Mailbag Oct.13: Why Did UConn All Of A Sudden Abandon The Run Late?

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Q: Hey Des, I had an observation from yesterday’s game I was hoping you could weigh in on. UConn had rushed for 200+ yards up to the drive they took over in the 4th following USF’s go ahead field goal. Why did they all of a sudden decide to abandon the run? There was 4:03 left in the game when they took over, certainly enough time to sustain a drive. Boyle didn’t really look comfortable all afternoon. I’m not sure why the coaching staff put so much weight on his shoulders at that point in the game. Thanks Des. Nick D., West Hartford

A: Lyle McCombs had 10 carries in the first half, rushed for 135 yards and a TD. In the second half he also carried the ball 10 times for 29 and no TD. The line was getting the same push it was in the first half as it was in the second. The room wasn’t there to run it anymore from what I saw. I disagree on whether Boyle was comfortable all afternoon. In fact, I thought he looked real comfortable on the three passes he threw that should have been caught for touchdowns. I anticipate the criticism of Boyle but he was hardly the issue¬†yesterday Nick. Thanks


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