The theme -- Much like Akron, UConn appeared to be a running team before the season begun. With the solid play of first-year quarterback Tyler Lorenzen, the Huskies aren't afraid to pass, either. Still, the meat of the snaps belong to running back Donald Brown, an All-Big East performer who has rushed for 4.2 yards per carry this season. The offense's weakness is the propensity to allow sacks (106th in the nation with 13 allowed). Before last week's win over Pitt, the Huskies hadn't been challenged by a solid defense. Pitt actually held UConn to 289 total yards, but forced six turnovers. The Panthers completely stuffed UConn's running game.
Key players -- RB Brown and QB Lorenzen
How Akron can stop them -- UConn spreads the ball to five receivers. There's no real concern to stop one in particular. The Zips need to stack the box and make the Huskies score by passing. Judging how the running backs fared against Pitt, it's an attainable goal -- and one that could lead to an Akron win.