On the ensuing drive after the Connecticut Huskies tied the game on a field goal, the West Virginia Mountaineers began their march down the field. WVU quarterback Geno Smith completed a seven-yard pass to Ivan McCartney, and McCartney subsequently fumbled the football. UConn was able to recover on the WVU 37-yard line.
The Huskies began the drive rushing the football, but also suffered back to back penalties on second down to put them in third and long. The Huskies ran the ball for 7 yards to setup in potential field goal range. UConn then opened up the second quarter with kicker Dave Teggart hit a career-long 53-yard field goal to take the lead 6-3. West Virginia will get the ball back and hope to hold on this time.
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