STORRS, Conn. (AP) -In just its sixth season in college football's top division, Connecticut won a share of the Big East title.
When Pittsburgh stunned West Virginia on Saturday, that knocked the Mountaineers (10-2, 5-2 Big East) into a tie with UConn (9-3, 5-2) atop the conference standings.
West Virginia had already secured the Big East's automatic Bowl Championship Series berth because of its 66-21 win over the Huskies on Nov. 24.
The co-championship comes in UConn's fourth year in the conference and its sixth season since moving up from what was then called Division I-AA.
``It is something that nobody thought could have happened four years ago or even at the start of this season,'' coach Randy Edsall said Sunday. ``To have it happen in Year 4 in the league is a great compliment to the hard work of our student-athletes, assistant coaches and staff.''
The title is the latest in a series of milestones reached by the Huskies this season. UConn earned its first national ranking in October, won its first game over a ranked opponent that month, and went undefeated at home (7-0) for the first time in school history.
The Huskies are heading to the Meineke Car Care Bowl on Dec. 29 in Charlotte, N.C. It will be UConn's second trip to a bowl. The 2004 team won the Motor City Bowl.

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