A 33-yard field goal by the University of Connecticut's senior kicker David Teggart and a defensive touchdown by senior defensive tackle Kendall Reyes has helped the Huskies maintain their 14-point lead over Rutgers University, which trails 24-10 heading into the halftime of a Big East Conference game at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, CT. Rutgers (8-3, 4-2 Big East) is trying to win a share of the league title for the first time in program history, while UConn (4-6, 2-3) is trying to play the role of the spoiler.
Teggart's field goal ended the first half, while Reyes' touchdown came when the 6-foot-4, 295-pound interior lineman picked up a fumbled snap by Rutgers sophomore quarterback Chas Dodd and ran it nine yards into the end zone with 7:09 remaining in the second quarter and helped UConn take a 21-3 advantage. The fumble was already the Scarlet Knights' third turnover of the day, which all have led to touchdowns by UConn.
Also in the second quarter, Rutgers posted a 25-yard field goal by senior kicker San San Te and a one-yard rushing touchdown by sophomore running back Jawan Jamison, who capped a seven-play, 80-yard drive that finished with 4:05 to go in the half and cut UConn's lead to 21-10.
In the first quarter, UConn freshmen, running back Lyle McCombs and quarterback Scott McCumming, each scored rushing touchdowns that helped the Huskies take an early 14-0 lead. San Te's field goal cut the UConn margin to 14-3.
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