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Connecticut Huskies (1-1, 0-0 BIG EAST) vs. Maryland Terrapins (2-0, 0-0 ACC)

Game 3 • Saturday, Sep. 15, 2012 • 12:30 PM College Park, Md. - Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium (54,000) SNY • UConn IMG Sports Radio Network

The Coaches connecticut head coach paul pasqualoni UConn head coach Paul Pasqualoni made his Husky coaching debut a successful one on Sept. 3, 2011 as the Huskies topped Fordham of the FCS. The Cheshire, Conn. native was named the 28th head football coach in UConn history on January 14, 2011. Pasqualoni is the all-time winningest coach in BIG EAST Conference league wins with 65 and overall wins with 113. He is just one of two league coaches in history to win four BIG EAST Championships. His overall college coaching record stands at 147-83-1 (34-17 at WCSU, 107-59-1 at Syracuse and 6-8 at UConn). Pasqualoni has had a highly-successful career on all levels of football -- professional, college and high school. He was the head coach at Western Connecticut from 1982-86 and led the team to the NCAA Division II playoffs in 1985. He had an extremely successful tenure as the head coach at Syracuse from 1991-2004. Pasqualoni led the Orange to 107 wins, four BIG EAST titles and a 6-3 postseason record. Among his bowl appearances at Syracuse were two Fiesta Bowls (1992 and ‘97) and an Orange Bowl (‘98). For the previous five seasons, Pasqualoni has served on NFL staffs -- with Dallas in 2006-07 and ‘10 and with Miami in 2008-09. His first coaching job was an assistant coach at Cheshire HS from 1972-75. He is a 1972 Penn State graduate. Maryland Head Coach Randy Edsall Randy Edsall is in his second year as the head coach at Maryland and has a 4-10 record at the school. He was the head coach at Connecticut from 1999-2010 with a 74-70 record and set school records for most career games coached and victories. Edsall oversaw Connecticut transition from NCAA Division I-AA to the FBS. He led Connecticut to a pair of BIG EAST Championships in 2007 and 2011 and to its firstever BCS Bowl Appearance following the 2011 season. He took Connecticut to a total of five bowl games. Immediately prior to becoming UConn’s head coach in 1998, Edsall served as defensive coordinator at Georgia Tech in 1998. Edsall began his coaching career at his alma mater, Syracuse, from 1980-1990. 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 there through the 1997 season.

Radio & TV Coverage television coverage Saturday’s game is being televised live by SNY through ACC Network. It will be seen live in Connecticut and regionally on SNY – the television home of UConn football and men’s and women’s basketball. Steve Martin is on play-by-play with Dave Archer on color, Mike Hogewood is the sideline reporter while Rob Reichley is the producer and Roy Alfers directs. The game will also be replayed on SNY in a condensed mode on the “Husky Power Hour” on Sunday, Sept. 16 at 9 a.m., on Monday, Sept. 17 at 8 a.m. (Connecticut only) and Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 12:00 p.m. (Connecticut only). The game will be replayed it is entirety on Saturday, Sept. 15 at 7:00 p.m., and on Monday, Sept. 17 at 10:30 a.m. and Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 12:00 p.m. (Connecticut only). radio coverage WTIC 1080-AM in Hartford serves as the flagship station for the UConn IMG Sports Network. WTIC is the state’s only 50,000 watt signal and can be heard in 23 states and parts of Canada. The 2012-13 year marks the 21st consecutive season that WTIC is the flagship for UConn sports. The 2012-13 football and men’s

UConn Schedule/Results Date Opponent (TV) Score/Time 8/30 Massachusetts (SNY) W, 37-0 9/8 NC State (SNY) L, 7-10 9/15 at Maryland (SNY) 12:30 PM 9/22 at Western Michigan (ESPN3) 2:00 PM 9/29 Buffalo (SNY) 12:00 PM 10/6 at Rutgers* TBA 10/13 Temple* TBA 10/19 at Syracuse* (ESPN) 8:00 PM 11/3 at USF* TBA 11/9 Pittsburgh* (ESPN2) 8:00 PM 11/24 at Louisville* TBA 12/1 Cincinnati* (ABC/ESPN/ESPN2) TBA *Denotes BIG EAST Conference Game

Maryland Schedule/Results Date Opponent (TV) Score/Time 9/1 William & Mary (ESPN3) W, 7-6 9/8 at Temple (ESPNU) W, 36-27 9/15 Connecticut (SNY) 12:30 pm 9/22 at West Virginia TBA 10/6 Wake Forest* TBA 10/13 at Virginia* TBA 10/20 North Carolina State* tba 10/27 at Boston College* TBA 11/3 Georgia Tech* tba 11/10 at Clemson* TBA 11/17 Florida State* TBA 11/24 at North Carolina* TBA *Denotes ACC Game

Quick Hits • UConn’s defense is ranked third in the country in total and scoring defense and first in rushing defense. • After starting the year with two home games, UConn hits the road for the first time to play Maryland – its second-straight ACC opponent. • Connecticut faces a former UConn head coach (Randy Edsall) for the first of two games this year – vs. USF and Skip Holtz on Nov. 3. • UConn’s Paul Pasqualoni is BIG EAST career leader in overall wins and conference wins. • Through two games, Trevardo Williams leads the BIG EAST with 3.5 sacks.


September 15, 2012 • at Maryland and women’s basketball season also marks the first year that the radio rights are held by IMG College, which is UConn’s multi-media rights partner.

The Match-Up

Veteran UConn announcers Joe D’Ambrosio (play-by-play) and Wayne Norman (color commentary) return to call the action with Kevin Nathan on the sidelines and Anthony McCalla on production.

Rushing Yards McCombs..............142 Pickett.................. 114 DeLorenzo..............22 W. Brown................ 50 N. Williams..............20 Hills........................ 34 Passing Yards Whitmer.................423 Hills...................... 335 McEntee....................6 Receptions Davis.........................7 Leak......................... 6 N. Williams................4 Diggs........................ 6 McCombs..................4 Pickett...................... 4 Smith.........................4 Points Scored Christen...................14 Pickett.................... 12 McCombs................12 Craddock................ 11 Three Players............6 Three Players........... 6 Total Tackles Smallwood..............21 Hartsfield................ 17 B. Jones..................11 Vellano................... 15 Moore......................10 Franklin.................. 12 Joseph....................10 Farrand................... 12 Interceptions Gratz.........................1 Hartfsielf................... 1 .................................... Vellano..................... 1 Category.......................UConn Total Offense.................305.5 Rushing Offense............91.0 Passing Offense.............214.5 Passing Efficiency..........105.6 Scoring Offense.............22.0 First Downs For..............27 Third Down Conv...........36% Turnovers-INT/FUM.......7-5/2 Total Defense.................158.5 Rushing Defense...........28.5 Passing Defense............130.0 Passing Eff. Defense.....88.9 Scoring Defense............5.0 First Downs Against.......15 Third Down Defense......26% TOs Forced-INT/FUM....2-1/1 Turnover Margin.............-5 Time of Possession........31:51 Penalties-Yards..............9-56

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Maryland 285.0 117.5 167.5 123.9 21.5 32 38% 8-3/5 229.5 78.0 151.5 109.9 16.5 24 32% 5-2/3 -3 31:23 7-91

UConn football on home Saturday dates gets going early with “Breakfast At The Rent” with Ray Dunaway and Scott Gray beginning at 6:00 a.m. The UConn Tailgate Show will air from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. with Kevin Nathan and Bob Joyce. The pregame show begins at 10:30 a.m. followed by the game and then postgame “Husky Talk” with Kevin Nathan. Other affiliates for UConn football on the UConn IMG Sports Network include WILI 1400-AM in Willimantic and WAVZ-1300 AM in New Haven. The UConn vs. Maryland game will also be available on satellite radio on Ch. 132 on Sirius and 191 on XM. UConn and SNY SNY is the “the official television home of the UConn Huskies football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball programs”. In conjunction with UConn, SNY is entering its third year of a comprehensive, multi-year partnership that made SNY the official regional television home of UConn men’s basketball and football. The excitement continues as SNY will now be the home of UConn women’s basketball starting in 2012-13, which will lead to unique cross promotional opportunities with all three programs on the same outlet. SNY’s regional territory includes all of Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Northeast Pennsylvania for a reach of 8.7 million households. With national coverage on DirectTV, Verizon FiOS, Comcast Cable and AT&T U-Verse, SNY’s total distribution is 13.7 million homes. It is the television home of the New York Mets, New York Jets and the BIG EAST Conference. SNY features approximately 700 hours of programming a year dedicated to UConn football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball. This past spring, SNY provided live national coverage of UConn’s annual Blue-White Game. As the exclusive TV home of UConn football, SNY is planning to air approximately five live games in 2012 – which will be wrapped by in-depth post-game shows – produced by SNY. In addition to the network’s live game coverage, SNY carries the following UConn Huskies football programming: Comprehensive UConn Huskies Football Season Preview Show; Paul Pasqualoni’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; and SNY Spotlight with Head Coach Paul Pasqualoni. 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.

Series Notes UConn vs. Maryland History Saturday’s game marks just the second meeting in football between the two schools as Maryland defeated UConn by a 34-0 score in College Park to open the 1942 UConn season. The game was played in the original Byrd Stadium. Neither the Yankee Conference nor the Atlantic Coast Conference had been formed at the time of the game. Among the UConn players were Walt Dropo, who later went on to baseball fame as the 1950 American League Rookie of the Year for the Boston Red Sox. He also played basketball and baseball at UConn.

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September 15, 2012 • at Maryland UCONN AND Maryland CONNECTIONS BIG EAST Standings Maryland head coach Randy Edsall was the head coach at UConn from 1999 Conference Overall 2010…Edsall is the first of two former Husky head coaches UConn will face W-L Pct. W-L Pct. this year as it takes on Skip Holtz (1994-98) and USF on Nov. 3…Maryland Cincinnati 1-0 1.000 1-0 1.000 outside linebackers coach Lyndon Johnson is a 1992 UConn graduate and 0-0 --- 2-0 1.000 was on the Husky coaching staff from 1999-2010…Other Maryland support staff Louisville 0-0 --- 2-0 1.000 who worked at UConn are: Director of Strength and Conditioning Drew Wilson, Rutgers USF 0-0 --- 2-0 1.000 Video Coordinator Will Brown and Executive Assistant to the Head Coach An0-0 --- 1-1 .500 nie Peppard…UConn defensive coordinator Don Brown has the same position Connecticut Temple 0-0 --- 1-1 .500 at Maryland from 2009-10…Current UConn assistant coaches Hank Hughes, Syracuse 0-0 --- 0-2 .000 Matt Cersosimo, Mike Foley, Darrell Perkins and Jon Wholley were on all 0-1 .000 0-2 .000 Edsall’s staff at UConn…Pasqualoni and Edsall have coached against each oth- Pittsburgh er one other time – a 42-30 win by Syracuse and Pasqualoni over Connecticut and Edsall on October 30, 2003 in the Carrier Dome…Pasqualoni and Edsall Out of Town Scoreboard were on the Syracuse staff together for four years – 1987-90..Paqualoni was Thursday, September 13 the linebackers coach at the time and Edsall was the defensive backs coach… There are five Maryland natives on the UConn squad – freshman safety Jordan Rutgers at USF, 7:30 pm (ESPN) Floyd (Bel Air), junior cornerback Alex Kantor (Potomac), redshirt senior offenSaturday, September 15 sive tackle Adam Masters (Bethesda), freshman defensive end Elijah Norris Virginia Tech at Pittsburgh, 12:00 pm (ESPN/ESPN2) (Upper Marlboro) and redshirt junior defensive tackle Tim Willman (Fulton). North Carolina at Louisville, 3:30 pm (ABC/ESPN2) Stony Brook at Syracuse, 4:00 pm (BEN) Huskies vs. ACC All-Time Delaware State at Cincinnati, 7:00 pm (ESPN3) UConn is 4-11 against active ACC members all-time entering Saturday afternoon’s showdown with Maryland after falling to N.C. State last Saturday. Idle The Huskies are 2-0 against Duke (2004 and 2007), 0-3 against Georgia Temple Tech (2002, 2004-05), 0-3 vs. North Carolina (1990, 2008, 2009), 0-2 vs. NC State (2003, 2012), 1-2 vs. Wake Forest (2003, 2006, 2007) and 1 1 vs. Virginia (2007 and 2008). Preseason Media Poll The Huskies also faced present ACC members Boston College, Miami and 1. Louisville (24)............................................. 219 Virginia Tech when they competed in the BIG EAST Conference. UConn also played Maryland in 1942, prior to the formation of the ACC. UConn was winless 2. USF (4)....................................................... 176 3. Rutgers....................................................... 155 in those games. 4. Cincinnati.................................................... 139 UConn has played every current ACC school at some point in its history 5. Pittsburgh................................................... 131 other than Clemson and Florida State. 6. Connecticut................................................... 77 7. Syracuse....................................................... 70 RENTSCHLER GAMEDAY 8. Temple.......................................................... 41 (First-Place Votes in Parentheses) At UConn home games, FanFest takes place starting four hours before kickoff up until 30 minutes before the game. It takes place between Gates A and B BIG EAST Weekly Awards outside the stadium gates...The offerings change each game, but activities typically include inflatable games for children, live bands, promotional vehicles and Offensive Player of the Week UConn student-athletes from various teams signing autographs....The “Husky Andre Davis, USF | So. | WR Walk” is a chance for fans to welcome the UConn team as they get off the team 12 receptions, 191 yards, 2 TDs buses and head to the stadium. That takes place approximately two hours and Defensive Player of the Week 15 minutes before kickoff between Gates A and B...Once again this season Walter Stewart, Cincinnati | Sr. | DE at the end of home games, the UConn team will sing the “UConn Husky” fight 9 tackles, 3.5 TFLs, 2 sacks, 1 forced fumble song in front of the student section at Rentschler Field. Special Teams Player of the Week Brandon Jones, Rutgers | Sr. | CB 6-yard blocked punt return for TD

