12:00 PM ET, October 4, 2003
Rentschler Field, EAST HARTFORD, CT
EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Dan Orlovsky threw three touchdown passes and Connecticut capitalized on three Lehigh turnovers in the Huskies' 35-17 win on Saturday.
It was the first game for the Huskies (4-2) without leading rusher Terry Caulley, who tore a ligament in his right knee last week in UConn's 47-13 loss at Virginia Tech. He was lost for the season. Freshman Matt Lawrence started in his place and rushed for 88 yards on 19 carries and a touchdown.
The Mountain Hawks (3-2) were the only Division I-AA opponent on UConn's schedule this season.
Lehigh's Chad Schwenk hit on 17 of 37 passes for 165 yards and a score, but was picked off twice by Justin Perkins deep in Lehigh territory.
Perkins' first-quarter pick turned the ball over on the Lehigh 30. Orlovsky struck quickly, hitting O'Neil Wilson for 29 yards on the next play. Lawrence's capped the short drive with a 1-yard scoring run with 1:33 left in the period.
Perkins' interception midway through the third quarter gave UConn the ball on the Lehigh 18. Orlovsky hit Wilson on the next play for an 18-yard strike.
Orlovsky also had a 4-yard scoring pass to Keron Henry in the fourth quarter to cap an 89-yard drive. Tailback Chris Bellamy, who also helped fill in for the missing Caulley, finished with 42 yards rushing and an 8-yard scoring run.
Pugh led the Lehigh ground game with 79 yards on 22 rushes.
Team Stat Comparison
|3rd Down Conversions||4-16||3-14|
|4th Down Conversions||1-2||0-2|
|FG||10:35||MATTHEW DOUGLAS 32 YD FG|
Drive info: 9 plays, 27 yards.
|TD||1:33||MATT LAWRENCE 1 YD RUN (GRAIG VICIDOMINO KICK)|
Drive info: 2 plays, 30 yards.
|TD||3:17||BRANDON YOUNG 25 YD PASS FROM DAN ORLOVSKY (MATT NUZIE KICK)|
Drive info: 1 plays, 25 yards.
|TD||7:56||O'NEIL WILSON 18 YD PASS FROM DAN ORLOVSKY (MATT NUZIE KICK)|
Drive info: 3 plays, 19 yards.
|TD||12:48||KERON HENRY 4 YD PASS FROM DAN ORLOVSKY (MATT NUZIE KICK)|
Drive info: 8 plays, 89 yards.
|TD||8:13||ADAM BERGEN 6 YD PASS FROM CHAD SCHWENK (MATTHEW DOUGLAS KICK)|
Drive info: 11 plays, 82 yards.
|TD||4:24||CHRIS BELLAMY 8 YD RUN (MATT NUZIE KICK)|
Drive info: 8 plays, 72 yards.
|TD||1:04||JASON BECK 3 YD PASS FROM KYLE KEATING (MATTHEW DOUGLAS KICK)|
Drive info: 8 plays, 75 yards.