Connecticut 28, Temple 21

Date - Saturday, November 23, 2013 7:00 PM
Location - Lincoln Financial Field
Attendance - 20045

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Connecticut 0 0 14 14 28
Temple 7 14 0 0 21

Recap


Connecticut 28, Temple 21: Yawin Smallwood returned an interception 59 yards for a touchdown with 4:20 left as the visiting Huskies erased a 21-0 deficit before holding on for their first victory of the season.

Freshman Casey Cochran was 8-of-18 for 111 yards with a touchdown and an interception in his second straight start for UConn (1-9, 1-5 American Athletic Conference). Max DeLorenzo had 61 yards rushing and a touchdown for the Huskies, who held Temple to minus-1 yards rushing in the second half after yielding 92 in the first.

Freshman P.J. Walker was 26-of-46 for 280 yards and a touchdown with his only interception the game-changer in the fourth quarter for Temple (1-10, 0-7).  Ryan Alderman had seven receptions for 96 yards for the Owls, who outgained the Huskies in total yards 372-235 but turned the ball over three times.

After being shut out in the first half, UConn scored twice in the third quarter to pull within 21-14 on Cochran's 33-yard pass to Geremy Davis and DeLorenzo's 4-yard TD run with 43 seconds left in the period. On the Huskies' next possession, Cochran capped a 14-play drive by going over from the 1 to tie it with 6:52 remaining.

Smallwood's interception came five plays later and UConn survived when Byron Jones knocked down Walker's desperation heave into the end zone on fourth down with 38 seconds remaining. Temple took a 21-0 lead in the first half on Walker's 6-yard scoring run, an 8-yard touchdown pass from Walker to Robbie Anderson and Zaire Williams 18-yard touchdown run up the middle.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Alderson became the first Temple receiver to catch a touchdown in four straight games since 2004. ... Temple outgained UConn in the first half 271-64 despite losing a pair of fumbles. ... The Huskies were 3-for-14 on third third down, but 3-for-4 on fourth down. ... The Owls lost for the fourth time this season in the fourth quarter.

SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 0:25
Temple   TD  Temple 7 - Connecticut 0
2nd Quarter - 10:59
Temple   TD  Temple 14 - Connecticut 0
2nd Quarter - 8:49
Temple   TD  Temple 21 - Connecticut 0
3rd Quarter - 11:47
Connecticut   TD  Temple 21 - Connecticut 7
3rd Quarter - 0:43
Connecticut   TD  Temple 21 - Connecticut 14
4th Quarter - 6:52
Connecticut   TD  Temple 21 - Connecticut 21
4th Quarter - 4:20
Connecticut   TD  Temple 21 - Connecticut 28
TEAMS

Team Records

  Connecticut Temple
W/L 1 - 9 - 0 1 - 10 - 0
Conference 1 - 5 - 0 0 - 7 - 0

Team Stats

  Connecticut Temple
Score 28 21
First Downs 13 23
3rd Down Efficiency 3-for-14
21%
8-for-17
47%
4th Down Efficiency 3-for-4
75%
1-for-3
33%
Total Yards 235 372
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 41-124 33-92
Average/Rush 3.0 2.8
Passing
Comp-Att 8-19 26-46
Passing Yards 111 280
Average/Pass Play 5.6 5.5
Penalties-Yards 5-65 6-59
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 3-2
Interceptions Thrown 1 1
Time of Possession 28:33 31:27

PLAYER STATS

Connecticut (1 - 9)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
C. Cochran 8/18 111 1 1
D. Foxx 0/1 0 0 0
Temple (1 - 10)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
P. Walker 26/46 280 1 1
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
M. DeLorenzo 18 61 3.4 1
L. McCombs 16 51 3.2 0
M. Hyppolite 1 19 19.0 0
D. Foxx 1 7 7.0 0
C. Cochran 3 -8 -2.7 1
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
Z. Williams 6 42 7.0 1
P. Walker 19 32 1.7 1
K. Harper 7 16 2.3 0
J. Gilmore 1 2 2.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
G. Davis 4 83 20.8 1
D. Bradley 2 18 9.0 0
D. Foxx 2 10 5.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
R. Alderman 7 96 13.7 0
R. Anderson 6 81 13.5 1
J. Christopher 7 66 9.4 0
K. Harper 4 26 6.5 0
J. Fitzpatrick 1 7 7.0 0
T. Karpinski 1 4 4.0 0