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75th FEDEX ORANGE BOWL No. 12/12 cincinnati vs. no. 21/19 virginia tech jan. 1, 2009 • dolphin stadium (72,230) • miami, fla. • fox

TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION Media Information................................................................ 2 Maps & Directions................................................................. 3 Dolphin Stadium................................................................... 4 Bowl Preview.....................................................................5-7 Game Capsules...................................................................8-9 Depth Chart........................................................................ 10 Rosters...........................................................................11-12 Game Notes...................................................................13-22 2008 Opponents.................................................................. 23 Football History..............................................................24-27 NFL Cats.........................................................................28-29 PLAYER PROFILES The Bearcats..................................................................30-53 COACHING STAFF Head Coach Brian Kelly..................................................54-56 Assistant Coaches & Support Staff..................................57-59 President Dr. Nancy Zimpher............................................... 60 Director of Athletics Mike Thomas....................................... 61 2008 IN REVIEW Game Results...................................................................... 62 Individual Statistics........................................................62-63 Defensive Statistics............................................................. 64 Game-by-Game Statistics..............................................65-68 Superlatives........................................................................ 69 Starters............................................................................... 70 Participation....................................................................... 71 Individual Season/Career Stats......................................73-76 Red Zone............................................................................. 77 Conversions....................................................................78-79 Scoring Drives..................................................................... 80 Long Plays........................................................................... 81 Game Recaps..................................................................82-88 The Last Time...................................................................... 89 Situational Record............................................................... 90 HISTORY Bowl Games........................................................................ 91 Game-by-Game.............................................................92-95 Bowl Records.................................................................95-96

The 2009 FedEx Orange Bowl marks UC’s first trip to Miami since Oct. 7, 1989 when the Bearcats met the Miami Hurricanes at Orange Bowl Stadium. The University of Cincinnati began the public phase of the largest fund-raising campaign in the university’s history on Oct. 25. The Campaign for the University of Cincinnati plans to raise $800 million in funds to support UC’s vision of becoming the finest public urban research university in the country.

media information The University of Cincinnati Sports Communications Office will be represented at the 75th FedEx Orange Bowl by primary football contact Ryan Koslen (513-4973132) and secondary contact Lara Thornton (513-295-4520). uc football team headquarters Fontainebleau Miami Beach 4441 Collins Ave Miami Beach, FL 33140 Phone: (305) 538-2000 uc football PRACTICE FACILITY Barry University 11300 NE 2nd Ave. Miami Shores, FL 33161

This ambitious strategy will be achieved through six initiatives that together will position UC as the finest public urban research university for the 21st Century: ff 21st Century Learning ff Health in the 21st Century ff Science and Technology in the 21st Century ff Arts, Design, and the Humanities in the 21st Century ff Urban Solutions for the 21st Century ff The UC Experience

Ryan Koslen

Lara Thornton

Learn more about Proudly Cincinnati at www.proudlycincinnati.org.

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ON THE COVER ... Head coach Brian Kelly and seniors (l-r), Dustin Grutza, Terrill Byrd, Connor Barwin, Trevor Canfield, Dominick Goodman, and DeAngelo Smith are pictured with the Victory Bell, Keg Of Nails, BIG EAST Championship and River City Rivalry Trophies.

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Photography: Brett Hansbauer, Jeff Harwell, Ashley Kempher (Cover Photo), Wayne Litmer, UC Photographic Services The 2009 Cincinnati Football FedEx Orange Bowl Guide is a product of the UC Sports Communications office, Mike Harris director.

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media information Official Team Headquarters ff The University of Cincinnati football team will be headquartered at the Fontainebleau Resort & Spa located on 4441 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140. ff Barry University will serve as the team’s practice site. Official Media Headquarters ff The Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa located 3030 Holiday Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 will serve as the official media headquarters for the 75th FedEx Orange Bowl. ff The media workroom is located in Salon F at the Marriott Harbor Beach’s third floor convention center. ff All team and bowl materials will be available in the headquarters, as well as daily practice reports, schedule updates, notes and quotes. ff The room will be equipped with desktop computers, high-speed internet connectivity and a laser printer. ff The room also contains telephones, of which all long distance phone calls must be made through calling cards/credit cards. ff The workroom will be open on Sunday, Dec. 28 through Wednesday, Dec. 31 from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., on Thursday, Jan. 1 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and on Friday, Jan. 2 from 9 a.m. to noon. CREDENTIALS ff Credentials are granted at the sole and exclusive discretion of the FedEx Orange Bowl. ff All media credentials may be picked-up at the Official Media Headquarters of the 75th FedEx Orange Bowl in Salons G - J of the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa third floor convention center. ff On game day, media credentials may be claimed at the Media Will-Call (located in the Media Area between Gates F & G of Dolphin Stadium) beginning at 4:00 PM. ff Questions regarding credentials should be directed to Larry Wahl (305-341-4718/lwahl@orangebowl.org). ff Proper identification is required at pick-up. ff NO MEDIA CREDENTIALS WILL BE MAILED.

MEDIA AVAILABILITY

SPORTS Communications REPRESENTATIVES cINCINNATI Ryan Koslen, Associate Director (Primary FB Contact) ff Mobile: 513-497-3132 • Email: Ryan.Koslen@uc.edu Lara Thornton, Associate Director (Secondary FB Contact) ff Mobile: 513-295-4520 • Email: Lara.Thornton@uc.edu Mike Harris, Asst. AD/Sports Communications (Gameday) ff Mobile: 513-240-8884 • Email: Michael.Harris@uc.edu ff Website: www.GoBEARCATS.com

Ryan Koslen

Lara Thornton

Mike Harris

VIRGINIA TECH Dave Smith, Director of Athletics Communications ff Mobile: 540-998-5905 • Email: vtsid@vt.edu Bryan Johnston, Associate Director ff Mobile: 540-998-5908 • Email: blj@vt.edu ff Website: www.HokieSports.com ORANGE BOWL Larry Wahl, Vice President, Media and Public Relations ff Mobile: 305-613-3196 • Email: lwahl@orangebowl.org Meesha Emmett, Communications Assistant ff Office: 305-341-4785 • Email: memmett@orangebowl.org ff Website: www.OrangeBowl.org TRAVEL ITINERARY ff Cincinnati will travel to Miami via charter air service on Dec. 26. UC’s travel party will depart Cincinnati at 1 p.m. and arrive at Miami International Airport at 3:30 p.m.

BOWL WEEK INTERVIEWS ff Please see the schedule below for media availability in Miami. ff All interviews with UC coaches, student-athletes and staff MUST be coordinated through the sports communications office. ff Contact either Ryan Koslen (513-497-3132) or Lara Thornton (513-295-4520) to make arrangements. ff Interviews will not be permitted at the team hotel. PRACTICES ff Cincinnati will practice at the Buccaneer Field complex on the campus of Barry University in Miami Shores, Fla. ff All practices are closed to the general public, but selected workouts will be open to the media. ff UC head coach Brian Kelly and selected players will be available for interviews following practice. ff There is a parking area (off of 115th Street at NW 1st Ave) adjacent to the tennis courts on the northwest side of the Health & Sports Center where media will be able to park. ff From the parking areas, there is a walkway that takes you out to Buccaneer Field where the practice area is located. GameDay Multimedia Services ff Complimentary wireless, hard-wire and high-speed internet access will be available in the press box, auxiliary press area and Digital Media room. POSTGAME ff After a brief cooling off period, head coach Brian Kelly and selected players will be made available to the media in the designated interview area at Dolphin Stadium. ff Per Bowl Championship Series regulations, the UC locker room will be open to the media for a minimum of 30 minutes after the postgame cooling off period ends.

DATE | TIME Friday, Dec. 26 3:30 p.m.

ACTIVITY

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Team Arrival

Miami International Airport

Open

Coach Kelly available for brief interviews

Saturday, Dec. 27 11 a.m.-12:45 p.m. 2-2:15 p.m.

Practice Beach BBQ

Barry University Fontainebleau Beachfront

Open Open

Photo/Video First 20 minutes; Coach Kelly and selected players available post practice 15 minute photo opportunity

Marriott Harbor Beach Barry University Fogo de Chao - Miami Beach

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Defensive Coordinator Joe Tresey & six players available Photo/Video First 20 minutes; Coach Kelly and selected players available post practice 15 minute photo opportunity

Marriott Harbor Beach Miami Veteran’s Hospital Barry University

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Offensive Coordinator Jeff Quinn & six players available Coach Kelly & selected players available for brief interviews Photo/Video First 20 minutes; Coach Kelly and selected players available post practice

Sunday, Dec. 28 9:30-10:15 Press Conference 1-3 p.m. Practice 6:30-6:45 p.m. Team Dinner Monday, Dec. 29 8:30-9:15 Press Conference 9-11 a.m. Hospital Visit 2:45-4:45 p.m. Practice

INTERVIEWS

Tuesday, Dec. 30 11:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m.

AvMed Coaches Luncheon

Loew’s Miami Beach

Open

Coach Kelly will speak at the luncheon

Wednesday, Dec. 31 9:15-10:45 a.m. 4-4:45 p.m.

Press Conference Pep Rally

Marriott Harbor Beach Hyatt Bayside

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Coach Kelly Press Conference Coach Kelly & selected players will speak at event

Thursday, Jan. 1 8 p.m.

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MAPS & DIRECTIONS

DIRECTIONS TO DOLPHIN STADIUM

From Miami (POINTS SOUTH) ff I-95 North, to North on the Florida Turnpike, to Exit # 2X (Dolphin Toll Plaza), to Dolphin Stadium ff I-95 North to Ives Dairy Road, West on Ives Dairy Road for approximately 5 miles, Dolphin Stadium will be on your right ff North on the Palmetto Expressway (Route 826) to NW 27th Avenue (Route 817), proceed North on NW 27th Avenue to NW 199th Street (Dan Marino Boulevard), turn right at NW 199th Street to Stadium From Ft. Lauderdale (POINTS NORTH) ff Florida Turnpike South to Exit # 2X (Dolphin Stadium Toll Plaza) to the east side of Dolphin Stadium ff Florida Turnpike South to Exit # 47 (27th Avenue/ University Drive); south on 27th Avenue/ University Drive to the west side of Dolphin Stadium ff I-95 South to Ives Dairy Road, head west (right) for 5 miles; Dolphin Stadium will be on your right hand side.

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The Orange Bowl Committee Media Relations Office will provide a courtesy shuttle from the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa Convention Center to Dophin Stadium on gameday. Shuttles will run at the top of each hour from 3-6 p.m. Shuttles will pick up members of the media at the downstairs entrance of the Marriott and drop off near Gate F. Following the game, the shuttle service will transport members of the media to the Marriott one hour after the conclusion of the game. The shuttle, which will pick up at Gate G, will run at the top of each hour through 3 a.m.

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DOLPHIN STADIUM

Entering its 21st year of operation, Dolphin Stadium, originally known as Joe Robbie Stadium, was the first of its kind to be constructed entirely with private funds. The late Joe Robbie led the financing campaign to build “Joe Robbie Stadium”(JRS) for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL). On March 7, 1990, H. Wayne Huizenga, then Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Blockbuster Video and Huizenga Holdings Inc., agreed to purchase fifty percent of Joe Robbie Stadium and became the point man in the drive to bring Major League Baseball to South Florida. That effort was rewarded in July of 1991, when South Florida was awarded a National League expansion franchise. On January 24, 1994, Mr. Huizenga acquired the remaining fifty percent of the stadium to give him complete ownership. Since 1991, more than $250 million have been spent to upgrade and renovate the stadium. In April 2006, Dolphins Enterprises CEO Joe Bailey, announced and unveiled the new stadium logo and modified name. The stadium name was changed to Dolphin Stadium, and a new, modern-looking dolphin in orange, teal, blue and platinum colors with the words Dolphin Stadium was unveiled as the new stadium logo. Also unveiled were the two largest hi-definition video boards in professional sports and a new fascia LED ribbon-board, the largest in the world. In 2007, Dolphin Stadium completed a historic transformation, unlike any stadium has experienced in the United States. Working with HOK Sport and Stiles Corporation, both renowned in their respective fields of design and construction, the stadium underwent $250 million in renovations and improvements. The new Dolphin Stadium has solidified its place as the premier stadium of the Americas.

DOLPHIN STADIUM QUICK FACTS

FedEx Orange Bowl Capacity.............................................................................................72,230 Opening Date..................................................................................................... August 16, 1987 Project Cost.................................................................................................. $115 Million Dollars Project Site Area............................................................................................................160 acres Architect . ............................................................. HOK Sports Facilities Group (Kansas City, MO) Playing Surface............................................................ Prescription Athletic Turf (Natural Grass) Drainage.......................................Firm Playing Surface Within 30 Minutes of a 3” Per Hour Rain Lighting For Playing Field........................ 560 Metal Halide (150+ foot candles at playing field)

POSTSEASON COLLEGE FOOTBALL GAMES AT DOLPHIN STADIUM

1996 FedEx Orange Bowl (12/31/96)............................................. Nebraska 41, Virginia Tech 21 1998 FedEx Orange Bowl (01/02/98)...............................................Nebraska 42, Tennessee 17* 2000 FedEx Orange Bowl (01/02/00)........................................... Michigan 35, Alabama 34 (OT) 2001 FedEx Orange Bowl (01/03/01)............................................Oklahoma 13, Florida State 2* 2002 FedEx Orange Bowl (01/02/02)......................................................Florida 56, Maryland 23 2003 FedEx Orange Bowl (01/02/03)..................................................................USC 38, Iowa 17 2004 FedEx Orange Bowl (01/01/04).........................................Miami (Fla.) 16, Florida State 14 2005 FedEx Orange Bowl (01/04/05)....................................................... USC 55, Oklahoma 19* 2006 FedEx Orange Bowl (01/03/06)................................. Penn State 26, Florida State 23 (3OT) 2007 FedEx Orange Bowl (01/02/07)..............................................Louisville 24, Wake Forest 13 2008 FedEx Orange Bowl (01/03/08).................................................Kansas 24, Virginia Tech 21 *-National Championship

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he University of Cincinnati football team, winners of the 2008 BIG EAST Championship, accepted a bid to the 75th FedEx Orange Bowl on Dec. 7, setting up a matchup with Virginia Tech, the Atlantic Coast Conference Champion, on Jan. 1 at Dolphin Stadium in Miami. The Bearcats (11-2) will make their first-ever trip to a Bowl Championship Series game and will play on Jan. 1 for the first time since the Sun Bowl on Jan. 1, 1951. The game will be televised nationally on FOX. STREAKS, STORYLINES, SIDEBARS ff

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UC clinched its first BIG EAST title and will play in a Bowl Championship Series game, the 75th FedEx Orange Bowl on Jan. 1 in Miami, Fla., for the first time in school history. UC is ranked No. 12 in both the Associated Press poll, USA Today Coaches Poll, and Bowl Championship Series rankings, its highest ranking in all three polls in school history. Under second-year coach Brian Kelly, Cincinnati now has its second straight 10-win season. Before Kelly arrived, Cincinnati had exactly one 10-win season (1951). UC had one of the longest seasons in college football as it played one of the first games of the season on Aug. 28 and the last game of the season at Hawai’i on Dec. 6. UC has used five quarterbacks this season, Chazz Anderson, Zach Collaros, Dustin Grutza, Demetrius Jones, and Tony Pike. Despite the different signal callers, UC ranks second in the BIG EAST in passing offense (254.1) and passing efficiency (139.4). Pike ranks second in the league in passing efficiency (141.1). The UC defense has produced 33 sacks in its last 10 games after recording four in the first three games of the season.

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bowl preview game 14 • 2009 FEDEX ORANGE BOWL No. 12/12 cincinnati vs. no. 21/19 virginia tech jan. 1, 2009 • dolphin stadium (72,230) • miami, fla. • fox

setting the scene THE 75th FEDEX ORANGE BOWL Series: Tied at 4-4 Last Meeting: No. 11 Va. Tech 29, UC 13 Sept. 23, 2006 • Lane Stadium

cincinnati BEARCATS

Television: FOX

2008 Record: 11-2 Ranking (AP/Coaches): 12/12 Last Game: Dec. 6, 2008 W, 29-24 at Hawai’i Radio: 700 WLW Head Coach: Brian Kelly Dan Hoard (PXP), Jim Kelly, Jr. (ANA) Tom Gelehrter (SL), & Mo Egger (Host/ENG) Career Record: 159-56-2 vs. Virginia Tech: First Meeting

2008 Record: 9-4 Ranking (AP/Coaches): 21/19 Last Game: Dec. 6, 2008 W, 30-12 vs. Boston College Head Coach: Frank Beamer Career Record: 218-112-4 vs. UC: 4-1

Thom Brennaman (PXP), Charles Davis (ANA), Chris Myers (SL)

Radio: ESPN Radio

Ron Franklin (PXP), Ed Cunningham (ANA) Jack Arute (SL)

virginia tech HOKIES

STATISTICAL LEADERS Rushing Jacob Ramsey 148 car., 674 yds., 2 TD Passing Tony Pike 183-for-291, 7 Int., 2,168 yds., 18 TD Receiving Mardy Gilyard 74 rec., 1,118 yds., 10 TD

STATISTICAL LEADERS Rushing Darren Evans 259 car., 1,112 yds., 10 TD Passing Tyrod Taylor 86-for-151, 6 Int., 896 yds., 2 TD Receiving Danny Coale 33 rec., 356 yds., 0 TD

GOBEARCATS.COM PROFILES THE BEARCATS |

BY JOSH KATZOWITZ

In August, the University of Cincinnati Bearcats thought they had figured out their offensive personnel. Although it didn’t appear as if former quarterback Ben Mauk, who had one of the best seasons by a signal-caller in UC history the year before, would return for a sixth year of eligibility, coach Brian Kelly was confident with Dustin Grutza. Grutza had started his first two seasons at UC and had played a capable backup to Mauk during the Bearcats 10-3 season in 2007. Sure enough, Grutza was extremely effective in the season-opening victory against Eastern Kentucky, but vs. Oklahoma the next week, he broke his leg. Thus began the quarterback carousal that would continue revolving throughout the season. Tony Pike, who narrowly had lost the starter’s job to Grutza, entered and led the Bearcats to a victory against rival Miami, but he broke his non-throwing hand against Akron and had to be relieved by redshirt freshman Zach Collaros. The next two games, redshirt freshman Chazz Anderson started and played well enough to beat Marshall and Rutgers. By the time of the South Florida game, Pike was healthy enough to play most of the contest, and although Grutza has had to relieve an injured Pike twice late in the season – Grutza led the Bearcats on scoring drives to help knock off Louisville and Hawaii – the Bearcats have played remarkably well despite the fact they’ve competed with five quarterbacks this season (Demetrius Jones took one snap in the Louisville game). Pike, a Cincinnati native, earned second-team all-BIG EAST honors, no small feat considering he Tony Pike did not appear on UC’s depth chart entering fall camp. The quarterbacks, of course, have had some help from their receivers. Senior Dominick Goodman has had a standout season, catching a team-high 78 passes for 977 yards and seven scores and breaking the school’s career touchdown receptions record with 22 in the process. Meanwhile, Mardy Gilyard – named the conference’s special teams player of the year – also has proven himself as one of the best receivers in the BIG EAST by recording 74 catches for a school-record 1,118 yards and 10 touchdowns. Gilyard was a first-team all-BIG EAST selection at both wide receiver and kick returner while Goodman earned a second-team spot at wideout. The Bearcats, who would like to see more success from their running game, have had nice contributions from Jacob Ramsey and John Goebel. Together, the duo has gained more than 1,200 yards and managed nine scores. Lately, though, true freshman Isaiah Pead had given the offense a Mardy Gilyard

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schedule/results (11-2, 6-1 BIG EAST) AUGUST 28 Eastern Kentucky

W, 40-7

SEPTEMBER 6 at No. 4/4 Oklahoma (ABC) 20 Miami (Oh) (ESPN360) 27 at Akron (FSN Ohio)

L, 52-26 W, 45-20 W, 17-15

OCTOBER 3 at Marshall (ESPN) 11 Rutgers * (BE Network) 25 at Connecticut * (BE Network) 30 NO. 24/23 USF * (ESPN)

W, 33-10 W, 13-10 L, 40-16 W, 24-10

NOVEMBER 8 at No. 20/23 West Virginia * (ESPNU) W, 26-23 (OT) 14 at Louisville * (ESPN2) W, 28-20 22 No. 20/19 Pittsburgh * (ESPN2) W, 28-21 29 Syracuse * (BE Network) W, 30-10 DECEMBER 6 at Hawai’i (ESPN2) JANUARY 75th FedEx Orange Bowl (Miami, fLA.) 1 vs. No. 21/19 Virginia Tech (FOX)

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bowl preview nice boost, using his speed and shiftiness to average 6.6 yards per carry. The offensive line also has played an important role in allowing UC to average 375.3 yards of total offense per game. Senior guard Trevor Canfield, a second-team selection to the All-BIG EAST squad, has been a consistent factor for UC the past three seasons. He’s started 38-straight games, and this year, with the help of center Chris Jurek, tackles Jeff Linkenbach and Khalil El-Amin, and first-year guard Jason Kelce, the offensive line has played well.

POSTSEASON HONORS National Awards AFCA All-America Team Kevin Huber, P AFCA Region 1 Coach of the Year Brian Kelly FWAA All-America Team Kevin Huber, P

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Associated Press All-America First Team Kevin Huber, P Associated Press All-America Second Team Trevor Canfield, OG Associated Press All-America Third Team Mike Mickens, CB Phil Steele All-America First Team Kevin Huber, P Phil Steele All-America Fourth Team Mardy Gilyard, KR

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Rivals.com All-America First Team Mardy Gilyard, KR Rivals.com All-America First Team Kevin Huber, P Rivals.com All-America Third Team Mike Mickens, CB Sporting News All-America Second Team Kevin Huber, P

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Sporting News BIG EAST Coach of the Year Brian Kelly Walter Camp All-America Second Team Mike Mickens, CB BIG EAST Honors BIG EAST Coach of the Year Brian Kelly BIG EAST Special Teams Player of the Year Mardy Gilyard, KR

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First Team Connor Barwin, DE Mardy Gilyard, KR & WR Kevin Huber, P Mike Mickens, CB Brandon Underwood, S Second Team Terrill Byrd, DT Trevor Canfield, OL Dominick Goodman, WR Tony Pike, QB

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DEFENSE Perhaps the biggest surprise for UC’s defense was set into motion before spring practice began. That’s when Kelly informed Connor Barwin that he would be moving to the defensive side of the ball. During his three-year UC career prior to that moment, Barwin had played as a tight end and had recorded 52 catches for 691 yards and five touchdowns in his career. But now, Kelly was asking him to sacrifice for the greater good of the team, which was losing standouts Anthony Hoke and Angelo Craig from the defensive line. Kelly was asking Barwin to move to defensive end. Though some were skeptical at first – after all, Barwin is a potential NFL player, so moving him to defense in his final year with the Bearcats might prove detrimental to his future professional plans – the move has paid off handsomely for the Bearcats. In fact, former player Mike Daniels, who graduated last season, called Kelly’s idea a stroke of genius and perhaps the most impressive decision he’s made since he was hired after the 2006 regular season. Barwin enters the Orange Bowl game with 11 sacks, two off Hoke’s school season record set last year, seven pass breakups and three blocked kicks – good enough to make the All-BIG EAST first team. Kelly’s move, turns out, was immensely successful. With Barwin and Lamonte Nelms – another first-year starter who managed 6 ½ sacks and 14 tackles for a loss – in the defensive end slots, they’ve taken advantage of the strong play of defensive tackles Adam Hoppel and Terrill Byrd, both of whom combined for 7 ½ sacks this year. Overall, UC recorded 35 sacks, tops in the BIG EAST. As strong as the Bearcats are on the line, their secondary is equally as dangerous. Led by senior cornerbacks Mike Mickens, an all-American last year, and DeAngelo Smith, the defensive backs managed 16 interceptions this season. Moving to free safety, Brandon Underwood, a transfer from Ohio State, had a first-team all-BIG EAST worthy season, and, based on his hitting ability, Aaron Webster won the strong safety job midway through the season and has been a solid player there ever since. The experience factor for UC also plays an important role in its defensive abilities. The Bearcats start 10 seniors on defense – the lone exception is Webster, a junior – and much of that experience comes from the linebacker unit. Ryan Manalac, a two-year starter, patrols the middle of the UC defense and led the team with 74 total tackles, and Corey Smith, the strong-side linebacker, has accumulated 61 total tackles with two sacks and an interception. But perhaps the biggest surprise in the linebacker unit is Torry Cornett on the weak side. He began his career as a basketball player at Prairie View A&M, started 10 games as a freshman and finished the season averaging 6.0 points and 2.8 rebounds per contest. But he transferred to UC to play football, and for most of his sophomore and junior seasons, he performed on special teams. This year, though, Kelly moved him to linebacker, where he won a starting job and recorded 67 tackles and a sack. Just one more contributor on a Bearcats defense that has led the team all season.

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game capsules A GAME-BY-GAME LOOK AT THE HISTORIC 2008 CAMPAIGN |

BY RYAN KOSLEN & JEFF WALLNER

Cincinnati 17, Akron 15 Jake Rogers’ 48-yard field goal put the Bearcats ahead with 7:45 remaining in a comeback road win for the Bearcats. The Bearcats drove 42 yards in nine plays with redshirt freshman quarterback Zach Collaros leading the offense. Collaros entered the game when Tony Pike suffered a broken left forearm in the fourth quarter. Collaros has a seven-yard, third-down scamper that put UC in field goal range. The victory wasn’t assured until Brad Jones intercepted a Chris Jacquemain pass at the Akron 44 with 1:31 left. Prior to being injured, Pike was 23-of-34 for a career-best 320 yards and two touchdowns. Mike Mickens had a career-high 14 tackles, including 12 solo stops. He also added three pass breakups, and a tackle for a loss.

Cincinnati 40, Eastern Kentucky 7 Dustin Grutza was 21-for-28 passing for 296 yards and a career-high three touchdowns in the Bearcats’ season-opening victory before 26,913 fans at Nippert Stadium. Cincinnati won its fourth consecutive season opener, while improving to 8-0 vs. Ohio Valley Conference opponents. Mardy Gilyard, who had never caught more than one pass in a game, had six catches for 101 yards and two touchdowns. Dominick Goodman had 10 catches for 144 yards and two touchdowns. Gilyard and Goodman were the first UC receiving due to break the 100 yard mark in the same game since Oct. 16, 1993. Justin Moore had his first career interception. Oklahoma 52, Cincinnati 26 Sooners quarterback Sam Bradford passed for 395 yards and five touchdowns. The Bearcats trailed 21-13 at halftime before OU pulled away by scoring three third- quarter TDs. Senior quarterback Dustin Grutza was 19-of-29 for 218 yards and a touchdown before suffering a fractured fibula in the third quarter. Mardy Gilyard returned a kickoff 97 yards for a TD, breaking one of the longest return droughts in college football. UC’s last score on a kickoff return came 145 games ago in 1995. Gilyard finished with a BIG EAST record 246 return yards and a school-record 365 all-purpose yards. Cincinnati forced OU quarterback Sam Bradford into a pair of interceptions. Brad Jones and Brandon Underwood picked up interceptions for UC.

Cincinnati 33, Marshall 10 Redshirt freshman Chazz Anderson, making his first collegiate start, passed for 158 yards and rushed for a TD, leading UC to a key non-league road win. He finished the game 16-of-26 for 158 yards. Connor Barwin blocked a pair of punts, with one leading to a safety. Junior Jacob Ramsey rushed for a career-high 99 yards. Dominick Goodman had TD catches of 14 and 7 yards and recorded a team-best 51 yards on six receptions. Mike Mickens, Cedric Tolbert, and Aaron Webster all had interceptions for the Bearcats. Torry Cornett had a career-best nine tackles. Freshman Isaiah Pead entered the game in the fourth quarter and gained 69 yards on 11-straight carries. Cincinnati 13, Rutgers 10 Redshirt freshman Chazz Anderson, making his second career start, was 21-for-29 for 239 yards and had an 8-yard TD run as UC opened BIG EAST play with a win. Junior Jacob Ramsey rushed for 86 yards on 14 carries. Junior punter Kevin Huber punted nine times for a 46.4 average, and the defense held Rutgers to 62 yards rushing, helping the Bearcats overcome 12 penalties for 115 yards. Huber hit a career-best 64-yard punt in the game. The defense held Rutgers to two rushing yards and two first downs in the first half. Sophomore kicker Jake Rogers hit a pair of field goals, including a 50-yarder in the fourth quarter. Cincinnati did not record a passing touchdown for the first time this season. UC also saw its 19-game streak of forcing a turnover end.

Cincinnati 45, Miami 20 Tony Pike, making his first career start, passed for 241 yards and three touchdowns in the 113th meeting between the two schools. UC claimed the Victory Bell for the third-straight season in the nation’s longest non-conference rivalry. The school’s first meeting, on Dec. 8, 1888, was the first college football game played in Ohio. Mike Mickens’ 72-yard interception return for a touchdown, the third of his career, prevented a second-half rally by the RedHawks. Pike threw touchdown passes to Mardy Gilyard, Ben Guidugli, and Kazeem Alli. John Goebel added a pair of rushing touchdowns and a 63-yard performance. Jake Rogers converted on UC’s first field-goal attempt of the season.

Connecticut 40, Cincinnati 16 UConn scored 20 points in the fourth quarter to break open a close game. Tony Pike and Chazz Anderson combined to throw for 259 yards. Pike started for the first time since breaking his non-throwing arm back in September, but did not return after halftime due to numbness in his left hand. Pike was 10-of-27 for 136 yards with a touchdown and an interception. The Huskies’ defense held Cincinnati to just 30 yards rushing. Jake Rogers hit three field goals, connecting from 29, 54, and 22 yards. His 54-yard kick was the third longest in BIG EAST history and secondlongest of his career. Rogers nailed a 55-yard kick as a freshman against Oregon State. Connor Barwin recorded his third blocked punt of the season.

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game capsules game in the fourth quarter with a bruised sternum. The win gave the Bearcats (8-2, 4-1) a halfgame lead over idle West Virginia and No. 21 Pittsburgh. Dominick Goodman caught nine passes for 134 yards and a touchdown. The TD was the 21st of his career, tying him with Jim O’Brien for the school record. Dustin Grutza, playing for the first time since being injured at Oklahoma on Sept. 6, releived Pike and led UC on a five-play 72-yard drive that ended in six-yard scamper from John Goebel, putting UC up 28-20 with 6:29 left in the game.

Cincinnati 24, South Florida 10 Junior QB Tony Pike returned to the starting lineup and was 20-of-28 passing for 281 yards and two touchdowns in a victory over the 23rd-ranked Bulls. Mardy Gilyard had four receptions for 98 yards and a touchdown. Despite allowing 356 total yards, the Bearcats twice held USF without points from inside the 10-yard line in the fourth quarter. Bulls QB Matt Grothe, who was pressured throughout, was 13-of-31 for 174 and three interceptions. Connor Barwin recorded his first touchdown of the season off a one-yard pass from Pike. Zach Collaros took over for Pike late in the game and led UC to key first downs running the ball to run out the clock. Mike Mickens had his 13th career interception in the game, setting the UC record. Cincinnati 26, West Virginia 23 (OT) Mardy Gilyard returned the opening kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown, but that was just the beginning of the drama. The Bearcats led 20-9 with 1:11 remaining, but No. 20 West Virginia rallied with a touchdown, two-point conversion, on-side kick recovery and a game-tying 52yard field goal by Pat McAfee on the final play of regulation. Trailing 23-20 in overtime, junior QB Tony Pike tossed a 2-yard TD pass to Kazeem Alli for the winning score. The Bearcats defeated WVU for just the second time in 17 meetings. UC had led 20-7 at the half, but mustered only three first downs in the second half. Thanks to a potent showing by the UC defense, WVU turned it over twice on downs inside the Bearcats10-yard line in the fourth quarter. The Bearcats held West Virginia to 98 yards rushing in the game, becoming the first team since Virginia Tech on Oct. 5, 2001 to hold the Mountaineers under 100 yards in a game. Gilyard’s 100-yard return tied him with Walter Heuck (vs. Denison, 1910) for the longest in school history. It is the 13th 100yard touchdown return in BIG EAST history and the first since Louisville’s Trent Guy ran one back 100 yards on Sept. 15, 2007 against Kentucky.

Cincinnati 28, Louisville 20 Cincinnati, ranked No. 22, remained in the hunt for a Big East title with a victory at Louisville, ending a five-game losing streak against the Cards and winning back the Keg Of Nails for the first time since 2002. Tony Pike passed for 250 yards and two touchdowns before leaving the

Cincinnati 28, Pittsburgh 21 The Bearcats defeated Pitt for the first time in seven meetings before a crowd of 35,098, the largest in Nippert Stadium’s 106-year history. The Bearcats fans stormed the field prematurely with four seconds left in the game, retreated, and charged on again after Brandon Underwood ended Pitt’s multiple-lateral desperation play as time expired. UC took possession of the River City Rivalry Trophy, a four-foot tall, 96-pound affair, for the first time. Junior quarterback Tony Pike was nearly flawless, going 26-for-32 for 309 yards and three touchdowns, all to different receivers. Marcus Barnett caught his first TD pass of the season. Pike’s 39-yard TD pass to Mardy Gilyard put the Bearcats ahead 21-0. Cincinnati had a season-high seven sacks, helping them move within one victory of the BIG EAST championship. Dominick Goodman caught his 22nd career touchdown pass, taking sole possession of the school record. UC wore red jerseys for the first time since 2003.

Cincinnati 30, Syracuse 10 No. 16 Cincinnati clinched an outright BIG EAST championship and BCS Bowl berth, the first in school history, with its fourth consecutive victory over Syracuse in the home finale at Nippert Stadium. Tony Pike passed for 272 yards and two touchdowns, John Goebel rushed for 67 yards and a TD, Mardy Gilyard had 11 receptions for 114 yards and Jake Rogers kicked three field goals, all in the second quarter. The crowd of 34,603 was the sixth-largest in UC history and stormed the field for the trophy presentation. The Bearcats averaged 31,964 fans this season, a school record. UC won its first outright conference football title since 1964. UC tied the school record with 10 wins, the second-straight season the Bearcats achieved that mark. Cincinnati 29, Hawaii 24 The No. 13 Bearcats rallied from a 14-point deficit with 19 straight fourth-quarter points, including a 69-yard touchdown by Mardy Gilyard on a pass from Dustin Grutza with 4:42 remaining in their regular-season finale at Aloha Stadium. Gilyard took the swing pass, broke a tackle and sprinted the rest of the way, stunning the Warriors and the crowd. Grutza entered the game in relief of Tony Pike who suffered from dehydration in the fourth quarter. Cincinnati won 11 games for the first time in school history. Gilyard finished with seven catches for 136 yards and a touchdown. Jake Rogers kicked field goals of 53 and 44 yards. Brandon Underwood started the comeback with a 20-yard interception return for a touchdown. Delbert Ferguson made his first career reception in the second quarter for a one-yard touchdown. Isaiah Pead finished the game with a career-best 78 yards on eight carries. Corey Smith made the play in the end zone to give UC its second safety of the season. The game ended at about 10:15 p.m., or 3:15 a.m Sunday in Ohio, and closed college football’s regular season.

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DEPTH CHART vs. No. 21/19 Virginia Tech

TM

Offense

LT LG

71 Jeff Linkenbach 66 Sam Griffin

6-6 313 Jr.-2L 6-5 255 So.-SQ

60 Jason Kelce 59 Alex Hoffman

6-3 295 So.-1L 6-7 280 Fr.-HS

C

56 Chris Jurek 72 Evan Davis

6-2 290 Jr.-1L 6-4 260 Fr.-HS

RG

76 Trevor Canfield 53 Randy Martinez

6-5 305 Sr.-3L 6-2 265 Fr.-RS

RT TE Slot

79 Khalil El-Amin 68 Craig Parmenter

6-4 312 Sr.-2L 6-6 285 Fr.-RS

19 Ben Guidugli 83 Kazeem Alli

6-2 241 So.-1L 6-2 260 Jr.-2L

85 Marcus Barnett 3 D.J. Woods

6-1 175 So.-1L 6-0 170 Fr.-HS

WR

1 Mardy Gilyard 80 Armon Binns

6-1 190 Jr.-2L 6-4 200 So.-1L

WR QB RB -or- FB

DE -or-

10 89 94

DT DT DE -or-

67 90 95 40 5 98 7

WLB 49 37 MLB 45 50 42 43 38

16 Dominick Goodman 6-1 210 Sr.-3L 87 Charley Howard 6-3 205 So.-1L

SLB -or- CB

15 Tony Pike 4 Dustin Grutza

6-6 225 Jr.-1L 6-2 215 Sr.-3L

SS

17 18

20 Jacob Ramsey 22 John Goebel 23 Isaiah Pead

6-0 230 Jr.-2L 6-1 225 So.-1L 5-11 185 Fr.-HS

FS

8 25

35 Marcus Waugh 3 Delbert Ferguson

6-0 260 Jr.-2L 6-1 230 Sr.-2L

CB

21 32

P layers Kazeem Alli........................................... Ka-ZEEM a-LEE Alex Apyan.....................................................A-pee-un Armon Binns......................................................R-mon Terrill Byrd................................................ Tur-ELL Bird DEFENSE Lamonte Nelms 6-3 255 Sr.-2L Obadiah Cheatham.....................................O-ba-DIE-a Alex Daniels 6-3 260 Jr.-TR Zach Collaras.................................................CO-lair-us Rob Trigg 6-3 260 So.-1L Alex Delisi...................................................Da-LEE-see Drew Frey.................................................................Fry Adam Hoppel 6-2 300 Sr.-2L Mardy Gilyard..................................MAR-dee GIL-yard Ricardo Mathews 6-3 290 Jr.-2L Dan Giordano.......................................... GEE-or-dan-o Kevin Greany ................................................GREEN-ee Terrill Byrd 6-1 290 Sr.-3L Dustin Grutza................................................GROOT-sa John Hughes 6-3 300 Fr.-RS Ben Guidugli..............................................Ga-DOO-lee Tomaz Hilton................................................ TOE-mahz Connor Barwin 6-4 255 Sr.-3L Jason/Travis Kelce............................................ KEL-see Curtis Young 6-3 260 Jr.-SQ Jeff Linkenbach........................................ LINK-un-bok Craig Carey 6-4 251 Jr.-1L Ryan Manalac............................................MAN-a-lack Tahree McQueen.................................................Ti-REE Torry Cornett 6-2 235 Sr.-2L Lamonte Nelms...............................................la-MONT J.K. Schafer 6-1 220 Fr.-HS Quincy Quetant........................................... KWEE-tont Andre Revels.....................................................Rev-uls Ryan Manalac 6-0 235 Sr.-3L Luca Romeo.................................................. ro-MAY-o Andre Revels 6-0 240 Jr.-1L Mark Tabar.......................................................TAY-bar Marcus Waugh.........................................................wa Corey Smith 6-1 225 Sr.-3L Robby Armstrong 6-2 223 So.-SQ coaches Tomaz Hilton 6-3 215 Fr.-RS Joe Tresey.........................................................tray-SEE Kerry Coombs..................................................... combs Mike Mickens 6-0 190 Sr.-Sr. UC’S ROSTER BY CLASS Justin Moore 6-0 180 So.-SQ Freshmen..................................................................26 Aaron Webster 6-3 205 Jr.-2L Redshirt Freshmen....................................................26 Cedric Tolbert 6-0 205 Sr.-3L Sophomores..............................................................16 Juniors......................................................................16 Brandon Underwood 6-1 190 Sr.-TR Seniors......................................................................18 Brad Jones 6-2 205 Jr.-2L UC’S ROSTER BY STATE

6 DeAngelo Smith 9 Dominique Battle

6-0 190 Sr.-2L 6-0 175 Fr.-HS

SPECIAL TEAMS LS

93 Mike Windt 96 Tom DeTemple

6-2 250 So.-1L 6-2 225 Fr.-RS

6-1 220 Sr.-1L 6-3 205 So.-1L

6-1 220 Sr.-1L 6-1 205 Fr.-RS

P 47 Kevin Huber 97 Jake Rogers KOR 1 Mardy Gilyard 22 John Goebel

H

47 Kevin Huber 12 Zach Collaros

PK

97 Jake Rogers 92 Brandon Yingling

6-3 205 So.-1L 6-1 200 Sr.-SQ

PR

6-0 190 Sr.-2L 6-0 170 Fr.-HS

KO

97 Jake Rogers 92 Brandon Yingling

6-3 205 So.-1L 6-1 200 Sr.-SQ

6 DeAngelo Smith 3 D.J. Woods

6-1 190 Jr.-2L 6-1 225 So.-1L

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Ohio..........................................................................61 Michigan...................................................................12 New Jersey..................................................................7 Florida.........................................................................6 Illinois.........................................................................3 Indiana........................................................................3 Kentucky.....................................................................3 Pennsylvania...............................................................2 Tennessee...................................................................2 California....................................................................1 Maryland....................................................................1 Missouri......................................................................1


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THE GAME AT A GLANCE cincinnati quick facts Location: Cincinnati, Ohio Founded: 1819 Nickname: Bearcats Colors: Red & Black Conference: BIG EAST Enrollment: 36,518 Stadium: Nippert Stadium (35,000) President: Dr. Nancy Zimpher Director of Athletics: Mike Thomas Football SID: Ryan Koslen (513-497-3132/Ryan.Koslen@uc.edu) Website: GoBEARCATS.com

VIRGINIA TECH quick facts Location: Blacksburg, Va. Founded: 1872 Nickname: Hokies Colors: Chicago Maroon & Burnt Orange Conference: Atlantic Coast Enrollment: 30,000 Stadium: Lane Stadium (66,233) President: Dr. Charles W. Steger Director of Athletics: Jim Weaver Football SID: Dave Smith (540-231-6726/vtsid@vt.edu) Website: HokieSports.com

Football Information Offensive Formation: Spread Defensive Formations: 4-3 Overall Record: 11-2 Conference Record: 6-1 (BIG EAST Champions) Ranking (AP/Coaches/BCS): 12/12/12

Football Information Offensive Formation: Multiple Defensive Formations: 4-3 Overall Record: 9-4 Conference Record: 5-3 (ACC Champions) Ranking (AP/Coaches/BCS): 21/19/19

Coaching Staff Name (Alma Mater, Year)........................................................................................ Title Brian Kelly (Assumption, ‘83)....................................................................................Head Coach Keith Gilmore (Wayne State, ‘85)............................................. Asst. Head Coach/Defensive Line Jeff Quinn (Elmhurst, ‘84)...................................................Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line Joe Tresey (Ohio State, ‘82)........................................................................Defensive Coordinator Mike Elston (Michigan, ‘98)...........................Special Teams Coord./Recruiting Coord./Tight Ends Kerry Coombs (Dayton, ‘83)................................................................................ Defensive Backs Greg Forest (Ohio Northern, ‘92)............................................................................. Quarterbacks Tim Hinton (Wilmington, 82)............................................................................... Running Backs Williams Inge (Iowa, ‘96)..........................................................................................Linebackers Charley Molnar (Lock Haven, ‘84).......................................Passing Game Coord./Wide Receivers Paul Longo (Wayne State, ‘81)................................ Director of Football Strength & Conditioning

Coaching Staff Name (Alma Mater, Year)........................................................................................ Title Frank Beamer (Virginia Tech, ‘69)..............................................................................Head Coach Billy Hite (North Carolina, ‘74)................................................Assoc. Head Coach/Running Backs Bud Foster (Murray State, ‘81).................................... Defensive Coordinator/Inside Linebackers  Bryan Stinespring (James Madison, ‘86)..................................Offensive Coordinator/Tight Ends Jim Cavanaugh (William & Mary, 70)........ Recruiting Coordinator/Safeties/Outside Linebackers Torrian Gray (Virginia Tech, ‘96).....................................................................Defensive Backfield Curt Newsome (Emory & Henry, ‘82)..................................................................... Offensive Line Mike O’Cain (Clemson, ‘77)..................................................................................... Quarterbacks Kevin Sherman (Ferrum College, ‘92)...................................................................Wide Receivers Charley Wiles (Murray State, ‘87).......................................................................... Defensive Line Mike Gentry (Western Carolina, ‘79)........................................... Asst. AD/Athletics Performance

Schedule & Results Date Opponent (Pre-Bowl Record) 08/28 Eastern Kentucky (8-4) 09/06 at No. 4/4 Oklahoma (12-1) 09/20 Miami (OH) (2-10) 09/27 at Akron (5-7) 10/03 at Marshall (4-8) 10/11 Rutgers (7-5) 10/25 at Connecticut (7-5) 10/30 No. 24/23 USF (7-5) 11/08 at No. 20/23 West Virginia (8-4) 11/14 at Louisville (5-7) 11/22 No. 20/19 Pittsburgh (9-3) 11/29 Syracuse (3-9) 12/06 at Hawai’i (7-6)

Schedule & Results Date Opponent (Pre-Bowl Record) 08/30 vs. East Carolina (9-4) (Charlotte, N.C.) 09/06 Furman (7-5) 09/13 Georgia Tech (9-3) 09/20 at North Carolina (8-4) 09/27 at Nebraska (8-4) 10/04 Western Kentucky (2-10) 10/18 at Boston College (9-4) 10/25 at No. 24 Florida State (8-4) 11/06 No. 23 Maryland (7-5) 11/13 at Miami (FL) (7-5) 11/22 Duke (4-8) 11/29 Virginia (5-7) 12/06 vs. No. 18 Boston College (9-4) (Tampa Fla.)

