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W2W4: Rutgers vs. Connecticut

Here are three things to watch for in Saturday's football game between Rutgers (8-3, 4-2 Big East) and Connecticut (4-6, 2-3) at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn.

Kickoff will be at noon ET, and the game will air on ESPN2.

AT LAST: With a win, Rutgers will claim a share of the Big East championship for the first time in school history.

Louisville has already finished its season at 5-2 in the Big East, and beat Rutgers in October, so the Cardinals would win the head-to-head tiebreaker and get the Big East's automatic BCS berth if the two schools end up tied.

But Rutgers still has a chance to get the BCS berth. If either Cincinnati (7-3, 3-2) or Pittsburgh (5-5, 3-2) finish in a three-way tie with Rutgers and Louisville, Rutgers would win the three-way tiebreaker.

ICING ON THE CAKE: Rutgers junior wideout Mohamed Sanu has already broken the Big East record for receptions in a season. On Saturday he gets one more crack at adding to his already historic total.

Larry Fitzgerald was the previous record holder, with 92 receptions for Pittsburgh back in 2003. In 11 games so far this season, Sanu has 100 receptions for 1,011 yards.

Sanu is currently third in the country in receptions this season, behind only Jordan White of Western Michigan (120) and Justin Blackmon of Oklahoma State (103).

THE OPPOSITION: UConn's only two Big East wins this season were against the two teams at the bottom of the conference standings, Syracuse and South Florida. The Huskies have the worst offense in the conference statistically, averaging only 319.8 yards per game.

Rutgers, meanwhile, has the best defense in the conference -- both in terms of yards allowed per game (313.5) and points per game (16.8). So the Scarlet Knights have the advantage on paper, even though they will be playing on the road.

UConn does have the leading rusher in the Big East, freshman Lyle McCombs, with 234 carries for 1,014 yards (4.3 ypc) and five touchdowns. McCombs hails from Staten Island and played his high school ball at St. Joseph By The Sea.