UConn Huskies News
10-20-14: The University of Connecticut Huskies took the week off to rest up from their fifth loss of the season at the hands of the Tulane Green Wave and to prepare for the #18 ranked East Carolina Pirates. The game will be played on Thursday, October 23 and will be a road game for the Huskies as they travel to Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. UConn is 1-5 on the season including four straight losses to Boise State, South Florida, Temple, and Tulane. East Carolina is an impressive 5-1 on the season including a perfect 2-0 conference record this season. On paper this seems like a bit of a mismatch as the Pirates have one of the best scoring attacks and passing games in all of the country while the UConn defense has struggled for much of the season. East Carolina is averaging 371.3 yards per game in the air which is 5th best in the nation while scoring 41.0 points per game, 15th best in College Football. The defense for the Huskies is allowing 25.7 points per game which is only 68th best in the country. If UConn has any shot of winning this contest they will have to stop East Carolina’s offensive duo of quarterback Shane Carden and running back Breon Allen. Carden already has 2,129 passing yards and 16 touchdown passes on the season as he continues to light up the opposing teams secondary. This is going to be a tough matchup for the Huskies next week as the team looks to avoid a five game losing streak by shocking the world and the East Carolina Pirates. Get your UConn tickets for the next Huskies game as the team travels to East Carolina next Thursday to take on the Pirates on the road in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. The game will be played at 7:00 pm ET and can be seen on ESPNU.
10-15-14: The University of Connecticut Huskies traveled to take on the Tulane Green Wave this week in Yulman Stadium in a game where both teams were looking to turn their seasons around. UConn had a 1-4 record heading into the game while Tulane had an identical 1-4 record on the season heading into the contest. If you are a fan of offensive football this was not the game for you as neither team could really get the ball moving on the other team’s defense. UConn mustered a first quarter field goal while Tulane scored a touchdown pass in the first quarter for the majority of the game’s scoring. Neither teams scored for the remainder of the first quarter or in the second quarter as the defenses were on display. The two teams could only muster a safety between them in the third quarter setting up a close fourth quarter contest. Tulane’s defense kept the ball out of UConn’s hands and kept them out of the end zone as the Green Wave went on to win by the score of 12-3. UConn was only able to gain 215 yards of total offense on the day while committing three costly turnovers that led to their fifth loss of the season. Tulane improved their record to 2-4 on the season with the victory. Be sure to get your UConn tickets for the next Huskies game two weeks from now on Thursday, October 23 as the team travels to take on the #19 ranked East Carolina Pirates on the road in East Carolina. The game will be played at 7:00 pm ET and can be seen on ESPN.
10-6-14: The University of Connecticut Huskies have had a tough 2014 college football season and thankfully had a week to rest and recharge before traveling to another team who has had a rough go of it this year in the Tulane Green Wave. UConn has a tough 1-4 record coming into this game with a 0-2 conference record while Tulane hasn’t been much better with a 1-4 record and a 0-1 conference record. One team is going to improve next week while the other continues to slide in the standings and struggle in 2014. UConn is on a three game losing streak and if they want to snap that streak they will have to get the offense going early and often. The team has only averaged 186 passing yards per game, ranked 104th in the nation, and 75.4 rushing yards per game, ranked 122nd in the nation, this season. The defense has not been much to write home about either as the defense is allowing 28.4 points per game, the 82nd best ranked defense in all of college football. The team’s inability to score has been the biggest obstacle for the Huskies this season as the defense is allowing over double the amount of points that the offense has been able to post this season, something hopefully an off week can fix if you’re a Huskies fan. UConn will rely heavily on the arm of Chandler Whitmer in hopes that he will improve on his 50% completion rating this season. UConn also needs to establish the run in this game if they want to beat Tulane on the road and will hope that RB Max DeLorenzo can lead that charge by averaging more than the 3.4 yards per rush he has this season. Be sure to grab some UConn tickets for the next Huskies game next Saturday as they take on the Tulane Green Wave on the road in Yulman Stadium. The game will be played at 8:00 pm ET and can be seen on ESPNews.
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.