Dan Orlovsky threw for 260 yards and two touchdowns and Cornell Brockington rushed for two scores to lead Connecticut to a 45-31 win over visiting Temple.
The Huskies (5-2, 2-2 Big East) overcame a season-high four turnovers with three big plays in the first half, beginning with Larry Taylor's 97-yard TD return on the opening kickoff. It was a turnaround of sorts in the series. The previous two UConn-Temple games opened with a Temple kickoff return for a score.
The win snapped UConn's six-game losing streak against Temple (1-7, 0-3), which has lost 11 straight Big East games.
Orlovsky quickly made it 14-0 on the third play of UConn's first possession when he hit Jason Williams with a 90-yard scoring pass, the third longest in school history. The pass also was Orlovsky's 74th career TD pass, a school record.
Brockington had a 61-yard touchdown run with 3:45 left in the first quarter for a 21-0 UConn lead. He finished with 181 yards on 15 rushes. Walter Washington led Temple with 84 yards rushing, including scoring runs of 5 and 4 yards. He also threw for two touchdowns in the final two minutes of the game, to Ikey Chucku (24 yards) and Phil Goodman (6 yards). He finished with 276 yards passing on 21 of 44 attempts, with one interception.Pittsburgh 41, Rutgers 17 -- Tyler Palko threw for three touchdowns, and Josh Lay returned an interception 82 yards for another score as the host Panthers rolled. Pittsburgh (5-2, 3-1 Big East) has won three straight games, and six in a row over Rutgers.
Rutgers (4-3, 1-2) was trying for its first three-game winning streak since 1992.