Monday, November 09, 2015

UConn's Summers named AAC Defensive Player of the Week

Sophomore cornerback Jamar Summers, coming off a game when he returned an interception 67 yards for the only touchdown in UConn's win over Tulane, has been named the American Athletic Conference's Defensive Player of the Week.

Summers has six interceptions in the last seven game as the Huskies are tied for third among FBS teams with 15 interceptions, the most since picking off 18 passes during the 2011 season.

Since I was up at UConn yesterday, I borrowed the 2001 media guide that has all of UConn's box scores dating back to the 1978 season and I could not find another game where the Huskies won without scoring an offensive touchdown. UConn sports information director Mike Enright did some checking and said that on Nov. 2, 1935 UConn beat Coast Guard 7-0 with the lone touchdown coming on a punt return (sure there were some great tweets on that day when a player with the last name of Owens broke free for a touchdown).

On the weekly AAC conference call head coach Bob Diaco said that the bye week (the first of the season) came at the perfect time and the main priority will be using the week to allow the players to get healthy.

The 140 yards UConn gave up to Tulane was the fewest amount of total offense surrendered in an FBS game last week and fewest allowed by the Huskies since the 2012 season opener against UMass.


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