OU football players don't fare too well in UConn quiz

BY JAKE TROTTER, Staff Writer, jtrotter@opubco.com Modified: December 22, 2010 at 5:50 pm •  Published: December 22, 2010
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6. What is the name of their All-American running back?

Jordan Todman might need to borrow Edsall's publicist. No player got this right, either. Ikard was in the ballpark with “Todson.” So was Nelson with “Todd Doorman.” Both Nelson and Stills did know he wore No. 23.

7. What sport is UConn known for?

The Sooner players watch their “basketball.” All eight were on the money here. Ikard, Murray and Stills took it a step further, noting “women's basketball.”

8. What town is the campus located?

Maybe this question (the answer is Storrs, East Hartford would have been accepted too since Rentschler Field is there) was too hard. No one could even name a city in Connecticut. Ikard said “New Something,” perhaps with New Haven in mind. Jones remembered that girlfriend Whitney Hand played there when she was a freshman on the Sooner women's basketball team, but he couldn't “remember where it's at.”

9, 10. Name one team UConn beat and one team UConn lost to this season.

Ikard, Jones, Murray and Nelson were the winners here. Murray remembered the Huskies had lost to Temple and beaten South Florida in the season finale to clinch the Big East. Ikard correctly recalled UConn had defeated West Virginia, but lost to Rutgers. Jones got South Florida right as a UConn win, and Louisville correct as a loss. And Nelson accurately said the Huskies beat Cincinnati and lost the opener at Michigan. Beal, Carter and Stills got one of the two questions right. Broyles capitulated, admitting “I don't know their schedule.”