NCAAF Game Recap - Connecticut at Massachusetts
Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:30 PM EDT

Ark
7
Ala
48
F
Aub
20
LSU
23
F
Wisc
7
OHSt
38
F
BC
7
Clem
59
F
Okla
41
K St
48
F
PSU
28
MSU
7
F
ND
14
Mich
45
F
WaSt
35
Oreg
37
F
Cal
0
Utah
35
F
Tex
27
TCU
37
F
SMU
34
Hou
31
F
MD
10
Minn
52
F
Iowa
20
NW
0
F
App
30
SoAl
3
F
OkSt
34
IASt
27
F
AzSt
32
UCLA
42
F
USC
35
Colo
31
F
BGSU
10
WestMI
49
F
MisSt
30
TxAM
49
F
Lib
34
Rut
44
F
Ill
24
Purd
6
F
MiaFL
16
Pitt
12
F
SJSU
34
Army
29
F
SMiss
20
Rice
6
F
Ohio
34
Ball
21
F
Nev
3
Wyo
31
F
W Ky
23
Marsh
26
F
NMSt
7
GaSo
41
F
Akr
0
NIU
49
F
E Mi
34
Toled
37
F OT
MiaOH
23
Kent
16
F
C Mi
20
Buff
43
F
Tul
38
Navy
41
F
Ariz
31
Stan
41
F
Ind
38
Neb
31
F
FLInt
17
MidTN
50
F
FlAtl
41
OD
3
F
UConn
56
UMass
35
F
UVA
21
Lou
28
F
Syr
17
FlaSt
35
F
NorTx
38
Char
39
F
SoFL
45
ECU
20
F
Hawaii
45
NM
31
F
SCar
21
Tenn
41
F
Duke
17
UNC
20
F
TxSt
14
ArkSt
38
F
Troy
33
GASt
52
F
Mem
42
Tuls
41
F
UCF
63
Temp
21
F
TxTch
34
Kans
37
F
ColSt
41
Fres
31
F
Mizzu
7
KY
29
F
LaTec
42
UTEP
21
F
UtSt
7
AF
31
F
SDSU
20
UNLV
17
F

Oct 26, 2019, 3:30 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Connecticut (2-6)

14

21

7

14

56

Massachusetts (1-7)

7

14

7

7

35

UConn rides Mensah's 5 TDs to 56-35 win over UMass
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:59 PM

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) Kevin Mensah ran for 164 yards and a career-high five touchdowns and Connecticut breezed to a 56-35 victory over Massachusetts on Saturday.

Mensah sandwiched scoring runs of 17 and 2 yards around a 1-yard TD plunge by UMass' Bilal Ally to give the Huskies (2-6) a 14-7 lead after one quarter.

The Minutemen (1-7) pulled even 7 seconds into the second quarter on Andrew Brito's 40-yard scoring strike to Jermaine Johnson Jr., but UConn scored three touchdowns over a 7:26 span - Art Thompkins' 25-yard run, Mensah's 5-yard run and Jack Zergiotis' 57-yard scoring strike to Cameron Ross - to go up 35-14 with 5:41 left. Brito hit Samuel Emilus for a 14-yard score with 64 seconds remaining to pull within 35-21 at halftime.

Ally's second TD from a yard out got the Minutemen within 35-28 early in the third quarter, but Quayvon Skanes hit Jay Rose for a 15-yard TD on his only pass of the game to push the UConn lead to 42-28 heading into the final quarter. It was Rose's first career TD catch.

Mensah put the game out of reach with TD runs of 14 and 3 yards. The last UConn player to rush for five TDs in a game was Wilbur Gilliard against James Madison in 1993.

Gilberto Torres capped the scoring with a 19-yard TD run with 52 seconds left in the game.

