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Quick Facts Location:............................................................Storrs, Conn. Founded:......................................................................... 1881 Enrollment:.......................30,525 (17,815 Storrs undergrad) President:.................................................... Dr. Susan Herbst Director of Athletics:.....................................Warde Manuel Nicknames:..................................................Huskies, UConn Colors:.................................... National Flag Blue and White Conference:........................................................... BIG EAST Website:..................................................UConnHuskies.com Stadium:........................................................ Rentschler Field Capacity:...................................................................... 40,000 Surface:.............................................................. Natural Grass

Team Information Head Coach: ................................................ Paul Pasqualoni Alma Mater: .................................................. Penn State, ‘72 Record At UConn: .......................................................... 5-7 Overall Collegiate Record: ............... 140-79-1 (20 seasons) Offensive System: ................................................... Multiple Defensive System: ........................................................... 4-3 2011 Record: ..................................................... 5-7, 3-4 BE Starters Ret./Lost: ......................................................... 15/9 Lettermen Ret./Lost: ................................................... 30/19 FB Office Phone: ....................................... (860) 486-2718 FB Office Fax: ............................................ (860) 486-2197

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GEORGE DeLEONE: Offensive Coordinator, Offensive Line DON BROWN: Defensive Coordinator, Cornerbacks CLAYTON WHITE: Special Team Coordinator, Running Backs HANK HUGHES: Assistant Head Coach, Defensive Line MATT CERSOSIMO: Wide Receivers, Recruiting Coordinator SHANE DAY: Quarterbacks UConn’s spring practices on Tuesday and Saturday will be open to the media with Thursday closed. Live MIKE FOLEY: Tight Ends social media updates are not allowed during practice – Twitter, blogs, Facebook, etc. Requested studentDARRELL PERKINS: Safeties athletes and head coach Paul Pasqualoni will be available for interviews following the open practices. All JON WHOLLEY: Linebackers practices are scheduled for the Mark R. Shenkman Training Center – if there is a change in location the MICHAEL DIGMAN: Offensive Graduate Assistant media will be informed. The Blue-White Game will be held on Satruday, April 21 at 1:00 p.m. JORDAN ORLOVSKY: Defensive Graduate Assistant TIM PENDERGAST: Director of Football Administration ANDY BAYLOCK: Director of UConn Football Alumni/Community Affairs DAVE WILCZEWSKI: Recruiting Assistant

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The 2012 University of Connecticut Spring Football Prospectus is a publication of the UConn Division of Athletics and the Athletic Communications Office. Cover and interior design by Maggie Oren, MB Design. Editorial Assistance by Brendan Flynn, Luanne Dunstan and Sean Soltys. Primary photography by Steve Slade and Bob Stowell. Additional photography by John Korduner, Envision Sports Media and David Silverman/New England Patriots.

Quick Facts/Media Information .................................... 1 Spring Outlook ............................................................ 2-3 Head Coach Paul Pasqualoni ...................................... 4-5 Assistant Coaches ......................................................... 6-9 Personnel Chart ............................................................ 10 Rosters ..................................................................... 11-13 Returning Letterwinners ......................................... 14-19 Incoming Student-Athletes .................................... 20-21 2011 Year In Review .............................................. 22-27 2011 Game Recaps ................................................. 28-39 2011 Statistics ......................................................... 40-45 Director of Athletics Warde Manuel ........................... 46

ATHELETIC COMMUNICATIONS Associate AD/Communications: Mike Enright* Assistant Director – Athletic Communications: Patrick McKenna Assistant Director – Athletic Communications: Phil Chardis Communications Assistant: Matt Lee Communications Assistant: Sagan Byrne Communications Assistant: Brendan Flynn* Communications Secretary: Luanne Dunstan * Football contact

Mailing Address: 2095 Hillside Road U-1173 • Storrs, CT 06269-1173 Office Phone: (860) 486-3531 Office FAX: (860) 486-5085

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he University of Connecticut football team opens its 2012 spring practice with plenty of experience as there are six starters back on offense and eight on defense. At the same time, there are several newcomers and current underclassmen that will push those starters for playing time. As Paul Pasqualoni begins his second year in charge of the Husky program, the goal of spring practice is to develop individual skills and also work on various overall schemes on both offense and defense. Connecticut fell just short of bowl eligibility last year as it went 5-7 and the hope is that spring practice will serve as a catalyst to return the Huskies to postseason play in 2012. Pasqualoni’s coaching staff from last year remained intact with the exception of one position. Former quarterbacks coach Joe Moorhead was named the head coach at Fordham, his alma mater. Joining the Husky staff at that same position is Shane Day, who spent the past two years as the QB coach with the Chicago Bears. The biggest losses for Connecticut on offense come on the offensive line and the wide receiver spot. UConn loses center Moe Petrus, who started 51 games over his career and was a two-time All-BIG EAST pick, and Mike Ryan at tackle, a three-year starter who also earned All-BIG EAST honors twice. Although there is experience returning on the offensive line, the Huskies do lose their top two receivers from last year in Kashif Moore and Isiah Moore. The competition at quarterback will be wide open between five players. Redshirt senior Johnny McEntee started all 12 games last season while redshirt sophomore Scott McCummings also saw considerable playing time, especially in Wildcat situations. Sophomore Michael Nebrich returns looking for more playing time in 2012. There are two newcomers in camp – redshirt sophomore Chandler Whitmer, a junior college transfer who also played a year at Illinois, and freshman Casey Cochran, a mid-year enrollee, who was the Connecticut Player-of-the-Year for the past two seasons. Tailback has become a staple of the UConn offense over the years and redshirt sophomore Lyle McCombs leads the way this spring after earning Freshmen All-America honors in 2011 by rushing 1,151 yards. A pair of veterans redshirt senior D.J. Shoemate and redshirt junior Martin Hyppolite, also bring experience here. Redshirt freshman and Connecticut product Max DeLorenzo looks to break into the lineup and freshman Joseph Williams, a midyear enrollee, will also be in the hunt for action.

A number of performers return at wide receiver. Senior Nick Williams is the veteran of the group and has also enjoyed a terrific career as a kickoff and punt returner. Senior Mike Smith returns after missing last season, but has played in 36 career games – the most of any returning WR. Redshirt sophomore Jeremy Davis played in all 12 games last year and made six catches while classmate Tebucky Jones played in eight games with five catches. Redshirt sophomore Shakim Phillips is a transfer from Boston College, who sat out last season at UConn, and will look to crack the rotation this year. Sophomore Kamal Abrams played in eight games in 2011. Sophomore Deshon Foxx, who played seven games at TB last year, has been moved over to WR this spring. Senior Denzel Allen, juniors Robert Cherry, Brandon Flower and Frank Guardi are also at wide receiver as is redshirt freshman Brendan Donegan. Last year’s starting fullback Mark Hinkley has departed and the Huskies have three FBs on the roster looking for playing time. Redshirt sophomore Reuben Frank played in all 12 games last year while redshirt sophomore Michael Osiecki has switched from linebacker to fullback. Also at the position is redshirt freshman Christopher Matteis. Passing to the tight end was emphasized more at Connecticut under Paqualoni in his first year than it had been in the past. Redshirt seniors Ryan Griffin and John Delahunt both return this season to give the Huskies outstanding experience at the position. Griffin is the team’s leading returner from last season with 33 receptions while Delahunt had six receptions and used more in the blocking scheme. Redshirt sophomore Mark Hansson and redshirt freshman Sean McQuillan will also battle for playing time. With the departure of Petrus, redshirt sophomore Bryan Paull and midyear enrollee Kyle Bockeloh will be looking for a shot. In addition, players currently at guard and tackle could also get a chance at the center spot. The Huskies return two veterans at guard in redshirt senior Adam Masters and redshirt junior Steve Greene. Masters started all 13 games at right guard last year while Greene started at left guard for the final eight games of the year. Masters has started 23 games over the last two seasons. Also starting spring drills at guard are redshirt junior Tyler Bullock, redshirt sophomores Gus Cruz and Alex Mateas (a transfer from Penn State) and Joseph Danielson and mid-year enrollee Drew Ghio. Redshirt junior Kevin Friend leads the tackles after starting nine games last year at right tackle. There is a whole on the left side with the departure of Ryan. Redshirt senior Jimmy Bennett will look to stay healthy and compete for that spot after making two starts last year. Also in the mix are redshirt junior Stephen Brown and redshirt freshmen Dalton Gifford, Xavier Hemmingway and Paul Nwokeji. On defense, the Huskies have lost three key starters in defensive tackles Twyon Martin and Kendall Reyes, who made an amazing 85 career starts between the two of them and were keys in UConn making three bowl appearances in the four years they played. Also lost is safety Jerome Junior, who made nine starts in 2011. The defense ends return considerable experience with senior Jesse Joseph, who has started 34 games over his career and has 106 career tackles. Senior Trevardo Williams started most games at the other defensive end spot last year and exploded towards the end of the season to finish second in the country in sacks per game. Also at defensive end are redshirt senior Ted Jennings, and redshirt sophomores B.J. McBryde and Jonathan Louis. With the loss of Reyes and Martin, there is ample playing time available for those returning at that spot. Redshirt junior Shamar Stephen has the most experience with 24 career games while redshirt senior Ryan Wirth has been in 18. Redshirt junior Tim Willman, redshirt sophomore Angelo Pruitt and redshirt freshmen Kenton Adeyemi and Julian Campenni will also be in the mix.

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UConn has the bulk of the linebackers back from 2011 and all three starters from last year. The leader is redshirt senior Sio Moore, who has started 21 career games and has 202 career tackles and 28.5 for a loss. Redshirt sophomore Yawin Smallwood started each game to begin his college career and had 94 tackles while redshirt senior Jory Johnson also started each game and had 97 tackles and has 132 for his career.

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THE DEFENSE

QUARTERBACKS

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Casey Cochran Scott McCummings Johnny McEntee Michael Nebrich Chandler Whitmer

Fr. -/RSo. 12/12 RSr. 12/13 So. 8/8 RSo. -/-

Ted Jennings Jesse Joseph Jonathan Louis B.J. McBryde Trevardo Williams

RSr. 10/22 Sr. 9/34 RSo. 0/0 RSo. 3/3 Sr. 12/38

WIDE RECEIVERS Kamal Abrams Denzel Allen Robert Cherry Geremy Davis Brendan Donegan Brandon Fowler Deshon Foxx Frank Guardi Tebucky Jones Shakim Phillips Michael Smith Nick Williams

DEFENSIVE TACKLES So. 8/8 Sr. 0/0 Jr. 0/0 RSo. 12/12 RFr. 0/0 Jr. 0/0 So. 7/7 Jr. 0/0 RSo. 8/8 RSo. 0/0 Sr. 0/36 Sr. 12/30

TAILBACKS Max DeLorenzo Martin Hyppolite Lyle McCombs D.J. Shoemate Joseph Williams

RFr. 0/0 RJr. 0/13 RSo. 12/12 RSr. 2/15 Fr. -/-

FULLBACKS Redshirt senior linebacker Sio Moore has started 21 career games and has 202 career tackles and 28.5 for a loss.

Reuben Frank RSo. 12/12 Christopher Matteis RFr. 0/0 Michael Osiecki RSo. 10/10

Also at linebacker is senior Ryan Donohue, a transfer from Maryland, redshirt sophomore Brandon Steg, and redshirt freshmen Jefferson Ashiru and Marquise Vann. Also at linebacker is junior Isaac White.

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Redshirt senior Dwayne Gratz started all 12 games last season to lead the UConn cornerbacks as does classmate Blidi Wreh-Wilson. WrehWilson was limited to just five starts last year due to injury but has played in 30 games over the past three years with 27 starts and has 134 career tackles. Redshirt sophomore Byron Jones helped pick up the slack in Wilson’s absence as he started seven games and made 51 tackles. Bringing additional experience to the cornerbacks is junior Taylor Mack, who has played in 21 games over the past two seasons. Redshirt freshmen Tyree Clark and David Stevenson will look to compete here and junior Alex Kantor is also at cornerback. The departure of Jerome Junior at safety leaves a hole as he started nine games last year. Redshirt sophomore Ty-Meer Brown comes in as the most experienced CB with six starts last year as he made 45 tackles. Junior Gilbert Stlouis has played in seven career games while redshirt freshmen Andrew Adams, Wilbert Lee and Jeremy Claflin will all look to get on the field. The graduation of Dave Teggart, the school’s all-time leader in points, extra points and field goals, leaves a huge gap to file. Redshirt junior Chad Christen, who has handled kickoffs the past two years, will be the leader for that job. Redshirt freshman David Goodrich will also get a look. The Huskies are solid at punter with redshirt junior Cole Wagner, a Second Team All-BIG EAST pick. Junior Adam Mueller returns as the deep snapper, while there is experience back in both kickoff and punt return with Williams and Mack.

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John Delahunt Ryan Griffin Mark Hansson Sean McQuillan

RSr. 8/32 RSr. 12/36 RSo. 2/2 RFr. 0/0

CENTERS Kyle Bockeloh Bryan Paull

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OFFENSIVE GUARDS Tyler Bullock Gus Cruz Joseph Danielson Drew Ghio Steve Greene Alex Mateas

RJr. 10/11 RSo. 8/8 RSo. 0/0 Fr. -/RJr. 12/13 RSo. 0/0

OFFENSIVE TACKLES Jimmy Bennett Stephen Brown Kevin Friend Dalton Gifford Xavier Hemingway Adam Masters Paul Nwokeji

RSr. RJr. RJr. RFr. RFr. RSr. RFr.

4/8 2/2 12/18 0/0 0/0 12/30 0/0

Kenton Adeyemi Julian Campenni Angelo Pruitt Shamar Stephen Tim Willman Ryan Wirth

RFr. 0/0 RFr. 0/0 RSo. 1/1 RJr. 12/24 RJr. 2/3 RSr. 9/18

LINEBACKERS Jefferson Ashiru Ryan Donohue Jory Johnson David Kenney Sio Moore Andrew Opoku Yawin Smallwood Brandon Steg Marquise Vann Isaac White

RFr. Sr. RSr. RJr. RSr. RSo. RSo. RSo. RFr. Jr.

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CORNERBACKS Tyree Clark Dwayne Gratz Alex Kantor Taylor Mack David Stevenson Blidi Wreh-Wilson

SAFETIES Andrew Adams Ty-Meer Brown Jeremy Claflin Wilbert Lee Gilbert Stlouis

RFr. 0/0 RSo. 12/12 RFr. 0/0 RFr. 0/0 Jr. 7/7

SPECIAL TEAM RETURNEES PLACE KICKERS Chad Christen (K/P) RJr. David Goodrich RFr.

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PUNTERS Cole Wagner

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LONG SNAPPERS Dominick Manco Adam Mueller

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aul Pasqualoni became the 28th head football coach at the University of Connecticut on January 14, 2011. A native of Cheshire, Conn., Pasqualoni has extensive coaching experience on the high school, college and professional level and has served as a collegiate head coach for 19 seasons. In his first season in charge of the Connecticut program in 2011, a total of nine Husky players were named All-BIG EAST Conference. Three Husky seniors took part in the NFL Combine and four played in postseason all-star games. Tailback Lyle McCombs was named a Freshman All-American by the Football Writers Association of America. Before taking the Connecticut position, Pasqualoni had been coaching in the National Football League as he was a member of the Dallas Cowboys staff (2005-07 and 2010) and the Miami Dolphins (2008-09). Pasqualoni worked with the tight ends (2005) and linebackers (2006-07) in Dallas. The Cowboys won the NFC East in 2007 and were a Wild Card playoff team in 2006. In 2007, the Cowboys’ defense limited opponents to 4.9 yards per play and were third in sacks. He rejoined the Cowboys staff in 2010 and became the defensive coordinator. He served as defensive coordinator with the Dolphins and his defense allowed just 19.8 points per game in 2008 as the Dolphins won the AFC East Championship. His 2009 defense led the NFL in sacks per pass attempt. Pasqualoni served as the head coach of Syracuse from 19912004 and led the Orange to nine bowl games and was the head coach at Western Connecticut from 1982-86 and led them to an NCAA Division II postseason appearance.

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Pasqualoni concluded his 14-year tenure as Syracuse’s secondwinningest coach with 107 victories. He guided his teams to four BIG EAST conference titles, including a share of one in 2004 - his final year at the school -- and had a 6-3 postseason record. Among those appearances, he led the Orange to two Fiesta Bowl appearances (1992 season and ‘97 season) and a trip to the Orange Bowl (1998 season), in the first year of the Bowl Championship Series. Syracuse also played in the 2004 Champs Sports Bowl, 2001 Insight.com Bowl, 1999 Music City Bowl, the 1996 Liberty Bowl, the 1996 Gator Bowl (1995 season) and the 1992 Hall of Fame Bowl (1991 season) during Pasqualoni’s tenure. His Orange teams won 10 games in three different seasons - 1991, 1992 and 2001. He joined the Syracuse staff in 1987 and was an assistant coach there for four seasons before being named the head coach prior to the 1991 season, taking over for the legendary Dick MacPherson. Pasqualoni developed a solid contingent of professional players at Syracuse, including a string of 17 selections in the first three rounds of the NFL Draft as seven were first-round picks. The school produced at least two NFL draft selections in 11 of Pasqualoni’s 14 years as head coach. During his tenure at Syracuse as an assistant and head coach, the Orange were recognized with the AFCA Academic Achievement Honorable Mention Award for having a graduation rate better than 70 percent a total of 14 times. They were honored during 10 of the 14 years Pasqualoni was head coach. In 1999, Syracuse won the American Football Coaches Association Academic Achievement Award for posting a 100 percent graduation rate for the class that enrolled in 1994.

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H ea d C o a c h Pa ul Pa s qu al on i Pasqualoni won the ECAC/Vince Lombardi Foundation Coach of the Year award in 1996 following his second-straight 9-3 season. He was named the 1992 and 1995 ECAC Coach of the Year for Division I-A. Pasqualoni served in leadership roles with the American Football Coaches Association Board of Trustees. He was appointed to the Board of Trustees in 1998 and served a three-year stint as a member of that group before becoming third-vice president for 2002. He was first vice president in 2004. The Nassau Coaches Association honored Pasqualoni with the 2003 Ralph Luisi “Don’t Quit” Memorial Award, given to an outstanding educator and coach who loves football and teaching. After finishing his undergraduate degree at Penn State, he spent four seasons as an assistant coach at his alma mater, Cheshire High School (1972-75). His first collegiate job was as an assistant at Southern Connecticut in 1976 and was elevated to defensive coordinator in 1980. Pasqualoni had a five year stint from 1982-86 as the head football coach and athletic director at NCAA Division III Western Connecticut State in Danbury, Conn. His teams posted a 28-13 record at Western and he led the school to an NCAA Division II playoff appearance in 1985.

A CLOSER LOOK AT PAUL PASQUALONI FULL NAME: Paul Lucian Pasqualoni WIFE: Jill CHILDREN: Dante Paul, Tito Lucian, Cami Mae ALMA MATER: Penn State, ’72 BIRTHDATE: August 16, 1949 HOMETOWN: Cheshire, Conn. YEARS IN COACHING (COLLEGE): 41 (30)

COACHING RESUME Years School/Team Position

1972-75 Cheshire HS 1976-81 Southern Connecticut 1982-86 Western Connecticut 1987-2004 Syracuse 2005-07 Dallas Cowboys 2008-09 Miami Dolphins 2010 Dallas Cowboys 2011-Present Connecticut

Assistant Coach Assistant Coach (1976-79) Defensive Coordinator (1980-81) Head Coach Linebackers Coach (1987-90) Head Coach (1991-2004) Tight Ends Coach (2005) Linebackers Coach (2006-07) Defensive Coordinator Defensive Coorindator Head Coach

BOWL GAMES AS A COACH Year

1985 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2001 2004 2006 2007 2008

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NCAA Div. III Sugar Hall of Fame Peach Aloha Hall of Fame Fiesta Gator Liberty Fiesta Orange Music City Insight Champs Sports NFL Wild Card NFL Divisional NFL Wild Card

School, Pos.

WCSU, HC SU, Asst. SU, Asst. SU, Asst. SU, Asst. SU, Head SU, Head SU, Head SU, Head SU, Head SU, Head SU, Head SU, Head SU, Head Dallas, LBs Dallas, LBs Miami, DC

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L, 28-0 vs. Montcliar State T, 16-16 vs. Auburn W, 23-10 vs. LSU W, 19-18 vs. Georgia W, 28-0 vs. Arizona W, 24-17 vs. Ohio State W, 26-22 vs. Colorado W, 41-0 vs. Clemson W, 30-17 vs. Houston L, 35-18 vs. Kansas State L, 31-10 vs. Florida W, 20-13 vs. Kentucky W, 26-3 vs. Kansas State L, 51-14 vs. Syracuse L, 21-10 vs. Seattle L, 21-17 vs. N.Y. Giants L, 27-9 vs. Baltimore

Pasqualoni has experience coaching in a number of various all-star games, most recently as an assistant at the NFL’s Pro Bowl in 2010. He served as the defensive coach for the Blue squad at the 2000 Blue-Gray Game. Pasqualoni coached in three East-West Shrine games, serving as an assistant coach for the East squad in 1994 and 1999, and as head coach of the East team in 1996. Pasqualoni was an assistant for the South squad at the 1998 Hula Bowl and served as an assistant coach for the East team in the 1993 Japan Bowl. A 1972 graduate of Penn State, Pasqualoni joined the football team as a walk-on and later lettered. He lettered in football and basketball at Cheshire High School in Connecticut and also earned a letter in football at Bordentown Military Institute in New Jersey. Pasqualoni earned a bachelor’s degree in health and physical education at Penn State and a master of science in physical education and human performance at Southern Connecticut State. Born on August 16, 1949, Pasqualoni and his wife, the former Jill Fleischman, have two sons, Dante Paul and Tito Lucian, and a daughter, Cami Mae.

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A s sis tan t Co a c h e s G eorg e DeL eon e Offensive Coordinator, Offensive Line George DeLeone, a 1970 University of Connecticut graduate and a veteran coach of 40 football seasons, is in his second year as the offensive coordinator on the UConn staff entering the 2012 season. His position responsibility with the offensive line in 2012 after working with the tight ends last season. In 2011, he coached tight end Ryan Griffin to a spot on the All-BIG EAST Second Team. In addition, the Husky offense saw tailback Lyle McCombs named Freshman All-American by the Football Writers Association of America. The New Haven, Conn., native has coached in 12 bowl games, including the Fiesta, Sugar, Gator and Orange Bowl. He returned to the college ranks in 2011 after serving as the tight ends coach for the Miami Dolphins since 2008 as he helped lead the team to the AFC East championship in 2008. DeLeone and UConn head coach Paul Pasqualoni have a long coaching history together as they have been on the same staff, both professionally and collegiately, for 25 years. DeLeone was part of Pasqualoni’s staff for 13 of the 14 years that Pasqualoni was the head coach at Syracuse (1991-2004). The only year that DeLeone was not on that staff was in 1997 when he was the offensive line coach for the San Diego Chargers. DeLeone and Pasqualoni were both assistant coaches at Syracuse from 1987-90 and were together at Southern Connecticut from 1976-79 as DeLeone was the head coach and Pasqualoni was an assistant. They were on the same staff of the Dolphins in 2008-09. Prior to joining the Dolphins, DeLeone was the offensive coordinator at Temple (2006-07) and the run game coordinator/offensive line coach in 2005 at Mississippi. He originally joined the Syracuse staff in 1985 and was the offensive line coach for two seasons before becoming the offensive coordinator in 1987. Following his year with the Chargers, he returned to SU seven more seasons as the defensive coordinator in 1998 and the offensive coordinator from 19992004. During his career at Syracuse, the Orange played in 12 bowl games, posting an 8-3-1 record. He served as the offensive coordinator at Holy Cross in 1984 and was on the Rutgers staff from 1980-83, serving in a number of roles, including defensive coordinator from 1981-82. DeLeone began his coaching career at Southern Connecticut as an assistant coach in 1970 and was the head coach of the Owls from 1970-75. DeLeone graduated from UConn in 1970 with a degree in physical education and earned a master’s degree in physical education from Southern Connecticut in 1971. He is a graduate of Fairfield Prep (Conn.) High School. Born on May 9, 1948, he is the father of two sons - Andy and Mark and is married to Babara Ann Ward.

D on Brown Defensive Coordinator, Cornerbacks Don Brown, who has served as the head coach at three different schools in New England and has been the defensive coordinator at Maryland for the past two seasons, is in his second year as the defensive coordinator at UConn in 2012. He has position responsibility with the cornerbacks. Last season, the UConn defense was ranked fourth in the country in rushing defense at 85.67 yards per game. UConn was also 13th in the country in sacks and 19th in tackles for loss. Cornerback Dwayne Gratz was a Second Team All-BIG EAST pick. Brown, a Spencer, Mass. native, was the head coach at Massachusetts (2004-08), Northeastern (2000-03) and Plymouth State (1993-95). He led UMass to the 2006 NCAA Football Championship Subdivision finals and has a career record of 95-45 as a collegiate head coach. During his tenure at UMass, the Minutemen maintained one of the top defensive units in the nation. They finished among the top 20 in total defense in three of his five seasons and UMass was also first nationally in scoring defense in 2005. Brown led UMass to its best five-year span in program history as the Minutemen finished with 43 wins in his tenure, the third-highest total in school history. His winning percentage (.694/43-19) is tops in UMass history. Brown led UMass to the 2006 national championship game after capturing the Atlantic 10 title with a perfect 8-0 record. UMass

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tied the school record for wins in a season with a 13-2 record and set a schoolmark for wins in a row with 12. Brown was recognized nationally and regionally for the team’s accomplishments. He was named the 2006 AFCA Region I Coach of the Year, 2006 Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year and 2006 New England Football Coach of the Year. Prior to his head-coaching stint at UMass, Brown led the Northeastern Huskies for four seasons (2000-03). In 2002, Brown led Northeastern to its best season in school history, as the Huskies went 10-3 and made the school’s only appearance in the NCAA Division I-AA playoffs. Brown was one of the top defensive coaches in the Northeast before his most recent two stints as head coach. He served as UMass’ defensive coordinator during the 1998 and 1999 and during the 1996 and 1997 seasons, Brown served as the defensive coordinator at Brown University. Brown also served as a head coach at Plymouth State (1993-95) where he posted a 25-6 mark (.806), leading the Panthers to a pair of Division III playoff appearances. He is a 1977 graduate of Norwich University where he starred at running back and is now a member of the NU Hall of Fame. He earned his master’s degree from Plymouth State in 1996. Born, July 31, 1955, Brown and his wife, Deborah have four children (Echo, Zachariah, Rana and Chelsea) and three grandchildren (Lola, Piper and William).

H ank H ughe s Assistant Head Coach, Defensive Line Hank Hughes is entering his 12th season on the Husky coaching staff in 2012 and his second as assistant head coach. For the previous six seasons he had been the assistant head coach for defense after spending the previous three as the defensive coordinator. A 34-year veteran of the coaching profession, Hughes joined the program in Feb. 2001 as the defensive line coach and has coached that position group throughout his tenure at UConn. In 2011, UConn’s rushing defense was ranked fourth in the country and first in the BIG EAST. Defensive lineman Kendall Reyes was named First Team All-BIG EAST for the second year in a row. Following the 2009 season, he was named the Assistant Coach of the Year by the Gridiron Club of Greater Boston. Under Hughes, UConn led the BIG EAST in total defense in each of its first two seasons in the league. The Huskies finished seventh in the nation in 2006, averaging 297.1 yards per game in total defense while also ranking fourth in passing defense and seventh in passing efficiency defense. The Huskies used their stout defense to gain the 2007 BIG EAST Championship with the team ranking in the top 17 nationally in passing defense, passing efficiency defense and scoring defense. Before coming to UConn, Hughes was the defensive line coach at the University of Memphis from 1998-2000. Hughes is familiar with New England, having served at four different schools in the region. In his most recent New England stop prior to UConn, Hughes worked at Harvard (1994-97) where he was the assistant head coach, defensive line coach and special teams coordinator. Hughes is a 1979 graduate of Springfield College with a bachelor’s degree in physical education. He played for four years at linebacker and was a two-year starter. A native of Albany, N.Y., Hank and his wife, Jackie, reside in Tolland, Conn., with their four children, Raquel Marie, Henry, Jack and Charles.

C layt o n W hi t e Special Teams Coordinator, Running Backs Clayton White, a three-year National Football League player who has been coaching on the college level for the past eight seasons, is in his second year in 2012 as an assistant coach at UConn and works with the running backs and the special teams. In 2011, UConn tailback Lyle McCombs earned Freshman All-American honors from the Football Writers Association of America and was a Second Team All-BIG EAST pick. He became just the second Husky to rush for 1,000 yards or more in a freshman season. On special teams, UConn was ranked 17th in the country in kick-

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A ss is tan t Co a c h e s off returns. Punter Cole Wagner was named Second Team All-BIG EAST Conference. White spent the 2010 season as the defensive backs coach and special team co-coordinator at Western Kentucky. White’s punt return team at WKU ranked third in the Sun Belt Conference at 8.13 yards per return. Prior to his one year at WKU, White coached the defensive backs and was the assistant special teams coach at Stanford from 2007-09. During Whites’s tenure at Stanford, the Cardinal was ranked as high as 14th in the nation in 2009, posted an 8-4 regular season record and played in the Sun Bowl. Prior to his arrival at Stanford, White served as the defensive backs coach and special team assistant at Western Michigan (2006) working with the punt return and kickoff coverage units. He spent the previous two seasons (2004-05) at Western Carolina where he coached defensive backs and was a special teams assistant while also serving as recruiting coordinator each year. A native of Dunn, North Carolina, White was a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from March to August of 2003 as a linebacker and special teams player. He spent two seasons (2001-02) with the New York Giants, also as a linebacker and a member of the special teams unit. White played every special teams snap during the 2001 season and made seven tackles for the Giants. White was a three-year starter at linebacker from 1999-2001 and a member of the special teams unit during his collegiate playing days with North Carolina State. He ended his career with his name in the record book in several categories, including career tackles for loss (33), single-season tackles for loss and tackles in a single game. White received his bachelor of science degree from the school in parks, recreation and tourism with a concentration in sports management in 2001. White and his wife Kelly have a one-year old son Chase.

Ma tt Cersosimo Wide Receivers, Recruiting Coordinator Matt Cersosimo enters his seventh year as wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator at UConn. During his tenure as recruiting coordinator, UConn has won a pair of BIG EAST Conference Championships and participated in four bowl games – including the 2011 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. In 2010, the UConn wide receivers accounted for 113 catches with 1,369 yards and seven touchdowns while not having a single senior within the group. In 2011, those numbers improved to 182 receptions for 2,336 yards and 14 TDs. Cersosimo previously worked as a graduate assistant coach with the team and spent the 2004-05 seasons as an assistant coach at Harvard, helping the Crimson to a 17-3 record over the combined 2004-05 seasons. Cersosimo spent the 2002-03 seasons as a graduate assistant coach at UConn, organizing the defensive scout team and mainly helping with the Husky tackles and tight ends. Cersosimo was a two-year starter at defensive back on the Springfield College football team, receiving the Unsung Hero Award in 2000 and the Coaches Award in 1999. He also received Springfield’s Dual Sport Athlete of the Year Award in 1998. Cersosimo was a two-year lacrosse captain at Springfield College, earning All-New England honors as a senior. Cersosimo boasts a deep coaching pedigree as his family is well established in the Connecticut high school ranks. His father, Rob, has served as head coach at Conard High School since 1984 while his grandfather, Bob McKee, was the head coach at West Hartford’s Hall High School from 1951 to 1956 before moving to Conard where he was head coach from 1957-1984. Cersosimo is a native of West Hartford, Conn. and received a pair of degrees from Springfield College, an undergraduate degree in 2000 in physical education and a master’s degree in health education in 2002. He is married to the former Megan Campbell, an All-BIG EAST women’s lacrosse player at UConn who served as the team’s head coach in 2007 and `08. The couple has a four-year-old son Brady, three-year-old daughter Caroline and a newborn daughter Maggie.

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Pa ge He ade r S hane Day Quarterbacks Shane Day, who spent the past two years as the quarterbacks coach for the Chicago Bears, is in his first year at UConn for the 2012 season. Day is an 11-year veteran of the coaching profession - and has worked at all levels of football, including professional, high school and college. As a member of the Bears’ staff, he helped lead the team to the NFC North Division championship with a record of 11-5 and the team advanced to the NFC Championship game. He worked alongside offensive coordinator and former NFL head coach Mike Martz in Chicago. Day joined the Chicago staff after spending the 2007-09 seasons as a quality control coach for the San Francisco 49ers under head coach as he worked with the offensive coaching staff in game planning and practice preparation. He worked with the quarterbacks in 2007, the running backs in 2008 and the offensive line 2009. He was part of the coaching staff for the 2008 Senior Bowl along with Martz. Day was an offensive quality control coach at Michigan in 2006 working with the quarterbacks. Among his duties in Ann Arbor were the evaluation of quarterback recruits and the development of the QBs already in the program. The Wolverines played in the 2007 Rose Bowl against USC while Day was part of the staff. Day began his coaching career at Auburn (Wash.) Riverside High School, where he spent one season coaching the wide receivers (2001) and three overseeing the quarterbacks (2002-04), adding the duties of offensive coordinator during his final two years. Day played collegiate football as a wide receiver at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn., where he also lettered in baseball. He graduated from Kansas State in 1999 with a degree in English. Day and his wife Christie are the parents of a newborn daughter, Vivienne.

