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Steven Krajewski named starting quarterback

Krajewski put together a strong performance against UCF on Saturday night.

NCAA Football: Connecticut at Central Florida Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

Following UConn’s 56-21 loss at No. 22 UCF, Huskies head coach Randy Edsall announced that Steven Krajewski will be UConn’s starting quarterback going forward.

Krajewski came in for Jack Zergiotis, who threw and interception and fumbled on the Huskies’ first two drives. with four minutes left in the first quarter. After Krajewski’s first pass attempt was intercepted and returned for a touchdown, the redshirt freshman settled in nicely, finishing the night with 273 passing yards and three touchdowns. He also completed 22 of 33 passes and added 26 rushing yards.

While most of Krajewski’s damage was done against UCF’s reserves, he still put together the best performance by a UConn quarterback so far this season and threw the Huskies’ first passing touchdown of the year. Zergiotis was likely on a tight leash after struggling mightily last week against Indiana, and Krajewski seemingly beat out season opener starter Mike Beaudry to be the next in line.

Krajewski’s first start of the 2019 season will come next weekend, when the Huskies take on USF at home for their last-ever American Athletic Conference home opener.