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The Huskies have a solid rushing game, and USF (4-1, 0-1) has the Big East's worst run defense after allowing 307 rushing yards against Pittsburgh.
USF at Connecticut, 3:30 p.m., BHSN, 970-AM
Much like Pittsburgh was 16 days ago, Connecticut (2-4, 0-1 Big East) is more dangerous than its record indicates, having led in the fourth quarter of three of its four losses. The Huskies' pass defense has struggled since CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson was sidelined with an injury two games ago, giving up 450-plus passing yards in the past two losses. USF QB B.J. Daniels, left, did not play in last season's game, with backup Bobby Eveld playing in his absence in his only career start. UConn has won the past two meetings on field goals by Dave Teggart, who is now a senior, in the final 20 seconds. The Huskies are 6-1 all time in Big East home openers.
Greg Auman, Times staff writer