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Mountaineers vs Huskies 10/20/2006 @ 8:00 PM
« Topic Start: October 15, 2006, 06:27:23 AM »
A thread just for you Nats Bruin!  I noticed you changed your signature line just in time for this matchup.   :wink:   That's a good thing because it's time to walk the dog at Rentschler Field.   8)


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Mountaineers vs Huskies 10/20/2006 @ 8:00 PM
« Reply #1: October 15, 2006, 02:57:57 PM »
I predict a blowout.

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« Reply #2: October 16, 2006, 07:25:54 AM »
:lol:  :lol:
I'm flattered!
Didn't/Wouldn't change my signature just because of the WVU game.
No worries.....
We're nowhere near the #5 team in the land. The Huskies have some
had some issues this year but we'll be fine. No matter the outcome, basketball started! I'm looking forward to both men's and women's teams in a rebuilding year. I'll be at The Rent. This game won't destroy the season, only MAKE the season.
 :lol: Since the game is in CT, the good news is the restrooms will be INSIDE and the event staff will have all their TEETH!
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« Reply #3: October 16, 2006, 08:16:08 AM »
Awww man...is that the BEST YOU CAN DO?    :lol:


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« Reply #4: October 16, 2006, 09:04:22 AM »
What do you want?

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Mountaineers vs Huskies 10/20/2006 @ 8:00 PM
« Reply #5: October 16, 2006, 02:48:57 PM »
Quote from: "Nats Bruin"
What do you want?
If you lose, I want you to promise never to use more than one smiley in a post ever again!   :wink:

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« Reply #6: October 17, 2006, 07:18:54 AM »
What is it with you people and the smiley faces.....
Nope! In the words of Howie Mendel, NO DEAL
The board provides Emoticons, and you should use them
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Mountaineers vs Huskies 10/20/2006 @ 8:00 PM
« Reply #7: October 20, 2006, 11:13:40 AM »
C'mon NatsBruin - it's almost time for your bath...GAMETIME TONIGHT!   8)


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« Reply #8: October 20, 2006, 11:44:34 AM »
???

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« Reply #9: October 20, 2006, 12:07:07 PM »
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???
LOL...yeah that's the ticket : plead ignorance.  Especially after your loss tonight, although I do see you changed your avatar yet again.   Maybe you have some premonition about tonight's score?  :lol: :lol:  :lol: :lol:

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« Reply #10: October 20, 2006, 12:17:05 PM »
:lol:  :lol:  :lol:
You seemed to be enthralled with my signatures....Thank You
My signature has nothing to do (and never has) with UConn * WVU Football but I appreciate the attention

Are you going to be at the game?
Dunno if you went to WVU or what your affiliation with the team is.
(maybe just another bandwagoner)

WVU being #4 in the country and with all our missing players,
the final score isn't going to have much relevance.

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« Reply #11: October 20, 2006, 12:24:03 PM »
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My signature has nothing to do (and never has) with UConn * WVU Football but I appreciate the attention
Is UCONN your alma mater?  WVU is indeed mine.  Goes to figure (well maybe not for you) for the whole reason for starting this thread and giving you all this attention.  To pick on YOU.  Just like I picked on TomTerp during the Maryland game.   :P So you just root for your school when they have a chance to win?  Why change your avatar for just a couple of days then take it back down the day of the game?  Now who's the bandwagoneer?  
:lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
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« Reply #12: October 20, 2006, 12:53:49 PM »
"To pick on YOU."

Well, good luck with that!

"So you just root for your school when they have a chance to win?"

 :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  I guess you proved that there is such a thing as a stupid question. If that was the case I wouldn't be going to the game!  

"Why change your avatar for just a couple of days then take it back down the day of the game?"

Again, with my signature/avatar <i roll>. My signature had to do with UConn Basketball and was up there for the First Night festivities last week. But again, thank you for your attention to UConn Sports AND my signature.

"Now who's the bandwagoneer?"

