Saturday, October 31, 2009
Rutgers stuns UConn
Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett
Connecticut is just snake bitten.
The Huskies trailed Rutgers 21-10 at halftime, but battled back to take a 24-21 lead on Jordan Todman's touchdown run with 38 seconds left. Todman's run came on fourth-and-goal.
On Rutgers' next play from scrimmage, though, Tom Savage found Tim Brown for an 81-yard touchdown pass, and the Scarlet Knights won 28-21.
UConn (4-4, 1-3 Big East) has now led in the fourth quarter in all four of its losses. None, though, were as stunning or as painful as this. You've got to feel bad for the Huskies, who've been through so much since the Jasper Howard death two weeks ago. UConn may have trouble making a bowl game now.
Props to Rutgers (6-2, 1-2), which got its first Big East win and showed a lot of heart. The Scarlet Knights couldn't get anything going offensively in the second half until that game-winning pass, which may be the first of many legendary plays that Savage makes in his career.