UConn Football Falls to “More Athletic, Better Team” vs. USF

– After two difficult blow-out losses, UConn returned home to face South Florida. Both teams, at 1 and 3, eager to get their season back on track. In the first quarter, both teams struggled to
get their offenses going. Trading punts early in the game. Then, late in the first,
USF came down the field and scored on a 12 yard touchdown pass to take the lead 7 – 0. After another touchdown by USF, UConn finally got on the board, after Elijah Jefferies found the end zone on a really creative catch and run, for his first career
reception and touchdown, to make the score 14 – 7. Just before half time, both teams scored to make the deficit for
UConn only 6 points. The score was 20 – 14, after
an 18 yard run by Kevin Mensah. UConn showed some fight, converting on a number of big plays by Art Thompkins, Mensah, and Cam Ross, who had seven catches
for 68 yards on the day. The Huskies entered the half down 27 – 14. And after half time, the game was all USF, as they continued to score with little resistance
from the UConn defense. The immense scoring by USF even came from their place kicker, who ran a fake field goal,
to make the score 41 – 14. Led by quarterback Mike Beaudry, the UConn offense failed
again to gear the second half, and Beaudry fumbled deep in
his own territory as well. In the fourth quarter, Kevin Mensah ran for another
touchdown on a 4th in goal, which include a Beaudry
two point conversion. On that run, Mensah became the
9th player in UConn history to have over 2000 yards for his career. One of the few bright spots
was a nice interception from defensive back Abiola Olaniyan in his first career game. And solid contributions on offense from the skilled position players. Unfortunately, the Huskies
were just outmatched as Coach Edsall put it. – Well we got beat by
a more athletic team. A better team. And we had so many, so many
self inflicted wounds today. – The game came to a close as USF scored their final
touchdown on a 33 yard pass. The final score was USF 48, and UConn 22. UConn now sits at 1 and 4, ready to take the show on the
road next week against Tulane. From Pratt & Whitney Stadium, this is Jaelyn Greene from UCTV Sports. (upbeat jingle)

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