UConn Huskies News
10-1-14: 10-1-14: The University of Connecticut Huskies hosted the Temple Owls this week at home in Rentschler Field in Connecticut. The Huskies have had a tough season to date and came into this week with a 1-3 record with the Owls were 2-1 before the game with UConn. The Huskies have struggled all season to really put points on the board and that trend continued in this contest as Temple seemingly had their way with UConn. This was actually a low scoring contest in the first half that only saw one touchdown for Temple’s Tavon Young as he returned an interception 93 yards for a touchdown and a field goal by UConn’s kicker Bobby Puyol as the game was 7-3 in favor of the Owls at the half. Temple came out of the second half with all guns blazing as the team scored three touchdowns and forced a safety in the third quarter and went into the final 15 minutes with a commanding 33-10 lead. Temple kept pouring it on in the fourth quarter as the team scored two more field goals to take a commanding 39-10 lead. The game would end by that same score of 39-10 for Temple as the Owls improved their record to 3-1. UConn goes back to the drawing board as they saw their record drop to 1-4 on the young season. Get your UConn tickets for the Huskies game in two weeks against the Tulane Green Wave on Saturday, October 11. UConn will travel to Tulane to take on the Green Wave on the road.
9-22-14: The University of Connecticut Huskies traveled to South Florida and Raymond James Stadium to take on the South Florida Bulls in a Friday night game on ESPN. UConn and South Florida went into the game with identical 1-2 record so one team would be leaving as a .500 team while the other was digging their conference hole deeper and deeper. South Florida quickly jumped out to 14-0 lead after one quarter after QB Mike White threw a 30 yard touchdown pass and Marlon Mack ran in a touchdown from one yard out. UConn finally got on the board with just 0:05 left in the first half after a Byron Jones 70 yard interception return for a touchdown and would not score again until there was 1:19 left in the fourth quarter. The Huskies defense settled down after that first quarter and actually played well for the remainder of the game but the difference in the game was a South Florida fourth quarter field goal with 6:03 left in the game. The UConn huskies would lose the game this week to South Florida by the score of 17-14 dropping their record to 1-3 on the season. This was the first conference game for both teams in the American Conference. Get your UConn tickets for the next game next Saturday when the Huskies host the Temple Owls at home in Rentschler Field. The game will be played at 4:00 pm ET and can be seen on ESPN News.
9-16-14: The University of Connecticut Huskies hosted the Boise State Broncos this week at home at Rentschler Field in both team’s third game of the young season. The Boise State offense proved to be more than the Huskies defense could handle and UConn lost the game to Boise State by the score of 38-21. If you are a fan of throwing the football this was the game for you as UConn had 242 of their 290 yards come through the air and Boise State had 240 of their 294 total yards come from the arm of quarterback Grant Hedrick. The major difference in the two throwing attacks was that UConn’s quarterback Chandler Whitmer had two interceptions while Hendrick had no turnovers and two touchdowns. UConn did get within the score of 24-21 with only 1:09 left in the third quarter but the defense could not stop the Broncos offense as Boise State scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to ultimately put the game away. Get your UCONN tickets for next week’s game as they travel to Raymond James Stadium to take on the South Florida Bulls. The game is a big one that will be televised at 8:00 pm ET on ESPN and/or ESPN2.
9-8-14: The University of Connecticut Huskies hosted the Stony Brook Seawolves this week looking for their first victory of the young season. The Huskies held the Seawolves to just 16 points and won the game 19-16 to get their first win. The Huskies needed this victory after losing to BYU last week in embarrassing fashion 35-10. Neither team put up many yards as Connecticut only mustered 223 yards of total offense while Stony Brook put up 300 yards of offense. Connecticut threw less passing yards than Stony Brook, 196 yards to 142 yards, and rushed less, 104 yards to 81 yards, but took advantage of 12 Stony Brook penalties that set the team back 108 yards. Connecticut struggled to hold onto the football this week as they had two fumbles while the Seawolves did not have a turnover in the game but in the end the miscues didn’t matter. The Huskies led the game 19-10 heading into the fourth quarter before allowing a Seawolves touchdown with 1:53 left in the game. Get your tickets for next week’s UCONN Huskies game as the team hosts Boise State at noon on ABC and ESPN.