University of Connecticut Huskies

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    2012 Preseason Stuff

    1st-Team All Big East:
    HB L. McCombs
    TE R. Griffin

    2nd-Team All Big East:
    DE T. Williams
    CB B. Wreh-Wilson
    CB D. Gratz
    P C. Wagner

    Preseason Poll: 8th (last)
     
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    NON-CONFERENCE GAMES

    WEEK 1
    Connecticut throttles UMass in home opener, 41-6

    WEEK 2
    Connecticut uspets #8 Florida State, 10-6

    WEEK 3
    Connecticut storms back for win at Maryland, 17-10

    WEEK 4
    Defense fuels Connecticut in win at Western Michigan, 16-7

    WEEK 5
    Buffalo embarrasses Connecticut, 45-28
     
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    BIG EAST SCHEDULE

    WEEK 6 at Rutgers
    WEEK 7 vs Temple
    WEEK 8 at Syracuse
    WEEK 9 BYE
    WEEK 10 at South Florida
    WEEK 11 vs Pittsburgh
    WEEK 12 BYE
    WEEK 13 at Louisville
    WEEK 14 vs Cincinnati
     
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    WEEK 6: October 6, 2012

    Connecticut 30, Rutgers 0

    QB J. McEntee had a career day, while the Huskies defense shut down Rutgers at home, blanking their bitter rivals 30-0 in the Big East opener. The usually ordinary McEntee went 10-16 for 224 Yds and 3 TD on the day, most of it coming in the second quarter, where Connecticut scored 24 unanswered points. HB L. McCombs went over 100 yards rushing for the 6th consecutive week to keep the attack balanced.

    But despite all the offensive power, it was the defense that shined brightest in murky New Jersey. The Huskies held Rutgers to only 110 yards of offense, and only 30 yards rushing. The Scarlet Knights were 0-8 on third down conversions in the game. The win pushed Connecticut's record to 5-1 (1-0).
     
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    WEEK 7: October 13, 2012

    Connecticut 34, Temple 14

    HB L. McCombs paced the Huskies offense to a 34-14 win over returning Big East newcomers Temple. While the passing game was dismal at best, McCombs and the stable of UConn halfbacks rushed for over 200 yards combined on the day. The defense performed well again, forcing 4 INTs of QB C. Coyer, who had yet to throw a pick coming into the game. The win improved Connecticut's record to 6-1, 2-0 in the Big East.

    After the win, Connecticut finally received some recognition from the Coaches' and Media polls, getting 7 and 9 votes respectively. Despite an almost-perfect record, the Huskies have yet to crack the top 25 this season.
     
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    WEEK 8: October 19, 2012

    Connecticut 35, Syracuse 10

    "Don't let the door hit you on the way out" was the message given to ACC-bound Syracuse, as the visiting Huskies rolled the Orange in what is likely the last game between the two rivals for a long time. HB L. McCombs rushed for another 100 yards, this time going 110 Yds on 21 carries. He was joined by the impressive freshman HB M. DeLorenzo, who had 96 yards on just 7 carries. Each back scored a TD for the Huskies, and QB J. McEntee threw another two in the rout. Connecticut's defense stood strong again, allowing only a FG on the day (SYR returned a McEntee INT for a TD in the first quarter).

    The Huskies defense has been stingy all season, allowing only 2 teams (Buffalo and Temple) to score offensive touchdowns.
     
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    WEEK 9: BYE

    On the recruiting trail, Connecticut picked up their third recruit of the 2013 class this week, adding #52 WR Maurice Jackson. The 5'10'' 180 lbs Possession WR from St. Albans, Vermont chose the Huskies over Virginia Tech and Boston College. Jackson joins DE Reynaldo Jackson (no relation) and T Justin Charles in the 2013 class.

    CONNECTICUT HUSKIES CLASS OF 2013
    :4stars:WR #52 Maurice Jackson - Possession - 66 OVR - 5'10'' 180 - St. Albans, VT
    :3stars:DE #53 Reynaldo Jackson - Pass Rush - 70 OVR (gem) - 6'3'' 245 - Port Charlotte, FL
    :3stars:T #84 Justin Charles - Run Block - 66 OVR - 6'6'' 299 - Newington, CT

    In other news, the Huskies are unsurprisingly receiving little-to-no attention on the national scene. Connecticut did not receive a singe vote in either poll this week, despite toting a 7-1 (3-0) record. The Huskies received a handful of votes after their Week 7 win over Temple, but voters were apparently not impressed with a road win over Syracuse. No Big East team is ranked in the latest poll.

    And in the Heisman race, no love for the nation's leading rusher, Lyle McCombs. The Connecticut halfback has the most carries and yards in the nation, while averaging an impressive 130.5 YPG. The sophomore standout had added 7 TD to help his team to a 7-1 record, but is nowhere to be found in the latest Heisman projections. Instead, South Carolina HB Marcus Lattimore and Fresno State (Fresno State??) HB R. Rouse are 3rd and 4th respectively, though neither player can be found in the top 5 rushers in the nation.

