A fitting finale
UConn sets season records for points, yards allowed
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
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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.