Vanderbilt vs. Connecticut: Underdog Huskies Face Beatable SEC Opponent

-- For more on UConn football check out SB Nation's The UConn Blog.

Freshman running back Lyle McCombs ran for 141 yards and four TDs last Saturday to help the Connecticut Huskies dust the Fordam Rams, 35-3, and new head coach Paul Pasqualoni earn his first win. The season-opening thumbing was nice for Huskies fans, but the question remains: Who's UConn's starting quarterback? As of Thursday, Pasqualoni still planned to use all three candidates -- walk-on Johnny McEntee, Michael Nebrich and Scott McCummings -- but, did not name who would be starting Saturday night against host Vanderbilt.

Opponent preview: Last Saturday, the Commodores cruised past Elon, 45-14 to help first-year head coach James Franklin earn his first victory. Senior linebacker Chris Marve, who's a Preseason SEC First-Teamer, made 12 tackles, including three for losses. Projected starting quarterback senior Larry Smith threw for two TDs and ran for another in the season-opening win. Look for Smith to key on tight end Brandon Bardon, who's a All-SEC Preseason Second Teamer. Vanderbilt was predicted to finish last out of six teams in the SEC East Division.

TV schedule: Saturday at 7 p.m. on SNY.

Point spread: UConn enters as a one-point underdog.

Final thoughts: It be nice to say that the Huskies can go on the road and defeat an SEC team, while playing three quarterbacks. But, it doesn't look promising.

-- For more on UConn football check out SB Nation's The UConn Blog.

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