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Jeff Jacobs: A Confusing, Infuriating Finish For Huskies

Jeff Jacobs: A Confusing, Infuriating Finish For Huskies

The start was awful. The ending, especially for Bob Diaco, was even worse. The ending died inches short of UConn victory and miles from making sense.

In between, the UConn football team showed plenty. The Huskies' defense, shredded early by the Navy triple option — notably by two long pass plays — harkened to its Batman mantra of ordinary men doing extraordinary things. The offense, with quarterback Bryant Shirreffs finding Noel Thomas 11 times and hitting 23 of 26 passes, showed that it operates best when it plays to its two-minute offensive soul.

Big plays? There were huge plays. Navy, with its ball-control offense, is one of the worst teams to spot 21 points....

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