Score W, 40-7 L, 52-26 W, 45-20 W, 17-15 W, 33-10 W, 13-10 L, 40-16 W, 24-10 W, 26-23 (OT) W, 28-20 W, 28-21 W, 30-10 W, 29-24

Statistical Leaders RUSHING GP Att Gain Loss Net Avg TD RAMSEY, Jacob 13 148 674 44 630 4.3 2 GOEBEL, John 13 124 597 16 581 4.7 7 PASSING PIKE, Tony RECEIVING GOODMAN, Dominick GILYARD, Mardy

G Effic Cmp-Att-Int 11 141.07 183-291-7 G 13 13

Long Avg/G 25 48.5 37 44.7

Pct Yds TD Lng Avg/G 62.9 2168 18 67 197.1

No. Yds Avg TD 78 977 12.5 7 74 1118 15.1 10

Long Avg/G 49 75.2 69 86.0

Statistical Leaders RUSHING GP Att Gain Loss Net Avg TD EVANS, Darren 13 259 1147 35 1112 4.3 10 TAYLOR, Tyrod 11 132 824 133 691 5.2 6 PASSING TAYLOR, Tyrod RECEIVING COALE, Danny BOYKIN, Jarrett

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G Effic Cmp-Att-Int 11 103.22 86-151-6 G 13 13

Score L, 27-22 W, 24-7 W, 20-17 W, 20-17 W, 35-30 W, 27-13 L, 28-23 L, 30-20 W, 23-13 L, 16-14 W, 14-3 W, 17-14 W, 30-12 Long Avg/G 50 85.5 73 62.8

Pct Yds TD Lng Avg/G 57.0 896 2 40 81.5

No. Yds Avg TD 33 356 10.8 0 28 413 14.8 2

Long Avg/G 28 27.4 41 31.8


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Name Mardy Gilyard Camerron Cheatham Demetrius Jones Delbert Ferguson D.J. Woods Dustin Grutza Connor Barwin Darrin Williams Dan Milligan DeAngelo Smith Craig Carey Travis Kelce Brandon Underwood Dominique Battle Lamonte Nelms Brendon Kay Collin McCafferty Zach Collaros Mark Tabar Patrick Lambert Chazz Anderson Austin Cook Tony Pike Dominick Goodman Aaron Webster Cedric Tolbert Ben Guidugli Jacob Ramsey Mike Mickens George Winn John Goebel Rueben Haley Isaiah Pead Wes Richardson Brad Jones Drew Frey Quentin Hines Bruce Horner Justin Moore Deon Reed Luca Romeo Marcus Waugh Quincy Quetant J.K. Schafer Tomaz Hilton Alex Delisi John Hughes Jared Rains Michael Cooke Corey Smith

Pos. Ht. WR 6-1 DB 5-8 QB 6-3 FB 6-1 WR 6-0 QB 6-2 DE 6-4 RB 5-7 WR 5-9 DB 6-0 DE 6-4 QB 6-5 DB 6-1 DB 6-0 DE 6-3 QB 6-4 LB 6-2 QB 6-1 K 6-2 DB 6-1 QB 6-2 LB 6-0 QB 6-6 WR 6-1 DB 6-3 DB 6-0 TE 6-2 RB 6-0 DB 6-0 RB 5-10 RB 6-1 DB 6-1 RB 5-11 DB 6-0 DB 6-2 DB 6-3 RB 6-0 DB 6-1 DB 6-0 DB 6-0 RB 6-2 TE/FB 6-0 DB 6-0 LB 6-1 LB 6-3 LB 6-2 DL 6-3 DB 5-10 P 6-2 LB 6-1

Wt. Cl./Elig. Hometown/High School/Last School 190 Jr.-2L Bunnell, Fla./Flagler Palm Coast 165 Fr.-HS Kalamazoo, Mich./Central 210 So.-TR Chicago, Ill./Morgan Park/Notre Dame 230 Sr.-2L Youngstown, Ohio/Warren Harding 170 Fr.-HS Strongsville, Ohio/Strongsville 215 Sr.-3L Maysville, Ky./Mason County 255 Sr.-3L Hazel Park,Mich./U. of Detroit Jesuit 175 Fr.-HS Detroit, Mich./Martin Luther King 170 Fr.-HS Cincinnati, Ohio/St. Xavier 190 Sr.-2L Columbus, Ohio/Independence 251 Jr.-1L Cincinnati, Ohio/Elder 242 Fr.-HS Cleveland Heights, Ohio/Cleveland Heights 190 Sr.-TR Hamilton, Ohio/Hamilton/Ohio State 175 Fr.-HS Boca Raton, Fla./American Heritage 255 Sr.-2L Ravenna, Ohio/Ravenna 220 Fr.-HS Ira, Mich./Marine City 220 So.-1L Maineville, Ohio/Kings 205 Fr.-RS Steubenville, Ohio/Steubenville 180 Fr.-HS Cincinnati, Ohio/Colerain 190 Fr.-HS St. Cloud, Fla./Osceola 205 Fr.-RS Pickerington, Ohio/Central 200 Jr.-JC Chicago, Ill./Morgan Park/Joliet JC 225 Jr.-1L Cincinnati, Ohio/Reading 210 Sr.-3L Cincinnati, Ohio/Colerain 205 Jr.-2L Southfield, Mich./Birmingham Groves 205 Sr.-3L Xenia, Ohio/Xenia 241 So.-1L Ft. Thomas, Ky./Highlands 230 Jr.-2L Columbus, Ohio/Independence 190 Sr.-3L Huber Heights, Ohio/Wayne 194 Fr.-HS Southfield, Mich./U. of Detroit Jesuit 225 So.-1L Milford, Mich./Brother Rice 175 Fr.-RS Cincinnati, Ohio/Mount Healthy 185 Fr.-HS Columbus, Ohio/Eastmoor Academy 189 Fr.-RS Columbus, Ohio/Olentangy Liberty 205 Jr.-2L Canton, Ohio/McKinley 210 Fr.-RS Wilmington, Ohio/Clinton-Massie 201 Fr.-HS Detroit, Mich./Mt. Clemens 175 Fr.-HS Farmington Hills, Mich./Harrison 180 So.-SQ Cincinnati, Ohio/Colerain 212 Fr.-RS Flint, Mich./Hamady 215 Fr.-HS Cincinnati, Ohio/St. Xavier 260 Jr.-2L Whitehouse, Ohio/Toledo St. John’s 190 Fr.-HS Orlando, Fla./Timber Creek 220 Fr.-HS Cincinnati, Ohio/LaSalle 215 Fr.-RS Youngstown, Ohio/The Rayen 225 Fr.-RS Clarkston, Mich./St. Mary’s Preperatory 300 Fr.-RS Gahanna, Ohio/Lincoln 185 Fr.-HS Aliquippa, Pa./Hopewell 210 Fr.-RS Cincinnati, Ohio/Elder 225 Sr.-3L Salem, N.J./Salem 2009 FEDEX ORANGE BOWL u 12

Alphabetical roster N o. Name 83 Kazeem Alli 14 Chazz Anderson 51 Alex Apyan 43 Robby Armstrong 85 Marcus Barnett 5 Connor Barwin 9 Dominique Battle 69 Frank Becker 80 Armon Binns 95 Terrill Byrd 76 Trevor Canfield 7 Craig Carey 2 Camerron Cheatham 57 Obadiah Cheatham 91 Tyler Clifford 70 C.J. Cobb 12 Zach Collaros 14 Austin Cook 41 Michael Cooke 49 Torry Cornett 89 Alex Daniels 72 Evan Davis 39 Alex Delisi 96 Tom DeTemple 79 Khalil El-Amin 3 Delbert Ferguson 65 T.J. Franklin 26 Drew Frey 1 Mardy Gilyard 99 Dan Giordano 22 John Goebel 16 Dominick Goodman 64 Kevin Greany 66 Sam Griffin 4 Dustin Grutza 19 Ben Guidugli 23 Rueben Haley 38 Tomaz Hilton 31 Quentin Hines 59 Alex Hoffman 67 Adam Hoppel 31 Bruce Horner 87 Charley Howard 47 Kevin Huber 40 John Hughes 73 Chris Johnson 46 Scott Johnson 25 Brad Jones 2 Demetrius Jones 56 Chris Jurek

Pos. TE QB LS LB WR DE DB OL WR DL OL DE DB LB DE OL QB LB P LB DL OL LB LS OL FB OL DB WR DL RB WR OL OL QB TE DB LB RB OL DL DB WR P DL DE RB DB QB OL


GAME 14 u vs. NO. 21/19 VIRGINIA TECH record u 11-2/6-1 BIG EAST Alphabetical roster No. Name 11 Brendon Kay 60 Jason Kelce 8 Travis Kelce 13 Patrick Lambert 71 Jeff Linkenbach 45 Ryan Manalac 53 Randy Martinez 90 Ricardo Mathews 11 Collin McCafferty 63 Blake McCroskey 86 Tahree McQueen 21 Mike Mickens 6 Dan Milligan 58 Brandon Mills 32 Justin Moore 10 Lamonte Nelms 55 Mark Nelson 68 Craig Parmenter 82 Lynell Payne 23 Isaiah Pead 15 Tony Pike 36 Quincy Quetant 41 Jared Rains 20 Jacob Ramsey 33 Deon Reed 50 Andre Revels 24 Wes Richardson 88 Adrien Robinson 97 Jake Rogers 33 Luca Romeo 37 J.K. Schafer 42 Corey Smith 6 DeAngelo Smith 54 Walter Stewart 12 Mark Tabar 52 Ricardo Thompson 18 Cedric Tolbert 94 Rob Trigg 8 Brandon Underwood 35 Marcus Waugh 17 Aaron Webster 5 Darrin Williams 48 Trammell Williams 93 Mike Windt 21 George Winn 78 Derek Wolfe 84 Orion Woodard 3 D.J. Woods 92 Brandon Yingling 98 Curtis Young

Pos. QB OL QB DB OL LB OL DL LB OL WR DB WR DL DB DE LB OL WR RB QB DB DB RB DB LB DB TE K RB LB LB DB LB K LB DB DE DB TE/FB DB RB RB LS RB DL WR WR K DE

No. 43 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 76 78 79 80 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99

Name Robby Armstrong Ryan Manalac Scott Johnson Kevin Huber Trammell Williams Torry Cornett Andre Revels Alex Apyan Ricardo Thompson Randy Martinez Walter Stewart Mark Nelson Chris Jurek Obadiah Cheatham Brandon Mills Alex Hoffman Jason Kelce Blake McCroskey Kevin Greany T.J. Franklin Sam Griffin Adam Hoppel Craig Parmenter Frank Becker C.J. Cobb Jeff Linkenbach Evan Davis Chris Johnson Trevor Canfield Derek Wolfe Khalil El-Amin Armon Binns Lynell Payne Kazeem Alli Orion Woodard Marcus Barnett Tahree McQueen Charley Howard Adrien Robinson Alex Daniels Ricardo Mathews Tyler Clifford Brandon Yingling Mike Windt Rob Trigg Terrill Byrd Tom DeTemple Jake Rogers Curtis Young Dan Giordano

Pos. Ht. LB 6-2 LB 6-0 RB 5-10 P 6-1 RB 5-9 LB 6-2 LB 6-0 LS 6-2 LB 6-2 OL 6-2 LB 6-4 LB 6-1 OL 6-2 LB 6-1 DL 5-11 OL 6-7 OL 6-3 OL 6-5 OL 6-2 OL 6-5 OL 6-5 DL 6-2 OL 6-6 OL 6-3 OL 6-4 OL 6-6 OL 6-4 DE 6-5 OL 6-5 DL 6-5 OL 6-4 WR 6-4 WR 6-3 TE 6-2 WR 6-3 WR 6-1 WR 5-10 WR 6-3 TE 6-5 DL 6-3 DL 6-3 DE 6-4 K 6-1 LS 6-2 DE 6-3 DL 6-1 LS 6-2 K 6-3 DE 6-3 DL 6-4

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Wt. Cl./Elig. Hometown/High School/Last School 223 So.-SQ Murraysville, Pa./Franklin Regional 235 Sr.-3L Pickerington, Ohio/Central 205 Fr.-RS Middletown, Ohio/Middletown 220 Sr.-1L Cincinnati, Ohio/McNicholas 190 Fr.-RS Cincinnati, Ohio/Colerain 235 Sr.-2L Columbus, Ohio/Independence/Prairie View A&M 240 Jr.-1L Cincinnati, Ohio/Colerain 205 Fr.-RS Chattanooga,Tenn./Hixson 230 Fr.-RS Cincinnati, Ohio/Withrow 265 Fr.-RS Teaneck, N.J./Teaneck 205 Fr.-HS Ashville, Ohio/Teays Valley 224 Fr.-HS Westerville, Ohio/Big Walnut 290 Jr.-1L Southfield, Mich./Southfield-Lathrup 230 So.-SQ Cincinnati, Ohio/Shroder Paideia Academy 265 Fr.-HS Cincinnati, Ohio/Colerain 280 Fr.-RS Indianapolis, Ind./Cathedral 295 So.-1L Cleveland Heights, Ohio/Cleveland Heights 295 Fr.-RS Dayton, Ohio/Chaminade-Julienne 286 Fr.-RS Milford, Ohio/Milford 284 Fr.-RS Maryville, Tenn./Knoxville Catholic 255 So.-SQ Englewood, N.J./Don Bosco Prep 300 Sr.-2L Lisbon, Ohio/Beaver Local 285 Fr.-RS Ringwood, N.J./Lakeside Regional 295 Fr.-RS Cincinnati, Ohio/Moeller 315 So.-1L Jacksonville, Fla./Sandalwood 313 Jr.-2L Sandusky, Ohio/Margaretta 260 Fr.-HS Cincinnati, Ohio/Colerain 245 Fr.-HS Columbus, Ohio/Marion Franklin 305 Sr.-3L Cincinnati, Ohio/Western Hills 295 Fr.-HS Lisbon, Ohio/Beaver Local 312 Sr.-2L Cincinnati, Ohio/Purcell Marian 200 So.-1L Pasadena, Calif./Pasadena 205 Fr.-HS Marlton, N.J./Cherokee 260 Jr.-2L St. Louis, Mo./Hazelwood Central 205 Fr.-RS Pompton Lakes, N.J./Pompton Lakes 175 So.-1L Upper Marlboro, Md./Frederick Douglass 200 Fr.-RS Patterson, N.J./Eastside 205 So.-1L Gahanna, Ohio/Lincoln 245 Fr.-RS Indianapolis, Ind./Warren Central 260 Jr.-TR Columbus, Ohio/Brookhaven/Minnesota 290 Jr.-2L Jacksonville, Fla./Terry Parker 240 Jr.-SQ Portsmouth, Ohio/Portsmouth 200 Sr.-SQ Mason, Ohio/Mason 250 So.-1L Cincinnati, Ohio/Elder 260 So.-1L Dayton, Ohio/Chaminade-Julienne 290 Sr.-3L Cincinnati, Ohio/Colerain 225 Fr.-RS Cincinnati, Ohio/Moeller 205 So.-1L Warsaw, Ind./Warsaw 260 Jr.-SQ Cleveland, Ohio/Glenville 240 Fr.-HS Frankfort, Ill./Lincoln-Way East


GAME 14 u vs. NO. 21/19 VIRGINIA TECH record u 11-2/6-1 BIG EAST BEARCATS RANK FOURTH IN ACADEMIC BCS ... ff Higher Ed Watch’s second annual Academic BCS rankings places UC fourth with a 97.5 point showing. ff The Bearcats rank behind only Boston College (122), Northwestern (110.5), and Penn State (107.5). ff Higher Ed Watch’s Academic BCS formula uses all of the available public data on academic performance of football players to compile its ranking of the nation’s college teams. UC-FEDEX TIES ... ff UC had a part in the creation of game sponsor FedEx’s logo. See the arrow created by the negative space between the capital “E” and the “x” of Express? Co-opping student John Lutz, DAAP ‘95, created that logo concept in 1994, and it was adopted by the company later that year. SINCE THE LAST TIME THEY MET ... ff Since losing a halftime lead and dropping a 29-13 decision to Virginia Tech in 2006, Cincinnati has been on a tear, winning 28 of its past 35 games. ff Over that span, only seven teams—Boise State, Oklahoma, BYU, Florida, Southern California, Hawai’i and Ohio State— have won more games than the Bearcats. LOOKING TOWARDS THE FUTURE ... ff Head coach Brian Kelly affirmed his commitment to the University of Cincinnati and its football program at his weekly press luncheon on Dec. 2. ff “There has been a lot of interest in my services,” Kelly said. “But I want to be here at the University of Cincinnati for the right reasons. My family loves it here. I’ve got good people to work with. It’s a really good situation and it’s only going to get better.” ff Director of Athletics Mike Thomas also announced plans for future renovations of Nippert Stadium along with construction of new football practice facilities.

FIRST COLLEGIATE BOWL GAME? ... ff Cincinnati’s proud football history includes a number of firsts, possibly including the first postseason bowl game. ff While the NCAA Official Football Records recognizes the Rose Bowl, started in 1902, as being the first collegiate bowl game, former UC athletic director Bill Schwarberg points to a bowl appearance by Cincinnati that pre-dates the Rose Bowl by five years. ff Citing a record in the University’s McMicken Review, Schwarberg indicated that following the 1897 season, Cincinnati was in fact the first institution from Ohio to make a trip south to play in a postseason game. ff Cincinnati posted a 7-1-1 record that year, which included a 34-0 win over Ohio State. The lone team to beat UC was the powerful Carlisle Indians. ff Shortly after Thanksgiving a travel party of 14, which included the substitutes and the coach and manager, departed for New Orleans to play a game there on New Year’s Day. ff Hosted by the Southern Athletic Club, accounts of the game have UC winning with ease by a score of 16-0. ff At a victory party that evening, players from Louisiana State challenged the Bearcats to a game the next day in Baton Rouge. UC accepted the challenge and overwhelmed the LSU team, 28-0. ff If this was indeed UC’s first bowl game, it was 49 years before the Bearcats again experienced postseason play. A PAIR OF RECORDS ... BROKEN ... ff Wide receiver/kick returner Mardy Gilyard has had a breakout year in 2008. ff The junior caught 74 passes during the regular season for a school-record 1,118 yards along with a team-high 10 touchdowns. ff He also returned 32 kicks for a school-record 897 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

BREAKING DOWN THE RECORD ff Below are the records and streaks for Cincinnati 2008 Streak Under Kelly Overall 11-2 W6 22-5 Home 6-0 W6 10-2 Road/Neut. 5-2 W3 12-3 BIG EAST 6-1 W5 10-4 BIG EAST Home 4-0 W4 5-2 BIG EAST Road 2-1 W2 5-2

Series BUSINESS VIRGINIA TECH Series Record................................................... Series tied 4-4 At Cincinnati............................................................. Tied 1-1 At Virginia Tech.....................................Virginia Tech leads3-2 At Neutral Sites.................................................. UC leads 1-0 Most UC points....................................... 31 (UC 31-14, 1985) Most Virginia Tech points...........56 (Virginia Tech 56-9, 1991) Combined points.......................65 (Virginia Tech 56-9, 1991) Biggest UC win.............................................17 (31-14, 1985) Biggest Virginia Tech win . .............................47 (56-9, 1991) Current streak............................................. Virginia Tech—1

GAME-BY-GAME BREAKDOWN Year Site 1946 El Paso, Texas 1985 Cincinnati 1986 Blacksburg 1987 Blacksburg 1988 Cincinnati 1991 Blacksburg 1995 Blacksburg 2006 Blacksburg

NO. 12/12 CINCINNATI vs. NO. 21/19 VIRGINIA TECH • TEAM COMPARISONS CINCINNATI (11-2) Team Statistics UC OPP Points/Game 27.3 20.0 First Downs 258 223 Rushing/Game 121.2 102.7 Passing/Game 254.1 212.1 Total Offense/Game 375.3 314.8 Fumbles-Lost 28-15 16-5 Pen./Yds.-Game 96/67.2 83/53.2 Time of Possession 29:29 30:31

VIRGINIA TECH (9-4) Team Statistics VT OPP Points/Game 22.2 17.5 First Downs 220 178 Rushing/Game 167.9 107.0 Passing/Game 128.2 170.1 Total Offense/Game 296.2 277.1 Fumbles-Lost 15-8 29-14 Pen./Yds.-Game 67/36.0 82/54.8 Time of Possession 32:30 27:30

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS RUSHING Att Net Avg TD YPG Ramsey 148 630 4.3 2 48.5 Goebel 124 581 4.7 7 44.7

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS RUSHING Att Net Avg TD YPG Evans 259 1,112 4.3 10 85.5 Taylor 132 691 5.2 6 62.8

PASSING Pike

PASSING Taylor

A-C-I Pct. TD YPG 183-291-7 62.9 18 197.1

A-C-I Pct. TD YPG 86-151-6 57.0 2 81.5

RECEIVING Rec Yds Avg TD YPG Goodman 78 977 12.5 7 75.2 Gilyard 74 1,118 15.1 10 86.0

RECEIVING Rec Yds Avg TD YPG Coale 33 356 10.8 0 27.4 Boykin 28 413 14.8 2 31.8

DEFENSE U-A-TT TFL Int. PBU Manalac 39-35-74 2.0 0 3 Cornett 41-26-67 2.5 0 3

DEFENSE U-A-TT TFL Int. PBU Sturdivant 37-54-91 8.0 0 2 Warren 37-49-86 5.0 2 3

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NCAA TEAM RANKINGS Category UC VT Rushing Offense 93 42 Passing Offense 24 111 Total Offense 50 107 Scoring Offense 51 89 Rushing Defense 13 19 Pass Efficiency Defense 28 34 Total Defense 26 7 Scoring Defense 26 13 Net Punting 1 90 Punt Returns 53 55 Kickoff Returns 15 67 Turnover Margin 83 18 Pass Defense 68 15 Passing Efficiency 27 98

Score 18-6 31-14 24-20 21-20 41-14 56-9 16-0 29-13

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UC is 2-1 in games after Jan. 1, most recently winning the 2007 International Bowl, 27-24 over Western Michigan, in head coach Brian Kelly’s first game leading UC. The Bearcats are 6-4 all-time in bowl games, and winners of their past three postseason contests. UC and the Virginia Tech met in UC’s first bowl game, the 1947 Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas. Harold Johnson, Don McMillan and Hugo Sabato all scored touchdowns to help lead UC to an 18-6 win over Virginia Tech, which was known as the Gobblers in 1947. UC’s offense outgained Virginia Tech’s by a 369-34 margin.

DATE 01/01/47 12/03/49 01/01/51 12/29/97 12/27/00 12/29/01 12/17/02 12/23/04 01/06/07 12/22/07

OPPONENT Virginia Tech Toledo West Texas A&M Utah State Marshall Toledo North Texas Marshall Western Michigan Southern Miss

BOWL Sun Glass Sun Humanitarian Motor City Motor City New Orleans Fort Worth International Papajohns.com

RESULT W, 18-6 W, 33-13 L, 14-13 W, 35-19 L, 25-14 L, 23-16 L, 24-19 W, 32-14 W, 27-24 W, 31-21.


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2008 STANDINGS BIG EAST OVERALL #Cincinnati 6-1 .857 11-2 .846 Pittsburgh 5-2 .714 9-3 .750 West Virginia 5-2 .714 8-4 .667 Rutgers 5-2 .714 7-5 .583 Connecticut 3-4 .429 7-5 .583 USF 2-5 .286 7-5 .583 Louisville 1-6 .143 5-7 .417 Syracuse 1-6 .143 3-9 .250 # = clinched regular season title UPCOMING BIG EAST BOWL GAMES MAGICJACK ST. PETERSBURG BOWL Dec. 20 USF vs. Memphis

4:30 p.m. (ESPN)

MEINEKE CAR CARE BOWL Dec. 27 West. Virginia vs. North Carolina 1 p.m. (ESPN) PAPAJOHNS.COM BOWL Dec. 29 Rutgers vs. NC State BRUT SUN BOWL Dec. 31 Pittsburgh vs. Oregon State

3 p.m. (ESPN)

He was named BIG EAST Special Teams Player of the Year and earned First-Team All-BIG EAST honors as both a kick returner and wide receiver.

THREE NAMED TO AP ALL-AMERICA SQUAD ... ff Kevin Huber was named a first-team All-American by the Associated Press for the second-straight season. ff Trevor Canfield and defensive back Mike Mickens earned spots on the second and third team, respectively. ff UC was the only BIG EAST team with a first-team representative and the only league team to have multiple players honored. ff Huber is the first UC player to earn back-to-back nods to the AP first team. It is his fourth all-America honor of the 2008 postseason as he was previously named First-Team all-America by Rivals.com, the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) all-American, and the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA). ff Canfield is the first UC offensive lineman to earn a spot on the Associated Press team since Bill Shalosky was named an honorable mention AP All-American in 1952. ff It was the third postseason all-America honor for Mickens. He was a second-team Walter Camp honoree and a thirdteam all-America selection by Rivals.com on Dec. 11.

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County as the Hamilton County Commission honored the Bearcats during its business meeting. Head coach Brian Kelly, Director of Athletics Mike Thomas and student-athletes Connor Barwin, Mike Mickens, and DeAngelo Smith visited the Commission’s offices, receiving proclamations from county commissioners Todd Portune, Pat DeWine, and David Pepper.

POST-HAWAI’I TEAM NOTES ... ff Down 24-10 in the fourth quarter, the Bearcats staged their biggest comeback of the season by scoring a seasonhigh 19 points in the final quarter. ff The Bearcats won 11 games for the first time in school history. ff UC has won six consecutive games, matching last season’s streak of six straight victories to open the season. ff UC won its first game of the season when trailing after three quarters. ff UC has an interception in six straight games and had their second interception for a touchdown when Brandon Underwood picked off a pass and returned it for a touchdown in the fourth quarter. ff UC had its second safety of the season in the fourth quarter, pulling the Bearcats within two, 24-22. ff UC gave up 14 points in the first five minutes of the third quarter, only the second time this season that an opponent has scored 14 or more points in the third quarter.

SEVEN FOOTBALL PLAYERS EARN DIPLOMAS ... ff Seven football student-athletes were among the participants in the 189th Commencement of the FEDEX ORANGE BOWL University of Cincinnati, on Dec. 13 at Fifth Third Arena. COACH KELLY SNAGS SOME HARDWARE ... Jan. 1 Cincinnati vs. Virginia Tech 8 p.m. (FOX) ff Trevor Canfield, Khalil El-Amin, Delbert Ferguson, Adam ff Brian Kelly picked up a pair of honors this week as the Hoppel, Kevin Huber, Ryan Manalac, and DeAngelo Smith second-year head coach earned BIG EAST Coach of the INTERNATIONAL BOWL received their degrees at the graduation ceremony. Year honors for the second-straight year. Jan. 3 Connecticut vs. Buffalo Noon (ESPN2) ff Former track and field student-athlete and UC Award ff He is the first coach to earn the honor in back-to-back for Excellence recipient Mary Wineberg, a 2008 Olympic seasons since Larry Coker of Miami was chosen in 2001 Gold Medalist in the 4x400-meter relay, delivered the and 2002. LOSING A LEGEND Commencement address. ff Kelly led the Bearcats - who were picked fifth in the ff The University of Cincinnati Department of Athletics lost one of ff As graduates departed the arena, they were tossed dozens BIG EAST preseason media poll - to their first outright its legends on Nov. 21 with the passing of Glenn Sample. of beach balls to celebrate UC’s trip to the Orange Bowl. conference championship since 1964 and their first ff Sample, a letterwinner for the Bearcats at linebacker from appearance in a Bowl Championship Series game. 1950-52, was a regular at football practice. HAMILTON COUNTY HONORS BEARCATS ... ff Cincinnati finished the regular season at 11-2 overall ff Sample coached the UC baseball team for 21 years, served as ff Dec. 10 was declared UC Bearcat Football Day in Hamilton and 6-1 in the BIG EAST and is ranked No. 12 in the final an administrator, and was elected to the UC Hall of Fame. ff He served as the Cincinnati Reds official scorer since 1979 and MILESTONE WATCH 2009 would have been his 30th season in the Reds’ press box. 2 p.m. (CBS)

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The University of Cincinnati football team has honored the late Joni Herschede, longtime friend to UC and its Department of Athletics, by wearing a special helmet decal this season Herschede passed away in Dec. 2007 at the age of 67. She donated generously to UC, the alma mater of her late husband, Mark, and also received numerous awards, including an honorary doctorate in 2004.

CONNOR BARWIN (#5/dE) ff Needs 3.0 sacks to become UC’s single-season leader (13.0/ Anthony Hoke/2007).

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terrill byrd (#95/dt) ff Needs 20.0 tackles for loss to become UC’s career leader (56.0/Antwan Peek). MARDY GILYARD (#1/WR/KR) ff Holds the UC single-season marks for kickoff return yardage with 897 yards and receiving yards (1,118 yards). ff He is tied for the UC career lead with two kickoff returns for a touchdown. Dustin Grutza (#4/QB) ff Needs 15 completions to go over 400 for his career. Only three other UC QBs have accomplished the feat. Dominick Goodman (#16/WR) ff Needs seven receptions and 23 receiving yards to become UC’s

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all-time leader topping LaDaris Vann’s marks (204/2,483). Needs nine receptions to take the all-time lead among all BIG EAST players, held by Brian Leonard (Rutgers/207). Goodman has 2,461 career receiving yards on 198 catches. He is UC’s leader in career receiving touchdowns (22).

Kevin Huber (#47/P) ff Leads UC in career punting average (45.6). mIKE mICKENS (#21/DB) ff Tops UC’s career lists with 14 interceptions and 296 interception return yards. ff Tied for UC’s career lead in interception returns for a touchdown with Shawn Ferguson (3). deangelo smith (#6/DB) ff Needs two interceptions to take UC’s career lead (13/Mike Mickens). ff Needs 117 interception return yards to become UC’s career leader (296/Mike Mickens).


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regular-season Associated Press and USA Today polls. Kelly was also named the American Football Coaches’ Association Region 1 Coach of the Year and Sporting News’ BIG EAST Coach of the Year.

UC PLACES 10 ON ALL-BIG EAST TEAMS ... ff Ten University of Cincinnati football student-athletes, including six first-teamers, earned All-BIG EAST honors. ff The all-league teams are voted on by the league’s coaches. ff Defensive end Connor Barwin, punter Kevin Huber, cornerback Mike Mickens, and safety Brandon Underwood were first-team honorees. Mardy Gilyard earned firstteam accolades as both a wide receiver and kick returner. ff Mickens was a unanimous selection to the first team. ff Defensive tackle Terrill Byrd, offensive guard Trevor Canfield, wide receiver Dominick Goodman, and quarterback Tony Pike earned spots on the second team. THREE EARN RIVALS.COM ALL-AMERICA NOD ... ff Mardy Gilyard, Kevin Huber, and Mike Mickens all were named to the Rivals.com all-America team. ff Gilyard (kick returner) and Huber (punter) earned firstteam spots while Mickens (cornerback) grabbed a thirdteam selection. HUBER AN AFCA ALL-AMERICAN ... ff Punter Kevin Huber recently became the first player in school history to be named to the American Football Coaches Association All-American Team. ff Huber, a consensus all-America selection in 2007, leads the BIG EAST in punting and ranks seventh nationally averaging 44.9 yards per punt. ff He has dropped 21 kicks inside the 20 and has boomed 18 over 50 yards. Opponents have an average starting field position on the 22.3 yard line on punts. ff UC leads the BIG EAST and NCAA FBS in net punting (44.5). GOODMAN DAY-TO-DAY ... ff Dominick Goodman injured his right shoulder on the first offensive play of the Hawai’i game and did not return. ff He did not record a catch, snapping his 32-game streak with a reception. ff His status is day-to-day. GRUTZA LEADS THE COMEBACK ... ff Dustin Grutza entered the Hawai’i game in the second quarter, his fifth appearance at quarterback. ff He returned in the fourth quarter when Tony Pike was unable to go. ff On his second offensive possession in the fourth quarter, Grutza scrambled and tossed a 69-yard touchdown pass to Mardy Gilyard in the fourth quarter, giving UC a 29-24 advantage and leading to the victory. ff It was Grutza’s fifth touchdown pass of the season and his third completion of the game. THE ROGERS ZONE ... ff Jake Rogers connected on a 53-yard field goal in the first quarter at Hawai’i. ff It is the second longest field of the season, tied for the fourth longest in school history, and is his third field goal of 50-plus yards this season.

He sits seventh in school history with 27 career makes.

BEARCATS IN THE NFL

GILYARD FOR THE CENTURY MARK ... AGAIN ... ff Mardy Gilyard recorded his sixth 100-plus yard receiving game of the season at Hawai’i. ff It was his eighth career 100-plus yard receiving game. ff He finished with seven receptions, one touchdown and 136 receiving yards. ff He set UC’s single-season receiving yards mark with 1,118 yards, breaking the previous mark of Jon Olinger (2002/1,114).

The following 13 former Bearcats are currently on an NFL roster:

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CO. SMITH LEADS THE DEFENSE ... ff Corey Smith had his second sack of the season in the second quarter of the Hawai’i game. ff He had his first forced fumble of the season and third of his career in the fourth quarter, leading to a Hawai’i safety and pulling the Bearcats within two, 24-22. FERGUSON GETS ON THE STAT SHEET ... ff Delbert Ferguson caught the first pass of his career, a 1-yard touchdown reception, giving the Bearcats a 10-0 lead at Hawai’i. ff It was also Ferguson’s first career touchdown. UNDERWOOD TO THE HOUSE ... ff Brandon Underwood had his third career interception, and first career touchdown, when he returned an interception 20 yards in the fourth quarter. ff Terrill Byrd tipped an errant Hawai’i pass and the senior cornerback took it to the end zone unscathed. A LOOK AT THE FUTURE ... ff Freshman Isaiah Pead had a season long carry (38 yards) in the second quarter against Hawai’i. ff He gained a season and career-high in rushing yards before halftime (70 yards at the half). ff Pead also had the first kick return of his career, a 21-yard return. He finished the game with eight carries and 74 rushing yards. SENIOR DAY HONOREES ... ff Cincinnati honored 20 student-athletes, Connor Barwin, Terrill Byrd, Trevor Canfield, Tyler Clifford, Torry Cornett, Khalil El-Amin, Delbert Ferguson, Dominick Goodman, Dustin Grutza, Adam Hoppel, Kevin Huber, Lamonte Nelms, Ryan Manalac, Mike Mickens, Justin Moore, Corey Smith, DeAngelo Smith, Cedric Tolbert, Brandon Underwood, and Brandon Yingling, prior to the last home game of the 2008 season against Syracuse. ff Two senior student managers, Jess Perdrix, and T.J. Weil, along with senior student trainers Candace Meyer and Kevin Young were also recognized. UC UNDER KELLY TIDBITS ... ff UC is 21-0 when leading after three quarters under head coach Brian Kelly. Kelly is 54-13 (.797) all-time in games after Nov. 1 and 84-18-1 (.812) in home games. GOODMAN MAKES A SENIOR SALUTE OF HIS OWN ... ff Wide receiver Dominick Goodman, on the verge of setting several school records, made a tribute of his own on senior

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NAME TEAM (YEARS) John Bowie..........................................Oakland Raiders (2/IR) Digger Bujnoch....................................New York Giants (1/IR) Brent Celek.......................................... Philadelphia Eagles (2) Antonio Chatman..................................Cincinnati Bengals (6) Trent Cole............................................ Philadelphia Eagles (4) Troy Evans............................................New Orleans Saints (6) Jason Fabini................................... Washington Redskins (11) Andre Frazier........................................Pittsburgh Steelers (4) Tyjuan Hagler.........................................Indianapolis Colts (4) Daven Holly....................................... Cleveland Browns (4/IR) Haruki Nakamura................................... Baltimore Ravens (1) Antwan Peek..................................... Cleveland Browns (6/IR) Mike Wright.....................................New England Patriots (4)

NFL Pedigrees Cincinnati boasts three players on the roster who can lean on their fathers’ backgrounds as NFL players. ff Frank Becker—Son of Doug Becker, Bills, LB (1978) ff Dominick Goodman—Son of Don Goodman, Cardinals, RB (1983), UC (1982-83) - see below ff Craig Parmenter—Son of Harold Parmenter, Broncos, Browns OL (1977-78)

A Family Affair This year’s roster includes three Bearcats who followed in family footsteps to play for the Bearcats. Brother Played at Cincinnati ff Craig Carey— Collin (QB, 2003-04) ff Ben Guidugli— Gino (QB, 2001-04) Father Played at Cincinnati ff Dominick Goodman—Don, FB (1982-83) ff Jared Rains—Dan, (1974-77)

uc’S average heights & weights Offensive Line & TEs....................................................6-4, 282 Running Backs & WRs.................................................6-1, 210 Defensive Line.............................................................6-3, 265 Linebackers.................................................................6-2, 226 Defensive Backs . ........................................................6-0, 195

BEARCATS ON WATCH LISTS Terrill Byrd, DT...........................................................Lombardi Mardy Gilyard, WR................................................... Biletnikoff Dominic Goodman, WR........................................... Biletnikoff Kevin Huber, P........................Ray Guy (Semifinalist); Wuerffel Mike Mickens, CB....................................Thorpe (Semifinalist) Jake Rogers, K...........................................Groza (Semifinalist) DeAngelo Smith, CB......................................................Thorpe


GAME 14 u vs. NO. 21/19 VIRGINIA TECH record u 11-2/6-1 BIG EAST POLLING DATA A ssociated Press Top 25 (12/07/08) TEAM RECORD VOTES 1. Florida (50) ............................... 12-1 . ................1,602 2. Oklahoma (9) ............................ 12-1 . ................1,540 3. Texas (6).................................... 11-1 . ................1,530 4. Alabama ................................... 12-1 . ................1,410 5. USC ........................................... 11-1 . ................1,372 6. Penn State ................................ 11-1 . ................1,259 7. Utah . ........................................ 12-0 . ................1,225 8. Texas Tech ................................. 11-1 . ................1,193 9. Boise State ................................ 12-0 . ................1,101 10. Ohio State ................................. 10-2 . ................1,069 11. TCU ........................................... 10-2 . ...................921 12. Cincinnati .............................. 11-2 ...................863 13. Oklahoma State .......................... 9-3 . ...................853 14. Georgia Tech . .............................. 9-3 . ...................761 15. Oregon ........................................ 9-3 . ...................710 16. Georgia ....................................... 9-3 . ...................599 17. Brigham Young ......................... 10-2 . ...................477 18. Pittsburgh ................................... 9-3 . ...................428 19. Michigan State . .......................... 9-3 . ...................423 20. Mississippi .................................. 8-4 . ...................389 21. Virginia Tech . .............................. 9-4 . ...................318 22. Northwestern . ............................ 9-3 . ...................262 23. Ball State .................................. 12-1 . ...................249 24. Oregon State ............................... 8-4 . ...................163 25. Missouri ...................................... 9-4 . ...................150 Other BIG EAST TEAMS Receiving Votes West Virginia 12, Rutgers 1. USA TODAY Top 25 (12/07/08) TEAM RECORD VOTES 1. Oklahoma (31) ............................ 12-1 . ................1,482 2. Florida (26) ................................. 12-1 . ................1,481 3. Texas (4) . .................................... 11-1 . ................1,408 4. USC . ............................................ 11-1 . ................1,309 4. Alabama . .................................... 12-1 . ................1,309 6. Penn State . ................................. 11-1 . ................1,193 7. Utah ............................................ 12-0 . ................1,134 8. Texas Tech . .................................. 11-1 . ................1,132 9. Boise State .................................. 12-0 . ................1,034 10. Ohio State ................................... 10-2 . ................1,004 11. TCU . ............................................ 10-2 . ...................877 12. Cincinnati .................................... 11-2 . ...................830 13. Oregon .......................................... 9-3 . ...................747 14. Oklahoma State . ........................... 9-3 . ...................722 15. Georgia Tech . ................................ 9-3 . ...................690 16. Brigham Young . .......................... 10-2 . ...................541 17. Georgia.......................................... 9-3 . ...................537 18. Michigan State .............................. 9-3 . ...................466 19. Virginia Tech .................................. 9-4 . ...................337 20. Northwestern ................................ 9-3 . ...................334 21. Pittsburgh ..................................... 9-3 . ...................316 22. Ball State . ................................... 12-1 . ...................219 23. Missouri ........................................ 9-4 . ...................218 24. Mississippi . ................................... 8-4 . ...................160 25. Oregon State ................................. 8-4 . ...................131 Others BIG EAST TEAMS Receiving Votes Rutgers 2 .

