Elmira grad and UConn junior linebacker Eli Thomas made a huge sack for UConn on Saturday.
Thomas sacked Rhode Island quarterback JaJuan Lawson with the ball on the UConn 16-yard line as time expired as UConn defeated Rhode Island 56-49 at home to earn their first win of the season.
Thomas had two tackles in the game.
The Huskies (1-2) travel to the Carrier Dome to take on Syracuse (3-0) next Saturday at 4:00 pm.
Thomas was the 2013 Ernie Davis Award winner after leading the Express to their first ever New York State Final Four appearance.