Connecticut's balanced offense dominated play throughout the middle of the game but the Huskies were only able to put seven points on the board during that 20 minute stretch.
UConn seemed a little keyed up early in the game, fumbling the opening kickoff after some miscommunication by the returners. This set up Peterson's 12-yard toss to Joel Hazard for a quick 7-0 lead with just 35 seconds gone in the game. Then following a return interference call, Ryan Ohliger kicked a 42-yard field goal for a 10-0 second quarter lead.
Peterson then directed a drive that Callender capped with a one-yard plunge for the 17-0 edge and 4:40 left to play in the first half.
Following the ensuing kickoff, UConn's 79 yard balanced attack resulted in their first Big East score when Brockington scurried around left end for a seven-yard touchdown with just one minute left before the break.
Near the end of the third quarter, UConn got a big break when a short punt was fumbled by BC junior Will Blackmon who had raced 15 yards attempting to make a fair catch only to have the ball bounce off his helmet. The miscue was recovered by senior Justin Perkins at the mid-field mark.
Unlike last week, this was not the beginning of a Connecticut comeback. On third and four at the Eagles 33, Orlovsky's pass was tipped by defensive tackle Al Washington and intercepted by defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka. One first down, a UConn late hit penalty and Peterson's 34 yard second down TD pass to wideout Grant Adams put the Eagles up 24-7 with 12:20 in the game.
Peterson, a junior college transfer from Snow College, later chewed up a lot of time leading BC's offense setting up Ohliger's second field goal, this time a 37-yarder, that extended the Eagles lead to 27-7 with just over five minutes left to play.
UConn (2-1) hosts Army next Saturday, September 25 at noon. The game will be televised by WTXX and ESPN Plus. BC (3-0) heads to Wake Forest for another noon contest that same day.