M i k e F o le y Tight Ends A veteran of northeastern football coaching, Mike Foley enters his seventh season on the UConn staff and will now work with the tight ends. He worked with the offensive line for his first six years with the Huskies. Prior to UConn, Foley completed 21 seasons of involvement with the football team at his alma mater, Colgate University. He had served as the Raiders’ offensive coordinator and offensive line coach since 1997. Foley and his offensive line have been key factors in UConn’s outstanding rushing game in 2009-11 as the Huskies featured two 1,000-yard rushers in BIG EAST Player of the Year and All-American Jordan Todman (2009 and ‘10) and Andre Dixon (2009). Lyle McCombs joined that group in 2011. In addition, center Moe Petrus was named First Team All-BIG EAST Conference while tackle Mike Ryan was second team. Foley and his offensive line were a key factor in Donald Brown achieving the status as the country’s leading rusher in 2008. In 2008, Foley coached First Team All-BIG EAST Conference selection Will Beatty at left tackle as Beatty later went on to play in the Senior Bowl and was selected in the Second Round of the National Football League Draft by the New York Giants. In 2005, his final year at Colgate, the Raiders posted an 8-4 record and advanced to the NCAA Division I-AA Playoffs. Foley helped coach all seven of Colgate’s NCAA Playoff squads, including the 2003 team that advanced to the National Championship Game. Of the 13 seasons in which Colgate was eligible for the playoffs with Foley aboard, the team qualified seven times. Foley also played a role in each of Colgate’s five Patriot League Championship teams (1997, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2005). In 1986, he served as interim head coach during the absence of head coach Fred Dunlap, who was recovering from bypass surgery.  Following Dunlap’s retirement in 1987, Foley was named head coach of the Raiders, a title he held through 1992, compiling a 21-34 record. He returned to the Hamilton, N.Y. campus in 1997 as offensive coordinator and line coach after three years on the Harvard staff. While with the Crimson, he served as offensive coordinator during his entire stay. He was a four-year letterwinner at Colgate and captain of the 1977 team. Foley was born in Kittery, Maine, but grew up in Newburyport, Mass. He graduated from Colgate University in 1978 with a degree in economics. Foley and his wife, Kathleen, have two grown children, Erin and Patrick. A football coach like his father, Patrick is the linebackers coach at Colgate.

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A s sis tan t Co a c h e s D a rrell Perk in s Defensive Backs Darrell Perkins, who served as the defensive backs coach at Louisiana-Monroe in 2008 and 2009, is in his third season on the University of Connecticut football staff in 2012. In 2010, he helped the UConn defense rank tied for fifth nationally in interceptions and rank 28th in the nation in pass efficiency defense. Perkins helped lead the Louisiana-Monroe defense to the top ranking in the Sun Belt Conference in 2009. Prior to his stint at Monroe, he was the defensive coordinator at Charleston Southern in 2007. He was the linebackers and special teams coach at Northern Colorado in 2006 and was the defensive backs/special teams coordinator at Charleston Southern from 2004-05. Perkins was the defensive backs coach and special teams coordinator at Ferris State from 2002-03 as the Bulldogs finished first in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in pass defense at 161 yards per game. He was a defensive graduate assistant at Purdue in 2000 and ‘01. Perkins began his football coaching career at Gateway High School in Aurora, Colo., where he was an assistant coach from 1997-99 at his alma mater. Perkins is a 1990 graduate of Wyoming and earned his degree in business marketing. He was a two-year starter at running back for the Cowboys and a three-year letter winner from 1985-89. At Wyoming, Perkins played in the 1987 and ‘88 Holiday Bowls and with Purdue coached in the 2001 Rose Bowl, following the Boilermakers’ 2000 Big Ten championship, and the 2001 Sun Bowl. He is married to the former Elena Zbitskaya and the couple has a one-yearold son Spencer. His son Jordan was a member of the men’s soccer team at Iona.

Jon Wholley Linebackers Jonathan Wholley, a 2004 graduate of the University of Connecticut who earned a master’s degree from UConn in 2008, is entering his third season at UConn in 2012. Wholley has worked with the linebackers for the past two seaons after working with the tight ends in 2010. Wholley was an assistant football coach at Fordham for the 2009 season where he worked with the running backs and had recently added recruiting coordinator duties. A Southington, Conn., native, Wholley was a member of the UConn football team from 2001-04 as a running back and joined the team as a walk-on. He later earned a scholarship and was a member of the 2004 Motor City Bowl championship team. He earned his undergraduate degree in political science from UConn in December of 2004. Following graduation, he was an assistant coach at Central Connecticut for the 2005 season and worked with the tight ends. The Blue Devils had a 7-4 record and were Northeast Conference co-champions. Wholley then returned to UConn as a graduate assistant coach for the 2006-08 seasons working on the offensive side of the bowl. He was part of the coaching staff that led the Huskies to a share of the 2007 BIG EAST Championship and an appearance in the 2007 Meineke Car Care Bowl. He earned his master’s of education in kinesiology from UConn in December of 2008.

2008. Digman played his college football at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Ark., as a quarterback. He is also a graduate of Arkadelphia High School.

J o rdan O rlo vs k y Graduate Assistant-Defense Jordan Orlovsky is in his first year as a gradaute assistant coach on the UConn football staff in 2012. Orlovsky will work with the defense. He spent the 2011 season as a program aide in the UConn football office. He was a quality control coach at Miami during the 2008-10 seasons after serving as an intern at Miami from 2005-08. He earned his undergraduate degree in business management at Miami in 2009 and also has a graduate degree from Miami in education that he completed last May.

T i m Pe nd e rgas t Director of Football Administration Tim Pendergast is in his sixth season as UConn’s Director of Football Administration entering 2012. In that role, Pendergast helps direct all of UConn’s day-to-day operations including team travel, preseason camp, player housing, budgetary matters and other logistical concerns. Pendergast worked as a college football coach for 25 years, most notably serving as head coach at Cornell (2001-03) and Hamilton College (2000). Pendergast also worked on the staffs of Ithaca (1980, 2006), Cornell (1981-89), Northwestern (1990-92), Maine (1992), James Madison (1993-96) and Memphis (1997-99). Before joining the UConn staff, he worked for the SportsLink Management Group as the National Director of its Coaches Division. Pendergast received his bachelor’s degree in physical education from Cortland in 1980 and a master’s in physical education from Ithaca in 1986. A native of Syracuse, N.Y., Pendergast and his wife, Leslie, have three children, Greg (18), Taylor (15) and Lia (8).

Dave W i lc z e ws k i Recruiting Assistant Dave Wilczewski is in his fifth year as UConn’s recruiting assistant. Wilczewski manages the program’s extensive recruiting database and organizes on-campus visits. Wilczewski returned to Storrs after spending the spring of 2008 at Marshall where he worked as a recruiting assistant for the Thundering Herd. Wilczewski was a familiar face behind the scenes of the Husky program from the spring of 2004 through the end of the 2007 season, helping the program’s game and recruiting operations, while working as a student equipment manager. Wilczewski earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from UConn in 2007 and a second bachelor’s degree in coaching administration from UConn in 2008. The Seymour, Conn. native has taken classes towards a master’s degree at both UConn and Marshall. Wilczewski is single and resides in Glastonbury, Conn.

Mic hael Dig man Graduate Assistant-Offense Michael Digman, a 2007 Missouri graduate, is in his first season as graduate assistant football coach at UConn for the 2012 season. Digman, who will work with the offense, was the running backs and tight ends coach at Blinn College (Brenham, Texas) during the 2010 season. He was also the offensive graduate assistant at Buffalo (2010) and Austin Peay (2008-09). Digman was a student assistant coach at Missouri, working with the quarterbacks, in 2006. Most recently, Digman was an offensive assistant coach at Fort Pierce Central High School, in Fort Pierce, Fla. He also coached wide receivers and kickers at Pulaski Academy in Little Rock, Ark., in 2007 and

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2 0 1 2 Sch e du l e DATE

OPPONENT

STADIUM, CITY

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Aug. 30 MASSACHUSETTS RENTSCHLER FIELD, EAST HARTFORD, CONN. TBA TBA Long-time rivals have met 71 previous times, but not since 1999; UMass in first year as a member of Mid-American Conference Sept. 8 NORTH CAROLINA STATE RENTSCHLER FIELD, EAST HARTFORD, CONN. TBA Huskies and Wolfpack meet for second time with NC State winning in Raleigh in 2003

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Sept. 15 at Maryland Byrd Stadium, College Park, Md. TBA TBA Maryland leads series 1-0 with win in 1942; Terp head coach Randy Edsall faces school where he was head coach for 11 years Sept. 22 at Western Michigan Waldo Stadium, Kalamazoo, Mich. TBA TBA Teams have split two meetings with UConn win in 2003 and WMU in 2011; Both games were at Rentschler Field Sept. 29 BUFFALO

RENTSCHLER FIELD, EAST HARTFORD, CONN. TBA Huskies meet Buffalo with a 15-4 series edge and a seven-game winning streak vs. the Bulls

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AT PRESS TIME, THE BIG EAST CONFERENCE SCHEDULE HAD NOT BEEN ANNOUNCED. HERE IS A LOOK AT THE BIG EAST OPPONENTS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER: TBA

CINCINNATI RENTSCHLER FIELD, EAST HARTFORD, CONN. TBA TBA UConn has scored 150 points vs. the Bearcats in the past four meetings with wins at Rentschler Field in 2008 and ‘10

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at Louisville

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PITTSBURGH

TBA

Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, Louisville, Ky. TBA Louisville has won games in 2010 and ’11 after losing three-straight to the Huskies from 2007-09

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RENTSCHLER FIELD, EAST HARTFORD, CONN. TBA The Panthers and the Huskies have split their eight previous meetings – all since 2004

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at Rutgers

High Point Solutions Stadium, Piscataway, N.J. TBA Six of the last nine games between these two teams have been decided by a touchdown or less

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at Syracuse

Carrier Dome, Syracuse, N.Y. UConn leads the series 6-2 and has won five-straight games vs. the Orange

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TEMPLE RENTSCHLER FIELD, EAST HARTFORD, CONN. TBA TBA Temple returns to BIG EAST football in 2011; the Owls have won eight of the 12 previous meetings with the Huskies

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at USF

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Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Fla. TBA UConn leads the series 5-4 and the home team has won in this series in five of six BIG EAST meetings

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L e tterm en Ch a r t

OFFENSE

DEFENSE

RETURNING LETTERMEN (12)

RETURNING LETTERMEN (15)

Pos. Player (Letters) FB Reuben Frank (1) OG Steve Greene (1) OT Kevin Friend (2), Adam Masters (3) QB Scott McCummings (1), John McEntee (1) TB Lyle McCombs (1) TE John Delahunt (3), Ryan Griffin (3) WR Geremy Davis (1), Mike Smith (3), Nick Williams (3) *-Smith won letters in 2008, 2009 and 2010.

Pos. Player (Letters) CB Dwayne Gratz (3), Taylor Mack (1)*, Blidi Wreh-Wilson (3) DE Ted Jennings (2), Jesse Joseph (3), Trevardo Williams (3) DT Shamar Stephen (2), Ryan Wirth (1) LB Jory Johnson (3), David Kenney (1), Sio Moore (2), Andrew Opoku (1), Yawin Smallwood (1) S Ty-Meer Brown (1), Byron Jones (1) *-Mack won letter in 2010.

LETTERMEN LOST (9)

LETTERMEN LOST (9)

Pos. C OG OT QB TB TE WR

Pos. CB DT LB S

Player (Letters) Moe Petrus (4) Gary Bardzak (1) Mike Ryan (4) Blaise Driscoll (1) Mark Hinkley (2), Jonathan Jean-Louis (4) Corey Manning (4) Isiah Moore (4), Kashif Moore (4)

RETURNING STARTERS (6) Pos. Player ’11 Starts/Career OT Kevin Friend 11/13 OG Steve Greene 8/8 OG Adam Masters 12/23 QB John McEntee 12/12 TB Lyle McCombs 11/11 TE Ryan Griffin 7/25 TE John Delahunt 6/16 Delahunt and Griffin equate to one starter back

STARTERS LOST (5) Pos. C FB OT WR WR

Player Moe Petrus Mark Hinkley Mike Ryan Kashif Moore Isiah Moore

’11 Starts/Career 12/51 9/9 12/33 11/31 11/19

Player (Letters) Tevrin Brandon (1), Gary Wilburn (4) Twyon Martin (4), Kendall Reyes (4) Kijuan Dabney (4), Matt Edwards (1), Jerome Williams (1) Harris Agbor (3), Jerome Junior (3)

RETURNING STARTERS (8) Pos. CB DE DE LB LB LB S S

Player Dwayne Gratz Jesse Joseph Trevardo Williams Jory Johnson Sio Moore Yawin Smallwood Ty-Meer Brown Byron Jones

’11 Starts/Career 12/29 7/32 11/19 12/16 12/21 12/12 7/7 9/9

STARTERS LOST (3) Pos. DT DT S

Player Twyon Martin Kendall Reyes Jerome Junior

’11 Starts/Career 11/43 12/42 9/31

SPECIALISTS RETURNING LETTERMEN (3) Pos. LS P PK

Player (Letters) Adam Mueller (1) Cole Wagner (2) Chad Christen (2)

LETTERMEN LOST (1) Pos. PK

Player (Letters) Dave Teggart (4)

RETURNING STARTERS (1) Pos. P

Player Cole Wagner

’11 Starts/Career 12/24

STARTERS LOST (1) Pos. PK

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’11 Starts/Career 12/43

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A lph a b et i c a l R ost e r No. 14 22 95 19 32 72 70 61 15 50 90 22 13 37 27 12 65 64 85 89 44 23 52 25 4 47 77 79 78 93 7 69 94 82 96 75 25 98 28 16 84 91 38 34 23 58 29 66 63 73 46 97 43 11 18 49 3 67 2 74 9 36 68 8 56 31 24 33 6 41 59 12 2 46 86 54 10 21 31 48 51 53 5

Name Abrams, Kamal Adams, Andrew Adeyemi, Kenton Allen, Denzell Ashiru, Jefferson Bennett, Jimmy Bockeloh, Kyle Brown, Stephen Brown, Ty-Meer Bullock, Tyler Campenni, Julian Cherry, Robert Christen, Chad Claflin, Jeremy Clark, Tyree Cochran, Casey Cruz, Gus Danielson, Joseph Davis, Geremy Delahunt, John DeLorenzo, Max Donegan, Brendan Donohue, Ryan Fowler, Brandon Foxx, Deshon Frank, Reuben Friend, Kevin Ghio, Drew Gifford, Dalton Goodrich, David Gratz, Dwayne Greene, Steve Griffin, Ryan Guardi, Frank Hansson, Mark Hemingway, Xavier Hyppolite, Martin Jennings, Ted Johnson, Jory Jones, Byron Jones, Tebucky Joseph, Jesse Kantor, Alex Kenney, David Lee, Wilbert Louis, Jonathan Mack, Taylor Manco, Dominick Masters, Adam Mateas, Alex Matteis, Christopher McBryde, B.J. McCombs, Lyle McCummings, Scott McEntee, Johnny McQuillan, Sean Moore, Sio Mueller, Adam Nebrich, Michael Nwokeji, Paul Opoku, Andrew Osiecki, Michael Paull, Bryan Phillips, Shakim Pruitt, Angelo Scherer, Jim Shoemate, D.J. Smallwood, Yawin Smith, Michael Steg, Brandon Stephen, Shamar Stevenson, David Stlouis, Gilbert Vann, Marquise Wagner, Cole White, Isaac Whitmer, Chandler Williams, Joseph Williams, Nick Williams, Trevardo Willman, Tim Wirth, Ryan Wreh-Wilson, Blidi

Ht. 5-10 6-0 6-4 6-0 6-1 6-9 6-3 6-5 6-0 6-4 5-11 6-0 6-1 6-1 5-10 6-0 6-2 6-1 6-1 6-3 5-11 5-10 6-0 5-9 5-10 6-3 6-6 6-1 6-5 5-10 6-0 6-5 6-6 6-0 6-4 6-4 6-0 6-6 6-1 6-1 6-0 6-3 5-9 6-0 6-1 6-5 5-9 6-0 6-4 6-3 5-9 6-5 5-8 6-2 6-3 6-4 6-2 6-1 6-1 6-5 6-4 6-2 6-3 6-1 6-3 6-1 6-0 6-3 6-0 6-2 6-5 5-8 5-11 6-0 6-2 5-10 6-1 5-11 5-10 6-2 6-4 6-3 6-2

Wt. 179 186 259 185 227 309 284 298 193 302 281 186 202 186 183 214 306 295 214 243 213 171 242 164 167 239 295 296 297 172 198 309 247 182 249 262 214 254 227 192 185 259 185 195 204 259 170 239 298 293 230 301 166 224 208 238 229 225 208 261 229 228 298 200 296 183 219 235 201 226 317 173 181 224 211 212 191 201 184 233 270 271 190

Pos. WR S DT WR LB OT C OT S OG DT WR K/P S CB QB OG OG WR TE RB WR LB WR WR FB OT OG OT K CB OG TE WR TE OT RB DE OLB DB WR DE CB OLB S DE CB LS OT OG Fr. DE RB QB QB TE LB LS QB OT OLB FB C WR DT DB TB LB WR LB DT CB S LB P LB QB TB WR DE DT DT CB

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Cl. So. RFR. RFR. Sr. RFr. RSr. Fr. RJr. RSo. RJr. RFr. Jr. RJr. RFr. RFr. Fr. RSo. RSo. RSo. RSr. RFr. RFr. Sr. Jr. So. RSo. RJr. Fr. RFr. RFr. RSr. RJr. RSr. Jr. RSo. RFr. RJr. RSr. RSr. RSo. RSo. Sr. Jr. RJr. RFr. RSo. Jr. RFr. RSr. RSo. RFr. RSo. RSo. RSo. RSr. RFr. RSr. Jr. So. RFr. RSo. RSo. RSo. RSo. RSo. Sr. RSr. RSo. Sr. RSo. RJr. RFr. Jr. RFr. RJr. Jr. RSo. Fr. Sr. Sr. RJr. RSr. RSr.

Hometown/HS/Prep Dover, Del./ Dover Fayetteville, Ga./ Woodward Academy Wethersfield, Conn./ Fork Union (VA) Academy Ledyard, Conn./ Rhode Island Powder Springs, Ga./ McEachern Alexandria, Va./ West Potomac Houston, Texas/ Cypress Creek Clifton Park, N.Y./ Shenendehowa McKeesport, Pa./ McKeesport Mechanicsburg, Pa./ Mechanicsburg West Pittson, Pa./ Wyoming Area Simsbury, Conn./ Simsbury Etters, Pa./ Red Lane West Hartford, Conn./ Conard Tampa, Fla./ Alonso Monroe, Conn./ Masuk Manchester, N.H./ Kimball Union Academy Baldwin, N.Y./ Chaminade Lawrenceville, Ga./ Norcross Ottawa, Ont./ Holy Trinity Berlin, Conn./ Berlin Trumbull, Conn./ St. Joseph Montvale, N.J./St. Joseph Regional/Maryland Prospect, Conn./ Woodland Regional Lynchburg, Va./ Brookville Poughkeepsie, N.Y./ Poughkeepsie Warrentown, Va./ Faquier Bristol, Conn./ Bristol Central Fairhaven, Mass./ Bridgton (Maine) Academy Falmouth, Maine/ Falmouth Piscataway, N.J./ Piscataway Edensburg, Pa./ Bishop Carroll Londonderry, N.H./ Londonderry New Fairfield, Conn./ New Fairfield Clearwater, Fla./ Palm Harbor University Powder Springs, Ga./ McEachern Wakefield, Mass./ Wakefield Dayton, Ohio/ Chaminade-Julienne Mobile, Ala./St. Paul’s/The Hun School (N.J.) New Britain, Conn./ St. Paul (Bristol) Farmington, Conn./ New Britain Laval, Que./ Vanier Prep Potomac, Md./ Winston Churchill Highstown, N.J./ The Peddie School Brooklyn, N.Y./ Boys and Girls Brockton, Mass./ Wyoming Seminary Powder Springs, Ga./ The Lovett School Lagrangeville, N.Y./ Arlington Bethesda, Md./ Walt Whitman Ottawa, Ont./ Penn State/Ottawa Sooners North Haven, Conn./ North Haven Beaver Falls, Pa./ Beaver Falls Staten Island, N.Y./ St. Joseph By The Sea Natick, Mass./ Natick Fullerton, Calif./ Servite Glastonbury, Conn./ Avon (Conn.) Old Farms Apex, N.C./ Apex Park Ridge, Ill./ Maine Township South Burke, VA/ Lake Braddock Secondary Randolph, Mass./ Thayer Academy North Brunswick, N.J./ Fork Union Military (Va.) Seymour, Conn./ Seymour Parkland, Fla./ M. Stoneman Douglas Paterson, N.J./ Boston College/DePaul Catholic Cincinnati, Ohio/ North College Hill Middlefield, Conn./ Coginchaug Corona, Calif./ USC/Servite Worcester, Mass./ Doherty Houston, Texas/ Westside Coral Springs, Fla./ J.P. Taravella Brookville, N.Y./ Long Island Lutheran Stone Mountain, Ga./ Stephenson Davie, Fla./ Plantation Cincinnati, Ohio/ Fairfield Senior York, Pa./ York Suburban Waterbury, Conn./ Crosby Newnan, Ga./ Butler CC Allentown, Pa./ Emmaus East Windsor, N.J./ The Hun School Bridgeport, Conn./ Canterbury Fulton, Md./ Reservoir Medford, N.J./ Shawnee/Cheshire (Conn.) Academy Edinboro, Pa./ General McLane

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Wt.

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Cl.

Hometown/High School/Last School

2 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 12 13 14 15 16 18 19 21 22 22 23 23 24 25 25 27 28 29 31 31 32 33 34 36 37 38 41 43 44 46 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 56 58 59 61 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 72 73 74

Nebrich, Michael Stlouis, Gilbert Moore, Sio Foxx, Deshon Wreh-Wilson, Blidi Smith, Michael Gratz, Dwayne Phillips, Shakim Opoku, Andrew Whitmer, Chandler McCummings, Scott Cochran, Casey Stevenson, David Christen, Chad Abrams, Kamal Brown, Ty-Meer Jones, Byron McEntee, Johnny Allen, Denzell Williams, Joseph Adams, Andrew Cherry, Robert Donegan, Brendan Lee, Wilbert Shoemate, D.J. Fowler, Brandon Hyppolite, Martin Clark, Tyree Johnson, Jory Mack, Taylor Scherer, Jim Williams, Nick Ashiru, Jefferson Smallwood, Yawin Kenney, David Osiecki, Michael Claflin, Jeremy Kantor, Alex Steg, Brandon McCombs, Lyle DeLorenzo, Max Matteis, Christopher Vann, Marquise Frank, Reuben Williams, Trevardo McQuillan, Sean Bullock, Tyler Willman, Tim Donohue, Ryan Wirth, Ryan White, Isaac Pruitt, Angelo Louis, Jonathan Stephen, Shamar Brown, Stephen Masters, Adam Danielson, Joseph Cruz, Gus Manco, Dominick Mueller, Adam Paull, Bryan Greene, Steve Bockeloh, Kyle Bennett, Jimmy Mateas, Alex Nwokeji, Paul

6-1 5-11 6-2 5-10 6-2 6-0 6-0 6-1 6-4 6-1 6-2 6-0 5-8 6-1 5-10 6-0 6-1 6-3 6-0 5-11 6-0 6-0 5-10 6-1 6-0 5-9 6-0 5-10 6-1 5-9 6-1 5-10 6-1 6-3 6-0 6-2 6-1 5-9 6-2 5-8 5-11 5-9 6-0 6-3 6-2 6-4 6-4 6-4 6-0 6-3 5-10 6-3 6-5 6-5 6-5 6-4 6-1 6-2 6-0 6-1 6-3 6-5 6-3 6-9 6-3 6-5

208 181 229 167 190 201 198 200 229 191 224 214 173 202 179 193 192 208 185 201 186 186 171 204 219 164 214 183 227 170 183 184 227 235 195 228 186 185 226 166 213 230 224 239 233 238 302 270 242 271 212 296 259 317 298 298 295 306 239 225 298 309 284 309 295 261

QB S LB WR CB WR CB WR OLB QB QB QB CB K/P WR S DB QB WR TB S WR WR S TB WR RB CB OLB CB DB WR LB LB OLB FB S CB LB RB RB Fr. LB FB DE TE OG DT LB DT LB DT DE DT OT OT OG OG LS LS C OG C OT OG OT

So. Jr. RSr. So. RSr. Sr. RSr. RSo. RSo. RSo. RSo. Fr. RFr. RJr. So. RSo. RSo. RSr. Sr. Fr. RFR. Jr. RFr. RFr. RSr. Jr. RJr. RFr. RSr. Jr. Sr. Sr. RFr. RSo. RJr. RSo. RFr. Jr. RSo. RSo. RFr. RFr. RFr. RSo. Sr. RFr. RJr. RJr. Sr. RSr. Jr. RSo. RSo. RJr. RJr. RSr. RSo. RSo. RFr. Jr. RSo. RJr. Fr. RSr. RSo. RFr.

Burke, VA/ Lake Braddock Secondary Davie, Fla./ Plantation Apex, N.C./ Apex Lynchburg, Va./ Brookville Edinboro, Pa./ General McLane Houston, Texas/ Westside Piscataway, N.J./ Piscataway Paterson, N.J./ Boston College/DePaul Catholic North Brunswick, N.J./ Fork Union Military (Va.) Newnan, Ga./Downers Grove South (Ill.)/Butler (Kan.) CC Natick, Mass./ Natick Monroe, Conn./ Masuk Stone Mountain, Ga./ Stephenson Etters, Pa./ Red Lane Dover, Del./ Dover McKeesport, Pa./ McKeesport New Britain, Conn./ St. Paul (Bristol) Fullerton, Calif./ Servite Ledyard, Conn./ Rhode Island Allentown, Pa./ Emmaus Fayetteville, Ga./ Woodward Academy Simsbury, Conn./ Simsbury Trumbull, Conn./ St. Joseph Brooklyn, N.Y./ Boys and Girls Corona, Calif./ Servite/USC Prospect, Conn./ Woodland Regional Wakefield, Mass./ Wakefield Tampa, Fla./ Alonso Mobile, Ala./St. Paul’s/The Hun School (N.J.) Powder Springs, Ga./ The Lovett School Middlefield, Conn./ Coginchaug East Windsor, N.J./ The Hun School Powder Springs, Ga./ McEachern Worcester, Mass./ Doherty Highstown, N.J./ The Peddie School Seymour, Conn./ Seymour West Hartford, Conn./ Conard Potomac, Md./ Winston Churchill Coral Springs, Fla./ J.P. Taravella Staten Island, N.Y./ St. Joseph By The Sea Berlin, Conn./ Berlin North Haven, Conn./ North Haven Cincinnati, Ohio/ Fairfield Senior Poughkeepsie, N.Y./ Poughkeepsie Bridgeport, Conn./ Canterbury Glastonbury, Conn./ Avon (Conn.) Old Farms Mechanicsburg, Pa./ Mechanicsburg Fulton, Md./ Reservoir Montvale, N.J./St. Joseph Regional/Maryland Medford, N.J./ Shawnee/Cheshire (Conn.) Academy Waterbury, Conn./ Crosby Cincinnati, Ohio/ North College Hill Brockton, Mass./ Wyoming Seminary Brookville, N.Y./ Long Island Lutheran Clifton Park, N.Y./ Shenendehowa Bethesda, Md./ Walt Whitman Baldwin, N.Y./ Chaminade Manchester, N.H./ Kimball Union Academy Lagrangeville, N.Y./ Arlington Park Ridge, Ill./ Maine Township South Parkland, Fla./ M. Stoneman Douglas Edensburg, Pa./ Bishop Carroll Houston, Texas/ Cypress Creek Alexandria, Va./ West Potomac Ottawa, Ont./ Ottawa Sooners/Penn State Randolph, Mass./ Thayer Academy

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B rea k d o w n/ Pr o nunci at i on No.

Name

Ht.

Wt.

Pos.

Cl.

Hometown/High School/Last School

75 77 78 79 82 84 85 86 89 90 91 93 94 95 96 97 98

Hemingway, Xavier Friend, Kevin Gifford, Dalton Ghio, Drew Guardi, Frank Jones, Tebucky Davis, Geremy Wagner, Cole Delahunt, John Campenni, Julian Joseph, Jesse Goodrich, David Griffin, Ryan Adeyemi, Kenton Hansson, Mark McBryde, B.J. Jennings, Ted

6-4 6-6 6-5 6-1 6-0 6-0 6-1 6-2 6-3 5-11 6-3 5-10 6-6 6-4 6-4 6-5 6-6

262 295 297 296 182 185 214 211 243 281 259 172 247 259 249 301 254

OT OT OT OG WR WR WR P TE DT DE K TE DT TE DE DE

RFr. RJr. RFr. Fr. Jr. RSo. RSo. RJr. RSr. RFr. Sr. RFr. RSr. RFR. RSo. RSo. RSr.

Powder Springs, Ga./ McEachern Warrentown, Va./ Faquier Fairhaven, Mass./ Bridgton (Maine) Academy Bristol, Conn./ Bristol Central New Fairfield, Conn./ New Fairfield Farmington, Conn./ New Britain Lawrenceville, Ga./ Norcross York, Pa./ York Suburban Ottawa, Ont./ Holy Trinity West Pittson, Pa./ Wyoming Area Laval, Que./ Vanier Prep Falmouth, Maine/ Falmouth Londonderry, N.H./ Londonderry Wethersfield, Conn./ Fork Union (VA) Academy Clearwater, Fla./ Palm Harbor University Beaver Falls, Pa./ Beaver Falls Dayton, Ohio/ Chaminade-Julienne

GEOGRAPHICAL BREAKDOWN Connecticut (18): Adeyemi Allen Cherry Claflin Cochran DeLorenzo Donegan Fowler Ghio Guardi Jones, B. Jones, T. Matteis McQuillan Osiecki Scherer White Williams, T.

Pennsylvania (9): Brown, T. Bullock Campenni Christen Greene McBryde Wagner Williams, J. Wreh-Wilson

Georgia (7): Adams Ashiru Davis Hemingway Mack Stevenson Whitmer

New Jersey (7): Donohue Gratz Kenney Opoku Phillips Williams, N. Wirth

New York (7): Brown, S. Danielson Frank Lee Manco McCombs Stephen

Massachusetts (6): Gifford Hyppolite Louis McCummings Nwokeji Smallwood

Florida (5): Clark Hansson Paull Steg Stlouis

Virginia (4): Bennett Foxx Friend Nebrich

Maryland (3): Kantor Masters Willman

Ohio (3): Jennings Pruitt Vann

California (2): McEntee Shoemate

New Hampshire (2):

Texas (2): Bockeloh Smith

Alabama (1): Johnson

Delaware (1): Abrams

Illinois (1): Mueller

Maine (1): Goodrich

Cruz Griffin

North Carolina (1):

Ontario (2):

Quebec (1):

Moore

Delahunt Mateas

Joseph

P ronunciation G uide Nasir Abudu

N-saer A-BOO-due

Sio Moore

SEE-oh

Kenton Adeyemi

Ken-ten ADD-a-YEM-ee

Michael Nebrich

KNEE-brick

Ty-Meer Brown

tie-MEER

Andrew Opoku

ah-poe-coo

Dwayne Gratz

grats (like “congrats”)

Michael Osiecki

oh-shess-ski

Mark Hansson

Hansen

Yawin Smallwood

yah-win

Martin Hyppolite

HIP-o-light

Brandon Steg

stegg (rhymes with egg)

Bildi Wreh-Wilson

bleed-ee ray-wilson

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15 Ty-Meer Brown

#

47 Reuben Frank

RS Sophomore Safety 6-0, 193 McKeesport, Pa. McKeesport

RS Sophomore Fullback 6-3, 239 Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Poughkeepsie

Earned his first varsity letter last fall…played in all 12 games, starting the last seven of them at a safety spot…had 45 tackles on the season, which was eighth on the team… had career-high of eight tackles in win vs. USF (Oct. 15) and in season finale vs. Cincinnati (Dec. 3)…had three interceptions, one of which was returned 48 yards for a touchdown vs. West Virginia (Oct. 8)…posted six tackles vs. Pittsburgh (Oct. 26).

Earned a varsity letter in his first season of action…played mostly as the backup fullback…had eight receptions on the season with two in two games – Western Michigan (Oct. 1), West Virginia (Oct. 8) and Cincinnati (Dec. 3)…also made three tackles on special teams.

YEAR G

2011

2011

12

UT 20

AT

25

TT

45

SKS 0

TFL 1.0

INT PBU

3

10

13 Chad Christen #

RS Junior Kicker/Punter 6-1, 202 Etters, Pa. Red Lane Has handled kickoffs for the Huskies for the past two seasons…in 2011, averaged kickoff length was 65.7 yards with 14 of 62 kickoffs for touchbacks…had nine of 72 kickoffs for touchdowns in 2010.

YEAR

G

12

REC YDS AVG TD

8

30 2.5

0

LONG AVG/G 10

2.5

77 Kevin Friend #

RS Junior Offensive Tackle 6-6, 295 Warrentown, Va. Faquier Started 11 of 12 games last season…started the opener vs. Fordham (Sept. 3) at right tackle, then to left guard for the third and fourth games of the season and finished the season by starting the final eight games back at right tackle…has started in 13 games over the past two years…part of an offensive line in 2011 that helped tailback Lyle McCombs rush for more than 1,000 yards.

