UConn football has played nine games on the season and its two-week break is over, with just three games to go on the season. The Huskies will get back on the field this weekend when they travel to Clemson, who they are nearly 40-point underdogs against.
Clemson (6-3) - Nov. 13
The Tigers scored 30 points in two straight games after beating Louisville 30-24 Saturday on the road. The Cardinals opened up a 10-point lead early in the second quarter, but by the time the teams returned to the locker room for halftime, the visitors had re-tied it. Louisville regained the lead in the third quarter, but Clemson scored thrice in the fourth quarter, including two field goals, to secure the win.
Louisville actually outgained the Tigers, 397-345, and won the turnover and possession battle. Clemson QB DJ Uiagalelei had a strong game, completing 18 of his 30 passes for 220 yards and two touchdowns. He also ran for 12 yards and what proved to be the game-winning score. Will Shipley had a tough day, running 14 times for 47 yards.
UCF (6-3) - Nov. 20
It was a defensive battle in Orlando, as neither team reached 300 total yards and each offense only grabbed 13 first downs. Tulane had a lead well into the fourth quarter before the Knights scored a touchdown with just under six minutes left to grab a 14-10 victory over the Green Wave. The teams combined for 14 punts, including eight three-and-outs, at one point punting on seven straight drives in the first half. Each team also missed a 42-yard field goal.
Mikey Keene was 19-of-25 passing for 229 yards and a pair of scores, including the game-winner. It was much less pretty on the ground. Isaiah Bowser had 54 yards on 14 carries, but the remainder of the team had net-negative yardage, resulting in the Knights rushing 31 times for 48 yards, or 1.5 yards per attempt.
Houston (8-1) - Nov. 27
Houston was across I-4, playing the USF Bulls in Tampa, and that game could not have looked more different, as the Cougars came away with a 54-42 victory.
USF returned two kicks for a touchdown, including on the opening play, to make the score look closer than it was, as the Cougars forced two turnovers and a safety and out-gained their hosts by a huge 646-399 margin. Despite this, USF did not trail by more than 12 and had the game inside one possession with less than four minutes to go.
Clayton Tune had nearly as many touchdowns as incompletions, going 21-of-26 through the air for 385 yards and three touchdowns. Alton McCaskill was just as effective on the ground, rushing 22 times for 125 yards and a trio of scores. Ta’Zhawn Henry had the longest play from scrimmage in the game, with a 97-yard touchdown run in the third quarter as part of his 10-attempt, 130-yard evening. Both runners out-rushed the Bulls on their own.