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Postgame Notes: UConn vs. Pittsburgh

Nov. 9, 2012

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Date: November 9, 2012
Opponent: Pittsburgh
Result: UConn 24 Pittsburgh 17


  • With the win Connecticut improved to 5-4 all-time against Pittsburgh.
  • Connecticut redshirt sophomore quarterback Chandler Whitmer was a perfect 3-3 on the UConn's first drive of the game with all passes completed to redshirt senior tight end Ryan Griffin.
  • Whitmer's first quarter 2-yard touchdown pass to Griffin was Griffin's career best fifth touchdown of the season.
  • Griffin is now fifth all-time among Connecticut tight ends with nine career touchdowns.
  • Senior wide receiver Michael Smith's 27-yard reception in the first quarter was his season long.
  • The Huskies outgained Pittsburgh 141 to 39 in total yards in the first quarter.
  • Redshirt sophomore fullback Reuben Frank's 3-yard catch in the second quarter was his fourth reception of the season.
  • Senior wide receiver Nick William's career long 80-yard punt return in the second quarter was his second punt return touchdown of the season, tied for the most in a season in Connecticut history. He is now second in school history with a total of four career punt and kickoff returns combined.
  • Redshirt junior Cole Wagner's 37-yard punt in the second quarter was his 23rd punt inside the 20-yard line this season.
  • Griffin matched his career high with six catches tonight.
  • Connecticut's 24 first half points tonight were the most for the Huskies this season.
  • Sophomore Lyle McCombs rushed for his fifth touchdown of the season late in the first half. It was his 12th career-rushing touchdown.
  • Redshirt senior linebacker Sio Moore had two sacks in the game and now has 15 career sacks and seven sacks this season.
  • Moore made his 11th tackle for loss of the season in the third quarter. He has 39.5 tackles for loss in his career.
  • Redshirt junior defensive tackle Tim Willman recorded his third sack of the season in the fourth quarter.
  • McCombs' 44-yard run in the fourth quarter was his longest run of the season.
  • McCombs ran for over 100 yards for the second time this season and the eighth time in his career.