EAST HARTFORD, Conn. -- Andre Dixon ran for 153 yards and three touchdowns and Connecticut beat Louisville 34-25 on Saturday for the Huskies first Big East win of the season.
Cody Endres threw for 273 yards and a touchdown as UConn (4-2, 1-1) beat the Cardinals (2-4, 0-2) for the third consecutive season.
Marcus Easley had 108 receiving yards, including a 16-yard touchdown on a screen pass from Endres that helped UConn blow open a 14-13 game with 17 third-quarter points.
Louisville quarterback Adam Froman threw for 295 yards and two touchdowns, including a 4-yard scoring pass on the game's final play.
Louisville fumbled twice on third-quarter drives, once at the UConn 4-yard line with the Huskies leading 21-13. It was the Cardinals ninth loss in their last 10 games against Football Bowl Subdivision opponents.
Dixon gave UConn an early 7-0 lead when he juked past linebacker Preston Pace to score on a 16-yard run. That capped a 61-yard drive set up when Greg Lloyd Jr. tipped a pass, and Blidi Wreh-Wilson made the interception.
The Cardinals ate up over 9 minutes of the first half on a 19-play drive that tied the score 7-7 after a 1-yard plunge by Bilal Powell.
UConn needed just under 3 minutes to make it 14-7. Kashif Moore made a 66-yard catch and run to set up the score, breaking tackles down the UConn sideline to the 12-yard line. After a fourth-down conversion, Dixon took it into the end zone from a yard out.
UConn's final drive of the half ended when Endres through his first interception of the season, a pass that was tipped before being picked by Bobby Burns.
Powell ran for 87 yards on 29 carries for Louisville. The Cardinals' top rusher, Victor Anderson, didn't get a carry until the third quarter. He finished with 58 yards and a 2-yard touchdown run that capped a 74-yard drive in the fourth quarter.
Steve Kragthorpe is now 13-17 since taking over for Bobby Petrino three years ago.
A UCLA football player was suspended indefinitely Friday after he was arrested on suspicion of rape.
The tougher tests await down the road for No. 3 Baylor Bears, but coach Art Briles has seen enough of his Bears to know this is his best team.
A decision has been made that Randy Edsall will not be the football coach at Maryland next season, and discussions are taking place about how and when to separate, a source said Thursday night.
Appalachian State's board of trustees has approved a five-year contract for third-year football coach Scott Satterfield, who guided the Mountaineers through the transition from FCS to FBS.
Florida State running back Mario Pender has been released from the hospital but could be given a medical redshirt if he cannot return to the field this season.
The University of Wisconsin agreed to a 10-year deal with Under Armour on Friday worth a total of $96 million in cash and the retail value of products received.