A fit­ting fi­nale

UConn sets sea­son records for points, yards al­lowed

Connecticut Post (Sunday) - - Sports - By Jim Fuller

EAST HARTFORD — The fright­en­ing, mad­den­ing, record- break­ing 2018 sea­son had come to an end and the next step was for UConn foot­ball coach Randy Ed­sall to find the words to de­scribe an in­de­scrib­able sea­son de­fined by missed tack­les and blown as­sign­ments.

For a brief mo­ments in­side the Rentschler Field in­ter­view room, Ed­sall did his own ver­sion of the Cap­tain Ob­vi­ous char­ac­ter af­ter a sea­son- end­ing 57- 7 loss to Tem­ple on Satur­day.

“We have to be bet­ter, we have to get bet­ter per­son­nel wise be­cause we don’t have the per­son­nel right now to com­pete in this league, it is as sim­ple as that,” Ed­sall said af­ter UConn set Foot­ball Bowl Sub­di­vi­sion and Divi­sion I- A records for most points and yards al­lowed in a sea­son while suf­fer­ing one hum­bling loss af­ter an­other.

Tem­ple ( 8- 4, 7- 1 in the Amer­i­can Ath­letic Con­fer­ence) ripped off the game’s fi­nal 50 points af­ter Keyion Dixon’s first- quar­ter touch­down catch tied the game at 7. A to­tal of 27 of those points came in the sec­ond quar­ter. It marked the fifth time this sea­son that an op­po­nent scored at least 41 straight points against the Huskies. What makes those melt­downs harder to di­gest is that twice it hap­pened



Stephen Dunn / Associated Press

UConn quar­ter­back David Pin­dell ( 5) is sacked in the first half against Tem­ple on Satur­day. The Huskies lost 57- 7 to fin­ish the sea­son with a 1- 11 record.

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