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UConn vs. No. 18/19 Louisville Post Game Notes

Nov. 24, 2012

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  • UConn held its opponent scoreless in the first half for fourth time this season and second straight game
  • Connecticut faced a ranked opponent for the second time this season, marking the first time since 2009 that UConn has faced more than one team in the top-25
  • Huskies have outscored opponents 122-74 in the first half
  • After four total punts, UConn picked up game’s first first down on a 29-yard run by redshirt-sophomore Lyle McCombs
  • McCombs rushed for 74 yards on 13 carries in the first half; nearly his yearly per game average (74.1)
  • Redshirt-freshman Julian Campenni picked up his first career sack in the third quarter
  • UConn’s four third-quarter drives consumed just 4:36
  • Redshirt-senior quarterback Johnny McEntee made his first appearance since season opener vs. Massachusetts (Aug. 30)
  • In the second half, Connecticut quarterbacks completed just one pass on 11 attempts
  • UConn has not scored a second half touchdown in BIG EAST play
  • The Huskies last second-half TD came on a run by McCombs at the 5:03 mark of the third quarter against Buffalo (Sep. 29)
  • Last game for UConn to go more than one overtime was at Notre Dame (Nov. 21, 2009)
  • Redshirt-sophomore Shakim Phillips scored his first career touchdown on a three-yard reception in the second overtime
  • Last three overtime game came at home against Villanova (Oct. 16, 1999); first in UConn’s FBS era
  • Redshirt-senior cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson got his first interception of the season in the third OT and eighth career
  • Redshirt-junior kicker Chad Christen’s game-winning field goal came from 30 yard out; putting him at 12-for-15 from inside 50 yards
  • UConn is now 3-1 in BIG EAST overtime games
  • First win over a ranked opponent since No. 11 USF (Oct. 27, 2007) and only second in program history
  • UConn won back-to-back games for the first time under head coach Paul Pasqualoni and for the first time since winning five-straight in 2010
  • McCombs reached the 100-yard mark for the third time this season and for the second-straight game