Boxscore
Connecticut 40, Rutgers 22
Saturday, November 26, 2011 12:00 PM
Location - Rentschler Field
Attendance - 37857

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Rutgers 0 10 0 12 22
Connecticut 14 10 16 0 40

Recap


Connecticut kept its flickering bowl hopes alive and ended Rutgers’ Big East title chances, routing the Scarlet Knights 40-22 at East Hartford, Conn.

The Huskies (5-6, 3-3 Big East) blew open the game with 16 unanswered points in the third quarter. Ahead 24-10 at halftime, Connecticut put it away with Lyle McCombs’ 4-yard touchdown run, Scott McCummings’ 14-yard touchdown run and Dave Teggart’s 47-yard field goal.

Connecticut needs a victory at Cincinnati on Saturday to reach six victories and become bowl eligible.

Rutgers (8-4, 4-3) needed to beat the Huskies, have Cincinnati win its final two games and finish ahead of Louisville and Cincinnati in the final BCS standings to win the Big East. The Scarlet Knights committed six turnovers in having their three-game winning streak snapped

Connecticut used a 10-yard touchdown run from McCombs and a 5-yard touchdown run by McCummings in the game’s first eight minutes to take a 14-0 lead.

Rutgers pulled within 21-10 on Jawan Jamison’s 1-yard run with 4:05 left in the first half, but the Rutgers’ defense (ranked ninth in FBS at 16.8 points) couldn’t slow down the Huskies.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 12:51
Connecticut   TD  Connecticut 7 - Rutgers 0
1st Quarter - 7:16
Connecticut   TD  Connecticut 14 - Rutgers 0
2nd Quarter - 13:01
Rutgers   FG  Connecticut 14 - Rutgers 3
2nd Quarter - 7:39
Connecticut   TD  Connecticut 21 - Rutgers 3
2nd Quarter - 4:05
Rutgers   TD  Connecticut 21 - Rutgers 10
2nd Quarter - 0:01
Connecticut   FG  Connecticut 24 - Rutgers 10
3rd Quarter - 13:36
Connecticut   TD  Connecticut 31 - Rutgers 10
3rd Quarter - 10:13
Connecticut   TD  Connecticut 37 - Rutgers 10
3rd Quarter - 2:43
Connecticut   FG  Connecticut 40 - Rutgers 10
4th Quarter - 7:57
Rutgers   TD  Connecticut 40 - Rutgers 16
4th Quarter - 2:15
Rutgers   TD  Connecticut 40 - Rutgers 22
TEAMS

Team Records

  Rutgers Connecticut
W/L 8 - 4 - 0 5 - 6 - 0
Conference 4 - 3 - 0 3 - 3 - 0

Team Stats

  Rutgers Connecticut
Score 22 40
First Downs 19 16
3rd Down Efficiency 2-for-12
17%
5-for-13
38%
4th Down Efficiency 2-for-2
100%
1-for-2
50%
Total Yards 430 290
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 26--9 47-178
Average/Rush -0.3 3.8
Passing
Comp-Att 22-40 11-17
Passing Yards 439 112
Average/Pass Play 9.5 6.6
Penalties-Yards 5-33 6-33
Fumbles-Lost 4-3 1-1
Interceptions Thrown 3 0
Time of Possession 26:49 33:11

PLAYER STATS

Rutgers (8 - 4)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
G. Nova 11/18 298 2 2
C. Dodd 11/22 141 0 1
Connecticut (5 - 6)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. McEntee 10/16 90 0 0
S. McCummings 1/1 22 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. Deering 7 24 3.4 0
J. Jamison 5 19 3.8 1
M. Shuler 1 14 14.0 0
M. Burton 2 3 1.5 0
J. Martinek 1 0 0.0 0
M. Sanu 1 -16 -16.0 0
G. Nova 2 -20 -10.0 0
C. Dodd 7 -33 -4.7 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
L. McCombs 20 95 4.8 2
S. McCummings 10 47 4.7 2
J. Jean-Louis 10 42 4.2 0
K. Moore 1 4 4.0 0
T. Jones 1 2 2.0 0
J. McEntee 1 2 2.0 0
K. Abrams 1 2 2.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
B. Coleman 6 223 37.2 2
M. Sanu 9 133 14.8 0
J. Deering 1 37 37.0 0
Q. Pratt 5 34 6.8 0
M. Burton 1 12 12.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
K. Moore 3 34 11.3 0
R. Griffin 3 31 10.3 0
L. McCombs 4 30 7.5 0
G. Davis 1 17 17.0 0
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