September 15, 2008
The Cavalier football team returned to Charlottesville from East Hartford on the losing end of a 45-10 score. It marked a game that saw the offense struggle to put points on the board and the defense struggle to contain the Huskies.
Connecticut running back Donald Brown stole the show. Brown posted 206 rushing yards to go along with three touchdowns, marking the second straight week he eclipsed the 200 yard mark on the ground. Quarterback Tyler Lorenzen was very efficient, completing 13 of 15 passes and adding a touchdown as well. In all, UConn posted 506 yards of total offense, and held a 28-0 lead at halftime, cruising to the win.
Marc Verica made his first career start under center for Al Groh, completing 22 of 30 passes for 158 yards and an interception. He was replaced by Scott Deke in the third quarter, who led the Cavaliers on their only touchdown drive. Cedric Peerman scored the lone Virginia touchdown on one of his two carries on the night.
The Cavaliers now head back to the drawing board, as they will look to take advantage of a bye week. Their next contest will be September 27, as they head to Durham to battle Duke in both teams' ACC opener.