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UConn And NCAA Leaders Here is where UConn stands in the lastest NCAA statistics: Total Defense 3rd at 158.50 yards per game Rushing Defense 1st at 28.50 yards per game Passing Defense 9th at 130.00 yards per game Scoring Defense 3rd at 5.00 points per game Sacks t7th at 4.00 per game Tackles For Loss t3rd at 10.50 per game Total Offense 104th at 305.00 yards per game Rushing Offense 105th at 91.00 yards per game Passing Offense 72nd at 214.50 yards per game Scoring Offense 93rd at 22.00 points per game

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September 15, 2012 • at Maryland Tracking the Opponents Massachusetts (0-2) This Week: at Michigan Next Week: at Miami-OH North Carolina State (1-1) This Week: vs. South Alabama Next Week: vs. Citadel Maryland (2-0) This Week: vs. Connecticut Next Week: at West Virginia Western Michigan (1-1) This Week: at Minnesota Next Week: vs. Connecticut Buffalo (1-1) This Week: Idle Next Week: vs. Kent State Rutgers (2-0) This Week: at USF Next Week: at Arkansas Temple (1-1) This Week: Idle Next Week: at Penn State Syracuse (0-2) This Week: vs. Stony Brook Next Week: at Minnesota USF (2-0) This Week: vs. Rutgers Next Week: at Ball State Pittsburgh (0-2) This Week: vs. Virginia Tech Next Week: vs. Gardner-Webb Louisville (2-0) This Week: vs. North Carolina Next Week: at FIU Cincinnati (1-0) This Week: vs. Delaware State Next Week: Idle 4

Team Captains The following four Huskies were named team captains for the season in the week prior to the season opener vs. UMass – redshirt senior outside linebacker Jory Johnson (Mobile, Ala.), redshirt senior offensive tackle Adam Masters (Bethesda, Md.), senior wide receiver Nick Williams (East Windsor, N.J.) and redshirt senior cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson (Edinboro, Pa.). HUSKIES HAVE BEEN BOWL ELIGIBLE The UConn football team has been bowl eligible for four times in the past five years and in six of the past eight. The 2010 UConn football team won the BIG EAST Championship and advanced to play in the school’s first-ever BCS game -- the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. UConn made the bowl eligible mark for the sixth time in the past eight seasons -- and the fourth consecutive. UConn lost to Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl and it defeated South Carolina by a 20-7 score in the 2010 Papajohns.com Bowl. The Huskies also went to the International Bowl in 2009 and defeated Buffalo. In 2007, UConn was 9-3 in the regular season and went on to the Meineke Car Care Bowl. In 2004, the Huskies went 7-4 in the regular season and won the Motor City Bowl. In 2003, UConn was 9-3, but did not go to a bowl because of its independent status. UConn In Season Openers With the August 30 win over Massachusetts, UConn is 9-2 in season openers since making the jump to then-Division I-A in 2002. UConn has won nine of its ten season openers at Rentschler Field (2003-Indiana, 2004-Murray State, 2005-Buffalo, 2006-Rhode Island, 2008-Hofstra, 2010-Texas Southern, 2011-Fordham, 2012-UMass) 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 two FBS era opening day losses were a 24-16 defeat at Boston College on Aug. 31, 2002 in UConn’s first game as an official member of the FBS, and a 30-10 loss to Michigan on Sept. 4, 2010. Overall, UConn is now 52-59-2 in season openers dating back to 1896. EXPERIENCED UCONN STAFF Pasqualoni has completed an amazingly experienced coaching staff for the year: Name Position Alma Mater Paul Pasqualoni Head Coach Penn State ‘72 George DeLeone Offensive Coordinator, Tight Ends Connecticut ‘70 Don Brown Defensive Coordinator, Cornerbacks Norwich ‘77 Hank Hughes Assistant Head Coach, Defensive Line Springfield ‘79 Matt Cersosimo Wide Receivers, Recruiting Coordinator Springfield ‘00 Shane Day Quarterbacks Kansas St. ‘99 Mike Foley Offensive Line Colgate ‘78 Darrell Perkins Safeties Wyoming ‘90 Clayton White RBs, Special Teams Coordinator NC State ‘01 Jonathan Wholley Linebackers Connecticut ‘04 The Connecticut football staff has an extensive history of coaching college football: * There are four coaches on the staff that have served as college head coach for a total of 43 seasons: Pasqualoni, 20 seasons (UConn, 2011, Syracuse 1991-2004, Western Connecticut 1982-86); DeLeone, 4 seasons (Southern Connecticut 1976-79); Brown, 12 seasons (Massachusetts 2004-08, Northeastern 2000-2003, Plymouth State 1993-95); Foley, 7 seasons (Colgate 1986-92). * There are three coaches on the staff that have served as coordinators on the FBS level – DeLeone, Brown and Hughes. * There are 194 combined seasons of college coaching on the staff – DeLeone 38, Foley 33, Hughes 31, Pasqualoni 30, Brown 30, Cersosimo 10, Perkins 10, White 8 and Wholley 4. 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 65 league wins from 1991-2004 and 2011 while Frank Beamer of Virginia Tech

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September 15, 2012 • at Maryland is second with 57. With his five wins in 2011 and the opening win vs. UMass, Pasqualoni is also first in league history in overall wins with 113 to top the mark of Beamer with 108. HUSKIES ON WATCH LISTS, PRESEASON HONORS Four members of the University of Connecticut football team were named to seven major award watch lists over the course of the 2012 preseason. Senior Tight End Ryan Griffin (Londonderry, N.H.) * John Mackey Award Watch List * Lombardi Award Watch List Sophomore Running Back Lyle McCombs (Staten Island, N.Y.) * Doak Walker Award Watch List * Maxwell Award Watch List Senior Linebacker Sio Moore (Apex, N.C.) * Butkus Award Watch List * Lombardi Award Watch List Senior Defensive End Trevardo Williams (Bridgeport, Conn.) * Bednarik Award Watch List * Lombardi Award Watch List * Nagursky Trophy Watch List Griffin was placed on both the Mackey Award and Rotary Lombardi Award watch lists. The Mackey is awarded to the nation’s top tight end, while the Lombardi honors the nation’s top lineman or linebacker. Griffin was named a Second Team All-BIG EAST selection in 2011 and ranked third on UConn with 33 receptions, three for touchdowns, and 499 yards. McCombs earned a spot on both the Maxwell and Doak Walker Award watch lists. The Maxwell Award is given to the country’s top player in college football and the Doak Walker is awarded to the nation’s top running back. Moore was honored with a spot on both the Lombardi Award and Butkus Award watch lists. The Butkus Award is given annually to the nation’s top linebacker and recognizes 51 players on its watch list in the preseason to honor the jersey number of Dick Butkus. Williams was named to three award watch lists. He landed on the Bednarik and Lombardi Award watch lists as well as the Bronko Nagurski Trophy watch list. The Bednarik and Nagurski are each awarded to the nation’s best defensive player. HUSKIES AND NATIONAL POLLS Connecticut has been ranked in the Associated Press poll for six weeks during its FBS history, four weeks in the USA Today poll and seven weeks in the BCS rankings. UConn was No. 25 on Dec. 5, 2010, in its only ranking of that year. The Huskies were No. 16 on Oct. 28, 2007 and Nov. 4, 2007, No. 25 on Nov. 11, 2007, No. 20 on Nov. 18, 2007 and No. 24 on Sept. 28, 2008. UCONN VS. RANKED TEAMS The Oct. 8, 2011 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. FASTEST FROM DIVISION I-AA TO THE POLLS SCHOOL I-A DEBUT FIRST RANKING Marshall 1997 Two years, four weeks (9/12/99) CONNECTICUT 2002 Five years, 10 weeks (10/28/07) South Florida 2001 Six years, three weeks (9/9/07) Boise State 1996 Six years, 13 weeks (11/10/02)

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: mike.enright@uconn.edu 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. ALL INFORMATION BELOW IS BASED ON A SATURDAY GAMEWEEK WEEKLY PAUL PASQUALONI TELECONFERENCES Sunday: Teleconference 1:00 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. Contact Mike Enright for more information. PLAYER/ASST. COACHES INTERVIEWS Selected players and assistant coaches are available from 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday. MEDIA LUNCHEONS UConn will host its weekly media luncheon on Tuesday during game weeks. The schedule is as follows: 11:30 a.m.: Coach Pasqualoni speaks 12:15 p.m.: Lunch begins 12:30 p.m.: Opposing coach on phone if available 1:00 p.m.: Remaining UConn players/assistant coaches available. PLAYERS MUST BE REQUESTED 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE PRACTICE COVERAGE The first 30 minutes (approximate) of practice on Tuesday and Wednesday are open to photographers and videographers shooting B-Roll. All Friday walk-throughs are closed to the media. POST GAME INTERVIEWS UConn’s locker room is closed following games.

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.

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September 15, 2012 • at Maryland 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 and last week, the 2011 GSR came out 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 2012, the NCAA’s Academic Progress Rate (APR) for the UConn football team was an impressive 963 over a four-year cycle, with a one-year mark of 950 for the 2010-11 academic year. The 963 was above the national average for FBS schools (952) and public institutions (943). HUSKIES VS. THE BIG EAST 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 win streak to end the 2010 season – the longest in school history. 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 now boasts a 43-21 record against non-conference opponents in the regular season since making the move to the FBS in 2002. The Huskies have won 18 of their last 26 regular season nonleague games overall with the only blemishes coming via a onepoint loss at Virginia (17-16) in 2007, losses to North Carolina in 2008 and ‘09, Michigan and Temple in ’10, Vanderbilt, Iowa State and Western Michigan in ’11 and North Carolina State in ’12. 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), 2-3 (2011) and 1-1 (2012). HUSKIES and THE NFL As the NFL had its opening weekend, a total of 12 former Huskies are with NFL teams. UConn had 11 former players that were on active NFL rosters in 2009 (a school high) and that number was ten last 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 with one in 2012.

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The following are the Huskies on NFL rosters: * OT Will Beatty of the New York Giants, entering fourth season with 16 career starts in 34 games played. * SS Tyvon Branch of the Oakland Raiders, entering fifth season and has started all 16 games in each of the past three seasons... has 347 career tackles. * RB Donald Brown of the Indianapolis Colts, entering fourth season and has 1,423 career rushing yards and 10 TD...was UConn’s first-ever first round NFL Draft pick in 2009. * WR Marcus Easley of the Buffalo Bills, entering second season, is on the practice squad. * LB Scott Lutrus of the Indianapolis Colts, entering second season but already out for year on IR. * CB Robert McClain of the Altanta Falcons, entering third season. * WR Kashif Moore of the Indianapolis Colts, a rookie free agent who is on the practice squad * QB Dan Orlovsky of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, entering eighth season...has played in 21 career games with 12 starts for 2,880 passing yards...originally played for Detroit then Houston (2009-10) and Indianapolis (2011). * DE Kendall Reyes of the San Diego Chargers, a rookie second round NFL Draft pick. * FB Anthony Sherman of the Arizona Cardinals, entering second season after playing in 15 games last season with seven starts. * RB Jordan Todman of the Minnesota Vikings, entering second season. * OL Donald Thomas of the New England Patriots, entering fifth season and has made 14 starts and played in 27 games over the past four years for the Dolphins, Lions and Patriots. UConn and THE CFL In addition to the NFL players, there are five former Huskies in the Canadian Football League this year. * Martin Bedard (Montreal Alouettes) is in his fourth year and was part of two Grey Cup championship teams in his first two years in the league. * Danny Desriveaux is in his seventh year in the league and is now with Toronto. * Larry Taylor is in his fifth 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. Taylor was part of the Montreal Grey Cup winning team in 2009 and ’10. * Julius Williams, who played at UConn through 2008, is in his second year with the Edmonton Eskimos. * Jordan Younger is in his ninth season -- all with Toronto. HUSKIES ON THE REBOUND UConn is 31-17 in games following a loss since Oct. 26, 2002. In the opening game vs. UMass, the Huskies were coming off as they lost the 2011 season finale at Cincinnati. BALL CONTROL IS THE KEY 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 83 scoring drives of at least 80 yards while the Husky defense has surrendered just 62 such marches. UConn also holds a 20-8 advantage over its opponents in the number of 90-yard and over drives since becoming a I-A program.

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September 15, 2012 • at Maryland HUSKIES DOMINATING ON BOTH SIDES OF THE BALL Over the past 115 games, UConn has outgained its opponent 66 times. This stretch, like many UConn trends, dates back to a 2824 loss at Vanderbilt on Oct. 26, 2002.

