Mike White passed for 113 yards and a touchdown in the rain, leading South Florida to a 17-14 victory over Connecticut on Friday night.
On his weekly Coaches Show on WTIC Newstalk 1080, UConn coach Bob Diaco said starting quarterback Casey Cochran would not play in Saturday’s game at Rentschler Field against Stony Brook.
Connecticut changed football coaches this week. Next week it may be changing quarterbacks.
Connecticut got a boost in confidence on Saturday night. Not enough, however, to prevent the school’s worst start in a dozen years. The Huskies couldn’t hold a 14-point second-half lead and lost to No. 15 Michigan 24-21, falling to 0-3 for the first time since 2001.
C.J. Brown ran for 122 yards and a touchdown and threw for 277 yards and another score on Saturday night as Maryland beat UConn 32-21, giving Randy Edsall a win over the team he coached for a dozen seasons.
Chandler Whitmer threw for 219 yards and Connecticut scored touchdowns on offense, defense and special teams to beat Massachusetts 37-0 Thursday night, spoiling the Minutemen’s debut as a bowl subdivision program.
Connecticut opens preseason practice Friday with a junior-college transfer as the No. 1 quarterback on the depth chart.