Iowa State, UConn look for exposure on Friday

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EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Connecticut and Iowa State don't often get to bask in the national football spotlight.

Both want to make the most of the opportunity on Friday night, when the defending Big East co-champion Huskies (1-1) play host to the Cyclones (2-0).

UConn (1-1) is trying rebound from a disappointing 24-21 road loss at Vanderbilt, while Iowa State is coming off an emotional 44-41 triple-overtime win over rival Iowa.

The game will match a Cyclones offense that put up 473 yards against the Hawkeyes against a Connecticut defense that's giving up just 214 yards a game.

UConn coach Paul Pasqualoni says all three Husky quarterbacks likely will play in the game, and he is not expected to name a starter until just before kickoff.