EAST HARTFORD, Connecticut (Ticker) -- Connecticut got a late
field goal from Matt Nuzie and an even later miss from Duke's
Matt Brooks as the Huskies edged the Blue Devils, 22-20.
UConn (2-0) scored 16 fourth-quarter points to erase a 20-6
deficit and win its seventh straight game dating to last season.
Cornell Brockington, who rushed for 78 yards on 20 carries,
scored on a one-yard run to pull the Huskies within 20-13. The
defense pitched in on Duke's ensuing possession.
Senior cornerback Justin Perkins stepped in front of Chris
Dapolito's pass and raced 27 yards for a TD. Nuzie's extra
point was blocked, keeping Duke on top.
Nuzie, who earlier hit from 21 and 23 yards, got a shot at
redemption from 21 yards out and converted to put the Huskies
ahead with 3:40 remaining.
Duke (0-2) drove into UConn territory, converting a 4th-and-18
along the way, to set up Brooks from 36 yards out with 10
seconds left. But Brooks hooked it wide.
UConn's Dan Orlovsky completed 23-of-34 passes for 290 yards and
an interception. The pickoff was returned 62 yards for a TD by
John Talley, giving Duke a 7-3 first-quarter lead.
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