College Football

Connecticut Huskies (1-11)


Sat. 11/10 Sat. 11/17 Sat. 11/24
vs. SMU
L 50-62
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@ ECU
L 21-55
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vs. Temple
L 7-57
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Spanos brought in to fix UConn's historically bad defense

STORRS, Conn. (AP) UConn has hired Lou Spanos, a coach with experience in both college football and the NFL, to fix its historically bad defense.

Coach Randy Edsall announced Wednesday that Spanos has been hired as defensive coordinator, replacing Billy Crocker, who was fired after the Huskies' 1-11 season.

He takes over a defense that gave up the most yards (7,409), yards per game (617.4), points (605) and points per game (50.41) of any major college football team in NCAA history.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: D. Pindell1962
Passing TDs: D. Pindell19
Rushing Yards: D. Pindell1139
Rushing TDs: D. Pindell10
Receiving Yards: K. Buss482
Receiving TDs: T. Davis6
Interceptions: O. Robinson2
Schedule 2018
Date Opponent Result / Time
8/30 vs. 21 UCF L 17 - 56
9/8 at 20 Boise State L 7 - 62
9/15 vs. Rhode Island W 56 - 49
9/22 at Syracuse L 21 - 51
9/29 vs. Cincinnati L 7 - 49
10/6 at Memphis L 14 - 55
10/20 at 21 South Florida L 30 - 38
10/27 vs. Massachusetts L 17 - 22
11/3 at Tulsa L 19 - 49
11/10 vs. SMU L 50 - 62
11/17 at East Carolina L 21 - 55
11/24 vs. Temple L 7 - 57
American Athletic Conference
East
  Conference Overall
8 UCF 8-0 12-1
Temple 7-1 8-5
Cincinnati 6-2 11-2
South Florida 3-5 7-6
East Carolina 1-7 3-9
Connecticut 0-8 1-11
West
  Conference Overall
Memphis 5-3 8-6
Houston 5-3 8-5
Tulane 5-3 7-6
Southern Methodist 4-4 5-7
Navy 2-6 3-10
Tulsa 2-6 3-9
Offense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 4541 (98)
Passing Yards: 2147 (112)
Rushing Yards: 2394 (48)
Points per game: 22.2 (112)
Yards per game: 378.4 (89)
Touchdowns: 36 (97)
Field Goals: 6 (129)
Defense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 7409 (130)
Passing Yards: 3389 (113)
Rushing Yards: 4020 (130)
Points per game: 50.4 (130)
Yards per game: 617.4 (130)
Touchdowns: 78 (130)
Field Goals: 14 (75)
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