Five Players to Watch: Connecticut

Demetrio takes a look at five players you need to know in SMU's final game of the season against Connecticut.

Quarterback Tim Boyle

The 6-3 216 pound sophomore will likely make his third start of the season against SMU on Saturday. He’s been the guy for the Huskies over the past two games. He’s played in eight total, and has compiled 306 yards with one touchdown and interception. He is an unpolished quarterback and hasn’t been too effective so far. Two things can happen: he plays a fantastic game and carves SMU up, or he plays poorly and kills UCONN’s offense.

Wide Receiver Geremy Davis

Davis is UCONN’s leading receiver with 41 catches. He has 499 yards, is averaging 12.2 yards per catch, and has three receiving touchdowns. At 6-3 216 pounds, he is a bug physical receiver. The Huskies don’t have much of a grounds game, so expect them to air it out a lot and really test our defensive backs.

Wide Receiver Deshon Foxx

Foxx is one of UCONN’s most dynamic players. They like to get him the ball in space and let him create. He can catch the ball, he can run, and he can return punts. He does it all for UCONN. Through eleven games this season, he has 149 yards and a touchdown on 18 rushes. He also has 30 catches, which is good for second on the team, and one touchdown. Foxx has returned eight punts this year; he took one all the way back for a 72 yard touchdown. He is a dangerous athlete and UCONN is starting to figure out how to use him.

Safety Andrew Adams

Adams is UCONN’s second leading tackler with 93, but leads the team with four interceptions. He also has five passes defended, and a broken up pass. The safety is the Huskies best all-around defender and will make plays all over the field on Saturday.

Linebacker Graham Stewart

The 6-1 227 pound Stewart leads the Huskies in tackles for a loss with 10, two sacks, and one quarter back hurry. It’s a big year from Stewart. Last season he played in eight games, but only started the first two of the season. He ended up with only 14 tackles and a forced fumble. As a linebacker, you want to play on the offensive side of the line of scrimmage. Stewart makes a living off disrupting plays in the backfield. He should make plenty of plays on Saturday.

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