What ails the Connecticut Huskies is really no secret. The Huskies need more offensive production and fast.
UConn has not scored an offensive touchdown against its last three teams from AQ conferences. The last offensive touchdown against those opponents came in the fourth quarter against Cincinnati on Nov. 27, 2010. So how do the Huskies get more consistency going?
"We just have to finish plays and finish blocks," coach Paul Pasqualoni said. "We’re awfully close on a number of things so I think we’ve been productive. Saturday night against Vanderbilt we started running the ball, ran the ball very well, we just can’t turn the ball over. We can’t miss a protection. We’ve got to avoid the minus yardage play down on the goal line. Two weeks in a row that has really hurt us. It’s very, very hard when you look at the statistical analysis to overcome minus-yardage plays and mistakes and turnovers. Last week we had those things."
Quarterback has been an area of concern this season. The Huskies have played three, but Johnny McEntee played nearly the entire game against Vanderbilt. Pasqualoni says he has not lost faith in him, but he also did not reveal how he would rotate his players against Iowa State on Friday night.
But clearly offensive production is a concern. Against the last three AQ teams -- USF, Oklahoma and Vanderbilt -- the Huskies have had a combined 20 punts, 14 three-and-outs and eight turnovers.