Sept. 15, 2012
Connecticut vs. Maryland Post-Game Notes
September 15, 2012
The win gives the Huskies a record of 5-11 all-time against ACC schools.
The Connecticut defense recorded six sacks in the contest, and held Maryland to just 205 total yards of offense.
Senior wide receiver Nick Williams' 58-yard punt return for a touchdown in the first quarter was a career-long and his first for a touchdown in his career. He also has two kickoff returns for scores at Connecticut.
Redshirt sophomore running back Lyle McCombs scored on an 11-yard touchdown run midway in the fourth quarter. It was his third rushing touchdown of the season and 10th of his career. He finished with a season-high 94 rushing yards.
Redshirt senior cornerback Dwayne Gratz' interception in the first quarter was his seventh career pick, and his second of the season.
Redshirt senior linebacker Sio Moore registered had his 2.5 sacks in the game. He now has 3.5 on the season and 12.5 in his career. He also had two pass breakups.
Redshirt sophomore linebacker Yawin Smallwood had 1.5 sacks in the first half and another in the third quarter forcing a fumble, giving him 4 for the season and 6 for his career. He led the Huskies with 14 tackles and 3.5 tackles for loss.
Senior defensive end Trevardo Williams recorded another sack in the third quarter. He now has 4.5 this season and 24.5 for his career.
Redshirt sophomore defensive tackle Angelo Pruitt recovered the fumble caused by the Smallwood sack. It was his first fumble recovery of his career.
The Huskies held the Terps scoreless in the first quarter, continuing their streak of not allowing a point in the first quarter this season. In addition, the Huskies have allowed just three first quarter first downs this season.
Sophomore quarterback Scott McCummings scored early in the second quarter on a three-yard run. It was his second rushing score of 2012, and the seventh he's had at Connecticut. He finished with a season-high 44 rushing yards.
McCummings also threw his first pass of the season; a 2-yard completion to redshirt senior tight end Ryan Griffen.
Redshirt sophomore quarterback Chandler Whitmer had a 23-yard scramble in the first quarter, the longest run of his career.
Whitmer completed seven-of-10 pass attempts in the opening half, while McCombs had 65 yards on 19 carries in the first half. He finished 10-for-16 for 68 yards with no interceptions.
Redshirt junior punter Cole Wagner's first punt of 37 yards was downed at the Maryland 3, his fifth inside-the-20 of the season. His 49-yard punt in the third quarter tied his season-long.
Redshirt senior tight end John Delahunt registered a 19-yard catch in the second quarter, matching his season-long.
When Maryland's Wes Brown scampered in from the 19-yard line in the second quarter, it marked the first rushing touchdown allowed by Connecticut this season.
Redshirt junior placekicker Chad Christen had his first career missed field goal when his 49-yard attempt in the second quarter was wide right. He had made his first three attempts of his career against Massachusetts on August 30. He later made a 34-yarder in the third quarter.
The contest marked just the second time the two schools played in the sport of football, the first since 1942.