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Final: UConn 17, Buffalo 3

If you were not convinced that the season would be a slog for UConn, allow me to present a 17-3 win over Buffalo.

But what might be most disturbing about this game was the continued pedestrian play of the offensive line and running game. Those are generally strengths for the Huskies. But guard play has been a problem, and neither Lyle McCombs or D.J. Shoemate have done much against FBS opponents.

UConn averaged 1.9 yards a carry in the game, gaining 80 yards on 42 carries. Shoemate was essentially nonexistent. The best bet UConn has moving forward may be to get Nick Williams more involved in the offense. He had the biggest plays of the game for the offense -- a 64-yard catch that set up the first touchdown, and a 49-yard touchdown pass from Johnny McEntee late in the fourth quarter to cap the scoring.

One bit of concern for the defense -- top cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson left the game with an injury.