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EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -Terry Caulley ran 98 yards for a touchdown, and Larry Taylor returned a punt 72 yards for another to lead Connecticut over Army 21-7 on Saturday.
The win snapped a two-game losing streak for the Huskies (3-3), and prevented Army (3-4) from going over .500 for the time since 1996.
Caulley ran 13 times for 135 yards, giving him a team record 13th 100-yard game. He also went over 3,000 yards for his career.
Connecticut took an early 14-0 lead and neither team scored again until the fourth quarter.
After being pinned on their own 2 by a Owen Tolson punt, Caulley took a handoff up the middle on a trap play at the 9:41 mark of the first quarter. He cut left then sprinted down the sideline, diving into the end zone to complete the second-longest run in team history. Gerry White ran 99 yards for a touchdown in 1960.
Corey Anderson fumbled the ensuing kickoff, but Connecticut went three and out and Graig Vicidomino missed a 42-yard field goal. The former walk-on, who took over last week from senior Matt Nuzie, also missed kicks from 52 and 26 yards.
The Huskies made it 14-0 six minutes later. Larry Taylor took a punt over his shoulder at the Connecticut 28, turned upfield and went 72 yards for a touchdown, freezing Tolson with a move at the Army 35, and making several other players miss with another cut at the 30.
The Black Knights were held to just 86 yards in total offense before quarterback David Pevoto led them on a five-play, 80-yard drive in the fourth quarter. Wide receiver Jeremy Trimble caught consecutive passes of 12 and 61 yards, and tight end Justin Larson made a leaping 3-yard reception in the back of the end zone.
But Connecticut came right back, driving 80 yards in 12 plays, and using up 6:17 on the clock to put the game out of reach.
Quarterback Matt Bonislawski capped the drive by faking a handoff and running a bootleg to the left from 1-yard out.
Bonislawski ran for 30 yards on seven carries, and was 10-of-21 for 139 yards.
Darius Butler intercepted a pass by Pevoto to end the final Army scoring threat. He had two picks in the game, after intercepting the Black Knights three times a year ago.
Pevoto completed 16 of 30 passes 155 yards, but was intercepted three times.
The win culminated a week that began with five Huskies being thrown off the team for bringing beer into the team's hotel the night before last week's 38-16 loss to South Florida.
Army returns to action Saturday, Oct. 21, when the Black Knights welcome TCU to Michie Stadium. Kickoff is slated for 3:30 p.m.