Offense Notes McCombs Ready For Year Two Redshirt sophomore running back Lyle McCombs (Staten Island, N.Y.) had a breakout season last year as he rushed for 1,151 yards and seven TDs on 275 carries. He was named a Freshman All-American by the Football Writers Association of America and was a Second Team All-Conference pick. McCombs was the second-leading freshman rusher in the country and trailed the leader by only 0.46 yards. McCombs rushing yardage was the ninth-highest in UConn single-season history while his carries were fourth. He was just the second UConn freshman (true or redshirt) to rush for 1,000 yards or more in a season. McCombs rushed for 82 yards on 23 carries vs. UMass with one rushing TD and then had 60 yards on 20 carries with one TD vs. N.C. State. McCombs now has ninth career rushing TDs. He had a 43-yard reception in the fourth quarter vs. the Wolfpack that set up his five-yard TD rush on the next play. Whitmer Gets The Start At Quarterback UConn redshirt sophomore Chandler Whitmer (Newnan, Ga.) was named the team’s starter by Paul Pasqualoni heading into preseason camp and made his first collegiate start vs. UMass on Aug. 30. Whitmer was 15 of 25 in the air for 219 yards with two interceptions and was 15 for 27 for 204 yards with three interceptions vs. N.C. State. Whitmer enrolled at Connecticut for the spring 2012 semester and participated in spring practice and has three years of eligibility. Whitmer originally enrolled at Illinois in the fall of 2010 and was a redshirt. He spent the 2011 fall semester at Butler Community College in El Dorado, Kansas and was 180 for 316 in the air for 3,022 yards with 25 TDs and 14 interceptions. He was named All-Kansas Junior College Conference first team honors and earned National Junior College Athletic Association All-American honorable mention. Butler was the second-ranked junior college team nationally in 2011. Whitmer was named to The Champaign News-Gazette’s AllState team following his senior year of high school at Downers Grove (Ill.) South. He earned all state and all-area honors. He was 18 of 27 in the air for 187 yards and two touchdowns in UConn’s Blue-White Spring Football game on April 21, 2012. Receivers Have New Look The Huskies will get a boost at the wide receiver position with two players who did not play in 2011. Redshirt sophomore Skakim Phillips (Paterson, N.J.) is a transfer from Boston College who sat out in ’11 due to NCAA rules. Phillips expects to play a major role in the UConn receiving rotation this year and had two receptions for 21 yards vs. UMass and had one for nine yards vs. N.C. State. He had one reception for nine yards at BC in his freshman year of 2010. Following his senior year in high school, he played in the prestigious U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio. Also back for 2012 is senior Michael Smith (Houston, Texas), who missed last year. From 2008-10, Smith had 73 receptions for the Huskies for 922 yards and a pair of TDs. Smith was the leading receiver on the 2010 BIG EAST Champion UConn team which went on to play in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. Smith

made three receptions for 30 yards vs. UMass and one vs. N.C. State for four years. UConn’s leading receiver vs. UMass was redshirt sophomore Geremy Davis (Lawrenceville, Gal.) who had a careerhighs with five receptions for 79 yards and a long of 26 and then backed it up with two catches for 27 yards vs. the Wolfpack on Saturday. Davis had just six receptions in all of 2011 with 73 yards. The most experienced UConn receiver is senior Nick Williams (East Windsor, N.J.), who was the fifth-leading receiver for the Huskies in 2011. He made one reception for 16 yards vs. UMass and had a career-high three receptions vs. N.C. State for 59 yards. Griffin Tough At Tight End Redshirt senior tight end Ryan Griffin (Londouderry, N.H.) was a second team All-BIG EAST selection last year and is moving up the career record book. Griffin is ranked fifth in UConn history for receptions by a tight end with 89 while No. 1 is former NFL standout Brian Kozlowski (1989-92) with 159. Griffin is fifth in receiving yards by a tight end with 1,054 while Kozlowski also holds that record with 1,788. Griffin owns two of the top ten receiving seasons by a tight end in school history with 33 in 2011 (8th) and 31 in 2010 (tied for tenth).

DEFENSE NOTES Solid Experience Back As has become a yearly habit, the UConn defense returns a strong returning nucleus this season. UConn returns eight of 11 starters to this year’s unit. Senior defensive end Jesse Joseph (Laval, Que.) leads the way with 32 career starts, while senior cornerback Dwayne Gratz (Piscataway, N.J.) has 29, senior linebacker Sio Moore (Apex, N.C.) has 21 and senior defensive end Trevardo Williams (Bridgeport, Conn.) has 19. Gawdy Defensive Numbers To Start The Season The Connecticut defense led UConn to shutout vs. UMass on August 30 and limited the Minutemen to just three first downs, three yards of rushing and 59 total offensive yards. The shutout was the first by UConn since a 38-0 win over Maine on Sept. 8, 2007 and the first over a FCS team since a 38-0 win over Buffalo on Sept. 1, 2005. The three first downs tied a school record for least allowed in a single game as UConn also gave up three vs. Navy in 2002. The three yards of rushing was the seventh lowest allowed in school history. The defense also stepped up on Saturday and limited N.C. State to seven points, 12 first downs and 54 yards of rushing. The seven points given up by UConn after two games is the fewest since UConn began the 2005 season with shutouts vs. Buffalo (38-0) and Liberty (Sept. 10). Trevardo Gains Attention Senior defensive end Trevardo Williams (Bridgeport, Conn.) has gained preseason notice for 2012 by being named to preseason watch lists for the Bednarik Award, the Bronko Nagurski Trophy and the Lombardi Award. Williams earned Second Team All-BIG EAST honors last year and had a tremendous second half of 2011. Of his 43 tackles in 2011, 20 of them were made in the final five games and of his 15 tackles for a loss, 10.5 were in the final five. He led the

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September 15, 2012 • at Maryland BIG EAST and was ranked second in the country in sacks per game with 1.04 and was second in the BIG EAST and 32nd in the country in tackles for a loss. Williams had three tackles vs. UMass and with 1.5 tackles for a loss and a sack. He had five tackles with three for a loss of 11 yards and 2.5 sacks for a loss of ten vs. N.C. State. Williams is now tied for third in school history in career sacks with 22.5 while Mark Michaels is the career leader with 27 from 1982-85. The other leaders are: Cody Brown with 24 from 200508 and Uyi Osunde with 22.5 from 1999-2003. Williams is also now in tenth place in UConn career history in tackles for a loss with 31.5. Osudne is the leader there with 49. Smallwood Out To Quick Start Redshirt sophomore linebacker Yawin Smallwood (Worcester, Mass.) lead UConn in tackles this season with 21 and also leads with 5.5 tackles for a loss. He was UConn’s leading tackler vs. N.C. State as he had a career-high 14 stops with two tackles for a loss. Nine of Smallwood’s 14 tackles came in the first half. Smallwood was also UConn’s leading tackler in the opener vs. UMass as he had seven tackles with 3.5 for a loss. For his efforts, he was named the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week. Smallwood started all 12 games last year for the Huskies and was the second-leading tackler on the team. Gratz Returns For A Touchdown UConn redshirt senior cornerback Dwayne Gratz (Piscataway, N.J.) returned an interception for 37-yards for a touchdown in the second quarter of the game against UMass. UConn returned just one interception for a touchdown last year.

The “pick-six” was the second of Gratz’s career has he had a 46-yarder against Oklahoma in the 2011 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. Gratz now has six career interceptions

SPECIAL TEAMS NOTES Solid Start For Christen Redshirt junior kicker Chad Christen (Etters, Pa.) connected on all three of his field goals attempts and all four extra points in his first collegiate game as a placekicker. Christen had handled kickoff duties only for the past two years and is replacing UConn’s all-time leading kicker Dave Teggart this year. Christen connected on field goals of 36, 47 and 19 yards vs. UMass and hit on two extra points. He connected on his one PAT attempt vs. N.C. State. Wagner Already In The Books UConn redshirt junior Cole Wagner (York, Pa.) has already established himself as a top performer in the UConn record books. Wagner has been the Husky punter for the past two seasons and was a Second Team All-Conference pick last year. He currently is in a statistical tie for first in UConn career history in punting average (min. 80 punts) with a 41.1 average (joins Desi Cullen from 2006-09) and is eight in career number of punts (169) and sixth in career yardage (6,950).

2012 Game-By-Game Starters Connecticut Offense Game WR Massachusetts Davis NC State Davis at Maryland at Western Michigan Buffalo at Rutgers Temple at Syracuse at USF Pittsburgh at Louisville Cincinnati Connecticut defense Game DE Massachusetts T. Williams NC State T. Williams at Maryland at Western Michigan Buffalo at Rutgers Temple at Syracuse at USF Pittsburgh at Louisville Cincinnati

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WR N. Williams N. Williams

LT Bennett Bennett

DT Wirth Wirth

DT Campenni Campenni

LG C RG RT Greene Mateas Masters Friend Greene Mateas Masters Friend

DE Joseph Joseph

SLB Moore Moore

TE Delahunt Griffin

QB FB Whitmer Frank Whitmer Frank

MLB WLB CB S Smallwood Johnson Wreh-Wilson B. Jones Smallwood Johnson Wreh-Wilson B. Jones

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TB McCombs McCombs

S CB Brown Gratz Brown Gratz


September 15, 2012 • at Maryland STADIUM/ATTENDANCE NOTES RENTSCHLER FIELD The Huskies moved into brand new Rentschler Field in East Hartford for the 2003 season. 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. FAN NO. 2,000,000 On Friday, Sept. 16, 2011, 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 finished 4-3 at Rentschler Field 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 44-16 all-time at Rentschler Field including a 24-7 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 (2016). UConn has now played host to non-conference opponents from the Atlantic Coast Conference, Big 10, Big XII and Southeastern Conference at Rentschler Field.

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Name Ht. Moore, Sio** 6-2 Foxx, Deshon 5-10 Gutierrez, Ricky 6-1 Wreh-Wilson, Blidi*** 6-2 Smith, Michael*** 6-0 Williams, Jhavon 5-11 Gratz, Dwayne*** 6-0 Phillips, Shakim 6-1 Abrams, Kamal 5-10 Whitmer, Chandler 6-1 McCummings, Scott* 6-2 Cochran, Casey 6-0 Stevenson, David 5-8 Christen, Chad** 6-1 Clax, Jazzmar 5-11 Brown, Ty-Meer* 6-0 Jones, Byron* 6-1 Driscoll, Blaise 6-1 Puyol, Bobby 6-0 McEntee, Johnny* 6-3 Marder, Ellis 6-1 Allen, Denzel 6-0 Williams, Joseph 5-11 Adams, Andrew 6-0 Lee, Wilbert 6-1 Stewart, Graham 6-1 Hyppolite, Martin 6-0 Clark, Tyree 5-10 Johnson, Jory*** 6-1 Mack, Taylor* 5-9 Melifonwu, Obi 6-3 Williams, Nick*** 5-10 Ashiru, Jefferson 6-1 Smallwood, Yawin* 6-3 Kenney, David* 6-0 Tartaglino, Martin 5-9 Vinci, Wyatt 6-3 Osiecki, Michael 6-2 Cherry, Robert 6-0 Claflin, Jeremy 6-1 Kantor, Alex 5-9 Floyd, Jordan 6-1 Battles-Santos, Brendan 6-3 Steg, Brandon 6-2 Wain, Justin 6-3 McCombs, Lyle* 5-8 DeLorenzo, Max 5-11 Norris, Elijah 6-4 Matteis, Christopher 5-9 Vann, Marquise 6-0 Frank, Reuben* 6-3 Williams, Trevardo*** 6-2 McQuillan, Sean 6-4 Bullock, Tyler 6-4 Willman, Tim 6-4 Donohue, Ryan 6-0 Wirth, Ryan* 6-3 Stephens, Omaine 6-4 Hicks, Jon 6-3 Pruitt, Angelo 6-3 Hopkins, Wesley 6-2 Louis, Jonathan 6-5 Stephen, Shamar** 6-5 Samra, Tyler 6-3 Oldach, William 6-4 Masters, Adam*** 6-4 Cruz, Gus 6-2 Manco, Dominick 6-0 Mueller, Adam* 6-1 Paull, Bryan 6-3 Greene, Steve* 6-5 Bockeloh, Kyle 6-3 Levy, Richard 6-6 Bennett, Jimmy 6-9 Mateas, Alex 6-3 Nwokeji, Paul 6-5 Hemingway, Xavier 6-4 Rugg, Zach 6-5 Friend, Kevin** 6-6 Gifford, Dalton 6-5 Shortell, Neil 6-3 Guardi, Frank 6-0 Green, John 5-11 Jones, Tebucky 6-0 Davis, Geremy* 6-1 Wagner, Cole** 6-2 Horan, James 6-4 Delahunt, John*** 6-3 Campenni, Julian 5-11 Joseph, Jesse*** 6-3 Myers, Mykal 6-0 Goodrich, James 5-10 Trivedi, Sujay 5-9 Griffin, Ryan*** 6-6 Adeyemi, Kenton 6-4 Knappe, Andreas 6-9 Parker, Spencer 6-4 McBryde, B.J. 6-5 Jennings, Ted** 6-6 Marinan, Sean 6-0

Wt. 229 167 170 190 201 185 198 200 179 191 224 214 173 202 236 193 192 189 170 208 185 185 201 186 204 227 214 183 227 170 194 184 227 235 195 218 238 228 186 186 185 205 250 226 190 166 213 230 230 224 239 233 238 302 270 242 271 220 245 296 265 259 317 250 280 298 306 239 225 298 309 284 280 309 293 261 262 285 295 297 250 182 175 185 214 211 210 243 281 259 300 172 180 247 259 280 218 301 254 250