85 Geremy Davis #

RS Sophomore Wide Receiver 6-1, 214 Lawrenceville, Ga. Norcross Saw action in all 12 games last year for his first collegiate playing time…had a career-high two receptions vs. Fordham (Sept. 3) and Vanderbilt (Sept. 10)…also had a reception in each of the last two games of the year vs. Rutgers (Nov. 26) and Cincinnati (Dec. 3)…attended same high school as UConn men’s basketball standout Jeremy Lamb.

YEAR G 2011

REC YDS AVG TD

12

6

73 12.2

0

LONG AVG/G 21

6.1

89 John Delahunt #

RS Senior Tight End 6-3, 243 Ottawa, Ont. Holy Trinity Shared starting duties at tight end in 2011 to earn his third varsity letter…had a careerhigh four receptions vs. Pittsburgh (Oct. 26)…also had a reception vs. Fordham (Sept. 3) and Syracuse (Nov. 5)…had first career TD reception on a 10-yarder vs. Syracuse…was highly-used in 2011 in double tight end situations for blocking.

YEAR G 2009 2010 2011 TOTAL

11 13 8 32

REC YDS AVG TD 0 5 6 11

0 75 43 118

0.0 15.0 7.2 10.7

0 0 1 1

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0.0 5.8 5.4 3.7

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7 Dwayne Gratz

#

RS Senior Cornerback 6-0, 198 Piscataway, N.J. Piscataway

RS Senior Defensive End 6-6, 254 Dayton, Ohio Chaminade-Julienne

Was a Second Team All-BIG EAST Conference pick last year…one of the most experienced players returning to the Husky team in the fall…has played in 38 career games, with 29 career starts – including all 12 games in 2011 and all 13 in 2010… broke into the starting lineup in 2009 as he started the last four games of the season… was the fifth-leading tackler on the team in 2011 with 53 stops and was tied for the team lead with three interceptions…had a season-high nine tackles against Cincinnati (Dec. 3) in season finale…his career-high is ten vs. Michigan on (Sept. 4, 2010)… also had eight tackles vs. Iowa State (Oct. 16) and Syracuse (Oct. 5)…had 4.5 tackles for 12 yards on the year and also had four pass breakups.

YEAR

2009 2010 2011 TOTAL

G

13 13 12 38

UT

AT

TT

16 4 20 54 9 63 35 18 53 105 31 136

SKS 0 0 0 0

TFL 0.0 2.0 4.5 6.5

PBU INT

98 Ted Jennings

Made the first starts of his career in the first five games of the season…missed the last two games with an injury…was fifth on the team in tackles for loss with eight for 33 yards in 2011…also tied for fourth in sacks with 3.5…had a career-high eight tackles in opening win vs. Fordham (Sept. 3)…also had four tackles against Vanderbilt (Sept. 10) and USF (Oct. 15)..had 2.5 tackles for a loss against Vandy.

YEAR

G

UT AT

4 0 11 2 7 3 22 5

94 Ryan Griffin #

TFL

INT PBU

28 Jory Johnson RS Senior Outside Linebacker 6-1, 227 Mobile, Ala. St. Paul’s/The Hun School (N.J.)

69 Steve Greene

Earned his first varsity letter in 2011…moved into the starting lineup at left guard for the Western Michigan game (Oct. 1) and remained there for the rest of the season for a total of eight games…part of an offensive line in 2011 that helped tailback Lyle McCombs rush for more than 1,000 yards…was named to the 2011 BIG EAST All-Academic Team.

SKS

#

#

RS Junior Offensive Guard 6-5, 309 Edensburg, Pa. Bishop Carroll

TT

2010 12 4 3 7 0 2.0 0 0 2011 10 11 14 25 3.5 8.0 0 1 TOTAL 22 15 17 32 3.5 10.0 0 1

Led the Huskies in tackles last season with 97 and started all 12 games… has a total of 33 career games played with 14 starts…had a career-high 11 tackles against both Fordham (Sept. 3), USF (Oct. 15) and Louisville (Nov. 19)…also had ten tackles against both Iowa State (Sept. 16) and Western Michigan (Oct. 1)…was sixth on the team for tackles for a loss..had three tackles for a loss against Louisville…tied for the team lead in fumble recoveries with two… was named to the 2011 BIG EAST AllAcademic Team and was also a ’10 selection…received the teams Football Alumni Award, for leadership, dedication and teamwork.

YEAR

2009 2010 2011 TOTAL

G

12 9 12 33

UT

18 5 45 68

AT

TT

10 28 2 7 52 97 64 132

SKS 0 0 0 0

TFL

5.0 2.0 7.0 14.0

PBU INT 0 1 6 7

RS Senior Tight End 6-6, 247 Londonderry, N.H. Londonderry A Second Team All-BIG EAST selection…has now played in 36 games over the past three years…was one of 25 tight ends to be named to the John Mackey Award Midseason Watch List…shared starting duties at tight end with John Delahunt..was used much more in the passing game in 2011…was the third-leading receiver on the team last year with 33 receptions and is the leading returning receiver on the team for 2012…had multiple receptions in nine games last year, including a season-high five vs. West Virginia (Oct. 8)…his career high remains six vs. Rutgers (10/31/09)… also had four receptions vs. Vanderbilt (Sept. 10), Western Michigan (Oct. 1) and Pittsburgh (Oct. 26)…had three receiving touchdowns and a two-point conversion for 20 points in 2011.

YEAR

2009 2010 2011 TOTAL

G

11 13 12 36

REC YDS AVG TD 23 31 33 87

272 245 499 1016

11.8 7.9 15.1 11.7

0 1 3 4

LONG AVG/G 28 18 55 55

24.7 18.8 41.6 28.2

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29 Taylor Mack

#

16 Byron Jones

#

RS Sophomore Defensive Back 6-1, 192 New Britain, Conn. St. Paul (Bristol)

Junior Cornerback 5-9, 170 Powder Springs, Ga. The Lovett School

Saw his first collegiate action in 2011 and earned a varsity letter…started eight games and six of the final seven…was sixth on the team in tackles with 51…had a careerhigh eight tackles in season-final vs. Cincinnati (Dec. 3)…had a fumble recovery for a touchdown vs. USF (Oct. 15) and added six tackles and four pass breakups vs. the Bulls…the 10-yard fumbled recovery for a TD in the third quarter proved to be the deciding score in a 16-10 Husky win…was named the BIG EAST Conference Defensive Player of the Week for his performance against USF…had six tackles against both West Virginia (Oct. 8) and Rutgers (Nov. 26)…

YEAR 2011

G

12

UT 33

AT

18

TT

51

SKS 0

TFL 0.0

PBU INT

6

2

91 Jesse Joseph #

2009 2010 2011 TOTAL

13 12 9 34

UT 16 25 11 52

AT

22 14 18 54

YEAR

G

YEAR

G

2010 13 2011 8 TOTAL 21

9 0 9

PR

AT

5 2 7

TT

KR

TFL 0.0 0.0 0.0

PBU INT

3 0 3

1 0 1

YDS TD LONG AVG

15 126 0 0 0 0 15 126 0

0 2 2

SKS

14 0 2 0 16 0

33 0 33

8.4 0.0 8.4

YDS TD LONG AVG

0 0 35 0 35 0

0 20 20

0.0 17.5 17.5

63 Adam Masters

TT SKS 38 39 29 106

UT

2010 13 2011 8 TOTAL 21

#

A key member of the Husky offensive line who was hampered by an injury last season…missed the first three games of the season after starting 25 of UConn’s 26 games in 2009 and ’10…returned for the fourth game of 2011 and then started the final seven…had a season-high five tackles against both Buffalo (Sept. 24) and Louisville (Nov. 19)…had four tackles in three other games…his career high in tackles remained eight vs. North Carolina (Sept. 12, 2009).

G

YEAR G

2010 13 2011 8 TOTAL 21

Senior Defensive End 6-3, 259 Laval, Que. Vanier Prep

YEAR

Earned a varsity letter in 2010 for his play on special teams…played in eight games in 2011 and made two tackles…had two kickoff returns vs. Pittsburgh (Oct. 26)… was also the backup punt returner in 2011.

2.5 8.5 1.0 12.0

TFL 5.0 12.0 2.5 19.5

PBU INT

2 0 1 3

0 0 0 0

RS Senior Offensive Tackle 6-4, 298 Bethesda, Md. Walt Whitman Three-year letterwinner who started all 12 games last year at right guard…has seen action in each of the last three seasons…has made 23 starts during his career…started at right tackle for the final seven games of 2010, including the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, and was at left tackle for the first four games… part of an offensive line in 2011 that helped tailback Lyle McCombs rush for more than 1,000 yards…also helped Jordan Todman rush for more than 1,000 yards in 2010.

#

34 David Kenney

#

RS Junior Outside Linebacker 6-0, 195 Highstown, N.J. The Peddie School

RS Sophomore Tailback 5-8, 166 Staten Island, N.Y. St. Joseph By The Sea

Earned his first varsity letter last year as a redshirt sophomore...saw duty both on specials teams and as reserve on defense…made two tackles on the season…played in 11 games in 2011 and five in 2010.

43 Lyle McCombs

Led Connecticut in rushing as a redshirt freshman with 1,151 yards…was 29th in the country in rushing at 95.92 yards per game and was second in the BIG EAST…was named Freshman All-American by the Football Writers Association of America…was a Second Team All-BIG EAST selection…was named the team’s Offensive Player of the Year…was the second-leading freshman rusher in the country and just 0.46 yards per game behind the leader…his rushing total was the ninth-highest in school single-season history and his carries were fourth…posted the 14th season in school history of 1,000 or more rushing yards…was just the second UConn freshman (true or redshirt) to hit the 1,000 yard mark…had 141 rushing yards vs. Fordham (Sept. 3) in his collegiate debut – that mark is the second-best first game among the top 10 rushers in Husky history…had a career high 152 yards of rushing in win vs. Syracuse (Nov. 5)..rushed for 100 yards or more in six games…besides Fordham and Syracuse, also had 118 vs. Vanderbilt (Sept. 10), 136 vs. Westen Michigan (Oct. 1), 130 vs. USF (Oct. 15) and 124 vs. Pittsburgh (Oct. 26).

YEAR 2011

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12

ATT YDS TD AVG 275 1151 7

4.2

REC 19

YDS TD 172

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11 Scott McCummings

3 Sio Moore

#

#

RS Senior Linebacker 6-2, 229 Apex, N.C. Apex

RS Sophomore Quarterback 6-2, 224 Natick, Mass. Natick Saw his first collegiate action by playing in all 12 games last season…was used mostly in the “wildcat” formation…best games of the season came in wins over Syracuse (Nov. 5) and Rutgers (Nov. 26)…against Rutgers, rushed for 47 yards on ten carries with two touchdowns…against Syracuse, rushed for 59 yards on 13 carries with two TDs in win over Syracuse (Nov. 5)…rushed for 40 yards vs. Louisville (Nov. 19) and Iowa State (Sept. 16)…also had a rushing TD vs. Iowa State…had a 55-yard pass completion for a TD in opening win over Fordham (Sept. 3)…had a 39-yard pass completion for a TD vs. Iowa State…was named to the 2011 BIG EAST AllAcademic Team.

YEAR G 2011

YEAR 2011

A-C-I PCT YDS TD

12

G

12

10-5-0 50.0

157

ATT YDS TD 74

285

5

2

EFF

247.9

AVG/C

18 Johnny McEntee RS Senior Quarterback 6-3, 208 Fullerton, Calif. Servite Walk-on quarterback who started all 12 games in 2011…had played in just two games – one in 2009 and another in 2010 – before taking over the starting role… passed for over 150 yards in seven games…passed for over 200 in four games… season and career-high was 300 yards vs. Western Michigan (Oct. 1)..also had 213 vs. Buffalo (Sept. 24), 253 vs. Louisville (Nov. 19) and 252 vs. Cincinnati (Dec. 3).. had four touchdown passes vs. Western Michigan and two in three other games… career high was 22 completions vs. WMU and 43 attempts vs. Louisville…his 335 pass attempts was eighth in school single-season history and his 172 completions was tenth…the 2,110 yards was 14th…received the team’s 2011 Joseph M. Giannelli Unsung Hero Award.

G

2009 1 2011 12 TOTAL 13

A-C-I

PCT

0-0-0 0.0 335-172-8 51.3 335-172-8 51.3

YDS TD 0 0 2110 12 2110 12

YEAR

2009 2010 2011 TOTAL

G

4 13 12 29

UT

AT

TT

2 4 6 72 38 110 55 31 86 129 73 202

SKS 0.0 1.5 6.5 8.0

TFL 1.0 11.5 16.0 28.5

PBU INT 0 2 9 11

0 1 3 4

67 Adam Mueller #

3.9

#

YEAR

Has more tackles than any other returning Husky…started all 12 games last year at linebacker….has started 21 games during his Husky career…was the third-leading tackler on the 2011 Huskies with 86 and led the team with 16 tackles for a loss and was second with 6.5 sacks…had a season-high 13 tackles vs. Louisville and also had ten vs. Pittsburgh (Oct. 26)…his career high remains 17 tackles vs. West Virginia (Oct. 20, 2010)…had 3.5 tackles for a loss of 21 yards at Vanderbilt (Sept. 10)…all of those TFLs were also sacks…was 21st in the country in tackles for a loss with 1.33 per game and was second in the BIG EAST.

Junior Long Snapper 6-1, 225 Park Ridge, Ill. Maine Township South Earned a varsity letter by serving as the team’s long snapper…was his first collegiate action in 2011…helped form a team that saw UConn connect on 22 of 28 field goal attempts and on 29 of 30 extra point attempts… was named to the 2011 BIG EAST All-Academic Team.

EFF

0.0 111.3 111.3

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9 Andrew Opoku

#

80 Michael Smith

RS Sophomore Outside Linebacker 6-4, 229 North Brunswick, N.J. Fork Union Military (Va.)

Senior Wide Receiver 6-0, 201 Houston, Texas Westside

Saw his first collegiate action in 2011…played in all 12 games on both defense and special teams…made ten tackles with three vs. Fordham (Sept. 3) and Syracuse (Nov. 5)…had one tackle in four other games.

33 Yawin Smallwood #

RS Sophomore Linebacker 6-3, 235 Worcester, Mass. Doherty

Experienced wide receiver who did not play last season…played in 36 games with 17 starts from 2008-10 and has one year of eligibility left..did not redshirt as a true freshman…was the leading scorer on the 2010 team..has a career high with eight receptions vs. Rhode Island (Sept. 26, 2009) and 130 receiving yards vs. Buffalo (Sept. 25, 2010).

YEAR

2008 2009 2010 TOTAL

G

13 10 13 36

REC YDS AVG TD 12 15 46 73

2011

G

12

UT AT 36

58

TT

94

11.4 11.3 13.4 12.6

0 0 2 2

LONG AVG/G 34 31 56 56

10.5 17.0 47.3 25.6

59 Shamar Stephen #

Enjoyed a terrific first year of playing collegiate football by starting all 12 games at middle linebacker…was the second-leading tackler on the team with 94 stops, just three off the team lead…also had 2.5 tackles for a loss and 1.5 sacks…had doublefigure tackles in two games with a career-high 12 in win vs. Syracuse (Nov. 5) and also had ten vs. Western Michigan (Oct. 1)…returned a fumble 64-yards for a touchdown against Vanderbilt (Sept. 10) and an interception 28-yards for a TD vs. Buffalo (Sept. 24)…was among the top 100 tacklers in the country.

YEAR

137 170 615 922

SKS

1.5

TFL 2.5

PBU INT 4

1

RS Junior Defensive Tackle 6-5, 317 Brookville, N.Y. Long Island Lutheran Two-year letter winner who will be key for the Huskies on a defensive line that lost a pair of starters…has been a member of the defensive line rotation for the past two seasons…has played in 24 games over the past two years, including all 12 in 2010…made a career-high six tackles vs. West Virginia (Oct. 8) and also had two tackles vs. Vanderbilt (Sept. 10) and Cincinnati (Dec. 3)…started eight games as a freshman in 2010.

YEAR

G

2010 12 2011 12 TOTAL 24

UT AT

13 14 7 10 20 24

TT

27 17 44

SKS

2.0 0.0 2.0

TFL 4.0 1.0 5.0

PD INT

0 1 1

0 0 0

86 Cole Wagner #

RS Junior Punter 6-2, 211 York, Pa. York Suburban Second Team All-BIG EAST pick in 2010…was ranked third in the BIG EAST and 53rd nationally in yards per punt at 41.1 yards per boot…had a season-long punt of 63 yards vs. West Virginia (Oct. 8) and also had a 62-yarder vs. Buffalo (Sept. 24)…career-long is a 66-yarder at Michigan (Sept. 4, 2010) in first collegiate games…21 of his 80 punting attempts last year were inside the 20-yard line and 29 were for fair catches.

YEAR

G

2010 13 2011 12 TOTAL 25

P

YDS LONG AVG

79 3260 66 80 3288 63 159 6548 66

41.3 41.1 41.2

Yawin Smallwood

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31 Nick Williams

#

48 Trevardo Williams

Senior Wide Receiver 5-10, 184 East Windsor, N.J. The Hun School

Senior Defensive End 6-2, 233 Bridgeport, Conn. Canterbury

Experienced returning Husky in both the receiving and return department…was the fifth-leading receiver on the team last year…had two receptions in win over Buffalo (Sept. 24), including one for a 64-yard TD…had a 26-yard reception for a TD against Western Michigan (Oct. 1)…also had multiple reception games vs. West Virginia (Oct. 8), Louisville (Nov. 19) and Cincinnati (Dec. 3)….was again the primary kickoff returner for UConn with 37 returns for an average of 24.9 yards per return…led the country in that category in 2010 with 35.29 yards per return…in 2011, also had 22 punt returns for an average of 5.6 yards per return.. in the Husky career record books: first in yards per return average with 28.3, is tied for third in number of KO returns with 55, second in KO yardage with 1,556 and tied for first for KO returns for TDs with two… was named to the 2011 BIG EAST All-Academic Team.

Started 11 of 12 games last season and emerged as a defensive force as the year went on…earned Second Team All-BIG EAST Conference honors…was second on the UConn team in tackles for a loss and first in sacks…of his 43 tackles last season, made 20 of them in the final five games…of his 15 tackles for a loss, 10.5 came in last five games of the year…of his 12.5 sacks, nine came in last five games…had four tackles for a loss of 30 yards (all sacks) in win over Rutgers (Nov. 26)…had six total tackles vs. Rutgers…also had two sacks vs. Pittsburgh (Oct. 26)…was second in the country in sacks per game at 1.04 per game and led the BIG EAST…was 32nd in the country in tackles for a loss and was second in the BIG EAST…his 19 career sacks are tied for sixth in school history…received the team’s Kendall Madison Award, given to a player for his dedication, hard work, positive attitude and outstanding citizenship.

YEAR

2009 2010 2011 TOTAL

G

2009 2010 2011 TOTAL

7 11 12 30

YEAR

G

2009 2010 2011 TOTAL

7 11 12 30

YEAR

G

2009 2010 2011 TOTAL

7 11 12 30

REC YDS AVG TD 2 18 0 0 11 236 13 254

PR

1 8 22 31

KR

1 17 37 55

9.0 0.0 21.5 19.5

0 0 2 2

LONG AVG/G 11 0 64 64

2.6 0.0 19.7 8.5

YEAR

G

13 13 12 38

UT 13 25 26 64

0 0 0 0

1 39 36 39

0 2 0 2

36 100 61 100

SKS

2.0 4.5 12.5 19.0

TFL 2.5 9.5 15.0 27.0

PBU INT

0 1 2 3

0 0 0 0

53 Ryan Wirth

1.0 11.6 5.6 7.0

RS Senior Defensive Tackle 6-3, 271 Medford, N.J. Shawnee/Cheshire (Conn.) Academy

YDS TD LONG AVG 36 600 920 1556

TT

#

YDS TD LONG AVG 1 93 123 217

AT

6 19 4 29 17 43 27 91

36.0 35.3 24.9 28.3

Earned his first varsity letter as a junior…saw action on both the defensive line and on special teams..has played in 18 games during his career (including nine last year) and has seven career tackles in seven different games.

5 Blidi Wreh-Wilson #

RS Senior Cornerback 6-0, 190 Edinboro, Pa. General McLane Missed much of last year with a knee injury suffered in the Buffalo game (Sept. 24)…missed the next five games and returned for the final three…had started 22 games and played in all 26 in 2009 and ’10…made a careerhigh nine tackles against Iowa State (Sept. 16)…had seven tackles win an interception in win over Rutgers (Nov. 26)…has two career interception returns for TDs to tie a school record…was a team captain in 2010.

YEAR

2009 2010 2011 TOTAL

G

13 13 7 30

UT

AT

29 11 48 9 23 14 100 34

TT

40 57 37 134

SKS 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.5

TFL 0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0

P

7 9 9 25

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UConn head coach Paul Pasqualoni signs an autograph for a fan.

Current members of the Husky team signed autographs for fans prior to the Signing Day reception.

2012 Connecticut National Letter Of Intent Signees A total of 19 high school seniors signed National Letters of Intent on Tuesday, Feb. 1 to attend the University of Connecticut. The 19 seniors come from seven states with the following breakdown: Florida 5, New Jersey 5, Massachusetts 3, Maryland 2, Pennsylvania 2, Connecticut 1 and New York 1. In addition, UConn had five new student-athletes enroll for the spring 2012 semester and received a signed financial aid agreement from a junior college transfer. The following is a list of the high school seniors that signed Letters of Intent. Name

Pos.

Height

Weight

Hometown/High School/Prep School

Battles-Santos, Brendan Bryan, Rennick Clax, Jazzmar Floyd, Jordan Green, John Gutierrez, Ricardo Hicks, Jonathan Levy, Richard Marder, Ellis Melifonwu, Obi Myers, Mikal Norris, Elijah Puyol, Bobby Rugg, Zack Samra, Tyler Stephens, Omaine Sylva, Jason Vinci, Wyatt Williams, Jhavon

DE C FB-LB FS WR WR LB OT FS FS DT DE K OG OG LB LB LB-FB CB

6-3 6-2 5-11 6-1 5-11 6-1 6-3 6-6 6-1 6-3 6-0 6-4 6-0 6-5 6-3 6-4 6-3 6-3 5-11

250 319 236 205 175 170 245 280 185 194 300 230 170 285 250 220 235 238 185

Eastham, Mass/Nauset Regional New Haven, Conn./Hillhouse Freehold, N.J./Neptune Bel Air, Md./Loyola Blakefield Miami, Fla./Felix Varela Hialeah, Fla./American Palmyra, Penn./Palmyra Trenton, N.J./Trenton Central Windermere, Fla./Lake Highland Prep South Grafton, Mass./Grafton Newburgh, N.Y./Newburgh Free Academy Upper Marlboro, Md./Archbishop Carroll North Palm Beach, Fla./Dwyer Windber, Pa./Bishop McCort Wycoff, N.J./Don Bosco East Orange, N.J./East Orange Campus Marion, Mass./Plymouth South-Tabor Academy Ridgewood, N.J./St. Joseph/Hun School Wellington, Fla./Palm Beach Central

The following student-athletes enrolled at UConn for the spring 2012 semester Name

Pos.

Height

Weight

Hometown/High School/Prep School or Community College

Bockeloh, Kyle Cochran, Casey Ghio, Drew Whitmer, Chandler Williams, Joseph

C QB OG QB TB

6-2 6-0 6-1 6-1 5-11

286 216 297 188 197

Houston, Texas/Cypress Creek Monroe, Conn./Masuk Bristol, Conn./Bristol Central/Loomis Chaffee Newnan, Ga./Downers Grove (Ill.) South/Butler (Kan.) CC Allentown, Pa./Emmaus/Fork Union (Va.)

The following is the junior college transfer that signed a financial aid agreement. Name

Pos.

Height

Weight

Hometown/High School/Community College

Shortell, Neil

TE

6-3

250

Mission Hills, Kan./Butler (Kan.) CC

Brendan Battles-Santos: Had 70 tackles his senior year with two sacks … played both defensive line and quarterback as a senior, running a single-wing offense as the lead blocker out of the backfield … named to the ESPN Boston All-State team and a Boston Globe and Boston Herald All-Star … also an outstanding wrestler … was a Boston Herald All-Scholastic pick in wrestling … captured the sectional, Division I and All-State titles as a junior in the 215-pound weight division … reached the finals of the New England Championship … was third at the National High School Coaches Association tournament … born April 28, 1994. Kyle Bockeloh: Enrolled at Connecticut for the spring 2012 semester and will participate in spring practice … played at Cypress Creek High School in Houston and graduated in the spring of 2011 … team went 9-4 in his senior season and team won three playoff games to advance to the regional round of the 5A Division I championship … delayed his enrollment to college until this semester … earned Greater Houston Academic All-State honors and also participated in track and field..born October 20, 1992. Rennick Bryan: Named to the Connecticut High School Coaches’ Association All-Star Football Team and the Walter Camp Football Foundation All-Connecticut Team..named to the Levi Jackson All-Star Team, honored by the New Haven Gridiron Club … also throws the shot put and discus in track and field … was All-Southern Connecticut Conference in the shot put … born December 1, 1993.

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2 0 1 2 I nc o m i ng St ud ent -A t h l e t e s Jazzmar Clax: Led Neptune HS to its first Central Jersey Group 3 title since 1998 … had 156 tackles (72 solo) with six sacks and a pair of forced fumbles … born August 23, 1993 … was an Asbury Park Press All-Shore first team selection in each of the past two years … began his high school career at Freehold Borough HS and helped lead that school to the Group 3 title in 2010 … born August 23, 1993. Casey Cochran: Enrolled at Connecticut for the spring 2012 semester and will participate in spring practice … Gatorade Player of the Year in Connecticut for each of the past two seasons … named to the Connecticut High School Coaches’ Association All-Star Football Team and the Walter Camp Football Foundation All-Connecticut Team … holds the Connecticut high school career records for passing yards and completions … played his final two years of high school at Masuk and led the team to the Connecticut Class L title in 2010 … started his scholastic career at New London HS and led the team to the state class SS title in 2008 … born February 25, 1994. Jordan Floyd: Named to All-Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association team.. named all-state honorable mention by the Baltimore Sun and was a second team All-Metro pick in 2010 … as a junior had 700 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns and also had 70 tackles.. played in the 2011 Maryland Crab Bowl on December 17 for the Baltimore team … also plays basketball and runs track and field in the 100-meter and 200-meter dash … born April 19, 1994. Drew Ghio: Enrolled at Connecticut for the spring 2012 semester and will participate in spring practice … graduate of Bristol Central High School and spent the fall 2011 semester at the Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor, Conn. … team captain at Bristol Central and earned team MVP honors … was an all-city and first team all-conference pick … honor roll student at both Bristol Eastern and Loomis … played for the Connecticut team in the 2010 Governors’ Cup All-Star Game … participated in track and basketball … born July 17, 1992. John Green: Had 13 receptions for 186 yards and three TDs in 2011 … had a 32.3 yards punting average as a senior … also runs track in the 100-meter, 200-meter and 400-meter events … born November 12, 1993. Ricky Gutierrez: Wide receiver whose team played in regional semifinals of Florida Class 7A regional quarterfinals … son of former Major League Baseball player Ricky Gutierrez, who played for six teams from 1993-2004 and won a World Series ring with the ‘04 Red Sox..born February 15, 1993. Jonathan Hicks: Was named to the Pennsylvania Sports Writers Class AAA All-Star Team … made 140 tackles, including 25 in one game, with 4.5 sacks as a senior in 2011 along with two blocked punts and two forced fumbles … played both inside linebacker and offensive line … will play in the Big 33 All-Star game (Pennsylvania vs. Ohio) on June 16 in Hershey, Pa. … will be first Palmyra HS player in that game since 1977 and is just one of four LBs for the Pennsylvania team … led high school team to a regular season record of 9-3, its best in four decades … team made its first-ever District Three playoff appearance and won a triple OT game in the first round … born December 10, 1993. Richard Levy: Played both on the offensive and defensive line … also wrestles in high school … born September 12, 1992. Ellis Marder: 2011 Central Florida all-star … Played defensive back in high school … team played in regional semifinals of Class 4A championship … born January 14, 1994. Obi Melifonwu: Played both running back and defensive back in high school … rushed for 1,394 yards in senior year with 17 touchdowns … made 14 tackles on defense and had three interceptions..also had ten two-point conversions … named to the ESPN Boston All-State team … rushed for 320 yards and three touchdowns in a win over Leichester in 2011..is also a long jumper and triple jumper on the track team … born April 5, 1994. Mikal Myers: Will played defensive tackle at UConn after playing on both the offensive and defensive line in high school … was named a first team Class AA selection on the offensive line by the New York Sportswriters Association … was second team in junior year … on defense as a senior, had 91 tackles with 14 for a loss and 10 sacks … team was 10-2 in senior year and advanced to championship game of NYSAPHSAA Class 4A tournament … team won its first Section 9 Class AA title since 2003 … born August 14, 1994.

Elijah Norris: Was a receiver on offense and had 20 receptions for 440 yards and four TDs … also made 102 tackles with 16.0 sacks … had a 37.03 yards punting average … born July 4, 1994. Bobby Puyol: Was a finalist for the Palm Beach (Fla.) Placekicker of the Year by the Palm Beach County Sports Commission … had career mark of 22-27 in field goals with a long of 54, to break a school record … was 189 for 198 on PATs and had a KO touchback percentage of 82% … first team all-conference 3A-4A as a senior and first team all-area by Orlando Sun Sentinel … third team all-state 7A … was 9 of 12 on field goals and 50 of 52 on extra points … also was the backup QB … team won three playoff games in Class 7A tournament as team made it to state semifinals and was regional champion … team went 50 games over his four-year HS career … first-team all-conference three times … team won state championship in sophomore year..also plays baseball … high school baseball coach was Frank Torre, Jr., son of former major leaguer Frank Torre and nephew of legendary Joe Torre … son born August 17, 1993. Zach Rugg: Had 72 tackles in senior year with two double-digit tackle games … also had 2.5 sacks … also played on the offensive line … named first team All-Area by the TribuneDemocrat (Johnstown, Pa.) … also named to the Pennsylvania Sports Writers all-state team … team went 7-4 in senior season … as a junior had 99 tackles … in junior year, team went 8-5 and reached the District 6 Class A championship game … born February 16, 1994. Tyler Samra: Helped team rush for 1,910 rushing yards and 1,194 passing yards in senior year … was named first-team all-state by the Newark Star-Ledger … team went 11-0 in senior year and won the New Jersey Non-Public Group 4 state championship … born December 23, 1993. Neil Shortell: A junior college transfer from Butler Community College in El Dorado, Kansas … same junior college as UConn spring enrollee Chandler Whitmer … will have two years of eligibility over three at UConn … had four receptions for 60 yards and a TD as a tight end for Butler in 2011 … was named All-Kansas Junior College Conference first team honors … Butler was the second-ranked junior college team nationally this past season … born July 9, 1991. Omaine Stephens: Worrall Community Newspapers All-Area co-Defensive Player of the Year … also named First Team All-Group 4 by the Newark Star-Ledger and First Team All-Essex County … made 70 tackles as a senior (54 primary) with 13 sacks … born June 2, 1993. Jason Sylva: Will play linebacker at Connecticut … made 72 tackles on defense with 22 for a loss and 10 sacks this past fall at Tabor Academy (Marion, Mass.) … .also rushed for 900 yards and 10 TDS … was a three-time All-Colonial League pick, a first team All-New England selection twice and a runner-up for the New England Player of the year as a senior … began his high school career at Plymouth South HS, earning Atlantic Coast League honorable mention all-conference honors in football and basketball … his father, Ed, played football at Boston State (now UMass-Boston) … his uncle, Bob, played football at Norwich with current UConn DC Don Brown … born July 14, 1992. Wyatt Vinci: Attended same prep school as current Husky wide receiver Nick Williams … played high school football at St. Joseph HS in Montvale, N.J … born January 9, 1993. Jhavon Williams: Team went 7-4 in senior season and played in the regional quarterfinals of the Florida Class 8A championship … played in the Florida Atlantic Coaches’ Association North-South All-Star game following his senior season … started his high school career at American Heritage HS … born January 20, 1993. Joseph Williams: Enrolled at Connecticut for the spring 2012 semester and will participate in spring practice … spent the fall 2011 semester at Fork Union (Va.) Military Academy after graduating from Emmaus High School in the spring of 2011 … .at Emmaus, rushed for 1,243 yards as a senior and was a second team all-area pick … first team All-Lehigh Valley Conference selection … was a track standout winning the LVC outdoor track titles in the 100-meter and 200-meter dash … born September 4, 1993. Chandler Whitmer: Enrolled at Connecticut for the spring 2012 semester and will participate in spring practice … will have three years of eligibility at Connecticut … originally enrolled at Illinois in the fall of 2010 and was a redshirt … named to The Champaign News-Gazette’s All-State team following his senior year of high school at Downers Grove (Ill.) South … earned all state and all-area honors … spent the 2011 fall semester at Butler Community College in El Dorado, Kansas … was 180 for 316 in the air for 3,022 yards this past season with 25 TDs and 14 interceptions … was named All-Kansas Junior College Conference first team honors … named National Junior College Athletic Association All-American honorable mention … Butler was the second-ranked junior college team nationally this past season … born August 16, 1991.

