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Huskies Top Owls, 45-31

Brockington gained 181 yards and scored twice

It was homecoming weekend for the favored Connecticut football team. The Huskies were facing a 1-6 Temple squad playing in their last season as a member of the Big East Football Conference. Connecticut (5-2, 2-2), in their first BE season, did secure a 45-31 win over the Owls (1-7, 0-3) but it wasn't easy.

UConn started according to the script, taking a 21-0 first quarter lead which extended to 28 twice, the latest with 6:09 left in the game. But Temple, led by senior quarterback Walter Washington, doesn't know when a game is over. The Owls outscored UConn 21-7 in the final 18 1/2 minutes to tighten the score to 45-31, much closer than most UConn fans, coaches and players expected at the end of...

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