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Postgame Notes vs. Maryland

Sept. 14, 2013

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Shakim Phillips set new career-highs with 10 receptions and 178 yards. His previous high marks were seven receptions and 100 yards, set against Cincinnati on Dec. 1, 2012 and Temple on Oct. 13, 2012, respectively.

His 178 yards mark the first time a UConn player has gone over 150 since Marcus Easley did it against West Virginia with 157 on Oct. 24, 2009.

Chandler Whitmer's 75-yard touchdown pass to Phillips in the fourth quarter was the longest pass of his career, and the longest pass for UConn since Dan Orlovksy had a 90-yard touchdown to Jason Williams against Temple in 2004.

Whitmer went over 300 yards passing for the second time in his UConn career. His 349 yards were a new career-high, the previous mark was 333 against Western Michigan on Sept. 22, 2012.

Taylor Mack's first quarter interception was his first since he was a true freshman in 2010.

Deshon Foxx's first quarter 17-yard reception was the first catch of the junior's career. His 28-yard catch in the second quarter was the longest of his career.

Chad Christen's two field goals were his ninth and 10th consecutive successful attempts, dating back to last year.

The last time UConn started a season 0-2 was 2002, its first season in FBS. That year, the Huskies fell at Boston College and against Georgia Tech in its first two contests.

Saturday marked the third all-time meeting between UConn and Maryland, and the second since 1942.

Maryland now leads the series, 2-1.

UConn is 5-12 all-time against ACC members, while the school was an active member of the league.

UConn is 45-24 against non-conference opponents since joining the FBS in 2002.

UConn is 34-22 in games following a loss since Oct. 26, 2002.

Lyle McCombs' first quarter touchdown was his first of the season.

Jefferson Ashiru's fumble recovery in the third quarter was the first of his career. Maryland's Marcus Whitfield and Yannick Cudjoe-Virgil each picked up two sacks, marking the first time an opponent has posted two since Dani Giordano for Cincinnati on Dec. 1, 2012.

Dhameer Bradley's third quarter reception was the first of the true freshman's career, and classmate John Green also made his first career grab in the fourth quarter.

UConn gave up a safety in the fourth quarter, the first it allowed since Oct. 8, 2011 against West Virginia.

Maryland's Stefon Diggs was the first 100-yard receiver against UConn since Alec Lemon for Syracuse on Oct. 19, 2012, a span of five games.

Maryland tallied over 500 yards of total offense, first time UConn has allowed an opponent to do that since Syracuse on Oct. 19, 2012.

Dexter McDougle is the first player to have two interceptions against UConn since Phillip Thomas did it for Syracuse on Nov. 5, 2011.