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Connecticut Huskies (1-0, 0-0 BIG EAST) vs. North Carolina State Wolfpack (0-1, 0-0 ACC) Game 2 • Saturday, Sep. 8, 2012 • 12:00 PM East Hartford, Conn. • Rentschler Field (40,000) SNY • IMG-UConn 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 6-7 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. North CarolinA State head coach Tom O’Brien Tom O’Brien is in his sixth season as the head coach at North Carolina State and has an overall record of 33-31 at the school. He has led the Wolfpack to bowl games in three of the last four years with a win in the Belk Bowl last season vs. Louisville and a win in the Champs Sports Bowl in 2010 against West Virginia. O’Brien was the head coach at Boston College between 1997 and 2006 and led the Eagles to bowl games for eight consecutive seasons (1999-2006). He has an overall record of 108-76 as a head coach. O’Brien served as an assistant coach at Navy from 1975-81 and at Virginia from 1982 to 1996. He is a 1971 Navy graduate.

UConn Schedule/Results Date Opponent (TV) Score/Time 8/30 Massachusetts (SNY) W, 37-0 9/8 NC State (SNY) 12:00 PM 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

NC State Schedule/Results Date Opponent (TV) 8/31 vs. Tennessee (ESPNU) 9/8 at Connecticut (SNY) 9/15 South Alabama 9/22 Citadel 9/29 at Miami* 10/6 Florida State* 10/20 at Maryland* 10/27 at North Carolina* 11/3 Virginia* 11/10 Wake Forest* 11/17 at Clemson* 11/24 Boston College*

Score/Time L, 21-35 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 6:00 pm TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA

*Denotes ACC Game

Radio & TV Coverage television coverage Saturday’s game is being televised live as the BIG EAST Network Game of the Week. It will be seen live in Connecticut and regionally on SNY – the television home of UConn football and men’s and women’s basketball. Eamon McAnaney is on play-by-play with former NFL offensive lineman David Diaz-Infante on color, Paul Carcaterra is the sideline reporter while Todd Jones is the producer and Will Bealke directs. The game will also be replayed on SNY in a condensed mode on the “Husky Power Hour” on Sunday, Sept. 9 at 7:00 a.m. and 9 a.m. and on Monday, Sept. 10 at 8 a.m. (Connecticut only) and Wednesday, Sept. 12 at noon (Connecticut only). The game will be replayed it is entirety on Saturday, Sept. 8 at 7:30 p.m. and on Monday, Sept. 10 at 8:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at noon (Connecticut only). The game will be seen live in 34 different TV markets, including: KXTD in Dallas, Brighthouse Networks in Tampa-St. Petersburg-Orlando, MASN2 in Baltimore, WWHO in Columbus, Ohio, KCWX in San Antonio, Cox New Orleans, Cox New England, Time Warner in Buffalo, WMSN in Madison, Wisc., WMYS in South Bend, Ind and WTVW in Evansville, Ind.

Quick Hits • UConn and North Carolina State meet for just the second time in history while the Huskies are 4-10 in games against ACC teams. UConn also meets ACC opponent Maryland next week. • After one week, the UConn defense is ranked first in the country in total defense and fourth in both rushing and passing defense. • Husky redshirt sophomore quarterback Chandler Whitmer was 15 of 25 in the air for 219 yards in his first collegiate start. • UConn head coach Paul Pasqualoni and N.C. State coach Tom O’Brien face each other for the ninth time dating back to their careers at Syracuse and Boston College.


September 8, 2012 • vs. North Carolina State 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 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

Rushing Yards McCombs................82 Greene................... 53 N. Williams..............24 Creecy.................... 48 DeLorenzo..............22 Washington............ 12 Passing Yards Whitmer.................219 Glennon................ 288 McEntee....................6 Receptions Davis.........................5 Carter....................... 5 Smith.........................3 Payton...................... 4 McCombs..................2 Watson..................... 4 Phillips.......................2 Palmer...................... 4 Points Scored Christen...................16 Washington.............. 6 Four Players..............6 Underwood............... 6 .................................... Creecy...................... 6 Total Tackles Smallwood................7 Wolff....................... 12 Moore........................5 Amerson................... 9 Gratz.........................4 Bishop...................... 9 Wirth..........................4 Lucas........................ 9 Interceptions Gratz.........................1 N/A Category.......................UConn Total Offense.................372.0 Rushing Offense............147.0 Passing Offense.............225.0 Passing Efficiency..........114.4 Scoring Offense.............37.0 First Downs For..............16 Third Down Conv...........50% Turnovers-INT/FUM.......3-2/1 Total Defense.................59.0 Rushing Defense...........3.0 Passing Defense............56.0 Passing Eff. Defense.....50.9 Scoring Defense............0.0 First Downs Against.......3 Third Down Defense......20% TOs Forced-INT/FUM....1-1/0 Turnover Margin.............-2 Time of Possession........36:37 Penalties-Yards..............4-30

