After 721 days, the wait is finally over! The UConn Huskies (1-7) pick up their first victory since October 26th, 2019!
UConn defeated the FCS Yale Bulldogs (2-3) by a final of 21-15 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford.
Interim Head Coach Lou Spanos also picked up his first career head coaching win.
Steven Krajewski completed 21-of-32 passes for 199 yards and two touchdowns and also had a rushing touchdown.
Kevin Mensah had 12 carries for 58 yards (4.8 average).
Keelan Marion had two receptions for 64 yards and a touchdown. Keevens Clercius had the other touchdown reception.
The Huskies didn’t make it easy on themselves, however. UConn scored a touchdown to go up 21-0 with 11:15 remaining in the third quarter.
Yale got a field goal and then a touchdown (failed 2-point conversion) to cut it to a 21-9 ballgame before the end of the third quarter.
Then with 4:30 remaining in the game, Yale scored a touchdown on a 60-yard pass to cut it to a 21-15 game. Yale would miss the PAT.
With the UConn offense going stagnant in the fourth quarter, Yale had one more chance to tie and win the game in regulation.
With Yale driving to at minimum force overtime, they threw an incomplete pass on fourth down as time expired, but UConn got a too many men on the field penalty, giving the Bulldogs one untimed down from the Huskies 30 yard line.
Fortunately, the last play of the game was intercepted in the end zone to give the Huskies the win.
I’m very happy for the UConn players, staff, fans and alumni to finally get a win and put the dreadful streak to an end.
UConn will host the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders (2-4) at Rentschler Field on Friday, October 22nd. Kickoff is scheduled for 5:00 PM (Central Time) and will be televised on CBS Sports Network.