UConn Football - The Good And The Bad

UConn running back Jordan Todman is the Crown Jewel of Connecticut football. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

At the end of this week the 2010 Oklahoma football season will officially draw to a close when they take on the Connecticut Huskies in the Fiesta Bowl, a game that hasn't been very kind to the Sooners over the last decade. However, its no secret that this UConn team isn't on par with the Boise State or West Virginia teams Oklahoma played in their Fiesta Failures but they are the Big East champs and OU's opponent and thus making them a threat.

The Good

Rushing Attack - The Huskies were second in the Big East in rushing with 2,159 total yards on the ground and an average of 179.9 yards per game. UConn's Jordan Todman was the leading rusher in the Big East Conference and finished 5th in the nation with 1,516 rushing yards.  

Quarterback Protection - UConn quarterbacks have been sacked a total of 12 times this season. To put that in perspective, Oklahoma quarterbacks have been sacked a total of 21 times. Some of that is due to the run heavy run offense the Huskies run but they did attempt 315 passes and most teams would live with an average of 1 sack per game. 

Place Kicking - Kicker Dave Taggart is 23-29 this season on field goal attempts (including 2-2 from beyond 50 yards) and is perfect on PATs. 

The Bad

Passing Attack - Connecticut placed last in the Big East in passing offense with a total of 1,741 passing yards and just 10 touchdowns to 7 interceptions. 

Pass Defense - The Huskies allowed an average of 206.4 yards per game through the air which was the third worst average in the Big East. Opposing quarterbacks are completing 57.5% of their passes for an average of 11 per completion. 

Rush Defense - Opposing running backs are averaging almost 4 yards per carries against a UConn defense that was next to last in the Big East in rush defense. The Huskies gave up a total of 1,767 yards and 12 touchdowns on the ground and opponents averaged 37 rushing attempts per game. 

 

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