Starting Bulls quarterback Steven Bench was ruled before kickoff, giving senior Bobby Eveld another chance under center. Eveld struggled all afternoon - throwing for 106 yards on 8-24 passing and one interception.
Eveld had one bright series when it counted. Eveld led the Bulls offense on a 13 play, 65-yard drive that resulted in a 44-yard Marvin Kloss field goal that broke the tie, giving the winning score of 13-10. Kloss had made eight straight FG's on attempts of 49, 50, 44, 52, 40 and 47 yds in that streak. Kloss' five FG's of 47 or more yards are most in one season by a Bulls player ever.
The beast has awoken. That beast being defensive lineman, Aaron Lynch. Lynch showed the fans at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut why he was a former Freshman All-American and blue-chip five star recruit coming out of high school. Lynch scored the first points of the game after Ryne Giddins forced the fumble and Aaron Lynch returned it 44-yards for a Bulls touchdown. Entering the week, Lynch didn't have a single sack through the first five games, but picked up his first sack on a crucial third down.
With star running back Marcus Shaw held out of action, freshman running back Darius Tice provided a needed spark on the ground with 69 yards on 11 carries, adding to their mediocre 228 yards of offense. Running back's Willie Davis and Michael Pierre saw time as well.
For the second straight game, the Bulls blocked a field goal - tight end Mike McFarland blocking both of them. Last week, Nate Godwin picked it up a for a Bulls touchdown, and this week star middle linebacker DeDe Lattimore scooped it up and took into UConn territory.
The Bulls won in Connecticut for the first time since 2000, and is the 1st FBS team in at least the last 10 seasons to win consecutive games without an offensive touchdown.
South Florida improved to (2-4,2-0), while UConn stays winless so far in 2013.