Pos. Cl. Hometown/HS/Prep Head Coach: LB RSr. Apex, N.C./Apex WR So. Lynchburg, Va./Brookville Paul Pasqualoni (Penn State, 1972) WR Fr. Hialeah, Fla./American CB RSr. Edinboro, Pa./General McLane Defensive Coord./Cornerbacks: WR Sr. Houston, Texas/Westside Don Brown (Norwich University, 1977) CB Fr. Wellington, Fla./Palm Beach Central CB RSr. Piscataway, N.J./Piscataway Offensive Coord./Offensive Line: WR RSo. Paterson, N.J./Boston Coll./DePaul Cath. George DeLeone (Connecticut, 1970) WR So. Dover, Del./Dover QB RSo. Newnan, Ga./Butler CC Asst. Head Coach/Defensive Line: QB RSo. Natick, Mass./Natick Hank Hughes (Springfield, 1979) QB Fr. Monroe, Conn./Masuk CB RFr. Stone Mountain, Ga./Stephenson Wide Receivers/Recruiting Coord: K/P RJr. Etters, Pa./Red Lane FB/LB Fr. Freehold, N.J./Neptune Matt Cersosimo (Springfield, 2000) S RSo. McKeesport, Pa./McKeesport Quarterbacks: DB RSo. New Britain, Conn./St. Paul (Bristol) QB Sr. Avon, Conn./Avon Old Farms Shane Day (Kansas State, 1999) K Fr. North Palm Beach, Fla./Dwyer Tight Ends: QB RSr. Fullerton, Calif./Servite S Fr. Windermere, Fla./Lake Highland Prep Mike Foley (Colgate, 1978) WR Sr. Ledyard, Conn./Rhode Island Safeties: TB Fr. Allentown, Pa./Emmaus S RFR. Fayetteville, Ga./Woodward Acad. Darrell Perkins (Wyoming, 1990) S RFr. Brooklyn, N.Y./Boys and Girls LB RFr. Durham, Conn./Florida/Xavier Running Backs/Special Teams Coord.: RB RJr. Wakefield, Mass./Wakefield Clayton White (North Carolina State, 2001) CB RFr. Tampa, Fla./Alonso OLB RSr. Mobile, Ala./St. Paul’s/The Hun School Linebackers: CB Jr. Powder Springs, Ga./The Lovett School Jon Wholley (Connecticut, 2004) S Fr. South Grafton, Mass./Grafton WR Sr. East Windsor, N.J./The Hun School Offensive Graduate Assistant: LB RFr. Powder Springs, Ga./McEachern Michael Digman (Missouri, 2007) LB RSo. Worcester, Mass./ Doherty OLB RJr. Highstown, N.J./The Peddie School Defensive Graduate Assistant: FB Sr. Torrington, Conn./Torrington LB/FB Fr. Ridgewood, N.J./St. Joseph/Hun School Jordan Orlovsky (Miami, 2009) FB RSo. Seymour, Conn./ Seymour Graduate Assistants: WR Jr. Simsbury, Conn./Simsbury S RFr. West Hartford, Conn./ Conard Luke Bengston (St. Cloud State, 2008) CB Jr. Potomac, Md./ Winston Churchill Jon Guynes (Lehigh, 2005) S Fr. Bel Air, Md./Loyola Blakefield DE Fr. Eastham, Mass./Nauset Regional Director of Football Administration: LB RSo. Coral Springs, Fla./J.P. Taravella Tim Pendergast (SUNY Cortland, 1980) P Fr. Wilmington, N.C./Eugene Ashley RB RSo. Staten Island, N.Y./St. Joseph By The Sea Strength & Conditioning Coord.: RB RFr. Berlin, Conn./Berlin DE Fr. Upper Marlboro, Md./Archbishop Carroll Jerry Martin (Syracuse, 1978) FB RFr. North Haven, Conn./North Haven Recruiting Assistant: LB RFr. Cincinnati, Ohio/Fairfield Senior FB RSo. Poughkeepsie, N.Y./Poughkeepsie Dave Wilczewski (Connecticut, 2008) DE Sr. Bridgeport, Conn./Canterbury Dir. of Alumni and Community Affairs: TE RFr. Glastonbury, Conn./Avon Old Farms OG RJr. Mechanicsburg, Pa./Mechanicsburg Andy Baylock (Central Connecticut, 1960) DT RJr. Fulton, Md./Reservoir LB Sr. Montvale, N.J./St. Joseph Reg./Maryland Football Equipment Manager: DT RSr. Medford, N.J./Shawnee/Cheshire Acad. Chris Stasaitis (Connecticut, 2001) LB Fr. East Orange, N.J./East Orange Campus Head Athletic Trainer: LB Fr. Palmyra, Pa./Palmyra DT RSo. Cincinnati, Ohio/ North College Hill Bob Howard, MA, ATC (Connecticut, 1988) DL Fr. Bloomfield, Conn./Northwest Cath. DE RSo. Brockton, Mass./Wyoming Seminary Team Physician: DT RJr. Brookville, N.Y./Long Island Lutheran Dr. Jeffrey Anderson, MD (North Park, 1986) OG Fr. Wycoff, N.J./Don Bosco LS Fr. Hopkinton, Mass./The Rivers School OT RSr. Bethesda, Md./Walt Whitman ADD-a-YEM-ee OG RSo. Manchester, N.H./Kimball Union Acad. Kenton Adeyemi LS RFr. Lagrangeville, N.Y./Arlington Ty-Meer Brown tie-MEER LS Jr. Park Ridge, Ill./Maine Township South Dwayne Gratz grats (like congrats) C RSo. Parkland, Fla./M. Stoneman Douglas OG RJr. Edensburg, Pa./Bishop Carroll Martin Hyppolite HIP-o-light C Fr. Houston, Texas/ Cypress Creek Sio Moore SEE-oh OT Fr. Trenton, N.J./Trenton Central OT RSr. Alexandria, Va./West Potomac Michael Osiecki oh-shess-shi OG RSo. Ottawa, Ont./Penn State/Ottawa Sooners Yawin Smallwood yah-win OT RFr. Randolph, Mass./Thayer Academy OT RFr. Powder Springs, Ga./McEachern Brandon Steg stegg (rhymes with egg) OG Fr. Windber, Pa./Bishop McCort OT RJr. Warrentown, Va./Faquier Shamar Stephen stef-in OT RFr. Fairhaven, Mass./Bridgton (Maine) Acad. Blidi Wreh-Wilson bleed-ee ray-wilson TE RSo. Mission Hills, Kan./Butler CC WR Jr. New Fairfield, Conn./ New Fairfield WR Fr. Miami, Fla./Felix Varela WR RSo. Farmington, Conn./ New Britain WR RSo. Lawrenceville, Ga./ Norcross P RJr. York, Pa./ York Suburban TE Fr. Rockaway, N.J./Bergen Catholic TE RSr. Ottawa, Ont./ Holy Trinity DT RFr. West Pittson, Pa./ Wyoming Area DE Sr. Laval, Que./ Vanier Prep DT Fr. Newburgh, N.Y./Newburgh Free Acad. K RFr. Falmouth, Maine/ Falmouth WR Jr. Glastonbury, Conn./Glastonbury TE RSr. Londonderry, N.H./ Londonderry DT RFR. Wethersfield, Conn./Fork Union (VA) Ac. DL Fr. Silkeborg, Denmark/Handelsskolen Silkeborg TE Sr. Newington, Conn./Lasell DE RSo. Beaver Falls, Pa./ Beaver Falls DE RSr. Dayton, Ohio/ Chaminade-Julienne *- indicates letters earned DE Fr. Higganum, Conn./Xavier

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2012 Connecticut Football Two-Deep (as of September 10, 2012)

LT: LG: C: RG: RT: TE: WR: FB: QB: TB: WR:

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offense

72 Jimmy Bennett (RSr., 6-9, 309) 78 Dalton Gifford (RFr., 6-5, 297) 69 Steve Greene (RJr., 6-5, 309) 60 Tyler Samra (Fr., 6-3, 250) 73 Alex Mateas (RSo., 6-3, 293) 50 Tyler Bullock (RJr., 6-4, 302) 63 Adam Masters (RSr., 6-4, 298) 65 Gus Cruz (RSo., 6-2, 306) 77 Kevin Friend (RJr., 6-6, 295) 75 Xavier Hemingway (RFr., 6-4, 262) 89 John Delahunt (RSr., 6-3, 243) 94 Ryan Griffin (RSr., 6-6, 247) 6 Michael Smith (Sr., 6-0, 201) OR 31 Nick Williams (Sr., 5-10, 184) 84 Tebucky Jones (RSo., 6-0, 185) 47 Reuben Frank (RSo., 6-3, 239) 36 Michael Osiecki (RSo., 6-2, 228) 10 Chandler Whitmer (RSo., 6-1, 191) 18 Johnny McEntee (RSr., 6-3, 208) 43 Lyle McCombs (RSo., 5-8, 166) 25 Martin Hyppolite (RJr., 6-0, 214) 85 Geremy Davis (RSo., 6-1, 214) 8 Shakim Phillips (RSo., 6-1, 200)

defense

DE: 48 Trevardo Williams (Sr., 6-2, 233) 51 Tim Willman (RJr., 6-4, 270) DT: 53 Ryan Wirth (RSr., 6-3, 271) 97 B.J. McBryde (RSo., 6-5, 301) DT: 90 Julian Campenni (RFr., 5-11, 281) 56 Angelo Pruitt (RSo., 6-3, 296) DE: 91 Jesse Joseph (Sr., 6-3, 259) 45 Elijah Norris (Fr., 6-4, 230) OLB: 3 Sio Moore (RSr., 6-2, 229) 32 Jefferson Ashiru (RFr., 6-1, 227) ILB: 33 Yawin Smallwood (Rso., 6-3, 235) 46 Marquise Vann (RFr., 6-0, 224) ILB: 28 Jory Johnson (RSr., 6-1, 227) 52 Ryan Donohue (Sr., 6-0, 242) CB: 5 Blidi Wreh-Wilson (RSr., 6-2, 190) 29 Taylor Mack (Jr., 5-9, 170) S: 16 Byron Jones (RSo., 6-1, 192) 22 Andrew Adams (RFr., 6-0, 186) S: 15 Ty-Meer Brown (RSo., 6-0, 193) 39 Jordan Floyd (Fr., 6-1, 205) CB: 7 Dwayne Gratz (RSr., 6-0, 198) 12 David Stevenson (RFr., 5-8, 173)

special teams

13 Chad Christen (RJr., 6-1, 202) 17 Bobby Puyol (Fr., 6-0, 170) 86 Cole Wagner (RJr., 6-2, 211) 13 Chad Christen (RJr., 6-1, 202) 86 Cole Wagner (RJr., 6-2, 211) 17 Blaise Driscoll (Sr., 6-1, 189)

KR: PR: LS:

31 Nick Williams (Sr., 5-10, 184) 29 Taylor Mack (Jr., 5-9, 170) 31 Nick Williams (Sr., 5-10, 184) 29 Taylor Mack (Jr., 5-9, 170) 67 Adam Mueller (Jr., 6-1, 225) 66 Dominick Manco (RFr., 6-0, 239)

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September 15, 2012 • at Maryland The Last Time an Individual... KICKOFF RETURN FOR A TOUCHDOWN By UConn: Robbie Frey (95), vs. Oklahoma, Jan. 1, 2011 By Opp.: Adrian Bushell (100), Louisville, Nov. 19, 2011

FOUR-PLUS TOUCHDOWN PASSES By UConn: Johnny McEntee (4), vs. Western Michigan, Oct. 1, 2011 By Opp.: Geno Smith (4), West Virginia, Oct. 8, 2011

OPENING KICKOFF RETURN FOR A TOUCHDOWN By UConn: Larry Taylor (97), vs. Temple, Oct. 23, 2004 By Opp.: Adrian Bushell (100), Louisville, Nov. 19, 2011

TEN-PLUS RECEPTIONS By UConn: Cornell Brockington (10), at Syracuse, Oct. 30, 2004 By Opp.: Jordan White (12), Western Michigan, Oct. 1, 2011 Robert Arnheim (10), Western Michigan, Oct. 1, 2011

STANDARD PUNT RETURN FOR A TOUCHDOWN By UConn: Robert McClain (87), vs. Cincinnati, Nov. 7, 2009 By Opp.: Doug Beaumont (74), Louisville, Oct. 23, 2010 BLOCKED PUNT RETURN FOR A TOUCHDOWN By UConn: Max DeLorenzo (0), vs. Massachusetts, Aug. 30, 2012 By Opp.: Parker Cantey (0), Syracuse, Nov. 15, 2008 INTERCEPTION RETURN FOR A TOUCHDOWN By UConn: Dwayne Gratz (37), vs. Massachusetts, Aug. 30, 2012 By Opp.: Drew Frey (15), Cincinnati, Dec. 3, 2011 FUMBLE RETURN FOR A TOUCHDOWN By UConn: Kendall Reyes (9), vs. Rutgers, Nov. 26, 2011 By Opp.: Walter Stewart (0), Cincinnati, Dec. 3, 2011 30-PLUS CARRIES By UConn: Lyle McCombs (32), vs. USF, Oct. 15, 2011 By Opp.: LaRod Stephens-Howling (32), Pittsburgh, Nov. 11, 2006 100 YARDS RUSHING By UConn: Lyle McCombs (152), vs. Syracuse, Nov. 5, 2011 By Opp.: Bilal Powell (105), Louisville, Oct. 23, 2010 150 YARDS RUSHING By UConn: Lyle McCombs (152), vs. Syracuse, Nov. 5, 2011 By Opp.: Bernard Pierce (169), Temple, Sept. 18, 2010 200 YARDS RUSHING By UConn: Jordan Todman (222), vs. Pittsburgh, Nov. 11, 2010 By Opp.: Ray Rice (217), Rutgers, Oct. 22, 2005 THREE RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS By UConn: Lyle McCombs (4), vs. Fordham, Sept. 3, 2011 By Opp.: B.J. Daniels (3), USF, Dec. 5, 2009 FOUR-PLUS RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS By UConn: Lyle McCombs (4), vs. Fordham, Sept, 3, 2011 By Opp.: Tony Hollings (4), Georgia Tech, Sept. 7, 2002 RUSHING TOUCHDOWN AND A RECEIVING TOUCHDOWN By UConn: Andre Dixon, vs. Akron, Sept. 29, 2007 By Opp.: Bernard Pierce, Temple, Sept. 18, 2010 5­0-PLUS PASSING ATTEMPTS By UConn: Dan Orlovsky (51), at Syracuse, Oct. 30, 2004 By Opp.: Alex Carder (51), Western Michigan, Oct. 1, 2011 300 YARDS PASSING By UConn: Johnny McEntee (300), vs. W. Michigan, Oct. 1, 2011 By Opp.: Tino Sunseri (419), Pittsburgh, Oct. 26, 2011 400 YARDS PASSING By UConn: Dan Orlovsky (445), at Syracuse, Oct. 30, 2004 By Opp.: Tino Sunseri (419), Pittsburgh, Oct. 26, 2011

100 YARDS RECEIVING By UConn: Kashif Moore (110), vs. Louisville, Nov. 19, 2011 By Opp.: Anthony McClung (142), Cincinnati, Dec. 3, 2011 150 YARDS RECEIVING By UConn: Marcus Easley (157), vs. West Virginia, Oct. 24, 2009 By Opp.: Brandon Coleman (223), Rutgers, Nov. 26, 2011 200 YARDS RECEIVING By UConn: Dak Newton (222), vs. Villanova, Oct. 5, 1996 By Opp.: Brandon Coleman (223), Rutgers, Nov. 26, 2011 TWO RECEIVING TOUCHDOWNS By UConn: Kashif Moore (2), vs. Western Michigan, Oct. 1, 2011 By Opp.: Anthony McClung (2), Cincinnati, Dec. 3, 2011 THREE-PLUS RECEIVING TOUCHDOWNS By UConn: Dak Newton (3), vs. Villanova, Oct. 5, 1996 By Opp.: Ed Young (3), Buffalo, Sept. 25, 2010 70-YARD PUNT By UConn: Chris Pavasaris (74), at Louisville, Dec. 2, 2006 By Opp.: Tyson Beattie (71), Indiana, Sept. 23, 2006 MADE A 50-PLUS YARD FIELD GOAL By UConn: Dave Teggart (53), at Cincinnati, Dec. 3, 2011 By Opp.: Matt Weller (50), Ohio, September 5, 2009 THREE FIELD GOALS By UConn: Chad Christen (3), vs. Massachusetts, Aug. 30, 2012 By Opp.: Justin Brockhaus-Kann (3), USF, Dec. 4, 2010 FOUR FIELD GOALS By UConn: Dave Teggart (4), at Cincinnati, Dec. 3, 2011 By Opp.: Chris Philpott (4), Louisville, Oct. 23, 2010 TWO SACKS By UConn: Trevardo Williams (2.5), vs. NC State, Sep. 8, 2012 By Opp.: Derek Wolfe (2.5), Cincinnati, Dec. 3, 2011 THREE-PLUS SACKS By UConn: Trevardo Williams (4), vs. Rutgers, Nov. 26, 2011 By Opp.: Anthony Hoke (3), Cincinnati, Nov. 10, 2007 TWO INTERCEPTIONS By UConn: Jerome Junior (2), vs. Buffalo, Sept. 25, 2010 By Opp.: Phillip Thomas (2), Syracuse, Nov. 5, 2011 THREE-PLUS INTERCEPTIONS By UConn: Darius Butler (3), at Army, Oct. 1, 2005 By Opp.: Derek Carter (3), Maine, Oct. 14, 1995

