UCONN (0-0, 0-0 BE) at MICHIGAN (0-0, 0-0 BT) GAME 1 w Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010 w 3:30 P.M. MICHIGAN STADIUM (109,901)
ABC w WTIC-UCONN RADIO NETWORK
UConn Schedule/Results Date Opponent(TV) Score/Time 9/4 at Michigan (ABC) 3:30 PM 9/11TEXASSOUTHERN(SNY) 12:00PM 9/18 at Temple (SNY) 12:00 PM 9/25 BUFFALO TBA 10/2 VANDERBILT TBA 10/8 at Rutgers* 7:30 PM 10/23 at Louisville* TBA 10/29 WESTVIRGINIA*(ESPN2) 8:00PM 11/11PITTSBURGH*(ESPN) 7:30PM 11/20 at Syracuse* TBA 11/27CINCINNATI* TBA 12/4 at USF* (ABC/ESPN/ESPN2) TBA * Denotes BIG EAST Conference game
Michigan Schedule/Results Date Opponent Score/Time 9/4 UCONN(ABC) 3:30PM 9/11 at Notre Dame (NBC) 3:30 PM 9/18 UMASS(BTNet.) 12:00PM 9/25 BOWLINGGREEN TBA 10/2 at Indiana* TBA 10/9 MICHIGANSTATE* TBA 10/16 IOWA*(ABC) 3:30PM 10/30 at Penn State* (ABC/ESPN) 8:00 PM 11/6ILLINOIS* TBA 11/13 at Purdue* TBA 11/20WISCONSIN* TBA 11/27 at Ohio State* TBA * Denotes BIG TEN Conference game
w UConnbeginsits112thseasonofintercollegiatefootballanditsninthintheFBS andseventhintheBIGEAST. w UConnridesafour-gamewinningstreak
into the season dating back to 2009 with wins over Notre Dame, Syracuse, USFand SouthCarolina.
It is anticipated that the UConn vs. Michigangamewilldrawthelargestcrowd inthehistoryofcollegefootball,whichcurrentlystandsat112,118.
UConn is 2-0 vs. the Big Ten with wins overIndianain2003and‘06.
THE COACHES CONNECTICUTHEADCOACHRANDYEDSALL UConn Randy Edsall has tackled the challenge of bringing a former NCAA Division I-AA team up to par with the BIG EAST in a 10-year span head on, guiding the Huskies to the 2007 BIG EAST Championship, three bowl games in the past five years with two bowl wins. He is beginning his 12th season at UConn and hasledtheHuskiestowins in55oftheUConn’slast90gamesdating back to the ninth game of the 2002 season. Hehasa57-41(.582)markthroughthefirst98gamesofUConn’s tenureattheFBSlevel.His overall career mark at UConn stands at 66-65. Saturday’sgameagainstMichiganwillbethe132ndofhisUConncareer --themostofanycoachinUConnhistory.Hetoppedthemarkof121setby J.O.Christian(1934-49).His 66 career coaching wins at UConn is tied as the most in school history along with Christian. Immediately prior to becoming UConn’s head coach in 1998, Edsall served as defensive coordinator at Georgia Tech in 1998 under George O’Leary. Edsall began his coaching career at his alma mater, Syracuse, from 1980-1990, working under Frank Maloney and Dick MacPherson in a variety of capacities. Edsall moved on to Boston College where he coached defensive backs under Tom Coughlin from 1991-93 before following Coughlin to the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars, staying on the First Coast through the 1997 season. Edsall is a native of Glen Rock, Pa., and graduated from Susquehannock High School. He was inducted into the York Area Sports Hall of Fame. MICHIGANHEADCOACHRICHRODRIGUEZ RichRodriguezis entering his third season in charge of the Michigan program and is just the school’s 11th head coach since 1901. Prior to coming to Michigan, he was the head coach at West Virginia for seven years -- his alma mater. He had a 60-28 record at WVU and led the school to four BIG EAST titles and six consecutive bowl games. Before becoming the coach at WVU, he was the offensive coordinator and associate head coach at Clemson in 1999 and 2000. He was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Tulane the two years before that. He was the head coach at Salem in 1988 and at Glenville State from 1990-96. Rodriguez was a three-year letterwinner at WVU as a defensive back. M
RADIO & TV COVERAGE TELEVISIONCOVERAGE Saturday’s game will be televised live by ABC Sports and is one of three games in the time spot joined by Kentucky at Louisville and UCLA at Kansas State. Sean McDonough is on play-by-play while MattMillen is on color and HeatherCox is on sidelines. BoGarrett is the producer and MikeRoag is the director. RADIOCOVERAGE For the 19th consecutive season, WTIC1080-AM in Hartford serves as the flagship station for the UConn Radio Network. WTIC is the state’s only 50,000 watt signal and can be heard in 23 states and parts of Canada. Veteran UConn announcers Joe D’Ambrosio (play-by-play) and Wayne Norman (color commentary) return to call the action with KevinNathan on the sidelines and E.B.Davis on production. The UConn pregame show begins 90 minutes prior to kickoff, while home games, the UConn Tailgate Show will air two and a half hours prior to the game with Arnold Dean.
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AROUND THE BIG EAST 2010BIGEASTSTANDINGS BIGEAST OVERALL Cincinnati 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 Connecticut 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 Louisville 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 Pittsburgh 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 Rutgers 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 USF0-0 .000 0-0 .000 Syracuse 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 West Virginia 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 UPCOMINGGAMES Thursday,September2 Norfolk State at Rutgers, 7:30 p.m. Pittsburgh at Utah, 8:30 p.m. Saturday,September4 Connecticut at Michigan, 3:30 p.m. Kentucky at Louisville, 3:30 p.m. Coastal Carolina at West Virginia, 3:30 p.m. Syracuse at Akron, 6:00 p.m. Stony Brook at USF, 7:00p.m. Cincinnati at Fresno State, 10:00 p.m. Friday,September10 West Virginia at Marshall, 7:00 p.m. Saturday,September11 Indiana State at Cincinnati, 12:00 p.m. Texas Southern at Connecticut, 12:00 p.m. USF at Florida, 12:15 p.m. New Hampshire at Pittsburgh, 1:00 p.m. Eastern Kentucky at Louisville, 3:30 p.m. Syracuse at Washington, 7:00 p.m. Rutgers at Florida International, 8:00 p.m. All Times Eastern
The UConn Football Radio Network also includes WILI 1400-AM in Willimantic, WSUB 980-AM in New London, WLIS 1420-AM in Old Saybrook and WMRD-1150 AM in Middletown. UConn football games are also broadcast over the internet at WTIC.com. UCONNANDSNY SNY, the television home of the New York Mets, Jets and the BIG EAST Conference, in conjunction with the University of Connecticut announced in August of 2010 a comprehensive, multi-year partnership that makes SNY "the official television home of the UConn Huskiesfootballandmen'sbasketballprograms". Beginning this September, SNYwillannuallyfeature300hoursofUConnprogramming - including 120 hours of Huskies game coverage. Additionally, SNY will significantly expand its UConn sports coverage throughout its sports news and entertainment programming. SNY will also create a UConn Huskies sports section on the network's website www.SNY.tv. As the TV home of UConn football, SNY is planning to air approximately five live games in 2010 - which will be wrapped by in-depth post-game shows - produced by SNY. In addition to the network's live game coverage, SNY will carry the following UConn Huskies football programming: ►Comprehensive UConn Huskies Football Season Preview Show ►Randy Edsall's Weekly Press Conference ►In-Depth Post-Game Shows (Following all SNY-televised UConn football games) ►UConn Huskies Season-in-Review/Bowl Preview Special ►UConn's "Football Signing Day" Press Conference ►Re-airs of every UConn Huskies Football Game (subject to availability) ►Huskies Power Hour: A 60-minute cut-down version of that week's game. ► SNY Spotlight with Head Coach Randy Edsall. SNY Spotlight is an exclusive signature series - created by SNY's Original Entertainment Division - that features in-depth interviews with New York's most influential leaders in sports and entertainment. When the college basketball season tips off, SNY's all-access pass will feature at least 13 UConn Men's basketball contests and a minimum of one Women's basketball contest each season.