In what has become a Signing Day tradition at UConn, season tickets holders and UConn Club members gathered for a reception to hear the coaching staff talk about their latest additions. This year’s event was held at Rentschler Field.

Jonathan the Husky was on hand to take pictures with the UConn faithful.

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N otes 2011 UConn Schedule/Results Date

Opponent (TV)

9/3 9/10 9/16 9/24 10/1 10/8 10/15 10/26 11/5 11/19 11/26 12/3

FORDHAM (ESPN3) at Vanderbilt (SNY) IOWA STATE (ESPN2) at Buffalo (SNY) W. MICHIGAN(SNY) at West Virginia*(SNY) USF* (SNY) at Pittsburgh* (ESPN) SYRACUSE* (ESPNU) LOUISVILLE* (SNY) RUTGERS* (ESPN2) at Cincinnati* (ESPN)

Score/Time

W, 35-3 L, 24-21 L, 24-20 W, 17-3 L, 38-31 L, 43-16 W, 16-10 L, 35-20 W, 28-21 L, 34-20 W, 40-22 L, 35-27

* Denotes BIG EAST Conference game

SEASON STORYLINES • UConn wrapped up its first season under head coach Paul Pasqualoni with an overall record of 5-7 and 3-4 in the BIG EAST. The Huskies remained in contention for bowl eligbility until the last weekend of the season. • Redshirt freshman running back Lyle McCombs was named a Freshman AllAmerican and Second Team All-BIG EAST. Was 29th nationally in rushing and second among freshman. • McCombs rushed for 1,151 yards – the ninthhighest in school history. Was just the second Husky freshman to rush for more than 1,000 yards. • Three Huskies were named First Team AllBIG EAST (Moe Petrus, Kendall Reyes and Dave Teggart). Six Huskies were named Second Team (Dwayne Gratz, Ryan Griffin, Lyle McCombs, Mike Ryan, Trevardo Williams, Cole Wagner). • Four Huskies played in postseason all-star games: Kendall Reyes in the Senior Bowl, Moe Petrus in the East-West Shrine Game, Mike Ryan in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl and Dave Teggart in Players All-Star Classic. • Three Huskies were invited to the NFL Combine: Kashif Moore, Kendall Reyes, and Dave Teggart.

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SQUAD NOTES NINE HUSKIES NAMED ALL-BIG EAST UConn senior center Moe Petrus, senior defensive lineman Kendall Reyes and senior kicker Dave Teggart were named to the First Team All-BIG EAST Conference football team. It marked the second-straight season that Teggart and Reyes have been named first team while Petrus was a second team pick in 2010. Six Huskies were name to the All-BIG EAST Second Team: junior cornerback Dwayne Gratz, junior tight end Ryan Griffin, redshirt freshman tailback Lyle McCombs, senior offensive tackle Mike Ryan, junior defensive lineman Trevardo Williams and sophomore punter Cole Wagner. Ryan was named to an allconference team for the second-straight year.

UCONN TEAM AWARDS The University of Connecticut football team held its annual awards ceremony following the season, honoring 10 student-athletes for their accomplishments this season. Senior defensive tackle Kendall Reyes was named the Team Most Valuable Player and the Defensive Player of the Year. Freshman tailback Lyle McCombs was named the Offensive Player of the Year. Senior kicker Dave Teggart was the Special Teams Player of the Year. Redshirt senior wide receiver Kashif Moore was honored with the Jasper T. Howard Play-Every-Play Award, which is presented to a strong team player who best exemplifies a “battle-to-the-end” spirit during every game through every play. Moore wore Howard’s No. 6 this season in honor of the Husky player who was murdered in the fall of 2009. The Brian Kozlowski Award was given to redshirt senior defensive tackle Twyon Martin. This award is designated for a courageous, hard working and productive person. The award is named for the former Husky tight end, later a 13-year NFL veteran, who through relentless hard work, effort and dedication was able to have a lengthy NFL career. Junior defensive end Trevardo Williams was given the Kendall Madison Award which is presented to a strong team player whose dedication, hard work, positive attitude and outstanding citizenship best exemplifies the proud spirit of the UConn Huskies. The award is named for the former Husky who was tragically killed in the mid 1990s while being a good Samaritan in his attempt to break up an altercation. The Football Alumni Award, which is given to a player who has demonstrated leadership and dedication and is the ultimate team player, was presented to redshirt junior linebacker Jory Johnson. The John L. Toner Scholar-Athlete Award was given to redshirt senior safety Harris Agbor. This award was designed to honor a senior member of the football program who has demonstrated outstanding academic performance and citizenship while making a significant contribution to the overall success of the team. Selected by the Football CPIA Staff, the award is named after the former UConn athletic director and football coach and NCAA President. The 2011 Joseph M. Giannelli Unsung Hero Award went to redshirt junior quarterback Johnny McEntee.

UCONN IN BIG EAST OPENERS, BIG EAST HOME OPENERS Connecticut began BIG EAST Conference play on Oct. 28 vs. West Virginia and 2011 marks the eighth year of football league membership dating back to 2004. UConn now has a 3-5 record in BIG EAST openers with the loss at West Virginia. UConn has lost three straight BIG EAST openers as it fell 24-21 at Pittsburgh in 2009. In terms of BIG EAST home openers, UConn has now won seven of those eight games and the five past games in a row with the win over USF. UConn’s only BIG EAST home opener loss came in 2006 against fourth-ranked West Virginia. UConn was one of seven charter members of the BIG EAST Conference when the league was founded in 1979 and UConn is the only founding school that is currently playing football in the league and scheduled to do so in the future. The other five original members were Boston College, Seton Hall, Syracuse, Providence, Georgetown and St. John’s.

CLOSE CALL HUSKIES UConn finished the non-conference season with a 2-3 record. That record could have been better as UConn lost to Vanderbilt, Iowa State and Western Michigan by a combined 14 points and led in the fourth quarter of each game. The October 8 loss at West Virginia was the first game in 2011 that the Huskies did not hold a fourth quarter lead. UConn also did not lead in the Oct. 26 game vs. Pittsburgh, the Nov 19 game vs. Louisville and the Dec. 3 game at Cincinnati. In the Vandy game, UConn trailed 14-3 at the half, but came back to score 18-straight points for a 21-14 lead with 10:34 to play. Vanderbilt stunned UConn with a 50-yard interception return to tie the game at 21-21 with 6:45 to play and then kicked a field goal with 2:56 to go for the win. In the Iowa State game, UConn led 10-7 at the half and took a 20-17 lead with 12:51 left in the game. The Cyclones took a 24-20 lead with 9:08 to go on a TD and UConn lost the ball on downs with 1:48 to go as it had gotten to the Iowa State 38. In the Western Michigan game, UConn led 24-17 with 12:40 to play, but gave up 21 points the rest of the way for the loss. The Huskies tied the game at 31-31 with 2:03 left to play, but WMU took a 38-31 lead with a TD with 1:35 left. UConn got the ball to the WMU 13, but then lost the ball on a fumble.

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Not e s AROUND THE BIG EAST 2011 BIG EAST Standings West Virginia Louisville Cincinnati Rutgers Pittsburgh Connecticut USF Syracuse

BIG EAST 5-2 .714 5-2 .714 5-2 .714 4-3 .571 4-3 .571 3-4 .429 1-6 .143 1-6 .143

OVERALL 10-3 .769 7-6 .538 10-3 .769 9-4 .692 6-7 .462 5-7 .417 5-7 .417 5-7 .417

2011-12 BOWL GAME SCHEDULE North Carolina State 34, Louisville 21 Belk Bowl December 27, 2011 Charlotte, N.C. 8:00 p.m., ESPN

PASQUALONI AND BIG EAST RECORDS UConn head coach Paul Pasqualoni has won more BIG EAST Conference games (league contests only) than any other coach in history. Pasqualoni has 66 league wins from 1991-2004 and 2011 while Frank Beamer of Virginia Tech is second with 57. With his five overall wins in 2011, Pasqauloni is also first in league history in overall wins with 112 to top the mark of Beamer with 108.

UCONN COACHING DEBUTS Pasqualoni became the first Husky coach since 1923 to win his UConn coaching debut. The last coach to win a Husky debut was Sumner Dole in 1923. Here is how some other UConn head coaches have fared in their first game – Randy Edsall, 56-17 loss at Hofstra, Sept. 4, 1999; Skip Holtz, 17-6 loss vs. Nicholls State, Sept. 3, 1994; Tom Jackson, 22-5 loss at Rutgers, Sept. 10, 1983; Walt Nadzak, 49-0 loss at Lehigh, Sept. 10, 1977; Larry Naviaux, 22-20 loss vs. Lehigh, Sept. 15, 1973; Bob Casciola, 20-7 loss at Vermont; John Toner, 16-0 loss at Yale, Sept. 25, 1965; Rick Forzano, 21-6 loss at Yale, Sept. 26, 1964; Bob Ingalls, 34-13 loss at Yale, Sept. 20, 1952; Arthur Valpey, 25-0 loss at Yale, Sept. 23, 1950; J.O. Christian, 7-0 loss vs. American International; Sumner Dole, 13-0 win vs. Trinity, Sept, 29, 1923.

1,000 AND COUNTING UConn’s game against Rhode Island on Sept. 26, 2009 was the 1,000 game in program history dating back to the first team in 1896. UConn now has an overall program record of 486-508-38 in 1,032 games.

UCONN VS. RANKED TEAMS The Oct. 8 game vs. West Virginia marked the 18th time in school history that the Huskies faced a team ranked in the Associated Press poll at the time of the game. UConn’s only win in those 18 games came on Oct. 27, 2007 with a 22-15 win over No. 11 USF. UConn first played a ranked team in the 2001 season opener at No. 9 Virginia Tech. UConn has played the country’s top ranked team once when it traveled to Miami on Oct. 5, 2002.

Rutgers 27, Iowa State 13 New Era Pinstripe Bowl December 30, 2011 New York, N.Y. 3:15 p.m., ESPN Cincinnati 31, Vanderbilt 24 AutoZone Liberty Bowl December 31, 2011 Memphis, Tenn. 3:30 p.m., ABC West Virginia 70, Clemson 33 Discover Orange Bowl January 4, 2012 Miami, Fla. 8:30 p.m, ESPN SMU 28, Pittsburgh 6 BBVA Compass Bowl January 7, 2012 Birmingham, Ala. 1:00 p.m., ESPN All Times Eastern

UCONN FOOTBALL A LEADER IN ACADEMICS The UConn football program continues to be a leader in the BIG EAST Conference in terms of academic performance by its student-athletes. UConn was the top team in the NCAA’s Graduation Success Rate (GSR) of both October 2008 and ’09 among league schools. In 2010, the Huskies GSR was third in the BIG EAST and within four points of the second place team. The 2011 GSR came out during the 2011 season and UConn was tied for fourth in the league, but within four points of the two schools that were tied for second. UConn’s 75 percent GSR mark was well ahead of the national GSR for FBS teams, which was 67 percent. The UConn football program also had the highest NCAA GSR for African-American student-athletes among all state universities that participated in a bowl game in 2008. In five of the past seven years, including 2007, ‘08 and ‘09, UConn was recognized by the American Football Coaches Association for its high graduation rate. UConn���s overall GSR in 2009 was the third-highest of the more than 50 state universities that participated in a bowl game. In 2011, the NCAA’s Academic Progress Rate (APR) for the UConn football team was an impressive 953 over a four-year cycle, with a one-year mark of 959 for the 2009-10 academic year.

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N otes HUSKIES VS. THE BIG EAST

HUSKIES IN THE NFL

UConn owns an all-time mark of 25-30 in BIG EAST Conference games since joining the league for football in 2004. The Huskies posted their best conference record with a 5-2 mark in 2007 and ‘10. UConn had a five-game BIG EAST Conference games win streak broken on Oct. 8 at West Virginia. It was the longest in school history.

As the NFL held its training camps this past summer, there were a total of 14 Huskies in NFL camps before final cuts were made. UConn had 11 former players that were on NFL rosters in 2009 (a school high) and that number stood at 10 former Huskies on NFL rosters at the end of the 2011 season. The 2009 NFL Draft made history for the Huskies as four UConn players were selected in the first 63 selections. UConn is the only BIG EAST school to have four players picked that early since the league was reorganized in 2005. UConn had two players selected in the 2010 NFL Draft and four more in ‘11. The number of former UConn players on NFL teams is now 10. They are: • Quarterback Dan Orlovsky of the Indianapolis Colts, who was in his seventh year in the NFL and played four years in Detroit and two with Houston. • Offensive tackle William Beatty of the Super Bowl Champion New York Giants, who finished his third year. • Running back Donald Brown, who finished his third year with the Indianapolis Colts. He was UConn’s first All-American in the BCS era and the Huskies’ first NFL First Round Draft Pick. He’s with the Indianapolis Colts and played in the Super Bowl his rookie year. • Defensive back Darius Butler, who played two seasons for the New England Patriots, was waived by the team and then signed by the Carolina Panthers for the 2011 season. • Defensive back Tyvon Branch, who finished his fourth year with the Oakland Raiders. He has started all 16 games for the Raiders over the past two years. • Wide receiver Marcus Easley with the Buffalo Bills, who missed all of last season (rookie) with an injury, and was on the injured reserve list again in 2011. • Offensive guard Donald Thomas with the AFC Champion New England Patriots, who was in his fourth year in the league and has also played with the Dolphins and the Lions. He was picked up by the Patriots earlier in the 2011 season. • FB, Anthony Sherman, a fifth round pick of the Cardinals, who was a rookie in 2011. • TB, Jordan Todman, a sixth round pick of the Chargers in 2011. He was waived by the Chargers on Oct. 22 and then resigned to their practice squad. • LB, Scott Lutrus, who signed a free agent contract with the Jaguars and was released and was then signed by the Rams on the practice squad. He was then on the active roster for the Indianapolis Colts for the end of the 2011 season. • LB, Lawrence Wilson, a sixth round pick of the Panthers, who was cut by the team and later resigned for the practice squad roster. He was cut by the team in November.

HUSKIES ON THE ROAD SINCE 2002 The Huskies have put together a 22-32 road record since 2002. In non-conference road affairs over that same span, Connecticut has posted a mark of 17-11 and has won nine of its last 13 such games.

HUSKIES VS. NON-CONFERENCE FOES SINCE 2002 Connecticut boasts a 42-20 record against non-conference opponents in the regular season since making the move to the FBS in 2002. The Huskies have won 17 of their last 24 regular season non-league games overall with the only blemishes coming via a one-point loss at Virginia (17-16) in 2007, losses to North Carolina in 2008 and ‘09, Michigan and Temple in ‘10 and Vanderbilt, Iowa State and Western Michigan in ‘11. UConn has posted the following records in non-conference regular season games: 6-6 (2002), 9-3 (2003), 4-1 (2004), 3-1 (2005), 3-2 (2006), 4-1 (2007), 4-1 (2008), 4-1 (2009), 3-2 (2010) and 2-3 (2011).

HUSKIES IN NCAA STATISTICS Here are the categories where UConn is ranked in the top 40 in the final 2011 NCAA statistics. Rushing Defense 4th at 85.67 yards (First in BIG EAST) Kickoff Return 17th at 24.16 yards (First in BIG EAST) Turnover Margin 20th at +0.67 (Second in BIG EAST) Sacks 13th at 2.83 (Fourth in BIG EAST) TFL 19th at 7.25 (Fifth in BIG EAST) Individual leaders Rushing Lyle McCombs, 29th at 95.92 (Second in BIG EAST) KO Returns Nick Williams, 39th at 24.86 (Fourth in BIG EAST) FGoals Dave Teggart, t3rd at 1.83 (Third in BIG EAST) Sacks Trevardo Williams, 2nd at 1.04 (First in BIG EAST) TFL Sio Moore, 21st at 1.33 (Second in BIG EAST) Trevardo Williams, 32nd at 1.25 (Third in BIG EAST)

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Not e s HUSKIES IN THE CFL In addition, there were four former UConn players in the Canadian Football League in 2011. Martin Bedard (Montreal Alouettes) is entering his third year and has been part of two Grey Cup championship teams. Monteal lost to Hamilton in the Eastern Division Semifinals by a 52-44 overtime score on Nov. 13. Larry Taylor is in his fourth year in the league and is now with Calgary after spending the first three with Montreal. He was the 2009 CFL Special Teams Player of the Year. Calgary lost to Edmonton on Nov. 13 in the Western Division semifinals by a 33-19 count. Julius Williams, who played at UConn through 2008, is in his first year with the Edmonton Eskimos. Jordan Younger was in his eighth season – all with Toronto. Toronto finished the year 6-12.

2011 GAME BALLS FORDHAM: Lyle McCombs BUFFALO: Johnny McEntee, Nick Williams, UConn defense USF: Kendall Reyes, Dave Teggart SYRACUSE: Paul Pasqualoni, George DeLeone, Kevin Friend, Sio Moore, Nick Williams. RUTGERS: 13 Seniors-Harris Agbor, Gary Bardzak, Kijuan Dabney, Mark Hinkley, Jonathan Jean-Louis, Twyon Martin, Isiah Moore, Kashif Moore, Moe Petrus, Kendall Reyes, Mike Ryan, Dave Teggart and Gary Wilburn.

Mike Ryan played in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.

ACTIVE CAREER LEADERS IN GAME BALLS

HUSKIES AT COMBINE, ALL-STAR GAMES

Nick Williams (4), Cole Wagner (3), Sio Moore (2), John Delahunt (1), Kevin Friend (1), Ryan Griffin (1), Adam Masters (1), Lyle McCombs (1), Johnny McEntee (1), Trevardo Williams (1), Blidi Wreh-Wilson (1). 2011 SCOUT TEAM PLAYERS OF THE WEEK FORDHAM: QB Blaise Driscoll (O), LB Ryan Donohue (D), LS Alex Kantor (ST). BUFFALO: TB Wilbert Lee (O), LB Ryan Donohue (D), TB Wilbert Lee (ST). USF: Shakim Phillips (O), Dave Stevenson (D), WR Mike Smith (ST). SYRACUSE: FB Brendan McLaughlin (O), LB Brandon Steg (D), LB Marquise Vann (ST). RUTGERS: WR Mike Smith (O), LB Ryan Donohue (D), TB Wilbert Lee (ST).

Three University of Connecticut football players took part in the NFL Combine, which took place Wednesday-Tuesday, Feb. 22-28 in Indianapolis. In addition, four Huskies took part in postseason all-star games. The three Huskies that were invited to the combine were: kicker Dave Teggart, wide receiver Kashif Moore and defensive tackle Kendall Reyes. Reyes played in the Senior Bowl, Teggart played in the Players All-Star Classic on Sat., on February 4, center Moe Petrus played in the East-West Shrine Game on Sat., January 21. Offensive tackle Mike Ryan played in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl on Sat., January 21.

BIG EAST ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM A total of 22 University of Connecticut football student-athletes have been named to the 2011 BIG EAST All-Academic Football Team. To be nominated, a player must have a cumulative grade-point index of at least 3.0 and completed a minimum of two semesters of academic work. The following is a list of UConn players named to that team: Name

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Major

Harris Agbor Sr. S Mesquite, Texas Finance/ Political Science Jimmy Bennett Jr. OT Alexandria, Va. Accounting Tyler Bennett Sr. WR Alexandria, Va. Communication Sciences Robert Cherry So. WR Simsbury, Conn. Biological Sciences Jeremy Claflin Fr. S West Hartford, Conn. Exploratory Steve Greene So. OG Edensburg, Pa. Sport Management Frank Guardi So. WR New Fairfield, Conn. Exploratory Jory Johnson Jr. OLB Mobile, Ala. Economics Alex Kantor So. S Potomac, Md. Exploratory Chris Lopes So. CB Brockton, Mass. Communications Dominick Manco Fr. LS Lagrangeville, N.Y. Exploratory Corey Manning Jr. TE Tyrone, Ga. Finance Chris Matteis Fr. FB North Haven, Conn. Undeclared Scott McCummings RFr. QB Natick, Mass. Exploratory Adam Mueller So. LS Park Ridge, Ill. History Alex Pagan Sr. QB East Windsor, Conn. Political Science Moe Petrus Sr. C St. Laurent, Que. Psychology James Scherer Jr. DB Middlefield, Conn. Exercise Science Dave Teggart Sr. K Northborough, Mass. Coaching and Administration Robert Urban Sr. LB Southbury, Conn. Pharmacy Isaac White So. LB Waterbury, Conn. Pre-Kinesiology Nick Williams Jr. WR East Windsor, N.J. Economics UConn’s Moe Petrus played in the East-West Shrine Game.

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OFFENSE NOTES McCOMBS MAKES IMPRESSIVE DEBUT VS. FORDHAM UConn freshman Lyle McCombs’s 141 yards of rushing in his collegiate debut in the Fordham game is the second-highest when compared against UConn’s top 10 career rushing leaders. The top mark belongs to Tony Jordan (No. 10), who had 144 yards vs. Northeastern to open the 1978 season. Other notables include: No. 1 Donald Brown, 118 yards vs. Rhode Island in 2006; No. 2 Terry Caulley, 62 vs. Boston College, 2002; No. 3 Jordan Todman, 81 vs. Virginia in 2008 (third game of season, was hurt for first two); No. 4 Wilbur Gillard, 91 vs. Furman in 1993; No. 6 Vinny Clements, 71 vs. Vermont in 1968; No. 7 Cornell Brockington, 25 vs. Indiana, 2003; No. 5 Ed Long, No. 8 Jeff Gallagher and No. 9 Andre Dixon did not have carries in their first career games.

McCOMBS BACKING IT UP McCombs rushed for 118 yards in the Sept. 10 game vs. Vanderbilt and his first college game against FBS competition. McCombs rushed for a total of 1,151 yards in his first collegiate season. McCombs had a career-high 152 yards of rushing in the win over Syracuse and rushed for 100 yards or more in six of his first 12 collegiate games. McCombs also had 136 yards against Western Michigan – including a 65 yarder – and 130 vs. USF. He also had 124 vs. Pittsburgh.

McCOMBS GETS 1,000 YARDS McCombs rushed for 1,151 yards this season on 275 carries for an average of 4.2 yards per carry with seven TDs. McCombs became the 14th Husky season in school history of 1,000 yards of rushing. He is the 13th Husky to reach that mark as Jordan Todman rushed for that mark in both 2009 and ‘10. Donald Brown is the career leader in rushing in a season with 2,083 in 2008: No. 1 Donald Brown 2083 2008 No. 2 Jordan Todman 1695 2010 No. 3 Tory Taylor 1262 1995 No. 4 Terry Caulley 1247 2002 No. 5 Eric Torkelson 1233 1973 No. 6 Cornell Brockington 1218 2004 No. 7 Jordan Todman 1188 2009 No. 8 Kevin Wesley 1162 1989 No. 9 Lyle McCombs 1151 2011 No. 10 Wilbur Gilliard 1099 1993 McCombs is the second freshman in school history to run for 1,000 yards in a season. Terry Caulley accomplished that in 2002 with 1,247 as a true freshman. McComb’s 275 carries was fourth in school single season history while Brown leads with 367 in 2008.

GRIFFIN NAMED TO MACKEY MID-SEASON WATCH LIST As the offensive philosophy of head coach Paul Pasqualoni and his offensive coordinator George DeLeone develops at UConn, throwing to the tight end has obviously been emphasized. The third-leading receiver on the team is redshirt junior Ryan Griffin (Londonderry, N.H.), who had 33 receptions this year for 499 yards and two TDs. He had four receptions for 73 yards vs. Western Michigan and was the leading receiver vs. WVA with five receptions for 57 yards. He had three receptions for 38 yards against USF and had four receptions for 44 yards and a TD vs. Pittsburgh. Griffin was named one of 25 tight ends nationally to be named to the John Mackey Award Midseason Watch List. He was one of just two BIG EAST players named to it – joining Nick Provo of Syracuse.

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WILLIAMS BACK ON RECEIVING END UConn junior Nick Williams (East Windsor, N.J.) had been making headlines over his career mostly in the kickoff return department. Although he was always part of the WR group, Williams led the country in kickoff returns last year and was a First Team All-BIG EAST pick in that spot. UConn head coach Paul Pasqualoni had been using Williams more in a receiver role in 2011, but entering the Sept. 24 game vs. Buffalo, Williams still only had two career receptions – both of them in 2009. Williams broke out of that with a pair of catches vs. the Bulls for 113 yards, including his first career receiving TD. Williams first reception of the night was a 64-yarder from McEntee late in the first half that set up a UConn TD with 15 seconds to go to give the Huskies a 10-3 halftime lead. He then had his first career TD reception on a 49-yard catch from McEntee with 4:52 left in the game to seal the UConn win. Williams had one catch for 26 yards vs. Western Michigan and two catches for 21 yards vs. West Virginia. He had two receptions for 17 yards vs. Louisville and had two receptions for 45 yards in the season finale vs. Cincinnati.

DEFENSE NOTES JENNINGS GETS FIRST CAREER START Teddy Jennings (Dayton, Ohio) made his first career start in the season opening against Fordham at defensive end. He responded by making eight tackles – with 2.5 for a loss. He enjoyed another outstanding game vs. Vanderbilt as he made four tackles with 2.5 for a loss and he had three tackles vs. Iowa State. He had two tackles vs. Buffalo with a sack and two tackles against West Virginia. He had four tackles against USF – including a tackle for a loss of two yards. He had a tackle vs. Louisville before he was injured and missed the rest of the season. Jennings moved into the starting lineup after playing in 13 games over the past two years as a reserve. He started in place of the injured Jesse Joseph, who did not dress for the first time in his career vs. Fordham. The junior had started in 25 games over the past two years, missing one game, but dressed for it. Joseph did make his 2011 debut vs. Buffalo and had five tackles himself and then had three vs. Western Michigan. Joseph moved back into the starting lineup against West Virginia and did not have a tackle. He started again vs. USF and had four tackles with half a tackle for a loss and had four tackles and a sack vs. Pittsburgh. He had five tackles vs. Louisville, three vs. Rutgers and four vs. Cincinnati.

SMALLWOOD IMPRESSES EARLY Connecticut redshirt freshman Yawin Smallwood (Worcester, Mass.) was the second-leading tackler on the UConn team with 94 tackles – just three off the team lead. He had a terrific game vs. Syracuse as he led the team with 12 tackles and also had half a sack and a pass breakup. He started 12 games for UConn in his first collegiate season and also seemed to have a knack for making the big play. Against Vanderbilt, he returned a fumble 64 yards for a touchdown and then had a 28-yard interception return vs. Buffalo. The interception vs. the Bulls came at a key time as it came on a third and goal play from the UConn five with the Huskies nursing a 10-3 lead.

JONES HONORED BY BIG EAST As UConn head coach Paul Pasqualoni looked for the right combination in his secondary, redshirt freshman Byron Jones (New Britain, Conn.) made his second and third career starts vs. West Virginia and USF and was in the starting lineup for the rest of the season. Jones responded in fine form vs. USF as he returned a fumble 10-yards for a TD to provide the winning score for the Huskies in the win. He also made seven tackles in the game. For his efforts, Jones was named the BIG EAST Conference Defensive Player of the Week – the first weekly league honor for the Huskies in 2011. Jones’ fumble return for a TD was the second for the Huskies this season as Smallwood had a 64-yarder vs. Vanderbilt. The two fumble returns for a TD marked just the third time in school history that the Huskies have achieved multiple fumble TD returns – joining the 2001 squad (Jamal Lundy vs. Utah State and Cliff Hill vs. Buffalo) and 1997 (Jeff DeLucia vs. Buffalo and Anthony Carter vs. Rhode Island).

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Not e s BROWN ALSO TAKING TO STARTING ROLE Redshirt freshman Ty-Meer Brown (McKeesport, Pa.) made his first career starts in the last seven games of the season. Against the Mountaineers, Brown had four tackles, a fumble recovery and returned an interception 48-yards in the fourth quarter for UConn’s only TD of the day. He backed that up with an eight-tackle and one interception game vs. the Bulls. He made six tackles against Pittsburgh and four vs. Louisville. He ended the sesaon with five tackles vs. Rutgers and eight vs. Cincinnati.

WELCOME BACK BLIDI UConn redshirt junior and team captain Blidi-Wreh Wilson (Edinboro, Pa.) returned back to the Husky lineup on Nov. 19 vs. Louisville after missing the previous five games after he surffered an ankle injury vs. Buffalo on Sept. 24. Wreh-Wilson was counted on to provide leadership for the Husky defense this year as he had started 22 games over the past two years, including all 13 last year. Wreh-Wilson made three tackles vs. Louisville, seven vs. Rutgers and three vs. Cincinnati and had 37 for the year.

SPECIAL TEAMS NOTES TEGGART CAREER LEADER IN FIELD GOALS, POINTS Redshirt senior Dave Teggart (Northborough, Mass.) connected on 128 of 129 of his extra point attempts during his career – including 36 in 2010 and 47 in 2009. The 47-straight extra points from 2009 is a school record while his 36 from 2010 is third. His only miss came in the home finale vs. Rutgers in 2011. • His 74 career field goals is a school record. It is also second in BIG EAST history. His 128 extra points is first in school history. His 349 career points is first in school history. • Teggart’s 25 field goals in 2010 was a school single-season record. He had a total of 14 field goals in 2009 which is tied as the sixth-highest in school history while his 13 as a freshman is seventh. • Teggart kicked a career-long 53-yard field goal at West Virginia on Oct. 8 in the second quarter and matched that number again in the season finale vs. Cinncinnati. The 53-yarders are tied as the second longest in school history – the longest is 56 by Jim McManus vs. New Hampshire in 1998. • Of the 16 field goals in UConn football history of 50 yards or more, Teggart has six of them. • Teggart has had eight games in 2011 with multiple field goals and 22 during his career. He has 11 career games with three or more field goals. Teggart recorded what is arguably the biggest play in school history in the regular season finale of 2010 as he kicked a 52-yard field goal with 17 seconds left to play to lift UConn to a 19-16 win over USF that sent the Huskies to their first BCS game in school history. Earlier in the fourth quarter of that game, he kicked a 50-yarder. Teggart kicked a 27-yard field goal in overtime to lift UConn to a 16-13 win over West Virginia on Oct. 29, 2010. Those “final play” game-winners were the second and third of his career as he ended the 2009 regular season in fine form as he booted a 42-yard field goal as time expired to give the Huskies a 29-27 win over USF. Dating back to 2009, Teggart had kicked a field goal in 22 of the past 24 games. Teggart kicked a 29-yard field goal with 1:10 to go that tied the game vs. Notre Dame (Nov. 21, 2009) – a contest the Huskies eventually won in overtime. Teggart is the first kicker in school history to successfully convert his first 11 field goal attempts.

STADIUM/ATTENDANCE NOTES FAN NO. 2,000,000 On Friday, Sept. 16, UConn welcomed the 2,000,000th fan to Renstchler Field in its history. That lucky fan was Shane Buzzell of Manchester, Conn.. The Huskies have sold out 29 of their first 58 dates at Rentschler Field. UConn has played to 95.7-pct. of capacity all-time there, drawing 2,220,124 fans, or an average of 38,278 per game.

RENTSCHLER FIELD PROVES FRIENDLY FOR HUSKIES The Huskies went 7-0 at home in 2007 at Rentschler Field and also 6-0 in 2010. UConn’s 3-4 mark at home in 2006 was its only sub-.500 record at Rentschler Field. UConn was 4-3 at home in 2011. The seven home wins in 2007 set a school record for a single season which was previously set in 2004. Prior to the Iowa State loss, UConn had won nine consecutive games at Rentschler Field. UConn stands at 43-15 all-time at Rentschler Field including a 23-6 mark in non-conference games.

MICHIGAN, TENNESSEE WILL VISIT RENTSCHLER FIELD Following UConn’s trip to Ann Arbor on Sept. 4, 2010, the Wolverines will come to Rentschler Field on Sept. 21, 2013 to take on the Huskies. UConn will also play a home-and-home series with Tennessee beginning in 2015 with the Volunteers coming to Rentschler Field on Sept. 26 with a return trip to Knoxville on Sept. 3, 2016. Other upcoming non-conference opponents coming to Rentschler Field include North Carolina State (2012), Maryland (2013) and Virginia (2106). UConn has now played host to non-conference opponents from the Atlantic Coast Conference, Big 10, Big XII and Southeastern Conference at Rentschler Field.

NICK WILLIAMS AND KO RETURNS UConn sophomore Nick Williams (East Windsor, N.J.) had a breakout night in his receiving career against Buffalo on Sept. 24, but remains the primary UConn kickoff and punt returner. Williams led the country in kickoff returns in 2010 with 35.29 yards per return and he returned two kickoffs for TDs in 2010. Against Pittsburgh in 2011, he returned a kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown. Williams also had a 100-yard KO return for a touchdown vs. Rutgers – the fourth in school history. Williams becomes just the second Husky ever to have two KO returns for a TD in a career – joined by Tyvon Branch, who had both of his in 2007. In 2011, he had 37 kickoff returns for an average of 24.9 yards, to rank 39th in the country and 22 punt returns for an average of 5.6.

