Rentschler Field (40,000/Natural Grass)
East Hartford, Conn.
Mike Gleason, John Congemi and Eamon McAnaney
WTIC-AM 1080 (flagship)
Saturday’s game will be the 18th meeting between Connecticut and Buffalo since 1939 … The Huskies hold a 13-4 series lead … The last meeting was in the 2008-09 International Bowl, when Connecticut was a 38-20 winner … The Huskies trailed 20-10 in the second quarter, but scored 28 unanswered points to get the win … Connecticut RB Donald Brown capped his collegiate career by rushing for 261 yards and a touchdown on 29 carries and DE Dahna Deleston iced the win with a 100-yard interception return.
Randy Edsall (Syracuse ’80)
67-67, 12th season
Connecticut faces its second straight opponent from the Mid-American Conference Saturday … The Huskies look to get back to the .500 mark after last Saturday’s 30-16 loss at Temple … Connecticut opened with a loss at Michigan (30-10) and followed with a 62-3 win against Texas Southern … The Huskies are looking for their third straight home win … Connecticut has outscored its opponents in each of the first three quarters, but has been outscored 25-7 in the fourth quarter … RB Jordan Todman leads the BIG EAST and is fourth nationally in rushing with an average of 149.3 yards per game … Todman has rushed for 448 yards and five touchdowns in three games … QB Zach Frazer has completed 40 of 77 passes for 459 yards and two touchdowns and is one of two BIG EAST starters who has not thrown an interception in 2010 (Cincinnati’s Zach Collaros being the other) … The Huskies have two of the top scorers in the BIG EAST in Todman, who leads the league at 10.0 ppg, and K Dave Teggart, who is tied for second at 9.0 ppg … LB Lawrence Wilson has averaged 8.3 tackles per game to rank third in the BIG EAST.
Jeff Quinn (Elmhurst ’84)
1-2, first season at Buffalo
2-3, first full season as collegiate head coach
Buffalo enters Saturday’s game at 1-2 following a 24-10 loss to Central Florida … Buffalo defeated Rhode Island 31-0 to open the season and fell 34-6 at Baylor in Week 2 … The trip to Connecticut is the first in a string of three straight road games for Buffalo …. The game against Central Florida was tied 10-10 in the fourth quarter before the Knights closed with two late touchdowns … Buffalo head coach Jeff Quinn was the offensive coordinator for two BIG EAST championship teams at Cincinnati (2008, 2009) … The Bulls have averaged 358 yards of offense and allowed an average of 329.3 yards through three games … Buffalo has not scored a point in the fourth quarter this season … QB Jerry Davis has thrown for 655 yards and five touchdowns, but has four interceptions and has completed 48.2 percent of his attempts … RB Branden Oliver is the leading rusher at 48.0 yards per game … WR Marcus Rivers has 23 receptions for 310 yards and a touchdown … FS Davonte Shannon is a three-time All-MAC First Team pick who has a team-high 24 tackles.