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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 USF.
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 USF 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 1/2 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.
Eveld started for USF (7-5, 3-4) in place of B.J. Daniels, who hurt his right leg during a 23-20 overtime win Nov. 27 at Miami.