Saturday, November 19, 2011
Half: Louisville 14, UConn 10
By Andrea Adelson
Louisville appeared to be in control of this game in the early going, but UConn scored 10 unanswered points and the Cardinals lead 14-10 at halftime.
Adrian Bushell got Louisville on the board first with a 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. Then on the Cardinals' only offensive scoring drive, they dominated on the ground and capped the series with a touchdown run by Dominique Brown. UConn does not have a high-powered offense, so overcoming a double-digit deficit is not something the Huskies aren't built to do.
But they slowly started a comeback. They missed an opportunity after getting to the Louisville 7-yard line and settling for a 24-yard field goal by Dave Teggart. But they were able to take advantage of a critical mistake from Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.
Dwayne Gratz intercepted Bridgewater late in the second quarter, and UConn turned around and got a 5-yard touchdown run from Kashif Moore. Neither team has been particularly good on third down (Louisville has 2 conversions, UConn just 1). UConn has 165 total yards of offense; Louisville has 105 total yards of offense -- just 5 more than Bushell's interception return.