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UConn football falls to 0-2 after 35-14 loss to Georgia State

Ta’Quan Roberson completed 19 passes for 216 yards with two touchdowns for the Huskies after replacing Joe Fagnano.
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FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2019, file photo, Connecticut football helmet rests on the sideline during an NCAA college football game in East Hartford, Conn. UConn has canceled its 2020-2021 football season, becoming the first FBS program to suspend football because of the coronavirus pandemic.(AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

ATLANTA —  Marcus Carroll rushed for 107 yards and three touchdowns, quarterback Darren Grainger added 142 yards on the ground and a score, and Georgia State beat UConn 35-14 on Saturday.

Georgia State (2-0) opened the season with two wins for the first time since 2019 when it knocked off Tennessee and Furman. Carroll was coming off a career-high 184 yards and three touchdowns in a season-opening 42-35 win against Rhode Island.

Georgia State rolled up 247 yards of offense in the first half and capitalized on two UConn turnovers to lead 21-0 at the break. UConn had just 88 yards in the first half.

Carroll's 3-yard touchdown run made it 28-0 with 4:07 left in the third quarter and his 39-yard run gave Georgia State a 35-7 lead with 6:26 remaining. Josiah Robinson sealed it with an interception over the middle with 1:44 left.

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Grainger was 15 of 26 for 144 yards and a touchdown. He carried it 12 times.

Ta’Quan Roberson completed 19 passes for 216 yards with two touchdowns for UConn (0-2). Brett Buckman made nine grabs for 93 yards and a score.


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