SERIES NOTES HUSKIESVS.MICHIGANALL-TIME Saturday’s game will be the first meeting between Connecticut and Michigan in the sport of football. Michigan will travel to Connecticut to play at Rentschler Field in East Hartford on Sept. 21, 2013. HUSKIESVS.BIGTENALL-TIME Saturday’s game is the third time in school history that Connecticut has played against a Big Ten school. UConn won a pair of games against Indiana -- at home on August 30, 2003 (3410 win in the dedication game of Rentschler Field) and in Bloomington with a 14-7 win on September 23, 2006. “THEBIGHOUSE” It is anticipated that Saturday’s game at Michigan Stadium will be the largest crowd in the history of NCAA football, topping the mark of 112,118 at Michigan Stadium for the Michigan-Ohio State game on Nov. 24, 2003. The largest crowd for a UConn game currently stands at 80,795 when the Huskies won at Notre Dame on November 21, 2009. The capacity of Michigan Stadium at 109,901 is bigger than the population of every city and town in Connecticut except for Bridgeport, Hartford, New Haven and Stamford. UCONNVS.MICHIGANSCHOOLS Saturday’s game is the fourth in school history against teams from the state of Michigan. The Huskies lost at Eastern Michigan in 2000 (32-25 in the sesaon opener) and won at home 190 on October 6, 2001. UConn defeated Western Michigan on Nov. 1, 2003 by a score of 4127 at Rentschler Field.
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UCONNINOPENERS UConnis7-1inseasonopenerssincemakingthejumptothen-DivisionI-Ain 2002. UConn has won each of its five season openers at Rentschler Field (2003Indiana, 2004-Murray State, 2005-Buffalo, 2006-Rhode Island and 2008-Hofstra) and also downed Duke, 45-14, in Durham, to open the 2007 season and Ohio University, 23-16 in Athens, to open 2009. UConn’s only FBS era opening day loss was a 24-16 defeat at Boston College on Aug. 31, 2002 in UConn’s first game as an official member of the FBS. Overall, UConn is 50-58-2 in season openers dating back to 1896. UCONNANDMICHIGANCONNECTIONS The UConn roster does not have any Michigan natives on it nor does the Michigan roster have any native Nutmeggers on it, although Wolverine tailback Michael Cox, a native of Dorchester, Mass., prepped at Avon (Conn.) Old Farms....UConn Director of Football Alumni and Community Affairs Andy Baylock earned a master’s degree from Michigan in 1962 and was a GA for the baseball team. Baylock is the former head baseball coach at UConn. RENTSCHLERGAMEDAY At UConn home games, FanFest takes place starting four hours before kickoff up until 30 minutes before the game. This year, it moves to between Gates A and B outside the stadium gates...The offerings change each game, but activities typically include inflatable games for children, live bands, promotional vehicles and UConn studentathletes from various team signing autographs....The “Husky Walk” is a chance for fans to welcome the UConn teams as they get off the team buses and head to the stadium. That takes place at approximately two hours and 15 minutes before kickoff between Gates A and B...UConn’s home opener next week agaisnt Texas SouthernwillbeMilitaryAppreciationDay...Kickoffisat12p.m.
SQUAD NOTES EDSALLHASLONGEVITYATUCONN UConn head coach RandyEdsall is in his 12th season in charge of the Huskies and he is tied for the seventh-longest tenured FBS coach at his current job. In addition to Edsall, Iowa’s KirkFerentz (a UConn graduate) and Oklahoma’s Bob Stoops were all hired for their current jobs heading into the 1999 season. Joe Paterno is in his 45th season at Penn State to lead the way. Edsall has now won 66 games at UConn, which ties him for the school record set by J.O. Christian (1934-49). Edsall holds the UConn school record for most games coached with 131 and broke the record of 121 held by Christian. Edsall is the fourth coach to lead the Huskies into 100 career games, joining Christian (121), Tom Jackson (119 from 1983-93) and Robert Ingalls (106 from 1952-63). CLOSECALLS UConn’s five losses last season were by a combined 15 points and the Huskies have held fourth quarter leads in four of the five games. * Sept. 12 vs. North Carolina: UConn led 10-0 after three quarters, but gave up 12 fourth quarter points for the loss. The Tar Heels scored the winning points on a safety when UConn was called for holding in the endzone. * Oct. 10 vs. Pittsburgh: UConn led 21-3 late in the third quarter. Pittsburgh scored a TD with 12 seconds left in the third quarter and added a TD and field goal as time expired for the win. * Oct. 24 vs. West Virginia: UConn led 17-14 at halftime and took a 24-21 lead with 3:50 to go in the fourth on an 88-yard TD play. West Virginia came right back and scored on a 56-yard running play with 2:10 to go for the win. * Oct. 31 vs. Rutgers: UConn led 24-21 after taking their first lead of the game with 38 seconds to go. Rutgers scored on an 81-yard pass play for the 28-24 win. * Nov. 7 vs. Cincinnati: This time a UConn comeback fell short. UConn trailed 3010 at the half and 37-17 with 7:03 to go in the third. UConn then outscored Cincy 19-3, but failed on a two-point conversion with 5:03 to go that would have tied the game at 40-40. The teams traded TDs for the 47-45 final.
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CONNECTICUT VS. MICHIGAN 2009 STATISTICAL COMPARISON
RUSHINGYARDS TODMAN ..........1188 502 ......................Minor Dixon ................1093 480 ......................Brown FREY ....................69 351 ............ROBINSON PASSINGYARDS FRAZER ............1461 2050 ..............FORCIER ENDRES............1354 188 ............ROBINSON RECEPTIONS Easley....................48 32 ..........ROUNDTREE Kanuch ................27 29 ..................Matthews I. MOORE ..............24 22 ....................ODOMS POINTSSCORED Dixon ....................90 75 ..............Olesnavage TODMAN ..............90 48 ........................Minor TEGGART ............89 30 ..............ROBINSON Easley....................50 30 ..................C. Brown TOTALTACKLES WILSON ..............140 80 ..................S. Brown LLOYD ..................91 75 ..................KOVACS LUTRUS ................69 69 ........................EZEH McClain..................64 66 ........................2 Tied INTERCEPTIONS Vaughn ....................5 4 ........................Warren McClain....................4 2 ....................MOUTON CATEGORY ......................UCONN Total Offense......................387.2 Rushing Offense................170.7 Passing Offense ................216.5 Passing Efficiency ............127.27 Scoring Offense ................31.2 First Downs For ................254 Third Down Conv. ..............41% Turnovers-INT/Fum ..........22-13/9 Total Defense ....................368.8 Rushing Defense ..............132.8 Passing Defense ..............235.9 Passing Eff. Defense ........136.07 Scoring Defense ................23.6 First Downs Against ..........226 Third Down Defense..........38% TOs Forced-INT/Fum ........25-13/12 Turnover Margin ................+3 Time of Possession ..........29:12 Penalties-Yards..................51-386
MICH 384.5 186.2 198.3 124.14 29.5 235 40% 28-15/13 393.3 171.9 221.4 131.75 27.5 233 37% 16-11/5 -12 26:25 58-517
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TRACKING THE OPPONENTS Michigan (0-0) This Week: vs. Connecticut Next Week: at Notre Dame
Texas Southern (0-0) This Week: Idle Next Week: at Connecticut
Temple (0-0) This Week: vs. Villanova Next Week: vs. Cen. Michigan
Buffalo (0-0) This Week: vs. Rhode Island Next Week: at Baylor
Vanderbilt (0-0) This Week: vs. Northwestern Next Week: vs. LSU
Rutgers (0-0) This Week: vs. Norfolk State Next Week: at FIU
Louisville (0-0) This Week: vs. Kentucky Next Week: vs. East. Kentucky
West Virginia (0-0) This Week: vs. Coastal Carolina Next Week: at Marshall
Pittsburgh (0-0) This Week: at Utah Next Week: vs. New Hampshire
Syracuse (0-0) This Week: Idle Next Week: at Washington
Cincinnati (0-0) This Week: at Fresno State Next Week: vs. Indiana State
1,000ANDCOUNTING 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 473-498-38 in 1,009 games. HOTONTHEROADINSEPTEMBER With UConn’s wins at Ohio and Baylor during September of 2009, the Huskies have now won seven-straight road games during September. UConn topped Temple and Louisville in 2008, Duke and Pittsburgh in 2007 and Indiana in 2006. UConn’s last September road loss was a 28-13 loss at 16thranked Georgia Tech on Sept. 17, 2005. HUSKIESONWATCHLISTS,PRESEASONHONORS A number of members of the 2010 Huskies have been named to preseason “Watch Lists” for 2010. They are: Sophomore Tight End Ryan Griffin (Londonberry, N.H.) * John Mackey Award Watch List Senior Offensive Guard Zach Hurd (Waterford, Conn.) * Outland Trophy Watch List * Preseason Third Team All-American by the Sporting News Junior Center Moe Petrus (St. Laurent, Que.) * Remington Trophy Watch List Junior Tailback Jordan Todman (North Dartmouth, Mass.) * Doak Walker Award Candidate Senior Linebacker Lawrence Wilson (Birmingham, Ala.) * Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List * Chuck Bednarik Award Watch List * Bronko Nagurki Trophy Watch ListN * Preseason Third Team All-American by the Sporting News HUSKIESMAKENATIONALPOLLS Connecticut was in the “Also Receiving Votes” category in both the preseason Associated Press and USA Today polls. In the AP voting, UConn received 32 points and was the sixth highest-team in the ARV category. In the USA Today coaches voting, UConn was eighth in ARV with 40 points. ConnecticutwasselectedNo.20inthepreseasonbyAthlonYearbooks andNo.23bySI.com. UConn’s last appearance in the top 25 with a spot in both national polls came on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008 following its win at Louisville. UConnwasranked 23rdintheUSA Today coaches’polland24thintheAssociatedPresspoll. The Huskies fell out of both polls following a loss to North Carolina. During the 2008 season, UConn was ranked in the AP top 25 one week and received votes in ten of the other 16 polls. In the USA Today poll, UConn was ARV in every week but two. UConn earned its first national rankings in 2007 as it appeared in four AP polls: 16 on Oct. 28, 16 on Nov. 14, 25 on Nov. 11 and 20 on Nov. 18. It also appeared in three USA Today polls: 20 on Oct. 28, 16 on Nov. 4 and 21 on Nov. 18. BIGEASTPRESEASONPOLL Connecticut was picked fourth in the BIG EAST preseason media poll. It was the highest selection for the Huskies since joining the league in 2004 and UConn also received its first-ever first place vote. Pittsburgh was first followed by Cincinnati, West Virginia, UConn, Rutgers, USF, Syracuse and Louisville.