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day to a former UC standout. Goodman switched from his normal #16 to the #36 worn by his father Don who was a standout fullback for UC in 1982-83. Don Goodman was the UC Most Valuable Player in 1983 and went on the play for the NFL’s St. Louis Rams.

MICKENS MAKING A COMEBACK ... ff Mike Mickens, UC’s career leader in interceptions (14) and interception return yards (296), did not play in UC’s last two regular season games, ending his streak of 46 consecutive starts. ff He injured his left knee on Nov. 20, had arthroscopic surgery on Nov. 25 and will be four weeks of action. ff He is expected to play in UC’s bowl game. THE WIZARD NEARS SEVERAL RECORDS ... ff Dominick Goodman is nearing an all-out assault on several UC season and career records. ff He has 78 receptions for 977 yards and seven touchdowns in 2008, and 198 career catches for 2,461 yards. ff He needs two catches to tie the UC single-season mark of 80 (Tom Rossley, 1968), and 141 receiving yards to tie the single-season record of 1,118 yards (Mardy Gilyard, 2008). ff The Colerain HS product caught his 22nd-career touchdown in the Pittsburgh game, sending him past former UC great Jim O’Brien (1967-69) for UC’s career receiving touchdowns mark. ff Goodman needs seven receptions and 23 receiving yards to become UC’s all-time leader, topping LaDaris Vann’s records (204/2,483). ff With nine more catches, Goodman would eclipse Rutgers’ Brian Leonard (207) as the BIG EAST’s all-time leader in receptions. ff Goodman recently became the fifth receiver in school history to eclipse the 2,000-yard plateau for his career. WINNING WAYS ... ff Under second-year coach Brian Kelly, UC has its second straight 10-win season. Before Kelly arrived, the Bearcats had exactly one 10-win season -- way back in 1951. ff With one more game to go in 2008, the Bearcats’ combined 21 wins are already three more than the second-best twoyear stretch in school history. Best Two-Year Stretches 2007-08 ...........................21* (1 Game Left in ‘08) 2006-07 ............................................................ 18 1951-52 ............................................................ 18 1950-51 ............................................................ 18 WHAT BROKEN ARM? ... ff Quarterback Tony Pike has shown no ill effects of his broken left arm since returning against USF. ff Pike, who broke his left (non-throwing) arm on a roll out at Akron, was 26-of-32 for 309 yards and three touchdowns in UC’s 28-21 win over Pittsburgh. ff ESPN Gameday Final’s Mark May awarded him a helmet sticker for his performance on Nov. 22. ff He had surgery on Sept. 29, started a throwing program several days later, and wears a protective sleeve and

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playing cast over his left arm. Pike played only the first half of the UConn game due to numbness in his non-throwing hand. On the season, Pike has completed 63 percent of his passes for 2,168 yards and 18 touchdowns. Heranks second in the BIG EAST and ranks 29th nationally in passing efficiency with a 141.07 rating.

THE RANKINGS ... ff UC’s No. 12 ranking in the latest Associated Press poll, USA Today Coaches poll and BCS Standings marks UC’s highestever ranking. ff In 2007, UC closed out the season ranked No. 17 in the AP poll and No. 20 in the USA Today Coaches poll. ff UC had its best in-season ranking on Nov. 1, 1954 when the pollsters ranked the Bearcats No. 13 in the AP poll. UC AS A RANKED TEAM ... ff The 75th FedEx Orange Bowl marks the Bearcats’ 17th game as a ranked team. UC has an all-time mark of 9-6-1 when it’s ranked. AGAINST RANKED TEAMS ... ff UC has won three-straight games over ranked teams for the first time in school history. ff UC improved to 6-2 against ranked opponents in the Brian Kelly Era. ff The win at WVU was UC’s second win against a ranked opponent in 2008 and first on the road since beating then No. 20 USF in Raymond James Stadium on Nov. 3, 2007. MILESTONE SEASON ... ff UC has won a school-record 11 games in 2008, the second straight season that head coach Brian Kelly’s teams have reached the school record win mark. ff It marks the first time in school history a team has recorded back-to-back 10 win seasons. HOLDING THE ORANGE ... ff UC held Syracuse to minus-one total yards in the first quarter and held the Orange without a first down for the first 22 minutes of the game. ff Syracuse had 59 passing yards for the game. The last time an opponent passed for less than 100 yards was Southeast Missouri State, finishing with 67 passing yards on Aug. 30, 2007. HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE ... ff UC won all of its home games in 2008, the first time since the 2000 season that the Bearcats went undefeated in Nippert Stadium during a season. ff During Brian Kelly’s tenure as head coach, UC holds a 10-2 mark at Nippert Stadium. PACKING THEM IN ... ff After a challenge by head coach Brian Kelly, the UC faithful responded by packing Nippert Stadium with 35,098 fans, a stadium record, for the Pittsburgh game. ff It was the first sellout of the season and the 17th in Nippert Stadium history. ff Eight of the top-12 crowds in Nippert history have occurred during the Brian Kelly era.


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With an average of 31,964 fans in six home games this season, UC has established a new single-season attendance record, topping the 2007 average of 30,246.

SACK ATTACK ... ff UC has 33 sacks in the last 10 games after recording four in the first four games. ff UC recorded seven sacks against Pittsburgh, the most sacks UC has recorded this season besting the four UC tallied at West Virginia. ff UC leads the league with 36 sacks this season. DEFENSE GETTING OFF THE FIELD ... ff The Bearcats moved into the BIG EAST lead in opponent third down conversions, holding foes to a 29.7 percent mark on third down. ff Opposing teams have converted 58 times in 195 tries. ff Over the past five games, the defense is holding its opponents to a 22.9 percent clip on third down (17-74). STOUT DEFENSE ... ff UC held Pittsburgh to six yards of total offense in the third quarter and finished the game by holding the Panthers to 35 yards of net rushing. BARWIN RANKS ON SACK CHARTS ... ff Connor Barwin, the team leader in sacks with 11, ranks third in school history for sacks in a season. ff Barwin had his first sack in four games in the second quarter against Pittsburgh. ff He recorded two sacks in the second half, giving him three for the game, the first time this season a UC player has recorded three sacks in a game. ff He ranks first in the BIG EAST and 14th nationally, averaging 0.9 sacks per game. DYNAMIC DUO ... ff Mardy Gilyard and Dominick Goodman each had 100plus receiving yard games against Pittsburgh, the second time this season the two receivers have notched 100-plus receiving yards in a game. ff The duo also tallied 100-plus yards against Eastern Kentucky, becoming the first two to do so since Albert Sweet and Sean Stewart did it on Oct. 16, 1993. ff Gilyard finished with 110 receiving yards and Goodman tallied 101 receiving yards against Pittsburgh. FILLING THE TROPHY CASE ... ff Each year, UC plays for three trophies, the Victory Bell (Miami [OH]), the Keg Of Nails (Louisville), and the River City Rivalry Trophy (Pittsburgh). ff The Bearcats won the Victory Bell for the third-straight year with a 45-20 win over Miami (OH) on Sept. 20. ff UC reclaimed the Keg Of Nails for the first time since 2002 at Louisville on Nov. 14. ff The Bearcats won the River City Rivalry Trophy for the first time, thanks to a 28-21 defeat of Pittsburgh on Nov. 22. ff The Bearcats hold the Victory Bell, Keg Of Nails, and River City Rivalry Trophy in the same season for the first time. ff UC also added its first BIG EAST Championship trophy.

ENTER DEMETRIUS ... NIPPERT STADIUM ff Demetrius Jones made his first UC appearance at Louisville, HISTORIC NIPPERT STADIUM ... running the ball for five yards in the first quarter. ff Nippert Stadium is the fifth-oldest NCAA FBS or FCS ff It was his first snap in a collegiate game since Sept. 1, 2007 stadium. when he started for Notre Dame against Georgia Tech. ff Opened in 1916, Nippert Stadium is preceeded in history ff Jones is the fifth UC signal-caller to see action this year, by Harvard Stadium (1903), Georgia Tech’s Bobby Dodd/ along with Tony Pike, Dustin Grutza, Zach Collaros, and Grant Field (1914), the Yale Bowl (1914) and Cornell’s Chazz Anderson. Schoellkopf Stadium (1915). ff Though the permanent stadium first came into use in A DRAMATIC RETURN ... 1916, UC has been playing on the site since 1902. ff Quarterback Dustin Grutza relieved an injured Tony Pike with 8:20 left in the Bearcats’ 28-20 win at Louisville. sellouts at nippert ... ff Grutza, still not at 100 percent following a broken right ff Highlighted by a sellout against Pittsburgh on Nov. 22, fibula in UC’s game at Oklahoma on Sept. 6, led the Cincinnati established a single-season attendance record Bearcats on a five-play, 72-yard drive that ended with a of 191,788, an average of 31,965 fans, for six home games six-yard scamper from John Goebel that put UC up 28-20 at Nippert Stadium. with 6:29 left in the game. ff Including the 2008 campaign, Nippert Stadium has enjoyed ff The key play on the drive was a 24-yard pass from Grutza a total of 17 sellouts in its lengthy history. to Dominick Goodman on third-and-five that set up ff Nippert Stadium’s 12 largest crowds are listed below. Goebel’s touchdown run. A NOTE ON QUARTERBACKS ... ff The Bearcats have played five signal callers during the 2008 season, one of three teams in the NCAA FBS to do so. ff UC sits with Eastern Michigan and Washington State with five QBs played this season. ff If you count the pass attempts of Marcus Barnett and Kevin Huber, the Bearcats have had seven players take an offensive snap in the QB position. A KENTUCKY COMEBACK ... ff The comeback win after trailing 17-14 at the half was the third for a Brian Kelly coached team at Cincinnati. ff Earlier this season, UC trailed Akron 9-7 at the half and won 17-15 and in 2007, the Bearcats trailed 17-7 at the half and won 28-23. ff The Bearcats snapped a five game skid against the Cardinals and took possession of the Keg Of Nails for the Year first time since 2002. 1996 GILYARD IN THE RECORD BOOKS ... ff Mardy Gilyard ran the opening kickoff of the game back 100 yards for a touchdown, tying him with Walter Heuck (vs. Denison, 1910) for the longest in school history. ff It is the 13th 100-yard touchdown return in BIG EAST history and the first since Louisville’s Trent Guy ran one back 100 yards on Sept. 15, 2007 against Kentucky. ff It is Gilyard’s second kick-off return for a touchdown this season, setting a UC record. He returned a kickoff 97 yards against Oklahoma on Sept. 4. ff Gilyard has the two longest kickoff returns of the season in the BIG EAST. He is the eighth league player to return two kicks for touchdowns in the same season. He is now tied with Mel Riggins (1970-71) for the UC career lead with two kickoff return touchdowns. WEBSTER STOPS WEST VIRGINA ... ff Strong safety Aaron Webster earned BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week honors following UC’s 26-23 overtime win over West Virginia on Nov. 8. ff He tallied a career-best 13 tackles, the most for any UC defender this season, including two tackles for a loss.

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Att. 35,098 35,097 35,097 35,097 35,097 34,603 32,924 32,370 32,117 31,629 31,478 31,175 *-Sellouts

Date 11/22/08 11/17/07 10/13/07 09/22/07 09/02/01 11/29/08 10/28/00 10/11/08 09/26/98 09/20/08 10/05/02 10/30/08

Opponent Pittsburgh West Virginia Louisville Marshall Purdue Syracuse Miami (OH) Rutgers Indiana Miami (OH) Miami (OH) USF

Result W, 28-21* L, 28-23* L, 28-24* W, 40-14* L, 19-14* W, 30-10 W, 45-15 W, 13-10 L, 48-14 W, 45-20 L, 31-26 W, 24-10

uc in overtime games Opponent Miami (Ohio) at Houston at Miami (Ohio) UAB at Wisconsin at Memphis TCU Temple at USF at No. 20/23 West Virginia

Final (OT) W, 30-23 (3OT) L, 41-38 (2OT) W, 34-31 (2OT) L, 24-21 (OT) L, 28-25 (OT) W, 13-10 (OT) W, 36-29 (OT) W, 30-24 (3OT) L, 24-17 (2OT) W, 26-23 (OT)

Cincinnati’s Records In... All Overtime Games.................................................................6-4 One Overtime:..........................................................................3-2 Two Overtimes:........................................................................1-2 Three Overtimes:......................................................................2-0 Overtime at Home....................................................................3-1 Overtime on the Road..............................................................3-3 Overtime Coin Toss...................................................................4-7 Possession Result UC Touchdowns............................................................... 7 Field Goals.................................................................. 5 Missed Field Goals...................................................... 0 Turnovers................................................................... 3

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No. 121.2 254.1 375.3 27.3 104.0 112.9 316.1 20.2 41.5 9.4 24.2 -0.4 212.1 139.38 2.9 6.5 2.3

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30

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18

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6 t-7

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A NOTE ON OVERTIME ... ff UC’s 26-23 overtime win over WVU is the Bearcats’ first OT game since a 24-17 2OT loss at USF on Oct. 31, 2003. ff UC’s last overtime victory also came in 2003 as they knocked off Temple, 30-24, in three overtimes. ff The Bearcats are 6-4 all-time in overtime games.

D. SMITH GRABS ANOTHER ... ff Senior cornerback DeAngelo Smith had an interception for the second-straight game at West Virginia after going without a pick in the first seven games of the season. ff He grabbed his first interception against USF. ff Smith led the nation in interceptions a year ago (8).

PIKE TO ALLI FOR THE WIN ... ff Tight end Kazeem Alli sealed UC’s 26-23 overtime win at WVU on a two-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Tony Pike. ff Pike faked a handoff, rolled right and found Alli all by himself in the end zone. ff The touchdown was Alli’s second touchdown reception of the year and second of his career.

COLLAROS A GAMER ... ff Twice this season, redshirt freshman Zach Collaros has been called upon in a late-game situation and twice the quarterback has responded. ff Collaros relieved Tony Pike on the final drive against USF and helped seal the victory, picking up a critical first down on a 9-yard run with under two minutes left. ff His seven-yard scamper on third down at Akron helped setup the Bearcats’ game-winning field goal.

LOOKING BACK AT WEST VIRGINIA ... ff UC snapped a three-game losing streak against West Virginia and won its first game in Morgantown, W.Va. since 2003. ff The Bearcats held West Virginia to 98 yards rushing in the game, becoming the first team since Virginia Tech on Oct. 6, 2001 to hold the Mountaineers under 100 yards on the ground in a game. IRONCATS ... ff Several members of the UC squad have started 20 or more consecutive games at their respective positions. ff Trevor Canfield, 38, offensive line. ff Dominick Goodman, 31, wide receiver. ff Adam Hoppel, 25, defensive tackle. ff Ryan Manalac, 24, linebacker. ff Corey Smith, 23, linebacker ff DeAngelo Smith, 26, defensive back. BYRD MAKES KEY STOP AGAINST MOUNTAINEERS ... ff While senior defensive tackle Terrill Byrd’s numbers may be down this year, don’t doubt his impact on the outcome of games during the 2008 season. ff Byrd’s sack of WVU quarterback Pat White in overtime placed the Mountaineers in a fourth-and-three situation from the seven-yard line and forced them into kicking a field goal, leading to UC’s winning touchdown. ff Byrd finished the game with six tackles, 1.5 sacks along with 1.5 tackles for a loss. ROGERS TIES RECORD MARK ... ff Jake Rogers made field goals of 47 and 31 yards in the first quarter of UC’s 26-23 overtime win at West Virginia. ff He made 13-consecutive field goals dating back to the 2007 season, tying for the school record with Jonathan Ruffin (2002). ff Rogers connected on his last two attempts of the 2007 season and hit his first 11 in 2008 before missing a 29yard attempt just prior to halftime vs. WVU. ff The sophomore was named one of 20 semifinalists for the 2008 Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award presented by the FedEx Orange Bowl. ff He had a career-best three field goals made at UConn on Oct. 25, including a season-long of 54 yards.

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ANDERSON IN THE WINGS ... ff Quarterback Chazz Anderson filled in admirably for an injured Tony Pike by leading UC to wins at Marshall and against Rutgers. ff In three games this season, the redshirt freshman is 46of-75 for 520 yards, two touchdowns and three picks. ff He also has a pair of rushing touchdowns. UC EARNS AFCA RECOGNITION ... ff UC recently received 2008 American Football Coaches Association Academic Achievement honorable mention accolades for its recent Graduation Success Rate of over 90 percent for the entering class of 2001. ff The award is given based on the NCAA’s Graduation Success Rate formula, which measures the academic success of student-athletes on a six-year graduation window. ff UC was one of seven programs nationally, including Colorado, Duke, Navy, Notre Dame, Rutgers, and Vanderbilt to achieve over the 90 percent plateau. ff Forty-six programs across the country graduated 70 percent or more of their football student-athletes. GILYARD SHOWS HIS CLASS ... ff Early in the second quarter of UC’s win over USF, UC junior wide receiver Mardy Gilyard caught the ball in the back of the endzone on a 31- yard pass play. ff The pass was ruled out of bounds, but Gilyard was unable to stop his momentum and the 6-1, 180 pound wide receiver flipped into the stands and landed on a sevenyear old fan Garrett Monroe. ff Shocked by the unexpected collision, the little boy started crying. Before returning to the field, Gilyard stopped to make sure the kid was okay. He even gave him a hug. ff Video of the play can be seen here … http://www. youtube.com/watch?v=vNyB3IkKd7Q BEARCATS SEND FOUR TO 2009 SENIOR BOWL ... ff Four UC players, Trevor Canfield, Kevin Huber, Mike Mickens, and DeAngelo Smith, have been invited the 2009 Under Armour Senior Bowl. ff It is the second time in school history that UC has sent four players to the senior bowl (1997) and the first since


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joining the BIG EAST. No school among the current BIG EAST membership has sent more than three players to the game since 2005. UC is the 16th school to send four or more players to the game since 2005, joining some of the best programs in the country (Ohio State, Oklahoma, LSU, Florida). UC has sent 21 players to the Senior Bowl with Trent Cole the last to earn the honor in 2004. During the 1960 event, former standout Jackie Lee earned MVP honors. The 2009 game takes place at 7 p.m. ET on Jan. 24, 2009 at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala.

HUBER A SEMIFINALIST FOR RAY GUY ... ff Senior punter Kevin Huber was named one of 10 semifinalists for the 2008 Ray Guy Award. ff Huber, a 2007 consensus all-American and finalist for the 2007 Ray Guy Award was the BIG EAST Special Teams Player of the Week on Oct. 13. ff Huber was named a midseason all-American by CBSSports.com, and the Sporting News. He was also a midseason selection to Phil Steele’s First-Team All-BIG EAST and Second-Team All-America squads. CONVERTING ... ff On the opening drive of the USF game, the UC offense ended a string of 25 straight third downs without a conversion with a 13-yard pass from Tony Pike to Dominick Goodman on a 3rd and 9. ff UC ended the game 5-for-10 on third downs. SOMEONE GET THIS GUY A CAPE ... ff Converted defensive end Connor Barwin is putting together a season to remember. ff Barwin leads the league lead in sacks (11) and is 14th nationally in sacks per game (0.9). ff Against USF, Barwin showed his receiver form, catching a 1-yard touchdown pass from Tony Pike in UC’s goaline package. ff Barwin may be the only player in the country this year to record a sack (10), block a punt (3) and catch a TD pass (1). ff He blocked two punts, the second and third of his career, in the first quarter of the Marshall game, with one going for a safety. ff He added his third blocked kick of the year at UConn. ff He was named the BIG EAST Special Teams Player of the Week on Oct. 6. ff ESPN’s Todd McShea recently named him as one of the topfive underrated prospects entering the 2009 NFL Draft. SACK ATTACK ... ff The Bearcats defense has recorded 17 sacks in its past six games after only netting just four sacks in the first three games of the 2008 season. ff Seven players have recorded sacks through seven games, with Connor Barwin’s seven sacks leading the way. ff Lamonte Nelms (4.5), Curtis Young (3), Adam Hoppel (2), and Terrill Byrd (1.5) also have multiple sacks this year. KELCE SUBS IN FOR JUREK ... ff Offensive lineman Jason Kelce was pressed into duty at center in UC’s 24-10 win over USF at Nippert Stadium. ff Kelce also started UC’s 26-23 overtime win at WVU.

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Starting center Chris Jurek went down with an ankle 2008 WEEKLY BIG EAST HONORS injury in the first half and backup Evan Davis did not suit BIG EAST PLAYER OF THE WEEK up due to mono. OFFENSIVE Kelce’s spot at left guard was filled by redshirt freshman Dustin Grutza (QB) Sept. 2 Alex Hoffman. Jurek’s status is day-to-day. ff 21-of-28, 296 yards, 3 TDs, 1 rushing TD.

HUBER EARNS BIG EAST WEEKLY AWARD ... DEFENSIVE ff Punter Kevin Huber was named the BIG EAST Special Aaron Webster (DB) Nov. 9 Teams Player of the Week on Oct. 13. ff Had a career-best 13 tackles, including two tackles for ff Huber averaged 46.4 yards on a career-high nine punts a loss. UC became the first team to hold West Virginia and dropped five inside the 12-yard line in Cincinnati’s under 100 yards rushing since 2001. 13-10 win against Rutgers. ff He pinned the Scarlet Knights on their 3-, 11- and 12SPECIAL TEAMS yard lines to start three fourth-quarter drives and forced Mardy Gilyard (KR) Sept. 8 Rutgers to an average starting field position of its own ff 246 kickoff return yards (BIG EAST/UC Record), 365 all17-yard line for the game. purpose yards (UC record), 97-yard kickoff TD return. RANKING BRIAN KELLY THROUGH 20 GAMES ... ff UC head coach Brian Kelly is 16-4 in his first 20 games, the top mark among UC football coaches who have coached 20 or more games. ff Two coaches, Dana King (1931-34) and Sid Gillman (194954) went 14-6 in their first 20 games at the helm. ff Ray Nolting (1945-48) was 13-7, Robert Burch (1909-11) was 12-7-1, and Ray Callahan (1969-72), Mark Dantonio (2004-06), and Mike Gottfried (1981-82) all went 11-9. WOODS PUTTING IT TOGETHER ... ff D.J. Woods finished the Rutgers game with a career high in receiving yards (67), receptions (4), and career long (24-yards). Woods had four total receptions on the season coming in to the game. ff Against UConn, he had a career-long 40-yard punt return. The return was the longest for any UC player this season.

Connor Barwin (DE) Oct. 6 ff Two blocked punts, including one for a safety at Marshall. Also had three tackles, a sack and a PBU. Kevin Huber (P) Oct. 13 ff Averaged 46.4 yards on a career-high nine punts and put five inside the 12-yard line forcing Rutgers to an average starting field position of its own 17-yard line. Mardy Gilyard (KR) Nov. 9 ff Returned the opening kickoff at West Virginia 100 yards for a touchdown, his second return TD of the season. Jake Rogers (K) Nov. 30 ff Rogers kicked three field goals, including a pair of 45-yard scores against Syracuse.

BIG EAST HONOR ROLL Connor Barwin (DE) Tony Pike (QB) Mardy Gilyard (WR) Mike Mickens (DB) Mike Mickens (DB) Chazz Anderson (QB) Connor Barwin (DE) Mike Mickens (DB) ANDERSON IS UC’S FOURTH QB OF THE SEASON ... Tony Pike (QB) ff Chazz Anderson is the fourth UC quarterback to see action Tony Pike (QB) during the 2008 season and the third different starter. Mardy Gilyard (KR) ff He is the fifth different starting quarterback in Brian Dominick Goodman (WR) Kelly’s 20 games as UC’s head coach. Brandon Underwood (DB) ff Other UC starting QBs were Nick Davilla, Dustin Grutza, Connor Barwin (DE) Ben Mauk and Tony Pike. Tony Pike (QB) Mardy Gilyard (WR) FIRST-TIME STARTERS AT MARSHALL ... Tony Pike (QB) ff Alex Hoffman made his first career start at left guard for an injured Jason Kelce. ff Aaron Webster made his first career start at strong safety. HUBER & MICKENS EARN MIDWAY ALL-AMERICA NODS ... ff Kevin Huber and Mike Mickens were named Midseason All-Americans by CBSSports.com. ff The duo were also midseason selections to Phil Steele’s Second-Team All-America squad. ff Huber was also named a midseason All-American by The Sporting News.

RUNNING GAME STRONG AT MARSHALL ... ff The UC running backs produced 203 yards on the ground at Marshall, the units’ second-best output of the season. ff Jacob Ramsey carried the ball 17 times for a career-high 99 yards. ff True freshman Isaiah Pead saw his first significant action of

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GAME 14 u vs. NO. 21/19 VIRGINIA TECH record u 11-2/6-1 BIG EAST UC TEAM HONORS Newcomer of the Year...............................................Dominique Battle Scout Team Players of the Year Offense.............................................................................Danny Milligan Defense............................................................................Walter Stewart Brig Owens Outstanding Back ..................................DeAngelo Smith Outstanding Receiver ...........................................Dominick Goodman John Pease Outstanding Lineman Offense:...........................................................................Jeff Linkenbach Defense................................................................................... Terrill Byrd Special Teams Player of the Year.......................Brandon Underwood Jim Kelly Coaches Spirit Award Offense............................................................................... Dustin Grutza Defense..........................................................................Lamonte Nelms C-Club Strothman Award ................................................Ryan Manalac (Academic and Athletic Excellence) Glenn Sample Community Service Award..................Mardy Gilyard Claude Rost Most Valuable Player...............................Connor Barwin

FUTURE SCHEDULES ff

UC will continue to schedule top-flight opponents in the coming years. UC’s future opponents are listed below. 2009 ff vs. Southeast Missouri State ff vs. Fresno State ff at Miami (OH) ff at Oregon State 2010 ff vs. Miami (OH) ff vs. Oklahoma (Paul Brown Stadium) ff at N.C. State ff at Fresno State 2011 ff vs. Akron ff vs. N.C. State ff at Miami (OH) 2012 ff vs. Virginia Tech ff at Ohio State 2014 ff at Ohio State

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the season and had a career-best 59 yards on 11-straight carries in the waning minutes of the game. John Goebel recorded his fourth touchdown of the season on a career-long 21 yard run in the second quarter. Goebel finished with 56 yards on eight carries, a 7.0 yards per carry average. It marked the first time UC had three rushers run for 50 or more yards since the 2007 opener against SEMO.

PAGING MR. HUBER ... ff The Bearcats did not punt in the Miami (Ohio) game, the first time UC has not punted in a game since Oct. 17, 1998, a 41-23 loss to Memphis, a span of 116 games. KELLY’S MILESTONE WINS ... ff With UC’s 45-20 win over Miami (OH), UC head coach Brian Kelly became the only active BIG EAST coach with 150 career victories. ff Among active NCAA FBS head coaches with at least five years experience, Kelly is one of 13 at or within three games of 150 career wins. ff Kelly’s milestone wins are listed below: Win Year 1 1991 25 1994 50 1997 75 2000 100 2002 125 2005 150 2008

Opp. St. Joseph’s (Ind.)# St. Francis (Ill.)# at Ferris State# Michigan Tech# Findlay# at Army^ Miami (OH)

#- at Grand Valley State; ^ at Central Michigan

Score 31-3 49-7 21-18 31-29 63-19 14-10 45-20

QUARTERBACKS FIRST STARTS IN THE KELLY ERA ... ff Five times in the past 20 games, UC will field a first-time signal caller in head coach Brian Kelly’s offense. ff Nick Davila made the start in the 2007 International Bowl, Ben Mauk opened the 2007 season against Southeast Missouri State, Dustin Grutza started against Miami (OH) on Sept. 15,2007, Tony Pike took the field against Miami (OH) on Sept. 20, 2008, and Chazz Anderson started at Marshall. DATE QB 01/06/07 Davila 08/30/07 Mauk 09/15/07 Grutza 09/20/08 Pike 10/03/08 Anderson

OPP. Western Mich. SE Missouri St. Miami (OH) Miami (OH) Marshall

C-A-I YDS. TD 19-35-2 214 2 18-27-1 244 1 25-35-0 290 2 20-24-0 241 3 16-26-1 158 2

OH CAPTAIN MY CAPTAIN ... ff The Bearcats have employed a game-by-game approach this season when it comes to selecting team captains. ff EASTERN KENTUCKY: Dustin Grutza & DeAngelo Smith ff OKLAHOMA: Connor Barwin & Dominick Goodman ff MIAMI (OH): Trevor Canfield & Corey Smith ff AKRON: Khalil El-Amin & Lamonte Nelms ff MARSHALL: Craig Carey & Jacob Ramsey ff RUTGERS: Delbert Ferguson & Marcus Waugh ff UConn: Barwin & Tony Pike ff USF: Torry Cornett, Goodman, Mike Mickens, C. Smith ff WEST VIRGINIA: Grutza & D. Smith ff LOUISVILLE: Grutza ff PITTSBURGH: Grutza & Mickens

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SYRACUSE: Grutza & D. Smith HAWAI’I: Cornett & Grutza

UNSUNG HEROES ... ff The quality of the UC special teams begins with long snapper Mike Windt, who was nearly flawless last season. ff He is 119-for-119 in 2008. FORCING TURNOVERS ... ff UC had its 19-game streak of forcing a turnover snapped against Rutgers (10/11). UC had forced a turnover in 19-straight games, dating back to the 2007 International Bowl, the debut of Brian Kelly as UC’s head coach. ff The Bearcats are 10-0 under Kelly when forcing more turnovers then their opponents. PIKE EFFICIENT AND RECORD SETTING IN FIRST START ... ff Tony Pike made his first career start against Miami (OH), finishing 20-of-24 for 241 yards and three touchdowns. ff Pike’s three passing touchdowns in his first start are the most ever by a UC quarterback. ff Pike’s completion percentage of .833 is tied for the school single-game record with Gino Guidugli, who also hit the mark on Nov. 20, 2004 against USF. ff His passing efficiency rating of 208.9 is the fifth-best in school history and the 10th-best in the NCAA FBS this season. ff Of Pike’s four incompletions, one was tipped, and two were thrown away while evading the rush. HANGING ON TO THE VICTORY BELL ... ff For the third-straight year, UC retains the Victory Bell, the symbolic trophy of the Bearcats rivalry with Miami (Ohio), after knocking off the RedHawks, 45-20. ff It is UC’s first three-game streak over the RedHawks since a four-game winning streak from 1986-89. TO THE HOUSE ... ff Mike Mickens recorded an interception for touchdown in the third quarter against Miami (OH), his 11th career interception and the third career interception he has returned for a touchdown, tying him for UC’s all-time lead with Shawn Ferguson (1995-98). DROUGHTS IN THE RETURN GAME ... ff Twelve years and 130 games have passed since the Bearcats have run a punt back for a touchdown, tied for the secondlongest streak nationally. ff The last UC player to run a punt back for a score was Tinker Keck, who ran punts of 44 and 78 yards back for touchdowns against Louisville on Nov. 8, 1997. CONSECUTIVE GAMES WITHOUT A PUNT RETURN TD... School Games 1. Navy 151 2. Cincinnati 130 Rice 130 4. Vanderbilt 114 5. Florida Atlantic 94 6. Nevada 92 7. New Mexico 88 8. TCU 87


GAME 14 u vs. NO. 21/19 VIRGINIA TECH record u 11-2/6-1 BIG EAST MINInG THE LOCAL TALENT ... ff UC head coach Brian Kelly has been able to stay close to his home base in gathering the talent that makes up the UC football team. ff Thirty-three of UC’s players, over thirty percent, hail from the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky area. ff Sixty-two, or over 50 percent, are Ohio natives. ff Armon Binns, the lone Californian on the roster, also is the furtherst from his hometown. It’s 2,167 miles from Pasadena, Calif. to UC, as the crow flies. HUBER NAMED CAS STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE MONTH ... ff Punter Kevin Huber was named the College of Applied Sciences (CAS) Scholar-Athlete of the Month for September. ff Huber is a finance major in the College of Business with a 3.33 overall GPA. ff Each month of the academic year, the College of Applied Science, will recognize a UC scholar-athlete who has demonstrated success both in the classroom and in an athletics arena. GILYARD HAS RECORD-SETTING DAY AT OKLAHOMA ... ff Wide receiver/kick returner Mardy Gilyard was named the BIG EAST Special Teams Player of the Week on Sept. 8. ff Gilyard set a BIG EAST record with 246 yards on kickoff returns and had a school-record 365 all-purpose yards (119 receiving, 246 return yards) in the Bearcats’ 52-26 loss at No. 4/4 Oklahoma. ff He scored a touchdown on a 97-yard kickoff return and also finished with seven receptions for 119 yards. ff His kickoff return for a score snapped UC’s 13-year, 145game streak without a kickoff return for a touchdown. The streak was tied for the third-longest active streak in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision. ff The 97-yard return is his career best, the fourth-longest in school history, and the fourth-longest nationally in 2008. ff It was the 19th kickoff return for a touchdown in school history and the 52nd in BIG EAST history. ff Gilyard’s 246 kickoff return yards, the best single-game total nationally this season, broke the previous school record of Roger Stephens (218 vs. Dayton), set in 1947. ff It also broke Najeh Davenport’s (Miami, Fla.) previous BIG EAST single-game mark of 208 yards (11/28/98). ff He was awarded a helmet sticker by ESPN’s College Gameday Final crew of Rece Davis, Mark May and Lou Holtz following the Oklahoma game. TRUE FRESHMAN TAKE TO THE FIELD ... ff Six true freshmen were among 20 Bearcats making their first appearance for UC in the season opener against EKU. ff D.J. Woods (WR), Dominique Battle (DB), J.K. Schafer (LB), Nick Truesdell (WR), Derek Wolfe (DL) and Evan Davis (OL) all took the field against the Colonels. ff A seventh true freshman, Isaiah Pead, made his first appearance in the Akron game. WOODS MAKES AN IMMEDIATE IMPACT ... ff D.J. Woods, who was held out of contact during fall camp due to a blood disorder, made an immediate impact in his UC debut against EKU. ff Woods has Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), a blood disorder which prevents clotting.

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He took his first punt back for 25 yards in the second quarter and made his first career catch in the third vs. EKU. Woods was an Associated Press Second-Team All-Ohio selection in 2007 at Strongsville HS despite missing the final five games of the season.

FUTURE’S SO BRIGHT...HE’S GOT TO WEAR SHADES ... ff Junior wide receiver Mardy Gilyard is sporting a new look on the field this year – sunglasses. ff Gilyard had LASIK surgery in the off season and wears the shades to deal with light sensitivity. NEW THREADS FOR UC ... ff The Bearcats unveiled new adidas uniforms for the home opener against Eastern Kentucky on Aug. 28. ff The most noticeable addition to the uniforms will be the new “cat scratch” logo that was specially designed by the adidas design team in Portland, Ore. ff The four scratch marks coincide with UC’s nationally recognized “C-Paw” logo which features four claws atop the “C.” ff Beginning this fall, all 18 UC teams will be outfitted exclusively in adidas footwear, uniforms, training apparel, and accessories. ff There are six possible uniform combinations - black jersey/ black pants - white jersey/white pants - white jersey/black pants - black jersey/white pants - red jersey/white pants red jersey/black pants. ff The red jersey combinations will be worn annually as part of the Ring of Red game. This season’s Ring of Red game will be Saturday, Nov. 22 vs. River City Rival Pittsburgh. ff There is no change to the helmet. broadcasting milestone ... ff UC radio analyst Jim Kelly, Jr. broadcast his 200th game as a member of the radio team against Miami (OH) on Sept. 20. ff Kelly, in his 18th year on the air, was a standout receiver for UC in the mid 1970’s. ff He is the son of UC legend Jim Kelly, Sr. who was associated with the Bearcats for over 40 years as an athlete, assistant coach and administrator. NOTING THE SCHEDULE ... ff One of only three schools nationally with three games against teams that played in the 2008 BCS, the Bearcats are the lone school in college football meeting two BCS representatives in non-league tilts. ff Five of the Bearcats 13 opponents (Connecticut, Eastern Kentucky, Hawai’i, Oklahoma, and West Virginia) either won outright or shared their respective league titles in 2007 and three finished in the final AP Top 25 Poll. A BRIEF LOOK BACK AT 2007 ... ff The 2007 season proved to be one of the most successful in the history of University of Cincinnati football. ff For the first time in school history, Cincinnati earned an appearance in the final Associated Press Poll, ending the season ranked No. 17. ff The Bearcats capped off the season with a 31-21 victory in the 2007 Papajohns.com Bowl, giving them 10 wins on the year – equaling the school record for single-season wins – and their third consecutive bowl championship.

