Scores

Final

Connecticut 16

(0-6, 0-2 American)

Cincinnati 41

(5-2, 2-1 American)

Coverage: ESPNU

12:00 PM ET, October 19, 2013

Nippert Stadium, Cincinnati, OH

1 2 3 4 T
CONN 3 0 7 616
CIN 7 20 7 741

Top Performers

Passing: B. Kay (CIN) - 300 YDS, 4 TD

Rushing: M. DeLorenzo (CONN) - 6 CAR, 46 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: G. Davis (CONN) - 8 REC, 140 YDS

Kay throws 4 TDs, Cincinnati beats UConn 41-16

Associated Press
Connecticut vs Cincinnati Highlight
Jordan Luallen pass complete to Mekale McKay for 37 yards to the UConn 31 for a 1ST down.
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CINCINNATI -- Brendon Kay followed one of his best games with an even better one, throwing for four touchdowns and running for another on Saturday as Cincinnati pulled away to a 41-16 victory over winless Connecticut.

The sixth-year senior was the American Athletic Conference's Offensive Player of the Week for a three-touchdown performance in a win over Temple. He had a hand in four first-half touchdowns on Saturday, helping the Bearcats (5-2, 2-1) take control on a cool, rainy afternoon.

Kay tied his career high with the four touchdown passes -- each to a different receiver -- and was 17 of 24 for 300 yards.

UConn (0-6, 0-2) had a tough time overall in what amounted to a homecoming for interim head coach T.J. Weist, who took over after Paul Pasqualoni was fired after four games. Weist was an assistant at Cincinnati the last three seasons under Butch Jones, who left for Tennessee.

One of Weist's first moves as interim coach was elevating freshman Tim Boyle to starting quarterback. In his second start, the 6-foot-4 pocket passer was under constant pressure and threw an interception that helped the Bearcats take control late in the first half.

Deven Drane tipped Boyle's pass and picked it off, returning it 41 yards to the 2-yard line. Kay ran the final few inches on a keeper with 1:31 left in the half.

Boyle was sacked by Silverberry Mouhon as Cincinnati forced a punt, and Kay completed three passes, including a 32-yarder to Max Morrison for another touchdown with 17 seconds left in the half for a 27-3 lead. Boyle was 22 of 39 for 310 yards with the three interceptions, one of them in the end zone.

Connecticut managed only 156 yards while falling behind 34-3 against a defense ranked sixth nationally in yards allowed and fourth in pass defense.

Kay slightly injured the wrist on his throwing arm when it hit a teammate's helmet on a follow-through in the second quarter. He stayed in the game and threw a 41-yard touchdown pass to Blake Annen on the next play, hitting the closely covered tight end in stride.

Kay got his fourth touchdown pass on a quick flip to Anthony McClung, who went 28 yards in the fourth quarter. It was the third time in his career that Kay threw for four TDs.

Jordan Luallen, a running quarterback who comes in for wildcat packages, threw his first career touchdown pass on Cincinnati's opening drive of the second half. He faked a handoff to Kay, who stayed in the game as a receiver and went in motion, and lobbed the ball 27 yards to a wide-open Chris Moore.

The Bearcats nearly had another touchdown in the third quarter when safety Mike Tyson returned an interception 87 yards, but was stripped of the ball at the 7 and fumbled it out of the end zone for a touchback.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
CONN
CIN
1st Downs2223
Total Yards377525
Passing321388
Rushing56137
Penalties7-443-35
3rd Down Conversions6-154-10
4th Down Conversions0-10-1
Turnovers33
Possession31:3728:23

Passing Leaders

ConnecticutC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Boyle22/393107.903
CincinnatiC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Kay17/2430012.540

Rushing Leaders

ConnecticutCARYDSAVGTDLG
DeLorenzo6467.7112
Hyppolite6406.7018
CincinnatiCARYDSAVGTDLG
Luallen12514.309
Green8384.8015

Receiving Leaders

ConnecticutRECYDSAVGTDLG
Davis814017.5027
Foxx56112.2022
CincinnatiRECYDSAVGTDLG
McKay29346.5056
Moore36521.7230

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERCONNCIN
TD12:20Chris Moore 8 Yd Pass From Brendon Kay (Tony Miliano Kick) 07
FG00:42Chad Christen 26 Yd 37
SECOND QUARTERCONNCIN
TD10:30Blake Annen 41 Yd Pass From Brendon Kay (Tony Miliano Kick) 314
TD01:31Brendon Kay 1 Yd Run (Tony Miliano Kick) 321
TD00:17Max Morrison 32 Yd Pass From Brendon Kay (Pat Failed) 327
THIRD QUARTERCONNCIN
TD09:26Chris Moore 27 Yd Pass From Jordan Luallen (Tony Miliano Kick) 334
TD07:04Max DeLorenzo 12 Yd Run (Chad Christen Kick) 1034
FOURTH QUARTERCONNCIN
TD10:04Anthony McClung 28 Yd Pass From Brendon Kay (Tony Miliano Kick) 1041
TD06:19Marquise Vann 40 Yd Fumble Return (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed) 1641