April 20, 2013
EAST HARTFORD, Conn. - The University of Connecticut football team concluded spring practice on Sunday with the annul Blue vs. White Game at Rentschler Field. The event was a modified game with no scoring or live game timing utilized. The team had a live scrimmage for approximately an hour during the game and started with "back to the wall" (offensive starting at its own one-yard line) and concluded with red zone plays.
During the scrimmage portion, sophomore kicker Bobby Puyol (North Palm Beach, Fla.) had the only scoring with a pair of field goals of 46 yards and 20 yards.
Junior Deshon Foxx (Lynchburg, Va.) was the leading receiver on the day with three receptions for 70 yards while redshirt junior Skakim Phillips (Patrerson, N.J.) also had three for 49 yards. Redshirt junior Geremy Davis (Lawrenceville, Ga.) had two reception s for 36 yards while seven other Huskies had one reception.
Redshirt junior quarterback Chandler Whitmer (Newnan, Ga.) was eight of 14 in the air for 140 yards while redshirt freshman Casey Cochran (Monroe, Conn.) was seven of 18 for 101 yards. Redshirt junior Scott McCummings (Natick, Mass.) had one completion for nine yards.
Junior walk-on Eric Brainard (Hebron, Conn.) was the leading rusher with 12 yards on two carries as the Huskies only ran the ball 19 times. Six Huskies made three tackles to lead the defense while redshirt sophomore Andrew Adams (Fayetteville, Ga.) and redshirt junior Ty-Meer Brown (McKeesport, Pa.) each had an interception.
UConn open the season on Thurs., Aug. 29, when it takes on Towson State at Rentschler Field, which celebrates its tenth season in 2013. The Huskies will play their finest home schedule in 2013 as they also play host to Maryland (Sept. 14), Michigan (Sept. 21) and American Athletic Conference games vs. USF (Oct. 12), Louisville (Nov. 8), Rutgers (Nov. 30) and Memphis (Dec. 7).