UConn’s Bryant Shirreffs will keep on running, even if he’d rather not

Connecticut quarterback Bryant Shirreffs (4) pulls away from Maine's Benjamin Davis, back, during the second half of an NCAA college football game Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, in East Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

(WTNH)–UConn quarterback Bryant Shirreffs had to bail out and run more times than he probably wanted to in a Week 1 victory over Maine.

The junior ran the ball 20 times and not only had more rushing yards (95) than the Huskies’ running backs, he also racked up more yards on the ground than the entire Maine offense.

UConn takes on Navy this weekend in Annapolis, Md. They’re facing a tough defense with some big hitters, especially at linebacker.

The Huskies know they’re going to need to air it out a little bit more, but Shirreffs says if he’s gotta run, he’s gotta run.

“If I run zero times or 50 times, whatever helps us get the win,” Shirreffs said. “Whatever comes about, I’m ready to do it for the team and do it to the best of my ability.”

“We’ve just got to start fast, stay calm and when the plays are there to be made, we have to make these plays,” he said.

The game kicks off on Saturday at 3:30 p.m.

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