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UConn Vs. East Carolina Notes

Oct. 30, 2015

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UConn Notes

  • UConn recorded its longest scoring drive of the season that resulted in Arkeel Newsome’s touchdown in the second quarter. The drive was 12 plays for 94 yards and 5:52 off the clock.
  • Arkeel Newsome’s 90 yard touchdown run marked the longest run of his career. His previous long was 34 yards against USF on October 17, 2015. Newsome’s 90 yard touchdown run marks the third longest in UConn football history.
  • Jamar Summers notched a career-high two interceptions in one game. Summers has made three interceptions this season, one pick in three straight games (BYU on Oct. 2, UCF on Oct. 10, and USF on Oct. 17). Summers had a total of four career interceptions prior to the East Carolina game. His two interceptions against the Pirates increased his career number by 150%. The last time an individual on UConn registered at least two interceptions in one game was Andrew Adams against UCF on Nov. 1, 2014 where he had three in one game.
  • The Huskies intercepted a season-high four picks against the Pirates. The previous high was three interceptions in one game against UCF on Oct. 10, 2015. UConn was ranked 19th in the country in interceptions prior to the East Carolina game, good for second in the American.
  • Alec Bloom recorded his first touchdown of the season and second touchdown of his career of a 23 yard pass from Shirreffs.
  • Arkeel Newsome doubled his career-high 84 yards and then some, recording 179 rushing yards (179 gain and 0 loss) for two touchdowns and a long of 90. His previous number for most carries was 14 against Navy on Sept. 26, 2015. He shattered that number, almost doubling it, with 25 carries.
  • Tommy Myers tied his career-high with three receptions. The last time Myers recorded three receptions in a single game was against USF on Oct. 17, 2015.
  • Bobby Puyol tied his longest career field goal of 45 yards. The first time Puyol kick a 45-yarder was on the road at Memphis on Nov. 29, 2014.
  • Marquise Vann recorded his first career interception with UConn.
  • Freshman Hergy Mayala recorded a career-long 29 yard reception. His previous long was 11 yards against UCF on Oct. 10, 2015.

East Carolina Notes

  • Joe Allely teamed up with Demetri McGill on a two-yard sack in the third quarter ... For Allely it was his first career sack, while McGill has 2.5 sacks on the season (3.5 career) ... Finished with four tackles (all solo).
  • DaShaun Amos recovered his first career fumble in the fourth quarter ... Recorded one tackle on the night (solo)
  • DaShawn Benton picked off his first career pass (1Q) returning it 32 yards for a touchdown (also first of career) ... Tallied a career-high seven tackles (six solo) ... Forced first career fumble in the fourth quarter
  • Zeek Bigger registered four tackles (all solo) ... Booked multiple stops in 38 of 48 games ... Tallied 304 career tackles (146 solo) and needs eight more to break into the Top 10 on ECU’s all-time list (Zack Valentine/312 from 1975-78 is 10th on the list)
  • Trevon Brown tallied a team-high 130 all-purpose yards (22/rcv, 13/PR, 95/KOR)
  • Marquez Grayson ran for a career-best 87 yards on a career-high nine carries, which included a career-long run of 44 yards in the fourth quarter (previous long was 42 vs. N.C. Central in 2014)
  • Worth Gregory punted five times for 223 yards (44.6 avg) ... Landed four of five punts inside the opponents 20-yards line and had two punts of 50-plus yards ... Extended his current streak to six-straight games with at least two punts landing inside the opponents 20-yard line (two in the first quarter)
  • Chris Hairston rushed for a team second-best 66 yards on 12 carries ... Team leader with 591 ground yards
  • Isaiah Jones caught a game-high nine passes for 85 yards ... Extended streak of catching at least one pass to 32-straight games with his seven yard grab in the first quarter ... Caught multiple passes in 34 of 35 career games (none vs. VT in 2013) ... With his 18-yard catch in the second quarter, he moved into the single-season Top-10 on ECU’s receptions charts ... Three of nine receptions went for 10 or more yards ... Tallied 213 career receptions (third all-time) for 2,220 yards (third all-time)
  • Blake Kemp completed 7 of 11 passes for 50 yards and three interceptions (career-high) coming off the bench ... Scored on a two-yard run in the fourth quarter - his second ground score of the season (other: Virginia Tech/3 yards)
  • Davis Plowman was 1-of-2 on PATs ... Missed his first career PAT (1Q) when it was blocked by Luke Carrezola (snapped his streak of consecutive PATs at 32) ... Is now 33-of-34 career PATs
  • Terrell Stanley had five tackles (three solo) ... Tallied his second sack of the season (-8 yards) in the second quarter (11.5 sacks for his career) ... Booked at least one tackle in 27-straight games dating back to Navy contest in 2012 ... Recorded multiple stops in 32 of 35 career games
  • James Summers started third game of career ... Completed 12 of 21 passes for 87 yards with one interception ... Rushed 12 times for 18 yards
  • Darius Wright booked a career-high four tackles (all solo) ...
  • East Carolina Records and Streaks:

    • Has lost 16-straight games when scoring 20 or less points (19-14 vs. UCF in ‘09/last win)
    • Has converted 22 of its last 23 redzone appearances into points (1-for-1 on the night)
    • Plowman’s PAT was blocked in the first quarter by Luke Carrezola - the first by an opponent since Thomas Niles blocked a Warren Harvey PAT against UCF last year (Dec. 4, 2014)
    • ECU’s offense was held off the board in the first half for the first time since Sept. 8, 2012 when they were blanked by South Carolina in the first half (lost 48-10)
    • The Pirates had their win streak snapped when scoring a defensive touchdown under Ruffin McNeill (now 10-1)
    • Before Blake Kemp’s two-yard TD run in the fourth quarter, ECU had not scored any offensive points in five quarters (second and third quarters vs. Temple; first, second and third periods at UConn)
    • ECU did not throw a TD pass in the contest ... Thrown at least one TD strike in 49 of their last 54 games (none vs. North Carolina/2012, Marshall/2013, Temple/2014, Towson/2015 and UConn/2015)