Perhaps the football gods are conspiring against the Huskies. Expectations were high heading into Year 2 of the Paul Pasqualoni era. After a 5-7 season in 2011, UConn figured to be at or above .500 and earn a bowl bid for their efforts. Instead, this team has been hugely disappointing, managing just three wins in eight games, with the last three losses falling in the "demoralizing beyond belief" category. First there was the loss at Western Michigan, then the homecoming overtime gift to Temple, and finally the 40-10 beatdown at the hands of Syracuse.