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UConn at No. 18 East Carolina: The Open Thread

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Husky Nation braces itself for the road match-up against a very strong East Carolina team

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Gametime/TV: 7pm on ESPNU

Location: Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, Greenville, NC

Broadcast Team: Anish Shroff, Kelly Stouffer

Radio: WTIC-AM - Joe D'Ambrosio, Wayne Norman, Kevin Nathan

Vegas Line: ECU +28

Forecast: mid-60s and clear

History: First match-up between these two teams. Tulane ECU is in their first year in the American Athletic Conference

Injuries:

UCONN - OUT - T Dalton Gifford - leg, out indefinitely, DB Ellis Marder - lower body, out indefinitely - PROBABLE - P Justin Wain, leg

Fun Facts

  • LB Marquise Vann has at least nine tackles in all but one game
  • UConn and ECU share a former head coach, as Skip Holtz manned the sidedlines for the Huskies from 1994-1998 and for East Carolina from 2005-2009
  • Pirates head coach Ruffin McNeil was a three-year starter at ECU, graduating in 1980
  • Over 50 different players have seen action on the field for the Huskies in each game
  • 23 players saw their first collegiate action this season, including 9 true freshmen
  • There is a Virginia Tech/Miami game on ESPN, and NFL Thursday Night Football as well, so hopefully this blowout can stay relatively under the radar

And awayyy we go.