Bittersweet meeting

No. 22 West Virginia hopes to keep climbing up the top 25 ranking on Saturday at Noon ET when they host an emotionally drained Connecticut team from Mountaineer Field.

Bet Connecticut at West Virginia
West Virginia is 5-1 on the season and 2-3 against the spread. The lone loss is a 41-30 defeat at the hands of Auburn. Jarrett Brown has thrown for 1,209 yards and eight touchdowns while Noel Devine has rushed for 734 yards and nine touchdowns through six games. WVU is posting 426.5 yards per-game, which is second in the Big East. On defense, the Mountaineers are holding teams to 292.8 yards per-game, but allowing 20.8 points per-game. WVU has the top rushing defense in the conference, allowing just 481 yards through six games.

Connecticut is still recovering from the tragedy last weekend when Jasper Howard, a star cornerback for the Huskies, was murdered on campus following a 38-25 win over Louisville. The Huskies are 4-2 on the season and a perfect 6-0 with the spread. Cody Endres has thrown for 936 yards and four touchdowns in five games of work for UCONN while Andre Dixon has rushed for 616 yards and seven touchdowns while Jordan Todman has run for 502 yards and six touchdowns. The Huskies are averaging 29 points per-game, while on defense the Huskies are holding opponents to 18.2 points and 312.5 yards per-game. Connecticut is 0-5 all-time against the Mountaineers.
Oddsmakers from online sports book SPORTSBETTING.com have made West Virginia 7.5-point home favorites over Connecticut on Saturday afternoon. The over/under total for this game has been established at 47.
College Football Week 8 Betting Trends
All games in this series since 1992

W VIRGINIA is 5-0 against the spread versus CONNECTICUT since 1992

W VIRGINIA is 5-0 straight up against CONNECTICUT since 1992

3 of 5 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL since 1992

Games over the last 3 seasons

W VIRGINIA is 2-0 against the spread versus CONNECTICUT over the last 3 seasons 

W VIRGINIA is 2-0 straight up against CONNECTICUT over the last 3 seasons 

2 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons 

All games played at W VIRGINIA since 1992

W VIRGINIA is 2-0 against the spread versus CONNECTICUT since 1992

W VIRGINIA is 2-0 straight up against CONNECTICUT since 1992

2 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL since 1992

Games played at W VIRGINIA over the last 3 seasons.

W VIRGINIA is 1-0 against the spread versus CONNECTICUT over the last 3 seasons 

W VIRGINIA is 1-0 straight up against CONNECTICUT over the last 3 seasons 

1 of 1 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons
Week 8 College Football Injury Report
CONNECTICUT

[TE] 08/25/2009 - Yianni Apostalakos out for season ( Hip ) 

[QB] 09/26/2009 - Zach Frazer missed last game, "?" Saturday vs Pittsburgh ( Knee ) 

[RT] 08/25/2009 - Jimmy Bennett out for season ( Leg ) 

[DT] 09/26/2009 - Beau Brunelli missed last game, "?" Saturday vs Pittsburgh ( Undisclosed ) 

[LT] 09/07/2009 - John Yurek out for season ( Knee ) 

[LB] 09/26/2009 - Scott Lutrus missed last game, "?" Saturday vs Pittsburgh ( Neck ) 

[TE] 09/26/2009 - Ryan Griffin missed last game, "?" Satruday vs Pittsburgh ( Back ) 

[LB] 10/02/2009 - Kijuan Dabney out for season ( Shoulder ) 

W VIRGINIA

[DL] 10/01/2009 - Scooter Berry "?" 10/10 vs Syracuse ( Shoulder ) 
Connecticut at West Virginia Current Odds
Connecticut Huskies +7.5 Over 47 (+250)

West Virginia Mountaineers -7.5 Under 47 (-330)
Bet Connecticut at West Virginia
Posted: 10/24/09 8:18AM ET

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