NCAAF Game Recap - Temple at Connecticut
Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:30 PM EST

Aub
21
Ala
52
F
SCar
35
Clem
56
F
ND
24
USC
17
F
Mich
39
OHSt
62
F
GATec
21
UGA
45
F
Okla
59
WVU
56
F
Wash
28
WaSt
15
F
UCF
38
SoFL
10
F
LSU
72
TxAM
74
F(6OT)
Tex
24
Kans
17
F
Fla
41
FlaSt
14
F
UtSt
24
Boise
33
F
MD
3
PSU
38
F
KY
56
Lou
10
F
BYU
27
Utah
35
F
Syr
42
BC
21
F
Ill
16
NW
24
F
MisSt
35
Miss
3
F
Pitt
3
MiaFL
24
F
K St
38
IASt
42
F
NIU
21
WestMI
28
F
Ball
21
MiaOH
42
F
ColSt
19
AF
27
F
Hou
31
Mem
52
F
Neb
28
Iowa
31
F
C Mi
13
Toled
51
F
Akr
28
Ohio
49
F
E Mi
28
Kent
20
F
Buff
44
BGSU
14
F
Ark
0
Mizzu
38
F
CoCar
28
SoAl
31
F
UVA
31
VaTec
34
F OT
ECU
6
Cin
56
F
Oreg
55
OreSt
15
F
Navy
28
Tul
29
F
Bayl
35
TxTch
24
F
W Ky
30
LaTec
15
F
Purd
28
Ind
21
F
Marsh
28
FLInt
25
F
NCSt
34
UNC
28
F OT
Wake
59
Duke
7
F
OD
13
Rice
27
F
GaSo
35
GASt
14
F
NMSt
21
Lib
28
F
Wyo
31
NM
3
F
Troy
10
App
21
F
ULLaf
31
ULMon
28
F
Stan
49
UCLA
42
F
SMiss
39
UTEP
7
F
UAB
3
MidTN
27
F
AzSt
41
Ariz
40
F
Minn
37
Wisc
15
F
SMU
24
Tuls
27
F
Temp
57
UConn
7
F
ArkSt
33
TxSt
7
F
Tenn
13
Vand
38
F
Rut
10
MSU
14
F
Char
27
FlAtl
24
F
SJSU
13
Fres
31
F
Colo
21
Cal
33
F
NorTx
24
UTSA
21
F
OkSt
24
TCU
31
F
Nev
29
UNLV
34
F
Hawaii
31
SDSU
30
F OT

Nov 24, 2018, 3:30 PM EST

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Temple (8-4)

13

27

7

10

57

Connecticut (1-11)

7

0

0

0

7

Temple routs UConn, Huskies set NCAA records for futility
Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:16 PM

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) Temple finished the regular season with a blowout win on its way to a bowl game, while sending UConn into the NCAA record book for all the wrong reasons.

Owls receiver Isaiah Wright, a Connecticut native who played high school ball in nearby West Hartford, ran for a touchdown and returned a kickoff for another as Temple routed the Huskies 57-7 on Saturday.

The Owls (8-4, 7-1 American), who started the year 0-2, finished the regular season with three straight wins and victories in six of their final seven games.

It took Temple just two minutes to go 71 yards for the first score of the game, an 18-yard run from Wright, who took a pitch on an option play. After UConn tied the game at 7 a few minutes later, Wright grabbed the kickoff at the 1-yard-line, and went 99 yards straight up the middle of the field for a touchdown.

"Previously playing UConn, I never really did what I felt like I should do," the junior said. "So, coming into this game, I just wanted to make sure I didn't feel the same way I felt prior."

The Owls scored on seven of their eight first-half possessions and led 40-7 after two quarters. They never took their foot off the gas pedal and finished with 516 total yards.

"They just keep playing," said Temple coach Geoff Collins. "If we're down at halftime or if we're up by 33 at halftime, we just want to play our brand of football. "It's a pretty good brand."

UConn, on the other hand, has some work to do on its football reputation.

The Huskies (1-11, 0-8) this season gave up the most yards (7,409), yards per game (617.4), points (605) and points per game (50.41) of any major college football team in NCAA history.

At one point during the second quarter, UConn threw an interception and fumbled three times on consecutive offensive plays. The Huskies recovered the last two fumbles, but threw another interception on the next play, which was run back by Temple's Christian Braswell for a touchdown.

"2018 is over, 2019 starts tomorrow," said UConn coach Randy Edsall. "And guys have to have a resolve to work and get bigger, faster, stronger, because it's the only way you are going to be able to compete."

