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UConn 16, South Florida 10: Offense, Schmoffense. Huskies Triumph In Homecoming Game Without An Offensive Touchdown

Connecticut didn't score an offensive touchdown in its homecoming game Saturday, but such extravagances aren't required to win football games in this year's Big East. The Huskies kicked three field goals and converted a 10-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown to beat South Florida, 16-10. The victory snapped a two-game skid and was UConn's first victory of the year over BCS-conference opposition.

What offense UConn  (3-4, 1-1 Big East) did put together was spurred mostly by redshirt freshman Lyle McCombs, who ran for 130 of UConn's 253 yards of total offense. The Bulls (3-4, 1-1 Big East) had gone ahead 10-6 in the third quarter on a 22-yard touchdown run by quarterback B.J. Daniels, but David Teggart brought the Huskies within one with his third field goal of the day midway through the third quarter.

The game-winning touchdown was scored a little over a minute later when senior defensive tackle Twyon Martin stripped USF running back Darrell Scott deep in South Florida territory,




and redshirt freshman cornerback Byron Jones scooped up the ball and returned it for the score.

 

Teggart, who beat USF with last-minute field goals in the teams' two previous meetings, converted from 18, 46 and 28 yards.

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