Scouting Uconn: Offense

Posted: September 17, 2014 in Football

The Uconn offense has struggled to get going this year (sounds like USF). They haven’t gotten the running game going in particular, averaging just 66 yards per game on the ground in their first 3 games of the year. They will try to get going against a USF defense that was gashed last weekend vs. NC State for 589 yards. Let’s hope the USF defense has a better outing this time around.

Offensive line

At left tackle is redshirt sophomore Richard Levy (6’6″ 305 lbs.) who played in just one game last year before being injured. Behind him is redshirt junior Paul Nwokeji (6’6″ 287 lbs.) who played in just one game last year as well. At left guard is redshirt senior Gus Cruz (6’4″ 296 lbs.) who started 5 games last year before his season was ended due to injury. He is back and ready to start. Behind him is freshman Trey Rutherford (6’5″ 289 lbs.). At center is redshirt senior Alex Mateas (6’4″ 309 lbs.) who started all 12 games last year. Behind him is true freshman Ryan Crozier (6’4″ 297 lbs.). At right guard is junior Tyler Samra (6’2″ 288 lbs.) who started 6 games last year. Behind him (on the depth chart) is Crozier again. At right tackle is redshirt junior Dalton Gifford (6’4″ 304 lbs.) who started 6 games last year at tackle and played in 11 out of the 12 games. Behind him is sophomore Andreas Knappe (6’8″ 300 lbs.). That is one big kid.

Backfield

At quarterback is redshirt senior Chandler Whitmer (6′ 192 lbs.). Whitmer is 34 for 73 for 464 yards including 3 touchdowns and 2 interception. He has also carried it 31 times on the year, so the defense has to be ready for him to move out of the pocket. Behind him is sophomore Tim Boyle (6’3″ 216 lbs.). Boyle got the start last year vs. USF and was 15 for 43 for 149 yards but was sacked 3 times. He is just 6 of 9 for 33 yards behind Whitmer but could see some playing time if Whitmer struggles. Behind him is redshirt freshman Will Roshell (5’10” 185 lbs.).

At tailback is redshirt junior Max DeLorenzo (5’11” 210 lbs.) who had 4 carries for 25 yards in the loss last year. He has 29 carries for just 104 yards on the year. He also has a catch for 17 yards. Behind him is redshirt freshman Joshua Marriner (5’9 195 lbs.). He has 19 carries for 34 yards and the only rushing touchdown. He has 2 catches for 20 yards. At fullback is redshirt sophomore Jazzmar Clax (5’11” 241 lbs.). He has 3 catches for 12 yards. Behind him is sophomore Matt Walsh (6’1″ 227 lbs.).

Receivers

At wide receiver is senior Deshon Foxx (5’10” 172 lbs.). He had 1 catch for 8 yards last year vs. USF. He has 9 catches for 121 yards this season. Behind him is redshirt junior Kamal Abrams (5’11” 182 lbs.). He has 5 catches for 43 yards. Behind Abrams is sophomore Dhameer Bradley (5’10” 170 lbs.) who had 1 catch for 16 yards last year vs. USF. He has 1 for 15 this season so far. At the other wide receiver spot is redshirt junior Geremy Davis (6’3″ 216 lbs) who had 6 catches for 80 yards last year vs. USF. He has 16 receptions for 256 yards and 2 touchdowns. He is their big wide receiver threat. Behind him is redshirt freshman Thomas Lucas (6’2″ 198 lbs.) ho has 5 catches for 35 yards and sophomore Noel Thomas (6’1″ 187 lbs.) who has 2 receptions for 18 yards. At tight end is redshirt junior Sean McQuillan (6’3″ 239 lbs.). He has 6 receptions for 60 yards. Behind him is redshirt freshman Tommy Myers (6’5″ 238 lbs.) who has 1 grab for 3 yards.

 

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