Joe D's Notebook: The Cincy Recaphe 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
Joe D's Notebook: The Houston RecapFor 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.
Diaco: Huskies Are Built To Play Close GamesUConn coach Bob Diaco says his Huskies are built to play close games.
Joe D's Notebook: The Virginia RecapA 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
5 Biggest Gut-Punch Losses in UConn HistoryAs exhilarating as Saturday's comeback was, it made UConn's defeat hurt that much more. In the still-short FBS history of UConn football, it joins the ranks of these games as the biggest gut-punch losses ever.
Joe D's Notebook: Navy - The RecapThere 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.
UConn Faces Navy In AAC OpenerFor the third time in three games, Navy will have a different starting quarterback operating the complex triple option.
Biggest Field Goals in UConn Football HistoryThe Huskies will have to repeat last week's performance against much better competition if Bobby Puyol hopes to crack the top five of the biggest made field goals in program history.
Joe D's Notebook: Game OneFirst 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.
UConn, Trying To Build Off Bowl Appearance, Opens With MaineUConn is looking to build off the momentum of its first bowl appearance in five years as it kicks off the season Thursday night by hosting Maine.
Ranking UConn Football’s 2016 OpponentsWith a dozen regular season games to look towards, here are the rankings of UConn’s 2016 opponents, from worst to best.
Photos: Joe D and Gresh at AAC Football Media DayJoe D and Gresh are live in Newport, RI for the AAC Football Media Day. Check out photos of the UConn players, coaches, and others who joined them at the WTIC broadcast booth.