Second chance to enter the win column

The Huskies will get a second chance to enter the win column in the Big East. Connecticut received a harsh welcome to the conference on Sept. 17, when it fell at Boston College.

The Huskies (3-1) will host Pittsburgh (2-1) on Thursday night in a battle of teams that have never faced one another.

"You can start to see (Tyler) Palko settling in and getting more comfortable at the quarterback position," said Connecticut coach Randy Edsall, a former Syracuse quarterback. "It's going to be a tremendous challenge for us on Thursday night."

Pittsburgh's Palko will attempt to out-duel Connecticut quarterback Dan Orlovsky, who earned Big East Offensive Player of the Week honors after his performance in a 40-3 drubbing of Army on Saturday.

Orlovsky, a senior, completed 25 of 34 attempts for 288 yards and four touchdowns. According to Edsall, Orlovsky hasn't hit his stride yet.

When Orlovsky hasn't been willing the Huskies' offense downfield, sophomore running back Cornell Brockington has been darting in and out of the trenches. Brockington rushed for 111 yards and one touchdown against Army. The performance marked his second straight 100-yard effort.

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