Vanderbilt 24, UConn 21: Johnny McEntee Throws Three Picks In Loss

Johnny McEntee threw three interceptions and the Connecticut Huskies were edged by the Vanderbilt Commodores, 24-21, on Saturday night at Vanderbilt Stadium.

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Vanderbilt 24, UConn 21: Johnny McEntee, Huskies Fall To Commodores

Johnny McEntee was extremely erratic, throwing for 99 yards on 10-of-27 passing while also tossing three interceptions as the UConn Huskies dropped their first contest of the season, 24-21, to Vanderbilt on Saturday.

UConn (1-1) recorded 193 total yards on offense (104 passing, 89 rushing) in the loss while surrendering 259 yards to Vanderbilt - 141 through the air and 118 on the ground.

Lyle McCombs ran for 118 yards on 27 carries for UConn. Ryan Griffin had 47 receiving yards on four catches and Cole Wagner had seven punts totaling 286 yards for an average of 40.9 yards per punt.

Larry Smith completed 12-of-24 passes for 140 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions for Vanderbilt. Jerron Seymour rushed for 70 yards and a score on eight carries and Chris Boyd had two catches for 46 yards and a TD.

Dave Teggart opened scoring for the Huskies, connecting on a 25-yard field goal with 7:46 left in the first quarter. Vanderbilt responded with two first quarter touchdowns - a 42-yard pass from Smith to Boyd with 5:54 left and a 40-yard run from Seymour to put the Commodores up, 14-3.

UConn answered with another Teggart field goal from 28 yards out with 9:59 left in the third quarter and a blocked punt that Byron Jones recovered in the endzone with 7:47 to go in the third, cutting the Huskies' deficit to one, 14-13.

The Huskies took their only lead of the game with 10:34 left in the fourth quarter on Yawin Smallwood's 64-yard fumble return and a two-point conversion pass from McEntee to Ryan Griffin, putting UConn up 21-14.

Vanderbilt knotted the score on a 50-yard interception by Casey Hayward with 6:45 left in the fourth quarter and Carey Spear kicked a 31-yard field goal with 2:56 left to capture the 24-21 victory.

For more UConn Football coverage, visit our team page and blog, The UConn Blog.

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UConn Vs. Vanderbilt: TV Schedule, Time, Location And More

Lyle McCombs and the Connecticut Huskies are on the road to take on the Vanderbilt Commodores in the second game of the season at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday night.

Event: Connecticut Huskies vs. Vanderbilt Commodores - NCAA Football, Week 2.

Date/Time: Saturday, September 10, 2011 - 7:30 p.m. EDT.

Location: Vanderbilt Stadium (Capacity: 39,790), Nashville, Tennessee.

Broadcast Info: Saturday's game between UConn and Vanderbilt will be aired on SNY in Connecticut and the Northeast region, with Matt Stewart on play-by-play duty, Chris Doering providing analysis and Suzette Taylor down on the sidelines.

The game can also be heard on the radio on WTIC 1080-AM, the home of UConn football for the last 20 years. Joe D'Ambrosio is on play-by-play duty with Wayne Norman providing analysis and Jeff Dooley down on the sidelines.

Series Info: UConn has played Vanderbilt twice in its history, with the Huskies and Commodores splitting the four meetings. The teams first met on October 26, 2002, and Vanderbilt escaped with a 28-24 victory in Nashville. Last season, UConn steamrolled Vandy, 40-21, on October 2. The game was tied at 21 entering halftime, but the Huskies were able to score 19 unanswered points to capture the win. Jordan Todman ran for 190 yards and two scores in the victory for the Huskies.

Storyline: In the season opener against Fordham, it was running back Lyle McCombs who stole the show, rushing for four tochdowns in UConn's 35-3 rout of Fordham. The Huskies used three different quarterbacks in the game, and still haven't pinned down their No. 1 option under center. Until they do, expect McCombs to see a lot of carries.

Prediction: Vanderbilt is a step up from Fordham, but UConn should still roll. Final Score: UConn 34, Vanderbilt 17.

For more UConn Football coverage, visit our team page and blog, The UConn Blog.

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UConn Vs. Vanderbilt: Lyle McCombs, Huskies Take On Commodores

Lyle McCombs and the UConn Huskies (1-0) face the Vanderbilt Commodores (1-0) in their second game of the season at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday night at Vanderbilt Stadium.

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