Written and authored by NCAA Football Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for NCAA Football news and notes. The 2015 Connecticut Huskies Football team returns twelve starters, five on offense and seven of defense. Head Coach Bob Diaco enters his second season on the sidelines. The Huskies posted a 2-10 record in 2014. There are more options at quarterback, and the defense will be ready. A fairly easy early season schedule could give the team confidence heading into Conference play. UConn has seniors who are ready to step up and bring the program back to prominence. Connecticut last postseason appearance was in the 2010 Fiesta Bowl. The Huskies play home games at 42,704 seat Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut.
The 2015 Connecticut Huskies offense must improve. North Carolina State transfer Bryant Shirreffs is poised to take over at quarterback. Running backs Arkeel Newsome and Ron Johnson (429) yards are solid and will contribute. The offensive line must open up holes in the running game. The offense lacks depth and experience at the Wide Reciever position. Tight End Sean McQuillan status is up in the air after an assault charge in the spring. The Connecticut Huskies went a dismal 2-10 on NCAA Football Against The Spread Picks last season, going over the betting odds total five times and staying under the betting odds total seven.
*Uconn went 1-6 ATS at home in 2014.
*They were equally as bad on the road, 1-4 Against The Number.
*The betting odds over total came in three times in East Hartford.
*Connecticut went over the betting odds over the total twice away from Rentschler Field.
*The betting odds under the total came in three times on the road.
*The Huskies offense ranked 126th in the FBS in total offense, 277.3 yards per game.
*the passing game accounted for 169.3 yards per contest, 113th in College Football.
*The 15.5 ppg was 125th in the NCAA Football landscape.
*The UConn rushing attack ranked 117th nationally, with a 108.0 yards per game average.
Defensively the Huskies are going to be tough against the run. There is talent, depth and experience up the middle. Inside Linebackers Graham Stewart and Marquise Stewart provides even more talent in stopping the run. Junior Joseph rounds out the starting cast at the position. Cornerback Byron Jones is in the NFL, but there is still a list of talented players. Jhavon Williams will start along with Jamar Summers, Summers will get tested a lot. Both starting safeties from the 2014 squad are back, including Andrew Adams who led the team in interceptions last season.
*The Connecticut defense gave up 378.6 yards per contest last season, 50th overall in the nation.
*The 208.8 yard per contest given up through the air ranked 37th in the FBS.
*The run defense allowed the opposition only 169.8 yards per game, 71st in NCAA Football.
*The Huskies gave up 29.8 ppg, 86th nationally.
*Connecticut has two tough non-conference games on the road traveling to Missouri and BYU.
Bovada lists Connecticut at 66/1 to win the 2015 American Athletic Conference Championship.
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