UConn vs. East Carolina fearless prediction and game preview.
Date: Saturday, November 17
Game Time: 7:00 ET
Venue: Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, Greenville, NC
Network: CBS Sports Network
UConn (1-9) vs. East Carolina (2-7) Game Preview
What’s Going To Happen
At least East Carolina and UConn games are fun.
The Pirates have lost five straight after starting out 2-2, but the defense can’t do enough to make up for the inconsistent offense on the way to a rough run. They were able to stay with Tulane on the road last week, and they got into a shootout with Memphis, but they’re way overdue for a break.
And that’s where UConn comes in.
The Huskies put up a ton of points, but they give them away just as fast as they put them up. Just when it seemed like they turned a corner in a close 22-17 battle with UMass, they gave up 49 to Tulsa and then 62 last week against SMU.
Their biggest problem? They really, really can’t stop the run, and they can’t come up with any sort of a big play to stop anyone from coming up with a key throw and the key times.
They’ve allowed over 300 rushing yards seven times, and 296 in the opener against UCF. Fortunately for them, ECU can’t and doesn’t run the ball.
But it can bomb away.
Holton Ahlers isn’t accurate, but he’s putting up massive yards in place of Reid Herring, coming up with two straight 400-yard games before throwing for 360 against Tulane.
Ahlers will put up another 350+ this week, the defense will get enough out of the amazing pass rush to stop the Huskies just enough, and finally, ECU will bust out of the doldrums with an emphatic win.
Fearless Prediction & Line
East Carolina 41, UConn 31
Line: East Carolina -16.5, o/u: 69.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 3
Must See Rating: 2
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