Geremy Davis caught a school record 15 balls for 207 yards and a touchdown, becoming UConn’s first 1,000-yard receiver since 1998.
The Irish will be making their fourth straight bowl appearance and will play an American Athletic Conference opponent.
UConn AD would not say whether interim coach T.J. Weist, who took over after the firing of Paul Pasqualoni, would get an interview.
Fordham scored 20 points off turnovers, Levon Williams was involved in three, defeating Sacred Heart 37-27 in the first FCS playoff in the Bronx.
Connecticut beat Rutgers 28-17 on Saturday, in the final conference meeting between the two regional rivals.
Rutgers, which has lost two in a row, is looking for a sixth win that would make the Scarlet Knights (5-5, 2-4) bowl eligible.
The Bearcats (8-2, 5-1 AAC) gained 619 yards in total offense, including 422 in the first half when they jumped to a 38-7 lead.
Gary Nova threw a 33-yard touchdown pass to Leonte Carroo on a fourth-and-10 play with 35 seconds to go.
Boyle was 22 of 39 for 310 yards with the three interceptions, one of them in the end zone.
The Knights survived SMU’s rallies from two 21-point deficits in the first game in the new American Athletic Conference.
Kyle Flood has the potential to be a better head coach at Rutgers than Greg Schiano ever was.
Gary Nova threw touchdown passes of 33 and 4 yards to Leonte Carroo in the final 9:55.
The game was a lot closer than the final score in large part because Rutgers’ offense was stagnant after Chas Dodd replaced Nova.
LeGrand was given a sword by the Scarlet Knights with the word “believe” inscribed on it.
Senior Chas Dodd, who started 15 games in his first two seasons before losing the starting job to Nova last year, took over at quarterback.