UConn Insider: Boston College (5-5) vs. UConn (3-7)

Site: Fenway Park, Boston

Time: 7 p.m., Saturday.

Line: Boston College by 21 ½. O/U 50.

Series: BC, 11-Zero-2.

Last assembly: BC, 30-Zero, Nov. 19, 2016, Alumni Stadium, Chestnut Hill, Mass. UConn completed with minus-6 speeding yards, then a program document.

Weather: 49 levels. Rain. 13 mph winds.

TV: CBS Sports Network (Rich Waltz, Aaron Murray, Cassie McKinney)

Radio: WTIC-AM 1080 AM (Joe D’Ambrosio, Wayne Norman, Ken Sweitzer)

Injuries: UConn — LB E.J. Levenberry (knee), out; C Ryan Crozier (knee), out; LS Nick Zecchino (undisclosed), out; DB Ian Swenson (shoulder), out; S Brice McAllister (hand), out; DL Connor Freeborn (undisclosed), questionable; LB Chris Britton (concussion), out.

When the Eagles go: Freshman Anthony Brown sustained a season-ending knee damage final week in opposition to N.C. State so senior Darius Wade is on the job, making his fourth profession begin. He has appeared in seven video games this season, going 23 of 40 for 225 yards, no touchdowns and one interception. Kobay White (28 receptions, 368 yards, two touchdowns) and Tom Sweeney (25, 308, three) are the Eagles’ main receivers.

When the Eagles run: Freshman AJ Dillon of New London (and Lawrence Academy in Massachusetts) averages 103.9 yards a recreation and Four.7 yards per carry. The six-foot, 240-pound again had 196 yards on 36 carries final week in opposition to N.C. State. Jon Hilliman has 441 yards on 134 carries. BC averages 202.7 yards a recreation, 34th amongst 130 FBS groups.

When the Huskies go: David Pindell (43 of 75, 423 yards, two touchdowns, two interceptions) will make his third profession begin and can be backed up by Brandon Bisack. Pindell was 18 of 31 for 201 yards, two touchdowns and one interception final week at Central Florida. Hergy Mayala (519 yards, 5 touchdowns) and Quayvon Skanes (301, one) every have 34 receptions.

When the Huskies run: Kevin Mensah (422 yards on 94 carries) and Arkeel Newsome (249, 63) are the highest choices with Randy Edsall and Rhett Lashlee going much less to Nate Hopkins. Pindell might be the principle speeding menace. He had 96 yards on 21 carries final week.

Boston College impression participant on offense: Dillon, who had a career-high 272 yards and 4 touchdowns Oct. 14 in opposition to Louisville, is the 12th freshman in ACC historical past to hurry for 1,000-plus yards. With two video games remaining, he has the ninth-highest complete by a freshman in convention historical past (1,039). Ryan Williams (Virginia Tech, 2009) holds the document of 1,655.

Boston College impression participant on protection: Junior defensive finish Zach Allen (6-5, 285) of New Canaan is second on the workforce with 78 tackles (Ty Schwab, 81) and leads the Eagles with 10 tackles for loss. He has 4 sacks, tied with Schwab for second (Harold Landry, 5).

UConn impression participant on offense: Pindell regarded like a a lot totally different (higher) participant final week in opposition to Central Florida than he did within the opener Aug. 31 in opposition to Holy Cross. He extends performs together with his legs and is dependable or brief passes however should present he can join downfield with Mayala and others.

UConn impression participant on protection: Tyler Coyle had a career-high 12 tackles final week, standing out on protection and particular groups. He has 57 tackles — solely linebackers Junior Joseph (81) and Vontae Diggs (66) have extra — and two interceptions.

-“David did some really good things. I saw a guy who was more confident, playing fast. There are still things he has to work on, just like all the guys, but I was pleased with what he brought to the table. … I don’t think we were conservative at all with him. There might be some things we do a little differently against Boston College, just based on what they do schematically. But we’re going to do the things we feel give us the best opportunity to attack their defense and David feels comfortable with.” –UConn coach Randy Edsall on quarterback David Pindell

Boston College Two-Deep


LT: Aaron Monteiro (Jr., 6-7, 315)

Austin Stevens (Jr., 6-Three, 295)

LG: Sam Schmal (Jr., 6-7, 310)

John Phillips (So., 6-6, 310)

C: Ben Petrula (Fr., 6-5, 300)

Shane Leonard (Fr., 6-1, 295)

RG: John Phillips (So., 6-6, 310)

Chris Lindstrom (Jr., 6-Four, 205)

RT: Chris Lindstrom (Jr., 6-Four, 205)

Marcell Lazard (Sr., 6-6, 310)

WR: Kobay White (Fr., 6-1, 200)

Charlie Callinan (Sr., 6-Four, 235)

WR: Michael Walker (Jr., 6-Zero, 195)

Ben Glines (So., 6-2, 210)

FB: Ray Marten (So., 6-Three, 260)

Colton Cardinal (Jr., 6-Three, 235)

RB: Jon Hilliman (Jr., 6-Zero, 220)

AJ Dillon (Fr., 6-Zero, 240)

QB: Darius Wade (Sr., 6-Zero 215)

EJ Perry (Fr., 6-2, 200)

TE: Tommy Sweeney (Jr., 6-5, 255)

Chris Garrison (So., 6-Three, 240)

