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By PAT EATON-ROBB,  Associated Press

STORRS, Conn. (AP) _ There is a sense of urgency surrounding Saturday’s game between Connecticut and South Florida, two Big East teams that are coming off losses in their first conference games.

Connecticut (2-4, 0-1 Big East) is looking to salvage a season that has seen the defending conference co-champions win just one game against an FBS opponent, and that was Buffalo.

South Florida (4-1, 0-1) tumbled from the Top 25 after losing at Pittsburgh and has spent the past two weeks dissecting that loss and preparing for the Huskies.

USF also has revenge as a motivator. Connecticut has won each of the last two meetings between the teams in the final minute on field goals by kicker Dave Teggart. He hit a 42-yarder as time expired in 2009 to give the Huskies a 29-27 win, and his 52-yarder last season sent UConn to the Fiesta Bowl with a 19-16 victory.

Bulls coach Skip Holtz returns to Connecticut for the first time since coaching the Huskies from 1994-98.

     (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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