QB Bryant Shirreffs threw for 224 yards and two touchdowns in win over the Bearcats
UConn makes its fourth-ever trip to the state of Texas to take on the Cougars.
Senior kicker has had two game-winning field goals this season.
Bobby Puyol hit a 37-yard field goal with 11 seconds left.
UConn vs Cincinnati (photo by Stephen Slade)
Check out the USA Today photo gallery from the football game between UConn and Cincinnati.
UConn vs Syracuse (photo by Stephen Slade)
UConn vs Virginia (photo by Stephen Slade)
Photos from UConn vs. Virginia on September 17, 2016.
2015: Served as UConn's primary kicker for the 2015 season...hit on 16-of-18 field goal attempts and 21-of-24 PATs..was fifth in the country in field goal percentage and led the American...his 16 field goals were the sixth-highest in school single-season history...made seven of his last eight field goal attempts of the season...kicked a career-high 52-yard field goal vs. Marshall in St. Petersburg Bowl (Dec. 26)..field goal was tied as the sixth-highest in school history and set a St. Petersburg Bowl record...was UConn's MVP in the bowl...had three field goals in win vs. Army (Sept. 12) and made two in four other games...tied a then career-high with a 45-yarder against both East Carolina (Oct. 30) and Temple (Nov. 28)...was one of 20 semifinalists for the 2015 Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award given by the Orange Bowl.
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 management major.
BOBBY PUYOL'S CAREER HIGHS Most FGM: 3, vs. Army, 9/12/15 Most FGA: 3, vs. Army, 9/12/15 Longest FG Made: 52, vs. Marshall (St. Petersburg Bowl), 12/26/15 Most PATs: 4, vs. East Carolina, 10/30/15