UConn Bounces Back Against Houston

The logo of the UConn Huskies.
(Image courtesy of the Uconn Huskies.)

Thursday, October 13, 2016 (Issue #1)
by Octavias Mckoy, Associate Managing Editor

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It was a great weekend for The UConn Huskies football team. After being embarrassed by the University of Houston’s Cougars, the Huskies returned home and handled business against the 3-3, (0-3 against the AAC), Cincinnati Bearcats 20-9. With the win the Huskies bring their record to .500 on the year at 3-3, (1-2 AAC). It’s easy to see why the Huskies were successful this week, if we take a look at the numbers.

The Huskies out-rushed the Bearcats 188 yards to 2 yards on the ground. Sophomore running-back, Arkeel Newsome led all rushers with 117 yards on just 14 carries, averaging 8.3 yards per carry.

Senior wide receiver Noel Thomas Jr. finished the day with 108 yards receiving on 9 catches, and one touchdown. Senior captain and quarterback Bryant Shirreffs finished the day completing 18 of 33 passes for 224 yards while tossing two touchdowns and just two interceptions. While Shirreffs had a great day, he needs to do a better job 0f hanging on to the ball and not turning it over.

The defense was led by Junior linebacker Jhavon Williams who finished the day with 9 tackles. The Huskies’ offense also won the time of possession battle, hanging on to the ball for 35 minutes and 31 seconds, as opposed to the Bearcats’ 24 minutes and 29 seconds. The Huskies look to keep things rolling as they travel to the University of South Florida this Saturday, Oct. 15 to take on the Bulls at 7p.m. ET.


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