USF BULLS at CONNECTICUT HUSKIES
Rentschler Field (40,000/Natural Grass)
East Hartford, Conn.
Saturday, October 15 • 3:30 p.m. • BIG EAST Network
BIG EAST Network — Jim Barbar and Christian Fauria
USF Radio Connecticut Radio
WFLA-AM 970 (flagship) WTIC-AM 1080 (flagship)
Saturday’s game will be the eighth meeting between Connecticut and USF … The series is tied 4-4 … Connecticut is 4-2 against the Bulls in BIG EAST play … The last two meetings — both Connecticut wins — were decided in the last minute by K Dave Teggart … Teggart hit a 42-yard field goal as time expired to give the Huskies a 29-27 win at Rentschler Field in 2009 and he hit a 52-yard field goal with 17 seconds left in a 19-16 win last year in Tampa … USF coach Skip Holtz was Connecticut’s coach from 1994-98 … The Huskies have won all three previous meetings at Rentschler Field.
USF (4-1, 0-1 BIG EAST)
Skip Holtz (Notre Dame ’86)
12-6, second season at USF
84-56, 12th season as collegiate head coach
USF returns from a bye week that allowed the Bulls to regroup from their first loss of the season — a 44-17 setback at Pittsburgh Sept. 29 … The Bulls opened the season with four straight wins in which they averaged 49.8 points per game … USF leads the BIG EAST in total offense (503.6 yards per game) and rushing offense (223.2 ypg) … The Bulls have scored 143 of their 199 points in the first half this season … QB B.J. Daniels is second in the BIG EAST in passing (258.8 yards per game) and is eighth in the conference in rushing (51.6 ypg) … Daniels has thrown for 1,294 yards and eight touchdowns with just one interception … RB Darrell Scott is the leading rusher with 424 yards and five TDs on the year … WR Sterling Griffin is fifth in the BIG EAST in receptions (5.4 per game) and receiving yards (71.4 ypg) … The Bulls have 15 sacks this season and have averaged 3.0 sacks per game … LB Michael Lanaris has a team-high 40 tackles … DE Julius Forte and DE Claude Davis have a team-high three sacks each … DT Elkino Watson leads the team with 6.5 tackles for loss .
CONNECTICUT (2-4, 0-1 BIG EAST)
Paul Pasqualoni (Penn State ’72)
2-4, first season at Connecticut
143-80-1, 20th season as collegiate head coach
Connecticut fell to 2-4 after a 43-16 setback at West Virginia last week … The Huskies are 1-2 at home this season … Connecticut has forced at least one turnover in all six games this season and has at least two takeaways in four of the six games …The Huskies were held without an offensive touchdown in the loss to West Virginia, marking the second time this season that the offense did not reach the end zone (at Vanderbilt) … The Huskies have played three quarterbacks this year, though QB Johnny McEntee has settled in as the primary option … McEntee has completed 86 of 166 passes for 1,106 yards and six touchdowns with four interceptions … RB Lyle McCombs is ranked second in the BIG EAST in rushing at 95.8 yards per game … WR Kashif Moore has 19 catches for 256 yards and three touchdowns … LB Jory Johnson is third in the BIG EAST in tackles (8.3 per game) … DT Kendall Reyes is the BIG EAST leader in tackles for loss (10.0, 1.67 per game) … The Huskies have registered 18 sacks this season, but have allowed 17.