Hey that fits! Bandwagoneer.....Mountaineer  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

Seriously, unless you're in Connecticut right now (to cheer on YOUR team) I guess ITS YOU! It can't possibly be me, I mean I go to every football game and last month I was down there in DC to watch the G-town soccer game(s) (Mens & Womens). I have a ticket plan for both Mens and Womens Basketball. Maybe there is a different definition of bandwagoner in West Virginia.....the spelling looks different
 :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

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Mountaineers vs Huskies 10/20/2006 @ 8:00 PM
« Reply #13: October 20, 2006, 01:02:19 PM »
Quote from: "Nats Bruin"
"To pick on YOU."

Well, good luck with that!
Seems to be working to me.   :D  

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If that was the case I wouldn't be going to the game!
Ah!  but will you be staying after the score gets out of hand?  

Quote from: "Nats Bruin"
Again, with my signature/avatar <i roll>. My signature had to do with UConn Basketball and was up there for the First Night festivities last week. But again, thank you for your attention to UConn Sports AND my signature.
So as stated earlier...you are only proud of your school when it's not a loser.  Choose to only root for basketball.  I understand.   :lol:

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Seriously, unless you're in Connecticut right now (to cheer on YOUR team) I guess ITS YOU! It can't possibly be me, I mean I go to every football game and last month I was down there in DC to watch the G-town soccer game(s) (Mens & Womens). I have a ticket plan for both Mens and Womens Basketball. Maybe there is a different definition of bandwagoner in West Virginia.....the spelling looks different
 :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
Some of us have jobs and families.  I can understand why that's not a factor with you.   :wink:  :lol:  :o

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Mountaineers vs Huskies 10/20/2006 @ 8:00 PM
« Reply #14: October 20, 2006, 02:42:21 PM »
GAME PREVIEW
TELEVISED TONIGHT ON ESPN at 8:00 PM



East Hartford, CT - Look for Connecticut to crowd the line of scrimmage and try and force No. 4 West Virginia to throw the football when the two teams meet tonight at Rentschler Field, says Mountaineer coach Rich Rodriguez.
   
?Traditionally they were an eight-man front but now they are more of a two-deep team but they won?t play a lot of traditional two-deep on run downs a lot of times,? Rodriguez said. ?They will bring their linebackers very, very tight to the line of scrimmage. They?ll get their corners involved in the run game.?

Connecticut (3-3) is coming off one of its best defensive performances of the year last weekend, holding Army to just 252 yards of offense in a 21-7 victory.

UConn limited Army to only 13 first downs and 97 yards rushing.

?We?re going to have to pitch and catch and we?ve worked hard on the passing game and hopefully the weather will be decent so we can execute some,? Rodriguez said.

Connecticut?s three losses this year have come against quality opponents: 6-1 Wake Forest, 5-2 Navy and 5-2 South Florida.

Some have made note of Connecticut?s 38-16 loss at South Florida because the Bulls run a spread offense like West Virginia?s, but Rodriguez cautions to not read too much into that because South Florida?s running plays are different and the Bulls also utilize the pass more frequently.

?A lot of their run game is different even though USF ran their quarterback some,? Rodriguez said. ?USF has got some of the most dangerous wide outs in the league. They?ve got some guys one-on-one that are really scary. They couldn?t play just straight man coverage against them because of that fact.

?Our run game and some of our zone runs are really different than what USF is doing so we got some out of that but not a lot,? he said.

West Virginia blockers must account for Husky linebacker Danny Lansanah, a 6-foot-1-inch, 238-pound junior who leads the team with 48 tackles and four tackles for losses.

Senior defensive tackle Rhema Fuller is an Outland Trophy candidate that has made his presence felt in the middle this year. He has 21 tackles, six tackles for losses and 3.5 sacks. Sophomore defensive end Cody Brown leads Connecticut with 4.5 sacks and 7.5 tackles for losses.

