UConn stuns Central Florida

Published 11:28 am Sunday, November 2, 2014

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Deshon Foxx ran for 102 yards and a score and Noel Thomas caught two touchdown passes and last-place UConn upset first-place UCF 37-29 on Saturday.

The win snapped a five-game losing streak for UConn (2-6, 1-4 American Athletic Conference) and was the first conference loss for UCF (5-3, 3-1) which had won 11 straight since the inception of the AAC last year.

William Stanback had a career-high 141 yards rushing and two touchdowns for UCF. Quarterback Justin Holman threw for 284 yards and two scores. But he also threw four interceptions, three of them to safety Andrew Adams.

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Foxx, who normally plays wide receiver, ran the Huskies option package, carrying the ball 11 times, including a 68-yard touchdown run.

UConn had not scored more than 21 points in a game this season. The Huskies’ only other win came against Stony Brook, an FCS school, 19-16 on Sept. 6.

Florida 38, No. 9 Georgia 20

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Matt Jones and Kelvin Taylor combined for 389 yards rushing and four touchdowns and Florida upset ninth-ranked Georgia 38-20 Saturday, ending a three-game losing streak in the series and quite possibly saving coach Will Muschamp’s job.

Jones ran 25 times for 197 yards and two touchdowns. Taylor carried 25 times for 192 yards and two scores.

The dynamic duo became the first Florida teammates to top the century mark on the ground since Jeff Demps and Chris Rainey against Kentucky in 2011. Jones and Taylor carried Florida to a much-needed victory in the series and in the Southeastern Conference.

Muschamp may have been the big winner. The fourth-year coach’s future was clearly in jeopardy with Florida having lost 10 of its previous 13 games. Muschamp also had been 0-7 in this series, going 0-4 as a Georgia defensive back in the 1990s and losing his first three games as Florida’s coach.