South Florida (0-0) This Week: vs. Stony Brook Next Week: at Florida
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UCONNVS.RANKEDTEAMS The November 7, 2009 game vs. Cincinnati marked the 16th 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 16 games came on Oct. 27, 2007 with a 22-15 win over No. 11 South Florida. 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 travelled to Miami on Oct. 5, 2002. FASTESTFROMDIVISIONI-AATOTHEPOLLS SCHOOL I-ADEBUT FIRSTRANKING Marshall 1997 Two years, four weeks (9/12/99) CONNECTICUT 2002 Fiveyears,10weeks(10/28/07) South Florida 2001 Six years, three weeks (9/9/07) Boise State 1996 Six years, 13 weeks (11/10/02) UCONNFOOTBALLALEADERINACADEMICS The UConn football program continues to be a leader in the BIG EAST Conference in terms of academic performance by its student-athletes. UConnwasthetopteamintheNCAA’sGraduationSuccessRate(GSR) ofbothOctober2008and’09amongleagueschools. The UConn football program also had the highest NCAA GSR for AfricanAmerican 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’soverallGSRin2009wasthethird-highestofthemorethan50 stateuniversitiesthatparticipatedinabowlgame. In 2010, the NCAA’s Academic Progress Rate (APR) for the UConn football team was an impressive 949 over a four-year cycle, with a one-year mark of 968 for the 2008-09 academic year. HUSKIESVS.THEBIGEAST UConn owns an all-time mark of 17-24 in BIGEASTConferencegames since joining the league for football in 2004. The Huskies posted their best conference record with a 5-2 mark in 2007. HUSKIESONTHEROADSINCE2002 The Huskies have put together a 19-25 road record since 2002. In non-conferenceroadaffairs over that same span, Connecticut has posted a mark of 16-9 and has woneightofitslast10suchgames, including last year’s wins over Ohio, Baylor and Notre Dame. HUSKIESVS.NON-CONFERENCEFOESSINCE2002 Connecticut boasts a 37-16 record against non-conference opponents in the regular season since making the move to the FBS in 2002. The Huskies have won 12 of their last 15 regular season non-league games overall with the only blemishes coming via a one-point loss at Virginia (17-16) in 2007 and losses to North Carolina in 2008 and ‘09. UConn has posted the following records in non-conference 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).
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MEDIA SERVICES CONTACT: Mike Enright 2095 Hillside Road U-1173 Storrs, CT 06269-1173 Phone: (860) 486-3531 Cell: (860) 208-4756 FAX: (860) 486-5085 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Online: UConnHuskies.com IMAGES For high resolution logos and head shots, visit the BIG EAST Conference and UConn section of CollegePressBox.com. For action shots, please contact Mike Enright. . WEEKLYRANDYEDSALLTELECONFERENCES Sunday:Teleconference at 2:00 p.m. ET. Go to: http://sportssystems.spiderphone.com/02819699 Monday: Via BIG EAST Teleconference at 11:40 a.m. ET. The number to call is (913) 981-5533. Thursday:Brief update teleconference at 1:00 for state media only. The weblink is the same as above. Edsall also has very limited phone interview windows. Contact Mike Enright for more information. PLAYERINTERVIEWS Selected players are available from 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday.. ASSISTANTCOACHINTERVIEWS UConn’s assistant coaches generally are not available for interviews. MEDIALUNCHEONS UConn will host its weekly media luncheon on Tuesday during game weeks. The schedule is as follows: 11:30 a.m.: Coach Edsall speaks 12:00 p.m.: Designated player speaks 12:20 p.m.: Lunch begins 12:30 p.m.: Opposing coach on phone if available 1:00 p.m.: Remaining UConn players available. PLAYERS MUST BE REQUESTED 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE PRACTICECOVERAGE The first 30 minutes (approximate) of practice on Tuesday and Wednesday are open to photographers and videographers shooting B-Roll. All Friday walkthroughs are closed to the media. POSTGAMEINTERVIEWS UConn’s locker room is closed following games.
>> 2010 UConn football HUSKIESINNCAASTATISTICS Here are the categories where UConn was in the final top 40 in the 2009 NCAA statistics: Rushing Offense 39th at 170.69 (Fourth in BIG EAST) Scoring Offense 27th at 31.15 (Third in BIG EAST) Net Punting 22nd at 37.57 (Second in BIG EAST) Punt Returns 40th at 10.84 (Third in BIG EAST) Kickoff Returns 9th at 25.75 (Second in BIG EAST) Sacks 28th at 2.54 (Fifth in BIG EAST) In addition, Jordan Todman was tied for 34th in the country in rushing yards per game at 91.38 while the graduated AndreDixon was 47th at 84.08. LawrenceWilson was tied for tenth in tackles. HUSKIESINTHENFL UConn had 11 former players that were on NFL rosters in 2009 (a school high) and 13 former Huskies are currently in NFL camps. 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. The veteran of the UConn group is in his sixth year in the league. Quarterback DanOrlovsky is in his second season with the Houston Texans after spending his first four with the Detroit Lions. Fullback DeonAnderson is in his fourth year with the Dallas Cowboys. UConn currently has two third-year players on NFL rosters: offensive lineman Donald Thomas with the Miami Dolphins – a 2008 sixth round draft and defensive back Tyvon Branch of the Oakland Raiders – a fourth round pick. UConn has five NFL second year players, including Donald Brown, a running back who 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 last year’s Super Bowl. Other second year players are: Darius Butler with the New England Patriots, WilliamBeatty with the New York Giants, Cody Brown with the Arizona Cardinals, Julius Williams of the Jacksonville Jaguars, who made the team as a free agent; and TylerLorenzen of the New Orleans Saints, who was on the team’s practice squad and earned a Super Bowl championship ring. UConn rookies in the NFL are MarcusEasley, who was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the fourth round of the 2010 draft, and Robert McClain, who was picked in the seventh by Carolina. Easley has already suffered a season-ending knee injury. LarryTaylor is in his first year in the NFL with the New York Jets after spending the previous two years in the CFL with the Montreal Alouettes. He was the 2009 CFL Special Teams Player of the Year as Montreal won the Grey Cup. HUSKIESINTHECFL In addition, there are six former Huskies that are playing in the Canadian Football League this year – O’Neill Wilson (British Columbia Lions) and Jordan Younger (Toronto Argonauts), are both seven-year players in the league. MauriceLloyd (Edmonton Eskimos) is in his fifth year in the CFL while Shawn Mayne (Montreal Alouettes) is in his fourth year while MartinBedard (Montreal Alouettes) is in his second. JamesHargrave, who was one of the captain for the 2005 Huskies, is in his first year in the CFL wit the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
SCOUTTEAMPLAYEROFTHEWEEK Each week head coach Randy Edsall issues an award for the Scout Team Players of the Week. In recognition of their hard work, those players earn a spot on the Husky travel squad and the dress list for that week’s game. GAMEBALLS After each UConn victory, head coach RandyEdsall awards game balls for the team’s top performer on offense, defense and special teams. ACTIVECAREERLEADERS: Robbie Frey (4), Scott Lutrus (4), Lawrence Wilson (4), Moe Petrus (2), Anthony Sherman (2), Dave Teggart (2), Cody Endres (1), Trevardo Williams (1). HUSKIESONTHEREBOUND UConn is 23-14 in games following a loss since Oct. 26, 2002. BALLCONTROLISTHEKEY A telling sign of UConn’s strong performance on both sides of the ball during its tenure as a FBS program has been its ability to both record and prevent long drives. Since the start of the 2002 season, UConn’s offense has strung together 71 scoring drives of at least 80 yards while the Husky defense has surrendered just 49 such marches. UConn also holds a 19-5 advantage over its opponents in the number of 90-yard and over drives since becoming a I-A program. HUSKIESDOMINATINGONBOTHSIDESOFTHEBALL Over the past 89 games, UConn has outgained its opponent 58times. This stretch, like many UConn trends, dates back to a 28-24 loss at Vanderbilt on Oct. 26, 2002. CONNECTICUT’SFOURCAPTAINS The UConn team selected four team captains for the 2010 season, ScottLutrus and AnthonySherman (both for the second-consecutive year) and ZachHurdwith KendallReyes. JasperHoward, who passed away last season and would have been a senior in 2010, is an honorary captain.
