UConn vs. Florida International

Sep. 15—LOCATION — Rentschler Field, East Hartford

Kickoff: 3:30 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)

Records: UConn 0-2, FIU 2-1

Last game: UConn lost at Georgia State, 35-14, Saturday; FIU beat North Texas, 46-39, Saturday

Series: UConn leads, 1-0, winning 33-12 in Miami in 2022.

Players to watch: UConn, r-jr. QB Ta’Quan Roberson (19 for 30, 216 yards, 2 TDs, 1 int.), so. RB Victor Rosa (19 carries, 116 yards, 2 TDs), grad WR Brett Buckman (11 catches, 112 yards, 1 TD), So. TE Justin Joly (7 catches, 91 yards), Sr. LB Jackson Mitchell (22 tackles), Jr. DB Durante Jones (19 tackles, including 12 solo), Sr. DE Eric Watts (8 tackles), grad LB Noah Plack (17 tackles), punter George Caratan (47.3 average)

FIU, fr. QB Keyone Jenkins (35-for-62, 583 yards, 3 TDs, 3 ints), r-jr. WR Kris Mitchell (17 catches 297 yards, third highest in FBS, 3 TDs), so. RB Shomari Lawrence (254 yards, 2TDs), r-so. RB Kejon Owens (101 yards, 3 TDS); jr. safety CJ Christian (15 tackles, 1 int., 2 pass break-ups); Sr. LB Donovan Mitchell (12.7 tackles per game, 6th in the FBS, 3 forced fumbles); jr. DB D’Verik Daniel (25 tackles, 1 int.)

Noteworthy: UConn and FIU scheduled to play again in 2025 (in East Hartford) and 2027 (in Miami)

Quotable: Redshirt junior quarterback Ta’Quan Roberson on playing last week for the first time since suffering a season-ending injury in the 2022 season opener: “It was a great feeling. It was something that I can’t really describe. It’s something that puts a smile on your face, just to play the game you love with the people that you love.”

Four down territory

— This is Roberson’s team now with starter Joe Fagnano (shoulder) out for the season. He led the Huskies on two late TD drives in last week’s loss. Will he be the spark that the offense, which averages 14 pts per game, desperately needs?

“Through the first two games, we…

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Author : The Day, New London, Conn.

Publish date : 2023-09-16 00:37:00

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