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Rushing Att Gain Lost Net TD LG McCombs 24 143 2 141 4 60 McCummings 7 27 4 23 0 7 Jean-Louis 5 18 0 18 0 5

FORDHAM

Passing Att Comp INT Yds TD LG McEntee 12 8 0 113 0 25 Nebrich 8 3 1 60 0 21 McCummings 1 1 0 55 1 55

RENTSCHLER FIELD • EAST HARTFORD, CONN. UCONN STARTERS & PARTICIPANTS OFFENSIVE STARTERS WR 6 K. MOORE TE 89 DELAHUNT LT 71 RYAN LG 70 BARDZAK C 57 PETRUS RG 63 MASTERS RT 77 FRIEND QB 18 MCENTEE TB 43 MCCOMBS FB 39 HINKLEY WR 83 I. MOORE

DEFENSIVE STARTERS DE 48 T. WILLIAMS DT 4 MARTIN DT 99 REYES DE 98 JENNINGS SLB 3 S. MOORE MLB 33 SMALLWOOD WLB 28 JOHNSON CB 7 GRATZ S 15 JUNIOR S 25 AGBOR CB 5 WREH-WILSON

TOTAL PARTICIPANTS (52) – 1 Jean-Louis, 2 Nebrich, 9 Opoku, 10 Foxx, 11 McCummings, 13 Christen, 14 Abrams, 16 B. Jones, 20 Brandon, 21 Wilburn, 26 Campbell, 31 Williams, 34 Kenney, 35 Lopes, 36 Osiecki, 38 Kantor, 38 Teggart, 40 Brown, 41 Steg, 47 Frank, 51 Willman, 53 Wirth, 59 Stephen, 67 Mueller, 69 Greene, 84 T. Jones, 85 Davis, 86 Wagner, 94 Griffin, 97 McBryde

TEAM STATISTICS FOR UC

FIRST DOWNS 8 21 Rushing 3 10 Passing 5 10 Penalty 0 1 Rushing Attempts 30 42 Yards Gained Rushing 61 219 Yards Lost Rushing 41 13 NET YARDS RUSHING 20 206 NET YARDS PASSING 149 228 Passes Attempted 26 21 Passes Completed 12 12 Had Intercepted 1 1 TOTAL OFFENSIVE PLAYS 56 63 TOTAL NET YARDS 169 434 Avg. Gain Per Play 3.0 6.9 Fumbles: No.-Lost 0-0 0-0 Penalties: No.-Yds. 4-31 3-18 No. of Punts-Yards 6-302 5-149 Avg. Per Punt 50.3 29.8 Punt Returns- No.-Yds. 0-0 4-28 Kickoff Returns: No.-Yds. 4-70 1-32 Interceptions: No.-Yds. 1-0 1-0 Fumble Returns: No.-Yds 0-0 0-0 Miscellaneous Yards 0 0 Possession Time 28:55 31:05 3rd Down Conversions 6-16 3-8 4th Down Conversions 0-2 0-0

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FIRST QUARTER UC – Lyle McCombs 2 run (Dave Teggart kick) 6:57 (6 plays, 58 yards, 2:48) SECOND QUARTER UC – McCombs 1 run (Teggart kick) 9:48 (5 plays, 80 yards, 1:49) UC – Ryan Griffin 55 pass from Scott McCummings (Teggart kick) 8:08 (1 play, 55 yards, 0:10) THIRD QUARTER UC – McCombs 5 run (Teggart kick) 7:22 (13 plays, 81 yards, 6:36) UC – McCombs 1 run (Teggart kick) 4:09 (3 plays, 8 yards, 1:23) FU – Patrick Murray 28 field goal 0:24 (10 plays, 67 yards, 3:45) FOURTH QUARTER No Scoring. Attendance-34,562

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. – Freshman running back Lyle McCombs(Staten Island, N.Y) rushed for 141 yards and four touchdowns in his first collegiate game as the University of Connecticut football team won their 2011 season opener, 35-3, over Fordham before a crowd of 34,562 at Rentschler Field. The game marked the Connecticut debut for head coach Paul Pasqualoni, who tied Frank Beamer of Virginia Tech for the most overall wins by a BIG EAST coach. They both have 108 victories. Pasqualoni was the first Connecticut football coach to win his debut since 1923. The Huskies initial drive ended in a punt after two first downs, but on their second possession began to force their will on their FCS opponent after forcing a Fordham three-and-out. A six-play, 58-yard drive was capped by a McCombs two-yard run. The key play on the drive was a 24-yard pass from Johnny McEntee (Fullerton, Calif.) to Isiah Moore(Cambridge, Mass.). The Huskies started the redshirt junior McEntee, but Pasqualoni played three signal callers in the contest. Redshirt freshman Scott McCummings (Natick, Mass.) and true freshman Michael Nebrich(Burke, Va.) both played well in their Connecticut unveilings. Early in the second quarter, the Huskies took over from their own 20 and McCombs had his first big play from scrimmage, rambling 60 yards before being caught at the Ram two-yard line. Two plays later, McCombs scored from the one and Connecticut had a 14-0 lead. The Connecticut defense, which was spectacular all day, got its first turnover of the season when redshirt freshman safety Byron Jones (New Britain, Conn.) picked off a Peter Maetzold pass. On the next play from scrimmage, McCummings hit redshirt junior tight end Ryan Griffin(Londonderry, N.H.) with a beautiful 55-yard catch-and-run off of play action to put the Huskies ahead by three scores. The Huskies kept that 21-0 lead until midway through the third quarter when McCombs capped drives with scoring runs of five- and one-yard. McCombs’ four touchdowns was the first time a Connecticut footballer achieved that feat since Jordan Todman turned the trick against Cincinnati in 2009. McEntee completed eight-of-12 passes for 113 yards, while Nebrich was three-of-eight, for 60 yards and one interception. The McCummings scoring pass to Griffin was his only attempt of the game. Griffin set a career-standard with his 97 receiving yards. The Connecticut defense held the Rams to just 169 total yards of offense and was led by redshirt junior linebacker Jory Johnson(Mobile, Ala.), who had 11 tackles. Redshirt junior defensive end Teddy Jennings (Dayton, Ohio) had 2.5 tackles for loss.

Receiving No. Yds TD LG Griffin 3 97 1 55 I. Moore 2 42 0 24 Davis 2 33 0 21 Punting Wagner

No. Yds AVG LG In20 5 149 29.8 41 0

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FORDHAM INDIVIDUAL LEADERS Rushing Att Gain Lost Net TD LG Whiting 12 25 4 21 0 11 Murphy 6 19 2 17 0 15 Livingston 3 6 0 6 0 4 Passing Att Comp INT Yds TD LG Maetzold 25 12 1 149 0 58 Murphy 1 0 0 0 0 0 Receiving Ajala Mays Wetzel

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Punting Murray Maetzold

No. Yds AVG LG In20 5 249 49.8 63 1 1 53 53 53 0

Returns PR KOR INTR Wilson – 2-41 Womack – – 1-0 Vaughn – 2-29 Field Goal Attempts Murray 3rd

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Passing Att Comp INT Yds TD LG McEntee 27 10 3 99 0 30 Nebrich 2 1 0 5 0 5

VANDERBILT STADIUM • NASHVILLE, TENN. UCONN STARTERS & PARTICIPANTS OFFENSIVE STARTERS WR 6 K. MOORE TE 89 DELAHUNT LT 71 RYAN LG 70 BARDZAK C 57 PETRUS RG 63 MASTERS RT 61 S. BROWN QB 18 MCENTEE TB 43 MCCOMBS FB 39 HINKLEY WR 83 I. MOORE

DEFENSIVE STARTERS DE 48 T. WILLIAMS S 16 B. JONES DT 99 REYES DE 98 JENNINGS SLB 3 S. MOORE MLB 33 SMALLWOOD WLB 28 JOHNSON CB 7 GRATZ S 15 JUNIOR S 25 AGBOR CB 5 WREH-WILSON

TOTAL PARTICIPANTS (57) – 1 Jean-Louis, 2 Nebrich, 2 Stlouis, 4 Martin, 9 Opoku, 10 Foxx, 11 McCummings, 13 Christen, 20 Brandon, 21 Wilburn, 26 Campbell, 29 Mack, 31 Williams, 34 Kenney, 35 Lopes, 36 Osiecki, 38 Kantor, 38 Teggart, 40 Brown, 41 Steg, 47 Frank, 50 Bullock, 53 Wirth, 59 Stephen, 65 Cruz, 67 Mueller, 69 Greene, 72 Bennett, 77 Friend, 84 T. Jones, 85 Davis, 86 Wagner, 94 Griffin, 96 Hansson, 97 McBryde.

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FIRST QUARTER UC – Dave Teggart 25 field goal 7:46 (12 plays, 72 yards, 7:14) VU – Chris Boyd 42 pass from Larry Smith (Carey Spear kick) 5:54 (1 play, 42 yards, 0:09) VU – Jerron Seymour 40 run (Spear kick) 1:29 (6 plays, 80 yards, 1:39) THIRD QUARTER UC – Teggart 28 field goal 9:59 (6 plays, 6 yards, 3:22) UC – Byron Jones 0 blocked kick return (Teggart kick) 7:47 FOURTH QUARTER UC – Yawin Smallwood 64 fumble return (Ryan Griffin pass from Johnny McEntee) 10:34 VU – Casey Hayward 50 interception return (Spear kick) 6:45 VU – Spear 31 field goal 2:56 (6 plays, 45 yards, 2:44)

Attendance – 32,119

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Vanderbilt held the University of Connecticut offense to 193 yards, 118 of rushing by redshirt freshman Lyle McCombs(Staten Island, N.Y.), as the Commodores posted a 24-21 win over the Huskies before a crowd of 32,119 at Vanderbilt Stadium on Saturday night. McCombs rushed for his 118 yards on 27 carries and has now rushed for at least 100 yards in his first two collegiate games. Husky junior quarterback Johnny McEntee(Fullerton, Calif.) was 10 of 27 in the air for 99 yards, but had three interceptions. Larry Smith was 12 of 24 in the air for 140 yards while Jerron Seymour had eight carries for 70 yards. On Vanderbilt’s first drive of the fourth quarter, redshirt freshman Yawin UC VU Smallwood (Worcester, Mass.) returned a fumble 64 yards with 10:34 left FIRST DOWNS 14 10 to go, giving UConn its first lead of the game, as the Huskies took a 21-14 Rushing 7 5 lead. On the fumble return, Vandy had the ball at the UConn 36 and Sio Passing 5 5 Moore’s(Apex, N.C.) hit of Smith jarred the ball loose and Smallwood was Penalty 2 0 home free. Rushing Attempts 36 32 After the UConn defense forced Vanderbilt to punt on their ensuing Yards Gained Rushing 145 174 drive, McEntee threw his third interception of the night, as Robby Barbieri Yards Lost Rushing 56 56 returned the interception 50 yards to tie the game at 21-21. NET YARDS RUSHING 89 118 Vanderbilt was able to take the lead with 2:56 left, as Carey Spear conNET YARDS PASSING 104 141 verted a 31-yard field goal for the 24-21 Vandy advantage. Passes Attempted 29 27 UConn trailed 14-3 at halftime, but scored the only ten points of the third Passes Completed 11 13 quarter to make it 14-13 entering the final stanza. On Vanderbilt’s third play Had Intercepted 3 2 from scrimmage of the second half, junior Jory Johnson (Mobile, Ala.) picked TOTAL OFFENSIVE PLAYS 65 59 off a Smith pass to give UConn the ball at the Vandy 17. UConn could only TOTAL NET YARDS 193 259 move the ball six yards to set up a 28-yard field goal by senior kicker Dave Avg. Gain Per Play 3.0 4.4 Teggart(Northborough, Mass.). Fumbles: No.-Lost 3-1 1-1 The Huskies then cut the lead to a point, 14-13, as redshirt freshman Penalties: No.-Yds. 5-40 11-81 Byron Jones(New Britain, Conn.) blocked a punt in the endzone. It was No. of Punts-Yards 7-286 8-325 UConn’s first blocked punt since 2008 and the first for a TD since 2002. Avg. Per Punt 40.9 40.6 Connecticut moved the ball efficiently on the first possession of the game Punt Returns- No.-Yds. 3-15 4-31 as it marched the ball to the Commodore 12-yard line with a first down. The Kickoff Returns: No.-Yds. 4-74 4-79 Huskies could only manage four more yards, which set up a 25-yard field goal Interceptions: No.-Yds. 2-33 3-82 Fumble Returns: No.-Yds 1-64 0-0 by Teggart. The field goal gave Teggart the UConn career scoring record with 262 points, which he extended later in the game. Miscellaneous Yards 0 0 Vanderbilt went four and out on its first possession, but McEntee threw Possession Time 31:36 28:24 a first down interception picked off by Kenny Ladler that put the ball at the 3rd Down Conversions 3-15 2-16 UConn 42. Vanderbilt came right back on the next play with a 42-yard TD 4th Down Conversions 0-1 0-0 pass from Smith to Chris Boyd to give the Commodores a 7-3 lead. Vandy took a 14-3 lead on a 40-yard rush by Seymour on a second and ten play that capped a six-play 80 yard drive. The Commodores had 134 yards of total offense in the first quarter and 82 of them came on scoring plays. The Commodores maintained the lead 14-3 at halftime after a second quarter that did not feature any scoring as UConn only had 35 yards of total offense with VU having 28.

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Receiving No. Yds TD LG Griffin 4 47 0 30 I. Moore 2 12 0 10 Davis 2 9 0 5 Punting Wagner

No. Yds AVG LG In20 7 286 40.9 50 2

Returns PR KOR INTR N. Williams 2-6 4-74 – B. Jones 1-9 – – Wreh-Wilson – – 1-18 Johnson – – 1-15 Field Goal Attempts Teggart 1st Teggart 3rd

7:46 25 yds. 9:59 28 yds.

Good Good

Defense UT-AT-TT TFL S Int. CF RF Junior 5-3-8 Johnson 2-6-8 1.0 1 Smallwood 2-5-7 1

VANDERBILT INDIVIDUAL LEADERS Rushing Att Gain Lost Net TD LG Seymour 8 70 0 70 1 40 Stacy 10 64 6 58 0 48 Krause 3 29 0 29 0 24 Passing Att Comp INT Yds TD LG L. Smith 24 12 2 140 1 42 Rodgers 2 1 0 1 0 1 Receiving Cole Boyd Krause

No. Yds TD LG 3 50 0 31 2 46 1 42 2 12 0 16

Punting Kent

No. Yds AVG LG In20 8 325 40.6 67 2

Returns PR KOR INTR Cole 3-17 – – Krause 1-14 – – Hayward – – 1-50 Samuels – 4-79 – Marshall – – 1-32 Ladler – – 1-0 Field Goal Attempts Spear 4th

2:56 31 yds.

Good

Defense UT-AT-TT TFL S Int. CF RF Marve 5-2-7 Garnham 3-2-5 1.5 1 1 Fugger 4-0-4 2 2

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2 01 1 Game S u mma r ie s GAME #3 • SEPTEMBER 16, 2011

20

CONNECTICUT INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

24

CONNECTICUT

Rushing Att Gain Lost Net TD LG McCombs 18 50 4 46 0 11 McCummings 10 39 12 38 1 10 Shoemate 8 28 0 28 0 6

IOWA STATE

Passing Att Comp INT Yds TD LG McEntee 30 13 1 188 0 41 McCummings 3 1 0 39 1 39

RENTSCHLER FIELD • EAST HARTFORD, CONN. UCONN STARTERS & PARTICIPANTS OFFENSIVE STARTERS WR 6 K. MOORE TE 89 DELAHUNT LT 72 BENNETT LG 77 FRIEND C 57 PETRUS RG 63 MASTERS RT 71 RYAN QB 18 MCENTEE TB 24 SHOEMATE FB 39 HINKLEY WR 83 I. MOORE

DEFENSIVE STARTERS DE 48 T. WILLIAMS DT 4 MARTIN DT 99 REYES DE 98 JENNINGS SLB 3 S. MOORE MLB 33 SMALLWOOD WLB 28 JOHNSON CB 7 GRATZ S 15 JUNIOR S 25 AGBOR CB 5 WREH-WILSON

TOTAL PARTICIPANTS (50) – 2 Nebrich, 9 Opoku, 10 Foxx, 11 McCummings, 13 Christen, 16 Jones, 19 Dabney, 20 Brandon, 21 Wilburn, 31 Williams, 34 Kenney, 35 Lopes, 36 Osiecki, 38 Teggart, 40 Brown, 41 Steg, 43 McCombs, 47 Frank, 50 Bullock, 53 Wirth, 59 Stephen, 65 Cruz, 67 Mueller, 69 Greene, 81 Manning, 85 Davis, 86 Wagner, 94 Griffin

TEAM STATISTICS ISU UC FIRST DOWNS 12 20 Rushing 4 6 Passing 8 10 Penalty 0 4 Rushing Attempts 34 42 Yards Gained Rushing 137 137 Yards Lost Rushing 36 25 NET YARDS RUSHING 101 112 NET YARDS PASSING 240 231 Passes Attempted 30 36 Passes Completed 19 15 Had Intercepted 3 1 TOTAL OFFENSIVE PLAYS 64 78 TOTAL NET YARDS 341 343 Avg. Gain Per Play 5.3 4.4 Fumbles: No.-Lost 0-0 3-2 Penalties: No.-Yds. 11-91 1-5 No. of Punts-Yards 8-332 6-241 Avg. Per Punt 36.9 38.0 Punt Returns- No.-Yds. 2-13 2-(-3) Kickoff Returns: No.-Yds. 4-89 5-117 Interceptions: No.-Yds. 1-2 3-32 Fumble Returns: No.-Yds 0-0 0-0 Miscellaneous Yards 0 0 Possession Time 28:10 31:50 3rd Down Conversions 6-17 5-17 4th Down Conversions 0-0 0-1

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Iowa St. (3-0, 0-0) UConn (1-2, 0-0)

0 10

7 0

10 3

7 7

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24 20

FIRST QUARTER UC – Scott McCummings 10 run (Dave Teggart kick) 10:25 (10 plays, 57 yards, 4:35) UC – Teggart 52 field goal 1:59 (4 plays, 0 yards, 0:52) SECOND QUARTER ISU – James White 26 run (Zach Guyer kick) 11:03 (5 plays, 74 yards, 1:55) THIRD QUARTER ISU – Darius Reynolds 40 pass from Josh Lenz (Guyer kick) 11:18 (4 plays, 54 yards, 1:27) UC – Teggart 50 field goal 9:37 (6 plays, 48 yards, 1:41) ISU – Guyer 36 field goal (4 plays, 4 yards, 1:19) FOURTH QUARTER UC – Kashif Moore 39 pass from McCummings (Teggart kick) 12:51 (7 plays, 80 yards, 2:18) ISU – Reynolds 20 pass from Steele Jantz (Guyer kick) 9:08 (8 plays, 65 yards, 3:43) Attendance – 37,195 EAST HARTFORD, Conn. – The University of Connecticut football team outgained Iowa State 343-341 for the game, but a fourth quarter score for the Cyclones spelled a 24-20 loss for the Huskies in front of 37,195 at Rentschler Field. Connecticut redshirt senior wide receiver Isiah Moore recorded career-highs in receptions and yards with eight catches and 143 yards. The winning score for Iowa State came with 9:08 left in the game when Darius Reynolds leaped over a pair of UConn defenders and raced across the goal line for a 20-yard touchdown reception from junior quarterback Steele Jantz. Jantz threw three interceptions in the first quarter but finished with 200 yards. The Huskies used a trio of quarterbacks with redshirt junior Johnny McEntee taking the majority of snaps as he went 13-30 for a season-high 188 yards. Redshirt freshman Lyle McCombs led the UConn running game with 46 yards on 18 rushes. Sophomore Shontrelle Johnson and redshirt sophomore James White split the carries for ISU with 14 apiece. Johnson went for 65 yards, while White ran for 44. Connecticut opened the game with a 10-play, 57-yard drive that resulted in a touchdown for redshirt freshman quarterback Scott McCummings. McCummings, in the game for just his second play, was initially ruled down at the one-yard line, but after an official review it was determined that the ball crossed the goal line prior to his knee hitting the ground. For the game, McCummings rushed for 38 yards on 10 carries. The two teams would trade turnovers several times in the remaining minutes of the first quarter as redshirt junior Dwayne Gratz picked off Jantz on the Cyclone’s first play from scrimmage. Gratz returned the ball 19 yards to the ISU 41-yard line, but UConn gave the ball back on the very next play as McEntee was intercepted by Steve Ruempolhamer. Jantz was intercepted again, with less than three minutes to play in the first, by redshirt freshman Byron Jones, which set up a 52-yard field goal by redshirt senior kicker Dave Teggart to put the Huskies up 10-0. For Teggart, it tied his career long. Before the end of the first, UConn would force a third turnover as Jory Johnson grabbed a ball off a pass broken up by linebacker Sio Moore. Despite outgaining Iowa State 101-4 in the first, Connecticut went into halftime up only 10-7 as the Cyclones held a 114-13 advantage in the second quarter. ISU got on the board when James White broke loose for a 26-yard touchdown run to cut the Huskies lead to three. The Cyclones went on top early in the third quarter when White flipped the ball to junior WR Josh Lenz on a reverse, who threw a deep ball for Reynolds to take into the end zone. UConn came back with a 50-yard field goal from Teggart, the second time in his career he converted two field goals of 50 yard. With 6:44 left to play in the quarter, Iowa State added to its lead with a 36-yard field goal by senior kicker Zach Guyer, to go up 17-13. Connecticut regained the lead early in the fourth quarter as McCummings hooked up with redshirt senior wide receiver Kashif Moorefor a 39-yard touchdown to take a 20-17 lead. McCummings has completed two passes on the season, both for touchdowns. On the defensive side of the ball, junior linebacker Jake Knott made 11 tackles and forced one fumble for the Cylcones, while Johnson added 10 tackles to go with his interception for the Huskies.

Receiving No. Yds TD LG I. Moore 8 143 0 41 K. Moore 3 46 1 39 McCombs 1 17 0 17 Punting Wagner

No. Yds AVG LG In20 6 241 40.2 48 0

Returns PR KOR INTR B. Jones – – 1-0 Johnson – – 1-13 N. Williams 2-(-3) 5-117 – Gratz – – 1-19 Field Goal Attempts Teggart 1st Teggart 1st Teggart 2nd Teggart 3rd

3:28 1:59 12:58 9:37

41 yds. Missed 52 yds. Good 43 yds. Missed 50 yds. Good

Defense UT-AT-TT TFL S Int. CF RF Johnson 3-7-10 1 1 Wreh-Wilson 6-3-9 .5 Gratz 4-4-8 1.5 1

IOWA STATE INDIVIDUAL LEADERS Rushing Att Gain Lost Net TD LG Johnson 14 70 5 65 0 27 White 14 58 14 44 1 26 Woody 2 4 0 4 0 3 Passing Jantz Lenz

Att Comp INT Yds TD LG 29 18 3 200 1 48 1 1 0 40 1 40

Receiving No. Yds TD LG Lenz 6 58 0 20 Reynolds 4 128 2 48 Horne 3 21 0 11 Punting No. Yds AVG LG In20 Van Der Kamp 8 332 41.5 53 4 Returns PR KOR INTR Lenz 2-13 1-23 – Johnson – 3-66 – Ruempolhamer – – 1-2 Field Goal Attempts Mahoney 3rd Guyer 3rd

13:36 53 yds. Missed 6:44 36 yds. Good

Defense UT-AT-TT TFL S Int. CF RF Knott 6-5-11 .5 1 Reeves 6-4-10 1 1 Neal 4-48 1.5 .5

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2 0 1 1 G a m e S um m ar i e s GAME #4 • SEPTEMBER 24, 2011

17

CONNECTICUT INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

3

CONNECTICUT

Rushing Att Gain Lost Net TD LG McCombs 30 73 12 61 0 7 McEntee 6 23 13 10 0 9 McCummings 5 7 0 7 0 5

BUFFALO

UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO STADIUM • BUFFALO, N.Y. UCONN STARTERS & PARTICIPANTS OFFENSIVE STARTERS WR 6 K. MOORE TE 81 MANNING LT 72 BENNETT LG 77 FRIEND C 57 PETRUS RG 63 MASTERS RT 71 RYAN QB 18 MCENTEE TB 43 MCCOMBS WR 85 DAVIS WR 83 I. MOORE

DEFENSIVE STARTERS DE 48 T. WILLIAMS DT 4 MARTIN DT 99 REYES DE 98 JENNINGS SLB 3 S. MOORE MLB 33 SMALLWOOD WLB 28 JOHNSON CB 7 GRATZ S 16 B. JONES S 25 AGBOR CB 5 WREH-WILSON

TOTAL PARTICIPANTS (48) – 1 Jean-Louis, 2 Nebrich, 9 Opoku, 10 Foxx, 11 McCummings, 13 Christen, 20 Brandon, 21 Wilburn, 24 Shoemate, 26 Campbell, 31 Williams, 34 Kenney, 35 Lopes, 38 Teggart, 39 Hinkley, 40 Brown, 41 Steg, 47 Frank, 53 Wirth, 59 Stephen, 69 Greene, 70 Bardzak, 86 Wagner, 89 Delahunt, 91 Joseph, 94 Griffin

UConn (2-2, 0-0) Buffalo (1-3, 0-0)

0 0

10 3

0 0

7 0

- -

17 3

FIRST QUARTER No scoring. SECOND QUARTER UB – Peter Fardon 28 field goal 5:28 (13 plays, 57 yards, 5:29) UC – Dave Teggart 47 field goal 2:34 (8 plays, 51 yards, 2:54) UC – Mark Hinkley 4 pass from Johnny McEntee (Teggart kick) 0:15 (4 plays, 83 yards, 0:58) THIRD QUARTER No scoring. FOURTH QUARTER UC – Nick Williams 49 pass from McEntee (Teggart kick) 4:52 (6 plays, 64 yards, 2:32) Attendance –18,215

AMHERST, N.Y. – The University of Connecticut football team posted a 17-3 win against the University at Buffalo before a crowd of 18,215 at UB Stadium. UConn junior quarterback Johnny McEntee (Servite, Calif.) took the majority of snaps and was 12 of 21 in the air for 213 yards and two touchdowns, the first two of his career. Junior wide receiver Nick Williams (East Windsor, N.J.) sparked the Husky offense with a pair of big plays, the first of which was a 64-yard catch and run that set up the first Connecticut touchdown of the game. Williams’ second catch was another catch and run, going for 49 yards and a score with 4:52 left in the game to seal the win. Redshirt freshman quarterback Scott McCummings (Natick, Mass) ran the ball 5 times for 7 yards while freshman QB Michael Nebrich (Burke, UC UB Va.) attempted just one pass. FIRST DOWNS 13 16 Husky redshirt freshman Lyle McCombs (Staten Island, N.Y.) had 30 Rushing 4 7 carries for 61 yards. UConn redshirt senior Isiah Moore (Cambridge, Mass.) Passing 9 7 made a team-best four receptions for 49 yards. Penalty 0 2 Branden Oliver led Buffalo in rushing with 23 yards on 85 carries while Rushing Attempts 42 31 quarterback Chazz Anderson was 18 of 39 in the air for 192 yards and ran Yards Gained Rushing 105 139 for 30 yards on seven rushes. Yards Lost Rushing 25 13 For the second time this season, the Huskies held their opponent to NET YARDS RUSHING 80 126 just three points, the first of which came in a season-opening 35-3 win NET YARDS PASSING 213 193 over Fordham. Despite just the one score, the Bulls moved the ball for 314 Passes Attempted 22 40 yards, including 122 on the ground, opposed to UConn’s 292 yards of total Passes Completed 12 18 offense. Had Intercepted 0 1 The Huskies led at halftime 10-3 and the third quarter was scoreless. TOTAL OFFENSIVE PLAYS 64 71 UCconn redshirt freshman linebacker Yawin Smallwood (Worcester, Mass.) TOTAL NET YARDS 293 319 made the biggest play of the quarter as he made an endzone interception on Avg. Gain Per Play 4.6 4.5 a third and goal play by the Bulls at the UConn five. Buffalo had moved the Fumbles: No.-Lost 0-0 0-0 ball 80 yards on 11 plays on that drive. Penalties: No.-Yds. 5-45 4-48 UConn took that 10-3 halftime lead when it scored the first touchdown No. of Punts-Yards 8-354 8-311 of the game with 15 seconds left to go. The drive began on the UConn 17 as Avg. Per Punt 44.2 38.9 McEntee threw a 15-yard pass to McCombs to move the ball to the Husky Punt Returns- No.-Yds. 1-12 4-19 32. McEntee then hooked up on the longest Husky pass play of the year on Kickoff Returns: No.-Yds. 1-27 4-88 a 64-yard connection to Nick Williams to put the ball at the Bull 4. Interceptions: No.-Yds. 1-28 0-0 McEntee then threw a four-yard TD pass to redshirt junior fullback Fumble Returns: No.-Yds 0-0 0-0 Mark Hinkley (Kanehoe, Hawaii) for the UConn lead. It was the first TD Miscellaneous Yards 0 4 pass in McEntee’s career and the first TD reception of Hinkley’s. Possession Time 30:22 29:38 After a scoreless first quarter, the two teams opened scoring by trading 3rd Down Conversions 4-15 6-19 field goals in the second quarter. Peter Fardon gave the Bulls a 3-0 lead on a 4th Down Conversions 0-1 0-1 28-yard field goal with 5:28 left in the quarter to cap a 13 play-57 yard drive. Fadron had missed a 30-yarder at the beginning of the second quarter. UConn broke into the scoring with a 47-yard field goal by senior Dave Teggart (Northborough, Mass.) that ended an eight-play 51-yard drive. Teggart had a 49-yard FG attempt blocked in the first quarter.

TEAM STATISTICS

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Passing Att Comp INT Yds TD LG McEntee 21 12 0 213 2 64 Nebrich 1 0 0 0 0 0 Receiving No. Yds TD LG I. Moore 4 49 0 16 K. Moore 3 23 0 10 N. Williams 2 113 1 64 Punting Wagner

No. Yds AVG LG In20 8 354 44.2 62 2

Returns PR KOR INTR N. Williams 1-12 1-27 – Smallwood – – 1-28 Field Goal Attempts Teggart 1st Teggart 2nd

4:20 49 yds. Blocked 2:34 47 yds. Good

Defense UT-AT-TT TFL S Int. CF RF Smallwood 3-6-9 1 Gratz 6-1-7 Wreh-Wilson 4-2-6

BUFFALO INDIVIDUAL LEADERS Rushing Oliver Anderson Young

Att Gain Lost Net TD LG 23 84 0 84 0 16 7 48 13 35 0 18 1 7 0 7 0 7

Passing Att Comp INT Yds TD LG Anderson 39 18 1 193 0 45 Jackson 1 0 0 0 0 0 Receiving Rivers Neutz Oliver

No. Yds TD LG 9 94 0 18 5 83 0 45 2 3 0 2

Punting Schum

No. Yds AVG LG In20 5 203 40.6 45 2

Returns Jackson Gordon

PR KOR INTR 4-19 3-73 – – 1-15 –

Field Goal Attempts Fardon 2nd 13:34 30 yds. Missed Fardon 2nd 5:28 28 yds. Good Defense UT-AT-TT TFL S Branch 4-6-10 1 Skinner 4-5-9 Mack 3-4-7 1.5 1

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2 01 1 GAM E S UM M ARIE S GAME #5 • OCTOBER 1, 2011

CONNECTICUT INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

31

38

CONNECTICUT

Rushing Att Gain Lost Net TD LG McCombs 24 144 8 136 0 65 McCummings 5 24 7 17 0 18 Jean-Louis 2 7 0 7 0 4

WESTERN MICH.

