- Associated Press - Sunday, January 2, 2011

GLENDALE, ARIZ. (AP) - Connecticut lost the biggest football game in school history and its star running back _ all in one night.

Jordan Todman said after Saturday’s Fiesta Bowl that he will declare for the NFL draft. Coach Randy Edsall said he is “100 percent behind” Todman’s decision.

The announcement came at the end of a performance that will not squelch the belief of many that UConn did not deserve to be in a BCS game.

The Huskies of the much-maligned Big East stayed with heavily favored Oklahoma for awhile, but could not slow, let alone stop, Landry Jones and the rest of the Sooners’ offense in a 48-20 loss.

Connecticut gave up a season-high 524 yards, 429 of them on Jones’ passing. The Huskies (8-5) did not get a touchdown from their offense. Their two TDs came on Dwayne Gratz’s 46-yard interception return and Robbie Frey’s 95-yard kickoff return.

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GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) _ Connecticut did not only lose the biggest game in its history. The Huskies also lost their star running back.

Jordan Todman said after the game that he will declare for the NFL draft. Coach Randy Edsall said he is “100 percent behind” Todman’s decision.

The announcement came after a performance that will not squelch the belief of many that Connecticut did not deserve to be in a BCS game.

The Huskies of the much-maligned Big East stayed with heavily favored Oklahoma for awhile, but could not slow, let alone stop, Landry Jones and the rest of the Sooners’ offense in a 48-20 Fiesta Bowl loss Saturday night.

Connecticut gave up a season-high 524 yards, 429 of them on Jones’ passing. The Huskies (8-5) did not get a touchdown from their offense. Their two TDs came on Dwayne Gratz’s 46-yard interception return and Robbie Frey’s 95-yard kickoff return.