BY THE NUMBERS
Tonight's contest marked Kyle Postma's first start at quarterback in his Houston career.
Junior cornerback Brandon Wilson returned a kickoff 94 yards for a touchdown, giving him two return touchdowns on the season.
With his kickoff return in the fourth quarter, Brandon Wilson became just the second Cougar in history to return multiple kickoff returns for touchdowns in a season.
With his 46 rushing yards in the contest, senior running back Kenneth Farrow moved into fourth on the all-time Houston rushing yards list with 2,966.
Houston now has seven non-offensive touchdowns on the season with four coming on defense and three on special teams.
Steven Taylor finished the contest with 12 tackles for his 10th career double-digit tackle game.
Junior wide receiver Chance Allen set a career-high for receving yards with 105.
Houston fell to 414-352-15 all-time.
With the loss, Houston fell to 10-1 on the year and 6-1 in American Athletic Conference play.
Houston won the toss and deferred to the second half. Senior running back Kenneth Farrow, offensive tackle Alex Cooper, safety Adrian McDonald and linebacker Elandon Roberts were captains.
With a 94-yard kickoff return for a touchdown by junior cornerback Brandon Wilson, Houston now has seven non-offensive touchdowns on the season (four defense, three special teams). The Cougars entered the game ranked fourth in the nation in non-offensive touchdowns since 2010 with 32.
IN THE RANKINGS
This marks the sixth consecutive week in which the Cougars were ranked in both the Associated Press and Amway Coaches' polls.
Houston is 102-37-3 when ranked in the Associated Press poll.
The Cougars are 97-31-2 in regular-season games when ranked in the Associated Press poll.
The Cougars have now scored in 196 consecutive games. Houston has not been shut out since a 48-0 loss to Texas on Sept. 23, 2000.
After each had a reception in tonight's game, junior wide receivers Chance Allen and Demarcus Ayers now have catches in all 11 games this season for Houston.
Sophomore quarterback Kyle Postma found junior wide receiver Chance Allen to make the score 13-10 UConn with 13:55 remaining in the fourth quarter.
After a UConn touchdown made the score 20-10, junior cornerback Brandon Wilson returned the ensuing kickoff 94-yards for his second touchdown return of the season. Wilson previously had a 100-yard return at Louisville on Sept. 12.
With his return, Wilson becomes just the second player in Houston history to have multiple kickoff returns in a season and in a career. Tyron Carrier had four during the 2009 season and seven throughout his career.
Sophomore linebacker DeJuan Hines collected four tackles in the first half to give him a career high. Hines finished the game with 7 tackles.
Senior running back Kenneth Farrow finished the game with 46 yards on 14 carries. With his performance, Farrow now moves into fourth on the all-time Houston rushing yards list with 2,966 passing Joffrey Reyonds (1999-02) who had 2,947, and Robert Newhouse (1969-71) who had 2,961.
Sophomore linebacker Matt Adams collected 10 tackles in the contest to give him a season high. Adams' previous season-best came last week against Memphis when he had seven.
The double-digit tackle game gives Adams two for his career, with his last coming at home against Tulane on Nov. 8, 2014.
Houston pulled within three at 13-10 with 13:55 remaining in the fourth quarter on junior wide receiver Chance Allen caught a 38-yard pass from Kyle Postma for his fourth touchdown reception of the season. Allen finished the game with 105 yards on 6 receptions.
Allen's 105 yards give him a career-high surpassing his previous best of 95 which he had against Vanderbilt on Oct. 31, 2015. His six receptions also matched a career-high with his perfromance at Tulsa on Oct. 3.
Junior kicker Ty Cummings got the Cougars on the scoreboard with 12:36 to play in the second quarter when he connected on a 29-yard field goal. Cummings remains perfect on kicks for the season and is now 5-5 on field goals, and 36-for-36 on extra points.