News:Martin Hyppolite will start Saturday's game against Rutgers due to Lyle McCombs' first quarter suspension.
Analysis: The matchup against Rutgers is not a good one for the Connecticut rushing offense, so Martin Hyppolite is probably not a good play in Week 6. He will get more carries in the game, but McCombs should return in the second quarter and get most of the offensive attention.
News:Martin Hyppolite, a rarely used backup running back, had six carries and 60 yards with a touchdown in the UConn win over Buffalo.
Analysis:Martin Hyppolite missed the 2011 season with a knee injury, but the redshirt junior looked very good taking a sweep 50 yards to pay dirt. If Lyle McCombs were to get injured, Hyppolite might get the carries.
News: Connecticut could be gaining a running back soon, and that's welcome news with D.J. Shoemate done for the season (applying for a medical redshirt). Martin Hyppolite, who has been out since the spring due to a knee injury, says that he's about 90 percent healed but isn't sure if he'll be able to return this week.
Analysis: Hyppolite would be one more option to pair up with Lyle McCombs, who has shouldered much of the load through five games. But at the least Hyppolite would add a body to the backfield rotation.