Lyle McCombs expected to play after arrest


Lyle McCombs is in uniform and is expected to play for Connecticut today, the school confirmed, one day after the running back's arrest for alleged Second Degree Breach of Peace, a misdemeanor.

The Hartford Courant and SNY reported the arrest, saying that McCombs had a court appearance Friday and was released on $500 non-surety bond.

McCombs enters today's game at No. 22 Rutgers as the Big East's third-leading rusher, netting 452 yards and four touchdowns through five games for the Huskies.

McCombs, of course, could see a decrease in playing time or not start as punishment, so keep an eye on Martin Hyppolite, who emerged last week for UConn with a 50-yard touchdown run. He carried it six times last Saturday for 60 yards and, with 10 carries on the season, has the second-most carries among UConn running backs.