UConn Gets Revenge and Tears Up Virginia D In 45-10 Win

John GarciaCorrespondent ISeptember 14, 2008


For all those skeptics out there, UConn might finally be proving they are for real.

Coming off a win last week against Temple that completely demoralized UConn fans due to extremely poor play their offense (Donald Brown not included), they needed to put on a show this weekend and that's exactly what they did.

Adding more fuel to the fire was last year's game against Virginia. Losing by one point on a bad snap to ruin a previously undefeated season only pushed them to come out and get some revenge this season. 

Donald Brown was the man once again in this one, running wild for 206 and 3 TD on only 20 carries. Brown is having an excellent season so far having rushed for 566 yards which is good for the second most by a FBS player this season. He has already racked up eight touchdowns, tying his own career high from last season. Brown is the dominant player UConn needs in order to compete to win the Big East this season.

Quarterback Tyler Lorenzen is making a comeback from a poor first two games by completing 13 of 15 passes while adding a touchdown pass early in the game. Freshman halfback Jordan Todman got his first action of the season and had a great game rushing for 81 yards and a TD on 13 carries. Even senior cornerback Darius Butler got in some of the action by catching two passes and rushing for his first career offensive touchdown.

Connecticut's defense was great as usual in this one, stifling Virginia's offense to 2.2 yards per carry and coming up with two more interceptions to bring their season total to six.

Up next for Connecticut is the Baylor Bears (2-1). Freshman Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin ran for 217 yards last week and threw for 129 more and should prove to challenge UConn's defense next Friday.