UCONN Huskies News
12-8-14: The University of Connecticut Huskies traveled home to Rentschler Field for their final game of the season as the team hosted the SMU Mustangs. In this big American Conference game the UConn Huskies looked for their second conference win of the season while SMU searched for their first win period. SMU came into the game as the only winless team in College Football this season with a 0-11 record and a 0-7 AAC conference record. UConn had lost four straight games heading into the contest which left their overall record at 2-9 and their conference record at 1-6. Would the Huskies be able to keep the Mustangs winless on the season or would SMU rally in their final game of the season to end their campaign on a high note with a victory?
SMU got the ball on the first in the game and promptly marched the ball down the field before settling for a field goal to take a quick 3-0 lead. After an SMU forced turnover the Mustangs marched right back down the field before having their drive stall once again before kicking another field goal to take a 6-0 lead. SMU’s defense took a possession away from UConn but the Huskies defense took one right back from the Mustangs as Andrew Adams recovered a fumble and returned it for a 32 yard touchdown to tie the game at 6-6 after a missed PAT attempt. The SMU team that has lost their last 11 contests began to show their head in the second quarter as UConn marched down the field for two touchdowns as a part of 21 unanswered points for the Huskies. UConn took a 20-6 lead with them into the locker room at half time over SMU and looked like they were well on their way to their second AAC conference victory of the season. SMU received the ball to begin the third quarter and immediately took the ball down the field and into the end zone when Prescott Line ran a four yard touchdown in. SMU marched the ball down the field again before the end of the third quarter and Matt Davis ran the ball in from 26 yards to knot the game up at 20-20 setting up an exciting fourth quarter. SMU’s running back Line would run his second touchdown run in midway through the fourth quarter before the Mustangs defense would take over. SMU’s defense was the difference in this contest forcing four fumbles, collecting an interception and by holding UConn to just 316 yards of total offense in a 27-20 victory over the Huskies. SMU easily had their best game of the season going 10-19 on third down and putting up 422 yards of total offense in the contest.
With the loss UConn dropped their record to 2-10 and their AAC record to 1-7 while SMU improved their own record to 1-11 and their American Athletic Conference record to 1-7. Both teams fell short of the six victories to become bowl eligible this season nor shared in the AAC Conference championship. Congratulations to both teams nonetheless for their strong seasons during the 2014 College Football campaign.
11-9-14: The University of Connecticut Huskies traveled to New York to take on the Army Black Knights in a rare
game played at the new Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. UConn snapped a five game losing streak last
week when the Huskies beat UCF to improve their record to 2-6 and 1-4 in their conference. Army was
not as fortunate last week as the Black Knights lost to Air Force for their third straight loss which
dropped their record to 2-6 on the season. In a matchup of two totally different teams the stats were
pretty comparable across the board for most stats. UConn passes the ball much better in the contest
gaining 190 of their 353 yards in the air. Army rushed the ball much better as they rushed for 327 of
their 365 yards of total offense in this contest. The difference maker in the game was Army simply put
the ball in the end zone when they had the ball while UConn saw most of their drives end prematurely.
With all the comparable stats in the game you figured the game would be close but in the end Army
easily beat UConn by the score of 35-21. With the loss UConn’s record dropped to 2-7 and 1-4 in their
conference while Army improved to 3-6 on the season with the victory. Get your UConn tickets for the
next Huskies game two Saturday’s from today when the team hosts the Cincinnati Bearcats at home on
November, 22 in Rentschler Field. The game time and television schedule have yet to be determined at
11-3-14: The University of Connecticut Huskies hosted the UCF Knights at home this week in Rentschler Field in a non-conference game for both schools. UCF came into the game riding high on a five game winning streak that improved their record to 5-2 while UConn came into the contest losers of five straight and sporting an overall record of 1-6 on the season. UCF’s offense was on full display in this one as the Knights put up 429 yards of total offense including 284 yards in the air off UCF’s QB Justin Holman. Holman finished with two touchdown passes in the contest but also threw four interceptions that ended up deciding this contest for UCF. UConn took advantage of the four INT’s and two UCF turnovers on downs to put up 327 yards of total offense and 37 points. UConn went on to win the game for their first conference victory of the season by the score of 37-29 after UCF made it interesting late in the fourth quarter. UCF’s record dropped to 5-3 and 3-1 in the American Conference while UConn’s record improved to 2-6 and 1-4 in the conference this season. Get your UConn tickets for next Saturday’s game as the Huskies travel to Army to take on the Black Knights in Michie Stadium. The game will be played at 3:30 pm ET and can be seen on television on the CBS Sports Network.
10-27-14: The University of Connecticut Huskies traveled to East Carolina to take on the #18 ranked East Carolina
Pirates on the road in East Carolina. UConn came into the contest with a four game losing streak that
they would try and snap as the team had an overall 1-5 record in 2014. East Carolina on the other hand
had won four games in a row coming into the contest and sported a 5-1 record on the season. East
Carolina came into the game with the 3rd
game and somehow improved on that mark in this game throwing for 445 passing yards in the game.
East Carolina average 580 yards of total offense in this game while holding UConn to just 397 yards
of total offense and a mere 84 yards on the ground. The difference in this contest was the third down
efficiency and the first downs as East Carolina went 9-20 on third down and 3-5 on fourth down while
achieving a whopping 31 first downs in the contest. UConn meanwhile only went 3-12 on third down
and 1-1 on fourth down while managing only 16 first downs in the game. East Carolina dominated the
game, dominated the scoreboard, and dominated the time of possession with 35:36 worth of clock time
in this contest in a game that ended with East Carolina on top by the score of 31-21. UConn’s record
dropped to 1-6 on the season while East Carolina improved to 6-1 on the year. Get your UConn tickets
for the next Huskies game as the team hosts the UCF Knights next Saturday at home in Rentschler Field.
The game will be played at 12:00 pm ET and will not be nationally televised unfortunately.
best passing game in the nation averaging 381.9 yards per
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.