NC State 407.0 119.0 288.0 96.9 21.0 22 38% 4-4/0 524.0 191.0 333.0 150.2 35.0 23 47% 1-0/1 -3 28:13 4-40

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. 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 game will also be available on satellite radio on Ch. 137 on Sirius and 193 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 football. 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. NC State History Saturday’s game marks just the second meeting in football between the two schools as North Carolina State defeated the Huskies by a 31-24 on October

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September 8, 2012 • vs. North Carolina State 11, 2003 in Raleigh. N.C. State linebacker Freddie Aughty-Lindsay returned a interception 56 yards for the winning touchdown with five seconds left to play. UConn quarterback Dan Orlovsky was 21 of 39 in the air for 299 yards and three touchdowns. The game was tied at 10-10 at halftime but N.C. State scored two touchdowns in the third quarterback to lead 24-10 going into the fourth. Orlovsky tied the game in the fourth quarter with two touchdown passes with 5:57 and 1:29 to play. N.C. State quarterback Philip Rivers was 23 of 42 in the air for 234 yards and two touchdowns.

BIG EAST Standings

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 outside the stadium gates...The offerings change each game, but activities typically include inflatable games for children, live bands, promotional vehicles and UConn student-athletes from various teams signing autographs....The “Husky Walk” is a chance for fans to welcome the UConn team as they get off the team buses and head to the stadium. That takes place approximately two hours and 15 minutes before kickoff between Gates A and B...Once again this season at the end of home games, the UConn team will sing the “UConn Husky” fight song in front of the student section at Rentschler Field.

BIG EAST Weekly Awards

Conference Overall W-L Pct. W-L Pct. Connecticut 0-0 --- 1-0 1.000 Louisville 0-0 --- 1-0 1.000 Rutgers 0-0 --- 1-0 1.000 Temple 0-0 --- 1-0 1.000 USF 0-0 --- 1-0 1.000 Cincinnati 0-0 --- 0-0 --UCONN AND North Carolina State CONNECTIONS 0-0 --- 0-1 .000 UConn head coach Paul Pasqualoni and N.C. State head coach Tom O’Brien Pittsburgh Syracuse 0-0 --- 0-1 .000 have met eight previous times during Pasqualoni’s tenure at Syracuse and O’Brien at BC. Pasqualoni won five of those eight games. Pasqauloni has a 0-2 coaching record vs. N.C. State with losses during his time at Syracuse in 1997 Out of Town Scoreboard and ’98. O’Brien is 4-0 in his coaching career vs. UConn with wins at the BC Thursday, September 6 coach in 2000, ’02, ’03 and ’04. UConn special teams coordinator and running Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 8:00 pm (ESPN) backs coach Clayton White is a 2001 N.C. State graduate and was a threeyear starter at linebacker for the Wolfpack from 1999-2001. UConn redshirt Saturday, September 8 senior linebacker Sio Moore attended high school in Apex, N.C. and freshman Missouri State at Louisville, 6:00 pm (ESPNU) punter Justin Wain is from Wilmington, N.C. North Carolina State defensive Howard at Rutgers, 3:30 pm (BIG EAST Network) and Forrest West is from Canton, Conn., and the Salisbury School. USF at Nevada, 3:30 pm (CBSSN) USC st Syracuse*, 3:30 pm (ABC/ESPN) Huskies vs. ACC All-Time Maryland at Temple, 12:00 pm (ESPNU) UConn is 4-10 against active ACC members all-time entering Saturday afternoon’s showdown with NC State and next Saturday’s game at Maryland. *At MetLife Stadium (East Rutherford, N.J.) The Huskies are 2-0 against Duke (2004 and 2007), 0-3 against Georgia Tech (2002, 2004-05), 0-3 vs. North Carolina (1990, 2008, 2009), 0-1 vs. NC State (2003), 1-2 vs. Wake Forest (2003, 2006, 2007) and 1 1 vs. Virginia (2007 Preseason Media Poll and 2008). The Huskies also faced present ACC members Boston College, Miami and 1. Louisville (24)............................................. 219 2. USF (4)....................................................... 176 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 3. Rutgers....................................................... 155 4. Cincinnati.................................................... 139 in those games. 5. Pittsburgh................................................... 131 UConn has played every current ACC school at some point in its history 6. Connecticut................................................... 77 other than Clemson and Florida State. 7. Syracuse....................................................... 70 8. Temple.......................................................... 41 RENTSCHLER GAMEDAY (First-Place Votes in Parentheses)

