Monday, November 24, 2014

Davis happy to be back on field for UConn

Neither the final numbers on the scoreboard (41-0 in favor of Cincinnati) or in the receiving department (2 catches for 1 yard) was what Geremy Davis was hoping for but after missing the last 2 1/2 games due to an ankle injury, the record-breaking senior receiver wasn't about to complain.

"I praise God, he has given me faith throughout my injury," Davis said. "They gave me the go (ahead) and I was ready to go.

"It is frustrating, you wonder why but you say God has a plan for everything and I am happy to fill the role mentally to help my teammates out telling them what I see out there and what they see and be a leader out there."

Davis already has more catches than any UConn receiver since the Huskies moved up to the FBS level and he needs five more receptions to break into the top five on UConn's career charts.

The last time the Huskies played Memphis all Davis did was set a single-game UConn record with 15 receptions in the 2013 finale, He'd love to end the season by leading the Huskies to wins over Memphis and SMU before he turns his attention to opening the eyes of NFL scouts.

"We have two more games, we will keep fighting and fighting however we end it, we end it," Davis said. "It's been a struggle but there have been some ups too so we are going to keep fighting and go out with a boom."

It hasn't been the easiest of seasons for former UConn defensive coordinator Hank Hughes.

The Bearcats had games when they gave up 563, 710, 610 and 621 yards in the first five games of the season and Cincinnati fans were quick to voice their displeasure.

Cincinnati has shown tremendous growth on defense in recent weeks and the Bearcats allowed a season-low 129 yards in Hughes' return to Rentschler Field.

Cincinnati coach Tommy Tuberville knows it was a big day for Hughes.

"It is awfully hard to go back and play against your former team, players he knew and it was probably an advantage for us a little bit knowing the personality of the players, speed and quickness," Tuberville said after Saturday's game. "He spent 13 years here and we are glad he won the game. He felt emotional in this game, I watched him during the week and talked to him about it. I have done it, I coached against kids I recruited but it is not easy."

I'm sure few reminders are needed about how ugly Saturday night's game was for the home team. The 129 yards of total offense matched the lowest output during UConn's time playing at the FBS level. It was also the second time this season that the Huskies failed to hit the 135-yard mark in a game. There have been 22 games between FBS teams this season when a squad had 135 or fewer yards. Wake Forest is on the list four times while Eastern Michigan, UConn and SMU are on the list twice.

Team    Opponent Date               Plays Pass Rush Total yards
Baylor vs. SMU 08/31                         97  91  -24  67 
UTEP vs. UTSA 10/25                        64  32  38  70 
LSU vs. La.-Monroe 09/13                 72  77  16  93 
Texas vs. North Texas 08/30               74  15  79  94 
La.-Monroe vs. W. Forest 08/28          85  97  -3  94 
C. Mich. vs. Eastern Mich. 11/01        78  76  21  97 
Louisville vs. Wake Forest 09/27         81  122  -22  100 
Oklahoma vs. Kansas 11/22/                68  84  19  103 
Ole Miss vs. Memphis 09/27               79  81  23  104 
UCF vs. SMU 11/22                            85  50  66  116 
Clemson vs. Wake Forest 11/06          79  112  7  119 
Florida vs. Missouri 10/18                   79  20  99  119  
Arkansas vs. LSU 11/15                      65  87  36  123 
Florida vs. Eastern Mich. 09/6            86  45  80  125 
Florida St. vs. Wake Forest 10/4         74  86  40  126 
Ohio St. vs. Kent St. 09/13                  87  79  47  126 
Cincinnati vs. UConn 11/22                84  81  48  129 
South Fla. vs. UConn 09/19                71  88  44  132 
Ohio vs. Buffalo 11/05                        74  106  28  134 
East Carolina vs. Temple 11/01           88  70  65  135 
Michigan St. vs. E. Mich. 09/20          79  115  20  135 


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