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Saturday, September 12, 2009
Heartbreaker for UConn



Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett


That one's going to leave a mark for UConn and Dan Ryan.

The Huskies had a 10-0 lead on North Carolina going into the fourth quarter and had been dominating defensively. The Tar Heels rallied to tie it up late, and then Ryan was called for holding in his own end zone in the final two minutes to give the Heels a 12-10 lead. A bad snap on an earlier play put UConn in the poor field position. Still, it's going to be a long week for Ryan.

UConn recovered the onside kick but couldn't get into field goal range.

Tough, tough loss for both the Huskies and the Big East as the No. 19 Tar Heels were on the ropes. But Connecticut, which is normally so fundamentally sound, made too many mistakes on offense. And until the passing game gets some semblance of respectability, the Huskies are going to have a hard time scoring points against good teams.