CINCINNATI (AP) -- Bradley Glatthaar ran for 123 yards, including
a 72-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter, to lead Cincinnati to a
28-17 win over Connecticut on Saturday.
Glatthaar also had a 9-yard TD run for the Bearcats (3-3, 1-1
Big East) in their first home game as a member of the conference.
Redshirt freshman D.J. Hernandez was 19-of-43 for 191 yards for
Connecticut (4-2, 1-1) and threw touchdown passes of 16 yards to
Lou Allen and 13 yards to Seth Fogarty. But he was sacked six times
and Cincinnati repeatedly forced him to throw on the run.
Glatthaar's first touchdown, with 2:50 left in the first
quarter, capped an 80-yard drive. The only other scoring in the
first half was a 22-yard field goal by Connecticut's Matt Nuzie,
who missed a 37-yarder earlier.
Cincinnati took control with two scores in the first 6½ minutes
of the second half -- a 7-yard pass from redshirt freshman Dustin
Grutza to Conner Barwin, and 27-yard run by Butler Benton.
Grutza was 9-of-21 for 125 yards.
Turnovers stopped two Connecticut drives in the fourth quarter.
Mike Mickens intercepted a Hernandez pass with 4:46 left, but
Cincinnati was unable to make a first down and had to punt.
The Huskies put together a 71-yard drive on eight plays, capped
by the scoring pass from Hernandez to Fogarty, to pull within 28-17
with 2:40 remaining.
Connecticut recovered the ensuing onside kick at midfield. But
five plays later, Hernandez fumbled at the Bearcats' 40. Kevin
McCullough recovered and Cincinnati was able to run out the