Maryland head coach Randy Edsall, left, speaks with Connecticut head coach Paul Pasqualoni after an NCAA college football game in College Park, Md., Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012. Connecticut won 24-21. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Maryland’s Randy Edsall (left) shares a postgame moment with the man who replaced him at UConn, Paul Pasqualoni.

UConn 24
Maryland 21

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Connecticut had a lot to deal with heading into Saturday’s game at Maryland.

Several players had been hit by a flu. They also were trying to rebound from a tough loss to North Carolina State, and they had to face their former coach Randy Edsall for the first time.

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Despite that, UConn did just fine. Lyle McCombs and Scott McCummings both ran for touchdowns, and Nick Williams returned a punt for a score as the Huskies defeated Maryland, 24-21.

Edsall left UConn after the 2010 season in a move that upset some. He showed a bit of emotion in his postgame news conference, his voice cracking when talking about his feelings toward his former team.