Noel Thomas caught two touchdown passes, including a 45-yarder on a trick play in the fourth quarter
Groza Award goes to top college football placekicker in the country.
UConn and Cincinnati play on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. on the CBS Sports Network.
QB Bryant Shirreffs led the team with 365 passing yards in loss to the Bulls.
QB Shirreffs led the team with 270 passing yards in win over the Black Knights.
UConn vs Houston (photo by Stephen Slade)
UConn vs USF (photo by Stephen Slade)
Check out the photo gallery from the UConn football game against USF.
Check out the photo gallery from the UConn football game against Army.
UConn takes on UCF
2014: Served as UConn's primary placekicker...connected on 9-of-14 field goals with a long of 45...hit 19-of-22 PAT attempts...averaged 56.8 yards on kickoff attempts...also handled punting duties vs. Temple (Sept. 27), booting six times for a 35.0 yard average...knocked home his first five field goals attempts of the season...went 2-for-2 against Stony Brook (Sept. 6) and Boise State (Sept. 13)...hit a 44-yarder at Tulane (Oct. 11)...made his only attempt, a 43-yarder, in a win over UCF (Nov. 1)...knocked home a career-long 45-yard attempt at Memphis (Nov. 29).
2012: Handled kicking duties in season finale vs. Cincinnati (Dec. 1)...Hit on both PAT attempts and connected on his only FGA attempt of the game and season - a 40-yarder...In the 2012 Blue vs. White Spring Game, hit on both his field goal attempts of 20 and 46-yards...Named to the 2012 BIG EAST All-Academic Team.
High School: Was a finalist for the Palm Beach (Fla.) Placekicker of the Year by the Palm Beach County Sports Commission ... Had career mark of 22-27 in field goals with a long of 54, to break a school record ... Was 189 for 198 on PATs and had a KO touchback percentage of 82% ... First team all-conference 3A-4A as a senior and first team all-area by Orlando Sun Sentinel ... Third team all-state 7A ... Was 9 of 12 on field goals and 50 of 52 on extra points ... Also was the backup QB and passed for 475 career yards and six TDs ... Team won three playoff games in Class 7A tournament as team made it to state semifinals and was regional champion ... Team won 50 games over his four-year HS career ... First-team all-conference three times ... Team won state championship in sophomore year..Also played baseball for three seasons ... High school baseball coach was Frank Torre, Jr., son of former major leaguer Frank Torre and nephew of legendary Joe Torre.
Personal Profile: Robert Francisco Puyol ... Father Orlando played baseball at Florida ... Born Aug. 17, 1993...An exploratory major.