NCAAF Game Recap - Connecticut at Indiana
Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:00 PM EDT

Char
10
Clem
52
F
SMiss
7
Ala
49
F
ND
17
UGA
23
F
LSU
66
Vand
38
F
MiaOH
5
OHSt
76
F
Aub
28
TxAM
20
F
Tenn
3
Fla
34
F
Utah
23
USC
30
F
Mich
14
Wisc
35
F
OkSt
30
Tex
36
F
UCF
34
Pitt
35
F
Oreg
21
Stan
6
F
UCLA
67
WaSt
63
F
AF
19
Boise
30
F
OD
17
UVA
28
F
Wash
45
BYU
19
F
Cal
28
Miss
20
F
Colo
34
AzSt
31
F
SMU
41
TCU
38
F
Hou
31
Tul
38
F
FLInt
31
LaTec
43
F
MSU
31
NW
10
F
ULMon
20
IASt
72
F
Elon
7
Wake
49
F
WestMI
33
Syr
52
F
BC
30
Rut
16
F
UConn
3
Ind
38
F
Mor
21
Army
52
F
CoCar
62
UMass
28
F
ULLaf
45
Ohio
25
F
CenCt
29
E Mi
34
F
Troy
35
Akr
7
F
BGSU
20
Kent
62
F
SoAl
3
UAB
35
F
Wyo
21
Tuls
24
F
App
34
UNC
31
F
Lou
24
FlaSt
35
F
Temp
22
Buff
38
F
SCar
14
Mizzu
34
F
KY
13
MisSt
28
F
C Mi
12
MiaFL
17
F
NMSt
52
NM
55
F
WVU
29
Kans
24
F
W&M
7
ECU
19
F
Hamp
27
Lib
62
F
Wagn
7
FlAtl
42
F
GASt
34
TxSt
37
F(2OT)
SIU
28
ArkSt
41
F
Bayl
21
Rice
13
F
Ball
23
NCSt
34
F
UTSA
3
NorTx
45
F
SJSU
31
Ark
24
F
Nev
37
UTEP
21
F
Neb
42
Ill
38
F
SacSt
20
Fres
34
F
Toled
41
ColSt
35
F
UtSt
23
SDSU
17
F
C Ark
16
Hawaii
35
F

Sep 21, 2019, 12:00 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Connecticut (1-2)

3

0

0

0

3

Indiana (3-1)

7

10

14

7

38

Hoosiers, Ramsey bounce back with 38-3 blowout over UConn
Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:48 PM

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) Indiana quarterback Peyton Ramsey understands the art of the comeback.

On Saturday, he proved he still has it.

Ramsey played virtually flawlessly Saturday, completing all but four passes, throwing for 247 yards and three touchdowns to help the Hoosiers shrug off last week's blowout loss with a 38-3 rout over Connecticut.

"It was kind of a point of emphasis all week at practice to be crisp and sharp and take what they give us," he said. "It was a good day for sure."

To Ramsey, who started 16 games in 2017 and 2018, this not about vindication.

It was about living up to the challenge coach Tom Allen issued during practice following last week's 51-10 loss to No. 6 Ohio State. And with injured starter Michael Penix Jr. missing his second straight game, Ramsey took full advantage of his second chance.

He made it look easy, too, after tight end Peyton Hendershot lost a fumble on the third play from scrimmage. UConn (1-2) converted the turnover into a 41-yard field goal to take a 3-0 lead.

Ramsey took control on the next series, leading the Hoosiers to the go-ahead touchdown and never gave the Huskies another chance. He sealed UConn's 18th consecutive loss against a Football Bowl Subdivision foe and a crucial three-game nonconference sweep for Indiana (3-1, 0-1 Big Ten).

"Peyton was extremely accurate and that's what he does really, really well," Allen said after Ramsey went 23 of 27. "Obviously, Peyton is extremely talented and is a great leader and led us to another win. He's done that many, many times. The execution was very impressive."

Ramsey had plenty of help.

Running back Stevie Scott finally found his groove, rushing 21 times for a season-high 97 yards and closed out the scoring with a 6-yard TD run. Indiana's defense was impenetrable and linebacker Cam Jones opened the second-half scoring by returning an interception 44 yards for a touchdown.

But it was Ramsey who got the Hoosiers righted by closing out their second possession with a 12-yard TD pass to Whop Philyor to make it 7-3 and a 4-yard TD pass to Hendershot to make it 17-3 late in the first half.

Not much changed in the second half.

