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Illinois linebacker Jake Hansen (35) sacks Connecticut quarterback Jack Zergiotis (11) during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in East Hartford, Conn.

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Score by quarter

Illinois 0 24 7 0 —31

UConn 10 3 7 3 — 23

FIRST QUARTER

UCONN — Coyle 52-yard interception return (Harris kick)

UCONN — Harris 35-yard field goal, 11 plays, 74 yards, 5:15

SECOND QUARTER

UCONN — Harris 29-yard field goal, 5 plays, 38 yards, 2:22

UI — Bonner 28-yard pass from Peters (McCourt kick), 8 plays, 75 yards, 3:14

UI — Imatorbhebhe 9-yard pass from Peters (McCourt kick), 8 plays, 59 yards, 3:35

UI — Barker 18-yard pass from Peters (McCourt kick), 7 plays, 59 yards, 2:42

UI — McCourt 53-yard field goal, 3 plays, 19 yards, 0:21

THIRD QUARTER

UCONN — Mensah 2-yard run (Harris kick), 8 plays, 59 yards, 3:05

UI — Imatorbhebhe 13-yard pass from Peters (McCourt kick), 8 plays, 87 yards, 2:58

FOURTH QUARTER

UCONN — Harris 33-yard field goal, 15 plays, 64 yards, 8:02

Team statistics

Category UI UCONN

First downs 21 16

Rushes-yards 35-130 29-10

Passing stats 24-35-1 21-31-2

Passing yards 227 275

Total yards 357 285

Punts-yards 4-155 5-190

Fumbles-lost 0-0 0-0

Interceptions-yards 2-29 1-52

Penalties-yards 9-98 4-34

Sacks-yards 5-30 2-9

Third-down conv. 6-11 6-15

Fourth-down conv. 0-1 0-0

Time of poss. 29:15 30:45

Attendance: 23,108

Illinois statistics

RUSHING

Player Att. Yds. Long TD

Norwood 6 62 50 0

Brown 9 33 13 0

Bonner 10 19 5 0

Peters 6 16 13 0

Sims 1 13 8 0

Stampley 1 -10 0 0

Team 2 -3 0 0

Total 35 130 50 0

PASSING

Player C-A Yds. Long TD

Peters 24-35 227 28 4

Total 24-35 227 28 4

RECEIVING

Player Rec. Yds. Long TD

Smalling 7 56 26 0

Barker 2 44 26 1

Imatorbhebhe 4 42 14 2

Bonner 1 28 28 1

Sidney 5 25 9 0

Williams 1 14 14 0

Brown 1 9 9 0

Sims 2 7 5 0

Norwood 1 2 2 0

Total 24 227 28 4

PLACE-KICKING

Player FGM-A Long XPM-A

McCourt 1-1 53 4-4

KICKOFF RETURNS

Player Ret. Yds. Long TD

Brown 5 163 68 0

Total 5 163 68 0

PUNT RETURNS

Player Ret. Yds. Long TD

Navarro 2 7 5 0

Total 2 7 5 0

TACKLING

Player Solo-Asst.-Total Sacks

Hobbs 6-2-8 0

Harding 1-7-8 0

Eifler 4-3-7 0

Hansen 3-4-7 1.0

Adams 5-0-5 0

Betiku Jr. 3-1-4 3.5

Woods 2-2-4 0.5

Green 2-1-3 0

INTERCEPTION RETURNS

Player Ret. Yds. Long TD

Harding 1 0 0 0

Marchese 1 29 29 0

Total 2 29 29 0

UConn statistics

RUSHING

Player Att. Yds. Long TD

Mensah 14 27 9 1

Thompkins 8 14 11 0

Zergiotis 7 -31 1 0

Total 29 10 11 1

PASSING

Player C-A Yds. Long TD

Zergiotis 21-31 275 40 0

Total 21-31 275 40 0

RECEIVING

Player Rec. Yds. Long TD

Ross 4 85 40 0

Brown 7 81 25 0

Rose 2 31 23 0

Williams 1 23 23 0

Thompkins 4 21 8 0

Drayton 1 19 19 0

Maurisseau 1 8 8 0

Hairston 1 7 7 0

Total 21 275 40 0

PLACE-KICKING

Player FGM-A Long XPM-A

Harris 3-3 35 1-1

KICKOFF RETURNS

Player Ret. Yds. Long TD

Thompkins 2 28 20 0

Total 2 28 20 0

TACKLING

Player Solo-Asst.-Total Sacks

Morgan 5-6-11 1.5

Gilmartin 2-6-8 0

Coyle 4-3-7 0

Fortt 3-3-6 0

Harrell 3-2-5 0

INTERCEPTION RETURNS

Player Ret. Yds. Long TD

Coyle 1 52 52 1

Total 1 52 52 1