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QUICK FACTS Location................................................. Cincinnati, OH 45221 Founded.......................................................................... 1819 Enrollment................................................................... 36,518 Affiliation........................................................ NCAA Division I Conference................................................................ BIG EAST Nickname ..................................................................Bearcats Colors................................................................... Red & Black Home Field ...................................................Nippert Stadium Surface/Capacity ......................................... FieldTurf/35,000 President ............................................... Dr. Nancy L. Zimpher Alma Mater, Year ..................................... Ohio State, 1968 Athletics Director . ............................................. Mike Thomas Alma Mater, Year .............................. Colorado State, 1983 Faculty Representative ....................................... Dr. Fritz Russ History First Year of Football ....................................................... 1885 All-time Record ................................................... 535-540-51 All-time Bowl Record ........................................................6-4 Last Bowl ..................................... 2007 Papajohns.com Bowl Last Bowl Opponent .......................Southern Miss (W, 31-21) Key Phone Numbers Athletics Department .................................... (513) 556-4603 Nippert Stadium Press Box ............................ (513) 556-1010 2007 Information Overall Record .................................................................10-3 Home /Road/Neutral ......................................... 4-2/ 5-1/ 1-0 BIG EAST Record/Finish .............................................. 4-3/3rd Home /Road ...............................................................2-2/2-1 Final Ranking .....................................17 (AP)/20 (USA Today) 2008 Team Information Basic Offense ............................................................... Spread Basic Defense ....................................................................4-3 Letterwinners Returning/Lost .......................................44/20 Offense . ...................................................................20/12 Defense ......................................................................21/8 Special Teams . .............................................................3/0 Starters Returning/Lost . .................................................16/9 Offense . .......................................................................7/4 Defense ........................................................................6/5 Special Teams . .............................................................3/0 COACHING STAFF Head Coach.................................Brian Kelly (Assumption ‘83) Record at UC/Years....................................................... 22-5/1 Career Record/Years............................................159-56-2/18 Asst. Head Coach/DL..........................................Keith Gilmore Asst. Coaches.................... Jeff Quinn (OC/OL), Joe Tresey (DC), Mike Elston (STC/TE), Kerry Coombs (DB), Greg Forest (QB), Tim Hinton (RB), William Inge (LB), Charley Molnar (WR) Asst. AD/Football Ops........................................ John Widecan


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UC’S 2008 OPPONENTS EASTERN KENTUCKY (8-4) Aug. 28...................... at Cincinnati...........................................L, 40-7 Sept. 6........................ Western Kentucky................................L, 37-13 Sept. 13...................... Morehead State.....................................W, 16-8 Sept. 20...................... at Tennessee State *............................L, 34-20 Sept. 27...................... Austin Peay *.............................. W, 13-10 (OT) Oct. 4.......................... at Tennessee Tech *............................W, 33-12 Oct. 11........................ Jacksonville State *.............................W, 38-35 Oct. 25........................ Eastern Illinois *....................................W, 20-7 Nov. 1......................... at Southeast Missouri *.......................W, 29-16 Nov. 15....................... Murray State *.......................................W, 34-7 Nov. 22....................... at Tennessee Martin *.........................W, 33-31 Nov. 29....................... at Richmond.........................................L, 38-10

MARSHALL (4-8) Aug. 30...................... Illinois State........................................W, 35-10 Sept. 6........................ at Wisconsin.........................................L, 51-14 Sept. 13...................... Memphis.............................................W, 17-16 Sept. 20...................... at Southern Miss *...............................W, 34-27 Sept. 27...................... at West Virginia......................................L, 27-3 Oct. 3.......................... Cincinnati.............................................L, 33-10 Oct. 18........................ at UAB *...............................................L, 23-21 Oct. 28........................ Houston *............................................W, 37-23 Nov. 8......................... at East Carolina *.......................... L, 19-16 (OT) Nov. 15....................... UCF *....................................................L, 30-14 Nov. 22....................... at Rice *...............................................L, 35-10 Nov. 29....................... Tulsa *..................................................L, 38-35

OKLAHOMA (12-1) Aug. 30...................... Chattanooga.........................................W, 57-2 Sept. 6........................ Cincinnati............................................W, 52-26 Sept. 13...................... at Washington....................................W, 55-14 Sept. 27...................... TCU......................................................W, 35-10 Oct. 4.......................... at Baylor *...........................................W, 49-17 Oct. 11........................ at Texas *.............................................L, 45-35 Oct. 18........................ Kansas *..............................................W, 45-31 Oct. 25........................ at Kansas State *.................................W, 58-35 Nov. 1......................... Nebraska *..........................................W, 62-28 Nov. 8......................... at Texas A&M *...................................W, 66-28 Nov. 22....................... Texas Tech *........................................W, 65-21 Nov.29....................... at Oklahoma State *............................W, 61-41 Dec. 6......................... vs. Missouri.........................................W, 62-21 Jan. 8......................... vs. Florida (BCS National Championship)

RUTGERS (7-5) Aug. 30...................... Howard.................................................L, 24-7 Sept. 11...................... North Carolina......................................L, 44-12 Sept. 20...................... at Navy.................................................L, 23-21 Sept. 27...................... Morgan State........................................W, 38-0 Oct. 4.......................... at West Virginia *.................................L, 24-17 Oct. 11........................ at Cincinnati *......................................L, 13-10 Oct. 18........................ Connecticut *......................................W, 12-10 Oct. 25........................ at Pittsburgh *....................................W, 54-34 Nov. 8......................... Syracuse *...........................................W, 35-17 Nov. 15....................... at USF *...............................................W, 49-16 Nov. 22....................... Army.....................................................W, 30-3 Dec. 4......................... Louisville *......................................... W, 63-14 Dec. 29....................... vs. NC State (PapaJohns.com Bowl)

MIAMI (OH) (2-10) Aug. 28...................... Vanderbilt............................................L, 34-13 Sept. 6........................ at Michigan............................................L, 16-6 Sept. 13...................... Charleston Southern...........................W, 38-27 Sept. 20...................... at Cincinnati.........................................L, 45-20 Oct. 4.......................... Temple *..............................................L, 28-10 Oct. 11........................ at Northern Illinois *............................L, 17-13 Oct. 18........................ at Bowling Green *..............................W, 27-20 Oct. 25........................ Kent State *..........................................L, 54-21 Nov. 4......................... at Buffalo *...........................................L, 37-17 Nov. 11....................... Ball State *...........................................L, 31-16 Nov. 21....................... at Toledo *...........................................L, 42-14 Nov. 28....................... Ohio *...................................................L, 41-26 AKRON (5-7) Aug. 30...................... at Wisconsin.........................................L, 38-17 Sept. 6........................ at Syracuse..........................................W, 42-28 Sept. 13...................... Ball State *...........................................L, 41-24 Sept. 20...................... at Army.................................................W, 22-3 Sept. 27...................... Cincinnati.............................................L, 17-15 Oct. 4.......................... at Kent State *............................. W, 30-27 (OT) Oct. 11........................ Bowling Green *...................................L, 37-33 Oct. 18........................ at Eastern Michigan *..........................W, 42-35 Nov. 5......................... Toledo *..............................................W, 47-30 Nov. 13....................... Buffalo *.....................................L, 43-40 (4 OT) Nov. 22....................... at Ohio *...............................................L, 49-42 Nov. 28....................... at Temple *............................................L, 27-6

CONNECTICUT (7-5) Aug. 28...................... Hofstra..................................................W, 35-3 Sept. 6........................ at Temple...................................... W, 12-9 (OT) Sept. 13...................... Virginia...............................................W, 45-10 Sept. 19...................... Baylor..................................................W, 31-28 Sept. 26...................... at Louisville *......................................W, 26-21 Oct. 4.......................... at North Carolina..................................L, 38-12 Oct. 18........................ at Rutgers *..........................................L, 12-10 Oct. 25........................ Cincinnati *.........................................W, 40-16 Nov. 1......................... West Virginia *.....................................L, 35-13 Nov. 15....................... at Syracuse *.......................................W, 39-14 Nov. 23....................... at USF *................................................L, 17-13 Dec. 6......................... Pittsburgh * . .......................................L, 34-10 Jan. 3......................... vs. Buffalo (International Bowl) USF (7-5) Aug. 30...................... Tennessee-Martin.................................W, 56-7 Sept. 5........................ at UCF.......................................... W, 31-24 (OT) Sept. 13...................... Kansas.................................................W, 37-34 Sept. 20...................... at Florida International.........................W, 17-9 Sept. 27...................... at NC State..........................................W, 41-10 Oct. 2.......................... Pittsburgh *.........................................L, 26-21 Oct. 18........................ Syracuse *...........................................W, 45-13 Oct. 25........................ at Louisville *.......................................L, 24-20 Oct. 30........................ at Cincinnati *......................................L, 24-10 Nov. 15....................... Rutgers *..............................................L, 49-16 Nov. 22....................... Connecticut *..................................... W, 17-13 Dec. 6......................... at West Virginia *...................................L, 13-7 Dec. 20....................... vs. Memphis (MagicJack St. Petersburg Bowl) WEST VIRGINIA (8-4) Aug. 30...................... Villanova.............................................W, 48-21 Sept. 6........................ at East Carolina......................................L, 24-3 Sept. 18...................... at Colorado................................... L, 17-14 (OT) Sept. 27...................... Marshall................................................W, 27-3 Oct. 4.......................... Rutgers *.............................................W, 24-17 Oct. 11........................ Syracuse *.............................................W, 17-6 Oct. 23........................ Auburn................................................W, 34-17 Nov. 1......................... at Connecticut *..................................W, 35-13

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Nov. 9......................... Cincinnati *.................................. L, 26-23 (OT) Nov. 22....................... at Louisville *..................................... W, 35-21 Nov. 28 . .................... at Pittsburgh *.....................................L, 19-15 Dec. 6......................... USF *.................................................... W, 13-7 Dec. 27....................... North Carolina (Meineke Car Care Bowl) LOUISVILLE (5-7) Aug. 31...................... Kentucky................................................L, 27-2 Sept. 6........................ Tennessee Tech...................................W, 51-10 Sept. 17...................... Kansas State........................................W, 38-29 Sept. 27...................... Connecticut *.......................................L, 26-21 Oct. 10........................ at Memphis.........................................W, 35-28 Oct. 18........................ Middle Tennessee...............................W, 42-23 Oct. 25........................ USF *...................................................W, 24-20 Nov. 1......................... at Syracuse *........................................L, 28-21 Nov. 8......................... at Pittsburgh *.......................................L, 41-7 Nov. 14....................... Cincinnati *..........................................L, 28-20 Nov. 22....................... West Virginia *.....................................L, 35-23 Dec. 4......................... at Rutgers *..........................................L, 63-14 PITTSBURGH (9-3) Aug. 30...................... Bowling Green.....................................L, 27-17 Sept. 6........................ Buffalo................................................W, 27-16 Sept. 20...................... Iowa....................................................W, 21-20 Sept. 27...................... at Syracuse *.......................................W. 34-24 Oct. 2.......................... at USF *...............................................W, 26-21 Oct. 18........................ at Navy................................................W, 42-21 Oct. 25........................ Rutgers *..............................................L, 54-34 Nov. 1......................... at Notre Dame........................... W, 36-33 (4OT) Nov. 8......................... Louisville *............................................W, 41-7 Nov. 22....................... at Cincinnati *......................................L, 28-21 Nov. 28....................... West Virginia*.................................... W, 19-15 Dec. 6......................... at Connecticut *................................. W, 34-10 Dec. 31....................... vs. Oregon State (Brut Sun Bowl) SYRACUSE (3-9) Aug. 31...................... at Northwestern...................................L, 30-10 Sept. 6........................ Akron...................................................L, 42-28 Sept. 13...................... Penn State............................................L, 55-13 Sept. 20...................... Northeastern.......................................W, 30-21 Sept. 27...................... Pittsburgh *.........................................L, 34-24 Oct. 11........................ at West Virginia *...................................L, 17-6 Oct. 18........................ at USF *................................................L, 45-13 Nov. 1......................... Louisville *..........................................W, 28-21 Nov. 8......................... at Rutgers *..........................................L, 35-17 Nov. 15....................... Connecticut *.......................................L, 39-14 Nov. 22....................... at Notre Dame.....................................W, 24-23 Nov.29....................... at Cincinnati *......................................L, 30-10 HAWAI’I (7-6) Aug. 30...................... at Florida..............................................L, 56-10 Sept. 6........................ Weber State........................................W, 36-17 Sept. 13...................... at Oregon State......................................L, 45-7 Sept. 27...................... San Jose State *....................................L, 20-17 Oct. 4.......................... at Fresno State *......................... W, 32-29 (OT) Oct. 11........................ Louisana Tech *...................................W, 24-14 Oct. 17........................ at Boise State *......................................L, 27-7 Oct. 25........................ Nevada *.............................................W, 38-31 Nov. 1......................... at Utah State *.....................................L, 30-14 Nov. 8......................... at New Mexico State *.........................W, 42-30 Nov. 22....................... Idaho *................................................W, 49-17 Nov. 29....................... Washington State...............................W, 24-10 Dec. 6......................... Cincinnati.............................................L, 29-24 Dec. 24....................... vs. Notre Dame (Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl) * Conference game


uc foo t ba l l History T

he University of Cincinnati’s rich history and tradition in intercollegiate athletics is founded in the Bearcats football program. The football tradition that has grown over the years and last season, under the guidance of first-year head coach Brian Kelly, reached new levels as it equaled the program record for most wins in a season and for the first time ended the year ranked among the nation’s Top 25 programs, ranking No. 17 in the Associated Press Poll. UC’s football program is one of the nation’s oldest—only Rutgers (1869), Michigan (1879), Navy (1880) and Minnesota (1883), among NCAA Division I institutions, predate Cincinnati, which began the sport in 1885.

UC has been involved in several historical college football milestones starting with Dec. 8, 1888. That day, the Bearcats and Miami University (OH) engaged in the very first college football game played in the state of Ohio, launching a rivalry that is tied for the oldest in the game among major universities — North Carolina vs. Wake Forest began playing that same year. The Battle for the Victory Bell is the fifth-most played rivalry series in college football. A few years later in 1897, UC received an invitation to visit New Orleans to play a football game as a reward for a successful season. The game was a precursor to the current postseason football bowl games. In the 1930s, a UC football player wore a device with his helmet to protect his broken nose. The device was a

uc football timeline 1885 :: UC fielded its first football team under the organization of Arch Carson, who served as the first coach. The team won a pair of games over a club from neighboring Mt. Auburn. 1888 :: Cincinnati and Miami University (OH) faced off in Oxford for the first college football game in the state of Ohio. The game ended in a scoreless tie but launched a rivalry that is tied for the honors of being the oldest among major colleges. 1897 :: Following a 7-1-1 season — the lone loss was to the fabled Carlisle Indians — Cincinnati was invited to celebrate New Years in New Orleans and play a contest against the host Southern Athletic Club. A day after their

victory, the Bearcats accepted a challenge from LSU and also defeated the Tigers.

1914 :: Cincinnati teams first used the nickname Bearcats.

1898 :: Frank Cavanaugh, immortalized as the Iron Major, began his head coaching career at Cincinnati. He was elected to the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame at the conclusion of his illustrious career.

1916 :: Construction began on permanent stadium seating and facilities.

1902 :: Cincinnati played its first home game at the current site of Nippert Stadium, defeating Hanover, 18-0. 1912 :: Cincinnati scored a school-record 124 points in a shutout win over Transylvania. Ike Stewart and Bob Heuck each tallied six TDs and Alonzo Wells kicked 12 PATs, all UC records.

1922 :: George McLauren, another UC mentor to be elected to the College Football Hall of Fame, began his four-season tenure as UC’s head coach. 1923 :: Nippert Stadium was the site of the first night football game in the Midwest as Cincinnati defeated Kentucky Wesleyan, 17-0. In the season-ending game vs. Miami (OH), Jimmy Nippert sustained a spike wound and died a month later of blood poisoning. His

grandfather, James Gamble, donated the money needed to finish the stadium construction. 1924 :: Nippert Stadium was dedicated. 1933 :: UC won the first of two straight Buckeye Athletic Association titles. 1934 :: UC played its first Homecoming game, defeating Marshall, 7-0. 1935 :: The Bearcats’ first NFL players, Bill


forerunner of the now standard face mask. The first soccer-style place kick was also attempted by a Bearcat, Hank Hartong, in the early 1960s. Coaching luminaries have patrolled the sidelines at Cincinnati. College Football Hall of Fame coach Frank Cavanaugh began his 24-season career at UC. Sid Gillman, a member of the College and NFL Halls of Fame, was the architect of one of the top eras of Cincinnati football history. He directed the Bearcats to three conference titles and a pair of bowl game appearances during his six seasons (1949-54) before leaving for the professional ranks. Cincinnati, with Gillman developing the passing offenses which would make him successful in the pro ranks, became known for its aerial attack in the early 1950’s. That notoriety continued long after his departure. In 1968, the Bearcats were the nation’s top passing team with quarterback Greg Cook leading the NCAA in total offense while receiver/kicker Jim O’Brien captured the national scoring title. A year later, Cook earned Rookie of the Year honors as a Cincinnati Bengal, and two years later, O’Brien kicked the game-winning field goal for the Baltimore Colts in the Super Bowl V. With over 100 players advancing into the professional ranks, 34 earning all-America honors and 11 garnering academic all-America recognition, Cincinnati football has clearly made an important impact on college football with its long history of accomplishments.

Feldhaus (Detroit) and Ray Nolting (Chicago), lead UC to a 7-2 record before embarking on their pro careers. 1942 :: UC hosted No. 2, and eventual Rose Bowl winner, Georgia, at Nippert Stadium and lost, 35-13. The other lone blemish on UC’s 8-2 record was to Sugar Bowl victor Tennessee. 1943-44 :: Football suspended due to World War II. 1946 :: UC defeated defending Big Ten Conference champion Indiana in the season opener en route to a 9-2 record. The season was capped by the Bearcats’ first bowl appearance. UC defeated Virginia Tech, 18-6, in the Sun Bowl.

1947 :: UC won its first Mid-American Conference championship. The Bearcats won four crowns in their six-year association with the league. 1949 :: Sid Gillman took over as head coach and promptly piloted UC to a Mid-American Conference title and a win over Toledo in the Glass Bowl. Tom O’Malley’s 1,617 passing yards led the nation. 1950 :: The Bearcats advanced to the Sun Bowl but are edged by West Texas State, 14-13.

1951 :: UC posted an all-time best record of 10-1. Gene Rossi and Bob Stratton became the first Bearcats to earn all-America recognition. 1953 :: Cincinnati led the nation in both total offense (409.5 yards per game) and total defense (184.3), a feat accomplished by only three other teams in college football history. 1954 :: Sid Gillman left for the Los Angeles Rams after directing UC to an 8-2 ledger. In six seasons under the eventual college and pro hall of fame coach, the Bearcats posted a

50-13-1 record and won three Mid-American Conference titles. 1956 :: UC led the nation in punt return average, averaging 17.7 yards per return. 1959 :: Dave Canary became the first of 11 Bearcats to earn academic all-America honors. Canary eschewed pro football possibilities to pursue a successful acting career and became a regular in several TV series. Teammates Jack Lee and Jim Leo were named MVP of the Senior Bowl and College All-Star games, respectively.


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BOWL-CATS

Cincinnati has been to six bowl games over the last eight seasons and a total of 10 in the program’s 120 seasons. In 2007, the Bearcats knocked off Southern Mississippi, 31-21, in the Papajohn’s.com Bowl played at Legion Field in Birmingham, Ala.

All-America Tradition

Thirty-four Bearcats have earned all-America recognition. Mike Woods garnered firstteam honors in 1977, earning him an appearance on Bob Hope’s television special.

“The Toe” uc football timeline 1963-64 :: UC won back-to-back Missouri Valley Conference titles under Chuck Studley, who went on to become head coach of the Houston Oilers. UC compiled a 14-6 record during those two seasons. 1968 :: Cincinnati led the nation in passing offense, averaging 335.8 yards per game. Greg Cook led the nation in total offense, amassing 3,210 yards, while receiver/kicker Jim O’Brien was the nation’s leading scorer with 142 points. O’Brien kicked the game-winning field goal in the closing seconds of Cincinnati’s win over Miami (OH). O’Brien, who led the nation in scoring that year, went on to perform similar heroics in Super Bowl V. Holder Greg Cook, who

Jonathan Ruffin received the Lou Groza Award as the nation’s top kicker in 2000 after booting a record 26 field goals. He was presented the award by ESPN’s Chris Fowler. Ruffin was also a consensus all-American that year. State, only to have the Seminoles rally for a 26-21 win at Nippert Stadium.

led the nation in total offense that year, earned pro NFL Rookie of the Year in 1969. 1970 :: Bob Bell became the second Bearcat in as many seasons to be a first-round selection in the NFL Draft. 1976 :: Cincinnati defeated Arizona State and Vanderbilt en route to a 9-2 ledger. Co-captain Mike Woods earned first-team all-America honors and was a second-round draft pick by the Baltimore Colts. 1979 :: Cincinnati entered the fourth quarter with a 21-7 lead over sixth-ranked Florida

1983 :: UC opened the season with a 14-3 upset of defending national champion Penn State at Beaver Stadium. 1985 :: The Bearcats upset a pair of 1984 bowl teams, Virginia Tech and Boston College. 1986 :: UC hosted the No. 1 Miami Hurricanes at Nippert Stadium. 1992 :: Nippert Stadium reopened to full use following an extensive renovation. The Bearcats hosted No. 8 Penn State in the season opener, and nearly pulled off the upset before falling, 24-20.

1995 :: Robert Tate led the nation in kickoff returns, averaging 34.3 yards on 15 returns. Tate was named both Offensive and Special Teams MVP in Conference USA. 1996 :: Cincinnati began football competition in Conference USA. The Bearcats posted back-to-back crowds of 30,729 for Kentucky and 30,887 for Miami (OH), breaking the old stadium attendance record. 1997 :: UC ended a 47 season drought without a bowl game appearance when it was selected to play in the inaugural Humanitarian Bowl. The Bearcats defeated Utah State, 35-19, and finished the year 8-4.


Trophy Games

Cincinnati’s annual clash with the Miami RedHawks is the nation’s eightholdest and 11th-longest running rivalry in NCAA Division I-A. The winner of the yearly fall battle claims the Victory Bell. The Bearcats are involved in a total of three trophy games. The winner of the UC-Louisville contest takes home the Keg of Nails, while the winner of the UC-Pittsburgh game stakes claim to the recently created River City Rivalry Trophy.

Upset Cats

UC football has been dangerous to top teams over the years, knocking off the likes of No. 8 Wisconsin, 17-12, at home in 1999, going to defending national champion Penn State in 1983 and upending the Nittany Lions, 14-3, and dominating Virginia Tech, 16-0, in 1995 while allowing just 41 yards of offense. However, possibly the biggest upset in UC history came in 2006 as the Bearcats beat its highest-ranked opponent in Nippert Stadium history, blowing away then-No. 7 Rutgers, 30-11.

1999 :: Cincinnati upset No. 8 Wisconsin, 17-12 in Nippert Stadium. 2000 :: UC won five of its last six games to finish second in Conference USA and earn a bid to play Marshall in the Motor City Bowl. Jonathan Ruffin became UC’s first consensus first-team all-America choice and received the 2000 Lou Groza Award after leading the nation in field goals. 2001 :: The Bearcats opened the season against No. 25 Purdue in front of the largest Nippert Stadium crowd in history. UC won its first four league games en route to a secondplace finish in Conference USA and second straight trip to the Motor City Bowl. Quarter-

back Gino Guidugli is named the Conference USA Freshman of the Year after setting school and league freshman records by throwing for 2,573 yards and 16 touchdowns. 2002 :: Cincinnati set school and Conference USA single-game attendance marks when 66,319 packed Paul Brown Stadium to see UC play eventual national champion Ohio State. UC won its final five league games to claim a share of the Conference USA title, its first league championship since 1964. Quarterback Gino Guidugli threw for 3,543 yards, one of five season records set by the sophomore. UC earned a bowl bid for a record third straight year, playing in the New Orleans Bowl.

2004 :: The Bearcats recovered from a 2-4 start to win five of their last six games, including a convincing 52-24 victory over No. 21 Southern Miss. UC was selected for the Fort Worth Bowl where the Bearcats defeated Marshall, 32-14.

Though head coach Mark Dantonio and his staff departed following the end of the regular season, new coach Brian Kelly and his staff directed the UC squad to a 27-24 win over Western Michigan.

2005 :: Cincinnati began play in the BIG EAST Conference.

2007 :: In Brian Kelly’s first full season as head coach at UC, the program equaled the school single-season record for wins, posting a 10-3 record and earning a No. 17 ranking in the final Associated Press poll. It marked the first time UC ended the season among the nation’s Top 25 programs. Three Bearcats earned all-America honors, including punter Kevin Huber, who was the school’s second consensus selection.

2006 :: The Bearcats posted a 7-5 regularseason mark, playing a schedule that featured five teams ranked in the Top 10 at the time they faced UC. After a couple of near misses against those ranked foes, UC downed No. 7 Rutgers, 30-11, before a national television audience. Cincinnati earned a berth in the inaugural International Bowl in Toronto, Ont.


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Bearcats on NFL Rosters Blue Adams Cincinnati Bengals, 6th year

Andre Frazier Pittsburgh Steelers, 4th year

John Bowie Oakland Raiders, 2nd year

Bradley Glatthar Cincinnati Bengals, 1st year

Digger Bujnoch New York Giants, 1st year

Tyjuan Hagler Indianapolis Colts, 4th year

Brent Celek Philadelphia Eagles, 2nd year

Anthony Hoke Cincinnati Bengals, 1st year

Antonio Chatman Cincinnati Bengals, 6th year

Artrell Hawkins New York Jets, 10th year

Angelo Craig Cincinnati Bengals, 1st year

Daven Holly – Injured Reserve Squad Cleveland Browns, 4th year

Trent Cole Philadelphia Eagles, 4th year Troy Evans New Orleans Saints, 6th year Jason Fabini Washington Redskins, 11th year

Kevin Lovell – Did not kick in 2007 Atlanta Falcons, 1st year Haruki Nakamura Baltimore Ravens, 1st year Antwan Peek Cleveland Browns, 6th year Mike Wright New England Patriots, 4th year


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kazeem Alli TE | 6-2 | 260 | Jr. | St. Louis, Mo. [Hazelwood Central]

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2008: Played in 12 games, averaging 10.3 yards a catch ... scored his first career touchdown, an 8-yard touchdown reception against Miami (OH) ... served as a game captain and finished with a 14-yard catch at Akron ... pulled down a season-high 24-yard catch against Rutgers ... notched two receptions, including a 2-yard game-winning touchdown in overtime at West Virginia ... grabbed a 14-yard reception at Louisville ... scored his third touchdown of the season with a 7-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter vs. Syracuse ... finished with two catches for 13 yards against the Orange. 2007: Suffered an injury during spring drills and rehabilitated in time to appear in the season opener ... saw action in 11 games ... registered a career-long 34-yard catch vs. Connecticut ... caught a 20-yard pass at Syracuse. 2006: Joined the rotation at tight end by midseason ... named to The Sporting News’ BIG EAST AllFreshman team ... first collegiate catch was a 29-yarder vs. Akron ... snagged a catch in each of the last three games of the regular season ... caught two passes for 17 yards against Rutgers. 2005: Redshirted. Hazelwood Central High School: Two-time first-team all-state selection as a tight end for head coach John Pukula ... posted career totals of 39 receptions for 778 yards and nine touchdowns ... won all-conference honors his junior and senior years ... helped team to a runner-up finish in the state playoffs as a junior ... basketball standout who led the school to conference titles his sophomore and junior seasons ... member of school’s honor society. Kazeem B. Alli: Born May 22, 1987 in St. Louis ... son of Hakeem and Lara Alli. Academic Major: Pre-Business. Career Receiving Statistics Year G Rec Yds TD 2006 13 6 81 0 2007 12 2 54 0 2008 12 12 124 3 TOTAL 37 20 259 3

Lg 29 34 24 34

Rec/G 0.5 0.2 1.0 0.5

Avg/C 13.5 27.0 10.3 12.9

Avg/G 6.2 4.5 10.3 7.0

chazz Anderson QB | 6-2 | 205 | R-Fr. | Pickerington, Ohio [Central]

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2008: One of five quarterbacks to play for the Bearcats this season ... played in three games ... named to the BIG EAST Honor Roll for the week of Oct. 12 ... earned the starting role at Marshall after starters Dustin Grutza and Tony Pike went down with injuries ... finished with a 1-yard rushing touchdown, 16 completions on 26 attempts, one interception, two touchdowns and 158 yards against the Herd ... had his second rushing touchdown in as many games with an 8-yard rush in the second quarter, finished 21-of-29 with 239 passing yards in his second career start at quarterback against Rutgers and recorded a career long 27-yard pass against the Scarlet Knights ... came into the game after a Tony Pike injury at Connecticut ... finished with 123 yards on 9-of-20 passing with two picks and recorded at tackle against the Huskies. 2007: Redshirted. Pickerington Central High School: Named Ohio’s Division II Player of the Year in 2006 after leading the Tigers to the state finals ... the Ohio Capital Conference Player of the Year guided coach Jay Sharrett’s squad to a 13-2 record as a senior ... compiled a 39-6 record as a starting quarterback ... amassed more than 6,000 career passing yards, including 50 touchdowns to go with 1,000 career rushing yards and 30 rushing touchdowns ... three-time all-OCC and all-Ohio quarterback. Timothy Chazz Anderson: Born Feb. 14, 1989 ... son of Timothy and Rochelle Anderson. Academic Major: Architectural Engineering Technology. 2008 Passing Statistics Year G Att Cmp Int 2008 3 75 46 3

Yds 520

TD 2

Lg 41

Pct Avg/P 61.3 6.9

Avg/G 173.3

Effic 120.4

alex apyan LS | 6-2 | 205 | R-Fr. | Chattanooga, Tenn. [Hixson]

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2008: Has been nominated to attend the International Scholar Laureate Program (ISLP) Delegation on Engineering from May 20-30, 2009 in China.. 2007: Redshirted after season ending injury. Hixson High School: Garnered the Wildcats’ Special Teams award as a senior ... earned two varsity letters for head coach Todd Windham ... three-sport athlete, competing in football, wrestling, and golf ... member of the state champion golf team in 2004 ... National Honor Society and Beta Club member. Alexander Cannon Apyan: Born April 28, 1989 ... son of Paul and Laura Apyan ... mother played basketball at Dartmouth, while father played football at Miami (OH) ... brother, Paul, currently is on the golf team at Southern Miss. Academic Major: Aerospace Engineering.

robby armstrong LB | 6-2 | 223 | So. | Murraysville, Pa. [Franklin Regional]

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2008: Played in nine games ... recorded a tackle at No. 4/4 Oklahoma ... had three tackles, one unassisted, at West Virginia ... had two tackles at Louisville ... recorded a tackle against Pittsburgh. 2007: Carded two tackles vs. Southeast Missouri State. 2006: Redshirted ... Bearcat Honor Roll (Fall 2006, Winter 2007, Spring 2007). Franklin Regional High School: First-team all-state selection as a senior for head coach Greg Botta ... led team to a 15-1 record and the Pennsylvania AAA state championship ... rushed for over 2,300 yards and 27 touchdowns en route to first-team all-league and all-Western Pennsylvania honors ... named to the Elite 11 team by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and the Fabulous 22 team by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ... member of the school’s National Honor Society. Robert C. Armstrong: Born June 30, 1988 ... son of Bob and Sherri Armstrong. Academic Major: Mechanical Engineering. Career Defensive Statistics Year G Solo Ast. Total TFL-Yd Sack-Yd 2007 1 0 2 2 0.5-1 0-0 2008 9 3 5 8 0-0 0-0 Total 10 3 7 10 0.5-1 0-0

Int-Yd PBU 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0

QBH 0 0 0

FF FR-Yd Blk 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0

marcus barnett WR | 6-1 | 175 | So. | Upper Marlboro, Md. [Frederick Douglass]

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2008: Started at wide receiver in every game ... had four catches for 44 yards against Eastern Kentucky ... attempted a pass at No. 4/4 Oklahoma ... notched two catches for two yards against Miami (OH) ... recorded 66 yards on six receptions at Akron ... had one rushing attempt for 13 yards at Marshall, finished the game with two catches for 11 yards ... pulled down a season-high five catches for a season-high 79 yards, including a season long 27-yard reception against Rutgers ... first touchdown reception of the season came against Pittsburgh, a 20-yard grab in the second quarter, his 14th career touchdown reception ... finished with three catches and 43 yards against the Panthers ... had one catch against Syracuse.

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Lg 80 27 80

Rec/G 4.8 2.2 3.5

Avg/C 13.9 9.3 12.5

Avg/G 66.3 20.8 43.6

Virginia ... collected a 17-yard pick-up in the victory over USF ... caught a nine-yard pass vs. Rutgers ... played in 23 games as a walk-on for the basketball team ... Bearcat Academic Honor Roll (Winter 2007). 2005: One of two first-year freshmen to see action on offense ... played in all 11 games as a backup tight end ... caught a pair of passes for 72 yards, turning one into a 38-yard gain, at Penn State ... made receptions in six other games ... averaged 18 yards per catch, second-best on the team ... caught a sevenyard scoring pass vs. Connecticut ... joined the basketball team in early January ... saw action in each of the final 16 games as a backup to the forward positions. University of Detroit Jesuit High School: First-team all-state selection as a senior for head coach Scott Merchant ... earned all-league, all-Catholic, and all-district honors ... recipient of team’s offensive and defensive MVP awards ... rated the No. 17 player in Michigan by the Detroit Free Press ... selected for the East-West All-Star Game ... all-league selection in basketball as a junior and all-Catholic as a senior ... helped school to a district title as a junior. Connor Alfred Barwin: Born Oct. 15, 1986 in Southfield, Mich. ... son of Tom Barwin and Margaret Bailey. Academic Major: Secondary Education. Career Receiving Statistics Year G Rec Yds TD 2005 11 8 144 1 2006 13 13 148 2 2007 13 31 399 2 2008 13 1 1 1 TOTAL 50 53 692 6 CAREER Defensive Statistics Year G Solo Ast. Total TFL-Yd Sack-Yd 2005 11 2 0 2 0-0 0-0 2006 13 8 0 8 0-0 0-0 2007 13 3 0 3 0-0 0-0 2008 13 27 21 48 14.5-89 11.0-74 Total 50 40 21 61 14.5-89 11.0-74

connor barwin DE | 6-4 | 255 | Sr. | Hazel Park, Mich. [U. of Detroit Jesuit]

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2008: Made the successful move from tight end to defensive end during his senior year ... needs three sacks to become UC’s single-season leader after amassing a BIG EAST-leading 11 sacks on the season ... sack total ranks third in single-season school history ... named to the all-BIG EAST first team ... earned BIG EAST Special Teams Player of the Week on Oct. 6 ... named to the BIG EAST Honor Roll three times (Sept. 2, Oct. 12, Nov. 24) ... named to the Phil Steele 2008 Midseason all-BIG EAST first team ... earned 2008 Phil Steele first-team all-BIG EAST honors ... earned Claude Rost Most Valuable Player Award as UC’s MVP ... totaled 48 tackles, 15.5 for loss, and 11 sacks ... also finished the regular season with seven pass breakups, six quarterback hurries and three blocked kicks ... recorded five tackles, three for loss, and added first two career sacks in defensive debut against Eastern Kentucky ... had a pair of sacks against Miami (OH) ... made three tackles with one sack and blocked two punts in win at Marshall ... blocked punt on the first possession of the game at Connecticut ... made career-high seven tackles with one sack and two pass breakups against USF ... lined up at tight end as part of UC’s jumbo goal line package ... caught his sixth career touchdown pass on a play-fake from Tony Pike, giving UC a 24-10 lead in the fourth quarter against USF ... recorded six tackles and a career-high three sacks against Pittsburgh ... had three tackles, two for loss, and a sack at Hawai’i. 2007: A standout on special teams, as well as a key player in the tight end rotation ... played in 12 games ... carded 31 receptions for 399 yards, including two touchdowns ... made three receptions for 33 yards against Southeast Missouri State ... snagged two passes for 15 yards vs. Oregon State ... set personal bests with six catches for 109 yards, including a 31-yarder at Miami (OH) ... snared three passes for 39 yards, including a seven-yard touchdown grab vs. Marshall ... tallied two catches for 12 yards at Pittsburgh ... named UC’s Special Teams Player of the Week after blocking a punt and recovering a fumbled punt return at USF ... made three receptions for seven yards, highlighted by a four-yard scoring play vs. Connecticut ... notched an eight-yard catch vs. West Virginia ... registered a career-long 38-yard catch on his way to totaling 90 yards on four catches at Syracuse ... collected seven grabs for 86 yards, including a 26-yard catch and run, in the Papajohns.com Bowl. 2006: Saw action in all 13 games as a regular on special teams and on alternate at the tight end position ... made a reception in three of the first four games ... snagged three passes for 36 yards, including a 20-yard catch, at Virginia Tech ... had a career day, finishing with five catches for 68 yards and two touchdowns at West

Lg 38 28 38 1 38

Rec/G 0.7 1.0 2.4 0.1 1.1

Int-Yd PBU 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 7 0-0 7

Avg/C 18.0 11.4 12.9 1.0 13.1 QBH 0 0 0 6 6

Avg/G 13.1 11.4 30.7 0.1 13.8

FF FR-Yd Blk 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 1-0 1 0 0-0 3 0 0-0 4

dominique Battle DB | 6-0 | 175 | Fr. | Boca Raton, Fla. [American Heritage]

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2008: True freshman that played in every game at defensive back ... finished the season with 11 tackles ... finished with a tackle at No. 4/4 Oklahoma, at Connecticut, against USF, at West Virginia, and at Hawai’i ... had two tackles at Marshall and against Rutgers ... had two tackles and one pass breakup against Syracuse ... named UC’s Newcomer of the Year at the team’s postseason banquet. American Heritage High School: Four-year letterwinner as a defensive back, wide receiver, and kick returner at American Heritage ... amassed 14 interceptions over three seasons as a starter ... named firstteam all-state after carding 70 tackles and seven pickoffs, including a 56-yard return for a touchdown, during his senior season ... leader of the Stallions’ 14-1 campaign that culminated with the Florida 1A State Championship ... named to the Palm Beach Post All-Area First Team and a South Florida Sun-Sentinel all-County choice ... a FACA First-Team all-District selection at wide receiver ... led Palm Beach County in touchdown receptions (11) and interceptions (7) in 2007... chosen to the Boca Raton News Super 11 ... caught 30 passes for 496 yards, including 11 for scores and made three carries for 28 yards, with one rushing touchdown ... totaled 50 stops, 16 pass deflections, and three interceptions, including one returned for touchdown, as a junior ... registered 29 tackles and four interceptions as a sophomore ... coached by Willie Bueno. Dominique Terrel Battle: Born Jan. 23, 1990 ... son of Eric Battle and Janine Dabney-Battle. Academic Major: Pre-Finance. 2008 Defensive Statistics Year G Solo Ast. Total TFL-Yd Sack-Yd 2008 13 7 4 11 1.0-1 0-0

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QBH 0

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frank Becker OL | 6-3 | 295 | R-Fr. | Cincinnati, Ohio [Moeller]

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2008: Played in two games, against Eastern Kentucky and at No. 4/4 Oklahoma. 2007: Redshirted. Moeller High School: Captained head coach Bob Crable’s squad to a Greater Catholic League South Division title as a senior ... twice honored as the GCL Defensive Lineman of the Year ... three-time all-GCL choice ... played in the Big 33 All-Star Game ... three-sport athlete garnered nine varsity awards ... Ohio Division I wrestling heavyweight champion as a senior ... finished with a 45-3 record, including a schoolrecord 32 pins ... placed among the top eight wrestlers in the state three years straight. Francis John Becker: Born Feb. 17, 1989 ... son of Doug and Joan Becker ... father played linebacker for four years at Notre Dame and was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1978 NFL Draft ... received his Eagle Scout award. Academic Major: Exploratory Studies.

armon Binns WR | 6-4 | 200 | So. | Pasadena, Calif. [Pasadena]

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2008: Played in eight games at wide reciever ... received starting nod at West Virginia ... recorded a 10yard catch against Miami (OH). 2007: Competed in eight games as a true freshman on special teams and at wide receiver ... caught a nine-yard reception vs. Louisville. Pasadena High School: Twice honored as an all-area and all-Pacific League pick ... led the Bulldogs with 39 receptions for approximately 800 yards and 11 touchdowns as a senior ... caught 20 passes for 350 yards and three scores as a junior for coach Kevin Mills ... three-sport standout in football, basketball, and track ... league champion in the high jump, long jump, and triple jump. Armon T. Binns: Born Sept. 8, 1989 ... son of Mark Binns and Othella Kennedy ... brother Marques played at Oregon and Grambling State. Academic Major: History. Career Receiving Statistics Year G Rec Yds TD 2007 7 1 9 0 2008 9 1 10 0 TOTAL 16 2 19 0

Lg 9 10 10

Rec/G 0.1 0.1 0.1

Avg/C 9.0 10.0 9.5

terrill Byrd DT | 6-1 | 290 | Sr. | Cincinnati, Ohio [Colerain]

Avg/G 1.3 1.1 1.2

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2008: Started 12 games at defensive tackle ... named to the Phil Steele 2008 midseason and final all-BIG EAST first team ... has 40 tackles and 4.5 sacks on the year ... recorded nine tackles at No. 4/4 Oklahoma ... had two tackles and two quarterback hurries against USF ... finished with six tackles and 1.5 sacks at West Virginia, including a critical sack of Mountaineer quarterback Pat White in overtime ... notched four unassisted tackles at Louisville ... recorded four tackles and two sacks against Pittsburgh ... finished with four tackles and a fourth quarter sack at Hawai’i.

2007: Associated Press All-America selection ... repeated as a member of the all-BIG EAST first team in his third year as a starter ... honored as the defense’s John Pease Award winner as the unit’s most-outstanding lineman ... paced the squad with 17 tackles for loss and finished second with eight sacks ... Cincinnati’s active leader with 32 career tackles for loss ... registered 11 tackles for loss over the final eight games of the season ... recorded three tackles, including a pair of sacks at Miami (OH) ... credited with 2.5 tackles for loss and five stops vs. Marshall ... notched five tackles at Rutgers ... tallied eight tackles vs. Louisville ... registered a career-day with nine stops vs. West Virginia ... ended the regular season with a team-high 3.5 tackles for loss at Syracuse ... totaled three tackles for loss, including two sacks in the Papajohns.com Bowl. 2006: First-Team All-BIG EAST Conference choice ... started every game, extending a string of 24 consecutive starts that he began as a true freshman ... recorded 8.5 tackles for loss and three sacks, ranking third and fourth, respectively ... earned team’s Defensive Player of the Game award after notching two tackles and forcing a fumble at Louisville ... repeated as UC’s Defensive Player of the Week by making a career-high five tackles at West Virginia ... had a pair of tackles for loss at Virginia Tech ... four tackles and 1.5 TFLs vs. Pittsburgh ... rated as the No. 54 defensive tackle nationally by Phil Steele’s College Football. 2005: Made a significant contribution to the Bearcats defense as a first-year freshman ... shared the team Defensive Newcomer of the Year award ... became a starter at defensive tackle almost upon his arrival in preseason practice ... started all 11 contests and saw the most playing time of any of the defensive linemen ... fifth in tackles for loss (6.5) ... recorded a career-high five tackles vs. Rutgers ... notched four tackles, all solos, at Syracuse ... recovered a fumble at Pittsburgh. Colerain High School: Selected National Defensive Player of the Year by Prep.com and Ohio Division I Defensive Player of the Year as a senior at Colerain High for then-head coach Kerry Coombs ... earned first-team all-Greater Miami Conference, all-city, and all-district honors after leading Colerain (15-0) to the state championship and a No. 5 national ranking ... recorded 178 tackles and 21 sacks ... three-year regular who helped school to three consecutive league titles, two district final appearances, and a 39-3 record. Terrill R. Byrd: Born Oct. 8, 1986 ... son of Troy and Mary Byrd ... brother Tirrdell was a fellow starter on the defensive front at Colerain High and continued his career as a linebacker at Tennessee-Martin. Academic Major: Criminal Justice. Career Defensive Statistics Year G Solo Ast. Total TFL-Yd Sack-Yd Int-Yd PBU 2005 11 11 11 22 6.5-21 0-0 0-0 0 2006 13 17 14 31 8.5-31 3.0-18 0-0 0 2007 13 37 19 56 17.0-77 8.0-56 0-0 0 2008 12 20 20 40 6.0-23 4.5-19 0-0 0 Total 49 85 64 149 37.5-152 15.5-93 0-0 0

QBH 1 4 6 2 13

FF FR-Yd Blk 0 1-0 0 1 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 1-0 0 1 2-0 0

trevor Canfield OL | 6-5 | 305 | Sr. | Cincinnati, Ohio [Western Hills]

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2008: Named to the 2008 all-BIG EAST second team ... selected to play in the 84th East-West Shrine game ... accepted an invitation to play in the 2009 Under Armour Senior Bowl ... named to the Phil Steele 2008 all-BIG EAST first team ... named to the Phil Steele 2008 all-BIG EAST midseason second team ... started at right guard in all 13 games ... has started 38 straight games during his UC career, the second most among active players ... served as game captain against Miami (OH) ... helped a UC offense that averaged 27.3 points per game and averaged 375.3 yards of total offense per contest. 2007: Garnered second-team all-BIG EAST recognition for the second-straight year ... moved from the right side to the left guard spot midway through the BIG EAST Conference schedule ... a starter in 25 consecutive games ... a member of the offense that averaged 36.4 points during the regular season. 2006: Named an all-BIG EAST Conference second-team selection ... started 12 of 13 games at right guard. 2005: Developed into a regular on the offensive line ... appeared in the final eight games at right guard, making three starts ... Topcat Scholar (Winter 2005). 2004: Redshirted. Western Hills High School: Three-year starter on the offensive line for head coach Mike Irvin ... earned first-team all-Southwestern Ohio Public Schools League honors and was an honorable mention all-city and all-district pick as a senior ... winner of the team’s Line of Scrimmage award ... team’s outstanding offensive player and a second team all-league pick as a junior ... played varsity as a freshman and helped team qualify for the state playoffs. Trevor David Canfield: Born Jan. 10, 1986 ... son of Terry Canfield and Rebecca Espich. Academic Major: Criminal Justice.

