EAST HARTFORD, Conn. – UConn had one message for the new kids on the block. Welcome to big boy football. Behind an impressive defensive performance and a steady offensive attack, UConn defeated the Minutemen 37-0 in front of 35,270 fans at Rentschler Field. The Huskies simply outclassed a UMass team that spent much of the first half trying to find a rhythm, and a good portion of the second trying to erase the memories of the first. UConn came out of the gates on a mission, and in the first half put up 20 points, nine first downs and held [...]
Listen to UMass Head Coach Charley Molnar talk after being shutout by UConn 37-0. Listen to Quarterback Mike Wegzyn and Defensive back Darren Thellen talk after the game.
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UMass Athletic Director John McCutcheon has a professional poker face. But every man has a tell when posed with the right question. Back in 2004 McCutcheon granted me an interview for a feature article I was working on regarding the state of the football program. I peppered him with questions about whether the program would ever upgrade, what it would take, and what the other options were if FBS could never come to fruition. His answers were brief, his tone was unwavering, and his facial features maintained one silent phrase: “I have nothing to say.” Then, right before tucking my [...]