Offensive Player of the Week Ryan Nassib, Syracuse | Sr. | QB 45-66, 482 yards, 4 TDs Defensive Player of the Week Yawin Smallwood, Connecticut | So. | DE 7 tackles, 1 sack, 3.5 TFLs Special Teams Player of the Week Brandon McManus, Temple | Sr. | K/P 11 points, 44.2 yards/punt

SQUAD NOTES UConn And NCAA Leaders Here is where UConn stands in the lastest NCAA statistics, which includes games through Saturday, Sept. 1: Total Defense 1st at 59 yards per game Rushing Defense 4th at 3.0 yards per game Passing Defense 4th at 67.00 yards per game Scoring Defense t1st at 0.0 points per game Total Offense 59th at 372.00 yards per game Rushing Offense 67th at 147.00 yards per game Passing Offense 52nd at 225.00 yards per game Scoring Offense t39th at 37.00 points per game

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September 8, 2012 • vs. North Carolina State Tracking the Opponents Massachusetts (0-1) This Week: vs. Indiana Next Week: at Michigan North Carolina State (0-1) This Week: at Connecticut Next Week: vs. South Alabama Maryland (1-0) This Week: at Temple Next Week: vs. Connecticut Western Michigan (0-1) This Week: vs. Eastern Illinois Next Week: at Minnesota Buffalo (0-1) This Week: vs. Morgan State Next Week: Idle Rutgers (1-0) This Week: vs. Howard Next Week: at USF Temple (1-0) This Week: vs. Maryland Next Week: Idle Syracuse (0-1) This Week: vs. USC Next Week: vs. Stony Brook USF (1-0) This Week: at Nevada Next Week: vs. Rutgers Pittsburgh (0-1) This Week: at Cincinnati Next Week: vs. Virginia Tech Louisville (1-0) This Week: vs. Missouri State Next Week: vs. North Carolina Cincinnati (0-0) This Week: vs. Pittsburgh Next Week: vs. Delaware State 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.). SMALLWOOD HONORED BY BIG EAST Redshirt sophomore linebacker Yawin Smallwood (Worcester, Mass.) was honored as the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week for his effort against UMass. Smallwood keyed a Connecticut defense that turned in its first shutout since the 2007. He had a team-high seven tackles to go with a sack, 3.5 tackles for loss and a pass breakup as the Huskies didn’t allow the Minutemen to cross midfield. Connecticut allowed just 59 yards of offense — the fewest of any Bowl Subdivision team in week one — and limited Massachusetts to just three first downs and an average of 1.3 yards per play. HUSKIES HAVE BEEN BOWL ELIGIBLE The UConn football team has been bowl eligible for four times in the past five years and in sixth of the past nine. 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 its 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 last Thursday’s 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).

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September 8, 2012 • vs. North Carolina State * 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 is second with 57. With his five wins in 2011 and the opening win vs. UMass, Pasqauloni 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.

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 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.

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September 8, 2012 • vs. North Carolina State 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) UCONN FOOTBALL A LEADER IN ACADEMICS The UConn football program continues to be a leader in the BIG EAST Conference in terms of academic performance by its student-athletes. UConn was the top team in the NCAA’s Graduation Success Rate (GSR) of both October 2008 and ’09 among league schools. In 2010, the Huskies GSR was third in the BIG EAST and within four points of the second place team 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 43-20 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 25 regular season non-league games overall with the only blemishes coming via a one-point loss at Virginia (17-16) in 2007, losses to North Carolina in 2008 and ‘09, Michigan and Temple in ‘10 and Vanderbilt, Iowa State and Western Michigan in ‘11. UConn has posted the following records in non-conference regular season games: 6-6 (2002), 9-3 (2003), 4-1 (2004), 3-1 (2005), 3-2 (2006), 4-1 (2007), 4-1 (2008), 4-1 (2009), 3-2 (2010), 2-3 (2011) and 1-0 (2012).

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HUSKIES and THE NFL As NFL opening weekend approaches, 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. The following are the Huskies in preseason camps: * 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.

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September 8, 2012 • vs. North Carolina State 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. HUSKIES DOMINATING ON BOTH SIDES OF THE BALL Over the past 114 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.) has 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. 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 last Thursday. Whitmer was 15 of 25 in the air for 219 yards with two interceptions. 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. 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 AllAmerican 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. 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. 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. 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 88 while No. 1 is former NFL standout Brian Kozlowski (1989-92) with 159. Griffin is fifth in receiving yards by a tight end with 1,050 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 became 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 Against UMass The Connecticut defense led UConn to shutout vs. UMass last Thursday 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. 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 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.

