UConn Rushes Through Sagging Louisville

Huskies break out late for come-from-behind 21-17 victory
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 20, 2007 5:29 AM CDT
Connecticut quarterback Tyler Lorenzen reacts after UConn defeated Louisville, 21-17, in a big East Conference football game in East Hartford, Conn., Friday, Oct. 19, 2007. (AP Photo/Bob Child)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The UConn Huskies broke through the lagging Louisville defense late in last night's game to beat their Big East rivals, 21-17. UConn's Andre Dixon rushed for 115 yards on 22 carries to mark the third time in four games Louisville has lost after failing to keep a running back from breaking the 100-yard mark, reports the Hartford Courant.

The Cardinals scored twice early in the fourth quarter to boost their lead to 17-7, but Tyler Lorenzen led his Huskies offense on two touchdown drives through Louisiana's 100th-ranked defense. It was a cold and rainy night out on the field, said Cardinal Earl Heyman, adding that "Sometimes the bird eats you, and sometimes you eat the bird."