Nov. 30, 2013
Date: November 30, 2013
Result: W, 28-17
UConn is now 11-22 against Rutgers in a series dating back to 1940. The Scarlet Knights have played Connecticut more than any other 2013 opponent and the series is the seventh-most played in UConn history.
The Huskies have now won back-to-back games for the first time this year.
Casey Cochran finished the day 25-of-33 for 311 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions. Cochran becomes the third UConn quarterback to throw for 300-plus yards this season (Chandler Whitmer 349 vs. Maryland on Sept. 14, Tim Boyle 310 vs. Cincinnati on Oct. 19) and did so for the first time in his career.
Dhameer Bradley’s 18-yard touchdown reception was the first score of the true freshman’s career. He finished with career-highs in receptions (3) and receiving yards (41).
UConn’s touchdown on its first drive of the game was the first it had scored on an opening drive this year. The feat last occurred against Pittsburgh on Nov. 9, 2012.
Max DeLorenzo’s two touchdown runs were his third and fourth of the season and his career. All four scores have come in UConn’s last five games. It was the first multi-score game of his career.
Taylor Mack’s two interceptions were his second and third of the season and mark the first multi-interception game for a UConn player this season. It last happened on Sept. 25, 2010, when Jerome Junior had two against Buffalo.
UConn’s 14 points in the first quarter was the most it has scored in opening period this season.
The Huskies led at halftime for the first time this season.
Foxx set new career-highs with nine receptions and 117 yards. He became the third UConn receiver, joining Geremy Davis and Shakim Phillips, to post a 100-yard receiving game this season.
UConn held Rutgers to 68 yards on 31 rushes. It marks the third time this season the Huskies have held an opponent under 100 yards on the ground (UCF, Temple).
Brian Lemelle set a new career-high with four catches.
Andrew Adams had a career-high nine tackles.