THREE TOUCHDOWN PASSES By UConn: Johnny McEntee (4), vs. Western Michigan, Oct. 1, 2011 By Opp.: Munchie Legaux (3), Cincinnati, Dec. 3, 2011

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September 15, 2012 • at Maryland The Last Time a Team... BLOCKED PUNT By UConn: vs. Massachusetts, Aug. 30, 2012 (Taylor Mack block of Jeff Strait)) By Opp.: Pittsburgh, December 6, 2008 (Michael Toerper block of Desi Cullen)

90-PLUS OFFENSIVE PLAYS By UConn: 91, vs. Pittsburgh, Nov. 11, 2006 By Opp.: 90, Buffalo, Sept. 25, 2010

BLOCKED FIELD GOAL By UConn: vs. Murray State, Sept. 4, 2004 (James Hargrave block of Morgan Riley) By Opp.: at Buffalo, Sept. 24, 2011 (Steven Means block of Dave Teggart) 100-YARD RUSHER AND A 300-YARD PASSER By UConn: vs. Western Michigan, Oct. 1, 2011 (Lyle McCombs and Johnny McEntee) By Opp.: Notre Dame, Nov. 21, 2009 (Armando Allen and Jimmy Clausen)

500 YARDS OF TOTAL OFFENSE By UConn: 501, at West Virginia, Oct. 24, 2009 By Opp.: 529, Pittsburgh, Oct. 26, 2011 600 YARDS OF TOTAL OFFENSE By UConn: 600, vs. Liberty, Sept. 10, 2005 By Opp.: 711, Cincinnati, Nov. 7, 2009 TEN-PLUS PUNTS By UConn: 11, vs. Rutgers, Oct. 8, 2010 By Opp.: 10, Rutgers, Oct. 31, 2009

100-YARD RECEIVER AND A 300-YARD PASSER By UConn: vs. Western Michigan, Oct. 1, 2011 (Kashif Moore and Johnny McEntee) By Opp.: West Virginia, Oct. 8, 2011 (Stedman Bailey, Ivan McCartney, and Geno Smith)

ZERO PUNTS By UConn: at Syracuse, Oct. 30, 2004 By Opp.: unknown (records available since 1961) SUCCESSFUL ONSIDE KICK By UConn: vs. Louisville, Nov. 19, 2011 By Opp.: Rutgers, Nov. 26, 2011

100-YARD RUSHER, 100-YARD RECEIVER AND A 300-YARD PASSER By UConn: vs. Western Michigan, Oct. 1, 2011 (Lyle McCombs, Kashif Moore, and Johnny McEntee) By Opp.: Notre Dame, Nov. 21, 2009

RECORDED A SAFETY By UConn: vs. Vanderbilt, Oct. 2, 2010 (Ball snapped through the back of the end zone) By Opp.: West Virginia, Oct. 8, 2011 (Sack of Johnny McEntee in the end zone)

TWO 100-YARD RUSHERS By UConn: vs. Texas Southern, Sept. 11, 2010 (Jordan Todman and Robbie Frey) By Opp.: Louisville, Sept. 26, 2008 (Bidal Powell and Vic Anderson)

MADE TWO-POINT CONVERSION By UConn: at Cincinnati, Dec. 3, 2011 (Johnny McEntee pass to Corey Manning) By Opp.: Pittsburgh, Oct. 10, 2009 (Bill Stull pass to Cedric McGee)

TWO 100-YARD RECEIVERS By UConn: vs. Massachusetts, Oct. 17, 1998 (John Fitzsimmons and Carl Bond) By Opp.: Rutgers, Nov. 26, 2011 (Mohamed Sanu and Brandon Coleman)

SCORED 50 POINTS By UConn: UConn 62, Texas Southern 3, Sept. 11, 2010 By Opp.: West Virginia 66, UConn 21, Nov. 24, 2007

(Armando Allen, Golden Tate, Michael Floyd, and Jimmy Clausen)

TWO QBS THROW OVER 100 YARDS By UConn: vs. Middle Tennessee, Nov. 4, 2000 (Chris Willis and Luke Richmond) By Opp.: Rutgers, Nov. 26, 2011 (Chas Dodd and Gary Nova)

RECORDED A SHUTOUT By UConn: UConn 37, Massachusetts 0, Aug. 30, 2012 By Opp.: Louisville 26, UConn 0, Oct. 23, 2010 RECORDED A SHUTOUT AT UCONN By UConn: UConn 37, Massachusetts 0, Aug. 30, 2012 By Opp.: Navy 30, UConn 0, Sept. 23, 1978

30-PLUS FIRST DOWNS By UConn: 30, vs. Pittsburgh, Nov. 11, 2006 By Opp.: 34, Villanova, Oct. 16, 1999

WON BY 30 OR MORE POINTS By UConn: UConn 37, Massachusetts 0, Aug. 30, 2012 By Opp.: West Virginia 66, UConn 21, Nov. 24, 2007

FEWER THAN 10 FIRST DOWNS By UConn: 9, vs. Wake Forest, Dec. 29, 2007 By Opp.: 3, Massachusetts, Aug. 30, 2012

CAME FROM AT LEAST 10 POINTS BEHIND TO WIN By UConn: UConn 16, West Virginia 13 (trailed 10-0), Oct. 29, 2010 By Opp.: Iowa State 24, UConn 20 (trailed 10-0), Sept. 16, 2011

LESS THAN 50 YARDS RUSHING By UConn: 18, at Cincinnati, Dec. 3, 2011 By Opp.: 3, Massachusetts, Aug. 30, 2012 ATTEMPTED 50-PLUS PASSES By UConn: 56, vs. Rutgers, Oct. 31, 2009 By Opp.: 51, Western Michigan, Oct. 1, 2011 300 YARDS RUSHING By UConn: 358, vs. Buffalo, Jan. 3, 2009 By Opp.: 360, Syracuse, Nov. 28, 2009 400 YARDS PASSING By UConn: 445, at Syracuse, Oct. 30, 2004 By Opp.: 439, Rutgers, Nov. 29, 2011 LESS THAN 100 YARDS PASSING By UConn: 98, at Syracuse, Nov. 20, 2010 By Opp.: 96, Syracuse, Nov. 15, 2008

SCORED ON FIRST PLAY FROM SCRIMMAGE By UConn: at Wake Forest, Nov. 15, 2003 (O’Neil Wilson 55 pass from Dan Orlovsky) By Opp.: USF, Oct. 7, 2006 (Matt Grothe 16 run) WON ON THE FINAL SNAP OF REGULATION (NOT OT) 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) OVERTIME WIN By UConn: UConn 16, West Virginia 13, Oct. 29, 2010 By Opp.: Ball State 24, UConn 21, Sept. 28, 2002

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September 15, 2012 • at Maryland Offensive Career Highs KAMAL ABRAMS • SO • WR • #9 Most Rushing Yards: 2, vs. Rutgers, 11/26/11 Longest Run: 2, vs. Rutgers, 11/26/11 GEREMY DAVIS • SO • WR • #85 Most Receptions: 5, vs. Massachusetts, 8/30/12 Most Rec. Yards: 79, vs. Massachusetts, 8/30/12 Longest Reception: 26, vs. Massachusetts, 8/30/12 JOHN DELAHUNT • SR • TE • #89 Most Receptions: 4, at Pittsburgh, 10/26/11 Most Rec. Yards: 46, vs. Texas So., 9/11/10 Longest Reception: 46, vs. Texas So., 9/11/10 MAX DeLORENZO • FR • RB • #44 Most Carries: 4, vs. Massachusetts, 8/30/12 Most Rush Yards: 22, vs. Massachusetts, 8/30/12 DESHON FOXX • SO • WR • #4 Most Carries: 2, vs. Fordham, 9/3/11 Most Rush Yards: 13, vs. Fordham, 9/3/11 Longest Run: 9, vs. Fordham, 9/3/11 Longest Kickoff Return: 26, at West Virginia, 10/8/11 REUBEN FRANK • SO • FB • #47 Most Receptions: 2, 3x, last at Cincinnati, 12/3/11 Most Rec. Yards: 5, vs. W. Michigan, 10/1/11 Longest Reception: 4, vs. W. Michigan, 10/1/11 RYAN GRIFFIN • SR • TE • #94 Most Receptions: 6, vs. Rutgers, 10/31/09 Most Rec. Yards: 97, vs. Fordham, 9/3/11 Longest Reception: 55, vs. Fordham, 9/3/11 MARTIN HYPPOLITE • SO • RB • #25 Most Carries: 3, vs. Massachusetts, 8/30/12 Most Rush Yards: 5, vs. Massachusetts, 8/30/12

SCOTT McCUMMINGS • SO • QB • #11 Most Passing Yards: 55, vs. Fordham, 9/3/11 Most Passing Attempts: 3, vs. Iowa State, 9/16/11 Longest pass: 55, vs. Fordham, 9/3/11 Most Carries: 13, vs. Syracuse, 11/5/11 Most Rushing Yards: 59, vs. Syracuse, 11/5/11 Longest Run: 18, vs. Western Michigan, 10/1/11 Most Rushing TDs: 2, 2x, last vs. Rutgers, 11/26/11 JOHNNY McENTEE • SR • QB • #18 Most Passing Yards: 300, vs. W. Michigan, 10/1/11 Most Passing Attempts: 43, vs. Louisville, 11/19/11 Longest Pass: 64, at Buffalo, 9/24/11 Most Passing TDs: 4, vs. W. Michigan, 10/1/11 Most Rushing Yards: 13, at West Virginia, 10/8/11 Longest Run: 12, at West Virginia, 10/8/11 MICHAEL SMITH • WR • #6 Most Receptions: 8, vs. Rhode Island, 9/26/09 Most Rec. Yards: 130, vs. Buffalo, 9/25/10 Longest Reception: 56, vs. Buffalo, 9/25/10 NICK WILLIAMS • SR • WR • #31 Most Receptions: 2, 5x, last at Cincinnati, 12/3/11 Most Rec. Yards: 113, at Buffalo, 9/24/11 Most Carries: 3, vs. Massachusetts, 8/30/12 Most Rush Yards: 24, vs. Massachusetts, 8/30/12 Longest Reception: 64, at Buffalo, 9/24/11 Longest Kickoff Return: 100, vs. Rutgers, 8/8/10 Longest Punt Return: 36, at Pittsburgh, 10/26/11 CHANDLER WHITMER • SO • #10 Most Passing Yards: 219 , vs. Massachusetts, 8/30/12 Most Passing Attempts: 25 , vs. Massachusetts, 8/30/12 Longest Pass: 34 , vs. Massachusetts, 8/30/12 Most Rushing Yards: 4 , vs. Massachusetts, 8/30/12 Longest Run: 2, vs. Massachusetts, 8/30/12

TEBUCKY JONES • SO • WR • #84 Most Rec. Yards: 17, at Vanderbilt, 9/10/11 Longest Reception: 17, at Vanderbilt, 9/10/11 Most Rushing Yards: 2, vs. Rutgers, 11/26/11 Longest Run: 2, vs. Rutgers, 11/26/11 LYLE McCOMBS • SO • RB • #43 Most Carries: 32, vs. USF, 10/15/11 Most Rush Yards: 152, vs. Syracuse, 11/5/11 Most Rushing TDs: 4, vs. Fordham, 9/3/11 Most TDs: 4, vs. Fordham, 9/3/11 Longest Run: 65, vs. Western Michigan, 10/1/11 Most Receptions: 4, vs. Rutgers, 11/26/11 Most Rec. Yards: 52, vs. W. Michigan, 10/1/11 Longest reception: 43, vs. NC State, 9/8/12

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September 15, 2012 • at Maryland Defensive Career Highs TY-MEER BROWN • SO • S • #15 Most Tackles: 8, 2x, last at Cincinnati, 12/3/11 Most TFL: 1.0, at Cincinnati, 12/3/11 Most PBU: 3, vs. Rutgers, 11/26/11 Longest Int. Return: 48, at West Virginia, 10/8/11 DWAYNE GRATZ • SR • CB • #7 Most Tackles: 10, at Michigan, 9/4/10 Most TFL: 1.5, vs. Iowa State, 9/16/11 Most PBU: 2, 3x, last at Louisville, 10/23/10 Longest Int. Return: 46, vs. Oklahoma, 1/1/11 Longest Fumble Return: 14, vs. USF, 10/15/11 TEDDY JENNINGS • SR • DE • #98 Most Tackles: 8, vs. Fordham, 9/3/11 Most TFL: 2.5, 2x, last at Vanderbilt, 9/10/11 Most Sacks: 1.5, at Vanderbilt, 9/10/11 JORY JOHNSON • SR • OLB • #28 Most Tackles: 11, 3x, last vs. Louisville, 11/19/11 Most TFL: 3, vs. Louisville, 11/19/11 Longest Int. Return: 15, at Vanderbilt, 9/10/11 Most PBUs: 2, vs. Syracuse, 11/5/11

