The Connecticut Huskies (UConn) football team has represented the University of Connecticut in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) football since the team's founding in 1896. The Huskies have played in six post-season bowl games, all following UConn football's transition from Division I-AA to Division I-A in 2000, and Connecticut's entry into the Big East Conference for football in 2004. UConn's longest bowl invitation streak is four seasons, from 2007 to 2010.

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  • The Connecticut Huskies (UConn) football team has represented the University of Connecticut in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) football since the team's founding in 1896. The Huskies have played in six post-season bowl games, all following UConn football's transition from Division I-AA to Division I-A in 2000, and Connecticut's entry into the Big East Conference for football in 2004. UConn's longest bowl invitation streak is four seasons, from 2007 to 2010. Under former head coach Randy Edsall, the Connecticut Huskies football program enjoyed success. Prior to his hiring, UConn only appeared in two post-season football contests, during the 1998 NCAA Division I-AA playoffs. During his tenure as head coach (1999–2011), the Huskies played in five bowl games including one Bowl Championship Series (BCS) bowl game. The team also shared two Big East conference championships and were ranked at various times in the Associated Press (AP), Coaches', and Harris polls, as well as the BCS standings. Following Edsall's departure UConn has played in one bowl game, under current head coach Bob Diaco in 2015. Multiple future National Football League (NFL) draft picks have had superior performances for Connecticut in bowl games, including the first UConn player ever to be picked in the first round of the draft: running back Donald Brown. Brown made appearances in the 2007 Meineke Car Care Bowl, where he led all Connecticut rushers with 72 yards—tied for fifth-best in UConn bowl game history—and the 2009 International Bowl, where he rushed for 261 yards and a touchdown and was named the game's most valuable player (MVP)—the best rushing performance in Connecticut bowl game history. Dan Orlovsky earned MVP honors for his UConn-bowl game-best passing performance in 2004; he was drafted in the fifth round of the 2005 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions. Wide receiver Marcus Easley was drafted in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills. The Huskies' first post-season bowl game was in 2004, when they participated in the 2004 Motor City Bowl in Detroit, Michigan on December 27 against the Toledo Rockets. The most recent UConn bowl game occurred on December 26, 2015, when the Huskies faced the Marshall Thundering Herd in the 2015 St. Petersburg Bowl. A loss in that game brought Connecticut to an overall bowl record of three wins and three losses, a .500 winning percentage. *This bowl game's name has changed one or moretimes since UConn's last appearance. See the linkedarticles for the name change history. (en)
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  • The Connecticut Huskies (UConn) football team has represented the University of Connecticut in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) football since the team's founding in 1896. The Huskies have played in six post-season bowl games, all following UConn football's transition from Division I-AA to Division I-A in 2000, and Connecticut's entry into the Big East Conference for football in 2004. UConn's longest bowl invitation streak is four seasons, from 2007 to 2010. (en)
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  • List of Connecticut Huskies bowl games (en)
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