UConn Shuts Out Buffalo, 29-0

UConn shut out Buffalo 29-0 Saturday afternoon in a non-conference football game at Rentschler Field. The Huskies raised their 2004 record to 6-4 and are now bowl eligible.

The Huskies scored a touchdown, on a Cornell Brockington seven-yard run, a field goal, on Matt Nuzie's 26-yarder, and a safety, on Shawn Mayne's tackle in the end zone, to take a 12-0 lead at halftime on the way to 29 point spanking of the Bulls.

This is proving to be a tough weekend for Buffalo whose women's basketball team was knocked off by the Huskies, 107-40, Friday night. Things aren't going to get any easier for the MAC program when their men's basketball team faces the 2004 Defending National Champions at 7:00 this evening at Gampel Pavilion.

Quarterback Dan Orlovsky was 28-of-38 for 283 yards and a touchdown, a 33-yard pass to Brandon McLean for UC's final score at 9:46 of the fourth quarter. Brockington gained 136 yards on 25 carries and tallied two TDs, the second a 43-yard scamper in the third period. Keron Henry led the Connecticut receiving corps with six catches for 47 yards.

Alfred Fincher led UC's defense, which held Buffalo to 96 total yards, with 11 tackles. James Hargrave had two sacks while Justin Perkins intercepted a Bulls pass. Buffalo QB P.J. Piskorik was held to three completions on 18 attempts for 27 yards. Chris McDuffie led the Bulls with 37 yards on eight runs.

Connecticut concludes their inaugural Big East season at Rutgers on Thanksgiving morning (Thur. Nov. 26) at 10:00 a.m. The game will be televised on ESPN2.

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