UConn Roster Report

<b>Scouting The Offense:</b> Led by QB Dan Orlovsky, the Huskies' passing offense is the most productive in the Big East. Connecticut has scored nine touchdowns through the air, four in a 40-3 win over Army last Saturday. Cornell Brockington ranks fourth among Big East running backs with a 78.8-yard rushing average.

Scouting The Defense: Linebackers Alfred Fincher and Maurice Lloyd are among the best in the conference. Fincher leads Connecticut with 39 tackles, while Lloyd is just off the pace at 35. The Huskies own the Big East's most effective defense (249.0 ypg.).

Coaches Quote: "I wasn't good enough. I wasn't of their character." -- Connecticut coach Randy Edsall on not being recruited by Pittsburgh. Edsall, a native of Glen Rock, Penn., played at Syracuse.

Thursday Nights Game:  Pittsburgh at Connecticut, Sept. 30 -- Pittsburgh defeated I-AA Furman 41-38 in overtime on Saturday. Junior QB Tyler Palko completed his first 11 pass attempts and finished 30 of 36 for 380 yards. That won't scare UConn, which will try to ride the right arm of Dan Orlovsky to its first Big East victory.

Players To Watch: QB Dan Orlovsky -- After failing to throw for a touchdown in consecutive games, the 6-5, 236-pound senior connected on 25 of 34 pass attempts for 288 yards and four touchdowns in last weekend's win over Army. Orlovsky, the Big East Offensive Player of the Week, is quickly establishing himself as the conference's most talented signal caller.

WR Keron Henry -- The 6-2, 220-pound senior burned Army for seven receptions for 117 yards and two touchdowns. Henry leads the conference with 325 receiving yards and has caught six touchdowns on the season.

Injury Report: No significant injuries.

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