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Report Card: UConn Vs. Buffalo

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Buffalo beats Uconn 41-12…Huskies 0-4 for the first time since 1991

Defense

Defensive line: It barely got pressure on quarterback Joe Licata ((10 of 19, 177 yards, three touchdowns, one interception) and it helped cure the ills of a running game that itself considered struggling, averaging around 95 yards a game. Branden Oliver rushed for 90 yards on 23 carries and James Potts added another 39 on 13 carries. The defense did hold the Bulls below 200 yards rushing which is somewhat of victory since they did it only once in the previous three games (Michigan). Youth and inexperience has been showing here, too. D Continue reading

UConn Vs. Buffalo Also Connecticut Day At Rentschler Field

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What’s goin on?

Here are the particulars of “Connecticut Day” from UConn…

STORRS, Conn. (Sept. 27, 2012)  – The University of Connecticut vs. Buffalo football game on Saturday at Rentschler Field is “Connecticut Day”.  Kickoff is at noon.

Among the highlights of the “Connecticut Day” celebration will be:

* The UConn men’s basketball team will sign autographs at the “Fan Fest” from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. “Fan Fest” is located between Gates C and D. The 2012-13 Huskies will also be introduced during the first quarter of the game.

* Participants in the “Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities” (EBV) will take part in the pregame coin toss and will be recognized at halftime.  The program is an initiative designed to leverage the resources of UConn and other universities to offer training in entrepreneurship and small business management to veterans with disabilities resulting from their military service in Iraq and Afghanistan.

*The Trinity College women’s lacrosse team that won the NCAA Division III Championship last spring will be honored between the first and second quarters. UConn traditionally honors collegiate teams from the state of Connecticut that have won NCAA team championships.

* The New Haven-based Walter Camp Football Foundation will be recognized during the second quarter with many of their officers and members present. Each year, the Foundation names a College Football All-American team and their team is the oldest in the United States – first given 120 years ago in 1892. The annual Walter Camp Football Foundation Weekend is January 10-12, 2013 when all of the greats of the college football world converge on New Haven.

*Local Boy Scout troops have a parade at halftime around the field. These scouts are also having a campout at Rentschler Field on Friday night.

 

UConn-Buffalo Coaches Taking Part in Coach To Cure MD Saturday

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I just wanted to give you a heads up that this is Coach to Cure MD week again in college football, the day when coaching staffs nationwide will be wearing a special arm patch to raise awareness of Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

The UConn and Buffalo coaching staffs will be wearing the patches, as will all active Big East teams this weekend.

It would be great if you can get a note in at some point about the program. Here are some highlights:
This is the fifth year of Coach to Cure MD, a partnership between the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) and Parent Project MD. The program has raised more than one million dollars in donations this season for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Fans are encouraged to donate five dollars by texting the word CURE to 90999, or they can donate online at www.CoachtoCureMD.org .
Out of 124 FBS teams, at least 120 coaching staffs are participating including several teams who are idle this week but will wear the patches for other games.
At all divisions, Coach to Cure MD will involve more than 550 schools and 5,000 coaches.
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is the most common fatal childhood genetic disorder – it is a progressive muscle disorder that causes loss of muscle function and independence
There is no cure and life expectancy is just in the 20’s
Research to find a cure is underway on many college campuses. Football fans have helped Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy make muscle research grants to Ohio State, UCLA, Florida, and Missouri among others.