UConn Defeats Army

It was a warm, sunny 70 degree day at Michie Stadium as the University of Connecticut came to visit the Army Black Knights in the Cadets' season opener. The Huskies coming off a 34-10 victory over Indiana, looked to improve their record to 2-0 for the first time since 1998.

It started out on a bad note as an Army penalty, 12 men on the field, gave the Huskies another chance to throw. O'Neil Wilson caught a 27 yard touchdown pass putting Connecticut on the board first. The point after touchdown was missed. UConn 6 Army 0.

UConn's score rose again when fullback Deon Anderson caught a 2 yard touchdown pass that put the Huskies up 13-0.

O'Neil Wilson caught his second touchdown pass to add to UConn's rising score. The 9 yard pass rose the Huskies lead to 20-0.

A 57 yard pass to Shaun Feldeisen helped put the Huskies in scoring position again. Terry Caulley followed with a short 4 yard touchdown run. UConn 34 Army 0.

For a short time late in the 2nd quarter Reggie Nevels looked as if Army's passing game may have been able to make something happen. His chance never came as sophomore QB Zac Dahman came in to play for him in the second half.

Right off the get-go in the second half, Zac Dahman immediately got the Cadets moving as they marched down the field and threw a 3 yard touchdown pass to tight end Christian Montagliani that finally put the Black Knights on the board. Uconn 34 Army 7.

After the touchdown an onside kick recovered by Army, gave them the football at the UConn 48 yard line. Pursuing the onside kick Dahman continued to march down the field and Armys running game started to get involved in the game. Dahman threw a 14 yard touchdown pass to Aaron Alexander to make the score 34-14.

The Army offense seemed to wither and they were unable to get much going for them. UConn took full advantage and scored two more touchdowns.

Army was able to return a 68 yard punt return to put them on the board in the 4th quarter.

The game ended with a final score of Army 21, UConn 49.

Armys secondary and outside linebackers need some work when it comes to pass coverage. The passing game of Zac Dahman definately shows promise, but Army needs to get on the board in the first half to win football games.

Army goes on to play Rutgers next week Saturday, September 13th at West Point, N.Y. at 3:30 PM.

Connecticut goes on to try to improve their record to 3-0 as they play Boston College at Rentschler Field, 12 PM.


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