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UConn bowled over

UConn (5-7, 3-4) needed a win to finish bowl eligible for a fifth straight season. The Huskies fell behind Cincinnati 14-0 and never got in position to catch up. Cincinnati won 35-27.

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Connecticut fullback Mark Hinkley (39) catches a three-yard touchdown pass in the second half of an NCAA college football game against Cincinnati, Saturday in Cincinnati, Ohio. Cincinnati safety Wesley Richardson (24) and Connecticut tight end Corey Manning (81) trail the play.

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Cincinnati receiver Anthony McClung (6) falls forward after making a catch against Connecticut defenders Byron Jones (16) and Dwayne Gratz (7) in an NCAA college football game, Saturday in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Connecticut fullback Reuben Frank (47) is tackled by Cincinnati defenders Nick Temple, bottom, JK Schaffer, right, and safety Drew Frey (26) in the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Connecticut running back Lyle McCombs (43) is tackled for a loss by Cincinnati defensive tackle Derek Wolfe (95) in the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Cincinnati tight end Blake Annen (86) makes a catch against Connecticut linebacker Yawin Smallwood (33) in the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Cincinnati linebacker Walter Stewart, left, takes the ball from Connecticut quarterback Johnny McEntee (18) for a touchdown in the end zone during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Connecticut head coach Paul Pasqualoni looks on during a time out in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Cincinnati, Saturday in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Cincinnati running back Isaiah Pead (23) fumbles the ball as he is hit by Connecticut cornerback Dwayne Gratz (7) in the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday in Cincinnati, Ohio. Guard Randy Martinez (53) blocks. Cincinnati recovered the fumble and went on to win 35-27.

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Cincinnati quarterback Munchie Legaux (4) is grabbed by Connecticut lineback Sio Moore (3) in the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday in Cincinnati, Ohio. Legaux got off an incomplete pass on the play and Cincinnati went on to win 35-27.