KICKOFF: 7:00 p.m Eastern
TV: CBS Sports Network, CBS Sports App
ANNOUNCERS: John Sadek (play-by-play), Randy Cross (color analyst)
ANNOUNCERS: Mike Crispino (play-by-play), Wayne Norman (color analyst), Adam Giardino (sideline)
RECORDS: Tulsa (1-7, 0-4 AAC); UConn (1-6, 0-4 AAC)
POINT SPREAD: Tulsa -18
LAST MEETING: Junior Joseph swatted down a pass in the end zone with no time left to give the Huskies a 20-14 win over Tulsa last year at PAWSARF.
Fun with Numbers:
382 - Days since UConn has beaten an FBS school (Tulsa on October 17, 2017)
4 - Number of games David Pindell has rushed for 100 yards in a game
6 - Consecutive road games lost by the Huskies; also number of passing touchdowns given up by Tulsa this season.
7 - Sacks by Tulsa this season
8 - Rushing touchdowns by Pindell
784 - Yards rushed by Pindell which is second best in FBS by a quarterback
1803 - Rushing yards allowed by Tulsa this season
What to Watch For
Playing For The Win?
Randy Edsall himself said this week that he doesn’t care whether the Huskies win or lose this year. Will that impact the way UConn plays against the Golden Hurricane? If the game is close, will the Huskies continue to try for the win or focus on getting younger players more experience?
On The Run
David Pindell has put together one of the best seasons for a UConn quarterback since the days of Dan Orlovsky, throwing for nine touchdowns and rushing for eight more. The senior quarterback has rushed for 784 yards on the season, the most by a pro-style quarterback in the country and second amongst all quarterbacks to Navy’s Malcolm Perry. Pindell ranks 22nd overall in rushing yards this season and should run rampant against a Tulsa defense that struggles stopping the run and surrenders 224.4 yards per game on the ground.
A New Face Under Center
With usual backup quarterback Marvin Washington not making the trip to Oklahoma, there may be a new quarterback under center for the Huskies if this game gets out of hand. There’s a very good chance Brandon Bisack or Steven Krajewski will take some snaps in relief of Pindell if this game is out of hand in either direction. Neither of these two have seen any action on offense this season, and both will make the trip down to Tulsa as usual to help relay play calls to Pindell.