NCAA FOOTBALL The University at Buffalo Bulls stayed in the International Bowl for as long as their special teams and defence would allow Saturday, but in the end it was Donald Brown and the University of Connecticut Huskies that ran away with the victory.

Brown rushed for a career-high 261 yards as the Huskies overcame four turnovers — three from UConn fumbles on punt returns — in the first half to hold the Bulls scoreless in the second half and win the game 38-20. Following the game, Brown, who became only the 14th player in NCAA history to rush for 2,000 yards in a season this year, announced his intention to skip his senior year and enter the NFL draft.

For the second time in a month, a Buffalo football team left the Rogers Centre disappointed.

The Bulls were making their first bowl appearance ever after turning down an invite to the 1958 Tangerine Bowl because of that game’s segregationist rules. The 1958 team was honoured before the game Saturday.