Saturday, October 1, 2011
Halftime: Western Michigan 17, UConn 7
By Andrea Adelson
UConn struggled on offense against a MAC team last week and won. The Huskies are struggling against a MAC team this week and are going to need a comeback to win.
Western Michigan has a 17-7 lead on the Huskies at halftime, dominating through the air. Jordan White, the best receiver you have never heard of, has 110 yards and a touchdown on seven catches. UConn really seems to miss starting cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson, who's out with a knee injury. Alex Carder went 13-of-17 for 181 yards and two touchdowns in the second quarter.
Meanwhile, the Huskies are missing something on offense, too. Johnny McEntee is 8-of-15 for 62 yards and a touchdown -- that's an average of 4.1 yards per attempt. Lyle McCombs had a 65-yard run that set up the only UConn touchdown of the game. But take away that run, and he has 40 yards on 14 carries, good for 2.9 yards a carry. D.J. Shoemate did not start, and neither did starting tackle Jimmy Bennett, both out with injuries.