WR: Jeff Smith (Jr., 6-1, 190)

Thadd Smith (Sr., 5-9, 180)


DE: Zach Allen (Jr., 6-5, 285)

Tanner Karafa (So., 6-Three, 265)

DT: Noa Merritt (Sr., 6-Zero, 290)

Jack Kenny (Sr., 6-Three, 275)

NT: Ray Smith (Jr., 6-1, 305)

Kevin Cohee (Jr., 6-2, 275)

DE: Harold Landry (Sr., 6-Three, 250)

Wyatt Ray (Jr., 6-Three, 250)

LB: Kevin Bletzer (Jr., 6-2, 220)

Isaiah McDuffie (Fr., 6-2, 200)

LB: Ty Schwab (Sr., 6-Zero, 240)

Davon Jones (So., 5-10, 220)

CB: Isaac Yiadom (Sr., 6-1, 190)

Taj-Amir Torres (Jr., 5-9, 190)

SS: Will Harris (Jr., 6-2, 210)

Medhi El Attrach (So., 6-Zero, 200)

FS: Lukas Denis (Jr., 5-11, 185)

Gabriel McClary (Sr., 6-Three, 2010)

CB: Kamrin Moore (Sr., 5-11, 200)

Hamp Cheevers (So., 5-10, 165)

Special Teams

KO: Max Schulze-Geisthovel (Sr., 6-2, 190)

FG: Colton Lichtenberg (Jr., 5-10, 190)

Mike Knoll (Sr., 6-Zero, 200)

P: Mike Knoll (Sr., 6-Zero, 200)

Grant Colson (Fr., 6-Zero, 190)

KR: Michael Walker (Jr., 6-Zero, 195)

Ben Glines (So., 6-2, 210)

PR: Michael Walker (Jr., 6-Zero, 195)

Hamp Cheevers (So., 5-10, 165)

LS: Jimmy Martin (So., 5-11, 220)

Kevin Bletzer (Jr., 6-2, 220)

H: Jeff Smith (Jr., 6-1, 190)

UConn Two-Deep


LT: Matt Peart (So., 6-7, 300)

Steve Hashemi (Sr., 6-6, 293)

LG: Trey Rutherford (Sr., 6-5, 312)

Kyle Schafenacker (Sr., 6-Three, 284)

C: Brendan Vechery (Sr., 6-6, 310)

Dan Oak (Jr., 6-Three, 285)

RG: Cam DeGeorge (Fr., 6-6, 286)

Nino Leone (Fr., 6-6, 316)

RT: Ryan Van Demark (Fr., 6-7, 265)

Tommy Hopkins (Sr., 6-6, 300)

TE: Alec Bloom (Sr., 6-6, 253)

Tommy Myers (Sr., 6-5, 245)

RB: Kevin Mensah (Fr., 5-Eight, 198)

Arkeel Newsome (Sr., 5-7, 190)

WR: Tyraiq Beals (Jr., 6-Zero, 185)

Keyion Dixon (Fr., 6-Three, 185)

WR: Quayvon Skanes (Fr., 5-11, 175)

Aaron McLean (Jr., 6-5, 210)

WR: Hergy Mayala (Jr., 6-2, 203)

Mason Donaldson (Fr., 6-2, 205)

QB: David Pindell (Jr., 6-Zero, 192)

Brandon Bisack (So., 6-5, 227)


DL: Cole Ormsby (Sr., 6-Three, 264)

Cam Stapleton (Sr., 6-Four, 230)

DL: Foley Fatukasi (Sr., 6-Four, 303)

Kevin Murphy (So., 6-1, 280)

DL: Luke Carrezola (Sr., 6-Three, 260)

Sheridan Lawley (Jr., 6-Four, 275)

LB: Vontae Diggs (Sr., 6-2, 221)

Darrian Beavers (Fr., 6-Three, 205)

LB: Junior Joseph (Sr., 6-1, 232)

Ryan Gilmartin (Fr., 5-11, 235)

LB: Santana Sterling (Jr., 6-Zero, 223)

Eddie Hahn (Fr., 6-Three, 205)

DB: Tyler Coyle (Fr., 6-1, 202)

Omar Fortt (Fr., 6-1, 190)

DB: Jamar Summers (Sr., 6-Zero, 190)

Tahj Herring-Wilson (Fr., 6-1, 190)

DB: Anthony Watkins (Jr., 5-10, 197)

Aaron Garland (So., 5-11, 193)

DB: Marshe Terry (So., 6-Four, 212)

John Robinson IV (So., 6-2, 195)

DB: Tre Bell (Sr., 5-11, 175)

Jordan Swann (Fr., 5-10, 180)

Special Teams

Ok: Michael Tarbutt (So., 6-Zero, 187)

Will Rishell (Sr., 5-11, 184)

P: Brett Graham, Fr., 6-Three, 197

Luke Magliozzi (Fr., 6-Three, 203)

LS: Brian Keating (Fr., 6-Zero, 231)

Jeffrey Sidebotham, (Fr., 6-2, 217)

PR: Quayvon Skanes (Fr., 5-11, 175)

Jordan Swann (Fr., 5-10, 180)

KR: Quayvon Skanes (Fr., 5-11, 175)

Jordan Swann (Fr., 5-10, 180)

H: Brett Graham, RFr., 6-Three, 197

Brandon Bisack (So., 6-5, 227)

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