SIO MOORE • SR • LB • #3 Most Tackles: 17, vs. West Virginia, 10/29/10 Most TFL: 3.5, at Vanderbilt, 9/10/11 Most Sacks: 3.5, at Vanderbilt, 9/10/11 Most PBU: 2, 2x, last vs. Massachusetts, 8/30/12 Most Forced Fumbles: 2, vs. West Virginia, 10/29/10 Most Fumble Rec.: 2, vs. West Virginia, 10/29/10 YAWIN SMALLWOOD • SO • LB • #33 Most Tackles: 14, vs. NC State, 9/8/12 Most TFL: 3.5, vs. Massachusetts, 8/30/12 Longest Fumble Return: 64, at Vanderbilt, 9/10/11 Longest Int. Return: 28. at Buffalo, 9/24/11 BRANDON STEG • SO • LB • #41 Most Tackles: 3, at West Virginia, 10/8/11 SHAMAR STEPHEN • JR • DT • #59 Most Tackles: 6, at West Virginia, 10/8/11 TREVARDO WILLIAMS • SR • DE • #48 Most Tackles: 6, 2x, last vs. Rutgers, 11/26/11 Most TFL: 4, vs. Rutgers, 11/26/11 Most Sacks: 4, vs. Rutgers, 11/26/11

BYRON JONES • SO • DB • #16 Most Tackles: 8, 2x, last vs. NC State, 9/8/12 Most PBU: 4, at West Virginia, 10/8/11 Longest Fumble Return: 10, vs. USF, 10/15/11

Ryan Wirth • sr • dt • #53 Most Tackles: 4, 2x, last vs. NC State, 9/8/12 Most TFL: 1.5, vs. NC State, 9/8/12

JESSE JOSEPH • SR • DE • #91 Most Tackles: 8, 2x, last vs. NC State, 9/8/12 Most TFL: 3, vs. Vanderbilt, 10/2/10 Most Sacks: 2, vs. Vanderbilt, 10/2/10

BLIDI WREH-WILSON • SR • CB • #5 Most Tackles: 9, vs. Iowa State, 9/16/11 Most PBU: 2, 2x, last vs. Rutgers, 11/26/11 Longest Int. Return: 53, vs. Cincinnati, 11/27/10

TAYLOR MACK • JR • CB • #29 Most Tackles: 4, 2x, last vs. NC State, 9/8/12 Longest Kick Return: 20, at Pittsburgh, 10/26/11 Longest Punt Return: 33, at Rutgers, 10/8/10 Most PBU: 2, vs. Cincinnati, 11/27/10

Special Teams Career Highs Chad Christen • jr • k • #13 Most FG Made: 3 , vs. Massachusetts, 8/30/12 Most FG Attemps: 3 , vs. Massachusetts, 8/30/12 Longest FG Made: 47 , vs. Massachusetts, 8/30/12 Most PATs: 4 , vs. Massachusetts, 8/30/12 COLE WAGNER • JR • P • #86 Most Punts: 11, at Rutgers, 10/8/10 Longest Punt: 66, at Michigan, 9/4/10 Longest Punt Average: 53.2, at USF, 12/4/10 Most Punts In20: 4, vs. Louisville, 11/19/11

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September 15, 2012 • at Maryland 2012 Connecticut Team Statistics Record: All Games Conference Non-Conference Date August 30, 2012 September 8, 2012 September 15, 2012 September 22, 2012 September 29, 2012 October 6, 2012 October 13, 2012 October 19, 2012 November 3, 2012 November 9, 2012 November 24, 2012 December 1, 2012

Overall Home Away 1-1 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 1-1 0-0 Opponent vs. Massachusetts vs. North Carolina State at Maryland at Western Michigan vs. Buffalo at Rutgers vs. Temple at Syracuse at USF vs. Pittsburgh at Louisville vs. Cincinnati

Neutral 0-0 0-0 0-0 W/L W L

Score Attend. 37-0 35,270 7-10 34,202

TEAM STATISTICS UCONN OPP --------------------------------------------------------------------------------SCORING 44 10 Points Per Game 22.0 5.0 FIRST DOWNS 27 15 Rushing 5 5 Passing 20 10 Penalty 2 0 RUSHING YARDAGE 182 57 Yards gained rushing 237 146 Yards lost rushing 55 89 Rushing Attempts 75 65 Average Per Rush 2.4 0.9 Average Per Game 91.0 28.5 TDs Rushing 3 0 PASSING YARDAGE 429 260 Comp-Att-Int 31-54-5 24-53-1 Average Per Pass 7.9 4.9 Average Per Catch 13.8 10.8 Average Per Game 214.5 130.0 TDs Passing 0 1 TOTAL OFFENSE 611 317 Total Plays 129 118 Average Per Play 4.7 2.7 Average Per Game 305.5 158.5 KICK RETURNS: #-Yards 3-81 5-97 PUNT RETURNS: #-Yards 5-88 2-12 INT RETURNS: #-Yards 1-37 5-36 KICK RETURN AVERAGE 27.0 19.4 PUNT RETURN AVERAGE 17.6 6.0 INT RETURN AVERAGE 37.0 7.2 FUMBLES-LOST 2-2 2-1 PENALTIES-Yards 9-56 13-92 Average Per Game 28.0 46.0 PUNTS-Yards 10-402 20-765 Average Per Punt 40.2 38.2 Net punt average 35.0 32.8 KICKOFFS-Yards 10-646 4-265 Average Per Kick 64.6 66.2 Net kick average 50.9 39.8 TIME OF POSSESSION/Game 31:51 28:09 3RD-DOWN Conversions 10/28 9/34 3rd-Down Pct 36% 26% 4TH-DOWN Conversions 0/2 0/2 4th-Down Pct 0% 0% SACKS BY-Yards 8-51 3-15 MISC YARDS 0 0 TOUCHDOWNS SCORED 5 1 FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS 3-3 1-2 ON-SIDE KICKS 0-0 0-0 RED-ZONE SCORES (5-6) 83% (1-1) 100% RED-ZONE TOUCHDOWNS (3-6) 50% (0-1) 0% PAT-ATTEMPTS (5-5) 100% (1-1) 100% ATTENDANCE 69472 0 Games/Avg Per Game 2/34736 0/0 Neutral Site Games 0/0 SCORE BY QUARTERS Connecticut Opponents

16

1st 7 0

2nd 13 3

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3rd 7 7

4th 17 0

Total 44 10


September 15, 2012 • at Maryland 2012 Connecticut Individual Statistics RUSHING GP Att Gain Loss Net Avg TD Long Avg/G --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------McCOMBS, Lyle 2 43 156 14 142 3.3 2 15 71.0 DeLORENZO, Max 2 4 22 0 22 5.5 0 18 11.0 WILLIAMS, Nick 2 4 24 4 20 5.0 0 14 10.0 McCUMMINGS, Sc. 2 9 18 9 9 1.0 1 4 4.5 HYPPOLITE, Mar. 2 4 5 0 5 1.2 0 3 2.5 SMITH, Michael 2 1 3 0 3 3.0 0 3 1.5 TEAM 1 1 0 3 -3 -3.0 0 0 -3.0 WHITMER, Chan. 2 9 9 25 -16 -1.8 0 5 -8.0 Total.......... 2 75 237 55 182 2.4 3 18 91.0 Opponents...... 2 65 146 89 57 0.9 0 9 28.5 PASSING G Effic Cmp-Att-Int Pct Yds TD Lng Avg/G --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------WHITMER, Chan. 2 106.79 30-52-5 57.7 423 0 43 211.5 McENTEE, Johnny 1 75.20 1-2-0 50.0 6 0 6 6.0 Total.......... 2 105.62 31-54-5 57.4 429 0 43 214.5 Opponents...... 2 88.94 24-53-1 45.3 260 1 46 130.0

PUNT RETURNS WILLIAMS, Nick MACK, Taylor DeLORENZO, Max Total.......... Opponents......

No. 4 1 0 5 2

Yds Avg 67 16.8 21 21.0 0 0.0 88 17.6 12 6.0

TD 0 0 1 1 0

Lng 34 0 0 34 10

INTERCEPTIONS GRATZ, Dwayne Total.......... Opponents......

No. 1 1 5

Yds Avg 37 37.0 37 37.0 36 7.2

TD 1 1 0

Lng 37 37 20

KICK RETURNS WILLIAMS, Nick Total.......... Opponents......

No. 3 3 5

Yds Avg 81 27.0 81 27.0 97 19.4

TD 0 0 0

Lng 37 37 24

FUMBLE RETURNS No. Yds Avg Total.......... 0 0 0.0 Opponents...... 0 0 0.0

TD Lng 0 0 0 0

RECEIVING G No. Yds Avg TD Long Avg/G ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------DAVIS, Geremy 2 7 106 15.1 0 26 53.0 WILLIAMS, Nick 2 4 75 18.8 0 30 37.5 McCOMBS, Lyle 2 4 74 18.5 0 43 37.0 SMITH, Michael 2 4 34 8.5 0 14 17.0 DELAHUNT, John 2 3 33 11.0 0 19 16.5 PHILLIPS, Shak. 2 3 30 10.0 0 15 15.0 GRIFFIN, Ryan 2 2 38 19.0 0 34 19.0 OSIECKI, Mike 2 2 23 11.5 0 16 11.5 HYPPOLITE, Mar. 2 1 10 10.0 0 10 5.0 JONES, Tebucky 1 1 6 6.0 0 6 6.0 Total.......... 2 31 429 13.8 0 43 214.5 Opponents...... 2 24 260 10.8 1 46 130.0 FIELD GOALS FGM-FGA Pct 01-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 Lg Blk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------CHRISTEN, Chad 3-3 100.0 1-1 0-0 1-1 1-1 0-0 47 0 PUNTING No. Yds Avg Long TB FC I20 Blkd ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------WAGNER, Cole 10 402 40.2 49 2 2 4 0 Total.......... 10 402 40.2 49 2 2 4 0 Opponents...... 20 765 38.2 47 1 6 3 1

FG SEQUENCE CONNECTICUT Massachusetts (36),(47),(19) North Carolina State -

OPPONENTS (40),44

Numbers in (parentheses) indicate field goal was made.

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September 15, 2012 • at Maryland 2012 Connecticut Individual Statistics |------------- PATs------- ------| SCORING TD FGs Kick Rush Rcv Pass DXP Saf Points --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------CHRISTEN, Chad 0 3-3 5-5 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 14 McCOMBS, Lyle 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 12 DeLORENZO, Max 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6 McCUMMINGS, Sc. 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6 GRATZ, Dwayne 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6 Total.......... 5 3-3 5-5 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 44 Opponents...... 1 1-2 1-1 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 10 TOTAL OFFENSE G Plays Rush Pass Total Avg/G --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------WHITMER, Chan. 2 61 -16 423 407 203.5 McCOMBS, Lyle 2 43 142 0 142 71.0 DeLORENZO, Max 2 4 22 0 22 11.0 WILLIAMS, Nick 2 4 20 0 20 10.0 McCUMMINGS, Sc. 2 9 9 0 9 4.5 McENTEE, Johnny 1 2 0 6 6 6.0 HYPPOLITE, Mar. 2 4 5 0 5 2.5 SMITH, Michael 2 1 3 0 3 1.5 TEAM 1 1 -3 0 -3 -3.0 Total.......... 2 129 182 429 611 305.5 Opponents...... 2 118 57 260 317 158.5 ALL PURPOSE G Rush Rec PR KOR IR Tot Avg/G ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------WILLIAMS, Nick 2 20 75 67 81 0 243 121.5 McCOMBS, Lyle 2 142 74 0 0 0 216 108.0 DAVIS, Geremy 2 0 106 0 0 0 106 53.0 GRIFFIN, Ryan 2 0 38 0 0 0 38 19.0 SMITH, Michael 2 3 34 0 0 0 37 18.5 GRATZ, Dwayne 2 0 0 0 0 37 37 18.5 DELAHUNT, John 2 0 33 0 0 0 33 16.5 PHILLIPS, Shak. 2 0 30 0 0 0 30 15.0 OSIECKI, Mike 2 0 23 0 0 0 23 11.5 DeLORENZO, Max 2 22 0 0 0 0 22 11.0 MACK, Taylor 2 0 0 21 0 0 21 10.5 HYPPOLITE, Mar. 2 5 10 0 0 0 15 7.5 McCUMMINGS, Sc. 2 9 0 0 0 0 9 4.5 JONES, Tebucky 1 0 6 0 0 0 6 6.0 TEAM 1 -3 0 0 0 0 -3 -3.0 WHITMER, Chan. 2 -16 0 0 0 0 -16 -8.0 Total.......... 2 182 429 88 81 37 817 408.5 Opponents...... 2 57 260 12 97 36 462 231.0

Career Starts History Offensive Line Jimmy Bennett, OT Kevin Friend, OG Steve Greene, OT Adam Masters, OG Alex Mateas, C

‘12 2 2 2 2 2

Total 5 15 25 25 2

Wide Receivers Geremy Davis, WR Nick Williams, WR

‘09 ‘10 ‘11 ‘12 - - 1 2 - - - 2

Total 3 2

Tight Ends John Delahunt, TE Ryan Griffin, TE

‘09 ‘10 ‘11 ‘12 5 5 6 1 10 8 7 1

Total 17 26

Quarterbacks ‘09 ‘10 ‘11 ‘12 Johnny McEntee, QB - - 12 - Chandler Whitmer, QB - - - 2

Total 12 2

Running Backs ‘09 ‘10 ‘11 ‘12 Martin Hyppolite, RB 1 - - - Lyle McCombs, RB - - 11 2 Totals 16 38 74 22

Total 1 13 150

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‘09 - - - - -

‘10 1 2 11 11 -

‘11 2 11 12 12 -

Defense

Defensive Line ‘09 Julian Campenni, DT - Ted Jennings, DE - Jesse Joseph, DE 13 Shamar Stephen, DT - Trevardo Williams, DT 1 Ryan Wirth, DT -

‘11 - 5 7 - 11 -

‘12 2 - 2 - 2 2

Total 2 5 34 8 21 2

Linebackers ‘09 ‘10 ‘11 Jory Johnson, LB 3 1 12 Sio Moore, LB - 9 12 Yawin Smallwood, LB - - 12

‘12 2 2 2

Total 18 23 14

Defensive Backs ‘09 Ty-Meer Brown, S - Dwayne Gratz, CB 4 Byron Jones, S - Blidi Wreh-Wilson, CB 9 Totals 30

