It was a story UConn fans have seen too often this year…UConn has a lead in the fourth quarter of a game, but some how, some way is unable to hold on and secure a victory.
In the team’s first home game since the passing of teammate Jasper Howard, the Huskies lost a dramatic, emotionally devastating game to Big East rival Rutgers.The Huskies made a fourth quarter comeback to take the lead with less than a minute to go in the game, when running back Jordan Todman ran in a two yard touchdown. The team and the entire UConn crowd went crazy. However, the excitement faded quickly when Rutgers Freshman quarterback Tom Savage hit reciever Tim Brown for an 81 yard touchdown pass with 22 seconds left in the game. Rutgers took the lead 28-24, and held on for the victory.
The loss on the field wasn’t the only bad news UConn recieved, as it is being reported that starting quarterback Cody Endres, who left the game in the first quarter with a shoulder injury, is done for the season. The injury is being reported as something similar to that of Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford’s injury. Backup quarterback, and former starter, Zach Frazer, threw for 333 yards and touchdown, but had three costly interceptions.
The Huskies just can’t catch a break this year. The loss of Jasper Howard, the injury to Scott Lutrus, and now the injury to Endres. After the game, Head Coach Randy Edsall was asked how much adversity one team can take.
“I don’t know,” he said. “We’ll just keep fighting. That’s all I know to do.”