QB Bryant Shirreffs threw for 224 yards and two touchdowns in win over the Bearcats
Huskies have won all four home games against former Big East opponent.
UConn plays non-league games vs. the ACC over the next two weeks.
Redshirt junior QB led the Huskies to opening win vs. Maine.
UCONN vsECU (photo by Stephen Slade)
Holy Cross at UConn
UConn vs. Holy Cross (Photos by Stephen Slade)
Pratt Whitney Stadium at Rentchler Field
The Huskies fall to East Carolina, on October 29, 2016.
2016: Starting quarterback for the first nine games of the season...Finished the season 166-283 for 2010 yards passing and tossed seven touchdown passes...Also racked up 144 carries for 326 yards and two rushing scores...Set a new career-high with 45 passing attempts and 21 carries vs. Syracuse (Sept. 24)...Passed for over 200 yards in six games...Went 22-39 for 306 yards and two touchdowns at USF (Oct. 15)...Carried the ball 20 times or more on three occasions...Rushed for a season-high 95 yards in the season opener vs. Maine (Sept. 1).
2015: UConn's starting quarterback for the first 11 games of the season before suffering an injury early in the game vs. Houston (Nov. 21)...returned to the starting lineup for the St. Petersburg Bowl vs. Marshall (Dec. 26)...had over 200 yard of passing in five games...had only eight interceptions in 279 pass attempts...was seventh in school single-season history with 2,581 all-purpose yards and tied for sixth in plays with 433...was tied for second in school single-season history for quarterbacks with 154 rushes and third in yardage with 503...has four of the top eight rushing performances by a UConn quarterback in a game...passed for 365 yards vs. USF (Oct. 17) on 28 of 41 with one TD and one interception...also rushed for 100 yards in that game..became first Husky to throw for 300 yards and rush for 100 in the same game since 2006...that game was one-yard shy of that UConn single-game total offense record...the 365 passing yards were tenth in UConn single-game history...made his UConn debut vs. Villanova (Sept. 3) and was 12 for 20 in the air for 202 yards with a pair of touchdowns...for his efforts against the Wildcats, was named the winner of the weekly Gold Helmet Award by the New England Collegiate Football Writers Association...vs. Army (Sept. 12), was 19 of 25 in the air for 270 yards and named to the American Athletic Conference Honor Roll for the week.
2014: Sat out due to NCAA transfer rules... named to the 2014 American Athletic Conference All-Academic Team.
2013: As a freshman at North Carolina State, saw action in the opening game vs. Richmond in the Wildcat formation and had a touchdown pass and rush against the Spiders...was an Academic All-ACC pick.
High School: Three-year starter at quarterback and for helped lead his team to the Georgia 2A state championship and a 15-1 record as a senior...Athens Banner-Herald All-Northeast Georgia Football Player of the Year...had 7,677 yards total offense as a senior and accounted for 90 touchdowns...as a senior, had 2,369 passing yards, 18 touchdown passes; 1,372 rushing yards and 20 rushing touchdowns...as a junior had 1,912 passing yards, 508 rushing yards, 27 total TDs.
Personal Profile: Bryant Gregory Shirreffs...A finance major.
BRYANT SHIRREFFS' CAREER HIGHS Most Passing Yards: 365, vs. USF, 10/17/15 Most Passing Attempts: 45, vs. Syracuse, 9/24/16 Most Completions: 28, vs. USF, 10/17/15 Longest Pass: 70, vs. at USF, 10/15/16 Most Carries: 21, vs. Syracuse, 9/24/16 Most Rushing Yards: 100, vs. USF, 10/17/15 Longest Run: 36, at UCF, 10/10/15