‘12 2 2 2 2 22

Total 9 31 11 30 208

Kickers Chad Christen, K Cole Wagner, P Totals

18

Offense

‘10 - - 12 8 7 -

‘10 - 13 - 13 63

‘11 7 12 9 6 93

Special Teams ‘09 ‘10 ‘11 - - - - 13 12 - 13 12

‘12 2 2 4

Total 2 27 29


September 15, 2012 • at Maryland 2012 Connecticut Defensive Statistics |--------Tackles--------| |--Sacks--| |-------Pass Def-------| |--Fumbles--| Blkd DEFENSIVE LEADERS GP Solo Ast Total TFL/Yds No-Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------33 SMALLWOOD, Yaw. 2 12 9 21 5.5-22 1.5-10 . 1 . . . . . 16 JONES, Byron 2 4 7 11 . . . . . . . . . 3 MOORE, Sio 2 4 6 10 2.5-14 1.0-10 . 3 . . . . . 91 JOSEPH, Jesse 2 5 5 10 1.5-6 1.0-5 . . . . . . . 7 GRATZ, Dwayne 2 6 2 8 . . 1-37 1 . . 1 . . 53 WIRTH, Ryan 2 2 6 8 2.0-3 . . . . 1-0 . . . 48 WILLIAMS, Trev. 2 4 4 8 4.5-19 3.5-18 . . . . 1 . . 15 BROWN, Ty-Meer 2 5 2 7 0.5-1 . . 1 . . . . . 28 JOHNSON, Jory 2 4 2 6 1.0-1 . . 2 . . . . . 5 WREH-Wilson, B. 2 2 4 6 . . . . . . . . . 29 MACK, Taylor 2 2 4 6 . . . . . . . 1 . 56 PRUITT, Angelo 2 1 3 4 1.0-8 1.0-8 . . . . . . . 22 ADAMS, Andrew 2 2 2 4 1.0-9 . . 1 . . . . . 51 WILLMAN, Tim 2 2 . 2 1.0-5 . . . . . . . . 34 KENNEY, David 2 . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . 52 DONOHUE, Ryan 2 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . 46 VANN, Marquise 2 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . 90 CAMPENNI, Jul. 2 . 2 2 0.5-1 . . . . . . . . 98 JENNINGS, Ted 1 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . 47 FRANK, Reuben 2 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . 25 HYPPOLITE, Mar. 2 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . 73 MATEAS, Alex 2 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . 94 GRIFFIN, Ryan 2 . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . 10 WHITMER, Chan. 2 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . 23 LEE, Wilbert 2 . . . . . . 1 . . . . . Total.......... 2 63 62 125 21-89 8-51 1-37 10 . 1-0 2 1 . Opponents...... 2 80 42 122 11.0-42 3-15 5-36 5 . 2-0 2 . .

Defensive Category Leaders Sacks TFLs Interceptions T. Williams 3.5 Smallwood 5.5 Gratz 1 Smallwood 1.5 T. Williams 4.5 Moore 1.0 Moore 2.5 Joseph 1.0 Wirth 2.0 Pruitt 1.0 Joseph 1.5

Pass Break Ups Moore Johnson Gratz Johnson Lee Smallwood

3 2 1 1 1 1

Forced Fumbles Gratz T. Williams

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September 15, 2012 • at Maryland Game-By-Game Team Defensive Totals Game UT AT TT SKS (YDS) TBL (YDS) TTFL (YDS) FF FR PD INT BLK Massachusetts 26 26 52 2 (16) 8 (30) 10 (46) 0 0 6 1 1 North Carolina State 37 36 73 6 (35) 5 (8) 11 (43) 2 1 4 0 0 at Maryland at Western Michigan Buffalo at Rutgers Temple at Syracuse at USF Pittsburgh at Louisville Cincinnati UConn Totals Opp. Totals Key: UT (unassisted tackles); AT (assisted tackles); TT (total tackles); SKS (quarterback sacks); TBL (tackles other than sacks behind the line of scrimmage); TTFL (tackles for loss: SKS + TBL); FF (forced fumbles); FR (fumble recoveries); PD (pass deflections); INT (interceptions); BLK (blocked punts, FGs and PATs).

Defensive Category Leaders By Game Massachusetts Solo Tackles Smallwood........................... 5 Total Tackles Smallwood........................... 7 Moore................................... 5 Gratz.................................... 4 Wirth..................................... 4 Tackles for Loss Smallwood........................ 3.5 Moore................................ 1.5 T. Williams........................ 1.5 North Carolina State Solo Tackles Smallwood........................... 7 Total Tackles Smallwood......................... 14 Joseph................................. 8 B. Jones............................... 8 Tackles for Loss T. Williams........................ 3.0 Smallwood........................ 2.0 Sacks T. Williams........................ 2.5

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September 15, 2012 • at Maryland Game-By-Game Rushing Player DeLorenzo Hyppolite McCombs McCummings Smith Whitmer N. Williams

MASS

NCST

@UMD

@WMU

BUF

@RU

TEM

@SYR

@USF

PITT

@UofL CINC

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 4-22-0 3-5-0 1-0-0 23-82-1 20-60-1 7-13-1 2-(-4)-0 - 1-3-0 2-4-0 7-(-20)-0 3-24-0 1-(-4)-0

Game-By-Game Passing Player

McEntee

Whitmer

MASS

NCST

@UMD

@WMU

BUF

@RU

TEM

@SYR

@USF

PITT

@UofL CINC

Com-Att-INT Com-Att-INT Com-Att-INT Com-Att-INT Com-Att-INT Com-Att-INT Com-Att-INT Com-Att-INT Com-Att-INT Com-Att-INT Com-Att-INT Com-Att-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 1-2-0 6-0 15-25-2 15-27-3 219-0 204-0

Game-By-Game Receiving Player Davis Delahunt Griffin T. Jones Hyppolite McCombs Osiecki Phillips Smith N. Williams

MASS

NCST

@UMD

@WMU

BUF

@RU

TEM

@SYR

@USF

PITT

@UofL CINC

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 5-79-0 2-27-0 - 3-33-0 1-34-0 1-4-0 1-6-0 - 1-10-0 2-23-0 2-51-0 1-16-0 1-7-0 2-21-0 1-9-0 3-30-0 1-4-0 1-16-0 3-59-0

Game-By-Game Kickoff Returns Player N. Williams

MASS

NCST

@UMD

@WMU

BUF

@RU

TEM

@SYR

@USF

PITT

@UofL CINC

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 1-37-0 2-44-0

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September 15, 2012 • at Maryland Game-By-Game Tackles: Defensive Linemen Player Campenni Jennings Joseph Pruitt T. Williams Willman Wirth

MASS

NCST

@UMD

@WMU

BUF

@RU

TEM

@SYR

@USF

PITT

UT-AT-TT 0-2-2 1-0-1 1-1-2 0-1-1 1-2-3 2-0-2 0-4-0

UT-AT-TT 4-4-8 1-2-3 3-2-5 2-2-4

UT-AT-TT

UT-AT-TT

UT-AT-TT

UT-AT-TT

UT-AT-TT

UT-AT-TT

UT-AT-TT

UT-AT-TT

@UofL CINC UT-AT-TT

UT-AT-TT

Game-By-Game Tackles: Linebackers Player Donohue Kenney Johnson Moore Smallwood Vann

MASS

NCST

@UMD

@WMU

BUF

@RU

TEM

@SYR

@USF

PITT

UT-AT-TT 0-1-1 0-1-1 2-1-3 2-3-5 5-2-7 2-0-2

UT-AT-TT 1-0-1 0-1-1 2-1-3 2-3-5 7-7-14 -

UT-AT-TT

UT-AT-TT

UT-AT-TT

UT-AT-TT

UT-AT-TT

UT-AT-TT

UT-AT-TT

UT-AT-TT

@UofL CINC UT-AT-TT

UT-AT-TT

Game-By-Game Tackles: Defensive Backs Player Adams Brown Gratz B. Jones Lee Mack Wreh-Wilson

MASS

NCST

@UMD

@WMU

BUF

@RU

TEM

@SYR

@USF

PITT

UT-AT-TT 1-0-1 2-1-3 2-2-4 1-2-3 - 1-1-2 1-2-3

UT-AT-TT 1-2-3 3-1-4 4-0-4 3-5-8 1-3-4 1-2-3

UT-AT-TT

UT-AT-TT

UT-AT-TT

UT-AT-TT

UT-AT-TT

UT-AT-TT

UT-AT-TT

UT-AT-TT

@SYR

@USF

PITT

@UofL CINC UT-AT-TT

UT-AT-TT

Game-By-Game Punt Returns Player Mack N. Williams

22

MASS

NCST

@UMD

@WMU

BUF

@RU

TEM

@UofL CINC

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 1-21-0 3-66-0 1-1-0

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September 15, 2012 • at Maryland Game-By-Game Participation Player Adams, Andrew (22) Allen, Denzel (20) Ashiru, Jefferson (32) Battles-Santos, Brendan (40) Bennett, Jimmy (72) Brown, Ty-Meer (15) Bullock, Tyler (50) Campenni, Julian (90) Christen, Chad (13) Claflin, Jeremy (37) Cruz, Gus (65) Davis, Geremy (85) Delahunt, John (89) DeLorenzo, Max (44) Donohue, Ryan (52) Driscoll, Blaise (17) Foxx, Deshon (4) Frank, Reuben (47) Friend, Kevin (77) Gifford, Dalton (78) Gratz, Dwayne (7) Greene, Steve (69) Griffin, Ryan (94) Hemingway, Xavier (75) Hyppolite, Martin (25) Jennings, Ted (98) Johnson, Jory (28) Jones, Byron (16) Jones, Tebucky (84) Joseph, Jesse (91) Kenney, David (34) Lee, Wilbert (23) Mack ,Taylor (29) Masters, Adam (63) Mateas, Alex (73) McBryde, B.J. (97) McCombs, Lyle (43) McCummings, Scott (11) McEntee, Johnny (18) McQuillan, Sean (49) Moore, Sio (3) Mueller, Adam (67) Norris, Elijah (45) Osiecki, Mike (36) Phillips, Shakim (8) Pruitt, Angelo (56) Samra, Tyler (60) Shortell, Neil (80) Smallwood, Yawin (33) Smith, Michael (6) Steg, Brandon (41) Stephen, Shamar (59) Stevenson, David (12) Vann, Marquise (46) Wagner, Cole (86) Whitmer, Chandler (10) Williams, Joseph (21) Williams, Nick (31) Williams, Trevardo (48) Willman, Tim (51) Wirth, Ryan (53) Wreh-Wilson, Blidi (5)

MASS P P P DNP LT S P DT P P P WR TE P P P P FB RT P CB LG P P P P LB S P DE P P P RG C P TB P P P LB P P P P P P P LB P P INJ P P P QB P WR DE P DT CB

NCST @UMD @WMU P P DNP P LT S P DT P DNP P WR P P P DNP P FB RT DNP CB LG TE DNP P INJ LB S DNP DE P P P RG C P TB P DNP DNP LB P P P P P DNP P LB P P INJ P P P QB P WR DE P DT CB

BUF

@RU

TEM

@SYR @USF

PITT

@UofL CINC

KEY: P: Played in game, did not start...POS: Started at that position...INJ: Missed with injury...DNP: Did not play...

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September 15, 2012 • at Maryland Red Zone Connecticut Game In20 Scores Sc.% FG TD TD% UMass 5 4 80% 2 2 40% NC State 1 1 100% 0 1 100% at Maryland at W. Michigan Buffalo at Rutgers Temple at Syracuse at USF Pittsburgh at Louisville Cincinnati Totals 6 5 83% 2 3 50%

Opponent TO Dwn. MFG EOH Game In20 Scores Sc.% FG TD TD% TO Dwn. MFG EOH 1 0 0 0 UMass 0 0 --- 0 0 --- 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 NC State 1 1 100% 1 0 0% 0 0 0 0 at Maryland at W. Michigan Buffalo at Rutgers Temple at Syracuse at USF Pittsburgh at Louisville Cincinnati 1 0 0 0 Totals 1 1 100% 1 0 0% 0 0 0 0

Turnover Results Connecticut Game FUM INT Total UMass 1 2 3 NC State 1 3 4 at Maryland at W. Michigan Buffalo at Rutgers Temple at Syracuse at USF Pittsburgh at Louisville Cincinnati Totals 2 5 7

OPP Points Off 0 7

7

OPPONENT Game FUM INT Total UMass 0 1 1 NC State 1 0 1 at Maryland at W. Michigan Buffalo at Rutgers Temple at Syracuse at USF Pittsburgh at Louisville Cincinnati Totals 1 0 1

OPP Points Off 7 0

7

Drive Charts Game UMass NC State at Maryland at W. Michigan Buffalo at Rutgers Temple at Syracuse at USF Pittsburgh at Louisville Cincinnati Totals

No. 13 15

28

Connecticut 3&Out % 1 8% 5 33%

6

21%

Score % 7 54% 1 7%

8

29%

TD 4 1

5

% Game 31% UMass 7% NC State at Maryland at W. Michigan Buffalo at Rutgers Temple at Syracuse at USF Pittsburgh at Louisville Cincinnati 18% Totals

No. 13 16

29

OPPONENT 3&Out % 10 77% 6 38%

16

55%

Score % 0 0% 2 13%

2

7%

TD 0 1

% 0% 6%

1

3%

Tot. 3-15 6-19

% 20% 32%

9-34

27%

Third Down Conversions Game UMass NC State at Maryland at W. Michigan Buffalo at Rutgers Temple at Syracuse at USF Pittsburgh at Louisville Cincinnati Totals

24

1-3 2-6 1-3

Connecticut 4-6 7-9 10-14 15-19 20+ 4-6 2-3 0-1 1-3 0-3 0-1 0-2

Tot. 8-16 2-12

3-9

5-9

10-28

2-3

0-4

0-1

0-2

% Game 50% UMass 16% NC State at Maryland at W. Michigan Buffalo at Rutgers Temple at Syracuse at USF Pittsburgh at Louisville Cincinnati 36% Totals

