Boxscore
Connecticut 24, Maryland 21
Saturday, September 15, 2012 12:30 PM
Location - Byrd Stadium
Attendance - 35491

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Connecticut 7 7 3 7 24
Maryland 0 7 0 14 21

Recap


Connecticut 24, Maryland 21: Lyle McCombs rushed for 94 yards and the deciding touchdown as the visiting Huskies held off a late rally to defeat their former coach Randy Edsall.

McCombs’ 11-yard touchdown run with 8:04 left gave the Huskies a 24-14 cushion. Maryland drove to the UConn 31 in the final minute, but the Huskies (2-1) shut the door.

Stefon Diggs had 223 yards of total offense - 166 on returns - for Maryland (2-1), which pulled within 24-21 on quarterback Perry Hills’ 10-yard run with 4:39 remaining.

Nick Williams picked up a short hop and zipped down the right sideline for a 58-yard punt return to give UConn a 7-0 lead with 7:05 left in the first quarter. Backup quarterback Scott McCummings ran three yards for a score on third down early in the second to double the advantage.

Maryland, outgained 73-2 on the ground through the first quarter, settled down to cut the lead to 14-7 at halftime. Hills hit Diggs for 18 yards on fourth-and-5 and two plays later Wes Brown ran 19 yards for a score with 10:24 left in the second quarter. 

GAME NOTEBOOK: It was Williams’ first punt return for a touchdown in his career after taking two kickoffs back for scores. … Edsall won a school-record 74 games, two Big East titles and took UConn to five bowl games in 12 seasons as head coach, ending with the Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 1, 2011. … The Huskies are 5-11 against the ACC. ... The teams will meet at UConn next year.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 7:05
Connecticut   TD  Maryland 0 - Connecticut 7
2nd Quarter - 12:35
Connecticut   TD  Maryland 0 - Connecticut 14
2nd Quarter - 10:24
Maryland   TD  Maryland 7 - Connecticut 14
3rd Quarter - 3:29
Connecticut   FG  Maryland 7 - Connecticut 17
4th Quarter - 14:07
Maryland   TD  Maryland 14 - Connecticut 17
4th Quarter - 8:04
Connecticut   TD  Maryland 14 - Connecticut 24
4th Quarter - 4:39
Maryland   TD  Maryland 21 - Connecticut 24
TEAMS

Team Records

  Connecticut Maryland
W/L 2 - 1 - 0 2 - 1 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Connecticut Maryland
Score 24 21
First Downs 10 16
3rd Down Efficiency 6-for-15
40%
4-for-14
29%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-0
0%
1-for-2
50%
Total Yards 223 205
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 40-153 40-96
Average/Rush 3.8 2.4
Passing
Comp-Att 11-17 10-24
Passing Yards 70 109
Average/Pass Play 3.9 3.6
Penalties-Yards 4-47 5-40
Fumbles-Lost 2-1 2-1
Interceptions Thrown 0 1
Time of Possession 31:14 28:46

PLAYER STATS

Connecticut (2 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
C. Whitmer 10/16 68 0 0
S. McCummings 1/1 2 0 0
Maryland (2 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
P. Hills 10/24 109 1 1
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
L. McCombs 27 94 3.5 1
S. McCummings 8 44 5.5 1
C. Whitmer 4 17 4.2 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
W. Brown 14 74 5.3 1
K. Boykins 1 12 12.0 0
P. Hills 18 10 0.6 1
J. Pickett 4 2 0.5 0
A. Reid 1 0 0.0 0
S. Diggs 1 0 0.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Delahunt 3 43 14.3 0
M. Smith 2 18 9.0 0
G. Davis 1 7 7.0 0
R. Frank 1 6 6.0 0
R. Griffin 1 2 2.0 0
L. McCombs 3 -6 -2.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
S. Diggs 3 57 19.0 1
M. Leak 3 35 11.7 0
K. Boykins 2 15 7.5 0
J. Pickett 1 6 6.0 0
K. Dorsey 1 -4 -4.0 0
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