After five turnovers in the first half, the offense settled in after halftime and scored 21 points. Those three TDs came on the ground. Lyle McCombs ran one in from 3 yards out and reserve quarterback Scott McCummings made use of his package of plays to score twice – on runs of 10 and 7 yards.
Here's how the big win came together for the Huskies.
UConn – Johnny McEntee 10-yard pass to John Delahunt (Dave Teggart kick), 13:38. DRIVE: 3 plays-33 yards-1:22. KEY PLAYS: Nick Williams 61-yard kickoff return to Syracuse 33; McEntee 18-yard pass to Isiah Moore to Syracuse 15.
UConn 7, Syracuse 0
Syracuse – Ryan Nassib 20-yard pass to Alec Lemon (Ross Krautman kick), 1:48. DRIVE: 4 plays-40 yards-1:26. KEY PLAY: Dorian Graham 18-yard run to UConn 20.
UConn 7, Syracuse 7
Syracuse – Nassib 6-yard pass to Nick Provo (Krautman kick), 10:31. DRIVE: 10 plays-75 yards-4:29. KEY PLAY: Nassib 21-yard pass to Lemon to UConn 6.
Syracuse 14, UConn 7
UConn – Lyle McCombs 3-yard run (Teggart kick), 5:52. DRIVE: 9 plays-60 yards-4:39. KEY PLAYS: McCombs 17-yard run to Syracuse 43; McEntee 13-yard pass to Ryan Griffin for first down to Syracuse 4.
Syracuse 14, UConn 14
Syracuse – Graham 7-yard run (Krautman kick), 2:42. DRIVE: 7 plays-76 yards-3:10. KEY PLAY: Nasib 23-yard pass to Lemon for first down to UConn 7.
Syracuse 21, UConn 14
UConn – Scott McCummings 10-yard run (Teggart kick), 14:17. DRIVE: 7 plays-55 yards-3:25. KEY PLAY: McEntee 19-yard pass to Isiah Moore for first down to Syracuse 36.
Syracuse 21, UConn 21
UConn – McCummings 7-yard run (Teggart kick), 4:51. DRIVE: 8 plays-62 yards-4:14. KEY PLAY: Sio Moore's interception of Nassib pass at UConn 38; McEntee 18-yard pass to Isiah Moore for first down to Syracuse 43; McCombs 14-yard run to Syracuse 10 plus face mask on Phillip Thomas for first down to Syracuse 10.
UConn 28, Syracuse 21