OFFENSE NOTES TODMANLEADSTHERUSHINGGAME Junior Jordan Todman (North Dartmouth, Mass.) is the leading returning rusher for the Huskies as herushedfor1,188yardslast year--thesixth-highestmarkinschoolhistory. He also teamed with the graduated Andre Dixon (who rushed for 1,093 yards in ‘09) to mark the first time UConn had two 1,000 yard rushers in the same season. UConn was just one of three FBS schools to have multiple 1,000 yard rushers last year. Todman was a Second Team All-BIG EAST performer in 2009 and became the 11th Husky to rush for 1,000 yards. His 235 carries in 2009 was the sixth-highest in school history and his 14 rushing TDs is tied for fifth. Todman had five 100-yard rushing performances last season, including three of the last four regular season games. He was named a preseason candidate for the Doak Walker Award, given to the top running back in the nation.
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FRAZERATTHEQBPOSITION Senior ZachFrazerleads the Huskies at the top spot at quarterback as the 2010 season opens. Frazer has seen action in 12 games for UConn over the past two seasons and has nine career starts. Frazer transferred to Connecticut from Notre Dame and sat out the 2007 season in Storrs. Frazer began the 2009 season as UConn’s starting QB and led the Huskies to a win at Ohio. He was injured in the loss to North Carolina and did not play in the next five games. He was called into action on Oct. 31 vs. Rutgers when Cody Endres went down and was 21 of 46 for 333 yards, one TD and three interceptions. Frazer started the five games of 2009 and led the Huskies to wins in the final four. Following the three interceptions vs. Rutgers, he threw just to more in the next five games. He led his team to a double-OT win over his former school, Notre Dame, and was 12 of 25 for 141 yards against the Irish. He also enjoyed an outstanding game in the regular season final vs. USF as he was 20 of 30 for 225 yards and a pair of TDs. Frazer made his collegiate debut in UConn’s win over Louisville in 2007 at quarterback for the Huskies. He came into the game late in the first half after starting QB TylerLorenzensuffered a broken foot. He led the Huskies to a come-from-behind win over Louisville as he was eight of 15 in the air for 90 yards and a touchdown -- despite not having played in an organized football game since his high school senior year of 2005 in Mechanicsburg, Pa. EXPERIENCEONTHELINE Todman, Frazer and company will have a chance to run the offense behind a very experienced line this year. UConn returns players that made 49 of the 65 starts on the offensive line. UConn’s returning offensive linemen have made a total of 75 starts over their careers. Senior offensive guard ZachHurd (Waterford, Conn.) and junior center MoePetrus (St. Laurent, Que.) lead the way with 26 career starts. FREYLOOKINGFORBOUNCEBACK Junior RobbieFrey(Lehighton, Pa.) ended his season in 2009 on Oct. 31 as he suffered a knee injury against Rutgers. He also saw limited practice time during the spring. He has enjoyed a productive preseason camp and will be looking for playing time at both the tailback spot and on kickoff returns. Frey had a solid day returning kickoffs on October 24, 2009 vs. West Virginia as he had a career-high 136 yards on five returns. His high was 55 yards in the second quarter -- which set up a TD drive. He had three returns for 163 yards vs. Rutgers before a shoulder injury ended his day and season. He had a 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown vs. the Scarlet Knights -- the third in school history. . THERECEIVERSNEEDTOSTANDUP As experienced as UConn is in many areas of its team this year, it does lack that at the wide receiver position. UConn lost its top two receivers from last year in Marcus Easley (48 rec., 893 yards, 8 TD) and Brad Kanuch (27 rec., 325 yards and a TD). Those two combined for 75 of UConn’s 214 receptions (35 percent) and nine of UConn’s 16 receiving TDs (56.3 percent). UConn’s leading returning receiver is redshirt junior IsiahMoore (Cambridge, Mass.), who had 24 receptions for 286 yards and a TD. Second is redshirt sophomore tight end RyanGriffin(Londonderry, N.H.) with 23 for 272 yards.
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SHOEMATEJOINSTHEHUSKIES Tailback D.J.Shoemate (Corona, Calif.) enrolled at UConn in July. after spending his first two years at the University of Southern California. Shoemate is eligible to play at UConn immediately and has two years of eligibility remaining. Shoemate served as a backup fullback for the Trojans and played on special teams as a sophomore in 2009. He played in 12 games for USC and had a pair of carries for two yards and two receptions for 23 yards, including a 13-yard TD. Shoemate began 2008 as a wide receiver, and then was moved mid-season to fullback. He also played on special teams and played in a total of nine games. He enjoyed a tremendous career at Servite High School in AnaheimwherehewasteammateswithcurrentHuskyquarterbackJohnnyMcEntee.
DEFENSE NOTES DEFENSEAMONGTHENATION’SBEST UConn’s defensive unit was amongst the best in the nation in 2007 and 2008. In 2008, the UConn scoring defense was ranked 22nd in the country and third in the BIG EAST at 19.77 points per game and was sixth in the nation and first in the BIG EAST in total defense, giving up just 278.00 yards per game. UConn was also first in the league in pass efficiency defense and ninth in the country. WILSON,LINEBACKERSEXPERIENCED UConn senior linebacker Lawrence Wilson (Birmingham, Ala.) was the leading tackler on the Husky team with 140 stops and had 11 tackles for a loss and five sacks. He was a first team All-BIG EAST pick last year. He is part of a highly experrienced linebacker unit. Wilson has started 37 games during his career and all 13 last year. Joining him is senior GregLloyd (Clermont, Fla.), who has 20 career starts (most of them on the defensive line) and senior Scott Lutrus (Brookfield, Conn.) with 34. Lloyd was a second team All-BIG EAST pick and suffered a season-ending knee injury that also kept him out of spring practice. It was originally thought that Lloyd might have to miss this season as well, but he has recovered and will play. JOSEPHSTARTSRIGHTAWAY UConn sophomore Jesse Joseph (Laval, Que.) started his first career game for the Huskies in last year’s opener. He became the first Husky to start as a true freshman in a season-opener since punter Shane Hussar in 2004. Tailback Terry Caulley and fullback Deon Anderson both started the season-opener as true freshmen in 2002. Joseph wound up starting all 13 games and had 38 tackles on the season. Joseph became the first player to start the opening game as a true freshman on defense in the UConn FBS era -- since 2002.
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SPECIAL TEAMS NOTES TEGGARTALREADYINRECORDBOOK Redshirt junior DaveTeggart (Northborough, Mass.) has connected on all 63 of his extra point attempts during his career -- including 47 last year. The 47-straight extra points ties a school record while its also the fourth-highest total in single-season history. Teggart ended the 2009 regular season in fine form as he booted a 42-yad field goal as time expired to give the Huskies a 29-27 win over USF. He also kicked a 29-yard field goal with 1:10 to go that tied the game vs. Notre Dame (Nov. 21) -- a contest the Huskies eventually won in overtime. He had a total of 14 field goals in 2009 which is tied as the fourth-highest in school history. Teggart made his collegiate debut on Oct. 25, 2008 as the Huskies’ kicker and was an impressive four-for-four on field goals and also made four extra point attempts against Cincinnati. Teggartisthefirstkickerinschoolhistorytosuccessfully converthisfirst11fieldgoalattempts. SHOESTOFILLATPUNTING UConn lost a highly experienced punter from the last three years in Desi Cullen. Cullen graduated as the leading punter in school history in terms of average at 41.1 yards per boot. Last season, he averaged 42.8 yards per punt (another school record) and had two of the top six punting seasons in school history.
