Sept. 20, 2009
WACO, Texas -- Despite making the longest trip in school history, the UConn football team found a great deal of hometown support at its 30-22 win over Baylor on Saturday.
Approximately 60 members of the Connecticut National Guard 118th MMB unit, who are stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, attended the game and cheered the Huskies on.
The coaching staff and players noticed the group as the game went on.
Following the game, each member of the UConn team shook hands with each National Guard member at the game. Coach Randy Edsall then invited the National Guard members to the UConn lockerroom to be part of the postgame celebration.
Also in attendance at the game was former UConn basketball and baseball standout Tom Penders. Penders is now the head basketball coach at the University of Houston