UConn Huskies vs. East Carolina Pirates - 11/23/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
East Carolina Pirates at UConn Huskies
Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 12:00 PM (Pratt & Whitney Stadium)
ECU -14 O/U 66
The East Carolina Pirates are set to visit Pratt & Whitney Stadium in East Hartford, Connecticut for an AAC clash against the UConn Huskies. The East Carolina Pirates come into this matchup with a 3-7 record, and they will be looking to rebound after dropping their recent road game against the SMU Mustangs. Sophomore QB Holton Ahlers had a big game through the air for East Carolina as he connected on 32 of his 42 pass attempts for 498 yards and 6 TDs. Freshman WR Tyler Snead was the top target for Ahlers and the Pirates as he hauled in 19 catches for 240 yards and 3 TDs.
The East Carolina Pirates struggled on the defensive side of the ball against the SMU Mustangs as they allowed them to score 59 points and rack up a total of 636 yards of offense. Senior DB Colby Gore led the way for the East Carolina defense with 9 tackles. The secondary had a productive game for the Pirates as sophomore DB Daniel Charles pitched in 5 tackles and 3 TFL while freshman DB Ja’Quan McMillian contributed 7 tackles and the lone interception of the game.
The UConn Huskies come into this matchup with a 2-8 record, and they will be looking to rebound after dropping their recent road game against the Cincinnati Bearcats, 48-3. Freshman QB Jack Zergiotis struggled to get any offense generated through the air for UConn as he connected on 4 of his 14 pass attempts for 35 yards and 1 interception. Junior RB Kevin Mensah had a productive game on the ground for the Huskies as he ran for 115 yards on 24 carries.
The UConn Huskies struggled on the defensive side of the ball against the UConn Huskies as they allowed them to score 48 points and rack up a total of 507 yards of offense. Junior DB Tyler Coyle led the way for the UConn defense with 14 tackles, 1 pass deflection, and 1 forced fumble. Sophomore DB Robert King III had a productive game from the secondary for the Huskies as he tallied 9 tackles.
The East Carolina Pirates showed a sign of explosiveness in their latest game as they put up 51 points on one of the best teams in the conference, and they should have success against one of the worst defenses in college football. UConn has been awful on both sides of the ball this season as they rank 120th in points scored and 128th in points allowed, and they won’t be able to keep this game close against the Pirates. East Carolina has three WRs who have over 500 yards this season, and UConn doesn’t have enough talent in the backend of their defense to cover them. East Carolina earns an easy win on the road.