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September 8, 2012 • vs. North Carolina State Williams had three tackles vs. UMass on Thursday and with 1.5 tackles for a loss and a sack. Williams is now fifth in school history in career sacks with 20 while Mark Michaels is the career leader with 27 from 1982-85. The other leaders are: Cody Brown with 24 from 2005-08, Uyi Osunde with 22.5 from 1999-2003, Lindsey Witten with 22 from 2006-09 and Rob Belcuore with 21.5 from 1989-92.

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 enters the 2012 first in UConn career history in punting average (min. 80 punts) with a 41.2 average and is ninth in career number of punts (161) and seventh in career yardage (6,626).

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

STADIUM/ATTENDANCE NOTES

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 on Thursday. Wagner Already In The Books

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

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

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WR LT LG C RG RT N. Williams Bennett Greene Mateas Masters Friend

DT Wirth

DT Campenni

DE Joseph

SLB Moore

TE Delahunt

QB FB Whitmer Frank

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

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TB McCombs

S CB Brown Gratz


September 8, 2012 • vs. North Carolina State 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 44-15 all-time at Rentschler Field including a 24-6 mark in non-conference games. Michigan, Tennessee Will Visit Rentschler Field Following UConn’s trip to Ann Arbor on Sept. 4, 2010, the Wolverines will come to Rentschler Field on Sept. 21, 2013 to take on the Huskies. UConn will also play a home-and-home series with Tennessee beginning in 2015 with the Volunteers coming to Rentschler Field on Sept. 26 with a return trip to Knoxville on Sept. 3, 2016. Other upcoming non-conference opponents coming to Rentschler Field include North Carolina State (2012), Maryland (2013) and Virginia (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 Leu, Alexander 6-3 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 Bryan, Rennick 6-2 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. 229 167 170 190 201 185 198 200 179 191 224 214 173 202 236 193 252 192 189 170 208 185 185 201 186 204 227 214 183 227 170 194 184 227 235 195 218 238 228 186 186 185 205 250 226 190 166 213 230 230 224 239 233 238 302 270 242 271 220 245 296 319 265 259 317 250 280 298 306 239 225 298 309 284 280 309 293 261 262 285 295 297 250 182 175 185 214 211 210 243 281 259 300 172 180 247 259 280 218 301 254 250

