A 10-yard touchdown reception from junior tight end John Delahunt from junior quarterback Johnny McEntee has helped the University of Connecticut take an early 7-0, first-quarter, advantage over Syracuse University in a Big East Conference game at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, CT. Already, the game has featured four turnovers -- two by each program -- and a few big plays.
On the first play of the game, UConn's Nick Williams took the opening kickoff and ran it 61 yards to Syracuse's 33-yard line. Three plays later, Delahunt caught a pass from McEntee and bulled his way into the end zone for his first collegiate TD, which helped give the Huskies a 7-0 lead less than a minute and a half into the contest.
On SU's next possession, the Orange (5-3, 1-2 Big East) turned the ball over when senior running back Antwon Bailey fumbled the ball, which was recovered by UConn at the SU 28-yard line. However, two plays later McEntee was intercepted by Orange safety Phillip Thomas, who jumped, full extended, into the air to snag the arrant throw.
SU's senior quarterback Ryan Nassib has thrown an interception, while UConn's "Wildcat" quarterback Scot McCummings mishandled a shotgun snap from center. The ball was recovered by the Orange for the games' fourth turnover.
UConn will begin the second quarter at its own 43-yard line.