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So what do we know about UConn?

ECE '76

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Certainly, UConn football last year was:

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This year, I expect they'll still be pretty bad, but they are actually playing better than last year so far. Jim Mora might turn out to be a pretty good hire by them.
 

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This should absolutely be their game plan. Run the ball, run the clock, lean on our defensive line in hopes of wearing them down, and keep the ball out of our offense hands.

Ya I'd expect Uconn to run a lot of heavy sets run some trick plays and try to dominate TOP if they can. As others have pointed out the best thing SU can do is score first and get up 7 or 10-0 and put the onus on Uconn to try and throw the ball. UConn wants to make this rock fight as much as possible and have it be like 7-3 in the early part of the 2nd quarter.

SU needs to avoid turnovers and dumb mistakes. Babers lead teams haven't been great defending trick plays in the past so hopefully were on the look out there. From and SU standpoint with this secondary and UConn's honestly bad receivers can't see how we don't stack the box. Thompson is a massive loss and SU being undersized on the DL is a problem. This is where not having a big DT or 2 could cause some problems. SU is clearly the more talented team but we've seen talented SU teams get sucked into rock fights before back in the day.

1st quarter should tell a lot about how the game will play out.
 

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Mora didn't want to try to humiliate CCSU, he's trying to make friends with the instate coaching fraternity. He also wants to build the identity of his program to be win the battle in the trenches, so he put the task to his O-line.

This might rank up there with one of the most ridiculous takes I've ever seen. Rutgersal salutes you.
 

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I like the over. I think they’ll score, not sure how they stop us.

Unless UConn can absoultely dominate TOP or were turning it over a ton, it's hard to see SU not being able to put up points. Only concern would be if Uconn is successful in stacking the box and teh passing game reverts to last year. Hard to see that happening with as well as Shrader as playing and the additional options we have at WR.
 

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Aw Jeez Bees. I'm an eastern football fan. This Cuse/Husky game has some juice to it, more than most of the ACC games.
No. No it doesn’t. I recognize SU will play UCT every once in a while because they’re close geographically, and we should probably be pushing for 2 for 1s. But no one - and I mean no one - gets amped to play them. We would get more excitement playing Army, or Navy or heck even Temple, than UCT.
 

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I follow CCSU some because my neighbor plays for them. They aren’t very good. 4-7 last year. Played Miami last year for some reason and lost 69-0.
Agreed. There's a kid from Auburn on CCSU, so I've tracked them a bit. They are a below average FCS squad.

This game could be over quickly depending on how aggressive we start out.
 

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No. No it doesn’t. I recognize SU will play UCT every once in a while because they’re close geographically, and we should probably be pushing for 2 for 1s. But no one - and I mean no one - gets amped to play them. We would get more excitement playing Army, or Navy or heck even Temple, than UCT.
Army and Navy, meh. Temple, if it helps get recruits out of Philly. but they are no value for rivalry purposes.
 

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Ya I'd expect Uconn to run a lot of heavy sets run some trick plays and try to dominate TOP if they can. As others have pointed out the best thing SU can do is score first and get up 7 or 10-0 and put the onus on Uconn to try and throw the ball. UConn wants to make this rock fight as much as possible and have it be like 7-3 in the early part of the 2nd quarter.

SU needs to avoid turnovers and dumb mistakes. Babers lead teams haven't been great defending trick plays in the past so hopefully were on the look out there. From and SU standpoint with this secondary and UConn's honestly bad receivers can't see how we don't stack the box. Thompson is a massive loss and SU being undersized on the DL is a problem. This is where not having a big DT or 2 could cause some problems. SU is clearly the more talented team but we've seen talented SU teams get sucked into rock fights before back in the day.

1st quarter should tell a lot about how the game will play out.

To be fair TW will be expecting that as well. We'll shoot gaps and create a lot of second and longs. We didn't let Lville's massive oline lean on us, not sure UConn will be able to keep us out of the backfield. Expect a lot of holding and hopefully the refs call it.

Which conferance ends the refs for this one
 

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To be fair TW will be expecting that as well. We'll shoot gaps and create a lot of second and longs. We didn't let Lville's massive oline lean on us, not sure UConn will be able to keep us out of the backfield. Expect a lot of holding and hopefully the refs call it.

Which conferance ends the refs for this one
Usually, the away team's conference sends the refs.
 

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Thompson is a massive loss and SU being undersized on the DL is a problem. This is where not having a big DT or 2 could cause some problems.
Its either the scheme or not. You need under sized, explosive D lineman in this defense to perform all the fits that allows the defense to attack the gaps on a run heavy team. If you want them to have big DT's than they need to go back to a 4-3 scheme where you have traditional 1 and 3 tech DT's. Many ways to skin a cat. SU chose to use strong, fast and explosive D Lineman against less athletic offensive lineman.
 
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I think Tony White vs a true freshman QB is a very unfair matchup.

On offense we'll see a relatively balanced attack. I think Anae knows he has an opportunity to get the passing game even more in flow. Let some of those guys with the bad drops redeem themselves. Tucker will steam roll.
I don’t think this part has been said enough. Freshman QB vs Tony White.
 

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Its either the scheme or not. You need under sized, explosive D lineman in this defense to perform all the fits the allows the defense to attack the gaps on a run heavy team. If you want them to have big DT's than they need to go back to a 4-3 scheme where you have traditional 1 and 3 tech DT's. Many ways to skin a cat. SU chose to use strong, fast and explosive D Lineman against less athletic offensive lineman.

Ya I certainly understand that this is the system SU has chosen to run with and clearly the Dline held up fine last week. My point was that the downside is that in a game like this going against a very run heavy team it would be nice if we had 1 or 2 big DT to help against the run game.
 

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No. No it doesn’t. I recognize SU will play UCT every once in a while because they’re close geographically, and we should probably be pushing for 2 for 1s. But no one - and I mean no one - gets amped to play them. We would get more excitement playing Army, or Navy or heck even Temple, than UCT.
as the kids now say ^^^Facts^^^
 

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Just watched the Central Connecticut game and UConn was greatly helped by very very poor tackling by CCSU. Alligator arms everywhere. UConn was continuing to try and score with less than 2 minutes left and an 18 point lead … presumably so the score didn’t look AS bad at 21-3.

We’ll see a lot of punts, this is Penas chance to shine. Tucker has 200 total yards by half? We’ll be channel surfing by 9pm Saturday
 

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Ya I certainly understand that this is the system SU has chosen to run with and clearly the Dline held up fine last week. My point was that the downside is that in a game like this going against a very run heavy team it would be nice if we had 1 or 2 big DT to help against the run game.
It’s not a downside. You can stop run heavy, down hill running teams with their method too. I don’t understand the thought that big DT’s helps stop the run and nothing else. There are multiple ways to stop the run. They can get gashed with the run with bigger DT’s as well.
 

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Usually, the away team's conference sends the refs.

Yeah I thought so as well but UGA vs Oregon last week had ACC refs so was hoping that changed.

I'd rather not have B1G refs for Purdue given what they've shown us against NW, Rutgers, etc.
 

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