Scores

Final

Connecticut 30

(2-1, 2-0 away)

Baylor 22

(1-1, 0-1 home)

5:00 PM ET, September 19, 2009

Floyd Casey Stadium, WACO, TX

1 2 3 4 T
CONN 3 10 14 330
BAY 7 0 7 822

Top Performers

Passing: C. Endres (CONN) - 147 YDS

Rushing: A. Dixon (CONN) - 31 CAR, 149 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: K. Wright (BAY) - 6 REC, 67 YDS

Dixon rushes for three touchdowns as Connecticut beats Baylor

Associated Press

WACO, Texas -- Andre Dixon ran for 149 yards and three touchdowns and Jordan Todman ran for 103 yards, sending Connecticut home from its longest road trip in school history with a 30-22 victory over Baylor on Saturday.

The Huskies (2-1) rebounded nicely from a loss at home to North Carolina by scoring on three of their first four drives. They were up only 13-7, though, until breaking the game open at the start of the second half by turning a pair of Baylor fumbles into touchdowns by Dixon.

With Dixon and Todman each going over 100 yards for the second time this season, quarterback Cody Endres had an easier time filling in for injured starter Zach Frazer. He was 12 of 23 for 147 yards with no turnovers.

The Bears (1-1) were coming off an encouraging start with a road win at Wake Forest and were seeking revenge after losing a tight game at Connecticut last year. Jay Finley gave them an early boost with a 72-yard touchdown run on their third play.

Baylor's defense was hardly able to stop a running attack it knew was coming, and the offense wouldn't gain another 72 yards until late in the fourth quarter, after the Huskies were up 30-14. Robert Griffin led an eight-play, 78-yard drive and a 2-point conversion that got the Bears within eight with 3:06 left. They tried an onside kick, but Dixon snatched it.

Griffin was 17 of 26 for 119 yards. He also ran 10 times for 20 yards and two touchdowns. Finley gained 121 yards on just eight carries. His touchdown was the longest for Baylor since 1997.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
CONN
BAY
1st Downs2111
Total Yards382266
Passing147119
Rushing235147
Penalties8-522-37
3rd Down Conversions11-204-10
4th Down Conversions1-10-0
Turnovers03
Possession39:4420:16

Passing Leaders

ConnecticutC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Endres12/231476.400
BaylorC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Griffin III17/261194.600

Rushing Leaders

ConnecticutCARYDSAVGTDLG
Dixon311494.8312
Todman221034.7012
BaylorCARYDSAVGTDLG
Finley812115.1172
Griffin III10202.0215

Receiving Leaders

ConnecticutRECYDSAVGTDLG
Moore47619.0028
Todman33411.309
BaylorRECYDSAVGTDLG
Wright66711.2029
Gettis4174.3011

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERCONNBAY
FG10:22Dave Teggart 39 Yd 30
TD08:49Jay Finley 72 Yd Run (Ben Parks Kick) 37
SECOND QUARTERCONNBAY
TD14:57Andre Dixon 1 Yd Run (Dave Teggart Kick) 107
FG07:40Dave Teggart 30 Yd 137
THIRD QUARTERCONNBAY
TD13:39Andre Dixon 10 Yd Run (Dave Teggart Kick) 207
TD10:49Andre Dixon 1 Yd Run (Dave Teggart Kick) 277
TD07:41Robert Griffin III 5 Yd Run (Ben Parks Kick) 2714
FOURTH QUARTERCONNBAY
FG05:35Dave Teggart 34 Yd 3014
TD03:06Robert Griffin III 1 Yd Run (Robert Griffin Iii Pass To Justin Akers For Two-Point Conversion) 3022