Connecticut Vs. Syracuse Final: Huskies Win 28-21 Despite Five Turnovers

The Connecticut Huskies defeated the Syracuse Orange 28-21 despite committing five turnovers.

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Connecticut Vs. Syracuse Final Score: Huskies Win 28-21 Despite Five Turnovers

Today the Huskies continued their recent dominance of the Orange, winning for the sixth time in the last eight meetings between the teams. Former 'Cuse coach and current Huskies coach, Paul Pasqualoni's squad were able to pull out the seven point victory despite committing five turnovers – three by quarterback Johnny McEntee.

The aforementioned McEntee was unable to take advantage of a suspect Syracuse secondary, only completing eight of 14 passes for 113 yards. He did throw for one touchdown, but threw two picks and lost a fumble. 

The Huskies were carried by their rushing attack, led by freshman running back Lyle McCombs, who rushed for 152 yards on 23 carries, including a touchdown and a long of 63 yards.

The win moves UConn to 4-5 overall and 2-2 in the Big East, and the loss drops Syracuse to 5-4 and 1-3 in the Big East. 

UConn with host the Louisville Cardinals in two weeks, on November 19. 

For more on the Huskies visit our blog The UConn Blog.

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Connecticut Vs. Syracuse Score Update: Huskies and Orange Tied 21-21 After Three

The Uconn Huskies have to feel good about being tied with Big East rival, the Syracuse Orange, after three quarters, despite committing five turnovers and four penalties for 55 yards.

Outside of the turnover differential both teams have played very similar games. The Huskies have 266 total yards, to the Orange's 316. Time of possession is 23:11 for UConn and 24:09 for 'Cuse. 

Husky quarterback Johnny McEntee has completed seven of thirteen passes for a total of 95 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. Freshman running back Lyle McCombs has rushed for more than 100 yards for the sixth time this season, racking up 137 on 22 carries, including a long of 63 and one touchdown. McCombs also has a fumble lost, along with Scott McCummings, McEntee – who's accounted for three turnovers single-handedly. 

The fourth and final quarter can be found on ESPN U.

For more on the Huskies visit our blog The UConn Blog.

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Connecticut Vs. Syracuse Score Update: Huskies and Orange Tied 7-7 At Halftime

The UConn Huskies are deadlocked with the Syracuse Orange 7-7 at halftime of their Big East showdown. It has a sloppy first half that has seen each team commit multiple turnovers (five for the Huskies, two for the Orange) and multiple penalties (three for each team).

The Huskies have racked up 149 total yards compared to 156 gained by the Orange. Each team has had possession of the ball for nearly identical times – 15:04 for UConn and 14:49 for Syracuse. 

UConn quarterback Johnny McEntee has completed five of eleven passes for 63 yards, including a touchdown and two interceptions. Running back Lyle McCombs is well on his way to another 100 yard rushing game – his sixth of the season – with 89 yards on 14 carries.

The Huskies have to consider themselves lucky to be tied despite committing five turnovers ... in the first half!

The second half of this game is being broadcast on ESPN U.

For more on the Huskies visit our blog The UConn Blog.

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Connecticut Vs. Syracuse Score Update: Huskies Lead 7-0 After One

Led by former Syracuse coach Paul Pasqualoni the Huskies are currently hosting the Orange in a Big East showdown. The Huskies came into today's game with a 3-5 record (1-2 Big East) against the 5-3 Orange (1-2 Big East). 

Despite having a worse record the Huskies entered the day as two-point home favorites and have taken an early 7-0 lead after one quarter of play. Quarterback Johnny McEntee has thrown three passes, one for the game's only touchdown – a 10 yard strike to John Delahunt – and one interception. Running back Lyle McCombs – who's averaging 100-plus yards per game – already has 84 yards on eight carries, including a long of 63.

Each team already has two turnovers in what's been a sloppy first quarter. Connecticut is out-gaining the Orange 113 to 49 thus far.

The rest of the game can be found on ESPN U. 

For more on the Huskies visit our blog The UConn Blog.

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UConn Vs. Syracuse: TV Schedule, Game Time, History And More

University of Connecticut will play host to Syracuse University at Rentschler Field on Saturday at 12 p.m. ET in East Hartford. This weekend's Big East Conference match-up will air live on ESPNU.

In seven previous outings, the Huskies (3-5, 1-2 Big East) lead the Orange (5-3, 1-2 Big East) by a score of 5-2.

As we highlighted right here on SB Nation in our pre-game preview, most of the talk surrounding Saturday's Big East battle is centered on Huskies coach Paul Pasqualoni, who knows the Orange team as well as anyone.

He was once their coach.

Syracuse is coming off its first Big East road game loss since 2009, a 27-10 shellacking to the Cardinals at Papa John's Stadium in Louisville. UConn wasn't exactly lighting the world on fire in its last outing either, falling to Pittsburgh 35-20 at Heinz Field back on Oct. 26.

Running back Lyle McCombs, who's averaging over 100 yards rushing per game, is sure to be a key weapon in the Connecticut offense; however, quarterback Johnny McEntee still needs to take advantage of the Syracuse secondary, which has been suspect at best.

Simply put, there's a lot on the line for both teams heading into Saturday's showdown.

Game date, time: 12 p.m. ET, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011

Location: Rentschler Field, East Hartford, Connecticut

TV channel: ESPNU

Spread: Huskies are favored by two points

Series history: UConn leads the all-time series, 5-2

For further reading, news, discussion and more, visit Connecticut Huskies blog The UConn Blog and Syracuse Orange blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician. Here’s the complete Week 10 college football TV schedule, and stay tuned to SB Nation’s college football news hub for more.

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