Pos. Cl. Hometown/HS/Prep LB RSr. Apex, N.C./Apex WR So. Lynchburg, Va./Brookville WR Fr. Hialeah, Fla./American CB RSr. Edinboro, Pa./General McLane WR Sr. Houston, Texas/Westside CB Fr. Wellington, Fla./Palm Beach Central CB RSr. Piscataway, N.J./Piscataway WR RSo. Paterson, N.J./Boston Coll./DePaul Cath. WR So. Dover, Del./Dover QB RSo. Newnan, Ga./Butler CC QB RSo. Natick, Mass./Natick QB Fr. Monroe, Conn./Masuk CB RFr. Stone Mountain, Ga./Stephenson K/P RJr. Etters, Pa./Red Lane FB/LB Fr. Freehold, N.J./Neptune S RSo. McKeesport, Pa./McKeesport QB So. Tuxedo Park, N.Y./Don Bosco Prep DB RSo. New Britain, Conn./St. Paul (Bristol) QB Sr. Avon, Conn./Avon Old Farms K Fr. North Palm Beach, Fla./Dwyer QB RSr. Fullerton, Calif./Servite S Fr. Windermere, Fla./Lake Highland Prep WR Sr. Ledyard, Conn./Rhode Island TB Fr. Allentown, Pa./Emmaus S RFR. Fayetteville, Ga./Woodward Acad. S RFr. Brooklyn, N.Y./Boys and Girls LB RFr. Durham, Conn./Florida/Xavier RB RJr. Wakefield, Mass./Wakefield CB RFr. Tampa, Fla./Alonso OLB RSr. Mobile, Ala./St. Paul’s/The Hun School CB Jr. Powder Springs, Ga./The Lovett School S Fr. South Grafton, Mass./Grafton WR Sr. East Windsor, N.J./The Hun School LB RFr. Powder Springs, Ga./McEachern LB RSo. Worcester, Mass./ Doherty OLB RJr. Highstown, N.J./The Peddie School FB Sr. Torrington, Conn./Torrington LB/FB Fr. Ridgewood, N.J./St. Joseph/Hun School FB RSo. Seymour, Conn./ Seymour WR Jr. Simsbury, Conn./Simsbury S RFr. West Hartford, Conn./ Conard CB Jr. Potomac, Md./ Winston Churchill S Fr. Bel Air, Md./Loyola Blakefield DE Fr. Eastham, Mass./Nauset Regional LB RSo. Coral Springs, Fla./J.P. Taravella P Fr. Wilmington, N.C./Eugene Ashley RB RSo. Staten Island, N.Y./St. Joseph By The Sea RB RFr. Berlin, Conn./Berlin DE Fr. Upper Marlboro, Md./Archbishop Carroll FB RFr. North Haven, Conn./North Haven LB RFr. Cincinnati, Ohio/Fairfield Senior FB RSo. Poughkeepsie, N.Y./Poughkeepsie DE Sr. Bridgeport, Conn./Canterbury TE RFr. Glastonbury, Conn./Avon Old Farms OG RJr. Mechanicsburg, Pa./Mechanicsburg DT RJr. Fulton, Md./Reservoir LB Sr. Montvale, N.J./St. Joseph Reg./Maryland DT RSr. Medford, N.J./Shawnee/Cheshire Acad. LB Fr. East Orange, N.J./East Orange Campus LB Fr. Palmyra, Pa./Palmyra DT RSo. Cincinnati, Ohio/ North College Hill C Fr. New Haven, Conn./Hillhouse DL Fr. Bloomfield, Conn./Northwest Cath. DE RSo. Brockton, Mass./Wyoming Seminary DT RJr. Brookville, N.Y./Long Island Lutheran OG Fr. Wycoff, N.J./Don Bosco LS Fr. Hopkinton, Mass./The Rivers School OT RSr. Bethesda, Md./Walt Whitman OG RSo. Manchester, N.H./Kimball Union Acad. LS RFr. Lagrangeville, N.Y./Arlington LS Jr. Park Ridge, Ill./Maine Township South C RSo. Parkland, Fla./M. Stoneman Douglas OG RJr. Edensburg, Pa./Bishop Carroll C Fr. Houston, Texas/ Cypress Creek OT Fr. Trenton, N.J./Trenton Central OT RSr. Alexandria, Va./West Potomac OG RSo. Ottawa, Ont./Penn State/Ottawa Sooners OT RFr. Randolph, Mass./Thayer Academy OT RFr. Powder Springs, Ga./McEachern OG Fr. Windber, Pa./Bishop McCort OT RJr. Warrentown, Va./Faquier OT RFr. Fairhaven, Mass./Bridgton (Maine) Acad. 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 DE Fr. Higganum, Conn./Xavier

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Head Coach: Paul Pasqualoni (Penn State, 1972) Defensive Coord./Cornerbacks: Don Brown (Norwich University, 1977) Offensive Coord./Offensive Line: George DeLeone (Connecticut, 1970) Asst. Head Coach/Defensive Line: Hank Hughes (Springfield, 1979) Wide Receivers/Recruiting Coord: Matt Cersosimo (Springfield, 2000) Quarterbacks: Shane Day (Kansas State, 1999) Tight Ends: Mike Foley (Colgate, 1978) Safeties: Darrell Perkins (Wyoming, 1990) Running Backs/Special Teams Coord.: Clayton White (North Carolina State, 2001) Linebackers: Jon Wholley (Connecticut, 2004) Offensive Graduate Assistant: Michael Digman (Missouri, 2007) Defensive Graduate Assistant: Jordan Orlovsky (Miami, 2009) Graduate Assistants: Luke Bengston (St. Cloud State, 2008) Jon Guynes (Lehigh, 2005) Director of Football Administration: Tim Pendergast (SUNY Cortland, 1980) Strength & Conditioning Coord.: Jerry Martin (Syracuse, 1978) Recruiting Assistant: Dave Wilczewski (Connecticut, 2008) Dir. of Alumni and Community Affairs: Andy Baylock (Central Connecticut, 1960) Football Equipment Manager: Chris Stasaitis (Connecticut, 2001) Head Athletic Trainer: Bob Howard, MA, ATC (Connecticut, 1988) Team Physician: Dr. Jeffrey Anderson, MD (North Park, 1986) Kenton Adeyemi Ty-Meer Brown Dwayne Gratz Martin Hyppolite Sio Moore Michael Osiecki Yawin Smallwood Brandon Steg Shamar Stephen Blidi Wreh-Wilson

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2012 Connecticut Football Two-Deep (as of September 3, 2012)

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

K: P: HL:

