A few honors were bestowed on the UConn Huskies after their win over the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Saturday by the Big East Conference on Monday. Jordan Todman was honored as the Big East Special Teams Player of the Week for his efforts on Saturday. Todman had four returns for 156 yards including a 96 yard kickoff return for a touchdown. He also had 130 yards rushing and a touchdown. Andre Dixon and Lawrence Wilson were also named to the Big East Honor Roll. Dixon had 114 yards on 20 carries and had the game-winning touchdown in the second overtime. Wilson had a game-high 16 tackles and also had a fumble recovery. Here's the video of Todman's kickoff return:
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Heck of a win for the UConn Huskies football team against Notre Dame yesterday. Just win it looked like another close loss would happen, the Huskies did what some thought was impossible and beat the Irish. If you missed Randy Edsall's postgame interview on NBC and Andre Dixon's 4 yard game-winning touchdown don't worry I've got you covered with the video. Just click on their names. And we have a great highlight video from Jared Nuss aka Santini35 at the Boneyard. And some postgame chants from the crowd leaving the game. Links coming up after the jump. UConn Football links What Does A Win Like This Do For Recruiting? [Desmond Conner - Hartford Courant] Was UConn's Talent Superior To ND's? [Desmond Conner - Hartford Courant] NBC Why No Shots Of Opposing Fans, Bands? [Desmond Conner - Hartford Courant] Do You Think ND Will Want To Jump Over? [Desmond Conner - Hartford Courant] Report Card (Notre Dame) [Desmond Conner - Hartford Courant] UConn runs to an emotional victory [Big East Blog - ESPN.com] Latest loss likely the last straw for Weis [Big East Blog - ESPN.com] Post game Notre Dame -- Biggest win ever [John Silver - Journal Inquirer] Irish eyes ain’t smiling any more [Neill Ostrout - Connecticut Post] The greatest win in UConn football history. [TheUConnBlog.com] Huskies stun Irish, win in double OT [Connecticut Post] South Bend pilgrimage is more than a game [Connecticut Post] UConn victory delights Husky fans [Connecticut Post] UConn football notebook [Connecticut Post] UConn Stuns Notre Dame In Double Overtime [Hartford Courant] Dixon Punches In The Winner [Hartford Courant] Frazer: Just Visiting This Time [Hartford Courant] Wrap Up: UConn Vs. Notre Dame [Hartford Courant] Close Games For Huskies In 2009 [Hartford Courant] Huskies dedicate ‘best win’ to Jazz [AP via New Haven Register] One Golden Moment: UConn goes to the Golden Dome and wins in 2 OTs [The Day] Prayers answered in land of Field Goal Jesus [The Day] Huskies shake up the echoes in historic win over Irish [The Republican-American] UConn football notebook [The Republican-American] Howard's memory alive again after UConn win [UConnReport.com] UConn shocks Notre Dame in 33-30 double overtime thriller [Mansfield Today] UConn trips Irish in double overtime [South Bend Tribune] Huskies run Weis, Irish into ground [South Bend Tribune] Victory about the team, not Frazer [South Bend Tribune] UConn Women's Basketball links Holy Cross Recap - And Other Things [John Altavilla - Hartford Courant] The Buck Stops At UConn [John Altavilla - Hartford Courant] Huskies Rewind [Rich Elliott - Connecticut Post] Even Geno Can't Complain As No. 1 UConn Rolls [Hartford Courant] UConn Men's Basketball links Cavalier Cleveland [David Borges - New Haven Register] Brandon Knight: A Hoops Prodigy [UConn Huskies Basketball] TOP 10 MEMORABLE CALHOUN QUOTES: Fire & Nice [Hartford Courant] Finally, A Bigger Role For UConn Point Guard [Hartford Courant] 16 TEAMS IN 16 DAYS: CONNECTICUT MEN'S BASKETBALL [BigEast.org] Other UConn related links Men's Ice Hockey: Huskies Drop 3-1 Decision To Air Force [UConnHuskies.com] no comments