STADIUM/ATTENDANCE NOTES RENTSCHLERFIELD The Huskies moved into brand new Rentschler Field in East Hartford for the 2003 season with the stadium opening its doors on August 30 when UConn defeated Indiana, 34-10. Conveniently located within miles of Interstates 91, 84 and 384, the home of the Huskies lies on 75 acres of land donated to the State of Connecticut from the historic Pratt & Whitney Airfield. The stadium, like the former airfield, is named for that company’s founder, Frederick Rentschler. The stadium boasts a capacity of 40,000 with 38 luxury suites in a massive press box tower which helps enclose the natural grass field.
SELLOUTSTHENORM The Huskies have sold out 26 of their first 45 dates at Rentschler Field, including a stretch of 12inarow. UConn has played to 96-pct. of capacity all-time there, drawing 1,733,960 fans, or an average of 38,532 per game. RENTSCHLERFIELDPROVESFRIENDLYFORHUSKIES The Huskies went 7-0 at home in 2007 at Rentschler Field and 42 in 2005 after compiling a 6-1 home record in 2004. UConn’s 3-4 mark at home in 2006 was its only sub-.500 record at Rentschler Field. The seven home wins in 2007 set a school record for a single season which was previously set in 2004. In the process, the Huskies joined the 1993 West Virginia Mountaineers as the only BIG EAST schools to ever post a perfect 7-0 home record. UConn presently stands at 33-12 all-time at Rentschler Field including a 19-4markinnon-conferencegames. MICHIGAN,TENNESSEEAMONGTHOSECOMINGTO RENTSCHLERFIELDINTHEFUTURE Following UConn’s trip to Ann Arbor this weekend, 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 Vanderbilt (2010), Iowa State (2011), North Carolina State (2012) and Maryland (2013). By the conclusion of the 2010 season, UConn will have played host to non-conference opponents from the Atlantic Coast Conference, Big 10, Big XII and Southeastern Conference at Rentschler Field.
AHOTTICKET Swelling interest in the Husky football program as it gradually moved up into BIG EAST play can perhaps be best evidenced by the rise in attendance. UConn sold 28,000 season tickets in 2008 and sold its entire allotment of student season tickets at 4,700. These figures are staggering sums considering that the entire 2001 season ticket base was around 4,000. In 2002, the number reached 11,300 in the final season of Memorial Stadium. The burgeoning season ticket base more than doubled to 24,000 for the inaugural season at Rentschler Field and rose to 28,000 a year later in 2004. UConn reached an all-time high of 32,000 season tickets in 2005.
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Ht. 5-11 5-11 6-1 6-3 6-2 6-0 5-11 6-1 6-4 6-4 6-2 6-4 6-1 5-9 6-1 6-1 6-0 6-3 6-1 5-10 5-11 5-10 5-9 5-11 6-0 5-11 6-3 6-1 5-10 5-9 6-0 5-10 6-3 6-2 6-0 5-10 6-1 TB 6-0 5-9 5-11 5-11 6-0 6-0 6-2 5-8 5-8 6-0 6-0 6-1 6-3 6-1 5-11 6-4 6-3 6-2 6-2 6-6 5-11 6-2 6-2 6-5 6-5 6-2 6-6 6-2 6-4 6-4 6-4 6-6 6-1 6-3 6-4 6-3 6-5 6-8 6-5 6-5 6-7 6-6 6-0 6-5 5-9 6-1 5-11 6-3 6-2 6-0 6-2 6-3 6-5 6-3 6-3 6-6 6-2 6-4 6-5 6-5 6-4
Wt. 173 182 184 209 292 191 181 226 224 231 227 232 203 182 215 177 193 223 192 176 195 224 193 218 187 183 232 227 210 170 190 183 245 227 199 192 226 6-0 207 191 260 226 184 201 214 183 163 203 214 230 229 225 240 301 274 237 272 280 233 295 292 241 300 324 290 274 283 237 274 294 208 290 309 292 333 290 245 289 325 290 202 249 180 190 180 200 198 194 209 244 241 255 237 243 259 237 262 247 298
Hometown/HS/Prep Ft.Lauderdale,Fla./St.ThomasAquinas Davie,Fla./Plantation Waldorf,Md./Westlake Suwanee,Ga./CollinsHill Parkland,Fla./StonemanDouglas Edinboro,Pa./GeneralMcLane Largo,Fla./Largo Tuscaloosa,Ala./PaulW.Bryant NorthBrunswick,N.J./ForkUnion(Va.) Mechanicsburg,Pa./Mechanicsburg Natick,Mass./Natick Washington,Pa./Trinity Etters,Pa./RedLand Reistertown,Md./LoyolaBlakefield Baltimore,Md./ArchbishopCurley NewBritain,Conn./St.Paul(Bristol) Avon,Conn./AvonOldFarms Fullerton,Calif./Servite Houston,Texas/Yates Bethlehem,Pa./BethlehemCatholic Washington,Ga./Washington-Wilkes Washington,Ga./Washington-Wilkes NorthDartmouth,Mass./Dartmouth Corona,Calif./Servite Piscataway,N.J./Piscataway Mesquite,Texas/Horn Bloomfield,Conn./Bloomfield Mobile,Ala./St.Paul’s/TheHunSchool(N.J.) Danbury,Conn./Danbury PowderSprings,Ga./TheLovettSchool Holliston,Mass./Holliston EastWindsor,N.J./TheHunSchool Brookfield,Conn./Brookfield Worcester,Mass./Doherty Highstown,N.J./ThePeddieSchool Brockton,Mass./TiltonSchool(N.H.) Seymour,Conn.,/Seymour 199 Cambridge,Mass./ArlingtonCatholic Northborough,Mass./AlgonquinRegional Potomac,Md./Churchill Acton,Mass./Acton-Boxborough Kaneohe,Hawaii/Punahou McKeesport,Pa./McKeesport Greencastle,Pa./St.Paul’s/WyomingSem. CoralSprings,Fla./J.P.Taravella St.Charles,Ill./St.CharlesNorth StatenIsland,N.Y./St.JosephByTheSea Lehighton,Pa./Lehighton Wakefield,Mass./Wakefield Apex,N.C./Apex Poughkeepsie,N.Y./Poughkeepsie Bridgeport,Conn./CanterburySchool NorthAttleboro,Mass./NorthAttleboro Mechanicsburg,Pa./Mechanicsburg Fulton,Md./Reservoir Kensington,Conn./AvonOldFarms Medford,N.J./Shawnee/Cheshire(Conn.) Reading,Pa./GovernorMifflin BurlingtonTownship,N.J./HolyCross Cincinnati,Ohio/NorthCollegeHill St.Laurent,Que./VanierPrep Brockton,Mass./WyomingSeminary Brookville,N.Y./LongIslandLutheran Ansonia,Conn./Ansonia CliftonPark,N.Y./Shenendehowa Stonington,Conn./Stonington Bethesda,Md./WaltWhitman Longmeadow,Mass./LoomisChaffee(Conn.) Manchester,N.H./KimballUnionAcademy Woburn,Mass./Woburn ParkRidge,Ill/.MaineTownshipSouth Parkland,Fla./M.StonemanDouglas Edensburg,Pa./BishopCarroll MarLin,Pa./Pottsville Tamaqua,Pa./MarianCatholic Alexandria,Va./WestPotomac Clearwater,Fla./PalmHarborUniversity Warrenton,Va./Faquier Waterford,Conn./Waterford Chicago,Ill./MartinLutherKing,Jr.Prep Houston,Texas/Westside Tyrone,Ga./WoodwardAcademy Burlington,N.J./BurlingtonTownship Cambridge,Mass./CambridgeRidge Farmington,Conn./NewBritain Lawrenceville,Ga./Norcross York,Pa./YorkSuburban LosAngeles,Calif./Loyola OwingsMills,Md./McDonoghSchool Ottawa,Ont./HolyTrinity Newington,Conn./Newington Laval,Que./VanierPreparatorySchool Burlington,Conn./St.Paul’s Londonderry,N.H./Londonderry Clermont,Fla./EastRidge Austell,Ga./Mays BeaverFalls,Pa./BeaverFalls Dayton,Ohio/Chaminade-Julienne Nashua,N.H./NashuaNorth