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craig Carey DE | 6-4 | 251 | Jr. | Cincinnati, Ohio [Elder]

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2008: Made the switch from offense to defense in 2008, playing in 10 games at defensive end after serving as backup quarterback and a special teams standout for the Bearcats ... had three tackles and one pass breakup against Eastern Kentucky ... recorded a tackle at Marshall ... made a pass breakup against Syracuse. 2007: Reserve quarterback who was talented enough to find his way on the field through the field goal, kickoff coverage, and punt teams ... played in all 13 games ... registered 11 tackles, exclusively on special teams ... notched three special teams tackles against Southeast Missouri State to earn UC’s Special Teams Player of the Week honors ... garnered Special Teams Player of the Week honors after totaling three special teams tackles at San Diego State ... made two stops at Syracuse. 2006: Did not step under center in game conditions but did see action in three contests on kickoff and punt coverage ... recognized as Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week for the Virginia Tech game and Scout Team Specialist of the Week vs. USF. 2005: Redshirted ... made the travel squad for four of the six road games ... Bearcat Academic Honor Roll (Spring 2006). Elder High School: Shared the Greater Catholic League Offensive Back of the Year honor as a senior under head coach Doug Ramsey ... completed 143-of-257 passes for 1,875 yards and seven touchdowns in his final prep campaign and gained 507 yards on 148 rushing attempts ... set school record for most yards passing in a game (396) ... helped Panthers to back-to-back state titles as a tight end his sophomore and junior seasons ... earned honorable mention all-district recognition and was named to the all-GCL South team as a punter as a junior. Craig J. Carey: Born Oct. 9, 1986 ... son of Dan and Jane Carey ... brother Collin served as the backup quarterback at Cincinnati in 2003 and 2004 ... sister Courtney played soccer at Miami (OH). Academic Major: Criminal Justice. 2008 Defensive Statistics Year G Solo Ast. Total TFL-Yd Sack-Yd 2008 11 2 2 4 0.5-0 0-0

Int-Yd PBU 0-0 2

QBH 0

FF FR-Yd Blk 0 0-0 0

camerron Cheatham DB | 5-8 | 165 | Fr. | Kalamazoo, Mich. [Central]

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obadiah Cheatham LB | 6-1 | 230 | So. | Cincinnati, Ohio [Shroder Paideia Academy]

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2008: Played in one game, at Marshall. 2007: Totaled seven tackles as a reserve linebacker and member of the kickoff coverage unit ... tallied three tackles vs. Oregon State ... carded two stops at Miami (OH) ... made two stops at San Diego State. 2006: Redshirted ... earned Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week honors for his efforts prior to the Pittsbugh game ... Bearcat Academic Honor Roll (Fall 2006). Shroder Paideia Academy: Four-time all-Southwest Ohio Public League honoree for head coach Clint Kirker ... earned first-team all-district, all-city, and all-state honors as a senior ... named the SWOPL Defensive Player of the Year in 2005 ... an honorable mention all-state pick as a junior ... also lettered in basketball, wrestling, and track ... member of the National Honor Society. Obadiah Arron Israel Cheatham: Born April 21, 1988 ... son of Denise Wilburn ... uncle Lonnie Ingram played football and baseball at Defiance College. Academic Major: Psychology.

tyler Clifford DE | 6-4 | 240 | Jr. | Portsmouth, Ohio [Portsmouth]

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2008: Played in two games, at Marshall and against Syracuse. 2007: Competed in two games ... made his lone tackle at Miami (OH). 2006: Did not see game action ... contributed on scout teams where he earned Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week honors for his work before the Miami (OH) and Connecticut games. 2005: Redshirted ... forced to sit out the season after undergoing surgery following the Ohio North-South All-Star Game ... Bearcat Academic Honor Roll (Spring 2006). Portsmouth High School: First-team all-area, all-district, and honorable mention all-state performer as a senior ... coached by his father Curt Clifford ... two-way player at defensive end and tight end who helped the Trojans to back-to-back regional final appearances his freshman and sophomore seasons and a playoff berth his senior year ... team’s top tackler as a junior (81) ... helped the basketball team to two district final trips ... earned all-district honors in basketball. Tyler Wayne Clifford: Born Feb. 8, 1986 ... son of Curt and Mary Clifford ... father played football at Wilmington College ... sister Courtney was a member of the UNC-Charlotte tennis team. Academic Major: Criminal Justice.

2008: Redshirted. Kalamazoo Central High School: Three-year letterwinner as a defensive back and running back ... a three-time first-team all-Southwestern Michigan Athletic Conference choice ... collected 31 career touchdowns for the Maroon Giants ... an all-state sprinter ... owns school and Big 16 Conference records in the 200-meter (21.7 seconds) and 400-meter dash (48.5 seconds), also boasts the Big 16 record in the 100-meter dash (10.6 seconds) ... coached by Bob Drake. Cammeron Lynn Cheatham: Born Jan. 17, 1990 ... son of Calvin and Marcella Cheatham. Academic Major: Exploratory Studies.

c.j. Cobb OL | 6-4 | 315 | So. | Jacksonville, Fla. [Sandalwood]

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2008: Suffered an injury in preseason ... did not see any action during the regular season. 2007: Made his collegiate debut against Southeast Missouri State as a reserve offensive tackle ... contributed up front in all 13 games on field goal and point-after units. 2006: Redshirted ... named Scout Team Player of the Week for his efforts the weeks of the Eastern Kentucky and Miami (OH) games. Sandalwood High School: Earned all-league honors as a senior for head coach Adam Geis ... garnered second-team all-Coast Area accolades in 2005 for the Saints ... received first-team academic all-conference recognition ... inducted into the National Association of American High School Students.

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GAME 14 u vs. NO. 21/19 VIRGINIA TECH record u 11-2/6-1 BIG EAST Clinton Jarelle Cobb: Born March 24, 1988 ... son of Clinton and Beverly Cobb. Academic Major: Communications.

Punter of the Year accolades in 2006 ... notched a career-long 62 yarder as a senior for head coach Doug Ramsey’s squad ... landed five punts inside the opposition’s 20 yard line and had two punts of more than 50 yards on the year. Michael Cooke: Born Nov. 5, 1988 ... son of Robert Cooke and MaryAnn Pauzeca. Academic Major: Marketing.

zach Collaros QB | 6-1 | 205 | R-Fr. | Steubenville, Ohio [Steubenville]

torry Cornett LB | 6-2 | 235 | Sr. | Columbus, Ohio [Prairie View A&M]

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2008: One of five quarterbacks to play for the Bearcats this season ... played in six games, predominately on special teams ... took his first snap at quarterback at Akron midway through the fourth quarter after Tony Pike was injured ... rushed for a five-yard gain on his first play ... attempted four passes, completed a 2-yard pass and rushed for 18 yards on four carries against the Zips ... had two carries for 11 yards against USF .. registered his first tackle of the season at Hawai’i. 2007: Redshirted. Steubenville High School: Compiled a 41-1 record in three years as the starting signal caller for coach Reno Soccoccia ... Ohio’s Division III Player of the Year in 2006 ... named to the EA Sports All-American Third Team after completing 68 percent (136-of-201) of his pass attempts for 2,550 yards and 30 TDs and only four interceptions ... also accrued 720 rushing yards, including 15 scores ... two-way player compiled three returns for touchdowns as a senior ... broke every Big Red passing record on his way to a 30-0 mark and back-to-back state titles over his final two years. Zachary J. Collaros: Born Aug. 27, 1988 ... son of Dean and Michelle Collaros. Academic Major: Exploratory Studies. 2008 Passing Statistics Year G Att Cmp Int 2008 7 4 1 0

Yds 2

TD 0

Lg 2

Pct Avg/P 25.0 0.5

Avg/G 0.3

Effic 29.2

austin Cook LB | 6-0 | 200 | Jr. | Chicago, Ill. [Joliet Junior College]

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2008: Redshirted. Joliet (Ill.) Junior College: Helped Joliet Junior College to a pair of Midwest Football Conference championships and a 17-6 record in his two years ... Joliet concluded its 2007 season ranked No. 10 nationally after winning the Graphic Edge Printing Bowl, one of the NJCAA national bowl games ... earned an associate’s degree in general studies. Morgan Park High School: Totaled 60 tackles, two interceptions, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery as a senior ... was named the defensive MVP of the Chicago High School All-Star game in 2006. Austin Cook: Born May 3, 1987 ... son of Robert and Doris Cook. Academic Major: African American Studies.

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2008: Starting linebacker in every game ... finished with second most tackles on the team with 67 ... made five tackles, four of them unassisted, at No. 4/4 Oklahoma ... also recorded a kick return, gaining 30 yards, at Oklahoma ... had six tackles and quarterback hurry against Miami (OH) ... made a season-high nine tackles at Marshall, including 1.5 tackles for loss ... notched seven tackles and two pass breakups against Rutgers ... recorded six tackles at Connecticut ... served as game captain and had two tackles against USF ... made seven unassisted tackles at West Virginia ... recorded seven tackles, five unassisted, and one 11-yard sack at Louisville ... had five tackles against Pittsburgh ... had six unassisted tackles at Hawai’i. 2007: Competed in every game on special teams and at defensive end ... totaled 10 tackles, including 2.5 for loss ... assisted on a tackle behind the line of scrimmage vs. Southeast Missouri State ... recorded two stops vs. Marshall ... made his first collegiate start at Pittsburgh where he tallied four stops, including one for loss ... carded one stop at USF ... notched a tackle at Syracuse ... registered a tackle in the Papajohns.com Bowl. 2006: Saw action in all but one game, playing on the special teams and the short-yardage unit ... recorded five tackles ... won the team Special Teams Player of the Week award for the Eastern Kentucky game. 2005: Spent season working with the scout team and learning the UC offense while sitting out of competition following his transfer from Prairie View A&M. Prairie View A&M: Originally signed to play basketball ... started 10 games for the Panthers as a freshman in 2004-05 ... averaged 6.0 points and 2.8 rebounds. Independence High School: Earned all-state honors in both football and basketball as a senior ... three-time first-team all-city selection for head coaches Marvin Bohannan and Alan Jones ... four-year regular as a linebacker, tight end, and kicker who led the school to four straight league championships and state playoff berths ... first-team all-city, all-district, and all-state in basketball as a senior ... voted class president his sophomore and senior years. Torry Roddy Cornett: Born Jan. 12, 1986 ... son of Terry and Joy Cornett ... uncle Ken Lanier played offensive tackle for 14 seasons, primarily with the Denver Broncos ... cousin Roger Harper played for the Atlanta Falcons. Academic Major: Communications. Career Defensive Statistics Year G Solo Ast. Total TFL-Yd Sack-Yd 2006 12 1 4 5 0-0 0-0 2007 13 5 5 10 2.5-7 0.5-3 2008 13 41 26 67 2.5-12 1.0-11 Total 38 47 35 82 5.0-19 1.5-14

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QBH 0 1 1 2

FF FR-Yd Blk 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0

alex Daniels DE | 6-3 | 260 | Jr. | Columbus, Ohio [Minnesota]

michael CookE P | 6-2 | 210 | R-Fr. | Cincinnati, Ohio [Elder]

2008: Back-up punter to all-America punter Kevin Huber ... suffered a hamstring injury during practice leading up to the Connecticut game ... did not punt during the regular season. 2007: Redshirted. Elder High School: Named first-team all-city by the Cincinnati Enquirer after averaging approximately 40 yards per punt as a senior ... received first-team all-Southwest District and Greater Catholic League

Int-Yd PBU 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 3 0-0 3

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2008: Played in every game, earning his first start of the season at defensive end against Hawai’i ... finished the season with 15 tackles and one sack ... made his first tackle as a Bearcat against Eastern Kentucky ... recorded two tackles at No. 4/4 Oklahoma ... had two tackles, one for loss, at Marshall ... made two tackles at Connecticut ... notched two tackles, one sack, and a pass breakup at West Virginia ... recorded three unassisted tackles against Syracuse. 2006: (Minnesota) Made the transition to running back as a sophomore ... was Minnesota’s second-leading rusher with 309 yards and five touchdowns in 11 games ... averaged 4.6 yards per carry ... rushed for 155 yards and three touchdowns on 24 carries in a 44-0 win over Kent State in the season opener, earning Big

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GAME 14 u vs. NO. 21/19 VIRGINIA TECH record u 11-2/6-1 BIG EAST Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Week ... followed up with 78 yards rushing and a his fourth touchdown of the season in a 42-17 loss to No. 22 California ... had 44 yards rushing and a touchdown on 10 carries vs. Temple... carried the ball eight times for 22 yards at Purdue. 2005: (Minnesota) Played in 12 games, finishing with 14 tackles (10 solo) and a forced fumble ... had a pair of tackles, both solo, and a forced fumble in season opener against Tulsa ... added two more tackles (one solo) against Colorado State ... had a season-high five tackles (three solo) against Florida Atlantic ... recorded one solo tackle against Penn State ... had three tackles (two solo) against Wisconsin ... had one solo tackle against Michigan State ... participated in 177 plays ... earned first letter. Brookhaven High School: A 2005 graduate of Brookhaven High School in Columbus, Ohio ... high school coach was Tom Blake ... ranked as a four-star performer and the 11th-best athlete in the nation by Rivals. com ... named the 16th-best linebacker in the nation and the 108th-best overall player by College Football News ... selected to the SuperPrep Midwest Team, ranked as the 26th-best player and listed as the 36th-best defensive back in the nation ... ranked as the 10th-best safety in the nation by Scout.com ... selected as a PrepStar All-Midwest Region performer ... named to Ohio News Network All-Ohio Team ... two-time all-city selection and was a 2004 all-conference, all-area, and all-state choice ... made 100 tackles with five sacks, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries in leading his team to 2004 state title ... also intercepted three passes, returning two for touchdowns ... Super Honor Roll student and National Honor Society member. Alex Daniels: Born November 27, 1986 ... son of Peggy Daniels. Academic Major: Communications. 2008 DEFENSIVE STATISTICS Year G Solo Ast. Total TFL-Yd Sack-Yd 2008 13 10 5 15 2.0-17 1.0-2

Int-Yd PBU 0-0 1

QBH 0

tom deTemple LS | 6-2 | 225 | R-Fr. | Cincinnati, Ohio [Moeller]

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2008: Backup long snapper ... did not see game action during the regular season. 2007: Redshirted. Moeller High School: Won the Crusaders’ Zaferes Award as Special Teams Player of the Year in his final season ... four-year player for head coach Bob Crable ... member of the Greater Catholic League South Division championships as a senior ... manager of the basketball team for four years, including the 200607 state championship season. Thomas Patrick DeTemple: Born Jan. 26, 1989 ... son of Louie and Jeanie DeTemple ... brother Willie plays on the John Carroll University men’s golf team. Academic Major: Exploratory Studies.

FF FR-Yd Blk 0 0-0 0

evan Davis OL | 6-4 | 260 | Fr. | Cincinnati, Ohio [Colerain]

khalil El-Amin OL | 6-4 | 312 | Sr. | Cincinnati, Ohio [Purcell Marian]

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2008: Played in four games on the offensive line ... helped a UC offense that averaged 27.3 points per game and averaged 375.3 yards of total offense per contest. Colerain High School: Three-year letterwinner on the offensive and defensive line ... took every snap for his final two seasons with the Cardinals ... invited to play in the 63rd Ohio North-South Classic ... a first-team all-Greater Miami Conference and all-Southwest Ohio pick in 2008 ... named to the Cincinnati Enquirer’s all-City first team ... a second-team all-Ohio choice ... received Colerain’s Cardinal Award after leading the team to a 12-1 finish as a senior ... coached by Tom Bolden. Evan Joseph Davis: Born Oct. 13, 1989 ... son of Greg and Gail Davis.

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2008: Played in 11 games, starting at right tackle in each of the contests he played ... served as game captain at Akron ... recorded one unassisted tackle against USF ... helped a UC offense that averaged 27.3 points per game and averaged 375.3 yards of total offense per contest. 2007: Started four consecutive games at right tackle, beginning with the Oregon State game ... served as starting right tackle in final seven regular season games. 2006: Served as a backup to the offensive tackle positions ... injuries limited him to one game ... Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week for the Ohio State game. 2005: Saw action in six games ... played extensively at right tackle in the season finale at Rutgers ... Bearcat Academic Honor Roll (Fall 2005). 2004: Redshirted ... Bearcat Academic Honor Roll (Fall 2004). Purcell Marian High School: Two-time all-Ohio selection for head coach Tom Stickley’s squad ... fouryear regular who earned all-Greater Catholic League North, all-city, and all-district honors each of his final two seasons for the Cavaliers. Khalil Hassan El-Amin: Born Dec. 22, 1985 ... son of Hassan and Evelyn El-Amin. Academic Major: Marketing.

alex Delisi LB | 6-2 | 225 | R-Fr. | Clarkston, Mich. [St. Mary’s Prep]

delbert Ferguson LB | 6-1 | 230 | Sr. | Youngstown, Ohio [Warren Harding]

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Academic Major: Civil and Construction Engineering Technology. 2008: Played against Eastern Kentucky. 2007: Redshirted. St. Mary’s Preparatory High School: Named a Division II all-state selection by both the Detroit Free Press and Detroit News ... totaled 163 tackles, 12 for loss, seven sacks, four forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries during his senior season ... listed on the Detroit News’ Blue Chip List ... three-year letterwinner for coach George Porritt ... member of state finalist squad as a sophomore. Alexander C. Delisi: Born April 1, 1989 ... son of Robert and Sandra Delisi ... member of the National Society for High School Scholars. Academic Major: Finance.

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2008: Played in 10 games ... recorded two tackles against Eastern Kentucky ... served as game captain against Rutgers ... lined up at fullback in UC’s jumbo goal-line package and caught the first pass of his career, a 1-yard touchdown reception, giving the Bearcats a 10-0 lead at Hawai’i ... the touchdown reception was the first of his career. 2007: Reserve outside linebacker ... totaled 14 stops in spot duty on defense and special teams ... notched two tackles against Oregon State ... registered a season-high three stops at Rutgers ... tallied two tackles vs. Louisville ... made two stops at Pittsburgh ... collected one solo each vs. West Virginia and at Syracuse ... made a tackle in the Papajohns.com Bowl. 2006: Competed in 11 games, mostly on the special teams ... recorded a pair of solo tackles in the season opener against Eastern Kentucky ... Topcat Scholar (Winter 2007).

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GAME 14 u vs. NO. 21/19 VIRGINIA TECH record u 11-2/6-1 BIG EAST 2005: Team’s depth at running back kept him from getting on the field ... a valuable contributor in practice ... shifted to linebacker during the last half of the season. 2004: Redshirted ... worked to rehab a fractured leg sustained in high school ... Bearcat Academic Honor Roll (Fall 2004) ... C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll (2004-05). Warren Harding High School: Helped head coach Thom McDaniel’s squad to an 11-1 record and trip to the regional finals of the Ohio Division I playoffs as a senior in 2003 ... suffered a broken leg in the ninth game of the 2003 season ... attended Youngstown Ursuline High for his first three years ... helped Ursuline to the state Division II title in 2000 and a runner-up finish in 2002 ... earned first-team all-Ohio honors in 2001 and 2002, also garnering all-league and all-district recognition in each of those seasons ... rushed for 4,982 yards and 60 touchdowns during his prep career. Delbert Philip Ferguson: Born Oct. 3, 1985 ... son of Walter and Deborah Ferguson. Academic Major: Finance. Career Defensive Statistics Year G Solo Assist Total TFL 2005 0 0 0 0 0 2006 11 2 0 2 0 2007 10 6 8 14 1.0 2008 10 1 1 2 0 Totals 31 9 9 18 1.0

Sack 0 0 2 0 2

Int. 0 0 0 0 0

FF 0 0 0 0 0

FR Ret 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

PBU Blkd 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

t.j. Franklin OL | 6-5 | 284 | R-Fr. | Maryville, Tenn. [Knoxville Catholic]

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2008: Did not see game action during the regular season. 2007: Redshirted. Knoxville Catholic High School: Selected all-state by both the coaches and sportswriters’ association ... invited to play in the Tennessee vs. Kentucky All-Star game ... named to the Knoxville Football League first team ... twice recognized with all-region mention ... four-year letterwinner ... Fighting Irish finished 45-5 over his prep career ... advanced to the state quarterfinals three times ... three-sport athlete. Thomas Joel Franklin: Born Dec. 27, 1988 ... son of Stephen and Mary Franklin ... older brother, Chris, competed on the Tennessee men’s swimming and diving team ... mother was a member of the swim team at Texas Tech. Academic Major: Criminal Justice.

drew frey DB | 6-3 | 210 | R-Fr. | Wilmington, Ohio [Clinton-Massie]

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2008: Played in four games before season-ending arm injury ... had two tackles against Eastern Kentucky ... made five tackles, three unassisted, against Miami (OH) ... earned first career start at Akron where he recorded two tackles before he was injured with a minute left in the first quarter and did not return. 2007: Redshirted after being sidelined with an injury during the preseason. Clinton-Massie High School: Combined for 3,455 yards rushing and receiving and accounted for 354 points during his final two seasons for coach Dan McSurley ... rushed for 1,493 yards as a senior after totaling 1,574 yards on the ground the previous year ... set school records for most all-purpose yards in a game (347) and single-season scoring with 187 points (25 TDs, 31 PATs and 2 FGs) ... owns four school track and field records ... wrapped up senior year with state titles in the long jump and as a member of the 4x100 meter relay team ... honored as an all-Ohio track athlete seven times ... senior class of 2007 Valedictorian. Andrew William Frey: Born Feb. 22, 1989 ... son of Doug and Sheila Frey ... National Honor Society member ... father played four years of basketball at Wilmington College. Academic Major: Engineering.

2008 Defensive Statistics Year G Solo Ast. Total TFL-Yd Sack-Yd 2008 4 4 6 10 0.5-0 0-0

Int-Yd PBU 0-0 0

QBH 0

FF FR-Yd Blk 0 0-0 0

mardy Gilyard WR | 6-1 | 190 | Jr. | Palm Coast, Fla. [Flagler Palm Coast]

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2008: Named the 2008 BIG EAST Special Teams Player of the Year after a league-high 28.0-yard kickoff return average (9th in the country) and scoring two touchdowns on kickoff returns ... named first-team all-BIG EAST as a wide receiver and on special teams ... picked to the 2008 Phil Steele midseason all-BIG EAST first team ... named to the 2008 Phil Steele all-BIG EAST first team as a wide receiver and kick returner ... earned BIG EAST Special Teams Player of the Week on Sept. 8 and Nov. 9 ... earned BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll recognition three times (Sept. 29, Nov. 17, Nov. 30) ... awarded a helmet sticker by ESPN’s College Gameday Final crew after his performance at No. 4/4 Oklahoma ... team leader with 12 touchdowns, tying him for sixth place in the single-season school record book ... set a new UC singleseason record with 1,118 receiving yards (20th in the country) ... ranks third in school history with 10 receiving touchdowns in a season ... averages a team-high 15.1 yards a catch ... shattered the 28-year old UC school record for single-season kickoff return yards with 897 yards (652, Russell Cooper, 1980) ... against Eastern Kentucky had one kick return for 26 yards and finished the game with 101 yards on six receptions and two touchdowns ... scored a 97-yard touchdown on a kick return at No. 4/4 Oklahoma, snapping UC’s 13-year, 145-game streak without a kickoff return for a touchdown ... set a BIG EAST record with 246 yards on kickoff returns and had a school-record 365 all-purpose yards (119 receiving, 246 return yards) at No. 4/4 Oklahoma .. had six catches for 69 yards, one touchdown and two kick returns for 33 yards against Miami (OH) ... finished the game with two touchdowns against Akron, recording 146 yards on seven catches ... pulled down seven catches for 87 yards and a touchdown at Connecticut, returning four kicks for 76 yards ... went 4-for-98 with a touchdown and two kick returns for 42 yards against USF ... ran the opening kickoff of the game back 100 yards for a touchdown, tying him with Walter Heuck (vs. Denison, 1910) for the longest in school history at West Virginia ... the 100-yard kick return is the 13th 100-yard touchdown return in BIG EAST history and the first since Louisville’s Trent Guy ran one back 100 yards on Sept. 15, 2007 against Kentucky ... at Louisville, had five receptions, one touchdown, 73 yards and four kick returns for 109 yards ... had a touchdown, eight receptions, 110 yards and three kick returns for 66 yards against Pittsburgh ... recorded his fifth 100-plus yard receiving game of the season and his seventh career 100-plus yard receiving game, finishing with 11 receptions and 114 yards against Syracuse, also had three kick returns for 56 yards ... notched a season and career-high 136 receiving yards, including a season-long 69-yard game-winning touchdown catch at Hawai’i. 2007: Returned to the team as a scholarship player after sitting out the 2006 season because of academic reasons ... started at wide receiver in seven of the 12 games in which he played ... notched a pair of 100yard receiving games and finished the season third on the team with 36 catches for 536 yards and three touchdowns ... made a splash in the season opener by totaling eight receptions for 134 yards, including a 56-yard score against Southeast Missouri State ... blocked a punt in back-to-back games against Oregon State and at Miami (OH) ... notched a 14-yard catch and a 30-yard punt return vs. Oregon State... totaled 43 all-purpose yards on two receptions for 10 yards, a 19-yard kickoff return and a 14-yard punt return at Miami (OH) ... tallied four catches for 44 yards vs. Marshall ... finished with five grabs for 97 yards, including a 27-yard touchdown at Rutgers ... registered three receptions for 38 yards against Louisville ... snared three receptions for 100 yards, including a 76-yarder, before the half, at USF ... returned kickoffs in each of his last three games ... returned two kickoffs 55 yards vs. West Virginia ... missed the regular season finale due to injury ... returned a combined two kickoffs for 69 yards, including a career-long 42-yarder in the Papajohns.com Bowl. 2006: Redshirted ... winner of the Scout Team Special Teams Player of the Year Award. 2005: Emerged as a steady contributor in the secondary and on special teams ... became a backup at cornerback ... recorded seven tackles, six solos ... had three tackles, all solos, vs. Pittsburgh ... broke off a 60yard kick return vs. Miami (OH), his first college return and the longest by a Bearcat since 2002 ... averaged a team-leading 25.1 yards on seven returns. Flagler Palm Coast High School: First-team Class 5A all-state selection ... helped school to an 8-2 record and a spot in the state playoffs as a senior for coach Steve Allen ... capped his career with over 2,500 yards and 30 touchdowns ... named MVP of the Florida Coast All-Star Game ... three-time all-league and all-area selection in track and field. Marshwan Gilyard: Born Dec. 2, 1986 ... son of Addison Morgan and Viola Crudup. Academic Major: Exploratory Studies.

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GAME 14 u vs. NO. 21/19 VIRGINIA TECH record u 11-2/6-1 BIG EAST Career Receiving Statistics Year G Rec Yds TD 2005 8 0 0 0 2007 12 36 536 3 2008 13 74 1118 10 TOTAL 33 110 1654 13

Lg 0 76 69 145

Rec/G 0.0 3.0 5.7 3.3

Avg/C 0.0 14.9 15.1 15.0

Career Kickoff Return Statistics Year G No. Yds TD Lg 2005 8 8 176 0 60 2007 12 7 206 0 42 2008 13 32 897 2 100 TOTAL 33 47 1279 2 100

Avg/R 22.0 29.4 28.0 27.2

Avg/G 22.0 17.2 69.0 38.8

Avg/G 0.0 44.7 86.0 50.1

dan Giordano DL | 6-4 | 240 | Fr. | Frankfort, Ill. [Lincoln-Way East]

50 Football Prospects ... rushed for 1,173 yards as a junior to earn first team all-league and all-Catholic recognition ... boasted perfect attendance from grades 6-12. John Henry Goebel: Born Nov. 19, 1987... son of Karl and Kristin Goebel ... older brother, Mark played football at Michigan State. Academic Major: Finance. Career RUSHing Statistics Year G Att Yds TD 2006 13 0 0 0 2008 13 124 581 7 TOTAL 26 124 581 7 Career Receiving Statistics Year G Rec Yds TD 2006 13 0 0 0 2008 13 25 265 0 TOTAL 26 25 265 0

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2008: Redshirted. Lincoln-Way East High School: A four-year starter at defensive end ... compiled a 44-6 career mark, including the 2005 Illinois 8A State title for the Griffins ... a two-time all-conference, all-area (Star Newspapers) and Champaign News-Gazette All-State choice ... selected the Southwest Suburban Conference Defensive Player of the Year after his senior season ... coached by Rob Zvonar. Daniel James Giordano: Born Sept. 17, 1989 ... son of Edward and Denise Giordano. Academic Major: Pre-Business Administration.

john goebel RB | 6-1 | 225 | So. | Milford, Mich. [Brother Rice]

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2008: Played in all 13 games, averaging 4.7 yards per rush ... scored a team-high seven rushing touchdowns ... averaged 10.6 yards per reception (25-for-265) ... had nine carries, 62 yards and a touchdown against Eastern Kentucky ... had eight carries for 27 yards, two receptions for 10 yards at No. 4/4 Oklahoma ... had 13 carries for 63 yards and a season-high two touchdowns against Miami (OH) ... also had a kick return for 43 yards against the RedHawks ... had nine carries for 27 yards and two kick returns for 39 yards at Akron ... finished with 56 yards on eight carries, a touchdown and a 3-yard reception at Marshall ... had 41-yard reception finishing with three catches and 68 yards and two rushes for 11 yards at Connecticut ... had season-high 78 yards rushing on season-high 17 carries with a touchdown against USF, also had three receptions for 43 yards and one 23-yard kick return against the Bulls ... rushed seven times for 14 yards and had three receptions, including a season-long 66-yard reception, at West Virginia ... 10 carries for 77 yards, including a season-long 37-yard carry at Louisville ... against Pittsburgh had 11 carries for 29 yards ... earned his first career start at running back against Syracuse and finished with 10 carries, one touchdown and 67 yards, adding two receptions for 14 yards ... had a game-high 14 carries for 49 yards at Hawai’i and had three kick returns for 90 yards, including a 41-yard kickoff return. 2007: Redshirted ... garnered the program’s offensive Scout Team Player of the Year recognition for a second consecutive season. 2006: Entered the program as a running back and moved to the defensive side early in the season ... competed in all 13 games as a member of the kickoff and punt teams ... earned a share of UC’s Scout Team Player of the Year award ... named Scout Team Player of the Week for the Pittsburgh game ... Bearcat Academic Honor Roll (Fall 2006, Winter 2007). Brother Rice High School: First-team all-state selection as a senior for head coach Al Fracassa ... helped the Warriors to a 12-2 record and the 2005 Division II state championship ... rushed for 1,917 yards, averaging 7.4 yards per carry, and 18 touchdowns and finished with 2,145 all-purpose yards and 21 TDs in his final campaign ... two-way performer who made 67 tackles, five pass breakups and had four interceptions and two fumble recoveries as a safety ... captain of the Detroit Free Press All-State Dream Team and was honored on the Detroit News Dream Team ... ranked No. 13 on the Detroit Free Press Michigan Fab

Lg 0 37 37

Avg/C 0.0 4.7 4.7

Avg/G 0.0 44.7 22.3

Lg 0 66 66

Rec/G 0.0 1.9 1.0

Avg/C 0.0 10.6 10.6

Avg/G 0.0 20.4 10.2

dominick Goodman WR | 6-1 | 210 | Sr. | Cincinnati, Ohio [Colerain]

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2008: Named to the 2008 Phil Steele first team all-BIG EAST ... earned second-team all-BIG EAST honors ... named all-BIG EAST mid-season Phil Steele first team ... earned BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll recognition on Nov. 17 ... injured his right shoulder on the first offensive play of the game and did not return at Hawai’i, snapping his 32-game streak with a reception ... 32 games with a reception ranks third in school history ... is the school’s career record holder in receiving yards (2,461) and touchdown receptions (22) ... is second in school history with 198 career receptions, needing only seven to become the leader in that category ... ranks sixth in school history with 977 receiving yards in a season ... is tied for fifth in school annals with seven touchdowns in a season ... ranks second in single-season record book with 78 receptions in a season ... grabbed a season-high 10 receptions for 144 yards and two touchdowns against Eastern Kentucky ... pulled down a season-long 49-yard catch, finishing with six receptions and 94 yards against Miami (OH) ... caught two touchdowns with 51 yards at Marshall ... recorded nine receptions for 134 yards and one touchdown at Louisville ... notched a 6-yard touchdown catch in the second quarter, giving him 22 career receiving touchdowns and making him the school’s all-time leader, passing the previous UC career record of 21 touchdowns set by Jim O’Brien from 1967-69 against Pittsburgh ... finished with seven receptions and 101 yards against the Panthers ... wore number 36, instead of 16, as a tribute to his father, Don Goodman, who was a standout fullback for the Bearcats in 1982-83 against Syracuse, finished with eight receptions and 74 yards ... missed all but one play at Hawai’i after suffering an injury on the first offensive play of the game. 2007: Honored with the team’s Receiver of the Year Award ... team-high 68 catches are fourth-most in a season in the UC record book ... UC-best 869 receiving yards rank eighth in school record books ... collected eight touchdown grabs ... averaged 20.4 yards on 13 kickoff returns ... amassed 101 yards on seven catches, with a pair of 11-yard touchdown grabs at San Diego State ... made a diving 15-yard catch in the end zone and finished with 33 yards on three catches at Rutgers ... amassed career-highs with 11 catches for 141 yards, including a 24-yard touchdown vs. Louisville ... registered four catches for 36 yards, including a 16-yard touchdown at USF ... totaled eight grabs for 127 yards, highlighted by a 37-yard scoring play vs. Connecticut ... carded 64 yards on four receptions vs. West Virginia ... came two yards shy of recording his fourth 100-yard receiving game at Syracuse, with eight catches for 98 yards ... collected seven catches for 95 yards, including touchdowns of 14 and five yards in the Papajohns.com Bowl. 2006: Team’s leading receiver with 40 catches, including five for touchdowns ... finished third on the team in receiving yards (452) ... received UC’s Special Teams Player of the Year honors ... ranked fourth in the BIG EAST and 20th nationally in kickoff return yardage (25.8) ... carded a career-long 58-yard return vs. Miami (OH) ... 53-yard return at Ohio State earned him UC’s Special Teams Player of the Week ... MVP of the International Bowl after making seven catches for 109 yards and two TDs ... registered nine games with multiple receptions ... opened the season with a four-catch, 48-yard performance, including two scores, vs. Eastern Kentucky ... recorded a career-high eight receptions for 70 yards vs. Pittsburgh, earning team Offensive Player of the Week honors ... made the game-tying TD catch with 2:19 left in the win at Connecticut, finishing the day with five receptions for 50 yards. 2005: Played in nine games ... recorded five receptions for 64 yards and caught a TD pass at Miami (OH) ... tallied three catches for 59 yards, including a 46-yard play vs. West Virginia ... caught a 25-yard TD pass at USF ... finished second on the team in all-purpose yards with 578 ... Bearcat Academic Honor Roll (Spring 2006).

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GAME 14 u vs. NO. 21/19 VIRGINIA TECH record u 11-2/6-1 BIG EAST Colerain High School: Garnered all-America honors after directing Kerry Coombs’ squad to the Ohio Division I title and a No. 5 ranking nationally by USA Today ... rushed for over 2,000 yards and 30 TDs, averaging 8.4 yards a carry and completed 28-of-44 passes for 584 yards and six scores ... MVP of the Cardinals’ state title game after rushing for a then-record 259 yards and four TDs. Dominick Wendell Goodman: Born Feb. 1, 1987 ... son of Don and Angela Goodman ... father played fullback at Cincinnati in 1982-83 before going on to the NFL. Academic Major: History. Career Receiving Statistics Year G Rec Yds TD 2005 9 12 163 2 2006 13 40 452 5 2007 13 68 869 8 2008 13 78 977 7 TOTAL 48 198 2461 22

Lg 46 31 37 49 49

Rec/G 1.3 3.1 5.2 6.0 4.1

Avg/C 13.6 11.3 12.8 12.5 12.4

Avg/G 18.1 34.8 66.8 75.2 51.3

Career ALL PURPOSE Statistics Year G Rush Rec PR 2005 9 22 163 0 2006 13 -8 452 6 2007 13 7 869 0 2008 13 0 977 0 TOTAL 48 21 2461 6

KR 393 541 265 0 1199

IR 0 0 0 0 0

Total 578 991 1141 977 3687

Avg/G 64.2 76.2 87.8 75.2 76.8

kevin Greany OL | 6-2 | 286 | R-Fr. | Milford, Ohio [Milford]

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2008: Did not see game action during the regular season. Milford High School: Lettered three years at Milford High School playing for head coach Dick Dewitt ... graduated from Milford in 2007 and attended class at UC in 2007-08. Kevin Greany: Born Sept. 27, 1989 ... son of Tim and Kristie Greany. Academic Major: Exploratory Studies.

sam griFFin OL | 6-5 | 255 | So. | Englewood, N.J. [Don Bosco Prep]

66

2008: Played in five games ... started at right tackle against Eastern Kentucky ... saw action at No. 4/4 Oklahoma, against Miami (OH) and at Marshall and Hawai’i. 2007: Rookie found the field in two games at left tackle ... promising blocker ... provided depth to the roster without utilizing a redshirt. Don Bosco Prep High School: Instrumental in the Ironmen’s 12-0 record and 2006 state title run ... twice named to the all-North New Jersey Interscholastic League first team ... second-team all-county as a senior after receiving third-team all-county honors as a junior ... member of the league championship squad in each of his final three seasons ... three-year varsity letterwinner for head coach Greg Toal. Samuel E. Griffin: Born Aug. 4, 1989 ... son of Betty Hannah-Griffin. Academic Major: Exploratory Studies.

dustin Grutza QB | 6-2 | 215 | Sr. | Maysville, Ky. [Mason County]

4

2008: Starting quarterback for the Bearcats before injuring his leg ... named BIG EAST Offsneive Player of the Week on Sept. 2 ... started against Eastern Kentucky had 10 carries for 33 rushing, one touchdown, 21of-28 passing, no interceptions, three passing touchdowns, 296 yards ... Oklahoma, 9 rushes, 11 yards was 19-for-29 with one interception, one touchdown, 218 yards passing before his injury ... at Louisville had one 3-yard carry, two passing attempts, completing one for 24 yards ... against Syracuse came into the game at the end of the game ... served as game captain for the Pittsburgh and Syracuse games ... on his second offensive possession in the fourth quarter at Hawai’i, scrambled and tossed a 69-yard touchdown pass to Mardy Gilyard, giving UC a 29-24 victory, his fifth touchdown pass of the season and his third completion of the game. 2007: Capable signal caller who provided a steady presence as the backup quarterback ... given the starting nod minutes before kickoff on two occasions ... garnered BIG EAST Conference Offensive Player of the Week plaudits after completing 25-of-35 passes for 290 yards and two touchdowns, and rushing for 16 yards at Miami (OH) ... tallied 28 yards on six carries and 142 yards on 14-of-20 passing with two scoring throws vs. Marshall. 2006: Named the No. 1 signal caller at the end of the preseason and started the first 10 games ... completed 60.9 percent of his attempts for the fourth-best single-season completion percentage by a UC passer ... tossed a touchdown pass in six of the first seven games ... completed 9-of-15 passes for 161 yards, including a 51-yarder vs. Eastern Kentucky ... connected on 21-of-35 attempts for 189 yards and a touchdown along with two interceptions against Pittsburgh ... completed 18-of-22 pass attempts for 202 yards, including a 22-yard touchdown at Ohio State ... recorded 302 yards of total offense vs. Akron, throwing for 230 yards on 16-of-24 passing and rushing for another 72 yards, to earn UC’s Offensive Player of the Week honors ... went 10-of-27 passing for 129 yards and totaled a career-high 74 rushing yards at Louisville ... hit on 11-of-18 passes for 105 yards against USF ... completed 13-of-18 passes for 205 yards and a touchdown vs. Syracuse to earn BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week honors ... snapped his streak of 21 consecutive starts when he missed the Rutgers game due to injuries sustained the previous week at West Virginia ... went 6-for-9 for 59 yards passing at Connecticut ... completed 1-of-2 passes for seven yards and rushed for 22 in the International Bowl victory over Western Michigan ... Bearcat Academic Honor Roll (Spring 2007). 2005: Started under center in all 11 games ... winner of the team’s Offensive Newcomer of the Year award ... completed 56 percent of his passes for 1,799 yards and 11 touchdowns to finish with a 111.1 passing efficiency rating ... completed 17-of-26 passes for 176 yards and two TDs in the season opener vs. Eastern Michigan, earning BIG EAST Conference Offensive Player of the Week honors ... passed for a career-high 286 yards at Penn State, completing 27-of-47 passes, also single-game bests ... registered a 65.3 completion percentage for 520 yards over his final three games ... Bearcat Academic Honor Roll (Fall 2005, Winter 2006). 2004: Redshirted ... winner of the Offensive Scout Team Player of the Year award. Mason County High School: Three-year starting quarterback for head coach David Buchanan ... amassed career totals of 8,004 passing yards—the eighth-highest total in Kentucky prep history — and 82 touchdowns while rushing for 1,302 yards and 38 scores ... completed 63 percent of his passes ... recorded a 35-6 mark as a starting quarterback ... recorded 4,014 yards total offense and 52 touchdowns as a senior while helping his team to the state semifinals ... first-team all-league pick his junior and senior seasons ... rated as the No. 21 player in Kentucky by Super Prep ... led Mason County High School to a 35-2 record and the state championship in 2002-03 as the squad’s point guard in basketball ... earned all-region honors and was named to the state all-tournament team ... National Honor Society member and recipient of the school’s Distinguished Student Award his sophomore and junior years ... a 4.0 honor roll student for his high school career ... active in the school chorus. Dustin James Grutza: Born July 29, 1986 ... son of Bob and Gwynn Grutza. Academic Major: Industrial Management. Career Passing Statistics Year G Att Cmp Int Yds 2005 11 300 168 11 1799 2006 12 225 137 13 1632 2007 2 55 39 0 432 2008 5 66 44 1 613 TOTAL 30 646 388 25 4476

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TD 11 9 4 5 29

Lg 56 51 34 69 69

Pct Avg/P 56.0 6.0 60.9 7.3 70.9 7.9 66.7 9.3 60.1 6.9

Avg/G 163.5 136.0 216.0 122.6 149.2

Effic 111.1 123.5 160.9 166.7 125.3


GAME 14 u vs. NO. 21/19 VIRGINIA TECH record u 11-2/6-1 BIG EAST Career Rushing Statistics Year G Att Yds 2005 11 106 28 2006 12 85 246 2007 2 11 44 2008 5 21 51 TOTAL 30 223 369

TD 2 0 0 2 4

Lg 21 29 19 11 29

Avg/C 0.3 2.9 4.0 2.4 1.7

Avg/G 2.5 20.5 22.0 10.2 12.3

tomaz hilton LB | 6-3 | 215 | R-Fr. | Youngstown, Ohio [The Rayen School]

38

ben guidugli TE | 6-2 | 241 | So. | Ft. Thomas, Ky. [Highlands]

19

2008: Started at tight end in all 13 games ... averaged 10.6 yards a catch with 18 receptions on the year ... had three receptions for a career-high 52 yards and a 24-yard touchdown reception against Miami (OH) ... had three catches for 35 yards at Marshall ... pulled in an acrobatic one-handed reception for a season and career-high 33 yards in the second quarter against USF, finished with two receptions for 38 yards ... recorded three receptions for 42 yards at Louisville ... against Pittsburgh had two catches for eight yards ... one reception for 13 yards against Syracuse. 2007: Appeared in five contests at tight end and on special teams ... registered two catches for 20 yards, including a seven-yard touchdown vs. Southeast Missouri State. 2006: Redshirted ... recognized as Scout Team Player of the Week for his efforts leading up to the Eastern Kentucky and Pittsburgh contests. Highlands High School: First-team all-state selection as a senior for head coach Dale Mueller ... amassed 1,050 yards and had six touchdown receptions ... three-year regular who helped team to a state championship as a junior after a runner-up finish his sophomore season ... a second-team all-state linebacker as a junior, catching 10 touchdown passes and returning three interceptions for scores. Benjamin Antonio Guidugli: Born Oct. 22, 1987... son of Dave and Sherry Guidugli ... brother Gino was a four-year starting quarterback at UC who led the Bearcats to three bowl games ... brother Jeff played wide receiver at Southeastern Louisiana. Academic Major: Communications. Career Receiving Statistics Year G Rec Yds TD 2007 5 2 20 1 2008 13 18 229 1 TOTAL 18 20 249 2

Lg 13 33 33

Rec/G 0.4 1.4 1.1

Avg/C 10.0 12.7 12.4

Avg/G 4.0 17.6 13.8

2008: Saw action in 10 games at linebacker ... finished the season with nine tackles ... had an unassisted tackle against Eastern Kentucky ... season-high four tackles at Marshall ... two tackles against Pittsburgh. 2007: Redshirted. The Rayen School: Hauled in 40 passes for 900 receiving yards and nine TDs in two years for the Tigers ... totaled 63 tackles and four punt returns for touchdowns over his career ... twice named all-league for coach Brian Shaner. Tomaz Daniel Hilton: Born Sept. 27, 1989... son of Janice and Thomas Hilton. Academic Major: Criminal Justice. 2008 DEFENSIVE STATISTICS Year G Solo Ast. Total TFL-Yd Sack-Yd 2008 11 4 5 9 0-0 0-0

23

QBH 0

FF FR-Yd Blk 0 0-0 0

quentin Hines RB | 6-0 | 201 | Fr. | Detroit, Mich. [Mt. Clemens]

31

2008: Redshirted. Mt. Clemens High School: Rushed for 1,491 yards and 21 touchdowns as a senior at Mt. Clemens High School, earning first-team all-county, all-region, and all-state honors ... also competed in track and field as a sprinter ... was a member of Team Michigan at the Midwest Meet of Champions ... posted a season-best time of 10.6 seconds in the 100 meters during the 2008 season ... finished second in the 100 meters and third in the 200 meters at the state track meet. Quentin Hines: Born October 8, 1990 ... son of Quentin Hines and Roslynn Merriweather. Academic Major: Business Management.

reuben Haley DB | 6-1 | 175 | R-Fr. | Cincinnati, Ohio [Mount Healthy]

2008: Did not see game action during the regular season. 2007: A walk-on in the defensive secondary. Mount Healthy High School: Selected to play in Cincinnati’s East-West All-Star Game following his senior season ... set a program record with 14 pass breakups during his lone campaign with the Owls ... registered 37 tackles on his way to all-Fort Ancient Valley Conference accolades in 2006 ... garnered all-FAVC honors in track and field and was named the 2007 FAVC Runner of the Year. Reuben Xavier Haley: Born August 10, 1988 ... son of Marian Clark and Robert Haley. Academic Major: Health promotions.

