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EAST HARTFORD, Conn. – UConn's Deshon Foxx returned a punt 72 yards for a touchdown and the Huskies held off Stony Brook 19-16 on Saturday to give Bob Diaco his first victory as a collegiate head coach.
The Seawolves (0-2), a FCS team that lost to Bryant a week ago, led much of the first half and trailed just 12-10 at halftime.
Foxx gave UConn (1-1) a 19-10 lead in the third quarter when he grabbed a 61-yard Luke Allen punt that had bounced over his head, turned left, then reversed field and found a seam down the middle.
Stony Brook, which outgained UConn 300 yards to 223, put together a 14-play, 88-yard drive in the fourth quarter, capped by a 14-yard touchdown pass from Conor Bednarski to Will Tye. But the Seawolves failed to recover an onside kick, and the Huskies held on for the win.