EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Dan Orlovsky threw three touchdown
passes and Connecticut capitalized on three Lehigh turnovers in the
Huskies' 35-17 win on Saturday.
It was the first game for the Huskies (4-2) without leading
rusher Terry Caulley, who tore a ligament in his right knee last
week in UConn's 47-13 loss at Virginia Tech. He was lost for the
season. Freshman Matt Lawrence started in his place and rushed for
88 yards on 19 carries and a touchdown.
The Mountain Hawks (3-2) were the only Division I-AA opponent on
UConn's schedule this season.
Lehigh's Chad Schwenk hit on 17 of 37 passes for 165 yards and a
score, but was picked off twice by Justin Perkins deep in Lehigh
Perkins' first-quarter pick turned the ball over on the Lehigh
30. Orlovsky struck quickly, hitting O'Neil Wilson for 29 yards on
the next play. Lawrence's capped the short drive with a 1-yard
scoring run with 1:33 left in the period.
Perkins' interception midway through the third quarter gave
UConn the ball on the Lehigh 18. Orlovsky hit Wilson on the next
play for an 18-yard strike.
Orlovsky also had a 4-yard scoring pass to Keron Henry in the
fourth quarter to cap an 89-yard drive. Tailback Chris Bellamy, who
also helped fill in for the missing Caulley, finished with 42 yards
rushing and an 8-yard scoring run.
Pugh led the Lehigh ground game with 79 yards on 22 rushes.
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