Kevin Mensah rushed 24 times for 94 yards for UConn, giving him 1,045 yards for the season.

THE TAKEAWAY

UConn: The Huskies did not beat an FBS opponent this season. The Huskies also went winless in conference play for the first time since it went 0-4 in the Yankee Conference in 1954.

Temple: Wright now has three returns for scores this season. He also had punt returns of 73 yards against USF and 59 yards against East Carolina this season. Temple's defense or special teams have scored in nine of the Owl's 12 games.

"(Wright) is as dynamic a kick and punt returner as there is in college football," Collins said. "I'm just really proud of who he is and the type of competitor and playmaker he is."

NO RUSSO, NO PROBLEM

Temple quarterback Anthony Russo did not dress and was on the sidelines with a cast on his right hand. Backup Frank Nutile, who started the first two games of the season, completed 9 of 12 passes for 184 yards and an interception. Redshirt freshman Todd Centeio went 3 for 3 for 39 yards and a touchdown. He also ran six times for 32 yards and a score.

ARMSTEAD OUT

Temple running back Ryquell Armstead (five carries, 56 yards), came up limping after a 31-yard run in the second quarter that set up a touchdown. He did not return. Collins declined to say whether he or Russo would be ready for the bowl game.

UP NEXT

UConn's season is over.

Temple awaits a bowl bid.

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Passing

Temp Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
F. Nutile 12 9 75.0 0 184 63 1 81.9
T. Centeio 3 3 100.0 1 39 29 0 158.3
UConn Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
D. Pindell 23 12 52.2 1 89 13 3 36.6
S. Krajewski 3 2 66.7 0 11 8 0 72.9

Rushing

Temp Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
J. Jennings 4 60 15.0 43 0
J. Gardner 6 57 9.5 26 1
UConn Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
K. Mensah 24 94 3.9 16 0
D. Pindell 17 24 1.4 12 0

Receiving

Temp Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
R. Jones 1 63 63.0 63 0
B. Mack 2 62 31.0 32 0
UConn Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
H. Mayala 3 32 10.7 12 0
D. Black 2 16 8.0 13 0

Fumbles

UConn F FL
K. Mensah 1 0

Returning

Temp KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
I. Wright 2 61.0 1 99 1 -2.0 0 0
T. Williams 0 - 0 0 1 1.0 0 1
UConn KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
T. Coyle 3 23.0 0 31 0 - 0 0
D. Moncion 2 10.0 0 11 0 - 0 0

Punting

Temp Punt Yds Avg LgPu
C. Bowler 2 78 39.0 48
UConn Punt Yds Avg LgPu
L. Magliozzi 6 269 44.8 55

Takeaways

Temp Int Yds InTD
B. Walls 1 0 0
C. Braswell 1 8 1
UConn Int Yds InTD
O. Robinson 1 0 0

Team Stats Comparison

Temp UConn
Points For 57 7
Total Yards 516 213
Rushing Yards 293 113
Passing Yards 223 100
Passing Completions / Attempts 12/16 14/26
Turnovers 1 4
Interceptions Thrown 1 3
Fumbles - Lost 2/0 4/1
First Downs 18 20
Penalties - Yards 4/50 1/15
Time Of Possession 47:47 13:13
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 4/8 10/19
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 0/0 1/3
Punts - Average Yards 2/39 6/45

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter Temp UConn
Temp 2:00 TD Isaiah Wright 18 yd run (Will Mobley kick) 7 0
UConn 7:54 TD Keyion Dixon 4 yd pass from David Pindell (Michael Tarbutt kick) 7 7
Temp 8:07 TD Isaiah Wright 99 yd kick return (missed kick) 13 7
2nd Quarter Temp UConn
Temp 0:36 TD Todd Centeio 3 yd run (Will Mobley kick) 20 7
Temp 9:41 TD Chris Myarick 5 yd pass from Todd Centeio (Will Mobley kick) 27 7
Temp 11:03 FG Will Mobley 18 yd FG 30 7
Temp 12:22 TD Christian Braswell 8 yd interception return (Will Mobley kick) 37 7
Temp 15:00 FG Will Mobley 18 yd FG 40 7
3rd Quarter Temp UConn
Temp 4:40 TD Jager Gardner 26 yd run (Will Mobley kick) 47 7
4th Quarter Temp UConn
Temp 6:51 TD Travon Williams 10 yd run (Will Mobley kick) 54 7
Temp 11:25 FG Will Mobley 27 yd FG 57 7

Game Information

Stadium: Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field, East Hartford, Connecticut
Attendance: 18,203
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