UConn football had a glimpse into its past on Saturday, with a 56-35 win over UMass. Much like the 2018 Huskies, the Minuteman offense was capable, but the defense was completely feckless. The Huskies have now doubled last year’s win total and have four more games to add to that total.
Here is how the four teams they will match up against fared on Saturday.
Navy (6-1) - Nov. 1
Navy had a 24-0 lead over Tulane midway through the second quarter, but by the 10:17 mark in the fourth, the Green Wave tied it, 31-31. The Midshipmen nailed a field goal of their own as time expired to hold on for a 41-38 win to reach bowl eligibility.
Jamale Carothers ran for a trio of scores and gained 154 yards in the process. Quarterback Malcolm Perry added another 142 yards and was 2-of-7 passing for 67 yards with a touchdown and interception. Nelson Smith also added 76 yards on the ground. Navy gained 453 yards on offense and was slightly out-gained by the Green Wave, who gained 477 yards.
No. 18 Cincinnati (6-1) - Nov. 9
Cincinnati took the week off and will travel to ECU on Saturday.
ECU (3-5) - Nov. 23
The Pirates hosted USF and lost badly, 45-20. Tyler Snead ran the opening kickoff back 100 yards for a touchdown, but that was about the only thing that went right for ECU. The Bulls scored the next 35 points, all before the half, and 45 of the next 48.
Holton Ahlers was 18-of-28 passing for 217 yards and an interception. Bryan Gagg replaced him on the team’s final drive and completed his only pass for a five-yard touchdown. On the ground, Demetrius Mauney led the way, rushing for 50 yards, while no other player eclipsed 30. ECU turned the ball over twice, including a fumble deep in USF territory early when the game was still tied, 7-7.
Temple (5-3) - Nov. 30
The game between Temple and UCF was 28-21 in favor of the Knights at the half and was shaping up to be a close one. However, the Owls were blitzed in the third quarter as UCF doubled its point total and added another touchdown in the fourth for good measure, while Temple failed to score in the second half and the game ended in a 63-21 final. The Owls gained one first down and just nine yards in the second half, had five three-and-outs, turned the ball over on downs once and were intercepted twice.
Anthony Russo was 12-of-24 passing for 199 yards, with two touchdowns and two interceptions. The team rushed for just 45 yards on 50 attempts, of which Re’Mahn Davis was responsible for 26. UCF gained 614 yards on offense and doubled Temple on first downs, 24 to 12.