For starters, UConn's offense is improving
Last season the Huskies turned the ball over on its opening drive in four of the first six games including two resulting in defensive touchdowns while opponents scored touchdowns on its first offensive drives three times. The result was that UConn was outscored 35-6 on opening drives in the first six games of the season.
Fast forward to this season and the opening drives resulted in one turnover for UConn and the Huskies' opponents as well as two offensive touchdowns and a field goal.
Going a step further, UConn led for just 7:51 and trailed for 45:14 in the first quarter in last year's opening six games. This season the Huskies have led 23:27 in the first quarter and trailed for 22:26.
No matter how you look at it, the first-quarter numbers in the first six games during the 2014 season were downright frightening and really gave the Huskies no chance for success.
UConn was outscored by 50, was minus seven in turnover margin and opponents outscored the Huskies 38-0 off turnovers.
1st quarter points 9-59 27-22
Defensive TDs 3 0
Turnovers 0-7 3-1
Points Off TOs 0-38 6-3
Total yards 96-358 86-483
Total yards allowed 80-449 88-410
UConn led 7:51 23:27
UConn trailed 45:14 22:26