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College football scouting report: USF Bulls vs. Connecticut Huskies, 8 p.m. Saturday, ESPN2, 970-AM

USF vs. Connecticut, 8, ESPN2, 970-AM

Connecticut (7-4, 4-2 Big East) can clinch a BCS bowl berth and the conference crown with a win. If Cincinnati beats Pittsburgh and Rutgers beats West Virginia this afternoon, the Huskies can clinch it before kickoff, though those two upsets are unlikely. USF (7-4, 3-3) could get into a five-way tie for a share of the conference crown with those two upsets and a win, and the Bulls can still help their bowl position — with a win and a West Virginia win, the Bulls could wind up in the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas, against Boston College. Bowl games in Birmingham, Ala., and Charlotte, N.C., are also possibilities for USF.

What to watch for …

UConn RB Jordan Todman, below, is the Big East's leading rusher with 1,481 yards and 14 touchdowns, and USF defensive coordinator Mark Snyder compares Todman to Wisconsin's traditionally big backs, patiently waiting behind a veteran offensive line. UConn's defense thrives on turnovers, so it's crucial the Bulls limit their mistakes, whether true freshman walk-on QB Bobby Eveld gets his first career start, as expected, or if sophomore B.J. Daniels is deemed healthy enough to play after getting sidelined halfway through the Miami win with a quad injury. Connecticut is 1-4 on the road this season; USF is 4-2 at home.

Greg Auman, Times staff writer

College football scouting report: USF Bulls vs. Connecticut Huskies, 8 p.m. Saturday, ESPN2, 970-AM 12/03/10 [Last modified: Friday, December 3, 2010 11:06pm]
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