UConn had the ball inside the Navy 1-yard line with 17 seconds remaining, the game clock stopped and one timeout in hand.
To paint one failed Ron Johnson running play into the teeth of a stacked Midshipmen box before time expired as anything other than miserable failure would be dishonest.
That was true Saturday in Annapolis, Md. That remained true Tuesday as coach Bob Diaco relived the final moments of what he called a "very painful" 28-24 loss.
"This is no one's fault other than mine," Diaco said. "If you're looking for someone to blame I'm standing here ready to take it."
So give Diaco his marks for taking full accountability and...