News & Notes - UConn

Tim gives you the News & Notes for this weeks game against UConn.

-Connecticut's defense is #1 in the country allowing only 227.8 yards per game. They are #1 in pass defense and #3 in points allowed giving up only 9.6 points per game.

-Bradley Glatthaar has scored a touchdown in 9 of his last 11 ball games for the Bearcats.

-Haruki Nakamura leads the Bearcats in tackles with an average of 7.8 a game. True freshman Corey Smith is #2.

-Saturday's game is only the second time the two schools have played in football. UC beat U Conn 45-28 in 2001.

-The University of Cincinnati is 45-21-3 in homecoming games.

-Glenn Sample and Jack Lee are UC's honorary captains for the game. Sample played in the 50's and went on to have great success coaching UC baseball. Lee played professionally for 11 seasons in the American Football League.

-With 3 more punts Saturday, Chet Ervin will reach 5th place in career attempts at UC.

-U Conn did something UC couldn't do when the Huskies beat Toledo 39-10 in the 2004 Motor City Bowl 2004 Motor City Bowl.

-The Huskies have a 90 minute pre-game radio show for road games and a 2 and ½ hour show for home games. Games are also broadcast on the internet at WTIC.com. This game is not listed on Sirius radio.

-Only 5 true freshmen have played for the Huskies this season. The Bearcats have 5 true freshmen starting for its defense.

-Larry Taylor of U Conn ranks 24th in the nation in punt returns.

-U Conn's new stadium seats 40,000 fans with 38 luxury suites.

-The Huskies sold 4,000 football season tickets in 2001. This year they sold over 32,000 season tickets.


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