It's Military Appreciation Day at the Rent
By Matt McDonough, Sports Editor
EAST HARTFORD– The UConn Huskies trail the Western Michigan Broncos 17-7 at halftime in East Hartford. After an anemic first half for both offenses, Western Michigan broke the scoreless tie as Alex Carder found Jordan White at the 11:15 mark in the second quarter, connecting on a 25-yard touchdown pass.
The UConn football team's dramatic entrance at Rentschler Field didn't lead to any points in the first quarter.
Carder found Dallas Walker five minutes later. Walker’s seven-yard touchdown reception gave the Broncos a 14-0 lead. Johnny McEntee led the Huskies’ on its first scoring drive, hitting Kashif Moore in the back of the end zone on third down to cut the deficit to seven. Western Michigan would counter, however, with a scoring drive of their own. John Potter kicked a 39-yard field goal with 22 seconds remaining in the half.
The stadium started to fill up by the end of the first quarter.
Lyle McCombs was a bright spot on a cloudy day, rushing for 105 yards in the first half including a 65-yard run in the second quarter that set up the Huskies’ only score. I’m not sure if coach Paul Pasqualoni gave the team an inspired halftime speech, but for those who need a little inspiration before cheering on the Huskies in the second half, look no further than UConn’s introduction video.
Check dailycampus.com for the full stories on the game and as always pick up the newspaper on campus.