?They?ll press the line of scrimmage and get a lot of people close to the ball within seven or eight yards and a lot of times play cover zero,? Rodriguez said.

Offensively, Connecticut has gone back to senior quarterback Matt Bonislowaski after sophomore D.J. Hernandez struggled to move the team in a 14-7 win at Indiana earlier this year.

Bonislowaski completed 10 of 21 passes for 139 yards in the Army win and comes into Friday night?s game completing 45 of 98 passes for 516 yards and three touchdowns. He has only thrown one interception.

?He?s a big guy with a strong arm,? Rodriguez said. ?I think he?s comfortable with what he?s doing and he?s managing the game well, getting them into the right plays and not making the big mistakes.?

Connecticut?s preferred method of moving the football is on the ground, where senior Terry Caulley has been a four-year standout for the Huskies. Last week Caulley ripped off a Big East-record 98-yard TD run against the Black Knights and finished the game with 135 yards ? his 13th career 100-yard game.

Caulley has gained a team-best 588 yards on 99 carries, while sophomore Lou Allen has added 222 yards and scored a team-best four rushing touchdowns. The two split time in the backfield last weekend in the Army win.

?Caulley is the fast guy and Allen is the more powerful guy. I think they?re just trying to keep them fresh,? Rodriguez said.

Bonislowaski will not only look to a fleet group of receivers featuring game breaker Larry Taylor who shows 19 catches for 169 yards and a touchdown, but also tight end Steve Brouse who shows nine catches for 109 yards.

?They use their tight ends a good bit in the passing game to keep you from playing the run too much,? Rodriguez said. ?I suspect we will see some play action on first and second down and try to keep our guys off balance a little bit.?

Rodriguez also expects Bonislowaski to challenge a young West Virginia secondary that has given up 18 pass plays of 20 yards or longer this year.

?They will probably take some deep shots against our DBs and throw the ball down the field because they?ve got some fast receivers and see if we can play the deep ball,? Rodriguez said.

The only other time West Virginia traveled to East Hartford in 2004 the Mountaineers came away with a tough 31-19 decision. Rodriguez remembers the atmosphere at 40,000-seat Rentschler Field being one of the best in the Big East.

?It was one of the loudest atmospheres that we played in,? he said. ?It?s 40,000 but they are kind of right on you and their students do a great job of making a lot of noise. From what I can remember a couple of years ago it was a pretty tight ballgame and they were making noise. There was a lot of communication work that we had to do prior to that and after the game our guys said that it was a little louder than they thought.?

Friday?s game will be televised nationally on ESPN (Dave Pasch, Rod Gilmore, Trevor Matich and Heather Cox).

It?s West Virginia?s second prime-time ESPN game this year.

?It probably gets the guy?s juices flowing a little more because everyone wants to play on national TV,? Rodriguez said. ?I don?t think it changes a whole lot from their mental standpoint.?

Briefly:
West Virginia is gunning for a school-record 14th straight regular season win dating back to last year. Last week, the Mountaineers tied the record after beating Syracuse 41-17. WVU has the second longest win streak in the country trailing just No. 1 Ohio State.

Friday?s game features the nation?s No. 1-ranked rushing offense in West Virginia (328.3 ypg.) going up against Connecticut?s 105th-ranked defense against the run allowing 177.2 yards per game.
Connecticut is also an excellent rushing team ranking ninth in the country averaging 209.2 yards per game.

Connecticut is 17-6 in games at Rentschler Field

West Virginia is the eighth nationally ranked team Connecticut has faced in football. The Huskies are 0-7 against ranked teams. Twice UConn has played host to a ranked team at Rentschler Field, falling 31-19 to No. 17 West Virginia in 2004 and losing 30-20 to No. 16 Louisville in 2005.

Rodriguez said during his Tuesday afternoon news conference that defensive end Johnny Dingle is probably out with a sprained ankle and Pat Liebig is questionable after spraining his ankle during practice Monday evening.