Int-Yd PBU 0-0 0

alex hoffman OL | 6-7 | 280 | R-Fr. | Indianapolis, Ind. [Cathedral]

59

2008: Played in 11 games ... earned a start at left guard at Marshall and at West Virginia ... helped a UC offense that averaged 27.3 points per game and averaged 375.3 yards of total offense per contest. 2007: Redshirted. Cathedral High School: Major cog for coach Jim O’Hara’s Division 4A state champions ... keyed Fighting Irish’s back-to-back city championships ... garnered all-State honors as a junior and again as a senior ... named top offensive lineman in Indiana as a junior ... received high academic honors all four years of high school. Alexander Edward Hoffman: Born Aug. 8, 1988 ... son of Kathy and Gene Hoffman. Academic Major: Pre-pharmacy.

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adam Hoppel DL | 6-2 | 300 | Sr. | Lisbon, Ohio [Beaver Local]

charley HOWARD WR | 6-3 | 205 | Jr. | Gahanna, Ohio [Lincoln]

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2008: Played in all 13 games, started at defensive tackle in all but one game (Eastern Kentucky) ... recorded 25 tackles and 4.0 sacks on the year ... made two quarterback hurries and two tackles against Miami (OH) ... had a 7-yard sack at Akron and forced a fumble ... recorded three tackles and a pass breakup against Rutgers ... had a 7-yard sack and three tackles at Connecticut ... recorded four tackles against USF ... notched season-high six tackles and knocked down a pass at West Virginia ... had two unassisted tackles at Louisville ... recorded three unassisted tackles at Hawai’i. 2007: Anchored the defensive front as a starter in all 13 games ... ranked second among Cincinnati’s defensive tackles and 13th on the team in tackles with 38 ... collected four tackles vs. Oregon State ... made two stops, including a sack at San Diego State ... a consistent performer, he notched three tackles in each of the first four BIG EAST games of the year ... charted three tackles, with a sack at Rutgers ... carded three stops vs. Louisville ... made three solo tackles at Pittsburgh ... finished with three tackles and a fumble recovery at USF ... intercepted a batted pass and returned it 16 yards vs. Connecticut to set up an ensuing score that gave UC a 13-0 lead ... tallied a season-high five stops vs. West Virginia ... collected four tackles, including 1.5 sacks at Syracuse ... provided a career-high seven tackles, including a sack in the Papajohns. com Bowl. 2006: Joined the starting lineup for three of the final five contests ... recorded five tackles, three of them solos, vs. USF in his first start ... honored as the Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week at Louisville and then made a pair of stops in the game ... hurried the pass that led to an interception and 84-yard touchdown return in the win over Rutgers ... collected two tackles at West Virginia. 2005: Provided depth to the defensive line ... saw action in four games. 2004: Redshirted. Beaver Local High School: Eastern Ohio District Player of the Year and a second-team all-Ohio selection as a senior, under the coaching of Rich Wright ... earned all-Eastern Ohio District honors in each of his final three seasons ... named area player of the year by the East Liverpool Journal ... amassed 217 career tackles and 26 sacks ... Ohio Division II wrestling champion in 2002 and a runner-up in 2003. Adam Lee Hoppel: Born May 30, 1985 ... son of Carl and Patty Hoppel ... father was a three-time state wrestling champion ... uncle Jim Hoppel wrestled at Bowling Green and is a member of the Falcons’ Athletic Hall of Fame ... cousin Mark Hoppel was an NCAA Division III wrestling national champion at Muskingum. Academic Major: Marketing. Career Defensive Statistics Year G Solo Ast. Total TFL-Yd Sack-Yd 2006 8 6 6 12 0.5-2 0.5-2 2007 13 23 15 38 6.5-49 4.0-44 2008 13 15 10 25 5.5-26 3.0-21 Total 34 44 31 75 12.5-77 7.5-67

Int-Yd PBU 0-0 0 1-16 0 0-0 2 1-16 2

QBH 2 3 2 7

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2008: Played in 12 games ... recorded three receptions on the year ... had a 7-yard catch at No. 4/4 Oklahoma ... had significant playing time at Hawai’i after Dominick Goodman went down with an injury, finishing with two catches for eight yards ... played on special teams, finishing with two tackles at No. 4/4 Oklahoma ... had a tackle against Miami (OH) and Rutgers ... had three tackles against USF ... recorded a tackle at Louisville and against Syracuse ... finished with two tackles against Pittsburgh. 2007: A consistent performer who started three games and saw action in all 13 contests ... totaled seven catches for 94 yards, with one touchdown grab ... tallied 10 tackles on special teams ... rushed one time for 15 yards in his collegiate debut vs. Southeast Missouri State ... made his first catch, a 14-yarder at San Diego State ... named UC’s Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance at Rutgers ... carded a five-yard grab at Pittsburgh ... caught two passes for 35 yards, including a six-yard touchdown vs. Connecticut ... registered a catch for 16 yards at Syracuse ... snared two passes for 24 yards, including a 16 yarder in the Papajohns.com Bowl. 2006: Suffered an injury prior to the season ... did not see any game action. 2005: Redshirted ... Bearcat Academic Honor Roll (Winter 2006, Spring 2006). Lincoln High School: Earned first-team all-state honors as a senior under the coaching of Mike Lanza ... two-year starter at wide receiver and free safety ... an all-league and all-region pick as a senior ... helped the school’s 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams reach the state championships ... also lettered in swimming as a diver. Charles Dennis Howard: Born Nov. 28, 1986 ... son of Philip and Elizabeth Howard. Academic Major: Psychology. Career Receiving Statistics Year G Rec Yds TD 2007 13 7 94 1 2008 12 3 15 0 TOTAL 25 10 109 1

31

2008: On the team’s travel squad but did not see game action during the regular season. Harrison High School: A three-year letterwinner at linebacker and wide receiver ... collected 223 tackles, six interceptions, and 12 forced fumbles over his prep career ... tallied 60 catches for 933 yards, including 19 for touchdowns over three seasons for the Hawks ... one of eight defensive backs named to the Great 8 Football Awards by the Mid-Michigan Touchdown Club ... a two-time all-Oakland Activities Association and Detroit News All-Metro North selection ... coached by John Harrington. Bruce Vincent Horner, Jr.: Born Feb. 3, 1990 ... son of Bruce Horner, Sr. and Courtney Ritchie. Academic Major: Undecided.

Rec/G 0.5 0.2 0.4

Avg/C 13.4 5.0 10.9

kevin Huber P | 6-1 | 220 | Sr. | Cincinnati, Ohio [McNicholas]

FF FR-Yd Blk 0 0-0 0 0 1-0 0 1 0-0 0 1 1-0 0

bruce HoRner DB | 6-1 | 175 | Fr. | Farmington Hills, Mich. [Harrison]

Lg 29 7 29

Avg/G 7.2 1.2 4.4

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2008: Named a semifinalist for the 2008 Ray Guy Award ... named a nominee for the 2008 Wuerffel Trophy ... became UC’s first player to earn a spot on the AFCA all-America team ... accepted an invitation to play in the 2009 Under Armour Senior Bowl ... named to the mid-season first-team Phil Steele All-BIG EAST first team ... named a mid-season all-American by CBSSports.com and the Sporting News ... earned 2008 first-team all-BIG EAST honors ... named to Phil Steele’s 2008 All-BIG EAST first-team ... BIG EAST Special Teams Player of the Week on Oct. 14 ... made four punts for 183 yards with a 54 yard long against Eastern Kentucky ... back-to-back games with a 50-yard punt, booming a 57-yard long in six attempts and a total of 286 yards at No. 4/4 Oklahoma, had three 50-plus punts in the game and two inside the 20 ... six punts for 261 yards, two landing inside the 20-yard line at Marshall ... season-high nine punts with a season-long 64-yarder for a total of 418 punting yards against Rutgers, three for 50-plus yards and six landing inside the 20 ... seven punts for 320 yards and a 62-yard long at Connecticut ... 53-yard long on four attempts and 172 yards against USF ... seven punts, four of them 50-plus yards, for a total of 317 yards and a long of 54-yards, two hitting inside the 20 at West Virginia ... two punts for 79 yards at Louisville ... a 40-yard punt against Pittsburgh ... three punts, two inside the 20, for 100 yards against Syracuse ... four punts for 202 yards, a 54-yard long and three landing inside the 20 at Hawai’i. 2007: Named a consensus All-American ... received first-team Walter Camp Foundation and The Sporting News All-America honors ... named a finalist for the Ray Guy Award, given to the nation’s top punter ... led all of college football with his 46.9 yards per punt average ... BIG EAST Conference Special Teams Player of the Year ... all-BIG EAST first-team pick ... Cincinnati’s Special Teams Player of the Year Award recipient

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GAME 814uu vs. vs.no. NO.24/23 21/19usf record VIRGINIA TECH record uu 11-2/6-1 5-2/1-1 BIG EAST ... handled every punt for the Bearcats ... served as the holder for field goals and PAT kicks ... booted 27 punts for 50 yards or more ... totaled 20 punts inside the opposition’s 20-yard line, with four downed on the 1-yard line ... averaged better than 50 yards per punt in five separate games ... established a single-game record with a 59.7 yards per punt average on three kicks against Marshall ... received BIG EAST Special Teams Player of the Week honors after averaging 51.5 yards per punt on four punts at Rutgers ... boomed four punts an average of 47.0 yards per punt, with two stopping inside the opposition’s 10 yard line, in the Papajohns.com Bowl. 2006: Boomed two punts for a 50.5 yards per punt average in the International Bowl ... named to the BIG EAST all-Academic Team ... Bearcat Honor Roll (Fall 2006, Winter 2007). 2005: Notched five punts for an average of 33.2 yards, having two efforts stop inside the 20-yard line vs. Eastern Michigan. 2004: Redshirted ... Topcat Honor Roll (Winter 2005) ... Bearcat Academic Honor Roll (Spring 2005) ... C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll (2004-05). McNicholas High School: Three-time all-league selection for head coach John Rodenburg ... Greater Catholic League’s Punter of the Year his junior and senior seasons. Kevin J. Huber: Born July 16, 1985 ... son of Ed and Kathi Huber. Academic Major: Finance. Career Punting Statistics Year G No. Yards 2005 2 5 166 2006 1 2 101 2007 13 57 2672 2008 13 56 2514 TOTAL 29 120 5453

Lg 49 51 62 64 64

Avg 33.2 50.5 46.9 44.9 45.4

TB 0 0 11 2 13

FC 1 1 9 13 24

50+ I20 0 3 2 0 27 20 18 21 47 44

john hughes DL | 6-3 | 300 | R-Fr. | Gahanna, Ohio [Lincoln]

Int-Yd PBU 0-0 0

QBH 0

46

2008: Played in nine games on special teams and as a backup halfback ... tallied 79 rushing yards on 11 attempts ... carried nine times for 79 yards, including a 50-yard gallop, against Eastern Kentucky ... scored first career touchdown, a 1-yard plunge, late in the game at No. 4/4 Oklahoma ... made first career reception for one yard at Oklahoma. 2007: Redshirted. Middletown High School: Received all-Ohio, all-Ohio Capital Conference, and all-district accolades as a senior ... totaled 940 yards rushing and 327 yards receiving during his final year for coach Ron Johnson ... scored 14 touchdowns for the Middies ... recognized on the All-Greater Miami Conference second team ... also ran for the track and field team. Scott S. Johnson: Born June 24, 1989 ... son of Keith Johnson ... brother Marc runs track at Kent State. Academic Major: Business management.

brad jones DB | 6-2 | 205 | Jr. | Canton, Ohio [McKinley]

40

2008: Started at defensive tackle in Eastern Kentucky game, finished with two tackles ... has played in 12 games, registering 19 tackles and one sack on the year ... season-high three tackles came against Rutgers ... had a sack at Marshall ... wrapped up the regular season with an unassisted tackle at Hawai’i. 2007: Redshirted. Lincoln High School: Received Associated Press All-Ohio, all-Ohio Capital Conference, all-district, and all-metro honors after his senior season ... averaged 18.2 yards per catch during his final campaign for the Golden Lions ... team captain totaled 58 stops for coach Mike Lanza’s squad in 2006 ... competed in the Big 33 All-Star Game ... three-sport athlete ... has two top-eight showings in the state shot put competition. John L. Hughes: Born April 27, 1988 ... grandson of Esther Hughes ... oldest of five brothers. Academic Major: Exploratory Studies. 2008 DEFENSIVE STATISTICS Year G Solo Ast. Total TFL-Yd Sack-Yd 2008 12 9 10 19 1.5-6 1.0-5

scott Johnson RB | 5-10 | 205 | R-Fr. | Middletown, Ohio [Middletown]

FF FR-Yd Blk 0 0-0 0

chris Johnson DE | 6-5 | 245 | Fr. | Columbus, Ohio [Marion Franklin]

25

2008: Backup at both corner and safety positions ... totaled 11 tackles, including six solo stops ... intercepted Heisman trophy winner Sam Bradford in second quarter of game at No. 4/4 Oklahoma ... also had a pick at Akron ... assisted on a tackle for loss at Marshall. 2007: Competed in all 13 games ... carded 19 stops as a reserve cornerback and member of special teams ... notched a pair of tackles and a fumble recovery against Southeast Missouri State ... collected fumble recovery and an interception, to go with three tackles vs. Oregon State ... registered a career-high five solo stops at Miami (OH) ... collected four tackles vs. Marshall ... tallied two stops at USF. 2006: Made his debut on special teams ... saw action in four games ... Scout Team Specialist of the Week for the Miami (OH) and Syracuse games. 2005: Redshirted. McKinley High School: A first-team all-Ohio pick as a senior who helped lead the Bulldogs to the Division I state finals ... three-year letterwinner as a defensive back and wide receiver for head coach Brian Cross ... sprinter who helped the 4x100 and 4x200 relays reach the state track finals. Bradley Sherman Jones, Jr.: Born Feb. 19, 1987 ... son of Bradley, Sr. and Patricia Jones. Academic Major: Communications. Career Defensive Statistics Year G Solo Ast. Total TFL-Yd Sack-Yd 2007 12 14 8 22 0-0 0-0 2008 11 6 5 11 0.5-1 0-0 Total 23 39 35 74 2.0-4 0-0

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2008: Redshirted. Marion Franklin High School: Two-year letterwinner playing for head coach Brian Haffele ... helped Marion Franklin to a pair of Columbus City League championships ... the Red Devils went 18-4 in his two varsity season, posting 9-2 records in 2006 and 2007. Christopher Johnson: Born May 8, 1990 ... son of Joseph and Mary Applegate. Academic Major: Physics.

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QBH 1 0 0

FF FR-Yd Blk 1 2-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0


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demetrius Jones QB | 6-3 | 210 | So. | Chicago, Ill. [Notre Dame]

2

2008: Saw action in four games after working back into game shape following offseason shoulder injury ... lined up at quarterback – the fifth signal caller to take a snap for the Bearcats in 2008 - at Louisville for one play, carrying for five yards ... saw time on special teams, making two tackles on kick coverage units. 2007: Started season-opener for Notre Dame against Georgia Tech ... transferred to Cincinnati before start of fall 2007 quarter ... participated in spring drills. 2006: (Notre Dame): Did not see any playing time as a freshman. Morgan Park High School: One of seven quarterbacks on Parade prep All-America team ... rated 33rd on list of top 100 prep players nationally by USA Today ... rated 39th on list of top 100 players nationally by Chicago Sun-Times ... rated third on list of top 20 players in Midwest on Detroit Free-Press Best in the Midwest team ... Gatorade Player of the Year for 2005 in Illinois ... rated 55th on list of top 100 players in the nation by Dallas Morning News ... rated 105th on list of top 150 players nationally by CollegeFootballNews.com ... MVP of Chicago Prep Bowl after catching game-winning TD pass for Morgan Park in 14-13 overtime win over Brother Rice ... threw 23-yard TD pass on final play of game to beat Simeon 18-14 ... selected for U.S. Army All-American Bowl prep all-star game ... only quarterback on 25-member 2005 Illinois large-school (5A, 6A, 7A, 8A) all-state team by Chicago Sun-Times ... rated top senior player in Illinois by Chicago Tribune ... second-team all-state quarterback by Chicago Tribune ... 12-2 season mark helped earn him mention on Illinois all-state team for 2005 by Champaign News-Gazette ... threw for 2,000 yards and 25 TDs as senior ... listed 99th on 2005 preseason list of top players in the country (and 14th among quarterbacks) by The Sporting News ... one of 50 players overall and seven quarterbacks on 2005 preseason prep All-America team by Street & Smith’s ... one of 10 quarterbacks on 2005 preseason top 100 list by Lindy’s ... one of nine quarterbacks on 2005 national preseason top 100 by CBS SportsLine.com ... Chicago Tribune honorable mention all-state selection as junior ... threw for 2,300 yards and 21 TDs with only three interceptions as junior in ‘04 when he helped Morgan Park to state playoff semifinal ... rushed for another 1,000 yards and 16 TDs on the ground for head coach Lexie Spurlock. Demetrius A. Jones: Born Jan. 3, 1988 ... son of Harry Jones and La’Shaun Dumas. Academic Major: Psychology.

chris Jurek OL | 6-2 | 290 | Jr. | Southfield, Mich. [Southfield-Lathrup]

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2008: Started 12 games at center ... helped a UC offense that averaged 27.3 points per game and averaged 375.3 yards of total offense per contest. 2007: Earned the the starting center assignment during the preseason ... started nine games, providing stability at center in the first 10 contests of the season and also spent time as a reserve guard ... a member of the offensive push that set school records for scoring with 472 points (36.3 per game) and total offense (434.0 yards per game) in 2007. 2006: Served as a backup center ... also worked as a backup long snapper ... Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week for the Louisville game. 2005: Redshirted. Southfield-Lathrup Senior High School: Three-year starter at center who helped head coach Stephan Thompson’s squads qualify for the state playoffs in 2003 and 2004 ... earned first-team all-city and allmetro recognition and was an honorable mention all-state pick ... rated as the No. 22 player in the state of Michigan by the Detroit News ... was a catcher on the baseball team and threw the shot put and discus in track and field ... also participated in wrestling. Christopher Michael Jurek: Born June 10, 1987 ... son of Bob and Cathi Jurek ... cousin Scott Jurek played football at Eastern Michigan. Academic Major: Secondary Education.

brendon Kay QB | 6-4 | 220 | Fr. | Ira, Mich. [Marine City]

11

2008: Redshirted. Marine City High School: A three-year team captain ... shined as a quarterback, kicker, and punter ... posted a 34-2 record in three years as the starting signal caller ... Macomb Area Conference Gold Division MVP in 2006 and 2007 ... directed the Mariners to the 2007 Michigan Division 4 State Championship ... completed 133-of-202 passes for 2,083 yards, with 27 touchdowns and also rushed for 561 yards and 15 scores on his way to being named to the Detroit Free Press Dream Team and the Lansing State Journal Catch 22 as a senior ... totaled 1,182 yards and 18 touchdowns through the air and 340 yards on the ground and seven rushing scores as a junior ... twice recognized as a Detroit News All-Metro East honoree ... two-time Port Huron Times Herald Player of the Year ... invited to play in the 2008 Michigan East-West All-Star Game ... coached by Tony Scarcelli. Brendon Joseph Kay: Born Dec. 29, 1989 ... son of Charles Kay and Diane Lees. Academic Major: Health Promotions.

jason Kelce OL | 6-3 | 295 | So. | Cleveland Heights, Ohio [Cleveland Heights]

60

2008: Made 12 starts at left guard ... helped a UC offense that averaged 27.3 points per game and averaged 375.3 yards of total offense per contest. 2007: A former walk-on linebacker, who worked hard in the offseason to compete for a spot on the offensive line ... challenged for the starting center duties during the preseason ... saw action at center and guard in nine contests ... a member of the record-setting offense that posted 472 points (36.3 per game), and 434.0 yards per game in 2007 ... also participated on special teams where he notched three tackles in the last two games of the season, including two stops in the Papajohns.com Bowl against Southern Miss. 2006: Redshirted ... earned the Scout Team Defensive Player of the Year Award ... won Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week honors for the Akron and Rutgers games. Cleveland Heights High School: Two-time all-league selection for head coach Mike Jones ... league defensive MVP ... made 105 tackles at linebacker as a senior ... also recorded 33 tackles for loss and returned a fumble for a touchdown ... averaged 9.5 yards per carry as a running back. Jason D. Kelce: Born Nov. 5, 1987... son of Ed and Donna Kelce ... uncle Don Blalock played football at Purdue and grandfather Don Blalock played football at Ohio ... brother Travis is a freshman quarterback for the Bearcats. Academic Major: Finance.

travis Kelce QB | 6-5 | 242 | Fr. | Cleveland Heights, Ohio [Cleveland Heights]

8

2008: Redshirted. Cleveland Heights High School: Three-year letterwinner at quarterback ... recognized with all-Lake Erie League honors after totaling 2,539 yards of total offense as a senior ... collected 1,016 yards rushing, including 10 touchdowns and 1,523 passing yards on 103-of-198 attempts, with 21 scores and eight interceptions in 2007 ... three-sport athlete for the Tigers ... coached by Jeff Rotsky. Travis Michael Kelce: Born Oct. 5, 1989 ... son of Ed and Donna Kelce ... brother Jason is a sophomore offensive lineman for the Bearcats. Academic Major: Undecided.

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patrick Lambert DB | 6-1 | 190 | Fr. | St. Cloud, Fla. [Osceola]

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2008: Redshirted. Osceola High School: Four-year letterwinner ... a 2007 Florida Sports Writers Association First-Team 5A All-State selection ... named to the Orlando Sentinel All-Central Florida First Team after posting 186 tackles (105 solos, 81 assists) and six sacks as a senior ... central figure for the Kowboys’ 14-0 start that culminated with a trip to the Florida 5A State title game ... Orlando Sentinel and Osceola News-Gazette Defensive Player of the Year ... selected to serve as captain in the Central Florida East-West All-Star Game ... registered 356 career stops ... coached by Jeff Rolson. Patrick Thole Lambert: Born Dec. 25, 1989 ... son of Brian and Joyce Lambert. Academic Major: Food and Nutrition.

jeff Linkenbach OL | 6-6 | 313 | Jr. | Sandusky, Ohio [Margaretta]

on three different occasions ... forced two fumbles to go with a sack and a pair of tackles vs. Southeast Missouri State ... totaled six tackles in his first start at Marshall ... carded a game-high 11 tackles and came up with the key interception on the Bearcats’ 13-yard line with 1:19 left in the win at Rutgers ... tallied 11 stops, including one for loss at Pittsburgh ... notched 11 solo tackles, including two for loss, and a fumble recovery at USF ... registered seven stops in the Papajohns.com Bowl win over Southern Miss. 2006: Started the opener at outside linebacker ... competed as a backup in the final 11 games ... posted five tackles each in back-to-back performances at Ohio State and Virginia Tech ... registered two stops vs. Akron ... a regular contributor on special teams ... Bearcat Academic Honor Roll (Fall 2006, Winter 2007). 2005: Competed in all 11 games at middle linebacker, making starts vs. Western Carolina and at Miami (OH) ... recorded a career-high six tackles vs. West Virginia, and matched that the following game at USF ... recorded four tackles, all solos, vs. Western Carolina ... named to the BIG EAST Conference All-Academic Football Team ... Topcat Scholar (Fall 2005) ... Bearcat Academic Honor Roll (Winter 2006, Spring 2006). 2004: Redshirted ... twice named Scout Team Player of the Week ... C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll (200405) ... Bearcat Academic Honor Roll (Fall 2004, Winter 2005). Pickerington Central High School: Three-year letterman under the coaching of Jay Sharrett ... earned first-team all-league and all-district honors as a senior while leading the Tigers to the state playoffs ... also lettered in basketball, baseball, and track. Ryan Joseph Manalac: Born Oct. 20, 1985 ... son of Steve and Michele Manalac. Academic Major: Finance. Career Defensive Statistics Year G Solo Ast. Total TFL-Yd Sack-Yd 2005 11 11 11 22 0-0 0-0 2006 13 10 5 15 1.0-4 0.5-4 2007 13 50 26 76 5.5-19 1.0-8 2008 13 39 35 74 2.0-4 0-0 Total 50 110 77 187 8.5-27 1.5-12

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2008: Started all 13 games at left tackle, protecting the blind side of UC’s quarterbacks ... helped a UC offense that averaged 27.3 points per game and averaged 375.3 yards of total offense per contest. 2007: Battled a nagging leg injury through much of the season... saw action in 11 games, including three as a starter ... moved from left to right tackle prior to the season opener ... returned to the starting lineup for the Papajohns.com Bowl victory over Southern Miss. 2006: Won the starting assignment at left tackle with his performance in preseason drills ... garnered UC’s Offensive Newcomer of the Year Award ... named to The Sporting News’ BIG EAST All-Freshman Team ... Topcat Scholar (Fall 2006, Spring 2007). 2005: Redshirted ... Topcat Scholar (Fall 2005) ... Bearcat Academic Honor Roll (Winter 2006). Margaretta High School: Two-time all-league and all-district selection for coach Don Wilson ... threeyear starter on defense and two-year starter on offense ... won team’s Best Offensive Lineman and Best Defensive Lineman awards in 2004 ... honorable mention all-state as a senior ... named to the conference all-academic team three times ... elected to the National Honor Society ... participated on the Academic Challenge team. Jeffrey Scott Linkenbach, II: Born June 9, 1987 ... son of Jeff and Robin Linkenbach. Academic Major: Business administration.

2008: Named to the Phil Steele 2008 all-BIG EAST midseason third team ... earned Phil Steele 2008 all-BIG EAST second team honor ... started every game at middle linebacker ... team leader with 74 tackles ... recorded three pass breakups for the season ... had seven tackles at No. 4/4 Oklahoma ... finished the Miami (OH) game with 10 tackles, one shy of his career high ... notched eight tackles against Rutgers ... had seven tackles at West Virginia and against Syracuse ... wrapped up the regular season with four tackles and a pass breakup at Hawai’i. 2007: Finished third on the team and second in the linebacker corps with 76 stops ... shared second on the team with two forced fumbles ... started the final 10 games at middle linebacker ... carded 11 tackles

QBH 0 1 1 0 2

FF FR-Yd Blk 0 1-0 0 0 0-0 0 2 1-0 0 0 0-0 0 2 2-0 0

randy MARTINEZ OL | 6-2 | 265 | R-Fr. | Teaneck, N.J. [Teaneck]

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2008: Saw time in four games as backup to all-BIG EAST performer Trevor Canfield at right guard. 2007: Redshirted. Teaneck High School: Second team all-state pick after carding 82 stops and nine sacks as a senior ... keyed Highwaymen to a 9-2 finish in 2006 ... totaled 356 tackles, including 27 sacks for his career under coach Dennis Heck ... earned four all-league awards on the gridiron ... posted a career record of 72-19 as a wrestler in the heavyweight division, highlighted by a 33-2 mark as a junior ... three-sport letterwinner. Randy Dale Martinez: Born Aug. 13, 1989 ... son of Geoffrey and Sharon Martinez ... brother Ryan plays football at Florida International. Academic Major: Marketing.

ricardo Mathews DL | 6-3 | 290 | Jr. | Jacksonville, Fla. [Terry Parker]

ryan ManalAc LB | 6-0 | 235 | Sr. | Pickerington, Ohio [Central]

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Int-Yd PBU 0-0 1 0-0 2 1-6 3 0-0 3 1-6 9

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2008: Played in all 13 games ... tallied 12 tackles from his backup defensive tackle spot ... started in place of all-American Terrill Byrd in season opener against Eastern Kentucky. 2007: Saw limited action in all 13 games on the defensive line ... totaled six of his 11 tackles in the first four games of the season ... tallied two tackles vs. Southeast Missouri State ... recorded a tackle for loss vs. Oregon State ... notched a career-high three stops and a sack against Marshall ... made two tackles vs. Louisville ... helped on a tackle in the Papajohns.com Bowl triumph over Southern Miss. 2006: Joined the defensive tackle rotation in the fourth game of the season ... played in seven of the last 10 contests ... recorded a pair of stops at West Virginia ... Bearcat Academic Honor Roll (Fall 2006). Terry Parker High School: Three-time first-team all-conference selection for head coach Greg Stanton’s squad ... multiple-sport athlete who reached the state track championships and was a conference champion wrestler.

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GAME 14 u vs. NO. 21/19 VIRGINIA TECH record u 11-2/6-1 BIG EAST Ricardo Eugene Mathews, Jr.: Born July 30, 1987 ... son of Ricardo, Sr. and Jacquelyn Mathews. Academic Major: Industrial Technology. Career Defensive Statistics Year G Solo Ast. Total TFL-Yd Sack-Yd 2006 9 2 0 2 0-0 0-0 2007 13 6 5 11 2.5-12 2.0-11 2008 13 4 8 12 0-0 0-0 Total 13 12 13 25 2.5-12 2.0-11

Int-Yd PBU 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0

QBH 0 0 0 0

collin McCafferty LB | 6-2 | 220 | So. | Maineville, Ohio [Kings]

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2008: Played in 13 games as special teams ace ... made 10 tackles on kick coverage units ... posted seasonbest three tackles at Marshall ... had two solo tackles each against Miami (OH) and at Hawai’i. 2007: Developed into an invaluable member of the kickoff and punt coverage teams ... registered five tackles in 10 games ... made his first collegiate tackle vs. Louisville ... collected a pair of tackles on kickoffs vs. Connecticut ... recognized with UC’s Special Teams Player of the Week Award for his effort in back-toback games against Connecticut and West Virginia. 2006: Redshirted ... Bearcat Academic Honor Roll (Fall 2006). Kings High School: Helped Andy Olds’ squad win three straight Fort Ancient Valley Conference titles ... rushed for 1,271 yards and 22 scores and notched 71 total tackles as a senior on his way to first-team all-state and FAVC Player of the Year honors. Collin Bradley McCafferty: Born April 17, 1987 ... son of Eric and Vicki McCafferty. Academic Major: Pre-business. Career Defensive Statistics Year G Solo Ast. Total TFL-Yd Sack-Yd 2007 10 5 0 5 0-0 0-0 2008 13 7 3 10 0-0 0-0 Total 23 12 3 15 0-0 0-0

Int-Yd PBU 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0

QBH 0 0 0

tahree McQueen WR | 5-10 | 200 | R-Fr. | Patterson, N.J. [Eastside]

FF FR-Yd Blk 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 1-0 0 0 1-0 0

FF FR-Yd Blk 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0

blake McCroskey OL | 6-5 | 295 | R-Fr. | Dayton, Ohio [Chaminade-Julienne]

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2008: Did not see game action during the regular season. Chaminade-Julienne High School: A two-time all-Greater Catholic League North Division selection ... performance helped the Eagles boast the top passer and receiver in the GCL North in 2006 ... finished his prep career under the direction of head coach Andy Helms. Blake Lee McCroskey: Born Dec. 20, 1988 ... son of Chris Watson and Jana McCroskey. Academic Major: Finance.

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2008: Did not see game action during the regular season. 2007: Redshirted. Eastside High School: Named the 2006 Herald News Offensive Player of the Year ... accounted for 2,668 yards of total offense for coach Donald Davis in 2006 ... threw for 1,939 yards and 20 touchdowns — both tops in Passaic County — against eight interceptions and rushed for 729 yards and seven scores ... guided the Ghosts to their first state championship game ... earned all-league mention as a wide receiver during his sophomore season ... received AP second-team all-state at quarterback ... member of two state runnerup relay teams ... finished second in the state as a senior in the 100-meter dash. Tahree F. McQueen: Born Nov. 9, 1988 ... son of Leroy McQueen and Kym Thomas ... member of the Passaic County Academic Hall of Fame. Academic Major: Electronic media.

mike Mickens DB | 6-0 | 190 | Sr. | Huber Heights, Ohio [Wayne]

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2008: UC’s career leader in interceptions (14) and interception return yards (296) ... named a 2008 preseason Playboy all-American ... earned 2008 all-BIG EAST second team honors ... the sole BIG EAST representative as one of the 13 semifinalists for the 2008 Jim Thorpe Award ... has accepted an invitation to play in the 2009 Under Armor Senior Bowl ... named to the mid-season Phil Steele all-BIG EAST team and was a first-team selection to Phil Steele’s 2008 all-BIG EAST team ... named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll three times (Sept. 29, Oct. 6, Nov. 3) ... third on the team with 65 tackles, despite missing three regular season games with an injury ... snapped a 46-game streak of consecutive starts in game against Pittsburgh ... team leader with four interceptions, nine pass breakups and 43 unassisted tackles ... recorded his 11th career interception and third career interception for touchdown against Miami (OH) ... had a pass break-up in the first quarter and knocked down another pass in the same series, forcing Akron to settle for a 26-yard ... finished the game with a team-high and career-high 14 tackles at Akron ... had nine tackles and an interception at Marshall ... knocked down a pass with less than two minutes to play, recording his team-leading seventh pass breakup of the year vs. Rutgers ... broke the school record for career interceptions with his 13th career pick five minutes into the first quarter, returning it 58 yards to set up a UC touchdown against USF ... recorded 11 tackles at West Virginia with one pass breakup ... had six tackles and an interception at Louisville ... served as game captain against USF and Pittsburgh. 2007: Named to the FWAA All-America Team ... captured first-team all-BIG EAST honors ... along with counterpart DeAngelo Smith, combined for 14 interceptions to be the top duo in the Football Bowl Subdivision ... finished the BIG EAST tied for third and 12th nationally with six interceptions ... tied for 72nd in the country, with 12 passes defended (6 interceptions, 6 pass breakups) ... opened the season with two interceptions, including a 45-yard return for touchdown, and six tackles to earn BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week against Southeast Missouri State ... received BIG EAST Honor Roll plaudits after making a fumble recovery, interception, and seven tackles against Marshall ... recorded nine tackles at Pittsburgh ... returned an interception 79 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter and made a leaping pass breakup in the end zone with two seconds remaining to preserve the win at USF ... intercepted a pass and tallied three stops vs. West Virginia ... collected three solo stops and an assist against Southern Miss. in the Papajohns.com Bowl. 2006: Second-team all-BIG EAST choice ... ended the campaign second in the BIG EAST and eighth nationally in passes defended (3 interceptions, 15 breakups) ... finished sixth on the team in tackles (59) ... recorded two interceptions, both stopping drives deep in UC territory vs. Rutgers ... tallied nine tackles at Louisville... a first-team preseason all-BIG EAST selection by Phil Steele’s College Football, which also rated him the No. 38 cornerback in the country ... named to the preseason all-BIG EAST second team by The Sporting News. 2005: Won the starting position at cornerback during preseason practice and became a mainstay in the secondary ... earned second-team Freshman all-America recognition by Football News and was named

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GAME 14 u vs. NO. 21/19 VIRGINIA TECH record u 11-2/6-1 BIG EAST honorable mention Freshman all-America by The Sporting News ... a second-team all-BIG EAST selection ... took home a share of UC’s Defensive Newcomer of the Year award ... ended his rookie year second nationally in passes defended, averaging 1.5 per game ... team’s sixth-leading tackler with 51 stops ... launched his career with a five-tackle performance in the season opener vs. Eastern Michigan ... recorded eight tackles, seven of them solos, at Penn State ... posted a career-high 11 tackles at Miami (OH) ... carded 11 PBUs over a four-game period ... recorded his first career interception to help seal the win over Connecticut. Wayne High School: Two-time all-Greater Western Ohio Conference cornerback for head coach Jay Minton ... helped the Warriors to a 24-9 record and two league titles during his three seasons ... amassed 205 tackles and 10 interceptions, blocked four field goals and returned a kickoff for a TD during his career ... a state 300-meter hurdles champion as a junior ... helped school’s 4x400 meter relay team to a second-place finish at the state finals during his sophomore year. Michael Craig Mickens: Born July 24, 1987 ... son of Marsha Mickens. Academic Major: Criminal Justice. Career Defensive Statistics Year G Solo Ast. Total TFL-Yd Sack-Yd Int-Yd PBU 2005 10 38 13 51 2.5-13 0-0 1-0 14 2006 13 39 20 59 2.5-8 1.0-6 3-2 15 2007 13 33 20 53 1.0-1 0-0 6-136 6 2008 10 43 22 65 2.0-6 0-0 4-158 9 Total 46 153 75 228 8.0-28 1.0-6 14-296 44

QBH 0 1 1 0 2

FF FR-Yd Blk 0 0-0 0 1 1-0 0 0 1-0 0 0 0-0 0 1 2-0 0

danny Milligan WR | 5-9 | 170 | Fr. | Cincinnati, Ohio [St. Xavier]

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2008: Made the travel squad but did not see game action during the regular season ... voted the offensive scout team player of the year. St. Xavier High School: Three-year letterwinner as a wide receiver, kicker, and punt returner ... played a part in two Ohio Division I State titles ... amassed a 40-2 record over the last three seasons ... voted most valuable player of the Bombers’ state championship squad ... shared the 2007 Associated Press Ohio Offensive Player of the Year honors after amassing 37 catches for 564 yards and seven touchdowns ... three-time Cincinnati Enquirer all-City and all-Greater Catholic League pick ... set Ohio high school record with 40 career field goals ... totaled 60 career receptions for 938 yards and 16 for scores ... coached by Steve Specht. Danny P. Milligan: Born June 13, 1989 ... son of John and Kathy Milligan ... brother Jesse played football at Harvard ... sister Katie played soccer at Miami (OH). Academic Major: Undecided.

brandon Mills DL | 5-11 | 265 | Fr. | Cincinnati, Ohio [Colerain]

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2008: Redshirted. Colerain High School: A four-year letterwinner on the defensive front ... invited to play in the 2008 Big 33 Classic ... a three-time all-Greater Miami Conference and all-Southwest District choice ... an Associated Press All-Ohio choice in 2007, he was named the GMC Defensive Player of the Year after registering 76 tackles, including 13 sacks as a senior ... concluded his final prep campaign with a Cardinals’ record 27 tackles for loss ... finished with 149.5 career tackles ... named to the Cincinnati Enquirer’s all-Area first team after keying a 12-1 season as a senior... coached by Tom Bolden. Brandon Martin Mills: Born Sept. 21, 1990 ... son of Paul and Elaine Mills. Academic Major: Undecided.

moore justin DB | 6-0 | 180 | So. | Cincinnati, Ohio [Colerain]

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2008: Played in seven games ... picked off a pass for his first career interception and returned it 12 yards against Eastern Kentucky ... registered a tackle at Marshall. 2007: Walk-on defensive back, who competed in three games ... registered a tackle in his collegiate debut vs. Southeast Missouri State ... collected three stops at San Diego State. 2006: Redshirted. Colerain High School: A first-team all-Greater Miami Conference choice at safety on the Division I state champion team as a senior ... a four-time Greater Miami Conference All-Academic honoree ... member of Spanish Honor Society ... a three-sport athlete for the Cardinals. Justin Anthony Moore: Born April 11, 1987 ... son of Michael and Laura Moore ... cousins Darryll (19992002) and Derrick Ransom (1994-97) were both standouts for the Bearcats. Academic Major: Communications. Career Defensive Statistics Year G Solo Ast. Total TFL-Yd Sack-Yd 2007 3 3 1 4 0-0 0-0 2008 7 0 1 1 0-0 0-0 Total 10 3 2 5 0-0 0-0

Int-Yd PBU 0-0 0 1-12 0 1-12 0

QBH 0 0 0

FF FR-Yd Blk 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0

lamonte nelms DE | 6-3 | 255 | Sr. | Ravenna, Ohio [Ravenna]

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2008: Named to the Phil Steele 2008 all-BIG EAST third team ... second on the team with 6.5 sacks on the year ... served as game captain at Akron, finished the game with four tackles ... recorded his third sack of the season against Rutgers, finished with five tackles ... had a season-high seven tackles at Connecticut ... picked off his second career pass and first of the season with 4:21 left in the first half to end a USF drive at UC’s 32-yard line ... ended USF’s first drive of the second half with his fourth sack of the season ... notched five tackles at West Virginia and Louisville ... notched his 21st career tackle for loss in the second quarter and recorded another tackle for loss in the third quarter (22) versus Pittsburgh ... recorded his 5.5 sack of the season and the 10th of his career in the first quarter vs. Syracuse ... had four tackles, forced a fumble, recorded a sack and had a pass breakup at Hawai’i. 2007: Played in all 13 games, making two starts ... listed third among the defensive ends with 33 tackles ... ranked third on the team in tackles for loss (10) and sacks (4.5) ... registered five tackles, including 1.5 tackles behind the line vs. Southeast Missouri State ... made a pair of stops against Oregon State ... collected four tackles, including two tackles for loss and a fumble recovery at USF ... made four stops against Connecticut ... carded seven stops vs. West Virginia ... recorded six tackles, with three sacks at Syracuse ... registered two tackles, including one for loss in the Papajohns.com Bowl against Southern Miss. 2006: Played in five games as a backup at defensive end and on the PAT/FG team ... made a tackle in the International Bowl win over Western Michigan ... Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week for his performance prior to the Miami (OH) game. 2005: Served as a backup defensive end and special teams contributor ... saw action in eight games ... notched a career-high three tackles vs. Louisville. 2004: Redshirted. Ravenna High School: Captured Ohio Division III Defensive Player of the Year honors as a senior for head coach Jim Lunardi ... earned Portage Trail Conference Defensive MVP honors ... named to the Akron Touchdown Club All-Star Team ... chosen for the Ohio North-South All-Star Game ... recipient of the Gatorade Will to Win Award in 2003 ... National Honor Society member. Lamonte Robert Nelms, Jr.: Born April 26, 1985 ... son of Louis and Michelle King. Academic Major: Mechanical Engineering Technology.

