Scores

Final

Connecticut 19

(8-4, 5-2 American)

South Florida 16

(7-5, 3-4 American)

Coverage: ESPN2

8:00 PM ET, December 4, 2010

Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL

1 2 3 4 T
CONN 3 7 3 619
USF 3 0 3 1016

Top Performers

Passing: B. Eveld (USF) - 195 YDS, 1 TD, 3 INT

Rushing: J. Todman (CONN) - 33 CAR, 93 YDS

Receiving: D. Bogan (USF) - 7 REC, 70 YDS, 1 TD

UConn clinches BCS bid on Dave Teggart's last-minute 52-yard FG

Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. -- Dave Teggart had four field goals, including a career-long 52-yarder with 17 seconds to play, as Connecticut clinched the Big East's automatic Bowl Championship Series berth Saturday night with a 19-16 win over South Florida.

Lawrence Wilson had an interception return for a touchdown and Teggart kicked three field goals, including one from 50 yards early in the fourth, to put Connecticut (8-4, 5-2) up 16-6.

Two plays after South Florida linebacker Sam Barrington recovered a fumble by Jordan Todman at the UConn 30, Bobby Eveld pulled the Bulls within 16-13 on a 28-yard TD pass to Dontavia Bogin 6 minutes into the fourth.

Maikon Bonani knotted it at 16 on his 22-yard kick with 1:16 left to complete an 11-play, 74-yard drive.

UConn, which won five straight conference games after starting 0-2 in league play, went 2-4 on the road this year. Todman, who came in averaging 148.1 yards rushing a game this season, picked up 93 yards on 33 carries.

Eveld started for South Florida (7-5, 3-4) in place of B.J. Daniels, who hurt his right leg during a 23-20 overtime win on Nov. 27 at Miami. The freshman went 22 for 41 for 195 yards, with a touchdown pass and three interceptions.

Daniels has a combined 13 passing and rushing touchdowns this season.

South Florida took a 3-0 lead on its first possession when Bonani made a 42-yard field goal. Teggart tied it at 3 on his 40-yard field goal nine minutes into the game.

The Huskies went up 10-3 when Wilson returned a deflected pass 55 yards for a touchdown with 1:11 left in the second. It came one play after South Florida's Jon Lejiste stopped a UConn drive with an interception at the South Florida 7.

Teggart extended the Huskies' advantage to 13-3 with a 22-yard field goal midway through the third. Bonani cut the Bulls' deficit to 13-6 late in the third on his successful kick from 38 yards out.

South Florida lost for the second time in its last six games.

Bulls coach Skip Holtz coached at Connecticut from 1994-98, when the Huskies were an NCAA Division I-AA program with plans to go to Division I.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
CONN
USF
1st Downs1316
Total Yards232333
Passing112195
Rushing120138
Penalties3-357-55
3rd Down Conversions6-176-16
4th Down Conversions0-00-0
Turnovers23
Possession30:3029:30

Passing Leaders

ConnecticutC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Frazer13/291123.901
South FloridaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Eveld22/411954.813

Rushing Leaders

ConnecticutCARYDSAVGTDLG
Todman33932.809
Frey2168.008
South FloridaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Plancher15593.9015
Murray9485.3028

Receiving Leaders

ConnecticutRECYDSAVGTDLG
Smith6589.7022
Griffin3217.0011
South FloridaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Bogan77010.0128
Gidrey34314.3027

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERCONNUSF
FG10:17Maikon Bonani 42 Yd 03
FG06:04Dave Teggart 40 Yd 33
SECOND QUARTERCONNUSF
TD01:11Lawrence Wilson 55 Yd Interception Return (Dave Teggart Kick) 103
THIRD QUARTERCONNUSF
FG07:30Dave Teggart 22 Yd 133
FG02:49Maikon Bonani 38 Yd 136
FOURTH QUARTERCONNUSF
FG13:39Dave Teggart 50 Yd 166
TD08:38Dontavia Bogan 28 Yd Pass From Bobby Eveld (Maikon Bonani Kick) 1613
FG01:16Maikon Bonani 22 Yd 1616
FG00:17Dave Teggart 52 Yd 1916

Research Notes

The UConn Huskies lost 4 games this season, which is tied for the most losses by team to make a BCS bowl game ever.
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