2008 Connecticut Huskies football team


2008 Connecticut Huskies football team

NCAATeamFootballSeason
Year=2008
Team=Connecticut Huskies


ImageSize=150
Conference=Big East Conference
Division=
ShortConference=Big East
CoachRank=
APRank=
BCSRank=
Record=5-1
ConfRecord=1-0
HeadCoach=Randy Edsall
OffCoach=Rob Ambrose
DefCoach=Todd Orlando
OScheme=
DScheme=
StadiumArena=Rentschler Field (40,000)
Champion=
BowlTourney=
BowlTourneyResult=

chedule

CFB Schedule Entry
date = August 28, 2008 [cite web|url=http://www.uconnhuskies.com/MainLinks/Schedules/viewsched.asp?Sport=MFootball&Season=F07 |title=www.UConnHuskies.com |publisher=Uconnhuskies.com |date= |accessdate=2008-09-19]
time = 7:00pm
w/l = w
nonconf = yes
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away =
neutral =
rank =
opponent = Hofstra
opprank =
site_stadium = Rentschler Field
site_cityst = East Hartford, CT
gamename =
tv = ESPN Plus
score = 35-3
overtime =
CFB Schedule Entry
date = September 6, 2008
time = 12:00pm
w/l = w
nonconf = yes
homecoming =
away = yes
neutral =
rank =
opponent = Temple
opprank =
site_stadium = Lincoln Financial Field
site_cityst = Philadelphia, PA
gamename =
tv = ESPNU
score = 12-9
overtime = OT
CFB Schedule Entry
date = September 13, 2008
time = 7:30pm
w/l = w
nonconf = yes
homecoming =
away =
neutral =
rank =
opponent = Virginia
opprank =
site_stadium = Rentschler Field
site_cityst = East Hartford, CT
gamename =
tv = ESPNU
score = 45-10
overtime =
CFB Schedule Entry
date = September 19, 2008
time = 8:00pm
w/l = w
nonconf = yes
homecoming =
away =
neutral =
rank =
opponent = Baylor
opprank =
site_stadium = Rentschler Field
site_cityst = East Hartford, CT
gamename =
tv = ESPN 2
score = 31-28
overtime =
CFB Schedule Entry
date = September 26, 2008
time = 8:00pm
w/l = w
nonconf = no
homecoming =
away = yes
neutral =
rank =
opponent = Louisville
opprank =
site_stadium = Papa John's Cardinal Stadium
site_cityst = Louisville, Kentucky
gamename =
tv = ESPN 2
score = 26-21
overtime =
CFB Schedule Entry
date = October 4, 2008
time = TBA
w/l = l
nonconf = yes
homecoming =
away = yes
neutral =
rank =24
opponent = North Carolina
opprank =
site_stadium = Kenan Memorial Stadium
site_cityst = Chapel Hill, NC
gamename =
tv = ESPN2
score = 38-12
overtime =
CFB Schedule Entry
date = October 18, 2008
time = TBA
w/l =
nonconf = no
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away = yes
neutral =
rank =
opponent = Rutgers
opprank =
site_stadium = Rutgers Stadium
site_cityst = Piscataway, NJ
gamename =
tv =
score =
overtime =
CFB Schedule Entry
date = October 25, 2008
time = TBA
w/l =
nonconf = no
homecoming = yes
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opponent = Cincinnati
opprank =
site_stadium = Rentschler Field
site_cityst = East Hartford, CT
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tv =
score =
overtime =
CFB Schedule Entry
date = November 1, 2008
time = TBA
w/l =
nonconf = no
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neutral =
rank =
opponent = West Virginia
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site_stadium = Rentschler Field
site_cityst = East Hartford, CT
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score =
overtime =
CFB Schedule Entry
date = November 15, 2008
time = TBA
w/l =
nonconf = no
homecoming =
away = yes
neutral =
rank =
opponent = Syracuse
opprank =
site_stadium = Carrier Dome
site_cityst = Syracuse, NY
gamename =
tv =
score =
overtime =
CFB Schedule Entry
date = November 23, 2008
time = 8:00pm
w/l =
nonconf = no
homecoming =
away = yes
neutral =
rank =
opponent = South Florida
opprank = 13
site_stadium = Raymond James Stadium
site_cityst = Tampa Bay, Florida
gamename =
tv = ESPN
score =
overtime =
CFB Schedule Entry
date = December 6, 2008
time = TBA
w/l =
nonconf = no
homecoming =
away =
neutral =
rank =
opponent = Pittsburgh
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site_stadium = Rentschler Field
site_cityst = East Hartford, CT
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tv = ESPN or ESPN 2
score =
overtime =

