The Wolfpack expected to have a balanced offense, but they also anticipated more from both the rushing and passing attacks.
So a stagnant offense across the board isn't something that was viewed as a potential stumbling block coming out of the gates.
Instead, it has been puzzling. There were 54 net rushing yards in the 10-7 victory against Connecticut, albeit a number clouded by a six sacks. But without a running back eclipsing the 50-yard mark (and the three tailbacks managing barely more than 80 yards), this wasn't supposed to be part of the winning formula.
The passing attack was bound to have some issues while quarterback Mike Glennon found comfort with a largely new cast of front-line receivers. But this hasn't gone all that smooth either. Consider that the 15 completions for Glennon against Connecticut mark the lowest total in his 15 career starts covering two seasons.
There's time to sort this out, but with this being Glennon's senior season, the Wolfpack were counting on being on the mark right away.The Wolfpack expected to have a balanced offense, but they also anticipated more from both the rushing and passing attacks.
-- LT Tyson Chandler, who hadd 26 career snaps prior to the game at Connecticut, made his first career start. The redshirt sophomore was filling in for injured LT Rob Crisp.
-- DE Forest West recorded his first career sack in the victory at Connecticut. It was an extra-special moment for the redshirt junior because he's the only Wolfpack player from Connecticut and he was playing at Rentschler Field in East Harford for the first time.
-- LB M.J. Salahuddin became the second true freshman to play this year for the Wolfpack. He was used on the punt return unit.