When Huskies quarterback Jeff Zergiotis tried to avoid a sack by flipping the ball away left-handed, Jones snatched it out of the air and returned it 44 yards to give the Hoosiers a 24-3 lead.

"It was a freshman on the road for the first time, in a Big Ten place," coach Randy Edsall said. "He got rattled a little bit early and never could get out of the funk that he got in there early in the first quarter."

Ramsey added a 16-yard TD pass to Nick Westbrook for a 31-3 lead.

THE TAKEAWAY

UConn: The Huskies struggled mightily on offense. They ran 22 times for 51 yards. Zergiotis was 14 of 28 with 90 yards before being pulled in the fourth quarter. UConn managed only nine first downs and 145 total yards. It wasn't enough to keep the defense from wearing down - and the Huskies need to play much better to snap the losing streak.

Indiana: The Hoosiers have won 17 of their last 18 nonconference games. Now it's back to league play, where things become much tougher. But the win should give Indiana a boost of confidence - and leaves the Hoosiers three wins away from becoming bowl-eligible.

CRONK INJURED

Hoosiers left tackle Coy Cronk was carted off the field less than six minutes into the game with what appeared to be a serious right ankle injury.

The senior and team captain started all 40 games since arriving on campus - a streak that seems likely to end next Saturday.

He was hurt on Scott's 5-yard run with 9:09 left in the first quarter. He stayed down, immediately removing his helmet before trainers put an air cast on the leg and then some teammates ran over to wish him well as he was lifted onto the golf cart.

"It doesn't look good," Allen said. "We'll find out when we get all the information back but it could be a tough one."

UP NEXT

UConn: Travels to No. 15 UCF next Saturday for its American Athletic Conference opener.

Indiana: Visits Michigan State next Saturday where it will try to reclaim the Old Brass Spittoon.

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Passing

UConn Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
J. Zergiotis 28 14 50.0 0 90 19 1 42.3
S. Krajewski 2 1 50.0 0 4 4 0 56.3
Ind Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
P. Ramsey 27 23 85.2 3 247 25 1 126.4
J. Tuttle 1 1 100.0 0 5 5 0 87.5

Rushing

UConn Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
K. Mensah 10 34 3.4 8 0
A. Thompkins 7 20 2.9 9 0
Ind Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
S. Scott III 21 97 4.6 10 1
S. James 5 20 4.0 7 0

Receiving

UConn Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
C. Ross 3 30 10.0 19 0
J. Rose 5 28 5.6 9 0
Ind Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
W. Philyor 4 47 11.8 21 1
T. Fryfogle 5 47 9.4 25 0

Fumbles

Ind F FL
P. Hendershot 1 1

Returning

UConn KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
Q. Skanes 0 - 0 0 1 12.0 0 12
Ind KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
W. Philyor 0 - 0 0 3 5.0 0 7
D. Ellis 1 11.0 0 11 0 - 0 0

Punting

UConn Punt Yds Avg LgPu
L. Magliozzi 6 264 44.0 52
Ind Punt Yds Avg LgPu
H. Whitehead 1 57 57.0 57

Takeaways

UConn Int Yds InTD
D. Harris 1 1 0
Ind Int Yds InTD
C. Jones 1 44 1

Team Stats Comparison

UConn Ind
Points For 3 38
Total Yards 145 430
Rushing Yards 51 178
Passing Yards 94 252
Passing Completions / Attempts 15/30 24/28
Turnovers 1 2
Interceptions Thrown 1 1
Fumbles - Lost 0/0 1/1
First Downs 9 25
Penalties - Yards 7/45 5/45
Time Of Possession 8:08 52:52
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 3/14 8/10
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 1/2 0/0
Punts - Average Yards 6/44 1/57

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter UConn Ind
UConn 3:36 FG Clayton Harris 41 yd FG 3 0
Ind 9:59 TD Whop Philyor 12 yd pass from Peyton Ramsey (Logan Justus kick) 3 7
2nd Quarter UConn Ind
Ind 1:25 FG Logan Justus 27 yd FG 3 10
Ind 13:18 TD Peyton Hendershot 4 yd pass from Peyton Ramsey (Logan Justus kick) 3 17
3rd Quarter UConn Ind
Ind 2:10 TD Cam Jones 44 yd interception return (Logan Justus kick) 3 24
Ind 10:23 TD Nick Westbrook 16 yd pass from Peyton Ramsey (Logan Justus kick) 3 31
4th Quarter UConn Ind
Ind 6:13 TD Stevie Scott III 6 yd run (Logan Justus kick) 3 38

Game Information

Stadium: Memorial Stadium, Bloomington, Indiana
Attendance: 40,084
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