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Gameday Preview: UConn Football vs. Syracuse | ESPNews, 4 p.m.

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The Orange are going to put a lot of stress on the Huskies’ young defense.

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It’s been a while since UConn football won a non-conference game on the road. The last time the Huskies did so, head coach Randy Edsall was on the sideline. Well, the other sideline. That win came back in 2012 against Edsall’s Maryland Terrapins, a 24-21 victory.

UConn is hoping they can break that streak today against the Syracuse Orange at the Carrier Dome. The Huskies hold a 6-4 advantage all-time against the Orange and the last time they defeated their former Big East rivals was back in 2011. Since then, Syracuse has claimed two-straight meetings, including a 31-24 victory in Bob Diaco’s final season.

On paper, things don’t bode well for the Huskies. They currently rank as the worst defense through three games this millennium while Syracuse’s offense has scored scored 55, 62 and 30 points in their three games. Barring a miraculous turnaround from UConn’s defense, it projects to be another shootout.

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