September 8, 2007

UConn handles Maine in second contest

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. - Linebacker Scott Lutrus knew entering Saturday evening's game against Maine how important it was to know the reads and make the plays against the offense, regardless of the scheme the Black Bears would utilize.

That being said, Lutrus buckled down and intercepted Maine quarterback Michael Brusko's first pass of the game, the second play from scrimmage, and returned it for a touchdown en route to leading the Huskies (2-0) to a 38-0 victory in the home opener at Rentschler Field.

"To come out here for the first time, it's just a great feeling, having all these fans behind you," Lutrus said. "Starting off on the road, you've got to make sure you get that win. Coming home, it's just a good feeling to have a win at home."

Lutrus muscled the pass away from Maine wide receiver Landis Williams at the Black Bears' own 21-yard line, marking his second reception in his second career game.

"Anytime two plays into the game, somebody picks one off and you run it in and you're up seven points, that's a huge momentum swing for you," head coach Randy Edsall said. "He just made a great read and went in and stole the ball."

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