he UConn Huskies picked the perfect time to play their best game of the season Saturday. Not perfect by any stretch but certainly good enough to beat Cincinnati 20-9 for the Huskies first AAC win of the season.
There was a lot to like about this one, not the least of which was the performance of the defense in the second quarter. Three times the Bearcats had the ball in the red zone and three times UConn held them to field goals. It’s a lot easier to come back from 9-0 down rather than
For the better part of 12 ½ minutes on Thursday night, the UConn Huskies played the 6th ranked football team in the country dead even. The Huskies managed three first downs, held Houston to one and forced a three and an out on the Cougars second possession.
But then reality kicked in. The reality that Greg Ward Jr is one of the best quarterbacks in the country and has a lot of weapons at his disposal. The Cougars scored on their next six possessions and steam rolled the Huskies 42-14 to avenge the only loss of the Tom Herman era.
This was a game that the Huskies should have won, could have won but let slip through their hands.
A win is a win. Team sports are not figure skating or synchronized swimming. There are no style points. And so UConn’s narrow 13-10 win over Virginia carries the same value as a 45-10 win would be. It goes in the all-important left column in the standings.
UConn again had to play from behind and yes, that’s a disturbing trend. In fact, in their three games, the Huskies have led for only 10
There aren’t more stirring sights in college athletics than when the Brigade of Midshipmen march into Navy Marine Corps Stadium prior to a Navy home football game. It is truly one of the greatest traditions in sports.
And there wasn’t a more gut wrenching sight than the UConn locker room after their heartbreaking 28-24 loss to the Midshipmen on Saturday. I can’t remember a more devastated group of players who put forth a superb effort only to come a half yard short of a signature win.
First off, it’s good to be back at it with year #25 calling UConn football and basketball. The summer was a great one but it’s time to get back to work.
And it started Thursday night with a closer than anyone expected win over Maine. First off, let’s give the Black Bears credit. First year head coach Joe Harasymiak had his team ready to play and they executed their game plan to near perfection. They put pressure on Bryant Shirreffs ,shut down Arkiel Newsome and quarterback Dan Collins was given all day to throw the ball.
Joe D’Ambrosio is out at the Kevin Ollie Charity Golf Classic at Foxwoods Resort Casino and Lake of Isles. Here he is with Coach Ollie himself.
Joe D & Casey Cochran discuss the ex-UConn QB’s log entry into the Player’s Tribune about his life as a football player, the concussions suffered throughout his playing career and his daily battles with depression in a VERY powerful and emotional interview…
For all but one team in the NCAA tournament, the season ends with disappointment. The end for the UConn Huskies came Saturday night in Des Moines when they were knocked out by Kansas 73-61 in Round Two of the South Region.
The motto of the NCAA tournament is survive and advance. That is exactly what the UConn Huskies did Thursday afternoon in round one of the South Region against Colorado.