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1-3 1-2 2-5

4-6 1-1 0-2

3-7

1-3

OPPONENT 7-9 10-14 15-19 20+ 1-6 1-5 0-2 3-9 0-2 1-1

4-15

1-7

1-3


September 15, 2012 • at Maryland UConn Individual Leaders

Game #1 • August 30, 2012

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0

Rentschler Field • East Hartford, Conn. Massachusetts (0-1) 0 0 0 0 - 0 Connecticut (1-0) 7 13 7 10 - 37 Offense Defense EAST HARTFORD, Conn. - University of Connecticut redshirt WR 85 Davis DE 48 Williams sophomore quarterback Chandler Whitmer (Newman, Ga.) threw TE 89 Delahunt DT 53 Wirth for 219 yards and Connecticut scored touchdowns on offense, LT 72 Bennett DT 90 Campenni defense and special teams to beat Massachusetts 37-0 Thursday LG 69 Greene DE 91 Joseph night before a crowd of 35,270 at Rentschler Field in the opener for C 73 Mateas LB 3 Moore both teams. RG 63 Masters LB 33 Smallwood Connecticut’s defense dominated the game, holding UMass RT 77 Friend LB 28 Johnson to just 59 yards of offense and limiting the Minutemen to three first QB 10 Whitmer CB 5 Wreh-Wilson downs. UMass did not have an offensive snap in UConn territory TB 43 McCombs S 16 Jones and the three UMass first downs tied a Husky school record for the FB 47 Frank S 15 Brown least allowed. WR 31 Williams CB 7 Gratz Redshirt sophomore Lyle McCombs (Staten Island, N.Y.) rushed for 82 yards and a first-quarter touchdown, one of two by the offense. UConn also scored on a 37-yard interception return by Total Participants (60): 4 Foxx, 6 Smith, 8 Phillips, 11 McCummings, 12 Stevenson, redshirt senior cornerback Dwayne Gratz (Piscataway, N.J.) and on a blocked punt. 13 Christen, 17 Driscoll, 18 McEntee, 20 Redshirt junior Chad Christen (Etters, Pa.) added field goals Allen, 21 Williams, 22 Adams, 23 Lee, 25 Hyppolite, 29 Mack, 32 Ashiru, 34 Kenney, of 36, 47 and 19 yards for his first collegiate scores. This was the 72nd meeting between the two programs but the 36 Osiecki, 37 Claflin, 41 Steg, 44 DeLofirst since 1999, when both teams were Division I-AA. renzo, 45 Norris, 46 Vann, 49 McQuillan, Whitmer, a transfer who threw for more than 3,000 yards in 50 Bullock, 51 Willman, 52 Donohue, 56 junior college last year, completed 15 of his 25 passes, but also Pruitt, 60 Samra, 65 Cruz, 67 Mueller, 75 threw two interceptions in his first game as a FBS starter. Hemingway, 78 Gifford, 80 Shortell, 84 He hit his first three passes, including a 16-yarder to senior Jones, 86 Wagner, 94 Griffin, 97 McBryde, Nick Williams (East Windsor, N.J.) that set up the Huskies’ first 98 Jennings score, a one-yard plunge by McCombs that capped a 12-play, 75yard drive. Team Statistics Williams, who had more than 140 yards of total offense, returned the next UMass punt 34 yards, setting up UConn on the UMASS UCONN FIRST DOWNS 3 16 UMass 30. Rushing 1 3 But safety Darren Thellen stopped the UConn drive - and Passing 2 13 made a few highlight shows - by diving out of bounds and tipping Penalty 0 0 a Whitmer pass back to linebacker Tom Brandt, who made his first RUSHING Yards 3 147 career interception. Rushing Attempts 24 43 UConn had 372 yards of offense, but had three drives end Average Per Rush 0.1 3.4 with turnovers deep in UMass territory. Rushing Touchdowns 0 2 Whitmer split time with redshirt sophomore Scott McCumYards Gained 46 159 mings (Natick, Mass.), who ran UConn’s version of the “Wildcat” Yards Lost 43 12 offense. McCummings ran for 13 yards and a one-yard fourthPASSING Yards 56 225 quarter touchdown that put UConn up 34-0. Com-Att-Int 9-23-1 16-27-2 The defense got into the scoring column when Gratz stepped Avg. Per Att. 2.4 8.3 in front of UMass receiver Marken Michel and returned an interAvg. Per Com. 6.2 14.1 ception 37 yards for a touchdown with 1:49 left in the first half. Passing Touchdowns 0 0 The special teams got their score with just over four minutes TOTAL OFFENSE 59 372 left in the third quarter. UConn’s Taylor Mack (Powder Springs, Total offense plays 47 70 Ga.) blocked a punt after Colter Johnson dropped the snap, and Avg. Gain Per Play 1.3 5.3 Fumbles: No.-Lost 0-0 1-1 the Huskies’ Max DeLorenzo (Berlin, Conn.) recovered in the end Penalties: No.-Yards 5-29 4-30 zone to give UConn a 27-0 lead. PUNTS-YARDS 11-418 2-78 UMass never got its offense started, averaging just over 1 Avg. Yards Per Punt 38.0 39.0 yard per play, and failing to get a first down until just 34 seconds Punt rets: No.-Yards 0-0 4-87 before halftime. Kickoff ret: No.-Yds 5-97 1-37 Senior defensive end Trevardo Williams (Bridgeport, Conn.), Average Per Return 19.4 37.0 who had 12.5 sacks a year ago, got his first of the season late in the Int: No.-Yds 2-20 1-37 third quarter, one of two sacks by the Huskies on the day. Fumble Ret: No.-Yds 0-0 0-0 The game was the first between Football Bowl Subdivision Possession Time 23:23 36:37 programs from New England since 2004, when UConn bested Third-Down Conv. 3 of 15 8 of 16 Boston College. Fourth-Down Conversions 0 of 0

UConn Starters

Rushing No Gain Loss Net TD McCombs 23 89 7 82 1 Williams 3 24 0 24 0 DeLorenzo 4 22 0 22 0

Lg 12 14 18

Passing Cmp-Att-Int Yds TD Lg Whitmer 15-25-2 219 0 34 McEntee 1-2-0 6 0 6 Receiving Davis Smith McCombs Phillips

No. Yds TD 5 79 0 3 30 0 2 23 0 2 21 0

Lg 26 14 12 15

Punting Wagner

No. Yds Avg 2 78 39.0

Lg In20 43 1

Field Goal Attempts Christen 2nd 09:04 36 yds Good Christen 2nd 02:47 47 yds Good Christen 4th 01:36 19 yds Good Defense UT-AT-TT TFL Sk. Int. Smallwood 5-2-7 3.5 1.0 Moore 2-3-5 1.5 Gratz 2-2-4 1

UMass Individual Leaders Rushing Burns Doyle Smith Passing Wegzyn Doyle

No Gain Loss Net TD 11 26 9 17 0 1 4 0 4 0 1 2 0 2 0

Lg 9 4 2

Cmp-Att-Int Yds TD Lg 9-22-1 56 0 15 0-1-0 0 0 0

Receiving No. Yds TD Michel 3 14 0 Blanchflower 2 17 0 Burns 2 13 0

Lg 5 9 11

Punting Strait Johnson

Lg In20 47 0 40 0

No. Yds Avg 9 378 42.0 1 40 40.0

Field Goal Attempts None. Defense UT-AT-TT TFL Sk. Int. McIntyre 6-6-12 Brandt, Tom 3-3-6 1 Andre 2-4-6

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September 15, 2012 • at Maryland UConn Individual Leaders

Game #2 • September 8, 2012

7

10

Rentschler Field • East Hartford, Conn. UConn Starters Offense WR 85 Davis TE 94 Griffin LT 72 Bennett LG 69 Greene C 73 Mateas RG 63 Masters RT 77 Friend QB 10 Whitmer TB 43 McCombs FB 47 Frank WR 31 Williams

Defense DE 48 DT 53 DT 90 DE 91 LB 3 LB 33 LB 28 CB 5 S 16 S 15 CB 7

Williams Wirth Campenni Joseph Moore Smallwood Johnson Wreh-Wilson

Jones Brown Gratz

Total Participants (51): 4 Foxx, 6 Smith, 8 Phillips, 11 McCummings, 12 Stevenson, 13 Christen, 20 Allen, 21 Williams, 22 Adams, 23 Lee, 25 Hyppolite, 29 Mack, 34 Kenney, 36 Osiecki, 40 Battles-Santos, 41 Steg, 44 DeLorenzo, 45 Norris, 46 Vann, 50 Bullock, 51 Willman, 52 Donohue, 56 Pruitt, 65 Cruz, 67 Mueller, 80 Shortell, 86 Wagner, 89 Delahunt, 97 McBryde

Team Statistics NCSU FIRST DOWNS 12 Rushing 4 Passing 8 Penalty 0 RUSHING Tards 54 Rushing Attempts 41 Average Per Rush 1.3 Rushing Touchdowns 0 Yards Gained 100 Yards Lost 46 PASSING Yards 204 Com-Att-Int 15-30-0 Average Per Att. 6.8 Average Per Com. 13.6 Passing Touchdowns 1 TOTAL OFFENSE 258 Total offense plays 71 Avg. Gain Per Play 3.6 Fumbles: No.-Lost 2-1 Penalties: No.-Yards 8-63 PUNTS-YARDS 9-347 Avg. Yards Per Punt 38.6 Punt rets: No.-Yards 2-12 Kickoff rets: No.-Yds 0-0 Average Per Return 0.0 Int: No.-Yd 3-16 Fumble Ret: No.-Yds 0-0 Possession Time 32:55 Third-Down Conv. 6 of 19 Fourth-Down Conv. 0 of 2

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UCONN 11 2 7 2 35 32 1.1 1 78 43 204 15-27-3 7.6 13.6 0 239 59 4.1 1-1 5-26 8-324 40.5 1-1 2-44 22.0 0-0 0-0 27:05 2 of 12 0 of 2

NC State (1-1) 0 3 7 0 - 10 Connecticut (1-1) 0 0 0 7 - 7 EAST HARTFORD, Conn. - North Carolina State University redshirt senior quarterback Mike Glennon threw a 46-yard thirdquarter touchdown to receiver Bryan Underwood and the Wolfpack held on to beat the University of Connecticut 10-7 on Saturday before a crowd of 34,202 at Rentschler Field. UConn and NC State are both 1-1 on the season. Glennon and UConn redshirt sophomore quarterback Chandler Whitmer (Newnan, Ga.) each threw for 204 yards. But Whitmer also had three passes intercepted as the Wolfpack forced four Huskies turnovers. All-America cornerback David Amerson recorded his 14th career interception and knocked away a fourth-down pass on Connecticut’s final drive to secure the win. Glennon completed 15 of his 30 passes but was sacked six times. NC State had just 258 yards of offense, but held the Huskies to 239. UConn redshirt sophomore Lyle McCombs (Staten Island, N.Y.) rushed for 60 yards and caught a 43-yard swing pass that set up his five-yard fourth-quarter touchdown run to pull UConn to within three points with seven minutes left. Glennon opened the next drive by hitting Tobias Palmer with two quick passes to move into UConn territory. But the Huskies defense stiffened at the 27, and the Wolfpack, heading into a stiff wind, decided to go for it on fourth-and-two. Glennon’s pass to Underwood fell incomplete, giving UConn one more drive with 3:17 remaining. Whitmer moved the Huskies from their own 27 to the 46 before being sacked by linebacker Brian Slay on third down and having Amerson knock down the fourth-down pass. A bizarre UConn turnover led to NC State’s touchdown. Safety Earl Wolff tipped a Whitmer pass into the hands of Huskies redshirt senior tight end John Delahunt (Ottawa, Ont.), who then fumbled the ball back to Wolff. Three plays later, Underwood ran under a Glennon pass, catching it with his fingertips at the 18-yard line and running the rest of the way into the end zone for a 10-0 lead. Amerson picked off Whitmer’s pass on the next UConn play, but Niklas Sade’s 44-yard field-goal attempt went wide right. N.C. State’s three halfbacks - Mustafa Green, Tony Creecy and James Washington - combined for just 82 yards. The first points didn’t come until late in the second quarter, when NC State put together the game’s first sustained drive of 15 plays. But after moving 61 yards, a sack by senior Trevardo Williams (Bridgeport, Conn.) forced the Wolfpack to settle for a 40-yard field goal from Sade with just under three minutes left in the first half. Connecticut’s best scoring chance before halftime came when Nick Williams’ 30-yard catch set the Huskies up at the N.C. State 37. But after a penalty, Whitmer tripped and fell while dropping back, and an 18-yard catch by Williams set up a fourth-and-2. UConn went for it rather than try a 47-yard field goal into a stiff wind, and Whitmer was sacked by linebacker Rickey Dowdy. UConn won the early battle for field possession, but could not capitalize. The Huskies failed to get a first down after starting their first three drives on their own 39, 48 and the NC State 45. The Huskies didn’t have a first down until the end of the quarter when NC State’s T.Y. McGill was called for roughing Whitmer.

2012 University of Connecticut Football Game Notes

Rushing No Gain Loss Net TD McCombs 20 67 7 60 1 Smith 1 3 0 3 0

Lg 15 3

Passing Cmp-Att-Int Yds TD Lg Whitmer 15-27-3 204 0 43 Receiving No. Yds TD N. Williams 3 59 0 Delahunt 3 33 0 McCombs 2 51 0 Davis 2 27 0

Lg 30 19 43 15

Punting Wagner

Lg In20 49 3

No. Yds Avg 8 324 40.5

Field Goal Attempts None. Defense UT-AT-TT TFL Sk. Int. Smallwood 7-7-14 2.0 0.5 Joseph 4-4-8 1.5 1.0 B. Jones 3-5-8 T. Williams 3-2-5 3.0 2.5 Moore 2-3-5 1.0 1.0

NC State Individual Leaders Rushing No Gain Loss Net TD Greene 17 51 3 48 0 Washington 9 21 1 20 9 Creecy 6 18 4 14 0

Lg 9 5 8

Passing Cmp-Att-Int Yds TD Lg Glennon 15-30-0 204 1 46 Receiving No. Yds TD Palmer 5 46 0 Payton 3 48 0 Washington 2 26 0 Underwood 1 46 1

Lg 16 20 18 46

Punting Baumann

Lg In20 46 3

No. Yds Avg 9 347 38.6

Field Goal Attempts Sade 2nd 02:54 40 yds Good Sade 3rd 06:28 44 yds Missed Defense Lucas Dowdy Noel Bishop Wolff

UT-AT-TT TFL Sk. Int. 3-5-8 6-0-6 1.0 1.0 4-2-6 1.0 4-1-5 1 3-2-5 1


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