(Saturday, September 13th)
Final Score: Connecticut 45, Virginia 10
East Hartford, CT (Sports Network) - Donald Brown rushed for 206 yards and three touchdowns in leading the UConn Huskies to a 45-10 victory over the Virginia Cavaliers in non-conference action at Rentschler Field.
Brown carried the ball 20 times for the Huskies (3-0), the team running the ball 53 times overall for a hefty 382 yards and five scores in the romp. Quarterback Tyler Lorenzen converted 13-of-15 passing for 124 yards and a score as well.
The Cavaliers (1-2) were paced by Marc Verica who converted 22-of-30 passing for 158 yards and an interception in the losing effort.
The Huskies scored 28 unanswered points to start the contest, beginning with a three-yard TD run by Brown in the first quarter, capping an 11-play, 70-yard drive for the home team. Brown also registered a team-best five receptions for an additional 32 yards.
In the second period UConn added rushing touchdowns of 13 and eight yards by Darius Butler and Brown, respectively, while Lorenzen found Anthony Davis with a three-yard scoring strike to give the Huskies a huge 28-0 advantage at the break.
In the third quarter the Cavaliers finally got on the board, thanks to a 43- yard field goal by Yannick Reyering, but that was followed up by a 63-yard scoring run by Brown and a 14-yard TD sprint by UConn's Jordan Todman to make the score 42-3 at the end of three periods of play.
UConn kicker Tony Ciaravino added to the score with a 29-yard field goal at the 13:20 mark of the fourth quarter, while Virginia's Cedric Peerman gave the visitors one last gasp with his one-yard touchdown run three minutes later to leave the Huskies with the 35-point triumph.
The Cavaliers finished the night with a mere 31 yards rushing on 14 attempts, a total of just 219 yards of offense overall, compared to a whopping 506 yards for the Huskies
09/13 23:36:19 ET