Highlights and Numbers UConn 20 Houston 17

Well it was nice while it lasted Houston. Against a stout UConn defense that entered allowing just over 19 points a game, the Cougars were held to 318 yards total offense, almost 200 below their season average. The Cougars' offense never showed up Saturday, committing four turnovers in a 20-17 loss to Connecticut.

UH twice had a chance to tie or pull ahead in the final five minutes, but the Cougars were stopped on fourth down and later intercepted to end the threat.

Blurbs and Notes:

“We don't like losing around here. Nobody likes losing. It's eye-opening. You go into complete introspection mode when you lose a game like that and ask a million questions about what could you have done better." Houston Head Coach Tom Herman

"It's not a funeral. Our goals that we set at the beginning to accomplish are still attainable. (The loss) is just a bump in the road." Tom Herman

  • Even with the loss, UH can win the AAC West Division and play in the league's championship game by beating Navy at home Friday.
  • Running back Kenneth Farrow went down with a foot injury on the last play of the third quarter.
  • With a 94-yard kickoff return for a touchdown by junior cornerback Brandon Wilson, Houston now has seven non-offensive touchdowns on the season (four defense, three special teams).
  • With his performance Saturday, Kenneth Farrow now moves into fourth on the all-time Houston rushing yards list with 2,966 passing Joffrey Reyonds (1999-02) who had 2,947, and Robert Newhouse (1969-71) who had 2,961.

Houston UCONN
Explosive Plays 6 2
Offensive Plays 64 67
Turnovers 4 0
Red Zone TDs/Chances 0/1 1/2
Def. Points Per Possession 1.43 1.21
Sacks 0 3
Time of Possession 25:01 34:59
Penalties/Yards 7/69 10/63
Posted on November 24, 2015 and filed under Southwest Round-Up.