    The situation is eerily similar to former Husky Donald Brown's 2008 season. That year, Brown, like McCombs, led the nation in rushing, but received almost no national attention.
     
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    WEEK 10: November 3, 2012

    Connecticut 28, South Florida 10

    Connecticut scored 28 unanswered points in Tampa to grab their 8th win of the season in a 28-10 rout over always disappointing USF. The Huskies started off slow (foreshadowing?), falling behind 10-0 early in the 4th quarter. But HB L. McCombs would lead the offense once again to big things, rushing for 169 yards on 23 carries, adding 2 TDs. It was LB S. Moore's pick-6 in the 4th quarter that sealed the win for the Huskies, who are now 8-1 (4-0) on the year.

    But once again, no love for the Big East leaders on the national scene. Connecticut are still unranked despite their record, and HB L. McCombs, while leading the nation in rushing, is nowhere to be found on the Heisman watch list. McCombs did get some love from the awards committee, who have him 10th on the Walter Camp list and 5th on the Doak Walker list. Connecticut P C. Wagner is 7th on the Guy list as well.
     
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    WEEK 11: November 9, 2012

    Pittsburgh 41, Connecticut 19

    Pittsburgh embarassed Connecticut at home in the most disappointing game of the season for the Huskies. Playing in front of a packed house in the Friday night spotlight, the Huskies were useless on offense and fatigued on defense, with the Panthers controlling the game with timely 3rd-down conversions a huge edge in time of possession. QB J. McEntee was especially anemic today, throwing 4 INTs in the blizzard-like conditions at Rentschler Field. HB L. McCombs was not much better, managing only 86 yards on the day, his lowest total of the season, and first time being held under 100 yards. The only bright spot of the night was WR N. Williams, who gained 300 all-purpose yards, with a Ret TD and Rec TD late in the game. Pitt added a garbage-time TD to make the scoreline especially ugly. The loss is the first Big East loss for the Huskies, who fall to 8-2 (4-1) on the year.
     
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    WEEK 12: BYE

    A tough loss in the Friday night spotlight against Pittsburgh could have been a major blow to Connecticut's recruiting efforts, as many key recruits attended the game. However, the Huskies recovered well this week, nabbing their top 2 targets from big schools. OLB #7 Reginald Sledge chose the Huskies over Navy and Ohio State and signed as the top-rated prospect coming in for the Huskies at a position of need.

    G #14 Brent Motley (the #2 prospect in CT) chose to stay home with offers from Notre Dame and Michigan on his desk. Motley was a big get for the Huskies, who were able to out-recruit two national powers. It also marks the 3rd signing from CT's top 5 recruits, with only HB #3 Corey Vinson deciding to go elsewhere. And with UConn set at the HB position for the foreseeable future, it is not a huge loss.

    Connecticut also received commitments from CB #40 Scott Richwalski, who chose the Huskies over West Virginia and Boston College, and SS #48 Kenny Moore, who received offers from Boston College and Pittsburgh. Connecticut's class of 2013 is now up to 8 recruits, with 2 more set to commit in the coming weeks.

    CONNECTICUT HUSKIES CLASS OF 2013
    :4stars:OLB #7 Reginald Sledge - Coverage - 81 OVR (gem) - 6'1'' 225 - Brewer, ME
    :4stars:G #14 Brent Motley - Pass Block - 74 OVR - 6'6'' 270 - West Hartford, CT
    :4stars:WR #52 Maurice Jackson - Possession - 66 OVR - 5'10'' 180 - St. Albans, VT
    :3stars:DE #53 Reynaldo Jackson - Pass Rush - 70 OVR (gem) - 6'3'' 245 - Port Charlotte, FL
    :3stars:CB #40 Scott Richwalski - Balanced - 68 OVR - 5'10'' 173 - Crab Orchard, WV
    :3stars:T #84 Justin Charles - Run Block - 66 OVR - 6'6'' 299 - Newington, CT
    :3stars:WR #73 Albert Simmons - Speed - 65 OVR - 5'11'' 182 - Danbury, CT
    :2stars:SS #48 Kenny Moore - Balanced - 62 OVR - 6'1'' 192 - Rutland, VT

    Soft Commit:
    :3stars:CB #37 Justin Cabral - Balanced - 68 OVR - 5'11'' 173 - New York, NY
    :3stars:T #94 Jamil Patterson - Pass Block - 67 OVR (gem) - 6'5'' 299 - Middle River, MD

    Connecticut has two games left to play in their Big East slate, with a road game at Lousiville up next, followed by the season-ender at home against Cincinnati. The Huskies are now tied for 1st in the Big East with Pittsburgh, who own the tiebreaker after last week's win. Both teams are 4-1 in conference play this season.
     
