September 15, 2012; College Park, MD, USA; Connecticut Huskies defensive end Trevardo Williams (48) pressures Maryland Terrapins quarterback Perry Hills (11) at Byrd Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mitch Stringer-US PRESSWIRE

UConn 24, Maryland 21: Huskies Squeak Past The Wolfpack In College Park

Lyle McCombs and the UConn Huskies (2-1) did just enough to vault themselves past their former head coach, Randy Edsall, and the Maryland Terrapins (2-1), winning 24-21 on Saturday afternoon inside Byrd Stadium in College Park, Maryland.

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UConn Vs. Maryland Final Score: Huskies Edge Out Wolfpack, 24-21

Chandler Whitmer again had trouble getting the UConn Huskies offense going through the air, but the ground game and special teams play of the Huskies bailed him out on the way to a 24-21 win over the Maryland Terrapins on Saturday afternoon in College Park, MD.

UConn (2-1) scored the first two touchdowns of the game, with Nick Williams returning a 49-yard punt from Nathan Renfro for a 58-yard score in the first quarter. Scott McCummings made it 14-0 in favor of the Huskies with his three-yard touchdown scamper at 12:35 in the second quarter. Wes Brown (74 rushing yards) puts the Terps (2-1) on the board roughly two minutes later with a 19-yard rush. UConn led Maryland, 14-7, entering the intermission.

Chad Christen's 34-yard field goal accounted for the only points of the third quarter, putting UConn on top 17-7 with one quarter to play. Perry Hills (11-for-25, 121 passing yards, INT) found Stefon Diggsfor a 29-yard touchdown pass with 14:07 to go in the fourth, making it a three-point game. Lyle McCombs (94 rushing yards, 28 carries) scored on an 11-yard touchdown run at 8:05, pushing UConn up 24-14. Hills would later rush for a 10-yard touchdown, again making it a three-point deficit, but Maryland couldn't come any closer.

UConn takes on the Western Michigan Broncos at Waldo Stadium next Saturday.



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UConn Vs. Maryland 2012: Game Time, TV Schedule, Spread And More

The Maryland Terrapins will host the UConn Huskies on Saturday afternoon in a non-conference showdown.

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UConn Vs. Maryland: Huskies Face Old Friend Randy Edsall In College Park

Chandler Whitmer and the UConn Huskies (1-1) will do battle with an old friend, former head coach Randy Edsall, and the Maryland Terrapins (2-0) at 12:30 p.m. ET on Saturday afternoon at Byrd Stadium in College Park, MD (SNY, UConn IMG).

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