Scores

Final

Louisville 25

(2-4, 0-2 ACC)

Connecticut 38

(4-2, 1-1 American)

Coverage: GamePlan

12:00 PM ET, October 17, 2009

Rentschler Field, East Hartford, CT

1 2 3 4 T
LOU 0 13 0 1225
CONN 7 7 17 738

Top Performers

Passing: C. Endres (CONN) - 273 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: A. Dixon (CONN) - 33 CAR, 153 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: M. Easley (CONN) - 6 REC, 108 YDS, 1 TD

UConn defeats Louisville for 3rd straight year

Associated Press

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. -- Andre Dixon ran for 153 yards and three touchdowns and Connecticut beat Louisville 34-25 on Saturday for the Huskies first Big East win of the season.

Cody Endres threw for 273 yards and a touchdown as UConn (4-2, 1-1) beat the Cardinals (2-4, 0-2) for the third consecutive season.

Marcus Easley had 108 receiving yards, including a 16-yard touchdown on a screen pass from Endres that helped UConn blow open a 14-13 game with 17 third-quarter points.

Louisville quarterback Adam Froman threw for 295 yards and two touchdowns, including a 4-yard scoring pass on the game's final play.

Louisville fumbled twice on third-quarter drives, once at the UConn 4-yard line with the Huskies leading 21-13. It was the Cardinals ninth loss in their last 10 games against Football Bowl Subdivision opponents.

Dixon gave UConn an early 7-0 lead when he juked past linebacker Preston Pace to score on a 16-yard run. That capped a 61-yard drive set up when Greg Lloyd Jr. tipped a pass, and Blidi Wreh-Wilson made the interception.

The Cardinals ate up over 9 minutes of the first half on a 19-play drive that tied the score 7-7 after a 1-yard plunge by Bilal Powell.

UConn needed just under 3 minutes to make it 14-7. Kashif Moore made a 66-yard catch and run to set up the score, breaking tackles down the UConn sideline to the 12-yard line. After a fourth-down conversion, Dixon took it into the end zone from a yard out.

UConn's final drive of the half ended when Endres through his first interception of the season, a pass that was tipped before being picked by Bobby Burns.

Powell ran for 87 yards on 29 carries for Louisville. The Cardinals' top rusher, Victor Anderson, didn't get a carry until the third quarter. He finished with 58 yards and a 2-yard touchdown run that capped a 74-yard drive in the fourth quarter.

Steve Kragthorpe is now 13-17 since taking over for Bobby Petrino three years ago.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
LOU
CONN
1st Downs2422
Total Yards457481
Passing295273
Rushing162208
Penalties6-597-43
3rd Down Conversions10-155-11
4th Down Conversions2-21-1
Turnovers41
Possession32:5627:04

Passing Leaders

LouisvilleC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Froman24/312959.512
ConnecticutC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Endres14/2127313.011

Rushing Leaders

LouisvilleCARYDSAVGTDLG
Powell29873.0220
Anderson55811.6137
ConnecticutCARYDSAVGTDLG
Dixon331534.6332
Todman8637.9127

Receiving Leaders

LouisvilleRECYDSAVGTDLG
Long55811.6019
Beaumont45814.5024
ConnecticutRECYDSAVGTDLG
Easley610818.0146
Moore27336.5067

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERLOUCONN
TD10:50Andre Dixon 16 Yd Run (Dave Teggart Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERLOUCONN
TD07:47Bilal Powell 1 Yd Run (Ryan Payne Kick) 77
TD04:53Andre Dixon 1 Yd Run (Dave Teggart Kick) 714
TD01:09Bilal Powell 3 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 1314
THIRD QUARTERLOUCONN
TD11:22Marcus Easley 16 Yd Pass From Cody Endres (Dave Teggart Kick) 1321
FG03:48Dave Teggart 30 Yd 1324
TD00:50Andre Dixon 1 Yd Run (Dave Teggart Kick) 1331
FOURTH QUARTERLOUCONN
TD11:21Victor Anderson 2 Yd Run (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed) 1931
TD03:13Jordan Todman 2 Yd Run (Dave Teggart Kick) 1938
TD00:00Blayne Donnell 4 Yd Pass From Adam Froman (Pat Failed) 2538