It was a day to forget in Hartford for UCF (5-3, 3-1).

Four interceptions, weather conditions dipping into the 40s and an abysmal game on special teams culminated to be UCF's first-ever loss in the American Athletic Conference.

"We just didn't play smart football out there in any phase — offense, defense or special teams," head coach George O'Leary said in a release.

UConn (2-6, 1-4) knocked off the reigning American Conference champions 37-29 Saturday.

Despite a strong start on the ground, the UCF offense was stagnant for much of the day. Sophomore quarterback Justin Holman was unable to sustain consistency, and turned the ball over four times.

Defensively, UCF gave up 37 points to the nation's 124th-ranked scoring offense, who came in scoring just 14 points per game.

On special teams, freshman tight end Jordan Akins struggled fielding kickoffs, including a return in which he stumbled out of the end zone and landed on the 1-yard line.

On the Knights' final possession, Holman found J.J. Worton for a would-be first down, but a pass interference flag on Jackie Williams put UCF behind the eight-ball.

That was the story of the game for UCF.

Holman finished completing 22 of his 42 attempts, for 284 yards. The sophomore threw two touchdowns and four interceptions. His most productive target, Worton, hauled in 11 passes for 178 yards and a touchdown.

Sophomore William Stanback had a big day on the ground gaining 141 yards on 28 carries. However, the mistakes across the board by the Knights were too much to overcome.

UCF has a bye week this coming week, and returns to the field on Nov. 14 when its hosts Tulsa.