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Ever since the passing of Jasper Howard, the UConn Huskies football team has gone through a gauntlet of emotions. They played West Virginia close and almost pulled off the upset in their first game since his death losing by four points late in the game. UConn then heads to Miami to bury their fallen teammate just two days later. Then came one of Howard's best friends, Tim Brown, catching the game-winning touchdown late to give Rutgers a four-point victory. Finally, the Huskies fell behind the Cincinnati Bearcats big only to see their rally fall short. Saturday afternoon they fell behind early to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Late in the fourth quarter, Huskies running back Andre Dixon ran for not one but two touchdowns only to have them called back on penalties. Then kicker Dave Teggart misses a game-winning 37 yard field goal with no time left in the fourth quarter. You could hear the collective sigh of UConn Country saying "Here we go again, we're going to lose another close game." But my friends that was simply not the case. After matching touchdowns in the first overtime, UConn's defense held strong and the Irish had to settle for a field goal. Then UConn's strength took over as they ran the ball four straight times after an incomplete pass, the final one a four yard scamper into the end zone for Dixon to give the Huskies a 33-30 over the Irish in front of a sold-out Notre Dame Stadium. Since their rise to the FBS, there have been some good wins over good programs but they really lacked a signature win. Saturday's win over Notre Dame gives them that signature win. Sure the Irish are struggling and their head coach Charlie Weis will probably find himself out of a job at the end of the season but for some people, Notre Dame is college football. They are a storied program or should I say, they were a storied program. Nonetheless, it's a win that this UConn football program desperately needed. You can only think that this win on national television over Irish will do wonders for Randy Edsall's recruiting efforts. With another win, the Huskies become bowl eligible but it will probably take wins in their final two games to secure a bowl berth. It can be done folks, we just have to have faith. Somewhere in heaven, Jazz is smiling down on his teammates and the UConn football program and rightfully so. Scoring:
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1st quarter ND - Golden Tate 8 yd pass from Jimmy Clausen (David Ruffer kick) - Notre Dame 7 UConn 0 2nd quarter ND - Jimmy Clausen 1 yd run (David Ruffer kick) - Notre Dame 14 UConn 0 CON - Jordan Todman 43 yd run (Dave Teggart kick) - Notre Dame 14 UConn 7 CON - Dave Teggart 39 yd field goal - Notre Dame 14 UConn 10 3rd quarter ND - David Ruffer 20 yd field goal - Notre Dame 17 UConn 10 CON - Jordan Todman 96 yd kickoff return (Dave Teggart kick) - UConn 17 Notre Dame 17 4th quarter ND - David Ruffer 23 yd field goal - Notre Dame 20 UConn 17 CON - Dave Teggart 29 yd field goal - UConn 20 Notre Dame 20 1st OT CON - Kashif Moore 11 yd pass from Zach Frazer (Dave Teggart kick) - UConn 27 Notre Dame 20 ND - Michael Floyd 4 yd pass from Jimmy Clausen (David Ruffer kick) - UConn 27 Notre Dame 27 2nd OT ND - David Ruffer 36 yd field goal - Notre Dame 30 UConn 27 CON - Andre Dixon 4 yd run - UConn 33 Notre Dame 30 Offensive Players of the Game: The dynamic running duo for UConn takes home offensive player of the game honors. Jordan Todman had 26 carries for 130 yards and a touchdown. He also returned a kickoff for 96 yards for a touchdown. Andre Dixon ran 20 times for 114 yards and the game-winning touchdown. Defensive Player of the Game: Also another double winner as defensive players of the game. Lawrence Wilson, the Big East leader in tackles, added 16 to his total while Scott Lutrus had 14 tackles. Turning Point(s) of the Game:
- Trailing by seven points, Jordan Todman returns a kickoff after a Notre Dame field goal to tie the game up in the third quarter.