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 8, 2012 • vs. North Carolina State 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 (4), vs. Rutgers, Nov. 26, 2011 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 8, 2012 • vs. North Carolina State 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 8, 2012 • vs. North Carolina State 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: 26, vs. W. Michigan, 10/1/11

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September 8, 2012 • vs. North Carolina State 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: 12, vs. Syracuse, 11/5/11 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, at Cincinnati, 12/3/11 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, vs. Massachusetts, 8/30/12 Most TFL: 0.5, vs. Massachusetts, 8/30/12

JESSE JOSEPH • SR • DE • #91 Most Tackles: 8, vs. North Carolina, 9/12/09 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, vs. Cincinnati, 11/27/10 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 8, 2012 • vs. North Carolina State 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 1-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 1-0 0-0 Opponent vs. Massachusetts vs. North Caroline 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

Score Attend. 37-0 35,270

TEAM STATISTICS UCONN OPP --------------------------------------------------------------------------------SCORING 37 0 Points Per Game 37.0 0.0 FIRST DOWNS 16 3 Rushing 3 1 Passing 13 2 Penalty 0 0 RUSHING YARDAGE 147 3 Yards gained rushing 159 46 Yards lost rushing 12 43 Rushing Attempts 43 24 Average Per Rush 3.4 0.1 Average Per Game 147.0 3.0 TDs Rushing 2 0 PASSING YARDAGE 225 56 Comp-Att-Int 16-27-2 9-23-1 Average Per Pass 8.3 2.4 Average Per Catch 14.1 6.2 Average Per Game 225.0 56.0 TDs Passing 0 0 TOTAL OFFENSE 372 59 Total Plays 70 47 Average Per Play 5.3 1.3 Average Per Game 372.0 59.0 KICK RETURNS: #-Yards 1-37 5-97 PUNT RETURNS: #-Yards 4-87 0-0 INT RETURNS: #-Yards 1-37 2-20 KICK RETURN AVERAGE 37.0 19.4 PUNT RETURN AVERAGE 21.8 0.0 INT RETURN AVERAGE 37.0 10.0 FUMBLES-LOST 1-1 0-0 PENALTIES-Yards 4-30 5-29 Average Per Game 30.0 29.0 PUNTS-Yards 2-78 11-418 Average Per Punt 39.0 38.0 Net punt average 29.0 30.1 KICKOFFS-Yards 8-516 1-60 Average Per Kick 64.5 60.0 Net kick average 55.1 23.0 TIME OF POSSESSION/Game 36:37 23:23 3RD-DOWN Conversions 8/16 3/15 3rd-Down Pct 50% 20% 4TH-DOWN Conversions 0/0 0/0 4th-Down Pct 0% 0% SACKS BY-Yards 2-16 0-0 MISC YARDS 0 0 TOUCHDOWNS SCORED 4 0 FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS 3-3 0-0 ON-SIDE KICKS 0-0 0-0 RED-ZONE SCORES (4-5) 80% (0-0) 0% RED-ZONE TOUCHDOWNS (2-5) 40% (0-0) 0% PAT-ATTEMPTS (4-4) 100% (0-0) 0% ATTENDANCE 35270 0 Games/Avg Per Game 1/35270 0/0 Neutral Site Games 0/0 SCORE BY QUARTERS CONNECTICUT Opponents

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1st 7 0

2nd 13 0

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3rd 7 0

4th 10 0

Total 37 0


September 8, 2012 • vs. North Carolina State 2012 Connecticut Individual Statistics RUSHING GP Att Gain Loss Net Avg TD Long Avg/G --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------McCOMBS, Lyle 1 23 89 7 82 3.6 1 12 82.0 WILLIAMS, Nick 1 3 24 0 24 8.0 0 14 24.0 DeLORENZO, Max 1 4 22 0 22 5.5 0 18 22.0 McCUMMINGS, Sc. 1 7 15 2 13 1.9 1 4 13.0 HYPPOLITE, Mar. 1 3 5 0 5 1.7 0 3 5.0 WHITMER, Chan. 1 2 4 0 4 2.0 0 2 4.0 TEAM 1 1 0 3 -3 -3.0 0 0 -3.0 Total.......... 1 43 159 12 147 3.4 2 18 147.0 Opponents...... 1 24 46 43 3 0.1 0 9 3.0 PASSING G Effic Cmp-Att-Int Pct Yds TD Lng Avg/G ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------WHITMER, Chan. 1 117.58 15-25-2 60.0 219 0 34 219.0 McENTEE, Johnny 1 75.20 1-2-0 50.0 6 0 6 6.0 Total.......... 1 114.44 16-27-2 59.3 225 0 34 225.0 Opponents...... 1 50.89 9-23-1 39.1 56 0 15 56.0 RECEIVING G No. Yds Avg TD Long Avg/G ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------DAVIS, Geremy 1 5 79 15.8 0 26 79.0 SMITH, Michael 1 3 30 10.0 0 14 30.0 McCOMBS, Lyle 1 2 23 11.5 0 12 23.0 PHILLIPS, Shak. 1 2 21 10.5 0 15 21.0 GRIFFIN, Ryan 1 1 34 34.0 0 34 34.0 WILLIAMS, Nick 1 1 16 16.0 0 16 16.0 OSIECKI, Mike 1 1 16 16.0 0 16 16.0 JONES, Tebucky 1 1 6 6.0 0 6 6.0 Total.......... 1 16 225 14.1 0 34 225.0 Opponents...... 1 9 56 6.2 0 15 56.0

