September 11, 2007

Jeffers, Kanuch making most of second season

STORRS, Conn. - Just after finishing up his time speaking to reporters Tuesday afternoon, wide receiver Brad Kanuch walked over to Terence Jeffers and began flexing, hoping his teammate would crack a smile.

Unfazed, Jeffers continued talking until Kanuch playfully reached in and threw a jab at his counterpart. Jeffers chuckled, slapped him away and Kanuch raced out the door.

For the two young receivers, the 2007 season has been a great chance for them to not only hone their craft, but to shine early and often. Entering this weekend's Week 3 contest against Maine, the UConn duo has recorded an astounding 19 of the 40 receptions offered, including two by Jeffers that went for touchdowns in the team's win over Maine Saturday.

That total may increase Saturday against Temple, a team that allowed nearly 209 passing yards per game last season and a total of 22 passing touchdowns.

"We've definitely got everything moving along as far as our offense," Jeffers said. "As far as our running game, we've got a solid running game of course with Donald Brown and a receiving corps that you can't focus in on any one of us."

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