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UConn vs. Rutgers: Postgame Notes

Nov. 26, 2011

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Connecticut Post-Game Notes

The win pushes the Huskies to 5-6 overall and 3-3 in BIG EAST play

With the win, and a win next week at Cincinnati, the Huskies will be bowl-eligible for a fifth consecutive season

The 40 points scored by Connecticut were the second-most scored by the Huskies in the series between the two schools

The UConn defense forced turnovers in Rutgers territory on Rutgers's first two possessions, leading to two Husky TDs

In total, the Huskies forced six Scarlet Knights turnovers

LB Sio Moore forced a fumble on Rutgers's third play; recovered by DL Jesse Joseph at the Rutgers 24-yard line

S Ty-Meer Brown picked off his team-leading third INT of the season in the first quarter

RB Lyle McCombs scored on UConn's second play from scrimmage (10-yard rush)

Rutgers did not run a play in UConn territory until the 1:21 mark of the first quarter

QB Johnny McEntee completed his first 5 pass attempts

DT Kendall Reyes returned a fumbled nine yards for a TD in the second quarter (UConn's third fumble return for a TD - a school record)

McCombs has two rushing touchdowns today and seven for the season

McCombs finished the contest with 95 yards on 20 rushes. He now has 1,109 rushing yards this year, good for the ninth-best single-season rushing total at Connecticut

McCummings has two rushing touchdowns today and five for the season

Dave Teggart missed an extra-point for the first time at Connecticut after making 127 straight

Today is the seventh time this season and the 21st time in his career that Dave Teggart has made multiple field goals

Trevardo Williams had four sacks in the contest, and now has 12.5 sacks for the season

Jonathan Jean-Louis set a career-highs with 42 yards on 10 carries

Jory Johnson led the Huskies with eight tackles

Connecticut tied their season-high with seven sacks in the game

Connecticut held Rutgers to minus nine yards rushing on 26 attempts, a season-best for the Connecticut defense

Rutgers Post-Game Notes

The Scarlet Knights regular season is complete at 8-4 overall, 4-3 in the BIG EAST.

Rutgers finished with a winning record in BIG EAST play (4-3) for the fifth time in 21 seasons. The last time RU had a winning mark in conference action was in 2008 (5-2).

UConn snapped a three-game losing streak to Rutgers in today's victory. The Scarlet Knights lead the all-time series 21-10 and have won five of the previous seven meetings.

Rutgers blocked its eighth kick of the season (second in the nation in 2011) with Justin Francis' blocked extra point in the third quarter.

The Scarlet Knights had a season-high six turnovers in the loss and forced just one UConn turnover.

Rutgers had two receivers crack the 100-yard mark in receiving yards (Brandon Coleman - 223; Mohamed Sanu - 133) for the first time in the same game since last season vs. Connecticut. In 2010, Mark Harrison (112) and Jeremy Deering (102) went over the 100-yard mark receiving vs., the Huskies.

Player Notes

Redshirt freshman WR Brandon Coleman (Accokeek, Md.) finished fourth in Rutgers history with a career-high 223 yards receiving on a personal-best six receptions.

Coleman had a 92-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter, the third-longest reception in school history.

On the season, Coleman has 16 receptions for 466 yards. He is second on the team in receiving yards and receiving touchdowns (5). He leads RU with 29.1 yards per reception.

Junior WR Mohamed Sanu (South Brunswick, N.J.) caught nine passes for 133 yards. Sanu now has 109 receptions on the season for 1,144 yards. He is now fourth in RU single-season history with 1,144 receiving yards.

The 133 yards receiving for Sanu marked the 10th 100-yard receiving game of his career, second in school history. He has seven 100-yard receiving games in 2011.

Freshman QB Gary Nova (Elmwood Park, N.J.) played just the fourth quarter and threw for a career-high 298 yards. He was 11-of-18 passing with two touchdowns and two interceptions in the game's final 15 minutes of play.

Junior LB Khaseem Greene (Elizabeth, N.J.) led all players with 13 tackles. He has 127 on the season, the most by a Scarlet Knight since Gary Brackett totaled 130 tackles in 2002.

Junior LB Steve Beauharnais (Saddle Brook, N.J.) equaled a career and season-high with nine tackles.