Running back Lyle McCombs and quarterback Scott McCummings each ran for two touchdowns as Connecticut upset Rutgers 40-22 on Saturday, ending the Scarlet Knights' hopes for a share of the Big East championship.
Nick Williams had 158 return yards, setting up the Huskies in good field position all afternoon, and defensive tackle Kendall Reyes returned a Chas Dodd fumble for a touchdown.
Brandon Coleman had 223 receiving yards and two touchdowns for Rutgers (8-4, 4-3 Big East), which had an outside chance at a BCS bowl bid if it had won. Mohammad Sanu caught nine balls for 133 yards, extending his conference record to 109 receptions this season.
UConn (5-6, 3-3) can become bowl eligible with a win at Cincinnati next Saturday.