Lyle McCombs and the Connecticut Huskies are on the road to take on the Vanderbilt Commodores in the second game of the season at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday night.
Event: Connecticut Huskies vs. Vanderbilt Commodores - NCAA Football, Week 2.
Date/Time: Saturday, September 10, 2011 - 7:30 p.m. EDT.
Location: Vanderbilt Stadium (Capacity: 39,790), Nashville, Tennessee.
Broadcast Info: Saturday's game between UConn and Vanderbilt will be aired on SNY in Connecticut and the Northeast region, with Matt Stewart on play-by-play duty, Chris Doering providing analysis and Suzette Taylor down on the sidelines.
The game can also be heard on the radio on WTIC 1080-AM, the home of UConn football for the last 20 years. Joe D'Ambrosio is on play-by-play duty with Wayne Norman providing analysis and Jeff Dooley down on the sidelines.
Series Info: UConn has played Vanderbilt twice in its history, with the Huskies and Commodores splitting the four meetings. The teams first met on October 26, 2002, and Vanderbilt escaped with a 28-24 victory in Nashville. Last season, UConn steamrolled Vandy, 40-21, on October 2. The game was tied at 21 entering halftime, but the Huskies were able to score 19 unanswered points to capture the win. Jordan Todman ran for 190 yards and two scores in the victory for the Huskies.
Storyline: In the season opener against Fordham, it was running back Lyle McCombs who stole the show, rushing for four tochdowns in UConn's 35-3 rout of Fordham. The Huskies used three different quarterbacks in the game, and still haven't pinned down their No. 1 option under center. Until they do, expect McCombs to see a lot of carries.
Prediction: Vanderbilt is a step up from Fordham, but UConn should still roll. Final Score: UConn 34, Vanderbilt 17.
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