Friday, September 14, 2012

UConn hoping to get out of first gear

Considering that Lyle McCombs is coming off a 1,000-yard season as a freshman and the Huskies return four offensive linemen with previous starting experience and both of its top tight ends, the struggles of the UConn offense to run on a consistently effective basis is a bit of a head scratcher.

Heading into tomorrow's game against Maryland, the Huskies have been saying all the right things about how the necessary adjustments have been made and they still believe in their ability to churn out yardage on the group.

“It is just little things we need to get fixed,” said McCombs, who is averaging just 78 yards and 3.3 yards per carry in the Huskies’ first two games. “It is uncharacteristic for this team to make mistakes like that but I think we will get it straight. It definitely surprised me but there is a reason for it. The running game has been good (in the past) and we have taken it for granted.”

Of course, talk is cheap. We'll see tomorrow what happens when UConn faces 3rd-and-1, 3rd-and-2 situations and if they'll be able to win the battle at the line of scrimmage of get back to being a dominant team running the ball.



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