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Defense breakdown: UConn

One of Army defensive coordinator Nate Woody’s objectives this season is to build more depth up front.

Woody’s defense took a step in that direction during Army’s 52-21 win over UConn as sophomores Austin Hill and Nikai Butler received extended action and freshman Andre Miller made his college debut.

Senior defensive ends Kwabena Bonsu and Ryan Duran both left the UConn game in the first half with injuries and did not return.

Safety Cedrick Cunningham and apache Malkelm Morrison each played a team-high 31 snaps in Army’s 52-21 win over UConn.

Starters didn’t play a snap in the second half.

Senior cornerback Tavores Pearson, freshman safety Max DiDomenico and freshman cornerback Damon Washington also made their college debuts.

Turnovers created: 1 (Marquel Broughton, interception)

Third-down defense: UConn converted 3-of-10 attempts

Penalties: 1. (Pass interference)

UConn 3-and-outs: 2

UConn starting field position: UConn 30

UConn plays of 20 yards or more: 4 (21 yards, pass, 22 yards, run, 38 yards, run, TD, 50 yards, pass)

Here’s a player breakdown of the 45 snaps (based off DVR)

*S Cedrick Cunningham (31 plays): 2 tackles, pass breakup, 23rd career start
*Apache Malkelm Morrison (31 plays): 5 tackles, 0.5 tackle for loss, 23rd career start
*LB Arik Smith (30 plays): 2 tackles, quarterback hurry, 0.5 sack, 0.5 tackle for loss, 26th career start
*S Marquel Broughton (28 plays): 3 tackles, interception, 15th career start
*CB Cam Jones (26 plays): 3 tackles, forced fumble, 3rd career start
*NT Nolan Cockrill (22 plays): 3 tackles, tackle for loss, pass breakup,15th career start
S Quindrelin Hammonds (22 plays)
*LB Andre Carter (21 plays): 5th career start
*CB Jabari Moore (20 plays): 1 tackle, 15th career start
CB Isaiah Morris (20 plays): 2 tackles, 2 pass breakups
*LB Spencer Jones (19 plays) 3 tackles, 0.5 tackle for loss, 3rd career start
DE Nate Smith (19 snaps): 2 tackles, 1.5 sacks, 1.5 tackles for loss, pass breakup
DE Austin Hill (17 plays)
LB Jaylen Jacobs (17 plays)
LB Brian Burton (16 plays): quarterback hurry
*DE Ryan Duran (15 plays): 1 tackle, 7th career start
LB Peyton Hampton (15 plays): 4 tackles, 2 quarterback hurries
Apache Jimmy Ciarlo (14 plays): 1 tackle, pass breakup
CB Tavores Pearson (14 plays): 1 tackle
NT Darius Richardson (13 plays): 1 tackle
DE Chris Frey (11 plays)
DE Tyler Komorowski (11 plays)
NT Isaiah Filisi (10 plays)
LB Keeron Henderson (10 plays): quarterback hurry
LB Leo Lowin (10 plays): 2 tackles
S D’Andre Tobias (10 plays): 1 tackle
CB Damon Washington (10 plays)
DE Nikai Butler (6 plays)
*DE Kwabena Bonsu (4 plays): 16th career start
S Max DiDomenico (4 plays): 1 tackle
DE Andre Miller (4 plays)

Watch Woody’s full press conference:

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