A win for the Cherries would've saw them create some distance from the relegation scrapheap. However, they are now just five points off the relegation zone, despite being in tenth place.
"I apologise to them for the performance," Howe said. "There's not much else I can say.
"When you're aware of the financial and time sacrifices that people make, you want to reward them with an inspiring performance, one that they can go away and talk about for many years. I don't think that will be happening after that.
"I knew that Huddersfield would have wanted to get the crowd involved in the game today very early.
"Unfortunately for us, we allowed that to happen by conceding early. We fought back very well, but after that, we just faded away. It wasn't great from us. We had no control."