Gamecocks Fall to UConn in Papajohns.com Bowl, 20-7

 

Jan. 2, 2010

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Gameday Statistics
 
1st Downs 17 12
Total Yards 253 205
Passing Yards 107 129
Rushing Yards 146 76
Penalties-Yards 0-0 4-41
3rd Down Conversions 9 of 19 3 of 15
4th Down Conversions 0 of 0 2 of 5
Turnovers 1 2
Time of Possession 35:28 24:32
Individual Statistics
UConn Passing SC Passing
  C/ATT YDS TD INT   C/ATT YDS TD INT
Z. Frazer 9/21 107 1 0 S. Garcia 16/38 129 0 1
                   
UConn Rushing SC Rushing
  CAR YDS TD LG   CAR YDS TD LG
A. Dixon 33 127 1 15 S. Garcia 15 81 0 16
J. Todman 9 36 0 16 K. Miles 6 24 0 11
UConn Receiving SC Receiving
  REC YDS TD LG   REC YDS TD LG
M. Easley 4 40 0 13 K. Miles 4 23 0 8
K. Moore 2 30 1 37 A. Jeffery 3 28 0 19
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter UCONN SC
TD 6:37 Zach Frazer 37 yd pass to K. Moore (Teggart Kick) 7 0
FG 3:35 Teggart 33 yd FG 10 0
2nd Quarter    
FG 8:56 Teggart 44 yd FG 13 0
4th Quarter    
TD 13:12 Andrew Dixon 10 yd rush 20 0
TD 3:24 Brian Maddox 2 yd rush 20 7

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Andre Dixon rushed for 126 yards and a touchdown and resilient Connecticut ended a trying season with a 20-7 victory over South Carolina in the Papajohns.com Bowl on Saturday.

The Huskies (8-5) are 3-1 in bowl games since moving up to Division I-A (now FBS) in 2002. They won their final three regular-season games and overcame the October stabbing death of cornerback Jasper Howard to reach a bowl.

UConn made the most of the trip. The nation's 95th-rated pass defense throttled South Carolina (7-6) and quarterback Stephen Garcia while relying on Dixon's 33 carries to control the ball.

Dixon was the Most Valuable Player and joined teammate Jordan Todman as 1,000-yard rushers, the first time two UConn backs have surpassed that mark in a season.

Garcia completed just 16 of 38 passes for 129 yards while gaining 56 yards on 15 carries.