Having a great defense keeps a team in nearly every game. Connecticut has that going for it. The offense? It has missing in action under Paul Pasqualoni, whose two seasons have resulted in back-to-back 5-7 records.
The Huskies were 9th nationally in total defense in 2012 and 19th in scoring defense. They were 110th in total offense and 118th in scoring offense.
Four of last season's losses were by a combined 19 points. A touchdown here or there would have put Connecticut in postseason play.
The defense is expected to be the strength of the team again this fall. Let's see if the Huskies can get it cranked up on the offensive side of the ball.
Thanks to Phil.