At the half, the Connecticut Huskies had to feel good about themselves. Despite being outplayed, outmuscled and outgunned, the Oklahoma Sooners only led 20-10.
With OU receiving the ball after the half, UConn could have found themselves even further in the hole. Instead, they came out and played tough defense, forcing a Sooners punt.
While Connecticut was unable to score on their next drive, they still showed a lot of character and mental toughness. It would have been easy to roll over and get blown out after going down 14-0 early, and a lot of that must be attributed to coach Randy Edsall. He has prepared his Huskies well for this Fiesta Bowl fight.