If you just look at the final score, you’d think that unbeaten UCF had its way with UConn on Saturday in Orlando. And while it was a 49-24 score in favor of the Knights, it doesn’t tell the entire story.
The Huskies gave UCF everything it could handle for the first 45 minutes. UConn held the nation’s top scoring team without a point in the
Randy Edsall said it best when he started our post game interview from the locker room Saturday night after UConn’s 37-20 loss to USF. What did Yogi Berra say, “it’s deja-vu all over again”.
And indeed it was for the Huskies. The same maladies that haunted the team in the Missouri game and the Memphis loss were prevalent on Saturday night. Dropped passes, poor pass defense and missed tackles took center stage as the Bulls beat UConn for the 6th time in a row.
There really isn’t much to say about what happened at Pratt and Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field on Saturday Night. Missouri came in and blasted UConn 52-12 in a game that didn’t feel that close.
There are no positive spins, no talking about strain and pulling the rope,
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What a difference a week makes!
Embarrassing. That was the common refrain in the post game interview room Friday Night at Pratt and Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field.
For a fleeting moment on Saturday, it looked like the UConn Huskies might be coming of age. On the first play of the fourth quarter at SMU, Bryant Shirreffs floated a perfect pass downfield to Keyion Dixon who ran under the pass and scooted into the end zone for a 59 yard touchdown. When Tyler Davis hauled in a two point conversion, the Huskies had tied the heavily favored Mustangs at 28.