CINCINNATI -- Munchie Legaux threw a career-high three touchdown passes on Saturday, and Cincinnati's defense got two scores of its own, setting up a 35-27 victory over Connecticut that left the Bearcats one of three teams sharing the Big East title.
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Although the Bearcats (9-3, 5-2) got their third title in four years, they likely will miss out on the league's BCS bid. West Virginia (9-3, 5-2) will get it if, as expected, the Mountaineers (No. 23 BCS, No. 22 AP) are the highest-ranked Big East team in the final BCS standings.
Louisville (7-5, 5-2) also shared the title and would have gotten the bid if the Bearcats had lost on Saturday. The Huskies (5-7, 3-4) didn't have another upset in them.
Lineman Walter Stewart plucked the ball from UConn quarterback Johnny McEntee's passing hand in the end zone for Cincinnati's first touchdown, and Drew Frey returned an interception 15 yards for a 14-0 lead.
CINCINNATI, OH - DECEMBER 03: Anthony McClung #6 of the Cincinnati Bearcats runs the ball into the end zone to...
Alex Chisum 22 Yd Pass From Munchie Legaux (Tony Miliano Kick)
Dave Teggart 35 Yd
Anthony McClung 13 Yd Pass From Munchie Legaux (Tony Miliano Kick)
Dave Teggart 46 Yd
Dave Teggart 53 Yd
Dave Teggart 43 Yd
Anthony McClung 31 Yd Pass From Munchie Legaux (Tony Miliano Kick)
Mark Hinkley 3 Yd Pass From Johnny McEntee (Johnny Mcentee Pass To Corey Manning For Two-Point Conversion)
Ryan Griffin 25 Yd Pass From Johnny McEntee (Dave Teggart Kick)
West Virginia has likely clinched the Big East's Automatic BCS Bid. The selection will come down to a 3-way tie between West Virginia, Cincinnati, and Louisville. As of this week, West Virginia was the only team of those three ranked in the Top 25 of the BCS Standings.