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TheOpenThread: UConn at West Virginia

Admittedly, we have not talked a lot about last weekend's game against Western Michigan. In fact, we've tired to pretend it never happened. Still, there were a lot of encouraging signs last week. For the first time in five games, and now the uncontested starter, Johnny McEntee looked like a college quarterback. He threw for 300 yards and four touchdowns and played the best game a UConn QB has in years (seriously, when was the last time a UConn QB had 300 yards?). Lyle McCombs added 136 yards on the ground, and although it was against Western Michigan, our offense finally looked like... well... an offense.

There is no denying the fact that the defense got torched, but I'm willing to chalk a lot of that up to the injury of Blidi Wreh-Wilson. Wreh-Wilson is out again today, and will once again be replaced by Gary Wilburn, but with nowhere to go but up, things might be just a bit better.

Of course, we are playing Dana Holgerson and West Virginia so by a "bit better" I mean UConn will only lose by three touchdowns. Still, even in a loss the Huskies made progress last week, here's hoping they do it again.