HeadCoach: Randy Edsall (Syracuse, 1980) AHCforDefense/DefensiveLine: Hank Hughes (Springfield, 1979)# OffensiveCoord./Quarterbacks: Joe Moorhead (Fordham, 1996)* DefensiveCoord./Linebackers: Todd Orlando (Wisconsin, 1994)# WideReceivers/RecruitingCoord.: Matt Cersosimo (Springfield, 2000)# OffensiveLine: Mike Foley (Colgate, 1978)# SpecialTeamsCoordinator/OLBs: Lyndon Johnson (Connecticut, 1992)# DefensiveBacks: Darrell Perkins (Wyoming, 1990)* TightEnds: Jonathan Wholley (Connecticut, 2004)* RunningBacks: Terry Richardson (Syracuse, 1994)# OffensiveGraduateAssistant: Andrew Breiner (Lock Haven, 2006)* DefensiveGraduateAssistant: Shane Fogarty (Connecticut, 2006)* DirectorofFootballOperations: Tim Pendergast (SUNY Cortland, 1980) Strength&ConditioningCoordinator Jerry Martin (Syracuse, 1978) Dir.AlumniandCommunityAffairs: Andy Baylock (Central Conn., 1960) FootballEquipmentManager: Chris Stasaitis (Connecticut, 2001) HeadAthleticTrainer: Bob Howard, MA, ATC (UConn, 1988) TeamPhysician: Dr. Jeffrey Anderson, MD (North Park, 1986) AssistantDirectorofVideoServices William Brown (Benedict, S.C., 2004) * Press Box Coaches...# Sideline Coaches
NasirAbudu N-sear A-BOO-due TevrinBrandon TEV-rin Ty-MeerBrown tie-MEER Kijuan Dabney kih-juan Robbie Frey fry Dwayne Gratz grats (like congrats) Martin Hyppolite HIP-o-light Jonathan Jean-Louis zhawn loo-EE Erik Kuraczea curr-ASIA Scott Lutrus loo-truss Twyon Martin twawn Kashif Moore cuh-sheef Sio Moore SEE-oh Mathieu Olivier oh-live-ee-aye Emmanual Omokarooh-moe-CAR-oh Andrew Opoku ah-poe-coo Michael Osiecki oh-shess-ski Muhammad Petrus pet-russ Alex Politopoh-LEE-toe Yawin Smallwood yah-win Brandon Steg stegg (rhymes with egg) BildiWreh-Wilson bleed-ee ray-wilson Kelmetrus“Meme” Wylie kell-MEE-trus mee-mee
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2010 CoNNeCTICUT FooTBALL TWo-DeeP (asofAugust30,2010)
OFFENSE WR: WR: WR: LT: LG: C: RG: RT: TE: QB: TB:
Gerrard Sheppard (RSo., 6-2, 209)
Leon Kinnard (Fr., 5-9, 182)
Dwayne Difton (So., 5-11, 173)
Jimmy Bennett (RSo., 6-8, 290)
Tyler Bullock (RFr., 6-4, 301)
Gary Bardzak (RJr., 6-3, 292)
Steve Greene (RFr., 6-4, 309)
Kevin Friend (RFr., 6-5, 289)
John Delahunt (RSo., 6-3, 244)
Michael Box (RFr., 6-3, 209)
Robbie Frey (RJr., 6-0, 203) OR
D.J. Shoemate (Jr., 5-11, 218)
Brett Manning (Sr., 5-11, 260)
A.J. Portee (RSo., 6-4, 237)
Shamar Stephen (RFr., 6-5, 300)
Ryan Wirth (RSo., 6-2, 272)
Ted Jennings (RSo., 6-5, 247)
Jory Johnson (RSo., 6-1, 227)
Jerome Williams (RSo., 5-11, 233)
Sio Moore (RSo., 6-1, 230)
Taylor Mack (Fr., 5-9, 170)
Jerome Junior (RSo., 6-1, 215)
Mike Lang (So., 5-11, 181)
Gilbert Stlouis (Fr., 5-11, 182)
DT: DT: DE:
MLB: WLB: CB: S: S: CB:
* Commonly referred to as the “Husky” linebacker
SPECIALTEAMS P: K:
38 DaveTeggart(RJr.,6-0,207) 13
Chad Christen (RFr., 6-1, 203)
93 DerekChard(Sr.,6-3,237) 67
Adam Mueller (Fr., 6-1, 208)
Michael Box (RFr., 6-3, 209)
Robbie Frey (RJr., 6-0, 203)
Nick Williams (So., 5-10, 183)
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THE LAST TIME AN INDIVIDUAL... KICKOFFRETURNFORATOUCHDOWN By UConn: Mike Lang (80), vs. Syracuse, Nov. 28, 2009 By Opp.: Devin McCourty, (98), Rutgers, Oct. 31, 2009
THREETOUCHDOWNPASSES By UConn: D.J. Hernandez (4), vs. Pittsburgh, Nov. 11, 2006 By Opp.: Tom Savage (3), Rutgers, Oct. 31, 2009
OPENINGKICKOFFRETURNFORATOUCHDOWN By UConn: Larry Taylor (97), vs. Temple, Oct. 23, 2004 By Opp.: Devin McCourty, (98), Rutgers, Oct. 31, 2009
FOUR-PLUSTOUCHDOWNPASSES By UConn: D.J. Hernandez (4), vs. Pittsburgh, Nov. 11, 2006 By Opp.: Brian Brohm (4), Louisville, Dec. 2, 2006
STANDARDPUNTRETURNFORATOUCHDOWN By UConn: Robert McClain (87), vs. Cincinnati, Nov. 7, 2009 By Opp.: Ray Stith (63), Army, Sept. 6, 2003
TEN-PLUSRECEPTIONS By UConn: Cornell Brockington (10), at Syracuse, Oct. 30, 2004 By Opp.: Mardy Gilyard (12), Cincinnati, Nov. 7, 2009
BLOCKEDPUNTRETURNFORATOUCHDOWN By UConn: Cathlyn Clarke (31), vs. Kent State, Nov. 9, 2002 By Opp.: Parker Cantey (0), Syracuse, Nov. 15, 2008
100YARDSRECEIVING By UConn: Marcus Easley (122), vs. South Florida, Dec. 5, 2009 By Opp.: Alec Lemon (140), Syracuse, Nov. 28, 2009
INTERCEPTIONRETURNFORATOUCHDOWN By UConn: Robert Vaughn (20), vs. Pittsburgh, Oct. 10, 2009 By Opp.: Greg Williams (20), Pittsburgh, Dec. 6, 2008
150YARDSRECEIVING By UConn: Marcus Easley (157), vs. West Virginia, Oct. 24, 2009 By Opp.: Mardy Gilyard (172), Cincinnati, Nov. 7, 2009
FUMBLERETURNFORATOUCHDOWN By UConn: Dwayne Gratz (34), vs. Syracuse, Nov. 28, 2009 By Opp.: Ray Long (0), Buffalo, Jan. 3, 2009
200YARDSRECEIVING By UConn: Dak Newton (222), vs. Villanova, Oct. 5, 1996 By Opp.: Brian Foster (205) and Dameon Reilly (204), URI, Nov. 16, 1985
30-PLUSCARRIES By UConn: Andre Dixon (33), vs. South Carolina, Jan. 2, 2010 LaRod Stephens-Howling (32), Pittsburgh, Nov. 11, 2006 By Opp.:
TWORECEIVINGTOUCHDOWNS By UConn: Marcus Easley (2), vs. Syracuse, Nov. 28, 2009 Tim Brown (2), Rutgers, Oct. 31, 2009 By Opp.:
100YARDSRUSHING By UConn: Andre Dixon (126), vs. South Carolina, Jan. 2, 2010 By Opp.: Delone Carter (102), Syracuse, Nov. 28, 2009
THREE-PLUSRECEIVINGTOUCHDOWNS By UConn: Dak Newton (3), vs. Villanova, Oct. 5, 1996 By Opp.: Brian Forster (4), Rhode Island, Nov. 16, 1985
150YARDSRUSHING By UConn: Jordan Todman (162), vs. Cincinnati, Nov. 7, 2009 By Opp.: Noel Devine (178), West Virginia, Oct. 24, 2009