Passing McEntee

RENTSCHLER FIELD • EAST HARTFORD, CONN. UCONN STARTERS & PARTICIPANTS OFFENSIVE STARTERS WR 6 K. MOORE TE 94 GRIFFIN LT 71 RYAN LG 69 GREENE C 57 PETRUS RG 63 MASTERS RT 77 FRIEND QB 18 MCENTEE TB 43 MCCOMBS FB 39 HINKLEY WR 83 I. MOORE

DEFENSIVE STARTERS DE 48 T. WILLIAMS DT 4 MARTIN DT 99 REYES DE 98 JENNINGS SLB 3 S. MOORE MLB 33 SMALLWOOD WLB 28 JOHNSON CB 7 GRATZ S 15 JUNIOR S 25 AGBOR CB 21 WILBURN

TOTAL PARTICIPANTS (49) – 1 Jean-Louis, 2 Nebrich, 9 Opoku, 10 Foxx, 11 McCummings, 13 Christen, 14 Abrams, 16 Jones, 20 Brandon, 26 Campbell, 31 Williams, 34 Kenney, 35 Lopes, 36 Osiecki, 38 Teggart, 40 Brown, 41 Steg, 47 Frank, 50 Bullock, 53 Wirth, 59 Stephen, 67 Mueller, 81 Manning, 84 Jones, 85 Davis, 86 Wagner, 91 Joseph

TEAM STATISTICS WMU UC

FIRST DOWNS 27 20 Rushing 3 3 Passing 21 14 Penalty 3 3 Rushing Attempts 22 33 Yards Gained Rushing 67 175 Yards Lost Rushing 56 24 NET YARDS RUSHING 11 151 NET YARDS PASSING 479 300 Passes Attempted 51 39 Passes Completed 37 22 Had Intercepted 0 0 TOTAL OFFENSIVE PLAYS 73 72 TOTAL NET YARDS 490 451 Avg. Gain Per Play 6.7 6.3 Fumbles: No.-Lost 2-2 2-1 Penalties: No.-Yds. 15-119 10-95 No. of Punts-Yards 6-246 7-287 Avg. Per Punt 41.0 41.0 Punt Returns- No.-Yds. 4-32 0-0 Kickoff Returns: No.-Yds. 3-74 3-52 Interceptions: No.-Yds. 0-0 0-0 Fumble Returns: No.-Yds 0-0 0-0 Miscellaneous Yards 0 0 Possession Time 28:27 31:33 3rd Down Conversions 4-11 6-16 4th Down Conversions 0-0 1-1

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WMU (3-2, 0-0) UConn (2-3, 0-0)

0 0

17 7

0 10

21 14

- -

38 31

FIRST QUARTER No scoring. SECOND QUARTER WM – White 25 pass from Carder (Potter kick) 11:15 (5 plays, 66 yards, 2:16) WM – Walker 7 pass from Carder (Potter kick) 6:31 (8 plays, 68 yards, 3:38) UC – K. Moore 9 pass from McEntee (Teggart kick) 3:27 (6 plays, 93 yards, 3:04) WM – Potter 39 field goal 0:22 (11 plays, 71 yards, 3:05) THIRD QUARTER UC – K. Moore 3 pass from McEntee (Teggart kick) 8:31 (5 plays, 72 yards, 2:24) UC – Teggart 43 field goal 4:13 (4 plays, -4 yards, 0:55) FOURTH QUARTER UC – McCombs 26 pass from McEntee (Teggart kick) 12:40 (6 plays, 72 yards, 2:20) WM – White 6 pass from Carder (Potter kick) 9:48 (9 plays, 80 yards, 2:52) WM – Ravenell 14 pass from Carder (Potter kick) 5:53 (7 plays, 62 yards, 2:19) UC – N. Williams 26 pass from McEntee (Teggart kick) 2:03 (10 plays, 80 yards, 3:50) WM – Ravenell 41 pass from Carder (Potter kick) 1:35 (2 plays, 60 yards, 0:28)

Att Comp INT Yds TD LG 39 22 0 300 4 47

Receiving No. Yds TD LG K. Moore 8 112 2 47 Griffin 4 73 0 28 McCombs 3 52 1 26 Punting Wagner

No. Yds AVG LG In20 7 287 41.0 54 0

Returns N. Williams

PR KOR INTR – 3-52 –

Field Goal Attempts Teggart 3rd Teggart 3rd

4:13 43 yds. Good 1:13 47 yds. Missed

Defense UT-AT-TT TFL S Int. CF RF Johnson 7-3-10 2 1 Smallwood 7-3-10 1 1 Wilburn 5-4-9

Attendance – 36,648 EAST HARTFORD, Conn. – Johnny McEntee threw for 300 yards and four touchdowns for the University of Connecticut football team as the Huskies lost to Western Michigan by a 38-31 score on Saturday before a crowd of 36,648 at Rentschler Field. Kashif Moore had two touchdown catches and 112 yards receiving and Lyle McCombs added 136 yards rushing and a 26-yard touchdown reception for the Huskies. Alex Carder threw for a career-high 479 yards and five touchdowns to lead Western Michigan. Two of those scores were caught by Jordan White, who had his fourth 100-yard receiving game of the season, catching 12 balls for 173 yards. He was one of three Bronco receivers to go over the century mark. Robert Arnheim had 113 yards and Chleb Ravenell added 123 and two fourth-quarter touchdowns, including a 41-yard catch that turned out to be the game winner. After making a 26-yard catch at the Western Michigan 13-yard line with 45 seconds left, UConn tight end Ryan Griffin fumbled. UConn scored the first of the fourth quarter’s five touchdowns, when McEntee found McCombs open behind the Broncos’ blitzing linebackers for a 26-yard score to give UConn its only lead at 24-17. But Carder led the Broncos right back on a 9-play 80-yard drive, finding White in the end zone for a 6-yard touchdown that tied the game. The Broncos held UConn to a three-and-out, and then went 62-yards to take the lead again on a 14-yard pass from Carder to Ravenell. UConn tied it again when McEntee scrambled and found Nick Williams on a fourth down from 26 yards out with just over 2 minutes left. Two plays after UConn’s kickoff went out of bounds, Ravenell raced down the right sideline and reached over cornerback Gary Wilburn to bring in a 41-yard touchdown with 1:35 left. Arnheim beat Wilburn down the right sideline and made a one-handed 32-yard catch to set up the Broncos second touchdown, an 11-yard pass from Carder to tight end Dallas Walker. The Broncos went 66 yards on their first drive of the second quarter and scored when White grabbed a slant pass and dragged several UConn defenders into the end zone for a 25-yard catch and run. The Huskies didn’t cross midfield until McCombs took a handoff at his own 7-yard line with just over 6 minutes left in the half, bounced off a tackle and ran 65 yards before tripping on the grass. That set up a 9-yard touchdown pass from McEntee to Moore. Moore’s second touchdown, a 3-yard reception on a play-action fake, was set up by his 47-yard catch and run. The 5-play 72-yard drive brought UConn to within 17-14 midway through the third quarter.

WESTERN MICHIGAN INDIVIDUAL LEADERS Rushing Fields Carder

Att Gain Lost Net TD LG 8 19 3 16 0 8 10 46 47 –1 0 14

Passing Carder

Att Comp INT Yds TD LG 51 37 0 479 5 41

Receiving No. Yds TD LG White 12 173 2 25 Arnheim 10 113 0 32 Ravenell 9 123 2 41 Punting Armer

No. Yds AVG LG In20 6 246 41.0 65 2

Returns White Wallace

PR KOR INTR 4-32 – – – 3-74 –

Field Goal Attempts Potter 2nd

0:22 39 yds.

Defense UT-AT-TT TFL Zajac 2-7-9 1 Winchester 6-1-7 1 Pettway 3-4-7

S

Good

Int. CF RF

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2 0 1 1 G A ME SU MM A RIES GAME #6 • OCTOBER 8, 2011

CONNECTICUT INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

16

43

CONNECTICUT

Rushing Att Gain Lost Net TD LG McCombs 20 74 1 73 0 7 McEntee 11 37 24 13 0 12 McCummings 1 4 0 4 0 4

WEST VIRGINIA

MILAN PUSKAR STADIUM • MOMRGANTOWN, W. VA. UCONN STARTERS & PARTICIPANTS OFFENSIVE STARTERS WR 6 K. MOORE TE 94 GRIFFIN LT 71 RYAN LG 69 GREENE C 57 PETRUS RG 63 MASTERS RT 77 FRIEND QB 18 MCENTEE TB 43 MCCOMBS TE 89 DELAHUNT WR 81 MANNING

DEFENSIVE STARTERS DE 48 T. WILLIAMS DT 4 MARTIN DT 99 REYES DE 91 JOSEPH SLB 3 S. MOORE MLB 33 SMALLWOOD WLB 28 JOHNSON CB 7 GRATZ S 40 T. BROWN S 15 JUNIOR S 16 B. JONES

TOTAL PARTICIPANTS (47) – 1 Jean-Louis, 2 Stlouis, 5 WrehWilson, 9 Opoku, 10 Foxx, 11 McCummings, 13 Christen, 14 Abrams, 20 Brandon, 21 Wilburn, 25 Agbor, 26 Campbell, 29 Mack, 31 Williams, 32 Ashiru, 34 Kenney, 35 Lopes, 36 Osiecki, 38 Kantor, 38 Teggart, 39 Hinkley, 41 Steg, 47 Frank, 50 Bullock, 53 Wirth, 59 Stephen, 65 Cruz, 67 Mueller, 83 I. Moore, 84 Jones, 85 Davis, 86 Wagner, 97 McBryde, 98 Jennings

UConn (2-4, 0-1) WVU (5-1, 1-0)

3 3

6 7

0 23

7 10

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16 43

FIRST QUARTER WV – Tyler Bitancurt 31 field goal 7:43 (7 plays, 61 yards, 2:07) UC – Dave Teggart 40 field goal 3:23 (8 plays, 43 yards, 4:13) SECOND QUARTER UC – Teggart 53 field goal 14:53 (4 plays, 1 yard, 1:44) WV – Dustin Garrison 14 run (Bitancurt kick) 2:44 (7 plays, 45 yards, 2:19) UC – Teggart 22 field goal 0:00 (8 plays, 53 yards. 0:55) THIRD QUARTER WV – Tavon Austin 12 pass from Geno Smith (Bitancurt kick) 7:44 (2 plays, 12 yards, 0:10) WV – Stedman Bailey 84 pass from Smith (Bitancurt kick) 5:49 (1 play, 84 yards, 0:12) WV – Team Safety 2:31 WV – Brad Starks 22 pass from Smith (Bitancurt kick) 0:09 (6 plays, 50 yards, 2:15) FOURTH QUARTER WV – Bitancurt 33 field goal 10:52 (9 plays, 34 yards, 3:13) WV – Bailey 27 pass from Smith (Bitancurt kick) 8:51 (3 plays, 81 yards, 0:59) UC – Ty-Meer Brown 48 interception return (Teggart kick) 7:54 Attendance-56,179

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith was 27 of 45 in the air for 450 yards and the Mountaineers scored 23 unanswered points in the final 7:54 of the third quarter to top the University of Connecticut football team by a 43-16 score. The game was played before a crowd of 56,179 at Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium as Connecticut is now 2-4 on the season and 0-1 in the BIG EAST while the UC WVU No. 16 Mountaineers are 5-1 and 1-0. FIRST DOWNS 16 23 Stedman Bailey had seven receptions for 178 yards and two scores and Rushing 5 6 Dustin Garrison had 80 rushing yards to help lead the Mountaineer effort. Passing 10 16 Redshirt senior Johnny McEntee (Servite, Calif.) was 21 of 37 in the air Penalty 1 1 for the Huskies with 193 yards. The Huskies were led in rushing by redshirt Rushing Attempts 35 29 freshman Lyle McCombs (Staten Island, N.Y.) with 20 carries for 73 yards. Yards Gained Rushing 116 103 WVU led 10-9 at halftime, but the game took a dramatic momentum Yards Lost Rushing 34 31 change midway in the third quarter as Connecticut had driven to the NET YARDS RUSHING 82 72 Mountaineer 13-yard line. On a first down play, McEntee rushed the ball to NET YARDS PASSING 193 469 the 10, but then fumbled the ball and WVU’s Jewone Snow recovered and Passes Attempted 37 48 returned the ball all the way to the UConn 12 with 7:54 left in the quarter. Passes Completed 21 28 West Virginia scored two plays later on a 12-yard TD pass from Austin Had Intercepted 0 1 to Smith that made it 17-9 Mountaineers. WVU took control of the game, TOTAL OFFENSIVE PLAYS 72 77 when after a Husky three-and-out, the Mountaineers got the ball at their TOTAL NET YARDS 275 541 own 16. Smith threw an 84-yard TD pass to Stedman Bailey to give WVU Avg. Gain Per Play 3.8 7.0 24-9 lead. Fumbles: No.-Lost 3-1 3-1 The Mountaineers added two more points on a safety with 2:31 left in Penalties: No.-Yds. 7-51 8-80 the third quarter as McEntee was sacked in the endzone to make it 26-9 and No. of Punts-Yards 9-397 5-215 Smith had a 22-yard TD pass to Brad Sparks with nine seconds left in the Avg. Per Punt 44.1 43.0 quarter to make it 33-9. Punt Returns- No.-Yds. 3-8 5-51 Tyler Bituncurt kicked a 33-yard field goal for West Virginia with 10:52 Kickoff Returns: No.-Yds. 6-119 1-31 left to make it 36-9. The Mountaineers went on to score 33 unanswered Interceptions: No.-Yds. 1-48 0-0 points when Smith added a second touchdown pass to Bailey, on a 27-yard Fumble Returns: No.-Yds 0-0 1-83 toss to the end zone with 8:51 remaining in the game. Miscellaneous Yards 0 0 After a quick three-and-out by UConn, WVU made a change at quarPossession Time 32:33 27:27 terback. Freshman Paul Millard entered the game and was picked off on his 3rd Down Conversions 4-16 7-15 first play by Connecticut red-shirt freshman Ty-Meer Brown. Brown nearly 4th Down Conversions 0-0 0-1 came close to stepping out of bounds, but stayed in to return the ball 48 yards to the end zone for the only Husky touchdown of the afternoon. West Virginia led at halftime by a 10-9 count as UConn senior kicker Dave Teggart (Northborough, Mass.) accounted for all of the Huskies’ nine points on three field goals.

TEAM STATISTICS

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Passing McEntee

Att Comp INT Yds TD LG 37 21 0 193 0 20

Receiving Griffin I. Moore K. Moore

No. Yds TD LG 5 57 0 16 4 41 0 17 3 36 0 17

Punting Wagner

No. Yds AVG LG In20 9 397 44.1 63 3

Returns N. Williams Foxx T. Brown

PR KOR INTR 3-8 2-35 - 4-84 - - 1-48

Field Goal Attempts Teggart 1st Teggart 1st Teggart 2nd Teggart 2nd

9:50 3:23 14:53 0:00

42 yds. Missed 40 yds. Good 53 yds. Good 22 yds. Good

Defense UT-AT-TT TFL S S. Moore 5-3-8 Junior 4-3-7 .5 .5 Smallwood 2-5-7

Int. CF RF

WEST VIRGINIA INDIVIDUAL LEADERS Rushing Garrison Buie

Att Gain Lost Net TD LG 18 84 4 80 1 14 2 11 0 11 0 7

Passing Att Comp INT Yds TD LG G. Smith 45 27 0 450 4 84 Millard 3 1 1 19 0 19 Receiving No. Yds TD LG Bailey 7 178 2 84 Austin 7 74 1 21 McCartney 6 131 0 51 Punting Molinari

No. Yds AVG LG In20 5 215 43.0 47 3

Returns Austin

PR KOR INTR 5-51 1-31 -

Field Goal Attempts Bitancurt 1st Bitancurt 4th

7:43 31 yds. 10:52 33 yds.

Good Good

Defense UT-AT-TT TFL S Int. CF RF E. Smith 5-3-8 1 Cook 4-4-8 .5 Snow 4-3-7 .5 .5 1

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2 01 1 Game S u mma r ie s GAME #7 • OCTOBER 15, 2011

CONNECTICUT INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

16

10

CONNECTICUT

Rushing Att Gain Lost Net TD LG McCombs 32 140 10 130 0 14 McCummings 4 18 0 18 0 14 Jean-Louis 2 9 0 9 0 5

USF

Passing Att Comp INT Yds TD LG McEntee 23 13 0 103 0 22 McCummings 2 1 0 32 0 32

RENTSCHLER FIELD • EAST HARTFORD, CONN. UCONN STARTERS & PARTICIPANTS OFFENSIVE STARTERS WR 6 K. MOORE TE 94 GRIFFIN LT 71 RYAN LG 69 GREENE C 57 PETRUS RG 63 MASTERS RT 77 FRIEND QB 18 MCENTEE TB 43 MCCOMBS FB 39 HINKLEY WR 83 I. MOORE

DEFENSIVE STARTERS DE 48 T. WILLIAMS DT 4 MARTIN DT 99 REYES DE 91 JOSEPH SLB 3 S. MOORE MLB 33 SMALLWOOD WLB 28 JOHNSON CB 7 GRATZ S 40 T. BROWN S 15 JUNIOR CB 16 B. JONES

TOTAL PARTICIPANTS (48) – 1 Jean-Louis, 2 Stlouis,9 Opoku, 11 McCummings, 13 Christen, 14 Abrams, 20 Brandon, 21 Wilburn, 25 Agbor, 26 Campbell, 29 Mack, 31 Williams, 34 Kenney, 35 Lopes, 36 Osiecki,38 Teggart, 41 Steg, 47 Frank, 50 Bullock, 59 Stephen, 67 Mueller, 81 Manning, 85 Davis, 86 Wagner, 89 Delahunt, 98 Jennings

USF (4-2, 2-2) UConn (3-4, 1-1)

3 3

0 3

7 10

0 0

- -

10 16

FIRST QUARTER USF – Maikon Bonani 23 field goal 9:34 (11 plays, 56 yards, 4:36) UC – Dave Teggart 18 field goal 0:35 (16 plays, 81 yards, 8:59) SECOND QUARTER UC – Teggart 46 field goal 0:09 (15 plays, 52 yards, 4:24) THIRD QUARTER USF – B.J. Daniels 22 run (Bonani kick) 12:05 (7 plays, 75 yards, 2:55) UC – Teggart 28 field goal 8:13 (8 plays, 67 yards, 3:52) UC – Byron Jones 10 fumble recovery (Teggart kick) 7:06 FOURTH QUARTER No scoring. Attendance – 37,162

EAST HARTFORD – University of Connecticut redshirt freshman Lyle McCombs (Staten Island, N.Y.) ran for 130 yards and senior kicker Dave Teggart (Northborough, Mass.) kicked three field goals as the Huskies beat USF 16-10 on Saturday without scoring an offensive touchdown. The Homecoming contest was played before a crowd of 37,162 at Rentschler Field. Redshirt freshman cornerback Byron Jones (New Britain, Conn.) ran a thirdquarter fumble back 10 yards for what turned out to be the winning score after senior defensive tackle Twyon Martin (Parkland, Fla.) stripped USF running back Darrel Scott deep in UConn territory. B.J. Daniels threw for 164 yards and ran for 64 and a touchdown. But the USF quarterback also threw two interceptions and had a key fumble. The Bulls failed to convert on a fourth down with just under 2 1/2 minutes left and the Huskies ran out the clock. A 32-yard run from Daniels had given the Bulls the ball in UConn territory. But a fourth-down pass to Sterling Griffin was stopped four yards short of the first-down marker. USF UC Teggart, who beat South Florida with last-minute field goals in their two previFIRST DOWNS 18 19 ous meetings, hit from 18, 46, and 28 yards. Rushing 10 9 Connecticut won despite having just 253 yards of offense, and much of that Passing 8 8 came from McCombs, who carried the ball 30 times and recorded his fourth 100yard game. Penalty 0 2 The Bulls’ defensive line spent much of the afternoon in UConn’s backfield, Rushing Attempts 36 48 tying a school record with seven sacks. The Huskies had given up just 17 in their Yards Gained Rushing 195 170 previous six games. Yards Lost Rushing 20 52 Daniels scored on the Bulls’ first drive of the second half with a 22-yard scramNET YARDS RUSHING 175 118 ble through the UConn defense, cutting left to leave redshirt freshman linebacker NET YARDS PASSING 164 135 Yawin Smallwood (Worcester, Mass.) behind on his way to the end zone to give USF a 10-6 lead. Passes Attempted 27 25 But Smallwood later made a key play, tipping a pass that redshirt junior Sio Passes Completed 15 14 (Apex, N.C.) intercepted to stop a fourth-quarter drive. Had Intercepted 2 0 Moore Offensive mistakes and good defense kept both teams out of the end zone in TOTAL OFFENSIVE PLAYS 63 73 the first half. TOTAL NET YARDS 339 253 USF defensive end Ryne Giddins had nine of his 11 tackles in the first half, to go along with two sacks, a forced fumble. Avg. Gain Per Play 5.4 3.5 But the Bulls managed just 75 yards of offense and two turnovers before interFumbles: No.-Lost 3-2 2-2 mission. Penalties: No.-Yds. 9-89 3-25 The teams traded field goals in the first quarter. Maikon Bonani hit a 23-yarder No. of Punts-Yards 3-134 6-267 to open the scoring, and Teggart capped a 16-play drive on the next possession Avg. Per Punt 44.7 44.5 with an 18-yarder. Punt Returns- No.-Yds. 4-17 0-0 Teggart hit a short kickoff into a strong wind and Marcus Shaw returned the kick 79 yards to the UConn 8-yard line. But Daniels’ errant pitchout on a Kickoff Returns: No.-Yds. 5-146 2-33 second-down option play was picked up by UConn redshirt junior Dwayne Gratz Interceptions: No.-Yds. 0-0 2-0 (Piscataway, N.J.). Fumble Returns: No.-Yds 0-0 2-24 UConn gave the ball back a few plays later when McCombs fumbled. But the Miscellaneous Yards 0 0 Bulls failed to score, when a 46-yard field-goal attempt into the wind fell short. He Possession Time 25:34 34:26 also missed a 44-yarder in the third quarter that went wide left. 3rd Down Conversions 3-11 7-18 Teggart’s second field goal came just before halftime, a 46-yarder that capped a 15-play drive and made it 6-3. His third field-goal, a 28-yarder, cut the lead to 4th Down Conversions 0-1 0-0 10-9, less than a minute before Martin and Jones teamed up for UConn’s defensive score. The Husky offense has now gone two games without a touchdown. USF coach Skip Holtz had not been back to Connecticut since coaching the Huskies from 1994-1998. UConn was still a Division I-AA program then, and Holtz led the school to the Division I-AA playoffs in 1998, the school’s first postseason appearance.

TEAM STATISTICS

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Receiving I. Moore Griffin K. Moore

No. Yds TD LG 5 48 0 18 3 38 0 32 2 36 0 22

Punting Wagner

No. Yds AVG LG In20 6 267 44.5 50 1

Returns N. Williams T. Brown S. Moore

PR – – –

Field Goal Attempts Teggart 1st Teggart 2nd Teggart 3rd

KOR INTR 2-33 – – 1-0 – 1-0 0:35 18 yds. 0:09 46 yds. 8:13 28 yds.

Defense UT-AT-TT TFL S Johnson 3-8-11 S. Moore 3-5-8 .5 T. Brown 1-7-8

Good Good Good

Int. CF RF 1 1

USF INDIVIDUAL LEADERS Rushing Daniels Scott Murray

Att Gain Lost Net TD LG 10 80 16 64 1 32 13 60 2 58 0 12 10 42 2 40 0 15

Passing Daniels

Att Comp INT Yds TD LG 27 15 2 164 0 23

Receiving Griffin Marc Welch

No. Yds TD LG 5 63 0 22 5 50 0 23 1 16 0 16

Punting No. Yds AVG LG In20 Brockhaus-Kann 3 134 44.7 55 1 Returns Landi Shaw Lamar

PR KOR INTR 4-17 – – – 2-97 – – 3-49 –

Field Goal Attempts Bonani 1st Bonani 2nd Bonani 3rd

9:34 23 yds. Good 10:30 46 yds. Missed 3:38 44 yds. Missed

Defense UT-AT-TT TFL S Int. CF RF Giddins 7-4-11 3.5 2 1 Lattimore 4-5-9 1.5 1 Young 6-2-8 1

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2 0 1 1 G a m e S um m ar i e s GAME #8 • OCTOBER 26, 2011

CONNECTICUT INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

20

35

CONNECTICUT

Rushing Att Gain Lost Net TD LG McCombs 25 124 0 124 0 15 McCummings 3 23 0 23 0 9 Passing Att Comp INT Yds TD LG McEntee 33 17 0 193 2 62 McCummings 1 1 0 9 0 9

PITTSBURGH

HEINZ FIELD • PITTSBURGH, PA UCONN STARTERS & PARTICIPANTS OFFENSIVE STARTERS WR 6 K. MOORE TE 94 GRIFFIN LT 71 RYAN LG 69 GREENE C 57 PETRUS RG 63 MASTERS RT 77 FRIEND QB 18 MCENTEE TB 43 MCCOMBS FB 39 HINKLEY WR 83 I. MOORE

DEFENSIVE STARTERS DE 48 T. WILLIAMS DT 4 MARTIN DT 99 REYES DE 91 JOSEPH SLB 3 S. MOORE MLB 33 SMALLWOOD WLB 28 JOHNSON CB 7 GRATZ S 15 JUNIOR S 40 T. BROWN CB 16 B. JONES

TOTAL PARTICIPANTS (54) – 1 Jean-Louis, 2 Nebrich, 2 Stlouis, 9 Opoku, 10 Foxx, 11 McCummings, 13 Christen, 14 Abrams, 17 Driscoll, 20 Brandon, 21 Wilburn, 25 Agbor, 29 Mack, 31 Williams, 34 Kenney, 35 Lopes, 36 Osiecki, 38 Kantor, 38 Teggart, 41 Steg, 47 Frank, 50 Bullock, 53 Wirth, 59 Stephen, 65 Cruz, 67 Mueller, 81 Manning, 84 T. Jones, 85 Davis, 86 Wagner, 89 Delahunt, 98 Jennings

TEAM STATISTICS

UC PITT

FIRST DOWNS 20 27 Rushing 10 6 Passing 8 20 Penalty 2 1 Rushing Attempts 37 28 Yards Gained Rushing 154 132 Yards Lost Rushing 40 36 NET YARDS RUSHING 114 96 NET YARDS PASSING 202 433 Passes Attempted 34 43 Passes Completed 18 30 Had Intercepted 0 0 TOTAL OFFENSIVE PLAYS 71 71 TOTAL NET YARDS 316 529 Avg. Gain Per Play 4.5 7.5 Fumbles: No.-Lost 0-0 1-0 Penalties: No.-Yds. 4-25 8-70 No. of Punts-Yards 8-344 6-264 Avg. Per Punt 43.0 44.0 Punt Returns- No.-Yds. 2-36 3-15 Kickoff Returns: No.-Yds. 6-130 4-81 Interceptions: No.-Yds. 0-0 0-0 Fumble Returns: No.-Yds 0-0 0-0 Miscellaneous Yards 0 0 Possession Time 30:23 29:37 3rd Down Conversions 3-14 2-10 4th Down Conversions 0-1 0-0

UConn (3-5, 1-2) Pittsburgh (4-4, 2-1)

0 14

3 7

10 7

7 7

– –

20 35

FIRST QUARTER PITT – Tino Sunseri 8 run (Kevin Harper kick) 10:00 (8 plays, 84 yards, 2:18) PITT – Mike Shanahan 17 pass from Sunseri (Harper kick) 0:54 (7 plays, 62 yards, 2:56) SECOND QUARTER UC – Dave Teggart 40 field goal 7:17 (8 plays. 45 yards, 2:44) PITT – Zach Brown 3 run (Harper kick) 2:38 (4 plays, 68 yards, 1:15) THIRD QUARTER UC – Kashif Moore 62 pass from Johnny McEntee (Teggart kick) 11:35 (5 plays, 85 yards, 1:47) UC – Dave Teggart 31 field goal 4:08 (13 plays, 64 yards, 6:06) PITT – Shanahan 27 pass from Sunseri (Harper kick) 2:04 (5 plays, 82 yards, 2:04) FOURTH QUARTER PITT – Devin Street 14 pass from Ronald Jones (Harper kick) 3:22 (3 plays, 38 yards, 1:02) UC – Ryan Griffin 14 pass from McEntee (Teggart kick) 0:43 (8 plays, 71 yards, 2:39) Attendance – 40,219 PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Quarterback Tino Sunseri was 29 of 42 in the air for a career-high 419 yards and two TDs to lead Pittsburgh to a 35-20 win over UConn. Pittsburgh outgained UConn in total yardage 529-316 on the night despite loosing Ray Graham, the country’s second-leading rusher, on his second carry of the game. UConn junior quarterback Johnny McEntee (Fullerton, Calif.) struggled in the air as he was 17 of 33 for 193 yards and two TDs. Redshirt freshman Lyle McCombs (Staten Island, N.Y.) enjoyed a productive night on the ground as he rushed 25 times for 124 yards. It marked the fifth 100-yard game of his eightgame collegiate career. Sunseri was also the top ground gainer for the Panthers with 12 carries for 40 yards and a TD. Zach Brown was Sunseri’s favorite target of the night with 9 catches for 84 yards to go with 30 yards gained on the ground. Pittsburgh led 21-3 at halftime but the Huskies scored the first ten points of the second half to cut the Panther lead to 21-13 with 4:08 left in the third. Senior Kashif Moore (Burlington, N.J.) scored UConn’s only TD of the night as McEntee found him wide open with 11:35 to go in the third for a 62-yard score to make it 21-10. Moore finished the game with six receptions for 106 yards. UConn cut it to 21-13 on its next possession as senior Dave Teggart (Northborough, Mass.) hit a 31-yard field goal. It was Teggart’s fifth game of the year with multiple field goals and the 19th of his career. That UConn drive began at its own 22 and the Huskies moved all the way to the Pitt 10-yard line for first and goal, but had to settle for the field goal. As it appeared the game might be turning the Huskies’ way, Pittsburgh quickly came back after the field goal and moved the ball 82 yards on only five plays for a score that made it 28-13. The touchdown was scored on a 27-yard pass from Sunseri to Mike Shanahan. Ronald Jones replaced Sunseri late in the fourth quarter and led the Panthers on their fifth touchdown drive of the night as he found Devin Street for a 14-yard touchdown reception to cap a three play scoring drive. UConn got a one touchdown back with less than a minute to play as McEntee hooked up with junior tight end Ryan Griffin (Londonderry, N.H.) from 14 yards out to put the game at 35-20. Pittsburgh completely dominated the first half outgaining the Huskies in total yardage 321 to 80 and holding a 17-5 first down advantage. The Panthers scored on their first possession as they moved the ball 84 yard on eight plays in 2:18. Graham injured his leg on his second rush of the drive, but the Panthers did not flinch as they gained 51 yards on the next four plays for the score. Zach Brown had a three-yard rush for the 7-0 Pitt lead. Pittsburgh made it 14-0 on a 17-yard TD pass from Sunseri to Shanahan that capped a seven-play, 62-yard drive. Sunseri was a perfect five-for-five in that drive for 54 yards in that drive. UConn finally broke into the scoring column when Teggart hit a 40-yarder with 7:17 left in the half to make it 14-3. Connecticut moved the ball effectively as it started on its own 32 and got the ball to first and ten on the Pitt 25, but could only get two yards from there to settle for the field goal.