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GAME 14 u vs. NO. 21/19 VIRGINIA TECH record u 11-2/6-1 BIG EAST Career Defensive Statistics Year G Solo Ast. Total TFL-Yd Sack-Yd 2008 13 34 19 53 14.0-68 6.5-51 2007 13 19 14 33 10.0-45 4.5-30 2006 5 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 2005 8 4 3 7 0-0 0-0 Total 39 58 36 94 24.0-113 11-81

Int-Yd PBU 1-0 1 1-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 2-0 1

QBH 1 1 0 0 2

FF FR-Yd Blk 1 0-0 0 0 1-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 1 1-0 0

mark Nelson LB | 6-1 | 224 | Fr. | Westerville, Ohio [Big Walnut]

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2008: Redshirted. Big Walnut High School: Three-year letterwinner at linebacker ... posted a 31-7 record, including backto-back Ohio Capital Conference Capital Division titles ... carded 164 tackles, including 18 for loss, and eight sacks on his way to first-team all-Ohio Capital Conference recognition ... led the Eagles to a 14-1 finish and the 2007 Ohio Division III State Championship ... received second-team all-OCC honors as a junior ... selected to play in the 2008 Central Ohio All-Star Football Classic ... the Eagles went a combined 22-4 (8-3 in 2007; 14-1 in 2008) in his final two seasons ... earned three letters playing football for head coach Scott Wetzel. Mark Anthony Nelson: Born Oct. 26, 1989 ... son of Mike and Cheryl Nelson. Academic Major: Undecided.

craig Parmenter OL | 6-6 | 285 | R-Fr. | Ringwood, N.J. [Lakeside Regional]

isaiah Pead RB | 5-11 | 185 | Fr. | Columbus, Ohio [Eastmoor Academy]

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2008: True freshman played in six games ... finished the regular season with third-best rushing yards on the team (284) ... played against Eastern Kentucky, finished with a 2-yard carry ... had 11 carries for 59 yards at Marshall ... against Syracuse, had a 13-yard carry in the second quarter, finishing the game with 57 yards on eight carries ... had a season long carry (38 yards) in the second quarter and gained a season and career-high in rushing yards before halftime (70 yards at the half) at Hawai’i ... made his first career kick return, for 21-yards, and finished the game with eight carries and 74 rushing yards at Hawai’i. Eastmoor Academy: Four-year letterwinner at running back and defensive back ... earned the Ohio Division III Player of the Year award after rushing for 2,204 yards (11.5 yards per carry) and scored 39 touchdowns as a senior ... collected six interceptions and 35 tackles for the Warriors’ defense ... rushed for 1,696 yards (10.7 yards per carry) and 24 touchdowns, and also caught 10 passes for 250 yards, including two scores on his way to being named Ohio’s Division IV Player of the Year in 2006 ... concluded his prep career with 4,443 rushing yards and 63 touchdowns ... Eastmoor Academy’s all-time rushing leader, surpassing two-time Heisman Trophy Winner Archie Griffin ... 2007 Ohio Division II State 400-meter dash champion (48.16 seconds) ... coached by John Miranda. Isaiah D’Vaughn Pead: Born Dec. 14, 1989 ... son of DeJuan Taylor and Leshawna Pead. Academic Major: Undecided. 2008 RUSHING Statistics Year G Att Yds 2008 6 28 184

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2008: Did not see game action during the regular season. 2007: Redshirted. Lakeside Regional High School: Twice received first-team North Hills Skyline Conference plaudits ... finished his career with first-team Passaic County recognition ... a four-year letterwinner for the Lancers ... member of a state champion team as a sophomore. Craig John Parmenter: Born Jan. 26, 1989 ... son of Harold and Suzanne Parmenter ... father played at Massachusetts before spending time with the Denver Broncos and Cleveland Browns ... brother plays baseball at Massachusetts. Academic Major: Criminal Justice.

lynell Payne WR | 6-3 | 205 | Fr. | Marlton, N.J. [Cherokee]

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2008: Redshirted. Cherokee High School: Three-year letterwinner at wide receiver, cornerback, and kick returner ... starter on the Chiefs’ 2005 squad that finished 10-2 and won the South Jersey Group IV state crown ... also served on the 2006 South Jersey Group IV state championship basketball team ... twice honored with Burlington County Times All-County plaudits ... coached by P.J. Mehigan. Lynell Shermar Payne: Born Jan. 4, 1990 ... son of Raleigh Drennon and Sophia Payne. Academic Major: Undecided.

TD 0

Lg 38

Avg/C 6.6

Avg/G 30.7

tony Pike QB | 6-6 | 225 | Jr. | Cincinnati, Ohio [Reading]

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2008: Named to the all-BIG EAST second team ... earned Phil Steele 2008 all-BIG EAST second team honor ... emerged as back-up quarterback after not being listed on depth chart prior to preseason camp ... earned starting nod at quarterback against Miami (OH) after Dustin Grutza went down with an injury ... broke his non-throwing arm in the next game (Akron), returned as starter at Connecticut ... has rushed for 43 yards and one touchdown ... ranks fifth in school history with 18 passing touchdowns in a season ... ranks in the Top 10 in school single-season record book in completion percentage (second, 62.9 percent), passing efficiency (fifth, 141.07), touchdown-interception margin (third, +11), completions (ninth, 183) and passing yards (10th, 2,168) ... earned his first career start against Miami (OH), finishing 20-of-24 with 241 yards and three touchdowns ... three touchdowns in his first start is the most of the last three UC quarterbacks in their first starts (Nick Davila (2007) 19-35-2, 214 yards, 2 touchdowns; Ben Mauk (2007) 18-27-1, 244 yards, 1 touchdown; Grutza (2005) 17-26-0, 176 yards, 2 touchdowns; Pike (2008) 20-24-0, 241 yards, 3 touchdowns) ... completed seven straight passes in the Miami (OH) game ... completed his first three passes of the game, extending his completion streak to 10 at Akron ... connected with Mardy Gilyard for a career-long pass (67 yards) that resulted in a touchdown against the Zips .. finished the Akron game with a career-high 320 passing yards ... finished 20-for-28 in his second game back from injury, leading UC to a 24-10 win over No. 24/23 USF ... threw two touchdowns and passed for 281 yards against the Bulls ... had three touchdown passes and 309 yards passing against Pittsburgh, the second time in his career that he had three touchdown passes in a game, and the second time he passed for 300-plus yards in a game ... finished the game with 272 passing yards and two touchdown passes against Syracuse. 2007: Reserve quarterback who saw action in five games ... completed 6-of-9 passes for 57 yards, including a seven-yard touchdown and rushed for 67 yards on three rushes in his collegiate debut vs. Southeast Missouri State ... completed his only attempt at Miami (OH) for seven yards ... connected on 4-of-9 passes for 27 yards and carried the ball four times for eight yards at San Diego State. 2006: Challenged for the backup quarterback role ... did not see any game action.

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GAME 14 u vs. NO. 21/19 VIRGINIA TECH record u 11-2/6-1 BIG EAST 2005: Redshirted ... participated in preseason practice in 2004 and enrolled at UC in January of 2005 ... Bearcat Academic Honor Roll (Fall 2005). Reading High School: Cincinnati Division II-III Player of the Year as a senior ... played for head coach Ken Minor ... earned Cincinnati Hills League and Southwest Ohio Player of the Year honors ... selected for the area’s East-West all-star game ... completed 319-of-531 passes for 4,355 yards and 46 TDs on his way to receiving first-team all-state plaudits ... led Blue Devils to a 12-1 record and a trip to the regional finals as a senior ... posted a 21-4 record in two seasons as a starter ... helped basketball team to a state title as a junior and the regional finals as a senior. Anthony Steven Pike: Born March 10, 1986 ... son of Steve and Cheri Pike ... father played linebacker at Kent State. Academic Major: History. Career Passing Statistics Year G Att Cmp Int Yds 2007 5 20 11 3 91 2008 11 291 183 7 2168 TOTAL 16 311 194 10 2259 Career RUSHing Statistics Year G Att Yds 2007 5 7 75 2008 11 51 43 TOTAL 16 58 118

TD 0 1 1

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Lg 15 67 67 Lg 35 14 35

Pct Avg/P 55.0 4.6 62.9 7.5 62.4 7.3 Avg/C 10.7 0.8 2.0

Avg/G 18.2 197.1 141.2

Effic 79.7 141.1 137.1

Avg/G 15.0 3.9 7.4

quincy Quetant DB | 6-0 | 190 | Fr. | Orlando, Fla. [Timber Creek]

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2008: Reshirted. Timber Creek High School: Four-year letterwinner at linebacker and wide receiver ... named to the Orlando Sentinel All-Central Florida Second Team as a senior after carding 220 receiving yards and 70 tackles, with seven touchdowns ... chosen for the Central Florida East-West All-Star Game ... registered 30 receptions and seven pickoffs as a junior ... totaled more than 1,200 yards and 18 touchdowns receiving for his career ... collected approximately 200 tackles and 11 interceptions over his four seasons ... coached by Jim Buckridge. Quincy Malbrough Quetant: Born Feb. 20, 1990 ... son of Darrell and Deborah Watson. Academic Major: Undecided.

jared rains DB | 5-10 | 185 | Fr. | Aliquippa, Pa. [Hopewell]

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2008: Redshirted. Hopewell High School: Three-year letterwinner at running back and defensive back ... repeated as league champion in 2005 and 2006 ... a three-time all-Parkway Conference pick ... collected 2,935 career rushing yards while in the Vikings backfield ... named second-team all-State and a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Fabulous 22 Football All-Star as a junior ... coached by Dave Vestal. Jared Daniel Rains: Born Aug. 3, 1989 ... son of Daniel and Debbie Rains. Academic Major: Exploratory Studies.

jacob Ramsey RB | 6-0 | 230 | Jr. | Columbus, Ohio [Independence]

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2008: Named to the 2008 Phil Steele all-BIG EAST third team ... team leader with 48.5 rushing yards a game ... has two rushing touchdowns and one receiving touchdown ... has 630 yards on 148 carries for the season ... rushed 17 times for 99 yards at Marshall adding a 15-yard reception ... had a season-high 25-yard carry, finishing with 85 yards on 14 carries against Rutgers ... caught a 12-yard pass and rushed for 83 yards on 13 carries at West Virginia ... scored his first touchdown of the season at Louisville ... scored a rushing touchdown in back-to-back games, finished with 25 rushing yards and 19 receiving yards on three catches against Pittsburgh ... scored his third touchdown of the season, and first career touchdown reception, on a 15-yard catch against Syracuse. 2007: Broke through the senior running back trio to claim the starting honors for the final three games of the regular season ... finished fourth on the squad with 362 rushing yards and three touchdowns ... totaled 76 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries vs. Southeast Missouri State ... finished with 78 all-purpose yards, via 50 yards on two kickoff returns and 28 yards on the ground vs. Oregon State ... rushed for 48 yards on three carries, highlighted by a 42-yard touchdown run vs. Marshall ... totaled 113 all-purpose yards at San Diego State ... finished with 140 all-purpose yards at Rutgers ... carried the ball 21 times for 40 yards in his first start, at USF ... totaled 66 yards on 17 carries vs. Connecticut ... sat out the Syracuse game due to injury ... carried the ball six times for nine yards against Southern Miss. 2006: Competed at running back early in the season before being moved to defensive back ... played in every game on special teams ... carried the ball once for four yards vs. Eastern Kentucky ... earned Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week honors three times during the season. Independence High School: Guided the 76ers to three consecutive Columbus City League titles ... earned first-team all-league, all-city, and all-district recognition ... a second-team all-state selection as a senior tailback and linebacker for head coach Alan Jones ... amassed 1,450 yards on the ground and 18 touchdowns while totaling 76 tackles during his final prep campaign ... garnered all-city and all-district honors at fullback and defensive end as a sophomore. Jacob Ramsey: Born March 1, 1988 ... son of Deborah Ramsey. Academic Major: Communications. Career Rushing Statistics Year G Att Yds 2006 13 1 4 2007 12 96 362 2008 13 148 630 TOTAL 38 245 996

TD 0 3 2 5

Lg 4 42 25 42

Avg/C 4.0 3.8 4.3 4.1

deon Reed DB | 6-0 | 212 | R-Fr. | Flint, Mich. [Hamady]

Avg/G 0.3 30.2 48.5 26.2

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2008: Did not see game action during the regular season. 2007: Redshirted. Hamady High School: Played running back and defensive back for head coach Nate Williams ... tallied 53 points for the Hawks as a senior ... received Genessee Area Conference honors as a junior. Deon Antionne Reed: Born Jan. 25, 1989 ... son of Deon Hall and Lisa Reed. Academic Major: General Studies.

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andre ReVels LB | 6-0 | 240 | Jr. | Cincinnati, Ohio [Colerain]

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2008: Contributor at backup linebacker ... played in 12 games ... totaled 52 tackles, good for eighth on the team ... made career-high 12 tackles at No. 4/4 Oklahoma ... posted 28 tackles during three-game stretch in September (at Oklahoma, vs. Miami [OH], at Akron) ... made four tackles and assisted on tackle for loss at Marshall. 2007: Played middle linebacker in every game, including the first three as the starter ... listed fifth on the squad with 66 tackles ... carded three tackles, a forced fumble, and fumble recovery vs. Southeast Missouri State ... notched seven stops against Oregon State ... recorded a season-high eight tackles and forced a fumble vs. Marshall ... carded six stops and an interception at Rutgers ... had six tackles at USF ... made six tackles vs. West Virginia. 2006: Competed on special teams and as a reserve linebacker ... saw action in seven of the final eight games ... tallied five tackles, including four solos. 2005: Redshirted. Colerain High School: A three-time first-team all-Greater Miami Conference choice ... earned first-team all-Ohio honors after leading Colerain to the Ohio Division I championship and a No. 5 national ranking ... recorded 368 tackles, eight sacks and six interceptions during his three seasons as a starting linebacker ... Cardinals posted a 39-3 mark during his final three seasons with three GMC titles. Andre J. Revels: Born Dec. 10, 1986 ... son of Andrea Revels ... has uncles who played at Ohio University and with the Philadelphia Eagles. Academic Major: Communications. Career Defensive Statistics Year G Solo Ast. Total TFL-Yd Sack-Yd 2006 7 4 1 5 0-0 0-0 2007 13 39 27 66 1.0-3 0-0 2008 12 28 24 52 0.5-1 0-0 Total 32 71 52 123 1.5-4 0-0

Int-Yd PBU 0-0 0 1-3 4 0-0 1 1-3 5

QBH 0 0 0 0

FF FR-Yd Blk 0 0-0 0 2 1-0 0 0 0-0 0 2 1-0 0

wesley Richardson DB | 6-0 | 189 | R-Fr. | Columbus, Ohio [Olentangy Liberty]

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2008: Played in 11 games at special teams ... registered nine tackles for the season ... had season-high two tackles at West Virginia and against Syracuse. 2007: Redshirted. Olentangy Liberty High School: Lettered twice in football and twice in wrestling ... set the school record for fastest pin as a freshman wrestler ... earned all-conference as a junior and senior and named honorable mention all-district as a senior in football ... member of coach Steve Hale’s squad that won one game in 2003 and combined for 26 wins from 2004-2006 ... Ohio Capital Conference champions in 2004 and 2005 ... earned three consecutive playoff births, starting in 2004 ... six-time scholar-athlete award winner ... was a member of the ROTC ... also participated in track as a senior. Wesley Jordan Richardson: Born April 2, 1989 ... son of Benjamin and Dawn Richardson ... has a half brother, Ben, who played football at Edinboro (Pa.) ... father played football at East Carolina. Academic Major: Chemistry. 2008 DEFENSIVE Statistics Year G Solo Ast. Total TFL-Yd Sack-Yd 2008 11 3 6 9 0-0 0-0

Int-Yd PBU 0-0 0

QBH 0

FF FR-Yd Blk 0 0-0 0

adrien Robinson TE | 6-5 | 245 | R-Fr. | Indianapolis, Ind. [Warren Central]

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2008: Played in six games at tight end ... had one catch for 12 yards ... lone catch of the season came at No. 4/4 Oklahoma for 12 yards on 4th down. 2007: Redshirted. Warren Central High School: Played for the first school in Indiana history to win four-consecutive state crowns ... caught 39 passes for 563 yards and five TDs over his final two years. Adrien Rashaun Robinson: Born Sept. 23, 1988 ... son of Leroy and Ambret Robinson. Academic Major: Criminal Justice. 2008 RECEIVING Statistics Year G Rec Yds 2008 6 1 12

TD 0

Lg 12

Rec/G 0.2

Avg/C 12.0

jake Rogers K | 6-3 | 205 | So. | Warsaw, Ind. [Warsaw]

Avg/G 2.0

97

2008: Named a Lou Groza Award semifinalist ... named BIG EAST Special Teams Player of the Week for the week ending on Nov. 30 ... connected on 16-of-22 field goals with a long of 54 yards ... made his first 11 field goal attempts of the season and 13 straight dating to the 2007 season, tying the school record set by Jonathan Ruffin in 2002 ... converted 33-of-35 extra point attempts and finished with 81 points, which led the Bearcats and placed sixth in the BIG EAST ... booted a BIG EAST-long 54-yard field goal at Connecticut, which ranks as the third-longest kick in school history ... knocked through three kicks of 50 yards or more ... holds four of the Top 10 longest field goals in school history ... ranks sixth in school history with 27 made field goals ... seventh in UC annals with 165 career points ... connected on a 48-yard game-winning field goal for the final points in UC’s 17-15 win at Akron ... hit two field goals, including a 50-yarder, in the Bearcats’ 13-10 win against Rutgers ... was a perfect 3-for-3 on field goal tries, including a season-best 54-yarder, at Connecticut ... was 3-for-3 on field goal attempts, including nailing a pair of 45-yarders in the BIG EAST Championship-clinching game against Syracuse ... hit a 53-yarder in the swirling wind at Hawai’i. 2007: Managed the placement and kickoff chores throughout the season ... tallied 13 touchbacks, including four in the Papajohns.com Bowl, along with two each against Marshall and Louisville ... shared the team lead with 84 points ... converted 51-of-54 PAT kicks ... good on 11-of-19 field goal tries, including 9-of-12 attempts from inside of 40 yards ... named BIG EAST Special Teams Player of the Week after converting field goals from 38 and 55 yards, and 4-of-4 on PAT kicks vs. Oregon State ... his 55-yarder is the second-longest field goal in UC history and longest in Nippert Stadium history ... made five field goals over the first five games ... converted 37 consecutive PATs before missing wide left on his second try against Connecticut ... split the uprights on his lone field goal, and four point-after tries in the Papajohns. com Bowl victory over Southern Miss. 2006: Redshirted. Warsaw High School: Soccer standout who set school records for most PATs, field goals, and longest field goal in his only season playing football ... three-time all-league selection in soccer ... set school career records for goals and points scored. Jake Rogers: Born May 24, 1987 ... son of Jim and Vicky Rogers. Academic Major: Exploratory Studies. Career Kicking Statistics Year FGs 20-29 30-39 2007 11-19 3-4 6-8 2008 16-22 2-3 4-6 TOTAL 27-41 5-7 10-14

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50+ 1-1 3-4 4-5

Long 55 54 55

PATs 51-54 33-35 84-89

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luca Romeo RB | 6-2 | 215 | Fr. | Cincinnati, Ohio [St. Xavier]

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2008: Redshirted. St. Xavier High School: Helped St. Xavier High School to a pair of state championships and a 40-2 record in his three years on the football team ... tallied a combined 1,172 yards and eight touchdowns in his final two seasons, averaging over 5.0 yards per carry ... two-time all-Greater Catholic League selection ... also helped the St. Xavier boys volleyball team to a state championship in 2006. Luca Romeo: Born May 14, 1990 ... son of Patricia and Aldo Romeo. Academic Major: Pre-International Business.

j.k. Schaffer LB | 6-1 | 220 | Fr. | Cincinnati, Ohio [LaSalle]

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2008: Played in 11 games as special teams ace ... finished the season with 12 tackles ... made two tackles against Miami (OH) and at Marshall ... recorded a season-high three tackles, all of them unassisted, against Syracuse. LaSalle High School: Two-year letterwinner at linebacker ... named first-team Associated Press Division I All-Ohio, all-Southwest District, and all-Greater Catholic League as a senior ... honored as the GCL Linebacker of the Year after totaling 150 tackles, including 26 for loss, and 13 sacks to lead the Lancers’ defense in 2007 ... earned second-team all-Greater Catholic League mention during his junior season in which he collected 95 tackles and 4.5 sacks ... established program records for most tackles in a game, tackles in a season, and sacks in a season ... coached by Tom Grippa. Jerome Kyle Schaffer: Born June 10, 1990 ... son of Jerry and Mary Schaffer. Academic Major: Health Promotions. 2008 Defensive Statistics Year G Solo Ast. Total TFL-Yd Sack-Yd 2008 11 9 3 12 0-0 0-0

Int-Yd PBU 0-0 1

QBH 0

corey Smith LB | 6-1 | 225 | Sr. | Salem, N.J. [Salem]

Honor Roll after setting a career-high with 16 hits (4 solo, 12 assists), including 1.5 for loss, vs. Louisville ... posted 10 tackles at Pittsburgh ... carded six stops and snared an interception at USF ... tallied five tackles vs. Connecticut ... notched seven stops and recovered a fumble vs. West Virginia ... credited with a sack and forced fumble which was returned for a touchdown at Syracuse ... notched two solos and two assists in the Papajohns.com Bowl win. 2006: Delayed the start of his season because of a hamstring injury that sidelined him for most of the preseason ... ended the season fifth on the team in tackles (60) and third in TFLs (9) ... returned to the starting lineup for the Ohio State game and celebrated with a season-high nine tackles ... carded eight tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss vs. USF ... notched four hits at Virginia Tech ... finished with four stops including 2 TFLs vs. Miami (OH) ... recorded four tackles and forced a fumble at West Virginia ... recorded five tackles and two hurries vs. Rutgers ... made four stops, highlighted by a sack, at Connecticut ... totaled eight tackles and one for loss in the International Bowl ... Bearcat Academic Honor Roll (Fall 2006, Winter 2007, Spring 2007). 2005: The team’s third-leading tackler with 64 stops ... opened the season with 11 tackles over his first two games ... posted a career-high 13 tackles, nine of them solos, vs. Western Carolina ... recorded nine tackles vs. Connecticut ... made eight tackles a week later vs. Louisville, also finishing with a tackle for loss and a forced fumble ... made eight tackles vs. West Virginia ... UC’s leading tackler and ranked in the top 10 of the BIG EAST when an injury ended his season after nine games ... selected to the Freshman all-America third team by Football News and was an honorable mention Freshman all-America by The Sporting News ... a second-team all-BIG EAST Conference choice ... honored with UC’s Brig Owens Award as the Most Outstanding Defensive Back. Salem High School: First-team all-conference, all-county, and all-South Jersey pick for head coach Dave Lindenmuth ... recorded back-to-back 1,000-yard rushing seasons and finished with over 4,000 career rushing yards ... four-year performer at tailback/linebacker who helped school to a pair of league titles ... National Honor Society member. Corey Smith: Born Jan. 17, 1987 ... son of Wayne and Eva Smith. Academic Major: Criminal Justice. Career Defensive Statistics Year G Solo Ast. Total TFL-Yd Sack-Yd 2005 9 34 30 64 7.0-22 1.0-11 2006 12 34 26 60 9.0-35 1.0-3 2007 13 39 41 80 6.0-25 2.5-20 2008 13 31 30 61 9.0-27 2.0-5 Total 47 138 127 265 2.0-109 6.5-39

2008: Starting linebacker in all 13 games ... named to the Phil Steele 2008 midseason all-BIG EAST second team ... honored on Phil Steele’s 2008 all-BIG EAST second team ... had six tackles at No. 4/4 Oklahoma ... served as game captain against Miami (OH) and finished with seven tackles ... blocked Akron’s extra point attempt in the second quarter ... made six tackles and had two pass breakups at Marshall ... served as game captain against USF, finishing with seven tackles ... picked off his first interception of the season, and the third of his career, against Syracuse, returning it 39 yards ... made his second sack of the season at Hawai’i ... forced his first fumble of the season and third of his career in the fourth quarter, leading to Hawai’i safety and pulling the Bearcats within two, 24-22 ... finished the Hawai’i game with six tackles and a sack. 2007: Competed in all 13 games, with an injury keeping him out of the starting lineup at Miami (OH) ... top tackler among the linebackers and second on the Bearcats with 80 stops ... sixth on the roster with 6.0 tackles for loss ... collected four tackles and returned an interception 18 yards vs. Oregon State ... tallied seven stops, including a sack, at San Diego State ... made seven tackles at Rutgers ... named to the BIG EAST

QBH 0 5 0 0 5

FF FR-Yd Blk 1 0-0 0 1 0-0 0 1 1-0 0 0 0-0 1 3 1-0 1

deangelo Smith DB | 6-0 | 190 | Sr. | Columbus, Ohio [Independence]

FF FR-Yd Blk 0 0-0 0

42

Int-Yd PBU 0 1 0-0 0 2-33 0 1-39 2 3-72 3

6

2008: Named to the Phil Steele 2008 all-BIG EAST third team ... accepted an invitation to play in the 2009 Under Armour Senior Bowl ... has 50 tackles on the year ... tied with Mike Mickens as team leaders with nine pass breakups on the season ... also plays special teams as a punt and kick returner ... leads the team with 192 punt return yards ... forced a fumble in the Eastern Kentucky game ... had a season and careerhigh 11 tackles at No. 4/4 Oklahoma ... had a pass breakup and four tackles at Akron ... returned four punts for 69 yards, including a 32-yard return, against Rutgers ... had six tackles and returned four punts at Connecticut ... made his first interception of the season midway through the third quarter against USF, picking off USF quarterback Matt Grothe in back-to-back seasons ... also had two pass breakups against the Bulls ... had four punt returns at West Virginia ... finished with four tackles, and an interception against the Mountaineers ... broke up two passes and had five tackles at Louisville ... served as a game captain against Syracuse and had a career-long 38-yard punt return in the fourth quarter ... finished the last three games of the season with two pass breakups and four tackles. 2007: Shared the national lead with eight interceptions ... part of the top interception duo, along with Mike Mickens, in the Football Bowl Subdivision with their 14 combined pickoffs ... named to the all-BIG EAST Conference second team ... started all 12 games ... paced the Bearcats with eight pass breakups ... forced five turnovers (2 fumbles, 3 interceptions) over the first five games ... charted four stops and a forced fumble vs. Southeast Missouri State ... carded two pickoffs and four stops against Oregon State ... made four tackles and returned an interception 54 yards for a touchdown at Miami (OH) ... totaled a career-high seven stops at Rutgers ... snared an interception in back-to-back games at Pittsburgh and USF ... returned kickoffs in each of the last five regular season games ... totaled 111 yards on five kick returns at Syracuse ... collected three interceptions, to go with five tackles, in the Papajohns.com Bowl victory over Southern Miss.

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GAME 14 u vs. NO. 21/19 VIRGINIA TECH record u 11-2/6-1 BIG EAST 2006: Made the first start of his career vs. Rutgers and was named BIG EAST Conference Defensive Player of the Week after returning an interception 84 yards for a touchdown and finishing with six tackles, one for loss, and a pass deflection ... competed as a backup at cornerback and an extra defensive back in passing situations ... picked off a pass and made a tackle in the season opener vs. Eastern Kentucky ... recovered a muffed punt vs. Pittsburgh ... fell on a fumbled punt and made a tackle at Louisville ... carded three hits and two pass breakups in the International Bowl ... Bearcat Academic Honor Roll (Fall 2006). 2005: Saw action in seven games, mostly as a special teams contributor ... recorded a solo tackle vs. Western Carolina ... Bearcat Academic Honor Roll (Spring 2006). 2004: Redshirted. Independence High School: Intercepted 11 passes and returned five for touchdowns on his way to firstteam all-state honors ... caught 14 TD passes and totaled seven punt or kickoff returns for touchdowns as a senior for head coach Alan Jones’ squad ... earned first-team all-city and all-district honors and was named to the Columbus Dispatch-Agonis All-Star team ... helped team to a regional finals appearance in the state playoffs ... recorded 20 career interceptions, seven for touchdowns. DeAngelo Lamar Smith: Born July 17, 1986 ... son of Tommy and Arnell Hawkins. Academic Major: Criminal Justice. Career Defensive Statistics Year G Solo Ast. Total TFL-Yd Sack-Yd Int-Yd PBU 2005 7 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 2006 13 17 6 23 1.5-3 0-0 2-95 3 2007 13 39 10 49 2.5-5 0-0 8-82 8 2008 13 35 15 50 3.5-8 0-0 2-2 9 Total 46 92 31 123 7.5-16 0-0 12-179 20

QBH 0 0 0 0 0

FF FR-Yd Blk 0 0-0 0 0 2-0 0 2 2-0 0 1 0-0 0 3 4-0 0

ricardo Thompson LB | 6-2 | 230 | R-Fr. | Cincinnati, Ohio [Withrow]

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2008: Did not see game action during the regular season. 2007: Redshirted. Withrow High School: Totaled 56 tackles, six sacks, and two fumble recoveries for coach Doc Gamble’s squad in 2006 ... helped the Tigers to three Southwest Ohio Public Schools League titles ... earned three all-SWOPL awards ... first-team all-Southwest District and a Cincinnati Enquirer honorable mention choice as a senior. Ricardo Solomon Thompson: Born Oct. 25, 1987... son of Victoria Prince. Academic Major: General Studies.

cedric Tolbert DB | 6-0 | 205 | Sr. | Xenia, Ohio [Xenia]

18

walter STewart LB | 6-4 | 205 | Fr. | Ashville, Ohio [Teays Valley]

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2008: Did not see game action during the regular season ... defensive scout team player of the year. Teays Valley High School: A three-year letterwinner on the defensive line ... finished the 2007 season with 102 tackles, 22 of those for loss, 17 sacks, six caused fumbles, and four fumble recoveries ... earned Columbus Dispatch first-team all-metro and second-team all-Ohio honors as a senior ... collected six fumbles, 11 forced fumbles, 30 sacks and 285 total tackles for his career with the Vikings ... garnered firstteam all-Mid-State League ... coached by Steve Evans. Walter James Stewart: Born June 21, 1990 ... son of Keith and Lynn Fields and Nichelle Stewart. Academic Major: Undecided.

mark Tabar K | 6-2 | 180 | Fr. | Cincinnati, Ohio [Colerain]

12

2008: Redshirted after an injury. Colerain High School: Named first-team all-Greater Miami Conference, all-district, all-region and honorable mention all-state as a senior ... played in the Cincinnati East-West All-Star Game in 2008 ... joined the football team at Colerain as a sophomore after being a soccer goalie as a freshman ... connected on 15-of-26 field goals in high school, including a long of 43 yards ... also converted 105-of-115 PATs (.913) ... scored 150 points in his final two years at Colerain ... averaged over 38 yards per punt in high school, landing 18-of-52 kicks inside the 20-yard line ... kicked a pair of game-winning field goals in his career, including one in 2007 that knocked off nationally-renowned Hoover (Ala.) in the Kirk Herbstreit Ohio vs. USA Challenge held in Nippert Stadium. Mark Tabar: Born July 12, 1989 ... son of Paula and Bruce Tabar. Academic Major: Undecided.

2008: Played in 12 games ... started at strong safety at No. 4/4 Oklahoma and against Miami (OH) ... started at free safety in last three games of the season ... has 26 tackles, two sacks and three tackles for loss ... had his first career interception, returning it 33 yards, at Marshall ... had a pass breakup at Connecticut ... had back-to-back four-tackle games against Pittsburgh and Syracuse ... also had a pass breakup against the Orange ... finished the season with three unassisted tackles at Hawai’i. 2007: Saw action in every game as the extra defender in passing situations and on special teams ... finished 10th on the team with 46 tackles ... top reserve for a defensive secondary that boasted three all-league selections ... totaled five stops vs. Southeast Missouri State ... carded a career high with seven tackles vs. Oregon State ... finished with four stops in the Papajohns.com Bowl victory over Southern Miss. 2006: Provided depth in the defensive secondary ... found his way onto special teams ... played in every game ... finished with 10 tackles (3 solo, 7 assists). 2005: Saw action in 10 games ... started vs. Western Carolina, making a career-high five tackles ... recorded four tackles vs. West Virginia ... Bearcat Academic Honor Roll (Fall 2005, Winter 2006, Spring 2006). Xenia High School: Three-time first-team all-Greater Western Ohio Conference selection ... named the area Running Back of the Year and school MVP ... played for head coach Ed Minery ... amassed over 3,500 rushing yards in his career ... Buccaneers’ all-time touchdown leader (53) ... selected for the Ohio North-South All-Star Game. Cedric Tolbert, Jr.: Born Nov. 18, 1986 ... son of Cedric, Sr. and Renita Tolbert. Academic Major: Special Education. Career Defensive Statistics Year G Solo Ast. Total TFL-Yd Sack-Yd 2005 10 8 7 15 0-0 0-0 2006 13 3 7 10 0-0 0-0 2007 13 36 10 46 1.0-1 0-0 2008 12 15 11 26 3.0-26 2.0-25 Total 48 62 35 97 4.0-27 2.0-25

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QBH 0 0 0 0 0

FF FR-Yd Blk 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0


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rob Trigg DE | 6-3 | 260 | So. | Dayton, Ohio [Chaminade-Julienne]

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2008: Saw action in six contests as a backup defensive lineman ... made four total tackles ... had one solo and one assisted tackle at No. 4/4 Oklahoma. 2007: True freshman who provided depth to the defensive line ... made his collegiate debut and made one solo stop vs. Oregon State ... carded one tackle vs. Marshall ... notched a stop at San Diego State. Chaminade-Julienne High School: A first-team all-Ohio choice in 2006 for head coach Andy Helms ... two-time all-Greater Catholic League North and all-Southwestern Ohio honoree for the Eagles ... named to the Miami Valley Top 22. Robert Stephen Trigg: Born Dec. 27, 1988 ... son of Cortez and Nicole Trigg. Academic Major: Criminal Justice. CAreer Defensive Statistics Year G Solo Ast. Total TFL-Yd Sack-Yd 2007 6 2 1 3 0-0 0-0 2008 6 2 2 4 0-0 0-0 Total 12 4 3 7 0-0 0-0

Int-Yd PBU 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0

QBH 0 0 0

FF FR-Yd Blk 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0

brandon underwood DB | 6-1 | 190 | Sr. | Hamilton, Ohio [Ohio State]

8

2008: Named to the 2008 all-BIG EAST first team ... fifth on the team with 60 tackles ... has three interceptions and six pass breakups for the year ... had an interception and six tackles at No. 4/4 Oklahoma ... head a season-high nine tackles against USF ... forced and recovered a fumble at Louisville ... picked off his second interception of the season and returned it 45 yards against Pittsburgh ... also recovered a fumble, ending the game and securing victory for the Bearcats against Pittsburgh ... had five tackles and returned an interception for a touchdown at Hawai’i. 2007: Sat out after transferring to UC from Ohio State ... participated in spring drills. 2006: (Ohio State) Played in eight games. 2005: (Ohio State) Played in the season opener vs. Miami (OH) making three tackles, but suffered a season-ending injury during the game. 2004: (Ohio State) Did not see any game action and was redshirted. Hamilton High School: Finished his senior year with 60 tackles ... had 50 stops, 15 passes broken up and three interceptions as a junior ... ranked as the 13th-best prospect in the state by The Ohio Football Recruiting News ... Rivals.com ranked him as the 16th-best cornerback prospect in the nation and the 13th best overall prospect in Ohio ... TheInsiders.com ranked him as the nation’s 14th-best cornerback prospect ... also played wide receiver on offense ... ran track in high school and was one of the top sprinters in the state, qualifying for the state meet. Brandon Underwood: Born June 24, 1986 ... son of Elmer and Pamela Underwood ... brother, E.J., lettered three years at Ohio State in football. Academic Major: Criminal Justice. 2008 Defensive Statistics Year G Solo Ast. Total TFL-Yd Sack-Yd 2008 13 39 21 60 3.5-8 0-0

Int-Yd PBU 3-60 6

QBH 0

FF FR-Yd Blk 2 3-0 0

marcus Waugh TE/FB | 6-0 | 260 | Jr. | Whitehouse, Ohio [Toledo St. John’s]

35

2008: Played in 12 games as a hybrid fullback/tight end ... carried twice for 11 yards against Eastern Kentucky in the season opener ... also caught one pass for eight yards against the Colonels ... played on kick return teams as blocking upback ... returned a short kick for 16 yards at No. 4/4 Oklahoma ... served at game captain against Rutgers. 2007: A unique two-way player ... saw extensive action in every game as a member of the kickoff return team ... served as a reserve defensive lineman and a short-yardage blocking back on offense. 2006: Played in every game as a member of the offense and special teams ... started the opener vs. Eastern Kentucky ... made one carry vs. Pittsburgh ... recorded a seven-yard run at Virginia Tech ... returned two kickoffs for 27 yards at West Virginia ... notched a 15-yard kickoff return in the comeback win at Connecticut. 2005: Earned consideration for the fullback position during the preseason ... sustained an injury during a preseason scrimmage which sidelined him for the year ... Bearcat Academic Honor Roll (Fall 2005, Winter 2006, Spring 2006). Toledo St. John’s High School: First-team all-state selection and district Defensive Player of the Year in 2004 ... earned first-team all-city and all-district honors for head coach Doug Pearson ... selected for the Ohio North-South All-Star Game ... rushed for 2,735 yards and 38 touchdowns and made 266 tackles as a prep ... punted for a 42.7-yard career average ... earned all-city recognition as a fullback and punter as a junior and garnered all-district and all-state honors as a punter ... helped the Titans to a regional championship as a junior ... qualified for the state finals in wrestling during his junior year ... a three-time state qualifier in track and field in the shot put. Marcus Steven Waugh: Born June 9, 1986 ... son of Thomas and Pamela Waugh ... father played at Ohio State (1975-79) where he was captain of the 1979 squad that played in the Rose Bowl. Academic Major: Health Promotions. CAREER RUSHING STASTIstics Year G Att Yds TD 2006 13 2 7 0 2007 11 0 0 0 2008 12 2 11 0 TOTAL 36 4 18 0

Lg 7 0 7 7

Avg/C 3.5 0.0 5.5 4.5

Avg/G 0.5 0.0 0.9 0.5

aaron Webster DB | 6-3 | 205 | Jr. | Southfield, Mich. [Birmingham Groves]

17

2008: Earned BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week on Nov. 9 ... started last nine games of the season at strong safety ... played in all 13 games ... finished the season with 55 tackles ... picked off a 29-yard interception and had six tackles at Marshall ... had nine tackles at Connecticut ... grabbed a season and career-high 13 tackles at West Virginia ... recorded 14 tackles over final four games of the regular season. 2007: Returned from an injury suffered during workouts for the 2007 International Bowl to compete in seven games ... carded eight tackles ... a backup safety and special teams player ... registered three tackles vs. Southeast Missouri State ... notched one stop against Oregon State ... made two tackles vs. Marshall ... returned his first collegiate interception 58 yards for a touchdown at San Diego State. 2006: Earned the team’s Defensive Newcomer of the Year Award ... saw extensive action in the final 11 games of the regular season as an extra defensive back in passing situations and on special teams ... turned in 13 tackles, eight of them solos ... named to The Sporting News BIG EAST All-Freshman Team ... missed the International Bowl because of an injury suffered during postseason preparations ... Bearcat Academic Honor Roll (Spring 2007). Birmingham Groves High School: Three-year starter and all-league selection ... played for head coach Brandon Flaherty ... helped the Falcons to a district title as a senior and earned all-area honors from both the Detroit News and Detroit Free Press ... was No. 14 on the Detroit News’ Blue Chip list ... for his career, he made

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Int-Yd PBU 0-0 0 1-58 0 1-29 4 2-87 4

QBH 0 0 0 0

FF FR-Yd Blk 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0

2007: Did not misfire on any of his 138 attempts on punts, field goals or point-after snaps ... member of the No. 1-rated net punting unit (39.61 yards per punt) in the nation. 2006: Redshirted. Elder High School: A member of back-to-back state championship squads as a junior and senior ... twoyear longsnapper for Doug Ramsey. Michael Frank Windt: Born May 29, 1985 ... son of Joe and Laurie Windt. Academic Major: Psychology.

george Winn RB | 5-10 | 194 | Fr. | Southfield, Mich. [U. of Detroit Jesuit]

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darrin Williams RB | 5-7 | 175 | Fr. | Detroit, Mich. [Martin Luther King]

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2008: Redshirted. Martin Luther King High School: Four-year letterwinner at running back ... posted the third-highest rushing total in Michigan prep history books with 2,837 yards to lead the Crusaders to the 2007 Detroit Public School League and Michigan Division II State titles ... his 350 carries as a senior are the fourth-most in Michigan high school single-season records ... recognized on the Detroit Free Press Dream Team ... a two-time all-state selection ... prep career totals include 714 carries for 5,955 rushing yards, with an 8.3 yards per carry average, and 56 touchdowns ... coached by James Reynolds. Darrin LeRoy Williams: Born June 19, 1990 ... son of DeVaughn Williams and Debra Rooks. Academic Major: Undecided.

