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Cody Endres gives UConn a spark

It looks like UConn has a new starting quarterback.

Many Huskies fans wanted Cody Endres to start over Zach Frazer initially, but Endres made sure that wouldn't happen by earning a suspension that was just lifted this week. Randy Edsall made it clear Frazer was his No. 1 guy all offseason anyway.

Now, though, it looks like this is Endres' job. He started the second half after Frazer continued to struggle against Buffalo (7-for-14, 94 yards, INT). Endres made an almost immediate impact for the Huskies, who were tied 14-14 at the half with the Bulls. He threw a 56-yard touchdown strike to Mike Smith and another score to tight end Ryan Griffin, helping Connecticut take a 38-21 lead in the fourth quarter. He's 7-of-9 for 139 yards so far.

Endres did lose a fumble inside his own 10 that set up a Buffalo touchdown, but it's clear the offense moves a lot better with him at the helm. It would be hard for Edsall not to go with Endres as the starter now, and perhaps this will be the spark that UConn needs to get its season going.

Also providing a spark is Robbie Frey. He did not get the start to replace the injured Jordan Todman, but Frey has been better than D.J. Shoemate. Frey has eight carries for 62 yards and a score, while Shoemate has 60 yards on 16 carries and just lost a fumble in the red zone for the second time this season.