Thompkins finished with 135 yards rushing on 13 carries as the Huskies piled up 326 yards on the ground. Zergiotis completed 18 of 27 passes for 198 yards with one interception. Freshman Cameron Ross had nine catches for a career-high 120 yards. He was the first Huskies receiver to top the 100-yard mark this season.

Ally finished with 159 yards rushing and Brito completed 20 of 40 passes for 239 yards with an interception for UMass.

Passing

UConn Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
J. Zergiotis 27 18 66.7 1 198 57 1 85.1
Q. Skanes 1 1 100.0 1 15 15 0 158.3
UMass Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
A. Brito 40 20 50.0 2 239 40 1 74.9

Rushing

UConn Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
K. Mensah 19 164 8.6 45 5
A. Thompkins 13 135 10.4 42 1
UMass Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
B. Ally 25 159 6.4 63 2
C. Roberson 7 24 3.4 22 0

Receiving

UConn Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
C. Ross 9 120 13.3 57 1
A. Brown 2 26 13.0 15 0
UMass Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
J. Johnson Jr. 4 92 23.0 40 1
S. Palmer 4 48 12.0 29 0

Fumbles

UMass F FL
A. Brito 1 1

Returning

UConn KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
A. Thompkins 3 28.7 0 48 0 - 0 0
Q. Skanes 1 16.0 0 16 1 1.0 0 1
UMass KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
I. Rodgers 6 23.5 0 29 1 -5.0 0 0
K. Horn 1 13.0 0 13 0 - 0 0

Punting

UConn Punt Yds Avg LgPu
L. Magliozzi 1 48 48.0 48
UMass Punt Yds Avg LgPu
G. Georgopoulos 3 104 34.7 44

Takeaways

UConn Int Yds InTD
O. Robinson 1 -1 0
UMass Int Yds InTD
I. Rodgers 1 0 0

Team Stats Comparison

UConn UMass
Points For 56 35
Total Yards 539 439
Rushing Yards 326 200
Passing Yards 213 239
Passing Completions / Attempts 19/28 20/40
Turnovers 1 3
Interceptions Thrown 1 1
Fumbles - Lost 0/0 2/2
First Downs 25 24
Penalties - Yards 5/60 5/46
Time Of Possession 58:58 2:02
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 5/9 8/14
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 1/2 0/2
Punts - Average Yards 1/48 3/35

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter UConn UMass
UConn 5:06 TD Kevin Mensah 17 yd run (Clayton Harris kick) 7 0
UMass 10:29 TD Bilal Ally 1 yd run (Cooper Garcia kick) 7 7
UConn 13:21 TD Kevin Mensah 2 yd run (Clayton Harris kick) 14 7
2nd Quarter UConn UMass
UMass 0:07 TD Jermaine Johnson Jr. 40 yd pass from Andrew Brito (Cooper Garcia kick) 14 14
UConn 1:53 TD Art Thompkins 25 yd run (Clayton Harris kick) 21 14
UConn 6:37 TD Kevin Mensah 5 yd run (Clayton Harris kick) 28 14
UConn 9:19 TD Cameron Ross 57 yd pass from Jack Zergiotis (Clayton Harris kick) 35 14
UMass 13:56 TD Samuel Emilus 14 yd pass from Andrew Brito (Cooper Garcia kick) 35 21
3rd Quarter UConn UMass
UMass 3:35 TD Bilal Ally 1 yd run (Cooper Garcia kick) 35 28
UConn 7:11 TD Jay Rose 15 yd pass from Quayvon Skanes (Clayton Harris kick) 42 28
4th Quarter UConn UMass
UConn 0:49 TD Kevin Mensah 14 yd run (Clayton Harris kick) 49 28
UConn 6:34 TD Kevin Mensah 3 yd run (Clayton Harris kick) 56 28
UMass 14:08 TD Gilberto Torres 19 yd run (Cooper Garcia kick) 56 35

Game Information

Stadium: Warren P. McGuirk Alumni Stadium, Amherst, Massachusetts
Attendance: 12,234
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