Mark L. Baer-US PRESSWIRE
UConn wraps up its season on Saturday with a shot to become bowl eligible.
The UConn Huskies wrap up their 2012 season this Saturday when they host the Cincinnati Bearcats at Rentschler Field. With almost all the other conferences hosting their championship game, the Big East gets a bit of national spotlight as they finish their regular season in Week 14.
UConn's season finale will be broadcast nationally on ABC, with kickoff set for 3:30 p.m. ET. The Huskies still have plenty to play for, as a win would pull them to an even 6-6 on the season and make them bowl eligible. The Bearcats are one of the elite teams in the Big East, and had a shot at BCS berth until falling to Rutgers at home in the final month of the season. The oddsmakers favor the Bearcats, with UC getting five points in most places.
UConn has one of the worst scoring offenses in the country, and they'll be facing a top 20 defense on the other side. The Bearcats are yielding just 17.2 points per game this year, which is 17th in the FBS. UConn, however, isn't too far behind that, holding teams to just 18.5 points per game. So it's likely this one will be a low-scoring, defensive struggle as Paul Pasqualoni's team tries to become postseason eligible.