Saturday, September 26, 2009

Big day for Endres

University of Connecticut quarterback Cody Endres, pictured, made a bid to keep the starting position Saturday by passing for a career-high 289 yards and two touchdowns as the Huskies beat Rhode Island 52-10.

Endres, a Trinity graduate, started his second game in place of the injured Zach Frazer. Endres completed nine of his first 10 passes, and 23 of 30 for the game. The sophomore threw his first career touchdown pass less than two minutes into the game when he connected with Andre Dixon out of the backfield for an 18-yard score. Endres also had a 50-yard touchdown pass to freshman 50-yard touchdown pass Mike Lang.

After the game, UConn coach Randy Edsall wouldn't fan the flames of a potential quarterback controversy. He wouldn't talk about who might start when the Huskies play again in two weeks at Pitt.

"I don't even know if (Frazer) is going to be healthy so I have no idea," Edsall said. "That's the last of my worries right now."

Endres said the win was a confidence builder for the Huskies.

“Our receivers definitely got some confidence. I got a lot of different players the ball, and I felt good out there, too," he said. "I think it's definitely a confidence booster. But we still made a lot of mistakes we have to improve on and buckle down before we head into Big East play.”

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