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Cincinnati vs. UConn 2012: Huskies lost because of 'stupid turnovers'

The UConn Huskies' season is finally over after being defeated 34-17 at home by the Cincinnati Bearcats.


The UConn Huskies fell to the Cincinnati Bearcats 34-17 on Saturday at Rentschler Field, putting an end to what was a very inconsistent season.

UConn delivered one of the major upsets of the Big East season when it defeated the Louisville Cardinals last week, but that performance couldn't be duplicated.

At 5-7, the Huskies won't be going to a bowl game, and certainly have some offseason questions to answer. Over at The UConn Blog, Andrew Porter sums up everything that went wrong on Saturday for the overmatched Huskies:

Two wins in the last three weeks created a glimmer of hope that UConn could salvage this season but that dream came crashing down onto the frozen East Hartford turf in a predictably frustrating loss filled with offensive penalties, stupid turnovers, inconsistent secondary play and piss-poor blocking.

UConn actually outgained the Bearcats in total yards, 373-356, but lost the game with three turnovers and a brutal yards per carry average of 1.2. The Huskies also racked up nine penalties, constantly thwarting promising drives.

The game was close at 24-17 in the fourth quarter, when George Winn sealed the deal with a 4-yard touchdown run with 10:52 remaining in the contest.