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Dixon leads Connecticut over Louisville 38-25

Oct 17, 2009 - 8:25 PM By PAT EATON-ROBB Associated Press Writer

EAST HARTFORD, Conn.(AP) -- Andre Dixon ran for 153 yards and three touchdowns and Connecticut beat Louisville 34-25 on Saturday for the Huskies first Big East win of the season.

Cody Endres threw for 273 yards and a touchdown as UConn (4-2, 1-1) beat the Cardinals (2-4, 0-2) for the third consecutive season.

Marcus Easley had 108 receiving yards, including a 16-yard touchdown on a screen pass from Endres that helped UConn blow open a 14-13 game with 17 third-quarter points.

Louisville quarterback Adam Froman threw for 295 yards and two touchdowns, including a 4-yard scoring pass on the game's final play.

Louisville fumbled twice on third-quarter drives, once at the UConn 4-yard line with the Huskies leading 21-13. It was the Cardinals ninth loss in their last 10 games against Football Bowl Subdivision opponents.

Dixon gave UConn an early 7-0 lead when he juked past linebacker Preston Pace to score on a 16-yard run. That capped a 61-yard drive set up when Greg Lloyd Jr. tipped a pass, and Blidi Wreh-Wilson made the interception.

The Cardinals ate up over 9 minutes of the first half on a 19-play drive that tied the score 7-7 after a 1-yard plunge by Bilal Powell.

UConn needed just under 3 minutes to make it 14-7. Kashif Moore made a 66-yard catch and run to set up the score, breaking tackles down the UConn sideline to the 12-yard line. After a fourth-down conversion, Dixon took it into the end zone from a yard out.

UConn's final drive of the half ended when Endres through his first interception of the season, a pass that was tipped before being picked by Bobby Burns.

Powell ran for 87 yards on 29 carries for Louisville. The Cardinals' top rusher, Victor Anderson, didn't get a carry until the third quarter. He finished with 58 yards and a 2-yard touchdown run that capped a 74-yard drive in the fourth quarter.

Steve Kragthorpe is now 13-17 since taking over for Bobby Petrino three years ago.






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    Louisville 25, Connecticut 38  FinalOct 18 2:35 AM


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    UCONN 7 7 17 7 38 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: CONNECTICU - TD, ANDRE DIXON 16 YD RUN (DAVE
    TEGGART KICK), 4:10. UCONN 7-0
    2ND QUARTER: LOUISVILLE - TD, BILAL POWELL 1 YD RUN (RYAN
    PAYNE KICK), 7:13. LOUISVILLE
    7-7
    CONNECTICU - TD, ANDR

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    LOUISVILLE 25
    UCONN 38 0:00 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Louisville 25, Connecticut 38  End of Reg.Oct 17 3:15 PM


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    UCONN 38 3:13 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Louisville 19, Connecticut 38  4th - 3:13Oct 17 3:03 PM


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    TD LOUISVILLE
    VICTOR ANDERSON 1 YD RUN
    (TWO-POINT PASS CONVERSION FAILED)
    LOUISVILLE 19
    UCONN 31 11:22 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Louisville 19, Connecticut 31  4th - 11:22Oct 17 2:40 PM
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    Louisville 13, Connecticut 31  End of 3rdOct 17 2:31 PM


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    LOUISVILLE 13
    UCONN 31 0:00 LEFT, 3RD QTR

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    LOUISVILLE 13
    UCONN 31 0:50 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Louisville 13, Connecticut 31  3rd - 0:50Oct 17 2:25 PM


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    LOUISVILLE 13
    UCONN 24 3:48 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Louisville 13, Connecticut 24  3rd - 3:48Oct 17 2:15 PM


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    LOUISVILLE 13
    UCONN 21 11:25 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Louisville 13, Connecticut 21  3rd - 11:25Oct 17 1:55 PM


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    LOUISVILLE 13
    UCONN 14 0:00 LEFT, 2ND QTR

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    LOUISVILLE 13
    UCONN 14 1:09 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Louisville 13, Connecticut 14  2nd - 1:09Oct 17 1:17 PM


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    LOUISVILLE 7
    UCONN 14 4:53 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Louisville 7, Connecticut 14  2nd - 4:53Oct 17 1:06 PM


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    LOUISVILLE 7
    UCONN 7 7:47 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Louisville 7, Connecticut 7  2nd - 7:47Oct 17 12:59 PM


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    UCONN 7 0:00 LEFT, 1ST QTR

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    UCONN 7 10:50 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Louisville 0, Connecticut 7  1st - 10:50Oct 17 12:17 PM