Grant Hedrick threw two touchdowns to Matt Miller and caught one from the senior receiver on a trick play as Boise State beat UConn 38-21 on Saturday.

Boise State (2-1) also got two touchdowns from its defense, which held UConn (1-2) to 48 yards rushing and sacked the Huskies quarterbacks eight times.

Hedrick found Miller for a 35-yard score in the second quarter, and Miller returned the favor on a trick play a few minutes later, hitting Hedrick for a 7-yard score after getting the ball on an end-around.

A 9-yard strike from Hedrick to Miller in the back of the end zone gave the Broncos a 31-21 lead in the fourth quarter after UConn had closed the gap to three points.

Boise State running back Jay Ajayi, who came in averaging 158 yards a game and nearly 6 yards a run, was held to just 39 yards on 18 carries.