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

No. 3 1 0 4 0

Yds Avg 66 22.0 21 21.0 0 0.0 87 21.8 0 0.0

TD Lng 0 34 0 0 1 0 1 34 0 0

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

No. 1 1 2

Yds Avg 37 37.0 37 37.0 20 10.0

TD Lng 1 37 1 37 0 20

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

No. 1 1 5

Yds Avg 37 37.0 37 37.0 97 19.4

TD Lng 0 37 0 37 0 24

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

TD Lng 0 0 0 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 2 78 39.0 43 1 0 1 0 Total.......... 2 78 39.0 43 1 0 1 0 Opponents...... 11 418 38.0 47 0 2 0 1

FG SEQUENCE CONNECTICUT Massachusetts (36),(47),(19)

OPPONENTS -

Numbers in (parentheses) indicate field goal was made.

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September 8, 2012 • vs. North Carolina State 2012 Connecticut Individual Statistics |------------- PATs------- ------| SCORING TD FGs Kick Rush Rcv Pass DXP Saf Points --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------CHRISTEN, Chad 0 3-3 4-4 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 13 DeLORENZO, Max 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6 McCOMBS, Lyle 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 McCUMMINGS, Sc. 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6 Total.......... 4 3-3 4-4 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 37 Opponents...... 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 0 TOTAL OFFENSE G Plays Rush Pass Total Avg/G --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------WHITMER, Chan. 1 27 4 219 223 223.0 McCOMBS, Lyle 1 23 82 0 82 82.0 WILLIAMS, Nick 1 3 24 0 24 24.0 DeLORENZO, Max 1 4 22 0 22 22.0 McCUMMINGS, Sc. 1 7 13 0 13 13.0 McENTEE, Johnny 1 2 0 6 6 6.0 HYPPOLITE, Mar. 1 3 5 0 5 5.0 TEAM 1 1 -3 0 -3 -3.0 Total.......... 1 70 147 225 372 372.0 Opponents...... 1 47 3 56 59 59.0 ALL PURPOSE G Rush Rec PR KOR IR Tot Avg/G ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------WILLIAMS, Nick 1 24 16 66 37 0 143 143.0 McCOMBS, Lyle 1 82 23 0 0 0 105 105.0 DAVIS, Geremy 1 0 79 0 0 0 79 79.0 GRATZ, Dwayne 1 0 0 0 0 37 37 37.0 GRIFFIN, Ryan 1 0 34 0 0 0 34 34.0 SMITH, Michael 1 0 30 0 0 0 30 30.0 DeLORENZO, Max 1 22 0 0 0 0 22 22.0 MACK, Taylor 1 0 0 21 0 0 21 21.0 PHILLIPS, Shak. 1 0 21 0 0 0 21 21.0 OSIECKI, Mike 1 0 16 0 0 0 16 16.0 McCUMMINGS, Sc. 1 13 0 0 0 0 13 13.0 JONES, Tebucky 1 0 6 0 0 0 6 6.0 HYPPOLITE, Mar. 1 5 0 0 0 0 5 5.0 WHITMER, Chan. 1 4 0 0 0 0 4 4.0 TEAM 1 -3 0 0 0 0 -3 -3.0 Total.......... 1 147 225 87 37 37 533 533.0 Opponents...... 1 3 56 0 97 20 176 176.0

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

‘12 1 1 1 1 1

Total 4 14 24 24 1

Wide Receivers Geremy Davis, WR Nick Williams, WR

‘09 ‘10 ‘11 ‘12 - - 1 1 - - - 1

Total 2 1

Tight Ends John Delahunt, TE Ryan Griffin, TE

‘09 ‘10 ‘11 ‘12 5 5 6 1 10 8 7 -

Total 17 25

Quarterbacks ‘09 ‘10 ‘11 ‘12 Johnny McEntee, QB - - 12 - Chandler Whitmer, QB - - - 1