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    WEEK 13: November 24, 2012

    Connecticut beats Louisville...
     
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    WEEK 14: December 1, 2012

    Connecticut beats Cincinnati, clinches share of Big East title...
     
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    BOWL WEEK:

    Connecticut loses to #18 North Carolina in what would have been a completely different story on hardwood. Despite the loss, the Huskies finally crack the Top 25 poll at #25.
     
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    OFFSEASON

    Final Record: 10-3 (6-1), Big East co-champions (Pitt)
    Final Poll: 25/24 (Media/Coaches)
    Bowl Game: L, Champs Sports Bowl vs #18 North Carolina

    All-Big East 1st Team
    HB L. McCombs
    WR S. Phillips
    LT J. Bennett
    RG A. Masters
    FS B. Jones
    K C. Christen
    P C. Wagner
    RET N. Williams

    All-Big East 2nd Team
    LG S. Greene
    RE J. Joseph
    DT R. Wirth
    LOLB S. Moore
    ROLB J. Johnson
    CB D. Gratz
    SS T. Brown

    NFL Draft
    OLB S. Moore (Projected 2nd Round)
    TE R. Griffin (Projected 3rd Round)
    DB B. Wreh-Wilson (Projected 4th Round)
    DB D. Gratz (Projected 6th Round)
     
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    2013 PRESEASON

    Rankings:
    Media: #33
    Coaches: #33

    Big East
    1st, DIV A
    3rd overall

    Big East 1st Team
    HB L. McCombs
    SS T. Brown

    Big East 2nd Team
    WR S. Phillips
    CB T. Mack
    FS B. Jones
    K C. Christen
    P C. Wagner
     
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    SCHEDULE

    8/31 vs Maryland (L, 33-21)
    9/7 vs FCS Northwest (W, 58-0)
    9/14 @ South Florida* (W, 27-24)
    9/21 @ San Diego State* (W, 40-37)
    9/26 vs Houston* (W, 41-24)
    10/5 vs SMU* (L, 21-6)
    10/12 @ Memphis^ (W, 17-10)
    10/19 vs Louisville^ (L, 20-17)
    10/26 @ BYU (W, 62-26)
    WEEK 10 BYE
    11/9 vs Rutgers^ (W, 45-28)
    11/16 @ Temple^ (W, 28-24)
    11/23 @Cincinnati^ (L, 24-17)
    WEEK 14 BYE

    ^ - Big East DIV A game
    * - Big East DIV B game
     
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    2013 OFFSEASON

    Final Record: 9-4 (6-3), 3rd East Division
    Final Poll: NR/NR (Media/Coaches)
    Bowl Game: W, AutoZone Liberty Bowl vs FIU

    All-Big East 1st Team
    MLB Y. Smallwood
    RET T. Mack (3rd in National Award voting)

    All-Big East 2nd Team
    HB L. McCombs
    FS B. Jones
    P C. Wagner (10th in National Award voting)

    NFL Draft
    P C. Wagner (Projected 4th Round)

    Class of 2014
    :3stars:SS #23 Marcus Jefferson - Hard Hitter - 74 OVR (gem) - 6'2'' 195 - New York, New York
    :3stars:DT #32 Darius Rawlins - Balanced - 72 OVR - 6'5'' 247 - Paramus, NJ
    :3stars:OLB #27 Nate Phillips - Balanced - 72 OVR - 6'3'' 223 - St. Charles, MD
    :3stars:OLB #41 Cedric Weaver - Balanced - 70 OVR - 6'5'' 241 - Cheraw, SC
    :3stars:P #15 Terrance Holly - Balanced - 70 OVR - 6'1'' 185 - Troy, OH
    :2stars:K #26 Alan Carr - Power - 70 OVR (gem) - 6'1'' 180 - Lebanon, OH
    :4stars:MLB #11 Kyle Russell - Coverage - 69 OVR - 6'0'' 229 - Lakewood, NJ
    :3stars:DE #31 Julian Tyler - Balanced - 69 OVR - 6'0'' 249 - Millville, NJ
    :3stars:TE #22 Garrett Washington - Blocking - 68 OVR - 6'6'' 244 - West Hartford, CT
    :3stars:OLB #71 Maurice Godfrey - Balanced - 67 OVR - 6'4'' 243 - Wethersfield, CT
    :3stars:DT #88 Brian Herron - Run Stopper - 66 OVR (gem) - 6'4'' 289 - Myrtle Grove, NC
    :4stars:WR #20 Lance Dockery - Possession - 66 OVR (ESPNU 150) - 6'4'' 233 - Spring Lake, NC
    :3stars:CB #74 Kevin Parks - Hard Hitter - 64 OVR - 6'2'' 185 - Marlborough, MA
     
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    2014 Preseason

    2014 Schedule
     

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