70-YARDPUNT By UConn: Chris Pavasaris (74), at Louisville, Dec. 2, 2006 By Opp.: Tyson Beattie (71), Indiana, Sept. 23, 2006
200YARDSRUSHING By UConn: Donald Brown (261), vs. Buffalo, Jan. 3, 2009 By Opp.: Ray Rice (217), Rutgers, Oct. 22, 2005
MADEA50-PLUSYARDFIELDGOAL By UConn: Tony Ciaravino (50), vs. Temple, Sept. 15, 2007 By Opp.: Matt Weller (50), Ohio, September 5, 2009
THREERUSHINGTOUCHDOWNS By UConn: Andre Dixon (3), vs. Syracuse, Nov. 28, 2009 By Opp.: B.J. Daniels (3), USF, Dec. 5, 2009
THREEFIELDGOALS By UConn: Dave Teggart (3), at Baylor, Sept. 19, 2009 By Opp.: David Ruffer (3), Notre Dame, Nov. 21, 2009
FOUR-PLUSRUSHINGTOUCHDOWNS By UConn: Jordan Todman (4), vs. Cincinnati, Nov. 7, 2009 By Opp.: Tony Hollings (4), Georgia Tech, Sept. 7, 2002
FOURFIELDGOALS By UConn: Dave Teggart (4), vs. Cincinnati, October 25, 2008 By Opp.: Jacob Rogers (4), Cincinnati, Nov. 7, 2009
RUSHINGTOUCHDOWNANDARECEIVINGTOUCHDOWN By UConn: Andre Dixon, vs. Akron, Sept. 29, 2007 By Opp.: Curtis Brinkley, Syracuse, Nov. 18, 2006
TWOSACKS By UConn: Lawrence Wilson (2), vs. Rhode Island, Sept. 26, 2009 By Opp.: Mortty Ivy (2), West Virginia, Nov. 24, 2007
50-PLUSPASSINGATTEMPTS By UConn: Dan Orlovsky (51), at Syracuse, Oct. 30, 2004 By Opp.: Mike Teel (52), Rutgers, Nov. 3, 2007
THREE-PLUSSACKS By UConn: Lindsey Witten (4), vs. North Carolina, Sept. 12, 2009 By Opp.: Anthony Hoke (3), Cincinnati, Nov. 10, 2007
300YARDSPASSING By UConn: Zach Frazer (333), vs. Rutgers, Oct. 31, 2009 By Opp.: Jimmy Clausen (329), Notre Dame, Nov. 21, 2009
TWOINTERCEPTIONS By UConn: Greg Vaughn (2), vs. Pittsburgh, Oct. 10, 2009 By Opp.: Greg Williams (2), Pittsburgh, December 6, 2008
400YARDSPASSING By UConn: Dan Orlovsky (445), at Syracuse, Oct. 30, 2004 By Opp.: Zach Collaros (480), Cincinnati, Nov. 7, 2009
THREE-PLUSINTERCEPTIONS By UConn: Darius Butler (3), at Army, Oct. 1, 2005 By Opp.: Derek Carter (3), Maine, Oct. 14, 1995
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THE LAST TIME A TEAM... BLOCKEDPUNT By UConn: vs. Rutgers, October 18, 2008 (Cody Brown block of Ted Dellaganna) Pittsburgh, December 6, 2008 By Opp.: (Michael Toerper block of Desi Cullen) BLOCKEDFIELDGOAL By UConn: vs. Murray State, Sept. 4, 2004 (James Hargrave block of Morgan Riley) By Opp.: South Florida, Dec. 5, 2009 (J. Pierre-Paul block of Dave Teggart) 100-YARDRUSHERANDA300-YARDPASSER By UConn: at Syracuse, Oct. 30, 2004 (Cornell Brockington and Dan Orlovsky) Notre Dame, Nov. 21, 2009 By Opp.: (Armando Allen and Jimmy Clausen) 100-YARDRECEIVERANDA300-YARDPASSER By UConn: at West Virginia, Oct. 24, 2009 (Marus Easley and Cody Endres) By Opp.: Notre Dame, Nov. 21, 2009 (Golden Tate, Michael Floyd, and Jimmy Clausen)
90-PLUSOFFENSIVEPLAYS 91, vs. Pittsburgh, Nov. 11, 2006 By UConn: By Opp.: 91, Massachusetts, Nov. 20, 1999 500YARDSOFTOTALOFFENSE 501, at West Virginia, Oct. 24, 2009 By UConn: By Opp.: 711, Cincinnati, Nov. 7, 2009 600YARDSOFTOTALOFFENSE By UConn: 600, vs. Liberty, Sept. 10, 2005 711, Cincinnati, Nov. 7, 2009 By Opp.: TEN-PLUSPUNTS By UConn: 10, Cincinnati, Oct. 25, 2008 By Opp.: 10, Rutgers, Oct. 31, 2009 ZEROPUNTS at Syracuse, Oct. 30, 2004 By UConn: By Opp.: unknown (records available since 1961) SUCCESSFULONSIDEKICK By UConn: North Carolina, Sept. 12, 2009 (free kick) By Opp.: Pittsburgh, Sept. 22, 2007
100-YARDRUSHER,100-YARDRECEIVERANDA300-YARDPASSER By UConn: at Syracuse, Oct. 30, 2004 (Cornell Brockington, Keron Henry and Dan Orlovsky) By Opp.: Notre Dame, Nov. 21, 2009 (Armando Allen, Golden Tate, Michael Floyd, and Jimmy Clausen)
RECORDEDASAFETY By UConn: at Ohio, September 5, 2009 (Lindsey Witten tackle of Boo Jackson in the end zone) By Opp.: North Carolina, September 12, 2009 (Dan Ryan holding penalty in the end zone)
TWO100-YARDRUSHERS By UConn: at Notre Dame, Nov. 21, 2009 (Jordan Todman and Andre Dixon) By Opp.: Louisville, Sept. 26, 2008 (Bidal Powell and Vic Anderson)
MADETWO-POINTCONVERSION By UConn: at Cincinnati, Nov. 7, 2009 (Jordan Todman pass to Marcus Easley) By Opp.: Pittsburgh, Oct. 10, 2009 (Bill Stull pass to Cedric McGee)
TWO100-YARDRECEIVERS By UConn: vs. Massachusetts, Oct. 17, 1998 (John Fitzsimmons and Carl Bond) By Opp.: Notre Dame, Nov. 21, 2009 (Golden Tate and Michael Floyd)
SCORED50POINTS By UConn: UConn 56, Syracuse 31, Nov. 28, 2009 By Opp.: West Virginia 66, UConn 21, Nov. 24, 2007
TWOQBSTHROWOVER100YARDS By UConn: vs. Middle Tennessee, Nov. 4, 2000 (Chris Willis and Luke Richmond) By Opp.: Cincinnati, October 25, 2008 (Tony Pike and Chazz Anderson)
RECORDEDASHUTOUT By UConn: UConn 38, Maine 0, Sept. 8, 2007 By Opp.: Pittsburgh 24, UConn 0, Nov. 12, 2005 RECORDEDASHUTOUTATUCONN By UConn: UConn 38, Maine 0, Sept. 8, 2007 By Opp.: Navy 30, UConn 0, Sept. 23, 1978
30-PLUSFIRSTDOWNS By UConn: 30, vs. Pittsburgh, Nov. 11, 2006 By Opp.: 34, Villanova, Oct. 16, 1999
WONBY30ORMOREPOINTS By UConn: UConn 52, Rhode Island 10, Sept. 26, 2009 By Opp.: West Virginia 66, UConn 21, Nov. 24, 2007
FEWERTHAN10FIRSTDOWNS By UConn: 9, vs. Wake Forest, December 29, 2007 By Opp.: 5, Rhode Island, Sept. 26, 2009
CAMEFROMATLEAST10POINTSBEHINDTOWIN By UConn: UConn 33, Notre Dame 30 (Trailed 14-0, Nov. 21, 2009) By Opp.: Pittsburgh 24, UConn 21 (trailed 21-6), Oct. 10, 2009
LESSTHAN50YARDSRUSHING By UConn: 22, at Cincinnati, Nov. 10, 2007 By Opp.: 29, Rhode Island, Sept. 26, 2009 ATTEMPTED50-PLUSPASSES By UConn: 56, vs. Rutgers, Oct. 31, 2009 By Opp.: 54, Rutgers, Nov. 3, 2007 300YARDSRUSHING By UConn: 358, vs. Buffalo, Jan. 3, 2009 By Opp.: 360, Syracuse, Nov. 28, 2009 400YARDSPASSING By UConn: 445, at Syracuse, Oct. 30, 2004 By Opp.: 480, Cincinnati, Nov. 7, 2009 LESSTHAN100YARDSPASSING By UConn: 49, vs. Buffalo, Jan. 3, 2009 By Opp.: 96, Syracuse, November 15, 2008
