Cincinnati 35, UConn 27: Despite Late Husky Comeback, Bearcats Hang On

The Connecticut Huskies (5-6) will try to play spoiler at Nippert Stadium on Saturday afternoon when they take on the Cincinnati Bearcats (8-3) at 12:00 p.m. ET live on ESPN/ESPN3.

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UConn Vs. Cincinnati: Huskies Lose to Bearcats 35-27

Despite outscoring the Bearcats 15 to zero in the fourth quarter, the Huskies' comeback attempt fell short as they lost their regular season finale to Cincinnati by a final of 35-27. The loss drops Connecticut to 5-7 on the season and officially eliminated them from bowl considerations. 

Quarterback, Johnny McEntee was a key figure for both teams today. He was responsible for the Huskies' big deficit early as he turned the ball over twice in the first half – both of which resulted in defensive touchdowns for the Bearcats. Then he nearly led an epic comeback in the fourth quarter, throwing two touchdowns and converting a two-point attempt. 

Both teams were sloppy with the football, turning the ball over three times a piece. The Huskies' turnovers just proved more costly. Both teams also racked up significant penalty yardage – 65 for the Huskies and 92 for the Bearcats.

For further reading, news, discussion and more, visit Connecticut Huskies blog The UConn Blog. Here’s the complete Week 14 college football TV schedule, and stay tuned to SB Nation’s college football news hub for more.

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UConn Vs. Cincinnati: Huskies Trail Bearcats 35-12 After Three

At 5-6 UConn's bowl hopes are in serious jeopardy as they trail the Cincinnati Bearcats 35-12 after three quarters of play, still in search for the sixth win required to become bowl eligible. Today's game was the Huskies' final chance to win game number six, as they're about to play in their final quarter of the regular season.

Through three quarters the gameplay has been sloppy, with many penalties and turnovers for each team. Husky quarterback, Johnny McEntee is responsible for two defensive touchdowns allowed – one off an interception and the other because of a sack-fumble. McEntee is 12 for 29 for 152 yards through three.

The fourth of the game can be seen on ESPN and ESPN3. Connecticut will begin the final period with possession of the football. 

For further reading, news, discussion and more, visit Connecticut Huskies blog The UConn Blog. Here’s the complete Week 14 college football TV schedule, and stay tuned to SB Nation’s college football news hub for more.

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UConn Vs. Cincinnati: Huskies Trail Bearcats 28-6 At Halftime

At 5-6 on the season the Huskies have some serious work to do if they are to mount a comeback and acquire that magical sixth win to become bowl eligible this season. At halftime of their game with the Cincinnati Bearcats they trail 28-6, and have been thoroughly dominated throughout.

Quarterback Johnny McEntee has played poorly thus far, completing only six of 13 passes for 59 yards. He also has two turnovers, both of which were returned for touchdowns by the Bearcats. Running back Lyle McCombs has carried the ball 11 times for 21 yards.

Both teams have two turnovers and six penalties a piece. Cincy has out-gained the Huskies 225 to 64.

The second half of the game can be seen on ESPN and ESPN3. Connecticut will begin the third quarter with the football.

For further reading, news, discussion and more, visit Connecticut Huskies blog The UConn Blog. Here’s the complete Week 14 college football TV schedule, and stay tuned to SB Nation’s college football news hub for more.

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UConn Vs. Cincinnati: Huskies Trail Bearcats 14-0 After One

The Connecticut Huskies play their final game of the regular season today, on the road against the Cincinnati Bearcats. With only five wins on the season the Huskies need to win today's game in order to become bowl eligible. They also have the opportunity to ruin the Bearcats Big East Title hopes. So far, it's not looking good for the Huskies, on either account.

Husky quarterback, Johnny McEntee is responsible for both touchdowns scored in the first quarter. Unfortunately for the Huskies, both scores came via their opponent. First McEntee was sacked, fumbled and the Bearcats recovered the loose ball for a touchdown. Later in the quarter McEntee threw a pick six. The Huskies trail 14-0 entering the second, and have amassed only 23 total yards thus far.

The remainder of the game can be seen on ESPN and ESPN3. Connecticut will begin the second quarter with the football.

For further reading, news, discussion and more, visit Connecticut Huskies blog The UConn Blog. Here’s the complete Week 14 college football TV schedule, and stay tuned to SB Nation’s college football news hub for more.

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UConn Vs. Cincinnati: Game Time, TV Schedule And More

The Connecticut Huskies will travel to Nippert Stadium for its last regular season game at Noon ET on Saturday against the Cincinnati Bearcats live on ESPN and ESPN3.

In seven previous outings, the Bearcats (8-3, 4-2 Big East) lead the Huskies (5-6, 3-3 Big East) by a score of 5-2.

Our fiscal friends at Odds Shark match them up:

The game also pits Cincinnati's No. 28-ranked offense, averaging 33.4 PPG, against a Huskies defense that ranks No. 45 this week at 23.4 PPG. The Bearcats aerial game is averaging 218.4 yards per game, less than the Huskies secondary allows through the air, 286.8 YPG per game. In comparing defenses, the Huskies own the league's No. 11-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 103 yards per game when on the road. Cincinnati, on the other hand, rates No. 21 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

The Huskies are getting eight points in the spread with an over/under of 47.

Connecticut spoiled the Big East title hopes of Rutgers last week by a score of 40-22 while Cincinnati was a 30-13 winner over the embattled Syracuse Orange.

Game date, time: Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. ET

Location: Nippert Stadium

TV channel: ESPN/ESPN3

Spread: UConn is getting eight points (+8)

For further reading, news, discussion and more, visit Connecticut Huskies blog The UConn Blog. Here’s the complete Week 14 college football TV schedule, and stay tuned to SB Nation’s college football news hub for more.

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