Game Notes

Hofstra

Linescore Amfootball
Road=Hofstra
R1=0
R2=0
R3=3
R4=0
Home=Connecticut
H1=14
H2=14
H3=0
H4=7

Making their 2008 season debut, the Huskies came out strong scoring 14 points in each of the first two quarters en route to a 35-3 victory against FCS opponent Hofstra. In the game, Donald Brown rushed for 150 yards and four touchdowns before giving way to Robbie Frey who added a score of his own. UConn also extended their home winning streak to 8 games extending back to last season.

Temple

Linescore Amfootball
Road="'Connecticut
R1=0
R2=0
R3=0
R4=6
R5=6
Home=Temple
H1=3
H2=3
H3=0
H4=0
H5=3

As UConn took the show on the road, conditions were less than ideal as Hurricane Hanna (in a weakened state) made her presence felt in Philadelphia. The game which was billed by Temple as UConn/Temple II didn't really live up to the hype of the controversial game last year. In a game which was largely played within the 20's, Donald Brown rushed for a career high 214 yards, and the game winning touchdown in overtime. Place kicker Tony Ciaravino added two field goals to give UConn their twelve point total for the day.

Virginia

Linescore Amfootball
Road=Virginia
R1=0
R2=0
R3=3
R4=7
Home=Connecticut
H1=7
H2=21
H3=14
H4=3

Junior tailback Donald Brown rushed for over 200 yards for the second consecutive week and senior quarterback Tyler Lorenzen had a terrific game running the Connecticut offense as the Huskies manhandled Virginia, 45-10, in a non-conference football game played before a sellout crowd of 40,000 at Rentschler Field.

Baylor

Linescore Amfootball
Road=Baylor
R1=7
R2=7
R3=7
R4=7
Home=Connecticut
H1=0
H2=14
H3=10
H4=7
Junior tailback Donald Brown scored on a three-yard run with 6:04 remaining in the fourth quarter and the Connecticut defense held Baylor on fourth down with less than a minute to play as the Huskies hung on to defeat the Bears, 31-28, before a crowd of 38,870 at Rentschler Field.

Louisville

Linescore Amfootball
Road=Connecticut
R1=3
R2=7
R3=7
R4=9
Home=Louisville
H1=0
H2=14
H3=7
H4=0

The Huskies took the show on the road to start a very long, and potentially very rewarding three game road trip. The defense for UConn was less than stellar allowing 508 yards of offense, almost double their own output. The shining light for the Huskies was Donald Brown, who rushed for 190 yards and a touchdown. When he was given the ball, he made things happen time and time again. The injury bug also hit the Huskies and hit them hard. Starting quarterback Tyler Lorenzen suffered a broken foot early in the second quarter paving the way for Notre Dame transfer Zach Frazier to take over the helm. Later in the third quarter, senior tight end Steve Brouse suffered a broken leg. Despite the injuries to two of their senior offensive leaders, the Huskies rallied late behind Frazier and two way player Darius Butler. Trailing by one point with 2:45 left in the game, Linebacker Lawrence Wilson picked off Cardinal's quarterback Hunter Cantwell and went 45 yards the other way to put UConn up 26-21, with the two point conversion being unsuccessful. The UConn defense held strong on the ensuing possession, sealing the victory, and the Huskies second consecutive 5-0 start.

Roster

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