Larry Taylor ranks third in the Big East in punt returns averaging 14.5 yards per return. Taylor returned a punt 72 yards for a touchdown during last week?s 21-7 win over Army.

Connecticut special teams and tight ends coach Dave McMichael spent 18 years at West Virginia coaching on Don Nehlen?s staff. McMichael also spent two years coaching with Rich Trickett at Southern Illinois in 1980-81.

Connecticut?s 2006 football slate is rated the toughest in the nation by the NCAA. The Huskies? 12 opponents have a combined record of 51-22 so far placing them ahead of Minnesota (52-23).

?People say some of the team?s we beat this year outside the league didn?t have good records,? Rich Rodriguez said. ?Well, part of that is because we beat them.?

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« Reply #15: October 20, 2006, 08:40:50 PM »


West Virginia Scoring Drive - 7:52
1st-10, WVU35 7:52  P. White passed to D. Reynaud to the right for 7 yard gain
2nd-3, WVU42 7:07  P. White rushed up the middle for 1 yard gain
3rd-2, WVU43 6:38  O. Schmitt rushed up the middle for 7 yard gain
1st-10, 50 6:16  P. White rushed up the middle for no gain
2nd-10, 50 5:37  P. White passed to R. Bolden to the left for 25 yard gain
1st-10, CONN25 5:19  S. Slaton rushed up the middle for 4 yard gain
2nd-6, CONN21 4:45  P. White incomplete pass down the middle
3rd-6, CONN21 4:39  P. White rushed up the middle for no gain
4th-6, CONN21 4:02  P. McAfee kicked a 38-yard field goal
Field Goal

End of First Quarter
WVU 3[/color]
UCONN 0

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« Reply #16: October 20, 2006, 08:49:58 PM »


Connecticut Scoring Drive -
1st-10, CONN28 3:23  M. Bonislawski incomplete pass to the right
2nd-10, CONN28 3:19  T. Caulley rushed to the left for 9 yard gain
3rd-1, CONN37 3:12  L. Allen rushed to the left for 2 yard gain
1st-10, CONN39 2:42  T. Caulley rushed to the right for 12 yard gain
1st-10, WVU49 2:35  M. Bonislawski incomplete pass to the right
2nd-10, WVU49 2:32  D. Brown II rushed up the middle for 11 yard gain
1st-10, WVU38 2:03  D. Brown II rushed to the right for 4 yard gain
2nd-6, WVU34 1:27  D. Brown II rushed to the right for 4 yard gain
3rd-2, WVU30 0:40  T. Caulley rushed up the middle for 3 yard gain
1st-10, WVU27 0:12  WVU committed 5 yard penalty
1st-5, WVU22 15:00 (2nd quarter)  M. Bonislawski rushed up the middle for 3 yard gain
2nd-2, WVU19 14:21  T. Caulley rushed to the right for 5 yard gain
1st-10, WVU14 14:14  M. Bonislawski incomplete pass to the left
2nd-10, WVU14 14:08  T. Caulley rushed up the middle for 2 yard gain
3rd-8, WVU12 13:23  M. Bonislawski incomplete pass down the middle
4th-8, WVU12 13:15  T. Ciaravino kicked a 29-yard field goal
Field Goal

West Virginia Scoring Drive - 12:46;  2nd Quarter
1st-10, WVU49 12:46  S. Slaton rushed to the right for 9 yard gain
2nd-1, CONN42 12:25  O. Schmitt rushed to the right for 5 yard gain
1st-10, CONN37 12:03  S. Slaton rushed to the right for 2 yard gain
2nd-8, CONN35 11:58  P. White passed to R. Bolden to the left for 18 yard gain
1st-10, CONN17 11:50  S. Slaton rushed to the right for 5 yard loss
2nd-15, CONN22 11:17  P. White incomplete pass to the right
3rd-15, CONN22 11:09  P. White incomplete pass to the right
4th-15, CONN22 11:04  P. McAfee kicked a 39-yard field goal
Field Goal

