Ranking BYU’s Opposing Quarterbacks in 2014

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Dec 7, 2013; East Hartford, CT, USA; Connecticut Huskies quarterback Casey Cochran (12) looks to pass against the Memphis Tigers in the first quarter at Rentschler Field. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

#8 Casey Cochran, UConn

Height: 6-1

Weight: 230

Class: Sophomore

2013 stats: 111-175, 1,293 yards, 11-4, 63.4%

BYU @ UConn, August 29th (Friday)

UConn started last season 0-9.  The Huskies had a lame-duck interim coach in place after firing Paul Pasqualoni.   The program felt helpless with little hope in sight.  Then, in comes Casey Cochran.

The former two-time Gatorade Player of the Year in the state of Connecticut, Cochran came in against SMU and threw for 227 yards in a losing effort; but then started the final three games and led the Huskies to a 3-0 record.  In a win over Memphis, Cochran tossed a school-record 461 yards.

Cochran has given UConn a small glimmer of hope that things will change in year one of the Bob Diaco era.