UConn football lost badly to Cincinnati, 49-7 on Saturday, falling to 1-4 on the year. Here’s how the Huskies’ upcoming opponents did over the weekend.
Memphis (3-2) - Oct. 6
The Tigers are now 0-2 in American Athletic Conference play after losing 40-24 to Tulane in uptown New Orleans. Memphis gained merely 277 yards and aside from a 75-yard scoring drive to begin the second half, didn’t have any substantial drives until the game was well out of hand.
For the Tigers Darrell Henderson led the way with 51 yards on the ground, getting most of those on a 47-yard touchdown run in the first half. Quarterback Brady White threw for 246 yards and two touchdowns.
USF (4-0) - Oct. 20
USF is on a bye week this week and will return on the road against UMass on Saturday.
UMass (2-4) - Oct. 27
It was a shootout in Athens, Ohio and the Minutemen were on the wrong end in a 58-42 defeat. Ohio gained 664 yards and possessed the ball for over 36 minutes, stifling the UMass attack in the second half.
Minutemen QB Andrew Ford was 27-of-38 passing for 355 yards with four touchdowns and one interception, but they could not get the running game going, gaining 41 yards on 22 attempts.
Tulsa (1-3) - Nov. 3
Tulsa took its bye week this week and will play Houston on Thursday night in Texas.
SMU (1-3) - Nov. 10
FCS Houston Baptist came to SMU on Saturday and the Mustangs earned their first win with a 63-27 thrashing of the Huskies. William Brown gained 309 yards through the air, completing just 12-of-20 of his passes with two touchdowns and an interception mixed in. Five rushers gained more than 25 yards and they collectively ran for 244 yards, led by a 69-yard performance for Braeden West with two touchdowns. All in all, SMU gained 655 yards and allowed only 60 more on the ground to Houston Baptist.
ECU (2-2) - Nov. 17
One week after taking down then-No. 10 Virginia Tech, Old Dominion took ECU to the wire, but a 38-yard field goal with less than a minute to go put the Pirates over the edge, 37-35. ECU allowed only 271 yards and gained almost 500 of their own, but needed to score nine points in the final six minutes for the win.
Reid Herrig was 24-of-42 passing for 309 yards and three touchdowns, but was intercepted twice. Holton Ahlers (63 yards) and Anthony Scott (62 yards) both ran well for the Pirates with a touchdown each.
Temple (2-3) - Nov. 24
In an ugly game with 21 penalties called, Boston College was too much for the Owls in Chestnut Hill, 45-35 in which the second quarter proved to be the difference. Temple out-gained the Eagles, 452-423, but AJ Dillon ran for 161 yards at home for two touchdowns and Ben Glines backed him up for 120 more yards with another score.
For Temple, Ryquell Armstead was the bright spot, rushing for 175 yards, finding the end zone four times. Anthony Russo threw for 255 yards with two interceptions on 20-of-45 passing.