Saturday, April 13, 2024

First time: UCONN defeats Boston College in football

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The UCONN Huskies have struggled in recent years. And for many FBS teams, who have face the Huskies have a winning record or an unbeaten record.

The Boston College Eagles were one of the teams who were undefeated against the Huskies. That was until Saturday.

Zion Turner looks down the field as he attempts to throw the football (Photo by the UCONN Huskies Football/Instagram)

The Huskies defeated the Eagles 13-3 at Pratt and Whitney Stadium at Rentschler in East Hartford, Connecticut.

UCONN is now 4-5 under first-year head coach Jim Mora Jr. Boston College fell to 2-6 with the loss.

The Eagles were eight point favorites, according to the betting line before the game. Yet, they could only muster three points in the entire game.

Boston College was 12-0 with two draws all time against the Huskies. The two ties came in 1908 and 1910, which were 0-0 draws.

BC had won 11 straight games in the series. Their last meeting came in a 39-16 win on November 18, 2017 in East Hartford.

The Eagles were 2-0 before Saturday in games played at Rentschler Stadium. The other previous meeting came in a 24-14 win on September 13, 2003.

Huskies quarterback Zion Turner went 11 of 19 for 173 yards. He also threw a touchdown pass.

Robert Burns had 10 carries for 39 yards. Aaron Turner also had four receptions for 70 yards.

Eagles quarterback Phil Jurkovec went 12 of 19 for 155 yards. He also threw two interceptions.

Jurkovec also led the running attack with 14 carries for 29 yards. Pat Garwo had five receptions for 89 yards.

The Huskies scored the lone points in the second half. Noe Ruelas made a 43-yard field goal.

UCONN led 10-3 at halftime. Turner hit Justin Joly for a 62-yard touchdown reception.

Ruelas also made a 31 yard field goal.

The Eagles lone points came in the second quarter. Connor Lytton made a 19-yard field goal.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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