Up Next: Cincinnati

UP NEXT: Cincinnati

NICKNAME: Bearcats


SERIES: Cincinnati leads 6-2

LAST MEETING: Cincinnati won 35-27 on Dec. 3, 2011
2012 RECORD: UConn 5-6, 2-4 Big East; Cincinnati 8-3, 4-2 Big East

LAST WEEK: UConn defeated No. 19 Louisville 23-20 in triple overtime; Cincinnati defeated South Florida 27-10.

CONNECTICUT CONNECTION: DE Ted Jennings (Dayton), Angelo Pruitt (Cincinnati) and Marquise Vann (Cincinnati) are from Ohio. There are no Connecticut players on the Cincinnati roster. Huskies assistant head coach Hank Hughes coached the defensive line at Cincinnati in 1993.

NOTES AND NOTATIONS: UConn is ranked No. 10 in the NCAA in total defense and No. 9 in rushing defense … Trevardo Williams (30½ sacks) is the Huskies all-time sack leader … Yawin Smallwood is tied for the Big East lead in tackles for loss (15) and is third in total tackles (111).

DID YOU KNOW?: Last season, UConn also played Cincinnati with bowl eligibility on the line. UConn lost 35-27 at Nippert Stadium. However, UConn has rolled the Bearcats the last two games at Rentschler Field, winning 38-17 in 2010 and 40-16 in 2008.