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Receiving K. Moore Griffin Delahunt

No. Yds TD LG 6 106 1 62 4 44 1 14 4 26 0 9

Punting Wagner

No. Yds AVG LG In20 8 344 43.0 50 3

Returns N. Williams Mack

PR KOR INTR 2-36 4-95 – – 2-35 –

Field Goal Attempts Teggart 2nd Teggart 2nd Teggart 3rd

7:17 40 yds. Good 3:53 49 yds. Missed 4:08 31 yds. Good

Defense UT-AT-TT TFL S. Moore 9-1-10 2 Johnson 5-4-9 Smallwood 3-4-7

S

Int. CF RF

PITTSBURGH INDIVIDUAL LEADERS Rushing Sunseri Brown

Att Gain Lost Net TD LG 12 73 33 40 1 22 12 33 3 30 1 11

Passing Att Comp INT Yds TD LG Sunseri 42 29 0 419 2 40 R. Jones 1 1 0 14 1 14 Receiving Brown Street Shanahan

No. Yds TD LG 9 84 0 19 5 70 1 21 4 76 2 27

Punting Yoklic

No. Yds AVG LG In20 6 264 44.0 53 3

Returns R. Jones Saddler Jackson Davis

PR KOR INTR 2-13 – – 1-2 – – – 3-63 – – 1-18 –

Field Goal Attempts Harper 2nd Harper 4th

10:01 49 yds. Missed 5:19 55 yds. Missed

Defense UT-AT-TT TFL S Holley 6-3-9 1 1 Gruder 5-4-9 Alecxih 3-3-6 1.5 1.5

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2 01 1 GAM E S UM M ARIE S GAME #9 • NOVEMBER 5, 2011

28

CONNECTICUT INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

21

CONNECTICUT

Rushing Att Gain Lost Net TD LG McCombs 24 162 10 152 1 63 McCummings 13 70 11 59 2 11

SYRACUSE

RENTSCHLER FIELD • EAST HARTFORD, CONN. UCONN STARTERS & PARTICIPANTS OFFENSIVE STARTERS WR 6 K. MOORE TE 94 GRIFFIN LT 71 RYAN LG 69 GREENE C 57 PETRUS RG 63 MASTERS RT 77 FRIEND QB 18 MCENTEE TB 43 MCCOMBS TE 89 DELAHUNT WR 83 I. MOORE

DEFENSIVE STARTERS DE 48 T. WILLIAMS DT 4 MARTIN DT 99 REYES DE 91 JOSEPH SLB 3 S. MOORE MLB 33 SMALLWOOD WLB 28 JOHNSON CB 7 GRATZ S 15 JUNIOR S 40 T. BROWN CB 16 B. JONES

TOTAL PARTICIPANTS (50) – 1 Jean-Louis, 2 Stlouis, 9 Opoku, 11 McCummings, 13 Christen, 14 Abrams, 20 Brandon, 21 Wilburn, 25 Agbor, 29 Mack, 31 Williams, 34 Kenney, 36 Osiecki, 38 Teggart, 39 Hinkley, 41 Steg, 47 Frank, 50 Bullock, 53 Wirth, 55 Williams, 59 Stephen, 65 Cruz, 67 Mueller, 81 Manning, 84 T. Jones, 85 Davis, 86 Wagner, 98 Jennings

Syracuse (5-4, 1-3) UConn (4-5, 2-2)

0 7

7 0

14 7

0 14

– –

21 28

FIRST QUARTER UC – John Delahunt 10 pass from Johnny McEntee (Dave Teggart kick) 13:38 (3 plays, 33 yards, 1:22) SECOND QUARTER SYR – Alec Lemon 20 pass from Ryan Nassib (Ross Krautman kick) 1:48 (4 plays, 40 yards, 1:26) THIRD QUARTER SYR – Nick Provo 6 pass from Nassib (Krautman kick) 10:31 (10 plays, 75 yards, 4:29) UC – Lyle McCombs 3 run (Teggart kick) 5:52 (9 plays, 60 yards, 4:39) SYR – Dorian Graham 7 run (Krautman kick) 2:42 (7 plays, 76 yards, 3:10) FOURTH QUARTER UC – Scotty McCummings 10 run (Teggart kick) 14:17 (7 plays, 55 yards, 3:25) UC – McCummings 7 run (Teggart kick) 4:51 (8 plays, 62 yards, 4:14) Attendance – 38,769

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. – Redshirt freshman quarterback Scott McCummings (Natick, Mass.) ran for two touchdowns and classmate Lyle McCombs (Staten Island, N.Y.) added 152 yards rushing and a score to lead the University of Connecticut football team to a 28-21 win over Syracuse before a crowd of 38,769 at Rentschler Field. McCummings, who has spent the season coming in only occasionally as the Huskies option-style change-of-pace quarterback, took over the offense in the fourth quarter. He scored on a 10-yard keeper, then led UConn on an eight-play 62 yard drive, running the ball in from seven yards out for the winning score with just under five minutes to play. Ryan Nassib threw for 275 yards and two touchdowns for Syracuse, which SYR UC failed for the second straight week to become bowl eligible. His fourth-down pass FIRST DOWNS 22 18 on the Orange’s final drive was knocked down by senior defensive tackle Kendall Rushing Reyes (Nashua, N.H.) and UConn was able to run out the clock. Nassib also was 6 10 picked off twice. Passing 15 7 Nick Provo had seven catches and a touchdown for the Orange, giving him Penalty 1 1 39 receptions for the season and breaking the school’s single-season record for Rushing Attempts 34 47 receptions by a tight end. Alec Lemon had nine receptions for 157 yards and a Yards Gained Rushing 114 243 score. Yards Lost Rushing 24 45 Provo’s six-yard reception on the opening drive of the second half gave the Orange a 14-7 lead, and the teams went back-and-forth, scoring touchdowns on NET YARDS RUSHING 90 198 four consecutive possessions. NET YARDS PASSING 275 113 McCombs tied the game at 14-14 on a three-yard pitch play, and Syracuse Passes Attempted 39 14 responded with a seven-yard reverse play from receiver Dorian Graham and led Passes Completed 24 8 21-14 after three quarters. Had Intercepted 2 2 That’s when McCummings took over, keeping the ball on an option play TOTAL OFFENSIVE PLAYS 73 61 and diving into the end zone at the end of a seven-yard run to tie the game at 21 a minute into the fourth quarter. He finished with 13 carries and 59 yards, and TOTAL NET YARDS 365 311 didn’t attempt a pass. Avg. Gain Per Play 5.0 5.1 UConn senior quarterback Johnny McEntee (Fullerton, Calif.) started the Fumbles: No.-Lost 1-1 4-3 game and was 8-14 for 113 yards and a touchdown, but also threw two intercepPenalties: No.-Yds. 5-35 4-55 tions. He moved Connecticut inside the 30-yard line on their first five drives of No. of Punts-Yards 5-166 3-105 the game, but came away with just seven points. Avg. Per Punt 33.2 35.0 Junior Nick Williams (East Windsor, N.J.) found a lane on the right side of the field and returned the opening kickoff to the Syracuse 33-yard line. Three Punt Returns- No.-Yds. 1-6 1-5 plays later, McEntee found redshirt junior tight end John Delahunt (Ottawa, Kickoff Returns: No.-Yds. 4-75 3-123 Ont.), who stretched the ball over the goal line for a 10-yard touchdown. Interceptions: No.-Yds. 2-16 2-12 It was the first time the Huskies had scored on an opening drive since their Fumble Returns: No.-Yds 1-0 0-0 third game of the season, September 16 against Iowa State. The Huskies had five Miscellaneous Yards 0 0 first-half turnovers. Syracuse had two, including a fumble by Antwon Bailey on Possession Time the team’s first drive, which set UConn up on the Syracuse 27-yard line. But 31:05 28:55 Syracuse’s Phillip Thomas intercepted McEntee two plays later. 3rd Down Conversions 7-14 3-8 On the next Husky drive, McCombs took a toss sweep against an inside blitz 4th Down Conversions 1-2 0-0 by Syracuse, turned the corner and ran 63 yards. But McCummings fumbled the snap on the next play. McCombs also fumbled after the Huskies drove to the 26-yard line early in the second quarter. Syracuse broke through with just under two minutes left in the first half when Nassib found Lemon over the middle from 20-yards out to tie the score at 7-7. Chandler Jones forced two of the Huskies’ fumbles and Thomas’ second interception set up a 37-yard field goal attempt just before halftime. But Ross Krautman pulled it wide left.

TEAM STATISTICS

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Passing McEntee

Att Comp INT Yds TD LG 14 8 2 113 1 19

Receiving I. Moore K. Moore Griffin

No. Yds TD LG 4 72 0 19 1 15 0 15 1 13 0 13

Punting Wagner

No. Yds AVG LG In20 3 105 35.0 39 2

Returns N. Williams Junior S. Moore

PR KOR INTR 1-5 3-123 – – – 1-12 – – 1-0

Field Goal Attempts None. Defense UT-AT-TT TFL S Int. CF RF Smallwood 5-7-12 .5 .5 Gratz 5-3-8 Junior 5-2-7 1

SYRACUSE INDIVIDUAL LEADERS Rushing Att Gain Lost Net TD LG Bailey 16 51 1 50 0 12 Graham 4 40 7 33 1 18 Passing Nassib

Att Comp INT Yds TD LG 39 24 2 275 2 30

Receiving Lemon Provo West

No. Yds TD LG 9 157 1 30 7 53 1 13 3 24 0 9

Punting Fisher

No. Yds AVG LG In20 5 166 33.2 52 1

Returns Rene P. Thomas Kobena

PR KOR INTR 1-6 – – – – 2-16 – 4-75 –

Field Goal Attempts Krautman 2nd

0:03 34 yds. Missed

Defense UT-AT-TT TFL S P. Thomas 5-5-10 1 S. Thomas 4-3-7 Spruill 6-0-6 1

Int. CF RF 2

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CONNECTICUT INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

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Rushing Att Gain Lost Net TD LG McCummings 8 43 3 40 0 11 McCombs 10 42 9 33 0 22 K. Moore 2 11 0 11 1 6

LOUISVILLE

Passing Att Comp INT Yds TD LG McEntee 43 18 1 253 1 41 McCummings 2 0 0 0 0 0

RENTSCHLER FIELD • EAST HARTFORD, CONN. UCONN STARTERS & PARTICIPANTS OFFENSIVE STARTERS WR 6 K. MOORE TE 89 DELAHUNT LT 71 RYAN LG 69 GREENE C 57 PETRUS RG 63 MASTERS RT 77 FRIEND QB 18 MCENTEE TB 43 MCCOMBS FB 39 HINKLEY WR 83 I. MOORE

DEFENSIVE STARTERS DE 48 T. WILLIAMS DT 4 MARTIN DT 99 REYES DE 91 JOSEPH SLB 3 S. MOORE MLB 33 SMALLWOOD WLB 28 JOHNSON CB 7 GRATZ S 40 T. BROWN S 15 JUNIOR CB 16 B. JONES

Louisville (6-5, 4-2) UConn (4-6, 2-3)

14 0

0 10

7 0

13 10

– –

34 20

FIRST QUARTER LOU – Adrian Bushell 100 kick return (Chris Philpott kick) 14:45 LOU – D. Brown 6 run (Philpott kick) 5:51 (9 plays, 81 yards, 4:48) SECOND QUARTER UC – David Teggart 24 field goal 8:41 (8 plays, 72 yards, 3:04) UC – Kashif Moore 5 run (Teggart kick) 0:53 (3 plays, 22 yards, 0:28) THIRD QUARTER LOU – T. Bridgewater 5 run (Philpott kick) 3:17 (12 plays, 95 yards, 6:52) FOURTH QUARTER LOU – Bridgewater 1 run (Philpott kick) 9:52 (9 plays, 68 yards, 4:28) UC – K. Moore 31 pass from Johnny McEntee (Teggart kick) 8:34 (5 plays, 59 yards, 1:18) UC – Teggart 37 field goal 0:13 (12 plays, 76 yards, 2:00) LOU – Marvin Mitchell 36 fumble recovery 0:00

TOTAL PARTICIPANTS (52) – 1 Jean-Louis, 2 Stlouis, 2 Nebrich, 5 Wreh-Wilson, 9 Opoku, 11 McCummings, 13 Christen, 14 Abrams, 20 Brandon, 21 Wilburn, 25 Agbor, 29 Mack, 31 Williams, 34 Kenney, Attendance – 34,483 36 Osiecki, 38 Teggart, 41 Steg, 46 Vann, 47 Frank, 50 Bullock, 53 Wirth, 59 Stephen, 65 Cruz, 67 Mueller, 70 Bardzak, 81 Manning, 85 EAST HARTFORD, Conn. – Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater threw for 174 yards and Victor Anderson rushed for 72 to lead the Cardinals Davis, 86 Wagner, 94 Griffin, 98 Jennings

to a 34-20 win over Connecticut on Saturday before a crowd of 34,483 at Rentschler Field. Connecticut drops to 4-6 on the season and 2-3 in the BIG EAST while Louisville is 6-5 and 4-2. “It’s very disappointing,” UConn coach Paul Pasqualoni said. “At this point in the season they’re all disappointing. With our conference the way it is, it’s very disappointing. Where this win would have put us would have been a lot of fun.” Bridgewater completed 14 of 22 passes with an interception. The LOU UC Cardinals had lost three of their last four games to UConn. FIRST DOWNS 15 16 UConn redshirt senior quarterback Johnny McEntee (Fullerton, Calif.) Rushing 8 4 was 18 of 43 passing for 253 yards for UConn, but some eight or nine of Passing 6 11 McEntee’s passes were dropped by his receivers. Penalty 1 1 “It’s hard to talk about. You saw it,” Pasqualoni said. “Why? I can’t tell Rushing Attempts 43 23 you that. We caught the ball well all week in practice. It was very difficult Yards Gained Rushing 165 99 for us today. Some of those drops were key plays.” Yards Lost Rushing 39 23 Redshirt freshman Lyle McCombs (Staten Island, N.Y.) rushed for 33 NET YARDS RUSHING 126 76 yards -- well under his 109-yard per-game average -- but did become the NET YARDS PASSING 173 253 second UConn freshman to pass the 1,000-yard mark. Senior wide receiver Passes Attempted 23 45 Kashif Moore (Burlington, N.J.) caught six passes for 110 yards and a TD Passes Completed 15 18 and also scored a rushing touchdown. Had Intercepted 1 1 In a game dominated by defense for long stretches, the Cardinals pulled TOTAL OFFENSIVE PLAYS 66 68 away when their offense finally hit its stride. TOTAL NET YARDS 299 329 Bridgewater scored on a 5-yard run late in the third quarter to put his Avg. Gain Per Play 4.5 4.8 team ahead 21-10. His option-keeper capped a 95-yard drive that was jumpFumbles: No.-Lost 2-2 3-1 started by a running-into-the-kicker penalty on UConn senior defensive Penalties: No.-Yds. 7-50 7-45 tackle Kendall Reyes (Nashua, N.H.), and kept alive by a 39-yard pass to No. of Punts-Yards 7-286 9-377 Smith down the sideline. Avg. Per Punt 40.9 41.9 The Cardinals appeared to put the game away early in the fourth quarter Punt Returns- No.-Yds. 0-0 4-3 on Bridgewater’s second score. The touchdown, which made it 28-10, was Kickoff Returns: No.-Yds. 5-190 4-107 preceded by Josh Bellamy’s 35-yard, juggling catch. Interceptions: No.-Yds. 1-5 1-4 UConn closed the gap with 8:34 to play in the game when McEntee hit Fumble Returns: No.-Yds 1-36 0-0 Moore with a 30-yard touchdown pass. Miscellaneous Yards 0 0 A field goal by the Huskies with 13 seconds left pulled them within Possession Time 38:19 21:41 28-20, and the successful onside kick that ensued gave them a slim chance 3rd Down Conversions 5-15 3-16 of sending the game to overtime. Although the game’s final play was a com4th Down Conversions 0-0 1-2 pleted McEntee pass, it was followed by a series of laterals and resulted only in another Louisville score. Malcolm Mitchell picked off the final pitch and returned it 36 yards for a touchdown.

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Receiving K. Moore I. Moore Griffin

No. Yds TD LG 7 110 1 31 5 60 0 41 2 43 0 26

Punting Wagner

No. Yds AVG LG In20 9 377 41.9 48 4

Returns N. Williams Gratz

PR KOR INTR 4-3 4-107 – – – 1-4

Field Goal Attempts Teggart 2nd Teggart 4th

8:41 24 yds. 0:13 37 yds.

Defense UT-AT-TT TFL S S. Moore 7-6-13 2.5 1 Johnson 7-4-11 3 Smallwood 2-6-8 1

Good Good

Int. CF RF

LOUISVILLE INDIVIDUAL LEADERS Rushing Anderson D. Brown Wright

Att Gain Lost Net TD LG 15 72 0 72 0 32 10 53 8 45 1 22 5 22 0 22 0 9

Passing Att Comp INT Yds TD LG Bridgewater 22 14 1 174 0 39 Stein 1 1 0 –1 0 0 Receiving No. Yds TD LG Rogers 4 23 0 9 Harris 3 28 0 11 Bellamy 2 33 0 35 Punting Bleser

No. Yds AVG LG In20 7 286 40.9 52 1

Returns PR KOR INTR Bushell – 2-136 – Heyman – – 1-5 Perry – 2-54 – Field Goal Attempts None. Defense UT-AT-TT TFL S Int. CF RF H. Smith 8-2-10 1 Heyman 4-3-7 3.5 1 1 Pryor 2-4-6

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2 01 1 GAM E S UM M ARIE S GAME #11 • NOVEMBER 26, 2011

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Rushing Att Gain Lost Net TD LG McCombs 20 99 4 95 2 36 McCummings 10 47 0 47 2 14 Jean-Louis 10 43 1 42 0 11

RUTGERS

Passing Att Comp INT Yds TD LG McEntee 16 10 0 90 0 21 McCummings 1 1 0 22 0 22

RENTSCHLER FIELD • EAST HARTFORD, CONN. UCONN STARTERS & PARTICIPANTS OFFENSIVE STARTERS TE 81 MANNING TE 94 GRIFFIN LT 71 RYAN LG 69 GREENE C 57 PETRUS RG 63 MASTERS RT 77 FRIEND QB 18 MCENTEE TB 43 MCCOMBS FB 39 HINKLEY WR 83 I. MOORE

DEFENSIVE STARTERS CB 21 WILBURN DT 4 MARTIN DT 99 REYES DE 91 JOSEPH SLB 3 S. MOORE MLB 33 SMALLWOOD WLB 28 JOHNSON CB 7 GRATZ S 40 T. BROWN S 16 B. JONES CB 5 WREH-WILSON

Rutgers (8-4, 4-3) UConn (5-6, 3-3)

0 14

10 10

0 16

12 0

– –

22 40

FIRST QUARTER UC – Lyle McCombs 10 run (Dave Teggar t kick) 12:51 (2 plays, 24 yards, 0:40) UC – Scotty McCummings 5 run (Teggart kick) 7:16 (6 plays, 40 yards, 3:23) SECOND QUARTER RU – San San Te 25 field goal 13:01 (13 plays, 64 yards, 5:09) UC – Kendall Reyes 9 fumble recovery (Teggart kick) 7:39 UC – Teggart 33 field goal 0:01 (11 plays, 42 yards, 4:04) THIRD QUARTER UC – McCombs 4 run (Teggart kick) 13:36 (3 plays, 41 yards, 1:24) UC – McCummings 14 run (Teggart kick blocked) 10:13 (3 plays, 34 yards, 1:29) UC – Teggart 47 field goal 2:43 (12 plays, 41 yards, 5:55) FOURTH QUARTER TOTAL PARTICIPANTS (42) – 1 Jean-Louis, 6 Moore, 9 Opoku, 11 RU – Brandon Coleman 17 pass from Gary Nova (Nova pass intcpt.) 7:57 (2 plays, 48 yards, 0:24) McCummings, 13 Christen, 14 Abrams, 15 Junior, 25 Agbor, 29 Mack, 31 Williams, 34 Kenney, 38 Teggart, 41 Steg, 47 Frank, 48 Williams, RU – Coleman 92 pass from Nova (Nova pass failed) 2:15 (1 play, 92 yards, 0:15)

59 Stephen, 70 Bardzak, 85 Davis, 86 Wagner, 96 Hansson

Attendance – 37,857

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. - University of Connecticut redshirt freshman running back Lyle McCombs (Staten Island, N.Y.) and redshirt freshman quarterback Scott McCummings (Natick, Mass.) each ran for two touchdowns as UConn defeated Rutgers 40-22 on Saturday before a crowd of 37,857 at Rentschler Field on Senior Day. Connecticut improved to 5-6 on the season and 3-3 in the BIG EAST. The Huskies play their regular season finale next Satuday at Cincinnati. A win by UConn would make the Huskies bowl eligible for the fifth-straight year. Rutgers, who was looking to advance to its first-ever BCS game and a share of its first-ever BIG EAST Championship, fell to 8-4 and 4-3 in the league. Junior Nick Williams (East Windsor, N.J.) had 158 return yards, setting RU UC up the Huskies in good field position all afternoon and senior defensive tackle FIRST DOWNS 19 16 Kendall Reyes (Nashua, N.H.) returned a Chas Dodd fumble for a touchdown. Brandon Coleman had 223 receiving yards and two touchdowns for Rutgers. Rushing 3 8 Mohammad Sanu caught nine balls for 133 yards, extending his conference Passing 14 6 leading total to 109 receptions this season. Penalty 2 2 McCombs carried the ball 20 times for 95 yards. He now has 1,109 on the Rushing Attempts 26 47 season, the fourth consecutive 1,000-yard season for a Huskies running back. Yards Gained Rushing 68 199 Rutgers freshman Gary Nova threw two fourth-quarter touchdowns to Yards Lost Rushing Brandon Coleman. His 17-yarder made it 40-16 and the pair hooked up on 77 21 a 92-yard catch and run with 2:15 left in the game. The two-point conversion NET YARDS RUSHING -9 178 attempts following each touchdown failed. NET YARDS PASSING 439 112 Nova completed 11 of 18 passes for 298 yards, all in the fourth quarter in Passes Attempted 40 17 relief of Dodd. He was 11 of 22 for 141 yards, but he fumbled and was inter Passes Completed 22 11 cepted, and both turnovers turned into UConn touchdowns. Had Intercepted 3 0 The Huskies held Rutgers to 26 yards rushing and had six sacks, four by junior defensive end Trevardo Williams (Bridgeport, Conn). TOTAL OFFENSIVE PLAYS 66 64 UConn had just 290 offensive yards, but started five drives in Rutgers territory TOTAL NET YARDS 430 290 and two others near midfield. Avg. Gain Per Play 6.5 4.5 Williams had three kickoff returns for 128 yards, and a 30-yard punt return. Fumbles: No.-Lost 4-3 2-1 He returned the second-half kickoff 54 yards and McCombs took a handoff Penalties: No.-Yds. 5-33 6-33 on the next play and ran right for 36 yards. His 4-yard run up the middle two No. of Punts-Yards 4-163 4-170 plays later gave the Huskies a 31-10 lead. Williams’ long punt return set up UConn’s next touchdown, a 14-yard option keeper by McCummings that put Avg. Per Punt 40.8 42.5 the Huskies up 37-10. The extra point was blocked, giving senior Dave Teggart Punt Returns- No.-Yds. 2-9 1-30 (Northborough, Mass.) his first miss in 128 point-after attempts. Kickoff Returns: No.-Yds. 3-47 3-128 Teggart came back to hit a 47-yard field goal after UConn ate up almost six Interceptions: No.-Yds. 0-0 3-2 minutes of the clock on its next possession, aided by a roughing the punter call Fumble Returns: No.-Yds 0-0 1-9 on Rutgers. Miscellaneous Yards 0 0 Connecticut turned two early Rutgers turnovers into touchdowns. UConn redshirt junior linebacker Sio Moore (Apex, N.C.) forced a fumble by Jawan Possession Time 26:49 33:11 Jamison on the third play of the game, giving the Huskies the ball on the Scarlet 3rd Down Conversions 2-12 5-13 Knights’ 24-yard line. UConn then handed the ball off twice to McCombs, who 4th Down Conversions 2-2 1-2 ran for 14 yards one first down and then went into the end zone from 10 yards out to give the Huskies a 7-0 lead. Redshirt freshman safety Ty-Meer Brown (McKeesport, Pa.) intercepted a pass tipped by redshirt freshman safety Byron Jones (New Britain, Conn.) on Rutgers’ next drive, giving UConn the ball at the 40. McCummings ran the ball in from the 5-yard line, making a nice spin move after keeping the ball on an option play.

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Receiving No. Yds TD LG McCombs 4 30 0 21 K. Moore 3 34 0 14 Griffin 3 31 0 22 Punting Wagner

No. Yds AVG LG In20 4 170 42.5 50 2

Returns PR KOR INTR N. Williams 1-30 3-128 – T. Brown – – 1-4 Wreh-Wilson – – 1-0 S. Moore – – 1-(-2) Field Goal Attempts Teggart 2nd Teggart 3rd

0:01 33 yds. 2:43 47 yds.

Good Good

Defense UT-AT-TT TFL S Int. CF RF Johnson 4-4-8 Wreh-Wilson 4-3-7 .5 .5 1 B. Jones 5-1-6

RUTGERS INDIVIDUAL LEADERS Rushing Deering Jamison Shuler

Att Gain Lost Net TD LG 7 24 0 24 0 8 5 23 4 19 1 14 1 14 0 14 0 14

Passing Dodd Nova

Att Comp INT Yds TD LG 22 11 1 141 0 45 18 11 2 298 2 92

Receiving No. Yds TD LG Sanu 9 133 0 31 Coleman 6 223 2 92 Pratt 5 34 0 15 Punting Bleser

No. Yds AVG LG In20 4 163 40.8 49 0

Returns Sanu Deering Thomas

PR KOR INTR 2-9 – – – 2-33 – – 1-14 –

Field Goal Attempts Te 2nd

13:01 25 yds.

Good

Defense UT-AT-TT TFL S Int. CF RF Greene 7-6-13 .5 Rowe 2-8-10 1 1 Beauharnais 3-6-9

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Rushing Att Gain Lost Net TD LG McCombs 21 59 17 42 0 11 McCummings 3 14 0 14 0 7 Nebrich 2 4 1 3 0 4

CINCINNATI

NIPPERT STADIUM • CINCINNATI, OHIO UCONN STARTERS & PARTICIPANTS OFFENSIVE STARTERS WR 6 K. MOORE TE 94 GRIFFIN LT 71 RYAN LG 69 GREENE C 57 PETRUS RG 63 MASTERS RT 77 FRIEND QB 18 MCENTEE TB 43 MCCOMBS FB 39 HINKLEY WR 83 I. MOORE

DEFENSIVE STARTERS DE 48 T. WILLIAMS DT 4 MARTIN DT 99 REYES DE 91 JOSEPH SLB 3 S. MOORE MLB 33 SMALLWOOD WLB 28 JOHNSON CB 7 GRATZ S 40 T. BROWN S 16 B. JONES CB 5 WREH-WILSON

TOTAL PARTICIPANTS (51) – 1 Jean-Louis, 2 Stlouis, 2 Nebrich, 9 Opoku, 11 McCummings, 13 Christen, 14 Abrams, 15 Junior, 20 Brandon, 21 Wilburn, 22 Adams, 25 Agbor, 29 Mack, 31 Williams, 36 Osiecki, 38 Teggart, 41 Steg, 47 Frank, 50 Bullock, 51 Willman, 56 Pruitt, 59 Stephen, 61 Brown, 65 Cruz, 67 Mueller, 81 Manning, 84 Jones, 85 Davis, 86 Wagner

UConn (5-7, 3-4) Cincinnati (9-3, 5-2)

0 14

6 14

6 7

15 0

– –

27 35

FIRST QUARTER CIN – Walter Stewart 0 fumble recovery (Tony Miliano kick) 10:38 CIN – Drew Frey 15 interception return (Miliano kick) 1:13 SECOND QUARTER CIN – Alex Chisum 22 pass from Munchie Legaux (Miliano kick) 13:13 (6 plays, 58 yards, 1:28) UC – Dave Teggart 35 field goal 7:39 (4 plays, -8 yards, 2:06) CIN – A. McClung 13 pass from Legaux (Miliano kick) 1:45 (15 plays, 72 yards, 5:47) UC – Teggart 46 field goal 0:00 (5 plays, 31 yards, 0:26) THIRD QUARTER UC – Teggart 53 field goal 9:13 (5 plays, 12 yards, 2:11) UC – Teggart 43 field goal 1:36 (9 plays, 43 yards, 2:30) CIN – A. McClung 31 pass from Legaux (Miliano kick) 0:30 (5 plays, 46 yards, 0:59) FOURTH QUARTER UC – Mark Hinkley 3 pass from Johnny McEntee (Corey Manning pass from McEntee) 9:58 (12 plays, 75 yards, 5:26) UC – Ryan Griffin 25 pass from McEntee (Teggart kick) 5:46 (1 play, 25 yards, 0:07)

Passing McEntee

Att Comp INT Yds TD LG 40 20 1 252 2 29

Receiving I. Moore K. Moore Griffin

No. Yds TD LG 6 70 0 26 3 47 0 25 3 45 1 25

Punting Wagner

No. Yds AVG LG In20 8 311 38.0 47 2

Returns PR KOR INTR N. Williams 2-(-2) 5-97 Pruitt 1-0 Gratz 1-9 Field Goal Attempts Teggart 2nd Teggart 2nd Teggart 3rd Teggart 3rd

7:39 0:00 9:13 1:36

35 yds. 46 yds. 53 yds. 43 yds.

Good Good Good Good

Defense UT-AT-TT TFL S Int. CF RF Gratz 5-4-9 1 1 S. Moore 6-2-8 1 1 B. Jones 5-3-8

Attendance – 27,930

CINCINNATI – Qarterback Munchie Legaux threw a career-high three touchdown passes on Saturday while the Bearcats’ defense got two scores of its own as Cincinnati defeated the University of Connecticut football team by a score of 35-27 before a crowd of 27,930 at Nippert Stadium. The loss ends Connecticut’s season with a record of 5-7 and 3-4 in the BIG EAST. The loss also means that UConn’s streak of four-straight bowl game appearances has UC CIN been snapped. Cincinnati ends the regular season with a record of 9-3 and is FIRST DOWNS 15 18 5-2 in the BIG EAST to earn a share of the league championship. Rushing 4 7 UConn junior quarterback Johnny McEntee (Fullerton, Calif.) helped the Passing 10 10 Bearcats get off to a fast start. Lineman Walter Stewart plucked the ball from Penalty 1 1 his passing hand in the end zone for Cincinnati’s first touchdown, and Drew Rushing Attempts 34 40 Frey returned an interception 15 yards for a 14-0 lead. Yards Gained Rushing 81 137 Cincinnati led the league race before senior quarterback Zach Collaros Yards Lost Rushing 63 35 broke his right ankle during a loss to West Virginia. Legaux, a sophomore, gave NET YARDS RUSHING 18 102 his best performance in his third collegiate start, going 15 of 35 for 217 yards. NET YARDS PASSING 252 217 Legaux had a 22-yard touchdown pass to Alex Chisum and a 13-yarder to Passes Attempted 40 35 Anthony McClung that made it 28-3. The second touchdown pass came at Passes Completed 20 15 the end of a 72-yard drive in which the Bearcats converted three long third Had Intercepted 1 2 downs and a second-and-26. TOTAL OFFENSIVE PLAYS 74 75 McClung also had a 31-yard TD catch in the third quarter. The sophoTOTAL NET YARDS 270 319 more had career highs with 8 catches for 142 yards. Avg. Gain Per Play 3.6 4.3 The Bearcats pulled ahead 35-12, and then withstood McEntee’s two Fumbles: No.-Lost 2-2 2-1 fourth-quarter touchdown passes. McEntee finished 20 of 40 for 252 yards Penalties: No.-Yds. 8-65 9-92 and was sacked six times. No. of Punts-Yards 8-311 8-285 UConn shared the BIG EAST title last season with West Virginia and Avg. Per Punt 38.9 35.6 Pittsburgh. The Huskies got the BCS bid on the tiebreakers and played in Punt Returns- No.-Yds. 2-(-2) 4-21 the Fiesta Bowl. Kickoff Returns: No.-Yds. 5-97 6-169 They needed a win on Saturday to become bowl eligible for a fifth straight Interceptions: No.-Yds. 2-9 1-15 season. The Huskies were coming off a 40-22 win that knocked Rutgers out Fumble Returns: No.-Yds 0-0 0-0 of contention for a share of the league title. They never fully recovered from Miscellaneous Yards 0 0 the two early turnovers for touchdowns. All the Huskies managed were field Possession Time 31:26 28:34 goals of 35, 46, 53 and 43 yards by senior Dave Teggart (Northborough, 3rd Down Conversions 3-16 6-16 Conn.) while they fell behind 35-12. 4th Down Conversions 1-1 0-1 UConn ended the season without winning back-to-back games. Redshirt freshman running back Lyle McCombs (Staten Island, N.Y.) finished the game with 42 yards on 21 carries.

TEAM STATISTICS

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CINCINNATI INDIVIDUAL LEADERS Rushing Pead Legaux Winn

Att Gain Lost Net TD LG 23 80 12 68 0 11 10 35 7 28 0 12 3 6 0 6 0 3

Passing Legaux

Att Comp INT Yds TD LG 35 15 2 217 3 36

Receiving No. Yds TD LG McClung 8 142 2 36 Pead 3 –1 0 4 Annen 1 27 0 27 Punting No. Yds AVG LG In20 O’Donnell 8 285 35.6 55 3 Returns PR KOR INTR Pead 4-21 Abernathy 6-169 Frey 1-15 Field Goal Attempts None. Defense UT-AT-TT TFL S Int. CF RF Schaffer 6-5-11 1 1 1 Wofle 4-6-10 5 2.5 Hughes 4-5-9 4 1

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2 01 1 T eam S ta tis tic s 2011 Connecticut Team Statistics RECORD: ALL GAMES CONFERENCE NON-CONFERENCE

OVERALL HOME 5-7 4-3 3-4 3-1 2-3 1-2

DATE September 3, 2011 September 10, 2011 September 16, 2011 September 24, 2011 October 1, 2011 October 8, 2011 October 15, 2011 October 26, 2011 November 5, 2011 November 19, 2011 November 26, 2011 December 3, 2011

OPPONENT vs. Fordham at Vanderbilt vs. Iowa State at Buffalo vs. Western Michigan at West Virginia vs. USF at Pittsburgh vs. Syracuse vs. Louisville vs. Rutgers at Cincinnati

AWAY 1-4 0-3 1-1

NEUTRAL 0-0 0-0 0-0

W/L SCORE ATTEND W 35-3 34,526 L 24-21 32,119 L 24-20 37,195 W 17-3 18,215 L 38-31 36,648 L 43-16 56,179 W 16-10 37,162 L 35-20 40,219 W 28-21 38,769 L 34-20 34,483 W 40-22 37,857 L 35-27 27,930

TEAM STATISTICS UCONN OPP SCORING................................................... 343............................ 286 SCORING ....................................................291 ............................. 292 Points Per Game .........................................24.2 ............................ 24.3 FIRST DOWNS ...........................................208 ............................. 215 Rushing ......................................................80 ............................... 68 Passing ........................................................108 ............................. 135 Penalty ........................................................20 ............................... 12 RUSHING YARDAGE .................................1422 ........................... 1028 Yards gained rushing ...................................1843 ........................... 1492 Yards lost rushing .......................................421 ............................. 464 Rushing Attempts .......................................466 ............................. 385 Average Per Rush ........................................3.1 .............................. 2.7 Average Per Game ......................................118.5 .......................... 85.7 TDs Rushing ..............................................13 ............................... 11 PASSING YARDAGE ...................................2336 ........................... 3372 Comp-Att-Int .............................................182-359-9 ................... 248-429-18 Average Per Pass .........................................6.5 .............................. 7.9 Average Per Catch ......................................12.8 ............................ 13.6 Average Per Game ......................................194.7 .......................... 281.0 TDs Passing ................................................14 ............................... 22 TOTAL OFFENSE .......................................3758 ........................... 4400 Total Plays ..................................................825 ............................. 814 Average Per Play .........................................4.6 .............................. 5.4 Average Per Game ......................................313.2 .......................... 366.7 KICK RETURNS: #-Yards ............................43-1039 ...................... 47-1139 PUNT RETURNS: #-Yards ..........................23-132 ........................ 33-214 INT RETURNS: #-Yards ..............................18-168 ........................ 9-120 KICK RETURN AVERAGE ........................24.2 ............................ 24.2 PUNT RETURN AVERAGE .......................5.7 .............................. 6.5 INT RETURN AVERAGE ...........................9.3 .............................. 13.3 FUMBLES-LOST .........................................24-14 .......................... 20-13 PENALTIES-Yards ........................................63-502 ........................ 96-819 Average Per Game ......................................41.8 ............................ 68.2 PUNTS-Yards ................................................80-3288 ...................... 74-3029 Average Per Punt ........................................41.1 ............................ 40.9 Net punt average ........................................37.2 ............................ 37.8 TIME OF POSSESSION/Game ................... 30:45 ......................... 29:15 3RD-DOWN Conversions ............................49/172 ........................ 56/172 3rd-Down Pct .............................................28% ............................ 33% 4TH-DOWN Conversions ............................4/10 ............................ 3/10 4th-Down Pct .............................................40% ............................ 30% SACKS BY-Yards ...........................................35-224 ........................ 41-257 MISC YARDS ...............................................0 ................................. 4 TOUCHDOWNS SCORED .......................32 ............................... 38 FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS .......................22-28 .......................... 9-16 ON-SIDE KICKS .........................................1-2 .............................. 1-2 RED-ZONE SCORES ..................................(32-36) 89% ............... (28-34) 82% RED-ZONE TOUCHDOWNS ...................(19-36) 53% ............... (20-34) 59% PAT-ATTEMPTS .........................................(29-30) 97% ............... (35-35) 100% ATTENDANCE ...........................................256676 ....................... 174662 Games/Avg Per Game .................................7/36668 ...................... 5/34932 Neutral Site Games ..................................... 0/0 SCORE BY QUARTERS CONNECTICUT Opponents

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1st 47 62

2nd 69 72

3rd 86 78

4th OT 89 80

Total 291 292

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2 0 1 1 I nd i v i d ual S t at s 2011 Connecticut Individual Statistics RUSHING McCombs, Lyle McCummings, Sc. Jean-Louis, Jo. Shoemate, D.J. Moore, Kashif Foxx, Deshon Nebrich, Mike Williams, Nick Abrams, Kamal Jones, Tebucky TEAM McEntee, Johnny Total.......... Opponents......

