n.C. State gets some credit for an excellent job in making UConn's special teams a non-factor. That can't happen this week. The offense and defense needs that unit to play well, especially the offense, which has struggled to score the past two games. Keeping the Terps bottled up in their own end could help take pressure off the offense to go longer distances. And there's always kicker Chad Christen (pictured) to put three on the board. Nick Williams needs to be sprung in the punt and kickoff return game and the Huskies can't let Maryland get the better of them with their returns.
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