UConn gets best of Maryland, former coach

Huskies get past Edsall

Maryland head coach Randy Edsall, left, speaks with Connecticut head coach Paul Pasqualoni after an NCAA college football game in College Park, Md., Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012. Connecticut won 24-21. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Maryland’s Randy Edsall (left) shares a postgame moment with the man who replaced him at UConn, Paul Pasqualoni.

UConn 24
Maryland 21

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Connecticut had a lot to deal with heading into Saturday’s game at Maryland.

Several players had been hit by a flu. They also were trying to rebound from a tough loss to North Carolina State, and they had to face their former coach Randy Edsall for the first time.

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Despite that, UConn did just fine. Lyle McCombs and Scott McCummings both ran for touchdowns, and Nick Williams returned a punt for a score as the Huskies defeated Maryland, 24-21.

Edsall left UConn after the 2010 season in a move that upset some. He showed a bit of emotion in his postgame news conference, his voice cracking when talking about his feelings toward his former team.