SCOREDONFIRSTPLAYFROMSCRIMMAGE By UConn: at Wake Forest, Nov. 15, 2003 (Oâ€™Neil Wilson 55 pass from Dan Orlovsky) By Opp.: USF, Oct. 7, 2006 (Matt Grothe 16 run) WONONTHEFINALSNAPOFREGULATION(NOTOT) By UConn: UConn 29, South Florida 27, Dec. 5, 2009 (Dave Teggart Field Goal) By Opp.: Pittsburgh 24, UConn 21, Oct. 10, 2009 (Dan Hutchins field goal) OVERTIMEWIN By UConn: UConn 33, Notre Dame 30, Nov. 21, 2009 By Opp.: Ball State 24, UConn 21, Sept. 28, 2002
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>> 2010 UConn football
OFFENSIVE CAREER HIGHS ANTHONYDAVIS•JR•FB•#47 Most Carr., game: 1, vs. Hofstra, 8/28/08 Most Rush Yards, gm.: 3, vs. Hofstra, 8/28/08 Most Receptions: 1, 3x, last at Ohio, 9/5/09 Most Rec. Yards, Game: 4, at Ohio, 9/5/09 Longest Reception: 4, at Ohio, 9/5/09 Most TD rec., game: 1, 3x, last at Ohio, 9/5/09 DWAYNEDIFTON•FR•WR•#1 Most Receptions: 4, vs. North Carolina, 9/12/09 Most Receiving Yds, game: 25, vs. North Carolina, 9/12/09 Longest Reception: 11, vs. North Carolina, 9/12/09
ANTHONYSHERMAN•JR•FB•#49 Most Carries, game: 3, vs.Akron, 9/30/07 Most Rush Yards, game: 16, 2x , last at South Fla., 11/23/08 Longest Run: 16, vs. West Virginia, 11/1/08 Most Receptions: 7, vs. West Virginia, 11/1/08 Most Rec. Yards, Gm.: 51, 2x, last vs. West Virginia, 11/1/08 Longest Reception: 33, vs. Hofstra, 8/28/08 MICHAELSMITH•SO•WR•#80 Most Receptions: 8, vs. Rhode Island, 9/26/09 Most Rec. Yards, Game: 82, vs. Rhode Island, 9/26/09 Longest Reception: 34, vs. Cincinnati, 10/25/08
CODYENDRES•SO•QB•#12 MostAttempts, game: 42, vs. Cincinnati, 10/25/08 Most Comp., game: 25, at West Virginia, 10/24/09 Most Yards, game: 378, at West Virginia, 10/24/09 Longest Pass: 88, at West Virginia, 10/24/09
JORDANTODMAN•SO•RB•#23 Most Carries, game: 26, 2x, last at Notre Dame, 11/21/09 Most Rush Yards, game: 162, at Cincinnati, 11/7/09 Longest Run: 58, at Ohio, 9/5/09 Most TD runs, game 4, at Cincinnati, 11/7/09
ZACHFRAZER•JR•QB•#10 MostAttempts, game: 46, vs. Rutgers, 10/31/09 Most Comp., game: 24, at North Carolina, 10/4/08 Most Yards, game: 333, vs. Rutgers, 10/31/09 Longest Pass: 52, vs. Cincinnati, 11/7/09 Most TD Pass, Game: 2, 2x, last vs. Syracuse, 11/28/09
KELMETRUSWYLIE•SO•RB•#22 Most Carr., game: 6, vs. Hofstra, 8/28/08 Most Rush Yards, gm.: 23, vs. Hofstra, 8/28/08
ROBBIEFREY•SO•RB•#44 Most Carr., game: 9, vs. Hofstra, 8/28/08 Most Rush Yards, gm.: 69, vs. Rhode Island, 9/26/09 Most TD runs, gm: 2, vs. Rhode Island, 9/26/09 Longest kick return: 100 yards, vs. Rutgers, 10/31/09 RYANGRIFFIN•FR•TE•#94 Most Receptions: 6, vs. Rutgers, 10/31/09 Most Rec. Yards, Game: 80, vs. Rutgers, 10/31/09 Longest Reception: 28, vs. Rutgers, 10/31/09 MIKELANG•FR•WR•#7 Most Receptions: 2, vs. Rhode Island, 9/26/09 Most Rec. Yards, Game: 58, vs. Rhode Island, 9/26/09 Longest Reception: 50, vs. Rhode Island, 9/26/09 ISIAHMOORE•SO•WR•#83 Most Receptions: 4, 3x, last vs. Pittsburgh, 10/10/09 Most Rec. Yards, Game: 76, at Baylor, 9/19/09 Longest Reception: 28, at Baylor, 9/19/09 KASHIFMOORE•SO•WR•#82 Most Receptions: 4, 4x, last vs. Cincinnati, 11/7/09 Most Rec. Yards, Game: 77, vs. Cincinnati, 11/7/09 Longest Reception: 67, vs. Louisville, 10/17/09 ALEXMOLINA•JR•WR•#86 Most Receptions: 1, vs. Hofstra, 8/28/08 Most Rec. Yards, Game: 21, vs. Hofstra, 8/28/08 Longest Reception: 21, vs. Hofstra, 8/28/08 KEVINPOLES•JR•WR•#85 Most Receptions: 1, vs. Hofstra, 8/28/08 Most Rec. Yards, Game: 9, vs. Hofstra, 8/28/08 Longest Reception: 9, vs. Hofstra, 8/28/08
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DEFENSIVE CAREER HIGHS AARONBAGSBY•JR•S•#27 Most Tackles, game: 10, vs. West Virginia, 11/1/08 Most INT, game: 1, 2x, last at South Florida, 11/25/08 MIKECOX•JR•DE•#56 Most Tackles, game: 4, vs. Temple, 9/15/07 Most TFL, game: 1, at Pittsburgh 9/22/07 Most Sacks, game: 1, at West Virginia, 11/24/07 KIJUANDABNEY•JR•CB•#19 Most Tackles, game: 7, vs. North Carolina , 9/12/09 BRANDONDILLON•JR•DE•#52 Most Tackles, game: 2, vs. Rhode Island, 9/26/09
GREGROBINSON•JR•LB•#10 Most Tackles, game: 3, vs..Akron 9/30/07 Most TFL, game: 1, vs. USF 10/27/07 Most Sacks, game: 0.5, vs..Akron 9/30/07 TREVARDOWILLIAMS•FR•DE•#48 Most Tackles, game: 4, 2x, last vs. Rhode Island, 9/26/09 Most TFL, game: 1.5, at Ohio, 9/5/09 Most Sacks, game: 1.0, 2x, last vs. Syracuse, 11/28/09 LAWRENCEWILSON•JR•LB•#8 Most Tackles, game: 17, 2x., last vs. Syracuse, 11/28/09 Most TFL, game: 3, at Virginia, 10/13/07 Most INT, game: 1, 4x, last at Louisville, 9/26/08 Longest INT Return: 51, at Pittsburgh 9/22/07
JESSEJOSEPH•FR•DE•#91 Most Tackles, game: 8, vs. North Carolina, 9/12/09 Most TFL, game: 2.0, vs. South Florida, 12/5/09 JEROMEJUNIOR•FR•S•#15 Most Tackles, game: 7, 2x, last vs. Syracuse, 11/28/09 GREGLLOYD•JR•LB•#95 Most Tackles, game: 16 ,Hofstra, 8/28/08 Most TFL, game: 2.5, vs. Baylor, 9/19/08 Most Sacks, game: 1, 3x, last vs. North Carolina, 9/12/09 SCOTTLUTRUS•JR•LB•#32 Most Tackles, game: 18, vs. Louisville, 10/19/07 Most TFL, game: 2.5, vs. Baylor, 9/19/08 Most Sacks, game: 1.5 vs. South Florida, 12/5/09 Most INT, game: 1, 5x, last vs. Hofstra, 8/28/08 Longest INT Return: 25, vs. Maine, 9/8/07 TWYONMARTIN•SO•DT•#4 Most Tackles, game: 8, vs. West Virginia, 11/1/08 Most TFL, game: 2.5, vs. Rutgers, 10/31/09 Most Sacks, game: 1.5, vs. Rutgers, 10/31/09 ALEXPOLITO•JR•DT•#54 Most Tackles, game: 4, 2x, last vs. Virginia, 9/13/08 Most TFL, game: 3, vs. Wake Forest, 12/29//07 Most Sacks, game: 1, vs. Wake Forest, 12/29//07
SPECIAL TEAMS CAREER HIGHS DAVETEGGART•SO•PK•#38 Most FG’s, game: 4, vs. Cincinnati, 10/25/08 Most FG att., game: 4,2x,LastatBaylor,9/19/09 Longest Made FG:47,2x,lastvs.N.Carolina,9/12/09 Longest Att. FG: 47,2x,lastvs.N.Carolina,9/12/09 Most PAT’s, game: 7,vs.RhodeIsland,9/26/09 Most PAT att., game: 7,vs.RhodeIsland,9/26/09 Most points, game: 16, vs. Cincinnati, 10/25/08
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