Stud safety Andrew Adams is a big reason for UConn’s success on defense

STORRS, Conn. (WTNH)–There have been no easy matchups on the UConn football schedule the past few weeks, and on Friday, the Huskies look to snap a two-game losing streak on the road at BYU.

The Cougars, who own wins over Nebraska and Boise State, come into the game banged up a little bit. They’ve also lost two straight.

The Huskies defense has once again been the backbone of the team. Senior safety Andrew Adams, one of the team captains, has played great all season. He leads the team in tackles, and is coming off a career-high 17 takedowns against Navy.

Adams has been playing quality minutes since he first arrived at UConn. He’s a big reason the Huskies have been stingy on defense.

“The game slows down as you get older and get more experience, and I have a bunch of games under my belt,” Adams said. “That helps me on game day. I take pride in how I study, try to improve my game week in and week out, and I know the team needs me to be a dominant player.”

“That’s what I do on game day, try to be dominant,” he said.

One thing the Huskies haven’t been able to do this season is pressure the opposing quarterback. Connecticut has just four sacks on the year. BYU is giving up four per game, so that could be a key to this weekend’s matchup. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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