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Brown delivers for Huskies' ground game

For the past two years, UConn has struggled to a 3-11 record in the Big East. The Huskies' conference hopes rest on the broad shoulders of speedy tailback Donald Brown.

Originally Published: April 27, 2007
By Joe Starkey | Special to ESPN.com

If you're talking about Big East running backs, two names spring to mind -- Ray Rice and Steve Slaton -- but a third belongs in the discussion.

Connecticut's Donald Brown II quietly matched his better-known counterparts yard-for-yard down the stretch last season and has defensive coordinators all asking the same question:

What can Brown do to you?

Brown didn't gain the starting job until the eighth game of the 2006 season, but proceeded to ring up 673 yards in his five starts. That's ...

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