GP 12 12 11 2 12 7 8 12 8 8 12 12 12 12

Att 275 74 23 8 9 3 8 1 1 1 8 55 466 385

PASSING McEntee, Johnny Nebrich, Mike McCummings, Sc. Total.......... Opponents......

GP 12 8 12 12 12

Effic 111.3 62.8 247.9 113.2 132.4

RECEIVING Moore, Isiah Moore, Kashif Griffin, Ryan McCombs, Lyle Williams, Nick Frank, Reuben Hinkley, Mark Davis, Geremy Delahunt, John Jones, Tebucky Manning, Corey Shoemate, D.J. Total.......... Opponents......

GP 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 8 8 10 2 12 12

PUNTING Wagner, Cole Total.......... Opponents......

No. 80 80 74

FIELD GOALS Teggart, David

Gain Loss Net 1244 93 1151 327 42 285 88 9 79 28 0 28 29 4 25 15 0 15 31 21 10 3 0 3 2 0 2 2 0 2 0 30 -30 74 222 -148 1843 421 1422 1492 464 1028 Att-Cmp-Int 172-335-8 5-14-1 5-10-0 182-359-9 248-429-18

Avg 4.2 3.9 3.4 3.5 2.8 5.0 1.2 3.0 2.0 2.0 -3.8 -2.7 3.1 2.7

TD Long Avg/G 7 65 95.9 5 18 23.8 0 11 7.2 0 6 14.0 1 7 2.1 0 9 2.1 0 13 1.2 0 3 0.2 0 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 0 0 -7.5 0 12 -12.3 13 65 118.5 11 48 85.7

Pct Yds TD Lng Avg/G 51.3 2110 12 64 175.8 35.7 69 0 21 8.6 50.0 157 2 55 13.1 50.7 2336 14 64 194.7 57.8 3372 22 92 281.0

No. 43 41 33 19 11 8 7 6 6 5 2 1 182 248

Yds 566 604 499 172 236 30 49 73 43 42 13 9 2336 3372

Avg 13.2 14.7 15.1 9.1 21.5 3.8 7.0 12.2 7.2 8.4 6.5 9.0 12.8 13.6

Yds 3288 3288 3029

Avg 41.1 41.1 40.9

Long TB FC I20 Blkd 63 5 29 21 11 63 5 29 21 11 67 5 16 25 15

FGM-FGA Pct 22-28 78.6

01-19 1-1

TD Long 0 41 5 62 3 55 1 26 2 64 0 10 2 17 0 21 1 10 0 17 0 9 0 9 14 64 22 92

20-29 5-5

30-39 4-4

FG SEQUENCE

CONNECTICUT

OPPONENTS

FORDHAM Vanderbilt IOWA STATE Buffalo WMU WEST VIRGINIA USF PITT SYRACUSE LOUISVILLE RUTGERS Cincinnati

– (25),(28) 41,(52),43,(50) 49,(47) (43),47 42,(40),(53),(22) (18),(46),(28) (40),49,(31) – (24),(37) (33),(47) (35),(46),(53),(43)

(28) (31) 53,(36) 30,(28) (39) (31),(33) (23),46,44 49,55 34 – (25) –

Avg/G 47.2 50.3 41.6 14.3 19.7 2.5 4.1 6.1 5.4 5.2 1.3 4.5 194.7 281.0

PUNT RETURNS Williams, Nick Jones, Byron Total.......... Opponents......

No. 22 1 23 33

Yds 123 9 132 214

Avg 5.6 9.0 5.7 6.5

INTERCEPTIONS No. Yds Gratz, Dwayne 3 32 Brown, Ty-Meer 3 52 Moore, Sio 3 -2 Jones, Byron 2 0 Wreh-Wilson, B. 2 18 Johnson, Jory 2 28 Smallwood, Yaw. 1 28 Junior, Jerome 1 12 Pruitt, Angelo 1 0 Total.......... 18 168 Opponents...... 9 120

Avg TD Long 10.7 0 19 17.3 1 48 -0.7 0 0 0.0 0 0 9.0 0 18 14.0 0 15 28.0 0 28 12.0 0 12 0.0 0 0 9.3 1 48 13.3 2 50

KICK RETURNS Williams, Nick Foxx, Deshon Mack, Taylor Total.......... Opponents......

No. Yds 37 920 4 84 2 35 43 1039 47 1139

Avg TD Long 24.9 0 61 21.0 0 26 17.5 0 20 24.2 0 61 24.2 1 100

FUMBLE RETURNS Smallwood, Yaw. Reyes, Kendall Jones, Byron Gratz, Dwayne Total.......... Opponents......

No. 1 1 1 1 4 3

Avg TD Long 64.0 1 64 9.0 1 9 10.0 1 10 14.0 0 14 24.2 3 64 39.7 2 83

Yds 64 9 10 14 97 119

0 0 1

40-49 50-99 Lg Blk 8-14 4-4 53 1

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TD Long 0 36 1 0 1 36 0 18

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2 01 1 In di vidu a l S ta tis tics 2011 Connecticut Individual Statistics SCORING

TD FGs

|——— PATs ———| Kick Rush Rcv Pass DXP Saf Pts

Teggart, David McCombs, Lyle Moore, Kashif McCummings, Sc. Griffin, Ryan Hinkley, Mark Williams, Nick Jones, Byron Delahunt, John Brown, Ty-Meer Reyes, Kendall Smallwood, Yaw. Manning, Corey McEntee, Johnny Moore, Sio Total.......... Opponents......

0 22-28 8 0-0 6 0-0 5 0-0 3 0-0 2 0-0 2 0-0 2 0-0 1 0-0 1 0-0 1 0-0 1 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 32 22-28 38 9-16

29-30 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 29-30 35-35

ALL PURPOSE

GP/GS

McCombs, Lyle Williams, Nick Moore, Kashif Moore, Isiah Griffin, Ryan McCummings, Sc. Foxx, Deshon Jean-Louis, Jo. Davis, Geremy Brown, Ty-Meer Hinkley, Mark Jones, Tebucky Delahunt, John Shoemate, D.J. Mack, Taylor Gratz, Dwayne Frank, Reuben Johnson, Jory Smallwood, Yaw. Wreah-Wilson, B. Manning, Corey Junior, Jerome Nebrich, Mike Jones, Byron Abrams, Kamal Moore, Sio TEAM McEntee, Johnny Total.......... Opponents......

12 12 12 12 12 12 7 11 12 12 12 8 8 2 8 12 12 12 12 8 10 11 8 12 8 12 4 12 12 12

0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

Rush Rec

0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0

0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-2 0-0 2-2 0-2

PR KOR IR

1151 172 0 0 3 236 123 920 25 604 0 0 0 566 0 0 0 499 0 0 285 0 0 0 15 0 0 84 79 0 0 0 0 73 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 49 0 0 2 42 0 0 0 43 0 0 28 9 0 0 0 0 0 35 0 0 0 0 0 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -30 0 0 0 -148 0 0 0 1422 2336 132 1039 1028 3372 214 1139

G Plays Rush

Pass

Total

Avg/G

McEntee, Johnny McCombs, Lyle McCummings, Sc. Nebrich, Mike Jean-Louis, Jo. Shoemate, D.J. Moore, Kashif Foxx, Deshon Williams, Nick Abrams, Kamal Jones, Tebucky TEAM Total.......... Opponents......

12 12 12 8 11 2 12 7 12 8 8 4 12 12

2110 0 157 69 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2336 3372

1962 1151 442 79 79 28 25 15 3 2 2 -30 3758 4400

163.5 95.9 36.8 9.9 7.2 14.0 2.1 2.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 -7.5 313.2 366.7

-148 1151 285 10 79 28 25 15 3 2 2 -30 1422 1028

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0 1323 0 1282 0 629 0 566 0 499 0 285 0 99 0 79 0 73 52 52 0 49 0 44 0 43 0 37 0 35 32 32 0 30 28 28 28 28 18 18 0 13 12 12 0 10 0 9 0 2 -2 -2 0 -30 0 -148 168 5097 120 5873

TOTAL OFFENSE

390 275 84 22 23 8 9 3 1 1 1 8 825 814

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 95 0 48 0 36 0 30 0 20 0 12 0 12 0 12 0 6 0 6 0 6 0 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 291 1 292 Avg/G 110.2 106.8 52.4 47.2 41.6 23.8 14.1 7.2 6.1 4.3 4.1 5.5 5.4 18.5 4.4 2.7 2.5 2.3 2.3 2.2 1.3 1.1 1.2 0.8 0.2 -0.2 -7.5 -12.3 424.8 489.4

CAREER STARTS HISTORY OFFENSE OFFENSIVE LINE Gary Bardzak, OG Jimmy Bennett, OT Stephen Brown, OT Kevin Friend, OG Steve Greene, OG Adam Masters, OG Moe Petrus, C Mike Ryan, OT

‘08 ‘09 ‘10 – – – – – 1 – – – – – 2 – – – – – 11 13 13 13 – 9 12

‘11 Total 2 2 2 3 1 1 11 13 8 8 12 23 12 51 12 33

WIDE RECEIVERS ‘08 ‘09 ‘10 ‘11 Total Kashif Moore, WR 6 4 10 11 31 Isiah Moore, WR – 4 4 11 19 Geremy Davis, WR – – – 1 1 TIGHT ENDS John Delahunt, TE Ryan Griffin, TE Corey Manning, TE

‘08 ‘09 ‘10 ‘11 Total – 5 5 6 16 – 10 8 7 25 – – – 3 3

QUARTERBACKS Johnny McEntee

‘08 ‘09 ‘10 ‘11 Total – – – 12 12

RUNNING BACKS Martin Hyppolite, RB D.J. Shoemate, RB Lyle McCombs, RB Mark Hinkley, FB TOTALS

‘08 ‘09 ‘10 – 1 – – – 1 – – – – – – 19 46 67

‘11 Total – 1 1 2 11 11 9 9 132 264

DEFENSE DEFENSIVE LINE Teddy Jennings, DE Jesse Joseph, DE Twyon Martin, DT Kendall Reyes, DT Shamar Stephen, DT Trevardo Williams, DE

‘08 ‘09 ‘10 – – – – 13 12 8 12 12 5 12 13 – – 8 – 1 7

‘11 Total 5 5 7 32 11 43 12 42 – 8 11 19

LINEBACKERS Kijuan Dabney, LB Jory Johnson, LB Sio Moore, LB Yawin Smallwood, LB Marquise Vann, LB

‘08 ‘09 ‘10 – 1 4 – 3 1 – – 9 – – – – – –

‘11 Total – 5 12 16 12 21 12 12 1 1

DEFENSIVE BACKS Harris Agbor, S Ty-meer Brown, S Dwayne Gratz, CB Byron Jones, S Jerome Junior, S Gary Wilburn, CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson, CB TOTALS

‘08 ‘09 ‘10 ‘11 Total – – 9 4 13 – – – 7 7 – 4 13 12 29 – – – 9 9 – 12 10 9 31 – – 2 2 4 – 9 13 6 28 13 67 113 132 325

SPECIAL TEAMS

KICKERS Dave Teggart, PK Cole Wagner, P TOTALS

‘08 ‘09 ‘10 6 13 12 – – 12 6 13 24

‘11 Total 12 43 12 24 24 67

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GP

|----Tackles----| Solo Ast Total

|-Sacks-| TFL-Yds

28 33 3 15 7 16 99 40 48 4 5 91 25 98 21 59 41 9 35 20 26 1 36 67 13 53 47 94 1D 29 34 81 96 55 89 97 57 6 18 56

12 12 12 11 12 12 12 12 12 12 8 9 12 10 12 12 12 12 8 11 6 11 10 10 12 9 12 12 7 8 11 10 2 1 8 3 12 12 12 1 12 12

45 36 55 30 35 33 24 20 26 15 23 11 11 11 15 7 5 5 5 4 2 2 1 1 3 . 3 2 2 . 2 2 . 1 1 1 1 1 1 . 442 453

7.0- 24 2.5- 8 16.0- 58 1.5- 9 4.5- 12 . 13.5- 52 1.0- 4 15.0- 97 9.5- 35 2.0- 5 2.5- 13 2.5- 17 8.0- 33 . 1.0- 1

Johnson, Jory Smallwood, Yaw. Moore, Sio Junior, Jerome Gratz, Dwayne Jones, Byron Reyes, Kendall Brown, Ty-Meer Williams, Trev. Martin, Tywon Wreh-Wilson, B. Joseph, Jesse Agbor, Harris Jennings, Teddy Wilburn, Gary Stephen, Shamar Steg, Brandon Opoku, Andrew Lopes, Chris Brandon, Tevrin Campbell, Mar. Jean-Louis, Jo. Osiecki, Mike Mueller, Adam Christen, Chad Wirth, Ryan Frank, Reuben Griffin, Ryan Stlouis, Gil. Mack, Taylor Kenney, David Manning, Corey Hansson, Mark Williams, Jer. Delahunt, John McBryde, B.J. Petrus, Moe Moore, Kashif McEntee, Johnny Pruitt, Angelo Total.......... Opponents......

52 58 31 30 18 18 22 25 17 25 14 18 15 14 6 10 6 5 1 2 2 2 3 2 . 3 . . . 2 . . 1 . . . . . . . 402 394

97 94 86 60 53 51 46 45 43 40 37 29 26 25 21 17 11 10 6 6 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 . 844 847

No-Yards

|--Pass Def--| |-Fumbles-| Blkd Int-Yds BU PD QBH

. 1.5- 5 6.5- 40 0.5- 3 . . 4.5- 32 . 12.5- 83 3.5- 16 0.5- 3 1.0- 8 1.0- 13 3.5- 21 . .

2- 28 1- 28 3- -2 1- 12 3- 32 2- 0 . 3- 52 . . 2- 18 . . . . .

4 3 6 6 4 4 4 7 2 . 7 1 3 1 1 1

6 4 9 7 7 6 4 10 2 . 9 1 3 1 1 1

. 1 3 . . . 4 . 1 2 . 6 . 1 . .

.

.

.

.

.

1

. 87- 368 86- 363

. 35- 224 41- 257

1- 0 18- 168 9- 120

. 54 41

1 72 50

. 19 18

Rcv-Yds

FF

2- 0 2- 64 1- 0 1- 0 1- 14 1- 10 1- 9 1- 0 . . . 2- 0 . . . .

1 1 2 1 1 . . 1 2 1 . . . . . .

Kick Saf . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. 12- 97 14- 119

. 10 16

. 1 2

. . 1

0.5- 0

DEFENSIVE CATEGORY LEADERS SACKS

TFLs

INTERCEPTIONS

PASS BREAK UPS

FORCED FUMBLES

T. Williams 12.5 S. Moore 6.5 Reyes 4.5 Jennings 3.5 Martin 3.5

S. Moore 16.0 T. Williams 15.0 Reyes 13.5 Martin 9.5

S. Moore 3 T. Brown 3 Gratz 3 B. Jones 2 Johnson 2 Wreh-Wilson 2

T. Brown 7 Wreh-Wilson 7 Junior 6 S. Moore 6

S. Moore 2 T. Williams 2

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G a me b y Ga me S ta tis tics GAME-BY-GAME RUSHING FORD @VAN ISU @BUF WMU @WVU USF @PITT SYR LOU RUTG @CINCI PLAYER Att-Yds-TD Att-Yds-TD Att-Yds-TD Att-Yds-TD Att-Yds-TD Att-Yds-TD Att-Yds-TD Att-Yds-TD Att-Yds-TD Att-Yds-TD Att-Yds-TD Att-Yds-TD Kamal Abrams - - - - - - - - - - 1-2-0 Deshon Foxx 2-13-0 - 1-2-0 - - - - - - - - Jonathan Jean-Louis 5-18-0 - - - 2-7-0 1-(-7)-0 2-9-0 - 1-7-0 - 10-42-0 1-3-0 Tebucky Jones - - - - - - - - - - 1-2-0 Lyle McCombs 24-141-4 27-118-0 18-46-0 30-61-0 24-136-0 20-73-0 32-130-0 25-124-0 24-152-1 10-33-0 20-95-2 21-42-0 Scott McCummings 7-23-0 5-(-5)-0 10-38-1 5-7-0 5-17-0 1-4-0 4-18-0 3-23-0 13-59-2 8-43-0 10-47-2 3-14-0 Johnny McEntee 1-(-7)-0 4-(-24)-0 1-2-0 6-10-0 2-(-9)-0 11-13-0 9-(-36)-0 8-(-37)-0 5-(-10)-0 1-(-7)-0 1-2-0 6-(-45)-0 Kashif Moore 1-7-0 - - 1-2-0 - 1-(-1)-0 - 1-4-0 1-(-3)-0 2-11-1 1-4-0 1-1-0 Mike Nebrich 2-11-0 - 4-(-4)-0 - - - - - - - - 2-3-0 D.J. Shoemate - - 8-28-0 - - - - - - - - Nick Williams - - - - - - - - - 1-3-0 - -

GAME-BY-GAME PASSING FORD @VAN ISU @BUF WMU @WVU USF @PITT SYR LOU RUTG @CINCI PLAYER Att-Cmp-Int Att-Cmp-Int Att-Cmp-Int Att-Cmp-Int Att-Cmp-Int Att-Cmp-Int Att-Cmp-Int Att-Cmp-Int Att-Cmp-Int Att-Cmp-Int Att-Cmp-Int Att-Cmp-Int Yds-TD Yds-TD Yds-TD Yds-TD Yds-TD Yds-TD Yds-TD Yds-TD Yds-TD Yds-TD Yds-TD Yds-TD Scott McCummings 1-1-0 0-0-0 3-1-0 - - - 2-1-0 1-1-0 0-0-0 2-0-0 1-1-0 55-1 0-0 39-1 32-0 9-0 0-0 0-0 22-0 Johnny McEntee 8-12-0 27-10-3 30-13-1 21-12-0 39-22-0 37-21-0 23-13-0 33-17-0 8-14-2 43-18-1 16-10-0 40-20-1 113-0 99-0 188-0 213-2 300-4 193-0 103-0 193-2 113-1 253-1 90-0 252-2 Mike Nebrich 3-8-1 2-1-0 3-1-0 1-0-0 - - - - - - - 60-0 5-0 4-0 0-0

GAME-BY-GAME RECEIVING FORD @VAN ISU @BUF WMU @WVU USF @PITT SYR LOU RUTG @CINCI PLAYER Rec-Yds-TD Rec-Yds-TD Rec-Yds-TD Rec-Yds-TD Rec-Yds-TD Rec-Yds-TD Rec-Yds-TD Rec-Yds-TD Rec-Yds-TD Rec-Yds-TD Rec-Yds-TD Rec-Yds-TD Geremy Davis 2-33-0 2-9-0 - - - - - - - - 1-17-0 1-14-0 John Delahunt 1-7-0 - - - - - - 4-26-0 1-10-1 - - Reuben Frank - - 1-6-0 - 2-5-0 2-4-0 1-0-0 - - - - 2-15-0 Ryan Griffin 3-97-1 4-47-0 1-11-0 - 4-73-0 5-57-0 3-38-0 4-44-1 1-13-0 2-43-0 3-31-0 3-45-1 Mark Hinkley - - 1-8-0 1-4-1 - 3-28-0 - 1-6-0 - - - 1-3-1 Tebucky Jones 1-7-0 1-17-0 - - 1-10-0 1-4-0 - - - - - 1-4-0 Corey Manning - - - - 1-4-0 - - - - - - 1-9-0 Lyle McCombs 2-17-0 1-5-0 1-17-0 1-15-0 3-52-1 1-2-0 2-7-0 1-1-0 1-3-0 2-23-0 4-30-0 Isiah Moore 2-42-0 2-12-0 8-143-0 4-49-0 2-18-0 4-41-0 5-48-0 1-11-0 4-72-0 5-60-0 - 6-70-0 Kashif Moore 1-25-0 1-14-0 3-46-1 3-23-0 8-112-2 3-36-0 2-36-0 6-106-1 1-15-0 7-110-1 3-34-0 3-47-0 D.J. Shoemate - - - 1-9-0 - - - - - - - Nick Williams - - - 2-113-1 1-26-1 2-21-0 1-6-0 1-8-0 - 2-17-0 - 2-45-0

GAME-BY-GAME KICKOFF RETURNS FORD @VAN ISU @BUF WMU @WVU USF @PITT SYR LOU RUTG @CINCI PLAYER No-Yds-TD No-Yds-TD No-Yds-TD No-Yds-TD No-Yds-TD No-Yds-TD No-Yds-TD No-Yds-TD No-Yds-TD No-Yds-TD No-Yds-TD No-Yds-TD Nick Williams 1-32-0 4-74-0 5-117-0 1-27-0 3-52-0 2-35-0 2-33-0 4-95-0 3-123-0 4-107-0 3-128-0 5-97-0 Deshon Foxx - - - - - 4-84-0 - - - - - Taylor Mack - - - - - - - 2-35-0 - - - -

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G a m e b y G a m e St at i st i cs GAME-BY-GAME TACKLES: DEFENSIVE LINEMEN FORD @VAN ISU @BUF WMU @WVU USF @PITT SYR LOU RUTG @CINCI PLAYER UT-AT-TT UT-AT-TT UT-AT-TT UT-AT-TT UT-AT-TT UT-AT-TT UT-AT-TT UT-AT-TT UT-AT-TT UT-AT-TT UT-AT-TT UT-AT-TT Marcus Campbell 0-1-1 - - 1-0-1 - 1-0-1 - - - - - Teddy Jennings 2-6-8 3-1-4 0-3-3 1-1-2 - 1-1-2 3-1-4 - 1-0-1 0-1-1 - Jesse Joseph - - - 4-1-5 0-3-3 0-0-0 1-3-4 2-2-4 0-1-1 2-3-5 0-3-3 2-2-4 Twyon Martin 0-2-2 1-2-3 2-0-2 2-4-6 1-1-2 1-3-4 2-1-3 0-2-2 1-3-4 1-3-4 1-2-3 3-2-5 B.J. McBryde 1-0-1 - - - - - - - - - - Kendall Reyes 1-2-3 2-1-3 5-1-6 1-1-2 3-1-4 1-3-4 3-1-4 0-1-1 4-3-7 2-4-6 0-2-2 2-2-4 Shamar Stephen - 2-0-2 0-1-1 1-0-1 - 0-6-6 1-1-2 1-0-1 - 0-1-1 1-0-1 1-1-2 Trevardo Williams 1-1-2 2-2-4 2-3-5 1-0-1 2-0-2 2-1-3 1-2-3 2-2-4 5-0-5 2-1-3 4-2-6 2-3-5 Ryan Wirth - - 0-1-1 - - 0-1-1 - 0-1-1 - - - -

GAME-BY-GAME TACKLES: LINEBACKERS FORD @VAN ISU @BUF WMU @WVU USF @PITT SYR LOU RUTG @CINCI PLAYER UT-AT-TT UT-AT-TT UT-AT-TT UT-AT-TT UT-AT-TT UT-AT-TT UT-AT-TT UT-AT-TT UT-AT-TT UT-AT-TT UT-AT-TT UT-AT-TT Jory Johnson 5-6-11 2-6-6 3-7-10 3-2-5 7-3-10 4-2-6 3-8-11 5-4-9 1-3-4 7-4-11 4-4-8 1-3-4 David Kenney - - - 1-0-1 - - - - - - - Sio Moore 3-4-7 4-2-6 0-3-3 5-0-5 5-2-7 5-3-8 3-5-8 9-1-10 4-1-5 7-6-13 4-2-6 6-2-8 Andrew Opoku 2-1-3 - 0-1-1 - 0-1-1 - - - 2-1-3 1-0-1 0-1-1 Mike Osiecki 1-0-1 - - - 0-1-1 - - - - - - 0-2-2 Yawin Smallwood 2-6-8 2-5-7 3-5-8 3-6-9 7-3-10 2-5-7 2-3-5 3-4-7 5-7-12 2-6-8 2-4-6 3-4-7 Brandon Steg - - 0-1-1 - - 3-0-3 - 1-1-2 1-1-2 - 0-1-1 0-2-2

GAME-BY-GAME TACKLES: DEFENSIVE BACKS FORD @VAN ISU @BUF WMU @WVU USF @PITT SYR LOU RUTG @CINCI PLAYER UT-AT-TT UT-AT-TT UT-AT-TT UT-AT-TT UT-AT-TT UT-AT-TT UT-AT-TT UT-AT-TT UT-AT-TT UT-AT-TT UT-AT-TT UT-AT-TT Harris Agbor 1-1-2 2-2-4 1-4-5 1-3-4 4-0-4 0-1-1 - 1-1-2 1-2-3 - - 0-1-1 Tevrin Brandon - - - 1-0-1 - 1-0-1 1-1-2 1-0-1 - - - 0-1-1 Ty-meer Brown - 1-0-1 - 0-1-1 0-3-3 2-2-4 1-7-8 3-3-6 5-0-5 2-2-4 2-3-5 4-4-8 Dwayne Gratz 1-2-3 1-1-2 4-4-8 6-1-7 2-1-3 3-0-3 1-0-1 4-1-5 5-3-8 2-1-3 1-0-1 5-4-9 Byron Jones 2-1-3 2-0-2 1-1-2 0-2-2 2-2-4 5-1-6 3-4-7 4-1-5 1-1-2 3-1-4 5-1-6 5-3-8 Jerome Junior 3-1-4 5-3-8 3-3-6 - 1-5-6 4-3-7 4-3-7 2-5-7 5-2-7 1-3-4 1-1-2 1-1-2 Chris Lopes - - 1-0-1 1-0-1 0-1-1 - 1-0-1 2-0-2 - - - Gilbert Stlouis - - - - - - 1-0-1 1-0-1 - - - Gary Wilburn - - 0-1-1 5-0-5 5-4-9 - - 1-0-1 - 2-0-2 - 1-1-2 Blidi Wreh-Wilson 2-2-4 4-1-5 6-3-9 4-2-6 - - - - - 1-2-3 4-3-7 2-1-3

GAME-BY-GAME PUNT RETURNS FORD @VAN ISU @BUF WMU @WVU USF @PITT SYR LOU RUTG @CINCI PLAYER No-Yds-TD No-Yds-TD No-Yds-TD No-Yds-TD No-Yds-TD No-Yds-TD No-Yds-TD No-Yds-TD No-Yds-TD No-Yds-TD No-Yds-TD No-Yds-TD Byron Jones - 1-9-0 - - - - - - - - - Nick Williams 4-28-0 2-6-0 2-(-3)-0 1-12-0 - 3-8-0 - 2-36-0 1-5-0 4-3-0 1-30-0 2-(-2)

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arde J. Manuel, who has had a distinguished career in intercollegiate athletics that ranges from being a student-athlete to a director of athletics, became the Director of Athletics in March. Manuel, a 1990 graduate of the University of Michigan where he played both football and track and field, has most recently been the Director of Athletics at the University at Buffalo for the past six years. Manuel led a 20-sport program at Buffalo, an institution that is a member of the prestigious American Association of Universities. Buffalo enjoyed an unparalleled period of success during his time there from an athletic, academic and community service perspective. “I am so honored and excited to come to the University of Connecticut,” said Manuel. “UConn is synonymous with greatness, excellence and achievement. It is without a doubt one of the legendary schools that is at the pinnacle of intercollegiate athletics. The opportunity to be the athletics director at UConn and lead this extraordinary division is the role of a lifetime. You have remarkable coaches, great leadership, outstanding student-athletes and a wonderful base of fans, alumni and supporters. Our focus will be on academic success, compliance, ensuring great relationships with our fans, friends and supporters and, without a doubt, victory on the field and the court. My family and I are so happy to call UConn home.” From an academic standpoint, teams at Buffalo enjoyed incredible academic success. When Manuel arrived at UB, there were four programs - football, men’s basketball, wrestling, and baseball - that fell far below the NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR) cut score of 925. With a focused academic plan, all four teams posted a four-year APR rate above the cut score and at the end of 2009-10, 10 of UB’s 20 sports had scores of 975 or above. Buffalo enjoyed great on-field success during Manuel’s time as the football team participated in the 2009 International Bowl and the men’s basketball team made postseason appearances in three of the past seven years. Olympic sports also thrived under Manuel’s leadership with accomplishments such as threestraight Dad Vail Regatta titles by the rowing team, six wrestlers earning spots at the 2011 NCAA Championship and the women’s tennis team making an appearance in the 2008 NCAA tournament. The sports of baseball and softball won a record number of games during his tenure and student-athletes earned All-American and all-conference honors at record rates. Under Manuel’s direction, UB student-athletes, coaches and staff are committed to community outreach and developed a comprehensive outreach program that reached across social and economic borders. UB student-athletes, coaches and administrators conduct over 2,500 community service hours in the Western New York community on an annual basis. UB’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) also coordinates 16 community service

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projects per year including internal campus related projects and external community projects. Each of Buffalo’s 20 athletic teams also conduct at least one community service project per year. Manuel was honored by Sports Business Journal as a 2008 national 40-Under-40 honoree after receiving the same honor from Business First of Buffalo in Fall of 2007. Manuel has served on a number of national and conference committees and boards. In September of 2011, he was one of only three Athletic Directors asked to serve on the Collegiate Model Rules committee, a working group of the Division I Committee on Academic Performance, charged with broad overview of the current NCAA Rules Manual. He also currently serves on the NCAA Division I Championships/Sports Management Cabinet and served for four years as a member of the NCAA’s Academic Cabinet. During that time he was selected as Chair of the NCAA Academic Eligibility & Compliance Transfer Ad Hoc Committee. He is a member of the Boards of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics and the D1A Athletic Directors Association. He also serves as a member of the Council of Presidents Budget & Finance Committee and served for three years as the Chair of the Mid-American Conference Director of Athletics Finance Committee. In June of 2007, Manuel accepted the Opportunity Award by all-time tennis great Billie Jean King, as Buffalo was recognized by the Women’s Sports Foundation as one of four “standout” colleges and universities in the nation for outstanding achievement in providing equitable athletic opportunities for its female student-athletes. Prior to his time at Buffalo, he was the assistant and associate director of athletics for the University of Michigan, where he oversaw that school’s football and men’s basketball programs. In February 1998, he was named an assistant athletic director at Michigan with responsibilities for overseeing operational facets of the university’s athletic program. He was named an associate athletic director in September 2000. Born May 22, 1968, Manuel is a native of New Orleans, who was a high school All-American football player and played for the University of Michigan under its legendary coach, Bo Schembechler. Manuel earned multiple letters and started at defensive end in his sophomore year. His football career was cut short by a neck injury and he subsequently earned two letters on the Wolverines’ track and field team. After graduating from Michigan, Manuel was coordinator of the university’s Wade H. McCree, Jr., Incentive Scholars Program from June 1990 to August 1993. The program is a partnership with The President’s Council of State Universities and Detroit Public Schools that helps students prepare for higher education at public universities in Michigan. He subsequently worked briefly as an academic advisor with the Georgia Tech Athletic Association before being named assistant athletic director of academic affairs. In the course of working on a PhD in social work and psychology at Michigan, he earned a master’s degree in social work in 1993 and an MBA from Michigan’s Ross School of Business in April 2005. Manuel and his wife, Chrislan, have a daughter, Emma (17), and a son, Evan (13).

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or the first time in the history in the Univeristy of Connecticut football program, four former Huskies played in the same NFL game. It took place Sunday, Dec. 3, as the New England Patriots topped the Indianapolis Colts by a score of 31-24. Offensive lineman Donald Thomas, a native of West Haven, Conn., suited up for the Patriots. He is in his fourth season in the NFL and his first season with the Patriots. Quarterback Dan Orlovsky, a Shelton, Conn., native, was the starting quaterback for the Colts and was 30 of 37 in the air for 353 yards and two touchdowns. Running back Donald Brown, who was UConn’s first-ever NFL first round draft pick in 2010, was the leading rusher for the Colts with 14 carries for 41 yards and a TD. Linebacker Scott Lutrus, a Brookfield, Conn., native, suited up for his first NFL game on an active roster, and made two tackles. Thomas and his Patriots then went on to win the AFC Championship and play in Super Bowl XLVI.



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