UConn Back To Winning, 40-3, Over Army

The UConn Huskies got right back on the winning track Saturday with a 40-3 victory over Army at Rentschler Field in New Haven, Conn.

UConn's first two series told the story of this game. Both drives concluded in QB Dan Orlovsky scoring passes. Orlovsky's three-yard toss to Dan Murray completed a two-minute, 73-yard, six-play drive. UC's next offensive series, a two-play, 56-yard drive highlighted by Keron Henry's 45-yard TD reception, put the Huskies up 14-0 with less than four minutes gone in the game.

Orlovsky was 25 of 34 for 288 yards and four touchdowns to raise Connecticut's 2004 record to 3-1. Cornell Brockington rushed for 111 yards and a TD on 17 carries. Alfred Fincher 12 tackles paced the defense that held Army to 250 net yards.

The number 44 was important for West Point. Their only score came at the 3:05 mark of the opening period on Austin Miller's 44-yard field goal that completed a six-play, 44-yard drive. The sophomore's first three-pointer of his career needed every inch as the ball hit the middle of the bar and bounced over for the score.

Carlton Jones led Army (0-3) with 81 yards rushing on 16 carries. Army's two QBs, Reggie Nevels and Matt Silva, were 11-of-27 for 114 yards.

Orlovsky made one mistake, a first half overthrow into tight coverage that was intercepted by the Cadets' Ray Stith.

That didn't seem to phase the NFL prospect. Following a tipped-ball interception by James Hargrave off a pressured-Reggie Nevels pass, Orlovsky led a 66-yard drive that Brockington capped with a four-yard dive for the 21-3 lead, 11:31 left in the half.

A fumble recovery set up the next UConn score, a 15-yard Orlovsky to Henry pass that put the lead to 27-3 with just over three minutes left in the half.

Orlovsky's one-yard toss to Tim Lassen upped UConn's edge to 34-3 with 9:05 left in the third. Matt Nuzie's 26-yard field goal with two minutes to go before the break and a 34 yarder at 12:14 of the fourth gave UConn their 40-3 edge.

The Huskies return to Big East play on Thursday, September 30, 2004 at 7:00 p.m. when the Pittsburgh Panthers (1-1) come up to Connecticut. This is Pitt's league opener. The game is on national television via ESPN2.


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