UConn football falls to Marshall in Myrtle Beach Bowl

Published: Dec. 19, 2022 at 6:13 AM EST|Updated: Dec. 19, 2022 at 10:20 AM EST
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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WFSB) - UConn fell short in its return to the postseason in a 28-14 loss to Marshall on Monday.

The Myrtle Beach Bowl was UConn’s first bowl game since 2015.

Connecticut was down 28-0 in the third quarter before Victor Rosa, the freshman running back from Bristol Central, scored two rushing touchdowns. He finished the game with 75 rushing yards.

Malik Dixon-Wright got an interception for the Huskies.

The Huskies’ Zion Turner was 9-27 with 166 yards and three interceptions.

It was a strong effort by the Huskies in the second half, but they dropped to 6-7 on the season.

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The team takes on the Marshall Thundering Herd in the Myrtle Beach Bowl at 2:30 p.m.

The game will be televised on ESPN.

The game is happening at Brooks Stadium on the campus of Coastal Carolina University.

UConn said that it and Marshall have met just once before in the 2015 St. Petersburg Bowl where the Thundering Herd posted a 16-10 win at Tropicana Field.

The Huskies battled their way to a 6-6 record this season. They won five of their last seven games and finished 5-1 at home. UConn’s six wins were the most for the program since 2015, when they last played in a bowl game.

The Huskies became bowl eligible with their 36-33 upset win at Rentschler Field over No. 19 ranked Liberty.

Channel 3 has a crew in Myrtle Beach. Stay with Eyewitness News for complete coverage.

UConn vs. Marshall at the Myrtle Beach Bowl
UConn plays Marshall in bowl game
The Huskies will play their first bowl game since 2015.
The Myrtle Beach Bowl game is happening on Monday at 2:30 p.m.