The UConn football team broke an eight-game American Athletic Conference losing streak Saturday with a 28-24 win over Temple at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The 2017 UConn defense, specifically against the pass, is very bad. Very, very bad. Historically bad.
Previously, the most points ever scored by a UConn opponent was 69, by Holy Cross in 1919. That record fell as Memphis won 70-31 Friday night in Hartford, compiling 711 yards of offense along the way.
The UConn football team (1-1, 0-0 The American) was crushed 38-18 by Virginia (2-1) Saturday afternoon in Charlottesville, Virginia. The Huskies turned the ball over in the red zone twice in the first half as they fell behind 24-0, and could not gain any ground despite making some offensive plays in the second half.
Shirreffs stepped in for junior college transfer David Pindell last Thursday against FCS opponent Holy Cross with the Huskies trailing 20-7 in the third quarter of play. Pindell could not jumpstart the offense in his Division I debut, despite making a couple of nice plays, leading the coach to bring Shirreffs off the bench.
After one week, one football game and one come-from-behind win, the UConn Huskies already have a quarterback controversy. In early August, newly-hired Head Coach Randy Edsall made a splash when he announced junior college transfer David Pindell would be the 2017 starting quarterback for the Huskies over redshirt senior Bryant Shirreffs. Shirreffs had been at the helm of the Huskies’ offense for 21 games over the past two seasons including an appearance in the St. Petersburg Bowl. This decision didn’t last very long.