August 30, 2012; East Hartford, CT, USA; Connecticut Huskies quarterback Chandler Whitmer (10) passes against the Massachusetts Minutemen while being protected by center Alex Mateas (73) during the first quarter at Rentschler Field. Mandatory Credit: Michael Ivins-US Presswire

Western Michigan 30, UConn 24: Chandler Whitmer, Huskies Downed By Broncos

Chandler Whitmer threw three touchdown passes, the first three scores of his FBS career, but the UConn Huskies (2-2) came up short against the Western Michigan Broncos (2-2), losing 30-24 Saturday at Waldo Stadium in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

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UConn Vs. Western Michigan 2012: 'What Happened Was Unacceptable'

The UConn Huskies might have dropped a game in 2011 to Western Michigan, but with another loss to the Broncos Saturday, the Connecticut fanbase is starting to get restless with the direction of the team under head coach Paul Pasqualoni.

The crew at The UConn Blog didn't take long to express disappointment in the team's performance. First was a post from Andrew Porter, titled in part "Fire Everyone":

The Huskies were miserable in every phase of the game and a combination of stupid mistakes, dropped passes and costly turnovers did ultimately did them in.

John Rook followed up with more after the team's second consecutive loss to the team from the MAC.

It doesn't matter if it was a home or road game. This thing could have been played at the bottom of the ocean without oxygen tanks and you should STILL be able to beat this team. Losing in any way? Utter embarrassment.

Rook goes on to express in detail why he feels Pasqualoni should lose his job after the "fiasco". The anger doesn't only stem from the loss to Western Michigan, but the defeat at the hands of what many believed to be an inferior team certainly served as justification for disappointment.

For more on the Huskies, head over to The UConn Blog and continue to check out SB Nation Boston.


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UConn Vs. Western Michigan Final Score: Huskies Defeated, 30-24

Chandler Whitmer (28-for-44, 333 yards, INT) threw three touchdown passes, the first three of his FBS career, but it wasn't enough as the UConn Huskies were beaten by the Western Michigan Broncos, 30-24, Saturday afternoon at Waldo Stadium in Kalamazoo, Mich.

Whitmer's first touchdown pass was a 9-yard strike to Ryan Griffin with 2:36 to go in the first half, trimming the Huskies' deficit to 17-7. Andrew Haldeman's 44-yard field goal at 12:53 of the first quarter opened the scoring and was followed by back-to-back Broncos touchdowns, a Antoin Scriven 1-yard scoring rush at 12:10 of the second quarter and a Dareyon Chance 9-yard rushing touchdown with 8:39 remaining before halftime.

Alex Carder (18-for-34, 237 yards) found Josh Schaffer for a 30-yard touchdown pass at 9:47 of the third quarter, stretching the Western Michigan lead to 24-7. Whitmer's second touchdown pass, a 2-yard toss to John Delahunt with 4:15 left in the third, made it 24-14.

Chad Christen kicked a 32-yard field goal to open the scoring in the fourth quarter and bring UConn within a touchdown. Western Michigan again widened the gap when Desmond Bozeman sacked Whitmer, forcing a fumble that he recovered and took 53 yards for the decisive touchdown. Whitmer brought the Huskies within reach in the final minute after his 7-yard scoring pass to Geremy Davis with 47 seconds left, but it was too little, too late.

UConn outgained Western Michigan, 425-330, in the game. Lyle McCombs rushed for 119 yards on 23 carries while Davis reeled in nine catches for 123 yards for the Huskies (2-2).

Chance rushed for 66 yards on 19 carries and the Broncos (2-2) had a pair of 100-plus yard receivers in Schaffer (104 yards, six catches) and Jaime Wilson (eight catches, 100 yards).

Connecticut returns home to Rentschler Field to face the Buffalo Bulls next Saturday.

For more UConn Football coverage, visit our team page and blog, The UConn Blog. Also visit our Western Michigan team page and SB Nation NCAA Football for more coverage.


UConn Vs. Western Michigan Score: Huskies Trail 17-7 At Half

The Western Michigan Broncos have jumped out to an early lead over UConn, as the Huskies trail, 17-7, at halftime.

So far, the Broncos passing attack has proven too tough for the Huskies defense. Alex Carder has thrown 15 completions for 193 yards and no interceptions for Western Michigan.

The Broncos have scored on a pair of rushing touchdowns from Antoin Scriven and Dareyon Chance, but the UConn defense has done a good job of limiting Western Michigan to only 36 yards on the ground.

The Huskies added their touchdown with just 2:36 remaining in the first half. Chandler Whitmer passed to Ryan Griffin for a 9-yard score. This capped off a 12-play, 66-yard drive. Lyle McCombs is leading the way for UConn on the ground with 48 yards on 13 carries.

For more on this game, please check out The UConn Blog. Also visit our college football hub and SB Nation for all the latest news and updates.

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