West Virginia Scoring Drive  - 8:40; 2nd Quarter
1st-10, CONN45 8:40  P. White rushed to the right for 45 yard touchdown. P. McAfee made PAT
TOUCHDOWN

West Virginia Scoring Drive - 4:14; 2nd Quarter  
1st-10, WVU27 4:14  S. Slaton rushed to the right for 1 yard loss
2nd-11, WVU25 3:39  P. White passed to S. Slaton to the left for 10 yard gain
3rd-1, WVU35 3:06  P. White rushed up the middle for 5 yard gain
1st-10, WVU40 2:42  P. White rushed to the left for 5 yard gain
2nd-5, WVU45 2:06  S. Slaton rushed to the left for 1 yard loss
3rd-6, WVU44 1:33  P. White passed to D. Reynaud to the right for 11 yard gain
1st-10, CONN45 1:15 P. White rushed to the left for 30 yard gain
1st-10, CONN15 0:49  P. White rushed up the middle for 5 yard gain
2nd-5, CONN10 0:40  P. White rushed to the left for 6 yard gain
1st-4, CONN4 0:34  P. White rushed up the middle for 3 yard gain
2nd-1, CONN1 0:23  O. Schmitt rushed to the left for 1 yard touchdown.
P. McAfee made PAT
TOUCHDOWN

End of 1st Half
WVU 20[/color]
UCONN 3

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« Reply #17: October 20, 2006, 10:17:30 PM »


West Virginia Scoring Drive - 8:38; 3rd Quarter
1st-10, WVU47 8:38  D. Reynaud rushed to the right for 4 yard gain
2nd-6, CONN49 7:58  S. Slaton rushed up the middle for 14 yard gain
1st-10, CONN35 7:31  S. Slaton rushed to the right for 4 yard gain
2nd-6, CONN31 7:25  P. White incomplete pass to the right
3rd-6, CONN31 7:18  S. Slaton rushed to the right for no gain
4th-6, CONN31 6:41  P. McAfee kicked a 48-yard field goal
Field Goal

West Virginia Scoring Drive - 3:57; 3rd Quarter
1st-10, WVU48 3:57  P. White passed to R. Bolden to the right for 52 yard touchdown
P. McAfee Made PAT
TOUCHDOWN

End of 3rd Quarter
WVU 30[/color]
UCONN 3

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« Reply #18: October 20, 2006, 10:53:13 PM »


Connecticut Scoring Drive - 10:36; 4th Quarter
3rd-14, WVU20 11:00  D. Moore intercepted P. White for 7 yards
1st-10, WVU25 10:36  D. Hernandez incomplete pass down the middle
2nd-10, WVU25 10:30  D. Hernandez incomplete pass to the left
3rd-10, WVU25 10:23  D. Hernandez passed to D. Murray down the middle for 7 yard gain
4th-3, WVU18 9:47  D. Hernandez passed to T. Caulley to the right for 7 yard gain
1st-10, WVU11 9:18  D. Brown II rushed up the middle for 4 yard gain
2nd-6, WVU7 8:53  D. Hernandez rushed up the middle for 1 yard loss
3rd-7, WVU8 8:15  D. Hernandez rushed to the right for 3 yard gain
4th-4, WVU5 7:32  D. Hernandez rushed to the right for 5 yard touchdown.
2pt attempt converted, T. Caulley run up the middle
TOUCHDOWN (with 2 point conversion)

West Virginia Scoring Drive - 6:49; 4th Quarter
1st-10, WVU47 6:49  S. Slaton rushed up the middle for 11 yard gain
1st-10, CONN42 6:08  S. Slaton rushed to the right for 1 yard gain. S. Slaton fumbled. D. Reynaud recovered fumble. WVU committed 15 yard penalty
2nd-24, WVU44 5:40  S. Slaton rushed to the right for 56 yard touchdown.
P. McAfee made PAT
TOUCHDOWN

FINAL
WVU 37[/color]
UCONN 11