STORRS, Conn. (AP) _ Three University of Connecticut sophomore football players, who allegedly assaulted a man in a dorm, were suspended from Saturday's game against Buffalo and face criminal charges.

Police said the three were arrested about 3 a.m. Thursday after leading authorities on a foot chase. The victim was visiting students at the time of the assault.

Anthony Carter, 19, Jordan Younger, 19, both defensive backs, and Robert Long, 20, a linebacker, are scheduled to appear in Rockville Superior Court Oct. 14 on a variety of charges.

The players, all from New Jersey, were each were charged with breach of peace, interfering with a police officer and threatening. Carter also was charged with third-degree assault.

Their absence apparently had little impact on the Huskies, who routed Buffalo 55-0. UConn officials would not comment on the arrests.

The charges mark the second time in a month that football players at a Connecticut college were arrested for alleged assault. The University of New Haven suspended two captains indefinitely after a fight broke out off-campus at a bar.

The New Haven players also were charged with the assault of an off-duty policewoman during the fracas.