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Saturday, November 21, 2009
UConn capitalizes on mistakes

By Brian Bennett

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- UConn was doing a whole lot of nothing for most of its first four drives.

But the thing about playing Notre Dame is, all you have to do is wait a while, and the Irish will help you out.

That's what happened here. First, Sergio Brown committed a boneheaded penalty by hitting a receiver out of bounds on a third-down incompletion. Then Jordan Todman scooted past four phantom Irish tacklers on his way to an impossibly easy 43-yard touchdown run to make it 14-7.

It's game on, suddenly. And Notre Dame's defensive and discipline issues are back on the front burner.