UConn: Huskies upset No. 19 Liberty & clinch stunning bowl bid in Mora’s first season

November 12, 2022

Image courtesy of USATSI By Tony Catalina NEFJ Correspondent HARTFORD – This wasn’t supposed to happen this year. This wasn’t even supposed to happen for the next two or three years. On Senior Day, UConn welcomed a Top-20 Liberty team to “The Rent” for the final home game of the 2022 season. With a sixth win and bowl eligibility on the line for head coach Jim Mora and his Huskies,…

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UConn: Huskies beat BC for the first time ever, keep bowl hopes alive

October 29, 2022

EAST HARTFORD – The revolution is real. All season long, the UConn football program and its social media team has referenced and pushed the narrative that “the Revolution” was coming when it comes to success on the field after so many down years. With new head coach Jim Mora at the helm, it’s been a nice thought and the team has certainly made strides this season, but surely this current…

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UConn: Huskies get first FBS win since 2019

October 2, 2022

Image courtesy of @UConnFootball By Tony Catalina NEFJ Correspondent EAST HARTFORD – We’ve seen it before, a win that changes the course of a program’s trajectory. Without trying to overstate it too much, UConn’s 19-14 win over Fresno State on Saturday afternoon feels like just that. Coming into the sixth game of the season as a heavy underdog (23.5), not many people around college football were giving the Huskies much…

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UConn: Huskies compete but still lose 41-10 to the Wolfpack

September 25, 2022

Image courtesy of This Is UConn Country. UConn coach Jim Mora wanted to see more out of his football team after last week’s 59-0 loss to Michigan. He did. The Huskies played better this week but still lost 41-10 to N.C State last night. The game couldn’t have started any worse for the Huskies. N.C State scored on the first play from scrimmage when quarterback Devin Leary hit wide receiver…

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UConn: Syracuse spoils electric atmosphere with dominant win over Huskies

September 11, 2022

Photo – UConn Athletics By Jake Klein NEFJ Correspondent EAST HARTFORD – The book on Syracuse says that if you stop Sean Tucker, you’ll win. Entering Saturday, the Orange were 2-5 since the start of 2021 in games in which Tucker failed to reach 150 yards from scrimmage. UConn held him to 129 yards Saturday at Rentschler Field, but it didn’t matter as the Orange hammered the Huskies in front…

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UConn: Roberson most likely has torn ACL; broken collarbone for Marion

August 28, 2022

Following the tough season opening loss to Utah State on Saturday, head coach Jim Mora met with the media virtually on Sunday afternoon to discuss the game. Mora talked about what he and the staff saw after watching the film and he also provided some not-so-positive updates on starting quarterback Ta’Quan Roberson and WR1 Keelan Marion. While the team is still waiting on an MRI, it’s believed to be a…

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UConn: Huskies lose Roberson & fall 31-20 in season opener against Utah State, but these aren’t the same old dogs

August 27, 2022

Photo: @UConnFootball Well, well, well, look what we have here. It appears the UConn football program may just be fun to watch again. The positivity surrounding the Huskies’ football program since Jim Mora was hired meant nothing until the team took the field for a game and showed that it wasn’t all talk. Supporters needed to see actual evidence that things really are going to be different now. Fans and…

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UConn: 10 takeaways from camp

August 15, 2022

Our latest camp visit brought to Storrs on Saturday where we visited with the UConn Huskies. The team held a situational scrimmage that last two hours. There was a lot to digest so here are my ten takeaways from the scrimmage. https://twitter.com/newftbj/status/1558591857449476105?s=21&t=RD21L2k4ERh3I1jJHbcYog 1. Quarterback update: Coach Mora had a clear as day response yesterday when asked if any of the four quarterbacks helped themselves. His answer. “No” I would agree….

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UConn: Huskies pick up a big commitment from 3-Star quarterback Zion Turner

January 20, 2022

Jim Mora Jr. picked up a big commitment on Wednesday when St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla) quarterback Zion Turner committed to UConn. COMMITTED🐺 pic.twitter.com/iU9n5CeZQP — Zion Turner (@_ZionTurner) January 19, 2022 Turner is a three star recruit who led STA to three state titles in four years. He is 6-2 185 and is a dynamic athlete who can make plays as a runner and as a passer. Landing Turner was big…

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