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2006 Connecticut Huskies Football Preview

Welcome to Maddux's 2006 Connecticut Huskies season preview. As usual we have taken the time to break down the team, while providing information about the university, and the 2006 Connecticut Huskies Football Schedule. If you are wagering on college football this season consider using Maddux Sports' College football picks for the added edge over the sportsbooks in 2006. In addition be sure to bookmark our free college football odds line service for the upcoming season.

Coach: Randy Edsall (8th year at Connecticut)
Team Name: Huskies
2005 Overall Record: 5-6
2005 Big East Conference Record 2-5
Returning Starters: 14

Despite many injuries, the Huskies managed to field a defense that was ranked seventh overall in the nation. Offense was another story. Quarterback Matt Bonislawski (82 COMP, 162 ATT, 836 YDS, 6 TDs, 7 INTS) spent much of the season sidelined. Although he’s healthy now, the athletic sophomore D.J. Hernandez is slotted to start.

At tailback, senior Terry Caulley is hoping to stay healthy and rush for a 1,000-plus yards. Although the receiving corps looks thin, senior tight end Dan Murray will be a go-to guy.

Four linemen are back and that should certainly help upfront. This team needs to score more than 24.7 PPG, which means more from the front four.

The defense returns WLB Danny Lasanah (79 tackles, 3 sacks) and DE Dan Davis (3 sacks). With Davis, tackle Rhema Fuller should provide a solid foundation for the line. To be competitive, they need to stop the run this year, something they could not do in 2005.

Overall, the secondary looks strong with freshman standout Darius Butler, who grabbed 4 interceptions his first season, primed to work his mischief at cornerback. At safety, M.J. Estep and Marvin Taylor are dependable.

To get beyond 5-6, the Huskies must be able to generate points. They play Wake Forest, Indiana and Navy in September. Winning one of those contests and a victory over South Florida will say a lot about this team’s progress in 2006.

Connecticut Huskies 2006 Schedule

Date
Opponent
Home/Road
Aug 31
Rhode Island
Home
Sep 16
Wake Forest
Home
Sep 23
Indiana
Road
Sep 30
Navy
Home
Oct 7
South Florida
Road
Oct 14
Army
Home
Oct 20
West Virginia
Home
Oct 28
Rutgers
Road
Nov 11
Pittsburgh
Home
Nov 18
Syracuse
Road
Nov 25
Cincinnati
Home
Dec 2
Louisville
Road

For more data on the 2006 Connecticut football program, view the Huskies team website or scroll down below to read up on the rest of the Big East competition.

 

2006 Big East Football Previews

All 8 NCAA football teams from the Big East conference are listed below. By clicking on any of the university links you can get a look ahead at each individual Big East football school. For teams other than the Big East check out the main 2006 college football preview section of Maddux Sports.

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