012 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Saturday Night: Notre Dame vs Boston College

CHESTNUT HILL, MA – NOVEMBER 10: Troy Niklas #85 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish celebrates with his teammates after catching a touchdown pass against the Boston College Eagles defense at the end of the second quarter during the game on November 10, 2012 at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

CHESTNUT HILL, MA – NOVEMBER 10: Everett Golson #5 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish dives with the ball over the Boston College Eagles defense near the goal line during the game on November 10, 2012 at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

CHESTNUT HILL, MA – NOVEMBER 10: Tyler Eifert #80 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish goes up to catch a pass against the Boston College Eagles during the game on November 10, 2012 at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

CHESTNUT HILL, MA – NOVEMBER 10: Chase Rettig #11 of the Boston College Eagles lays on the field after being knocked to the ground by the Notre Dame Fighting Irish defense during the game on November 10, 2012 at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

 

Sunday Afternoon: Buffalo Bills vs New England Patriots

FOXBORO, MA – NOVEMBER 11: C.J. Spiller #28 of the Buffalo Bills runs with the ball against the New England Patriots defense during the game on November 11, 2012 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

FOXBORO, MA – NOVEMBER 11: Scott Chandler #84 of the Buffalo Bills catches a pass against the New England Patriots during the game on November 11, 2012 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

FOXBORO, MA – NOVEMBER 11: Fred Jackson #22 of the Buffalo Bills fumbles the football near the goal line before members of the New England Patriots recovered the ball in the second half during the game on November 11, 2012 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

FOXBORO, MA – NOVEMBER 11: Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots catches a pass against the Buffalo Bills during the game on November 11, 2012 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

FOXBORO, MA – NOVEMBER 11: Brandon Spikes #55 of the New England Patriots hits Ryan Fitzpatrick #14 of the Buffalo Bills before being flagged for a personal foul in the second half during the game on November 11, 2012 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

FOXBORO, MA – NOVEMBER 11: Stevie Jonhson #13 of the Buffalo Bills stretches out to catch a pass against the New England Patriots during the game on November 11, 2012 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

FOXBORO, MA – NOVEMBER 11: George Wilson #37 of the New England Patriots lands on his head after defending on a pass in the endzone against the Buffalo Bills during the game on November 11, 2012 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

FOXBORO, MA – NOVEMBER 11: Ryan Fitzpatrick #14 and David Snow #61 of the Buffalo Bills walk to the locker room after throwing an interception to Devin McCourty #32 of the New England Patriots to end the game in the fourth quarter during the game on November 11, 2012 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

EAST HARTFORD, CT – AUGUST 30: Fans high five the players from the Univeristy of Connecticut Huskies as they are introduced prior to the game against the University of Massachusetts Minutemen on August 30, 2012 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

After many, many baseball games this year, I’m glad to have football back – and college football at that! With plenty of teams in the Boston area, I’m pretty excited to start shooting new teams in new venues.

Last night was UMass v Connecticut in East Hartford, CT. Unfortunately it was an 8pm game and the beautiful light hitting the field was gone by game time but I hope to get there for an afternoon game in the future. The thing I love about shooting college football is that these guys can create moments that you won’t find in the NFL. They’re not yet professionals so their mistakes or extremely raw talent can make for some interesting photographs. Those same moments seem to be fewer and farther between in the NFL.

Either way, football in every form is back! Here are some my favorites from last night’s UMass vs Connecticut game. The full gallery can be seen here on Getty’s site: http://bit.ly/PGDaux

EAST HARTFORD, CT – AUGUST 30: Members of the Univeristy of Connecticut Huskies football team line prior to introductions during the game against the University of Massachusetts Minutemen on August 30, 2012 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

EAST HARTFORD, CT – AUGUST 30: Marken Michel #4 of the University of Massachusetts Minutemen catches a pass in front of a Univeristy of Connecticut Huskies defender during the game on August 30, 2012 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

EAST HARTFORD, CT – AUGUST 30: Chris Burns #24 of the University of Massachusetts Minutemen is tackled by Ty-Meer Brown #15 of the Univeristy of Connecticut Huskies after running with the ball during the game on August 30, 2012 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

EAST HARTFORD, CT – AUGUST 30: Body painted fans cheer in the endzone for the Univeristy of Connecticut Huskies during the game against the University of Massachusetts Minutemen on August 30, 2012 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

EAST HARTFORD, CT – AUGUST 30: Dwayne Gratz #7 of the Univeristy of Connecticut Huskies intercepts a pass in front of Marken Michel #4 of the University of Massachusetts Minutemen in the second quarter during the game on August 30, 2012 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

EAST HARTFORD, CT – AUGUST 30: Casey Cochran #12 of the Univeristy of Connecticut Huskies pumps up the crowd prior to the game against the University of Massachusetts Minutemen on August 30, 2012 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)