Total 12 1

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

Total 1 12 139

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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 1 - 1 - 1 1

Total 1 5 33 8 20 1

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

‘12 1 1 1

Total 17 22 13

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

‘12 1 1 1 1 11

Total 8 30 10 29 197

Kickers Chad Christen, K Cole Wagner, P Totals

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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 1 1 2

Total 1 26 27


September 8, 2012 • vs. North Carolina State 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. 1 5 2 7 3.5-17 1.0-8 . 1 . . . . . 3 MOORE, Sio 1 2 3 5 1.5-4 . . 2 . . . . . 53 WIRTH, Ryan 1 . 4 4 0.5-1 . . . . . . . . 7 GRATZ, Dwayne 1 2 2 4 . . 1-37 1 . . . . . 48 WILLIAMS, Trev. 1 1 2 3 1.5-8 1.0-8 . . . . . . . 5 WREH-Wilson, B. 1 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . 16 JONES, Byron 1 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . 28 JOHNSON, Jory 1 2 1 3 . . . 1 . . . . . 15 BROWN, Ty-Meer 1 2 1 3 0.5-1 . . . . . . . . 90 CAMPENNI, Jul. 1 . 2 2 0.5-1 . . . . . . . . 29 MACK, Taylor 1 1 1 2 . . . . . . . 1 . 46 VANN, Marquise 1 2 . 2 . . . . . . . . . 51 WILLMAN, Tim 1 2 . 2 1.0-5 . . . . . . . . 91 JOSEPH, Jesse 1 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . 34 KENNEY, David 1 . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . 22 ADAMS, Andrew 1 1 . 1 1.0-9 . . . . . . . . 56 PRUITT, Angelo 1 . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . 98 JENNINGS, Ted 1 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . 10 WHITMER, Chan. 1 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . 52 DONOHUE, Ryan 1 . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . 47 FRANK, Reuben 1 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . 23 LEE, Wilbert 1 . . . . . . 1 . . . . . Total.......... 1 26 26 52 10-46 2-16 1-37 6 . . . 1 . Opponents...... 1 43 26 69 4.0-9 0-0 2-20 3 . 1-0 1 . .

Defensive Category Leaders Sacks T. Williams 1.0 Smallwood 1.0

TFLs Smallwood T. Williams Moore Willman Adams

Interceptions 3.5 Gratz 1 1.5 1.5 1.0 1.0

Pass Break Ups Moore Smallwood Gratz Johnson Lee

2 1 1 1 1

Forced Fumbles

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September 8, 2012 • vs. North Carolina State 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) 10 (46) 12 (62) 0 0 6 1 1 North Carolina State 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

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September 8, 2012 • vs. North Carolina State Game-By-Game Rushing Player DeLorenzo Hyppolite McCombs McCummings 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 23-82-1 7-13-1 2-4-0 3-24-0

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 15-25-2 219-0

Game-By-Game Receiving Player Davis Griffin T. Jones 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 1-34-0 1-6-0 2-23-0 1-16-0 2-21-0 3-30-0 1-16-0

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

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September 8, 2012 • vs. North Carolina State 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

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

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

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

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September 8, 2012 • vs. North Carolina State Game-By-Game Participation Player Adams, Andrew (22) Allen, Denzel (20) Ashiru, Jefferson (32) 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 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

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 8, 2012 • vs. North Carolina State Red Zone Connecticut Game In20 Scores Sc.% FG TD TD% TO Dwn. MFG EOH UMass 5 4 80% 2 2 40% 1 0 0 0 NC State at Maryland at W. Michigan Buffalo at Rutgers Temple at Syracuse at USF Pittsburgh at Louisville Cincinnati Totals

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

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

OPP Points Off 0

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

OPP Points Off 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

Connecticut 3&Out % 1 8%

Score % 7 54%

TD 4

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

No. 13

OPPONENT 3&Out % 10 77%

Score 0

% 0%

TD 0

% 0%

Tot. 3-15

% 20%

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

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1-3 2-6

4-6 4-6

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

Tot. 8-16

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

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1-3 1-2

4-6 1-1

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


September 8, 2012 • vs. North Carolina State UConn Individual Leaders

Game #1 • August 30, 2012

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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 down 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 (63): 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 Rushing 46 159 mings (Natick, Mass.), who ran UConn’s version of the “Wildcat” Yards Lost Rushing 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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