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UConn Huskies Beat Tulane Green Wave 7-3 in Pillow Fight of the Year

Somehow these two teams topped what they did last year — and that's not good. Brace yourselves for the ugly.

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So UConn beat Tulane 7-3 on Saturday.

Looking at the calendar, it's November and a little early for baseball, but I'll go with it.

The pitchers of record are a bit difficult to find on the box score, as is the line score.

Wait a second. This is football!? Or at least something they want to pass off like it.

So let me get this right: Last year the Green Wave and Huskies combined for 15 points (12-3 win by UConn). And this year Tulane and UConn tallied five fewer? This stuff just writes itself.

Oh, I get it. They just wanted the distinction of playing in the lowest-scoring game this season in the Group of Five. Now it makes sense.

Let's take a look at just how ugly the football played inside Yulman Stadium was.

  • The Green Wave and Huskies combined for more punts (22) than they did first downs (18).
  • There were no offensive touchdowns scored. The only time one of the teams sniffed the end zone was when UConn's Jamar Summers returned a Tanner Lee interception 67 yards to pay dirt.
  • Tulane and the Huskies were equally as unimpressive on third down. The Green Wave only converted 25 percent of their attempts (5 of 20), while UConn only moved the chains on three of its 17 tries.
  • Here's the drive chart from the second quarter onward: Punt, Punt, Punt, Punt, Interception, Punt, Punt, Missed FG, Punt, Punt, Punt, Punt, Punt, Punt, Punt, Punt, Punt, Punt.
  • Total yards gained by quarter: 119, 60, 65, 73.
  • Lee's stat line: 13 of 40 for 106 yards.

Holy leather helmets, Batman!

Tulane is now 2-7 overall and 1-5 in the American Athletic Conference. UConn took one step closer to bowl eligibility and improved to 5-5 and 3-3.

Next up for the Green Wave is a trip to West Point, where it will face Army. The Huskies must try to find a way to get their all-important sixth win against either Houston (Nov. 21) or Temple (Nov. 28).