- After a UConn field goal to tie the game at 20 late in the 4th quarter, Armando Allen fumbled the ball that was recovered by UConn. The Huskies drove down the field only to have Dave Teggart miss the game-winning 37 yard field goal.
- Andre Dixon's four yard run in the second overtime gave the Huskies their first win since the passing of Jasper Howard.
- Zach Frazer was 12-of-25 for 141 yards with a touchdown and interception
- Jordan Todman had 26 carries for 130 yards and a touchdown. He also returned a kickoff for 96 yards for a touchdown
- Andre Dixon ran 20 times for 114 yards and the game-winning touchdown
- Marcus Easley had four catches for 67 yards while Ryan Griffin had three catches for 33 yards
- Kashif Moore, celebrating his 21st birthday, had two catches for 13 yards and a touchdown
- Lawrence Wilson, the Big East leader in tackles, added 16 to his total while Scott Lutrus had 14 tackles
- Both Robert McClain and Robert Vaughn had eight tackles
- Kendall Reyes had five tackles and a sack while Lindsey Witten had four tackles and a sack
- Twyon Martin and Trevardo Williams also added sacks
- Jordan Todman returned a kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown and finished with 156 return yards
- Robert McClain returned three punts for 43 yards
- Dave Teggart made field goals of 29 yards and 39 yards while missing from 37 yards
- Ray Guy Award semifinalist Desi Cullen had six punts with an average of 41.3 yards. Two of those punts were downed inside the 20
- As effective as the running game was, the play calling needs to be a little more balanced as you would expect Syracuse and South Florida to stack the box.
- Dave Teggart needs to work on his technique. Whether it was the pressure of a game-winning field or not, he had made one from 39 yards earlier in the game.
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UConn Huskies women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma picked up his 699th career win on Friday night as his Huskies easily took care of the Holy Cross Crusaders 87-34 in front of 2,412 at the DCU Center in Worcester, Mass. With the win, the Huskies move to 3-0 on the young season and now have won 41 straight regular season games. The Crusaders drop to 2-2. All ten healthy Huskies played in the game with Jacquie Fernandes the only one who didn't score a point. Point guard Lorin Dixon is still out dealing with a hamstring injury. Maya Moore led the way with 21 points in just 23 minutes. She also had seven rebounds, four assists and four steals. Tina Charles had 18 points, nine rebounds and three blocked shots. Caroline Doty was the only other member of the Huskies in double digits with 11 points and a game-high seven assists. Bethany O'Dell paced the Crusaders with 11 points. Briana McFadden had 8 points while Whitney Fremeau had 7 points and six rebounds. With the score 4-3 in favor of UConn, the Huskies went on a 12-0 run and never looked back. A 17-0 run by the Huskies over a span of just over three minutes late in the first half pushed the lead to 32 points at 46-14. At this point, Moore was outscoring the Crusaders 15-14. The Huskies are off until next Friday when they will host the WBCA Classic at Gampel Pavilion. Also participating are Hofstra, Richmond and Clemson. The teams will all play each other over the course of three days in a round-robin format. UConn will take on Hofstra Friday night at 7:30 p.m., Richmond Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. and Clemson Sunday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. All three games will be televised locally on CPTV and will be available for a fee on Hoop Streams. Notes and musings: UConn Huskies @ Holy Cross Crusaders 11.20.09 box score The starters were Tiffany Hayes, Caroline Doty, Kalana Greene, Maya Moore and Tina Charles. The Huskies shot 60.3% (35-58) for the game while holding Holy Cross to 26.7% (12-45). UConn had 26 assists on their 35 made baskets. The Huskies outscored the Crusaders 54-4 in the paint. UConn had 17 steals and forced 25 turnovers by Holy Cross which they turned into 32 points. UConn held Holy Cross without a two-point field goal for the first 10:06 of the game. UConn has won its last 70 games in which it has scored at least 80 points. The Huskies have won all three games this season by at least 25 points. no comments