UConn and Kevin Mensah keep moving forward

By matthew barrresi • September 21, 2018 • 6:00 A.m.

UConn needs Kevin Mensah.

The Huskies defense is a problem. In Bill Connelly’s S&P analytics the Huskies are No. 130 (out of 130) in defensive S&P +, an adjusted scoring metric. In traditional measures they have allowed the most yards (2020, only team over 2000 in the country) and most points per game (55.7).

Even if that side of the ball makes large strides, which with a host of freshman playing integral roles is unlikely, it is fair to say the unit will be a tremendous liability all season long. Which means UConn needs points, and lots of them. This was clearly evident last weekend as UConn allowed 49 points to FCS foe URI, just narrowly escaping with a win by posting 56 of their own.