2008: Redshirted. University of Detroit Jesuit High School: Three-year letterwinner at running back ... paced the Cubs in rushing in each of his final three seasons ... averaged better than 8.0 yards per carry as a senior en route to Detroit News All-Metro second team honors ... received first-team Detroit all-Catholic League as a senior ... gained more than 3,000 yards, approximately 8.0 yards per carry on the ground for his career ... ranked as the No. 35 Blue Chip by the Detroit News ... coached by Paul Windham. George Edward Winn: Born Nov. 10, 1990 ... son of George and Verita Winn ... cousin Derrick Mason is a wide receiver with the Baltimore Ravens in the NFL. Academic Major: Undecided.

derek WOlfe DL | 6-5 | 295 | Fr. | Lisbon, Ohio [Beaver Local]

trammell williams RB | 5-9 | 190 | R-Fr. | Cincinnati, Ohio [Colerain]

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2008: Saw action in four contests on special teams ... made solo tackle against Eastern Kentucky in the season opener. 2007: Redshirted Colerain High School: Helped Colerain to a pair of Greater Miami Conference and district titles in his final two years, including a regional championship as a junior ... the Cardinals went 24-2 over his final two seasons playing for head coach Kerry Coombs, who is now the defensive backs coach at UC ... posted a combined 2,152 yards in his final two years at Colerain, earning all-GMC honors each year ... ran for 1,122 yards (9.1 yards per carry) and 17 touchdowns as a junior ... tallied a career-high 279 yards rushing and four touchdowns vs. Middletown in 2006. Trammell Montez Williams: Born March 13, 1989 ... son of Terrell and LaShawn Williams. Academic Major: Communications.

mike Windt LS | 6-2 | 250 | Jr. | Cincinnati, Ohio [Elder]

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2008: Handled all long-snapping duties on punts, field goals and extra points ... snapped for a Lou Groza Award semifinalist in placekicker Jake Rogers ... also snapped for all-American and Ray Guy Award semifinalist in punter Kevin Huber ... was perfect on all 121 snaps of the season.

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2008: Earned time in six games at backup defensive tackle as a true freshman ... totaled three tackles, one each against Eastern Kentucky, at Marshall, and vs. Syracuse ... recorded first career sack on final play of the game against Syracuse in the home finale, setting off UC’s BIG EAST Championship celebration. Beaver Local High School: Three-year letterwinner on the defensive line ... finished the 2007 season with Associated Press Division III All-Ohio first team defense plaudits ... registered 78 tackles and seven sacks to earn All-0hio Valley Athletic Conference first team ... also recognized with all-Eastern District honors following his senior season ... notched 205 career stops for the Beavers ... coached by Rich Wright. Derek J. Wolfe: Born Feb. 24, 1990 ... son of Dennis Wolfe ... resides with grandmother, Kim Wolfe. Academic Major: Undecided. 2008 Defensive Statistics Year G Solo Ast. Total TFL-Yd Sack-Yd 2008 6 2 1 3 1.0-7 1.0-7

Int-Yd PBU 0-0 0

QBH 0

FF FR-Yd Blk 0 0-0 0

orion Woodard WR | 6-3 | 205 | R-Fr. | Pompton Lakes, N.J. [Pompton Lakes]

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2008: Redshirt freshman played in 12 games on the kick cover and return units ... made five special teams tackles on the season, including two solo stops against Miami (OH). 2007: Redshirted.

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GAME 14 u vs. NO. 21/19 VIRGINIA TECH record u 11-2/6-1 BIG EAST Pompton Lakes High School: Totaled 73 career receptions for 1,465 yards over his career for the Cardinals ... averaged 36.7 yards per punt and scored 153 points over his four years as a prep ... collected nine interceptions and two fumble recoveries as a defensive stalwart ... three-time all-league and allcounty pick for coach Scott Mahoney ... state champion track athlete, winning both the 2006 100- and 200-meter dash ... clocked a time of 10.8 seconds in the 100m. Orion Jelanni Woodard: Born Oct. 12, 1988 ... son of Donald and Pauline Woodard. Academic Major: Health Promotions.

d.j. Woods WR | 6-0 | 170 | Fr. | Strongsville, Ohio [Strongsville]

TD 0

Lg 24

Rec/G 1.1

Avg/C 12.0

2008 PUNT RETURN Statistics Year G No. Yds TD 2008 13 11 109 0

Lg 40

Avg/R 9.9

Avg/G 8.4

40-49 0-0 0-0 0-0

50+ 0-0 0-0 0-0

Long PATs — 6-7 — 6-7 — 12-14

Points 6 6 12

curtis YOUNG DE | 6-3 | 260 | Jr. | Cleveland, Ohio [Glenville]

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2008: True freshman played in all 13 games, earning increased playing time as the season progressed ... made 14 catches for 168 yards and worked into the fourth receiver slot on the depth chart ... proved to be a weapon on punt returns, totaling 109 yards on 11 returns, including a 40-yard return at Connecticut ... had a career-high four catches for 67 yards against Rutgers ... also had a career-long 24-yard reception against the Scarlet Knights ... returned three punts for 49 yards at UConn ... added 23 yards on one kick return against Eastern Kentucky in the season opener ... made at least one reception in nine games. Strongsville High School: Three-year letterwinner at wide receiver and defensive back ... recognized on the 2007 Associated Press Division I All-Ohio second team after catching 38 passes before missing his final five games due to injury ... collected 35 receptions for 750 yards (21.4 yards per catch) and eight touchdowns as a junior ... named to the all-Pioneer Conference first team as a junior and again as a senior ... twice recognized with all-Northeast District first team honors ... amassed 153 receptions for 1,797 yards and 18 touchdown grabs for his career ... also scored on five kickoff returns and three punt returns ... coached by Russ Jacques. Derrick L. Woods, Jr.: Born Nov. 29, 1989 ... son of Derrick, Sr. and Kelly Woods. Academic Major: Business Management Technology. 2008 RECEIVING Statistics Year G Rec Yds 2008 13 14 168

Career Kicking Statistics Year FGs 20-29 30-39 2007 0-0 0-0 0-0 2008 0-0 0-0 0-0 TOTAL 0-0 0-0 0-0

Avg/G 12.9

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2008: Played in all 13 regular season games ... finished the season with 25 tackles and 4.0 sacks ... season-high four tackles against Eastern Kentucky ... had his first career sack in the second quarter at Akron ... picked up his second sack of the season to end of Bulls first drive of the second quarter ... finished the West Virginia game with a sack and two tackles ... had his fourth sack of the season in the third quarter against Syracuse ... recorded three unassisted tackles in regular season finale at Hawai’i. 2006: Maturity and skills enabled him to move right into the rotation on the defensive line ... saw action in every game ... opened the season playing as a backup at end ... moved to tackle in mid-season due to the injury to Tony Carvitti and made three starts at the position ... showed the ability to be an effective pass rusher ... recorded 2.5 sacks...had a career-high five tackles vs. Syracuse. Glenville High School: Two-time all-conference performer at Glenville High, coached by Ted Ginn ... 2004 Plain Dealer All-Star Team selection ... helped team to back-to-back playoff appearances his junior and senior years, reaching the semifinals of the Ohio Division I playoffs in 2004 ... recorded 14 sacks as a senior ... named to the 2004 ONN/Ohio High School All-Ohio Team ... helped team compile a 22-3 record during his two-year varsity career ... starter on the basketball team ... also a track and field participant, helping Glenville win the Division I state title his junior year. Curtis Young: Born Jan. 8, 1986 ... son of Curtis Young and Roxine Smith. Academic Major: Undecided. Career Defensive Statistics Year G Solo Ast. Total TFL-Yd Sack-Yd 2006 12 10 5 15 4.0-43 3.5-41 2007 did not participate 2008 13 18 7 25 8.5-41 4.0-23 Total 25 28 12 40 12.5-84 7.5-54

brandon Yingling K | 6-1 | 200 | Sr. | Mason, Ohio [Mason]

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2008: Senior was 4-for-4 on extra point attempts in season opener against Eastern Kentucky ... took over placekicking duties for the game at No. 4/4 Oklahoma and converted 2-of-3 extra points. 2007: Toed the ball in four games ... converted 6-of-7 PAT kicks ... split the uprights on 4-of-5 tries vs. Southeast Missouri State ... made both of his point-after attempts vs. Connecticut. 2006: Saw the field vs. Pittsburgh ... Bearcat Academic Honor Roll (Winter 2007). 2005: Did not see any game action. 2004: Redshirted. Mason High School: A first-team all-city, all-Fort Ancient Valley Conference and second-team all-Ohio choice as a senior for head coach Gary Popovich ... helped the Comets to FAVC crowns in his final two seasons as a kicker and defensive back. Brandon George Yingling: Born April 27, 1986 ... son of Jerry and Connie Yingling. Academic Major: Accounting.

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briankelly head coach

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amed the University of Cincinnati’s head football coach on Dec. 4, 2006, Brian Kelly has set the bar high at UC and achieved a great deal of success in a short period of time.

In his second year at the helm of the UC program, Kelly boasts a 22-5 record and led the Bearcats to their first BIG EAST Conference Championship in 2008. Cincinnati achieved a school-record 11 victories in 2008, had back-to-back 10-win seasons for the first time in school history, won the school’s first outright conference championship since 1964, and earned the school’s first berth in a Bowl Championship Series game. UC posted its best-ever ranking to close the regular season. The Bearcats are currently ranked at No. 12 in the Associated Press poll, USA Today Coaches poll, and the BCS standings. UC finished the regular season on a six-game winning streak and for the first time captured all three of its rivalry trophies, the Victory Bell (Miami [OH]), Keg Of Nails (Louisville), and River City Rivalry (Pittsburgh) in the same season. Following the close of the regular season, Kelly was named the BIG EAST Coach of the Year for the second-straight season. He also earned American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Region 1 Coach of the Year honors, and was named BIG EAST Coach of the Year by The Sporting News. UC placed 10 student-athletes on the all-BIG EAST teams, including first-team selection Connor Barwin, who was a tight end entering spring practice in 2008. Kick returner Mardy Gilyard was named the BIG EAST Special Teams Player of the Year and punter Kevin Huber earned the first AFCA All-America nod in program history. Huber was also the first two-time Associated Press First-Team All-America selection in UC football history. Through an 18-year head coaching career, he has established a reputation for building winning teams. He has won at every stop along the way, earning a pair of Division II National Championships at Grand Valley State (2002, 2003), winning a Mid-American Conference Championship at Central Michigan in 2006 before leading UC to its first BIG EAST title in 2008. Entering the year, Kelly ranked 12th among active Football Bowl Subdivision head coaches with a record of 148-54-2. He is the winningest active BIG EAST coach and the only league coach with more than 150 wins. During a whirlwind first month on the job at UC, Kelly proved that he was up to the challenge. While preparing his new team for the inaugural International Bowl, he also managed to complete his coaching staff and fill out a talent-rich recruiting class. The Bearcats’ 27-24 bowl victory over Western Michigan, just 34 days after his hiring, was the icing on the cake for a coach who never missed a beat. In his first full season at the helm, Kelly put the Bearcats on the national radar by jumping out to a 6-0 start and earning the Bearcats their first appearance in the Top 25 in more than 30 years. Winning 10 games for the first time since 1951, the Bearcats earned their 10th bowl appearance in program history and sixth bowl appearance in eight years. UC finished at No. 17 in the Associated Press Top 25 poll, earning its first appearance in a final poll. Along the way to the 2007 Papajohns.com Bowl victory, UC’s third straight bowl win, Kelly earned BIG EAST Coach of the Year honors. Cincinnati listed seven individuals on the all-BIG EAST teams, including Special Teams Player of the Year and consensus all-America punter Kevin Huber. The national leader in punting, Huber was one of three Bearcats to be named to an all-America team. While many coaches lecture on the virtue of possession time, Kelly stresses up-tempo play on both sides of the ball, using each practice to make his point. Armed with his no-huddle offense and the philosophy of a defense that must play 60 minutes, the Bearcats’ mentor brings a different attitude to each workout.

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GAME 14 u vs. NO. 21/19 VIRGINIA TECH record u 11-2/6-1 BIG EAST THE BRIAN KELLY FILE personal information Date of Birth: Oct. 25, 1962 in Everett, Mass. Wife: Paqui High School: St. John’s Prep Children: Patrick, Grace, Kenzel Education: Assumption (1983) coaching experience Years Positions School 1983-86 Assistant Coach Assumption 1987-88 Graduate Assistant Grand Valley State 1989-90 Def. Coordinator Grand Valley State 1991-03 Head Coach Grand Valley State 2004-06 Head Coach Central Michigan 2006-07 Head Coach Cincinnati head coach year-by-year record Year School Overall Conf. 1991 Grand Valley State 9-3 8-2 ff 1991 NCAA Playoffs 1992 Grand Valley State 8-3 8-2 1993 Grand Valley State 6-3-2 6-2-2 ff 1993 GLIAC Champion 1994 Grand Valley State 8-4 8-2 ff 1994 NCAA Playoffs 1995 Grand Valley State 8-3 8-2 1996 Grand Valley State 8-3 8-2 1997 Grand Valley State 9-2 9-1 ff 1997 GLIAC Champion 1998 Grand Valley State 9-3 9-1 ff 1998 NCAA Playoffs/GLIAC Champion 1999 Grand Valley State 5-5 5-4 2000 Grand Valley State 7-4 7-3 2001 Grand Valley State 13-1 9-0 ff 2001 NCAA Division II National Finalist ff GLIAC Champion 2002 Grand Valley State 14-0 9-0 ff 2002 NCAA Division II National Champion ff GLIAC Champion 2003 Grand Valley State 14-1 9-1 ff 2003 NCAA Division II National Champion 2004 Central Michigan 4-7 3-5 2005 Central Michigan 6-5 5-3 2006 Central Michigan 9-4 7-1 ff 2006 MAC Champion Cincinnati 1-0 — ff International Bowl ­ 2007 Cincinnati 10-3 4-3 ff Papajohns.com Bowl 2008 Cincinnati 11-2 6-1 Totals 159-56-2 128-35-2

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GAME 14 u vs. NO. 21/19 VIRGINIA TECH record u 11-2/6-1 BIG EAST Kelly’s formula for success starts with an imaginative offense. Despite being forced to use five quarterbacks in 2008, UC ranked second in the BIG EAST and 24th nationally in passing offense (254.1), and was also second in the league and 27th nationally in passing efficiency (139.4). At the same time, UC’s defense led the BIG EAST in sacks (2.9), and tackles for a loss (6.5). Kelly also believes in a strong special teams unit with starters from both sides of the ball participating. The Bearcats led the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) in net punting with an average of 41.5 yards per punt. UC also led the BIG EAST in kickoff returns (24.2). A program builder, Kelly proved that he can work magic in a short period of time. During his three years at Central Michigan, he transformed a Chippewas program that had won more than three games only once in the past four seasons into a conference champion. They posted a 9-4 record in 2006 en route to winning the MAC Championship and qualifying for their first bowl game in 12 years. Kelly inherited a program that had produced a mere 12 wins over its previous four seasons when he took the helm at Central Michigan in 2004. He guided the Chippewas to a 4-7 record in 2004 and a 6-5 slate—the school’s first winning season in seven years—in 2005. CMU began to take on Kelly’s persona in 2005. The Chippewas defeated both defending MAC divisional champions, Miami (OH) and Toledo, and also knocked off the league’s eventual 2005 champ Akron. Central Michigan was ranked 35th nationally in total offense and 26th in passing offense while the team’s rushing defense was ranked 20th. Kelly’s 2006 Chippewas lost non-conference contests to bowl-bound Boston College and Kentucky by a total of 16 points. CMU rolled up a 7-1 record in conference play to win the MAC West, then dominated Ohio, 31-10, in the league’s championship game. Central Michigan boasted the 19th-most prolific passing attack in the nation, averaging 252.4 yards per game, and was ranked 31st in total offense (380.2 yards per game) and 24th in scoring offense (29.6 points). Quarterback Dan LeFevour, a freshman who passed for 2,869 yards and 25 touchdowns, was ranked 20th in passing efficiency and 14th in total offense. Kelly had 12 of his players achieve first-team all-conference honors over his three years at CMU and three advanced to the NFL. Kelly arrived at Central Michigan after winning back-to-back NCAA Division II national titles at Grand Valley State. The Lakers were 41-2 in Kelly’s final three seasons, at one point winning 32 consecutive games. Grand Valley State went 14-0 in 2002 en route to its first national title and was 14-1 in 2003 when it claimed its second crown. Kelly was named the AFCA Division II Coach of the Year after both seasons. Kelly led the Lakers to five conference titles and six Division II playoff appearances in his 13 seasons at Grand Valley. The Lakers never finished lower than third in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletics Conference. Kelly mentored a pair of finalists for the Harlon Hill Award, presented annually to the top player in Division II. Curt Anes won the award in 2002 after finishing runner-up in 2001, while Jeff Fox was third in the balloting in 1998. Both players were quarterbacks in Kelly’s system. Kelly’s Grand Valley State players earned 77 all-America awards. Four players moved on to the NFL and another three to the Canadian Football League. His 2001 national runner-up squad set 77 NCAA, GLIAC, and school records, including the all-time Division II scoring record by averaging 58.4 points per game. The 2001 team also became the first Division II unit in 53 years to average more than 600 yards per game in total offense (600.8). Grand Valley State followed up its record-shattering 2001 season by averaging 497.5 yards and 47.0 points during its undefeated 2002 national championship run. The 2003 team, meanwhile, was more noted for its defense. The Lakers defeated North Dakota, 10-3, in the 2003 national title game. A native of Chelsea, Mass., Kelly attended St. John’s Prep School in Danvers, Mass. He was a four-year letterwinner at Assumption College (Mass.) as a linebacker. After graduating from Assumption in 1983 with a bachelor’s degree in political science, he served as linebackers coach, defensive coordinator, and softball coach from 1983-86 at Assumption. Kelly joined the Grand Valley State staff in 1987 as a graduate assistant and defensive backs coach. He became the defensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator in 1989 and took over as head coach in 1991. His first team finished 9-3 and qualified for the NCAA Playoffs.

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what they are saying about

B R I A N KELLY “I want to be Brian Kelly’s agent. For him to accomplish what he has in such a short amount of time means one thing: As long as Cincinnati can afford to keep him, the Bearcats will continue to be an emerging national power. The Big East and the nation had better watch out.” — Dennis Dodd CBS Sportsline

“Brian Kelly’s infectious personality and tireless enthusiasm has pushed Cincinnati closer to the forefront of the college football landscape. “

— Joe Schad ESPN

“Brian Kelly has proven himself a winner everywhere he’s been, and in a very short time he’s already elevated the Cincinnati program to unprecedented national prominence. The Bearcats will be considered serious Big East contenders for as long as he’s at the helm.”

— Stewart Mandel S p o r t s I l l u s t ra te d, S I . co m

“He’s turned this city upside down with an energy and passion for UC football that this city hasn’t seeen in a long time. Heck, I’d run through a brick wall to play for him.” — La n ce M c A l i s te r 1530 Homer

“You stand next to Coach Kelly and you immediately feel a current of success. it’s palpable. The guy just exhudes this energy that if following him, anything you’ve dreamed of can happen.”

— Le n n R o b b i n s N Y Po s t

“I had the luxury of visiting my alma mater this past May and I was impressed with the direction of the program. Everything is in place for Cincinnati to compete. They have outstanding facilities, play in a strong conference, and Coach Kelly is committed to his players and the program.” — U r b a n M e ye r H e a d co a c h , U n i ve r s i t y o f Fl o r i d a

“Brian Kelly is the right man for the job at Cincinnati. He is a proven winner, a creative thinker, great motivator, and has tremendous communication skills. Armed with great facilities, a BCS conference, and a growing fan base, the sky is the limit at Cincinnati with Brian as the leader of the Cats.”

— R i c k M i n te r Fo r m e r U C f o o t b a l l Co a c h D e f e n s i ve Co o rd i n a to r, M a r s h a l l U n i ve r s i t y


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Keith Gilmore

assistant head coach/defensive line Keith Gilmore enters his sixth year as a part of Brian Kelly’s staff and serves as assistant head coach and defensive line coach in his second season with the Bearcats. Gilmore has a wide range of coaching experience, having served with nine different programs. In his first season with the Bearcats, Gilmore coached a defensive line that boasted an all-American in Terrill Byrd, UC’s single-season sacks leader in Anthony Hoke, and an NFL draft choice in Angelo Craig. His group proved to be one of the best in the BIG EAST, as the Bearcats defense ranked second in the league in scoring defense (18.8) and rushing defense (114.2). The 24-year coaching veteran mentored a pair of defensive linemen to all-league honors in his only season at Central Michigan. Gilmore went to CMU in 2006, following four seasons as the assistant head coach and defensive coordinator at Howard University. He also was the defensive line coach for the Bison, who led the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference in total defense in 2004 (297.5 ypg) and 2005 (255.7 ypg). Gilmore has held internships with three NFL teams throughout his coaching career. He spent the 1996 season with the Green Bay Packers coaching staff, the 2002 season with the Detroit Lions scouting department and the 2005 season with the Super Bowl-champion Pittsburgh Steelers scouting department. Prior to his time at Howard, Gilmore spent the 1998-2001 seasons at Norfolk State. He was the special teams coordinator and also coached the defensive line and running backs. A two-time all-Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference honoree at Wayne State (1979-80), Gilmore began his coaching career at his alma mater in 1985. From there, he served stints at Michigan State (1988), Northern Michigan (1989-90), Grand Valley State (1991-93), Wayne State (1994), and Eastern Michigan (1995-97). A 24-year veteran as a collegiate coach, Jeff Quinn has spent the last 17 alongside Brian Kelly. Quinn joined the Cincinnati staff after earning a 31-14 win as interim head coach for Central Michigan in the 2006 Motor City Bowl.

John Widecan

assistant ad for football operations

Beth Rex

Jeff Quinn

offensive coordinator/offensive line Quinn’s first season with Cincinnati was one for the record books. The Bearcats set school records in points (472), touchdowns (63) and passing touchdowns (36), finishing second in the BIG EAST and 16th nationally in scoring offense (36.3 points) and helping UC to a schoolrecord 10 wins. His offense scored 30 or more points in eight games and topped 50 three times. Quinn served as the associate head coach at Central Michigan from 2004-2006. While continuing his duties working with the offensive line, he added the responsibilities of offensive coordinator prior to the 2006 campaign. With Quinn as the offensive leader, the Chippewas ranked 23rd nationally in scoring offense (29.7 points) and 32nd in total offense (375.3 yards per game). He served as interim head coach and called the offensive plays in the 2006 Motor City Bowl victory. A nationally recognized clinic speaker, Quinn was published in the Nike Coach of the Year Clinic Football Manual in 2006. Last spring, he was one of three collegiate coaches to speak at the C.O.O.L. (Coaches of Offensive Line) Clinic. Quinn arrived at CMU after 15 seasons at Grand Valley State, spending the final 13 alongside Kelly. He was part of the staff that led the Lakers to back-to-back national championships in 2002 and 2003. Quinn mentored offensive lines at Grand Valley that paved the way for 12 1,000-yard rushers, including Curt Anes, the 2002 Harlon Hill Trophy winner as the nation’s top Division II player. The 2001 Laker offense averaged 600.8 yards and set an NCAA record by averaging 58.4 points per game. At Elmhurst College, Quinn was a four-year letterman and threeyear starter, serving as co-captain as a senior in 1984. A two-time all-league pick, Quinn also earned third-team all-America honors. On the mat, he was a three-time national qualifier for the NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships as a heavyweight. Quinn launched his coaching career at DePauw as an assistant football and wrestling coach from August, 1984 to May, 1986 before going to Ohio Northern as head wrestling coach and an assistant football coach from June, 1986 until December, 1988.

football program associate

Bob Mangine

football athletics trainer

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Joe Tresey

defensive coordinator Joe Tresey brings a wealth of high school and college coaching experience to the Bearcats. He spent 10 years as head coach at several high school programs in Ohio before moving up to the collegiate level. Tresey authored a Cincinnati defense that led the nation in turnovers and interceptions in 2007. A pair of Bearcat defenders earned allAmerica honors and two others were selected in the 2008 NFL Draft. UC finished second in the BIG EAST in scoring defense (18.8) and rush defense (114.2) and put five of 11 defensive starters on the all-BIG EAST team. Tresey joined Brian Kelly’s staff at Central Michigan in 2006 and quickly implemented a style that forced 29 turnovers and 31 sacks in 14 games. His MAC Championship defense registered four players with all-league plaudits. Two seasons prior to joining the CMU staff, Tresey was defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at Georgia Southern. The Eagles’ defense ranked fourth nationally in total defense in 2004. While in Statesboro, Tresey helped lead the Eagles to back-to-back NCAA Division I-AA Playoff appearances. He also mentored a pair of all-Southern Conference linebackers. A 13-year college coaching veteran, Tresey managed the defense and coached defensive backs at Akron during the 2002-03 seasons. He served the previous three years (1999-2001) as defensive secondary coach at Virginia Military Institute. Tresey began his college coaching career as the defensive coordinator at Otterbein in 1995. Tresey moved to the collegiate ranks after serving as a decorated high school mentor. After leading Fredericktown to Ohio’s Division IV state semifinals in 1989, Tresey was voted the UPI Ohio Division IV Coach of the Year. He was inducted into the Fredericktown High School Athletics Hall of Fame in 1999. No stranger to Southwest Ohio, Tresey served four seasons as head coach at Middletown High School. He also has prior head coaching stops at New Philadelphia (Ohio) High School and Mechanicsburg (Ohio) High School. Tresey is a 1982 graduate of Ohio State with a bachelor of science degree in education. He earned his master’s of education in sports science from Ashland University in 1997.

Angelo Colosimo

director, div. of sports medicine/dept. of orthopaedics

Kenneth stephens

team physician


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Mike Elston

recruiting coordinator/special teams/tight ends Mike Elston combines BCS playing experience with a winning coaching background. Elston is an integral part of Brian Kelly’s staff as recruiting coordinator, special teams coordinator, and tight ends coach. At UC, Elston mentored 2007 BIG EAST Special Teams Player of the Year and consensus all-American punter Kevin Huber, who led the nation in gross punting with a school-record 46.9 average. Elston helped UC sign 22 recruits just 65 days after Kelly was hired as head coach at Cincinnati and coordinated a 24-member 2008 signing class. In his three seasons with Central Michigan, Elston played many roles, working his way up to special teams coordinator and linebackers coach in year three. In 2006, he instructed two all-Mid American Conference linebackers, including the top tackler in the league. His work with special teams sparked a drastic improvement in the punting unit, which finished 19th nationally in net punting. Elston spent the 2005 season as the co-defensive coordinator, developing a unit that led the MAC in rushing defense (113.7 ypg allowed). The success against the run in 2005 came just two years after CMU ranked last in the MAC in rushing defense. Prior to CMU, Elston served a three-year stint at Eastern Michigan. He was the defensive ends coach in 2001 and then served as the defensive line coach/recruiting coordinator in 2002 and 2003. EMU was the most improved defense in Division I-A in both scoring and total yards in 2003. Elston grew up in St. Marys, Ohio, where he garnered all-state honors in football, basketball, and track at Memorial High School. He went on to attend Michigan, where he was a three-year football letterwinner (1994-96). Elston remained in Ann Arbor for four years after his playing days were over. He worked as an assistant to the football camp director and then reported as a graduate assistant. Elston was a member of the national championship program in 1997 that finished a perfect 12-0 season with a 21-16 win over Washington State in the Rose Bowl. Elston moved to a graduate assistant role with the defense and coached the outside linebackers in 1999 and 2000.

jim ellis

team optometrist

keith kenter

team orthopaedic surgeon

Kerry Coombs

defensive backs Kerry Coombs, who directed Colerain High School in suburban Cincinnati to a Division I state championship (2004) and four other semifinal appearances, enters his second season at UC. Coombs’ first campaign as a member of the UC staff yielded instant results. The UC defense, led by his ball-hawking secondary, led the NCAA with 26 interceptions and 42 takeaways. Coombs tutored all-America cornerback Mike Mickens, all-BIG EAST corner DeAngelo Smith, who led the nation in interceptions with eight, and all-BIG EAST safety Haruki Nakamura, who was selected in the sixth round of the 2008 NFL draft. One of the most celebrated prep coaches in Ohio, Coombs compiled a 161-34 (.826) record in 16 seasons at Colerain. His 2004 team posted a 15-0 record and won the state’s Division I title with a 50-10 win in the championship game. Over his last seven seasons, Colerain won seven league titles while compiling an 86-8 (.915) record. Coombs’ 2006 team went 13-1 and was ranked No. 1 in the final Ohio Associated Press poll and No. 18 in the USA Today national rankings. His success at Colerain emphasized a defense he personally coached. In 2006, the Cardinals posted six shutouts and yielded just over a touchdown per game. Coombs has mentored Ohio Division I Defensive Player of the Year award winners in 2004 and 2006, including UC defensive tackle Terrill Byrd, who was also the national high school Defensive Player of the Year in 2004. Coombs guided Colerain to 10 playoff appearances and seven undefeated regular-season records. The Cardinals won the Greater Miami Conference title and advanced to the regional finals of the state playoffs in each of his final seven seasons. A member of the University of Dayton’s 1980 NCAA Division III National Championship team, Coombs completed his bachelor’s degree at Dayton in 1983 and later earned his master’s in education at Wright State.

jerome mcmahon

team dentist

Gerry Beauchamp

football recruiting assistant

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Greg Forest

quarterbacks A staple of Brian Kelly’s football program has been Greg Forest, who continues his 18-year relationship with the head coach as quarterbacks coach at Cincinnati. Forest was a key ingredient to the Bearcats’ offensive success in 2007, as he mentored the UC quarterbacks to a school-record 36 touchdown passes. Graduate quarterback Ben Mauk was the centerpiece of Forest’s tutelage, as he set the school mark in passing touchdowns (31), a total which placed second in the all-time BIG EAST record books. Mauk also finished in the top five in school annals in pass efficiency (150.64), completions (235), attempts (386) and yards (3,121) in his only season under Forest’s watch. Forest spent the 2006 campaign wearing the tag of assistant head coach to Kelly along with tight ends coach. He served three seasons at Central Michigan spending one season each instructing the receivers, running backs, and tight ends. Forest worked primarily with the Chippewa running backs in 2005, molding freshman Ontario Sneed into a 1,000-yard rusher. Sneed went on to earn honorable mention all-Mid-American Conference and freshman all-America status from The Sporting News and Rivals. com. A native of Columbus, Ohio, Forest coached wide receivers for 11 years at Grand Valley State, mentoring the top three receivers in GVSU history. All three garnered all-America recognition. A 1992 graduate of Ohio Northern University, Forest prepped at Grandview Heights High School (1982). He was a defensive back in football and also competed in wrestling and baseball. He began his coaching career at Grandview Heights and, after four seasons, Forest went on to be a student assistant at Ohio Northern. Forest first went to Grand Valley State in 1991 as a sports management intern and then served as an assistant coach at Capital University in 1992 before returning to GVSU in 1993. During his tenure at Grand Valley State, the Lakers qualified for the Division II Playoffs six times and won national championships in 2002 and 2003.

jEff Hericks

equipment manager

John Sells

video coordinator


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Tim Hinton

running backs Tim Hinton is heading into his fifth season as an assistant at UC and will again coach the running backs after spending the 2007 season on the defensive side of the ball as the linebackers coach. Hinton struck success almost immediately as running backs coach after arriving at Cincinnati in 2004. In his first season, he helped develop Richard Hall into a 1,000-yard rusher and an all-league performer and tutored a ground attack that averaged 183.4 yards per contest. In 2006, Hinton worked with a trio of Bearcats running backs who combined for 1,358 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns. Hinton’s efforts with UC’s special teams resulted in the Bearcats averaging 22.8 yards per kickoff return, ranking 23rd nationally. Before arriving at UC, Hinton spent 11 seasons as head coach at Marion Harding High School, where he directed teams to five conference titles and five appearances in the state playoffs. He had two teams advance to the regional finals and sent 13 players to the major college playing ranks. In 1995, he was named Ohio Division I Co-Coach of the Year. Hinton has served as an assistant in the college ranks for nine seasons. He spent three years at Ohio University, two as defensive line coach (1991-92) and one with the receivers (1990). He was a member of the Ohio State staff for two years (1985-86), helping the Buckeyes to a pair of bowls and a share of the 1986 Big Ten championship as a graduate assistant. During his four seasons at Wilmington College (1981-84), Hinton helped the school to two league crowns and a pair of appearances in the NAIA playoffs. Hinton launched his coaching career while an undergraduate at Wilmington, serving as an assistant at Amanda-Clearcreek High (Ohio) for three years (1978-80). He was a student assistant coach at Wilmington in 1981, and a head coach at Zane Trace (Ohio) and Van Wert (Ohio) high schools.

jAcob flint

assistant strength coach

William Inge

linebackers William Inge joins the UC staff for the 2008 season after serving at San Diego State University the past two years as the linebackers coach. Prior to joining the Aztecs staff, he spent the 2005 campaign as defensive line coach at Colorado. In 2001, Inge was hired as a defensive assistant at the University of Northern Iowa, where he eventually became the co-defensive coordinator and special teams coordinator. In 2005, as the Buffaloes’ defensive line coach, Inge helped the Buffs to the Big 12 North Division title and advance to the Big 12 Championship Game. CU finished the season in the Champs Sports Bowl. His one year in Boulder followed a four-year tenure at Northern Iowa, where he was the co-defensive and special teams coordinator in 2004. Inge also directed the Panthers’ linebackers (2001-02) and defensive line (2003). Inge lettered four times at Iowa (1993-96) and returned to Iowa City in 1998, where he spent three years as the Hawkeyes’ recruiting coordinator and briefly as a graduate assistant. Inge earned his bachelor’s degree in Sport, Health, Leisure, and Physical Studies in 1996, and took the opportunity after returning to Iowa to attain his master’s in Athletics Administration in 1999. As a player, he was a team co-captain his senior year, when he was an honorable mention all-Big Ten performer and a first-team Academic All-Big Ten member. For his Iowa career, Inge made 173 tackles, with 37 for losses and 24 sacks. In addition, he earned two special awards from the coaching staff: the Appreciation Award for defense as a senior and the Hustle Award as a junior. Iowa was 17-7 overall his junior and senior years, including wins in the Sun and Alamo Bowls. He capped his collegiate career by playing in the 1997 Hula Bowl.

Jon Carpenter

staff associate

ben mauk

offensive quality control

Charley Molnar

passing game coord./wide receivers Charley Molnar, who has compiled 24 seasons of experience coaching on offense, mentors the wide receivers while also serving in the role of passing game coordinator for the Bearcats. Molnar’s aerial attack produced a historic season for the Bearcats in 2007, as UC set school records in touchdown passes (36) and passing yards (3,720). Wide receiver Marcus Barnett set a school mark with 13 touchdown receptions and earned all-BIG EAST honors under Molnar’s watch. Molnar spent the 2006 campaign in a similar role under Kelly at Central Michigan, aiding the passing game and tutoring the team’s wide receivers and quarterbacks. The coaching veteran pulled off a rare feat in 2006 by coaching in 15 games, including the 2006 Mid-American Conference Championship game, 2006 Motor City Bowl, and 2007 International Bowl. Molnar boasts 12 years of experience as an offensive coordinator. He spent the 2005 campaign as the offensive coordinator and associate head coach at Indiana State. He also served as offensive coordinator, quarterbacks, and wide receivers coach for four seasons at Illinois State (1990-93) and held the same post at Kent State for seven years (1994-2000). Other coaching stops included Western Michigan (2003-04), Eastern Michigan (2002), and Western Carolina (1989). A 1984 graduate of Lock Haven University, Molnar began his coaching career at his alma mater that same year. He spent three seasons at Lock Haven, during which he coached receivers, tight ends, running backs, and kickers. He went on to serve as a graduate assistant at Virginia, aiding in the instruction of the quarterbacks and receivers during both the 1987 and 1988 campaigns.

jEsse Minter

graduate assistant

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Paul Longo

director of football strength and conditioning Paul Longo enters his fifth season alongside Brian Kelly as speed, strength, and conditioning coach for football. Longo, who was named Cincinnati’s director of football strength and conditioning in January, 2007, oversees the weight training and conditioning efforts for UC’s football program. A recipient of the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association’s Master Strength Coach Award, which is the highest achievement in the field, in May, 2001, Longo spoke at the 1993 National Strength and Conditioning Association convention on “Functional Speed Development for Football.” Longo served alongside legendary Iowa head coach Hayden Fry as strength and conditioning coach from June, 1988 until January, 1999. He played a key role in the Hawkeyes’ development during the program’s 1990 Big Ten championship season. While working with the Hawkeyes, Longo was a part of seven bowl trips, including two stops at the Sun Bowl, and one appearance each in the Rose Bowl, Peach Bowl, Alamo Bowl and the Holiday Bowl. During his tenure with the football team, the Hawkeyes had more than 80 players drafted into the NFL. The victorious 1996 Alamo Bowl team had 19 former walk-ons on its 65-man squad. A four-year starter on the Wayne State football team and twice its MVP, Longo set season and career receiving records. He was in training camps as a free agent with four professional teams in three different leagues. Longo, who was a first-team all-state selection at Sterling Heights Stevenson (Wisc.) in 1976, began his professional career as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Wisconsin in March, 1987, before moving to Iowa in 1988.

Michael Painter

staff associate

Marty Spieler

graduate assistant


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u ni ve r s it y President Nancy L. Zimpher – a widely recognized leader in higher education, civic engagement, economic development and urban education reform – serves as the president of the University of Cincinnati, one of the nation’s top public research universities. She became UC’s 25th president and its first woman president in October 2003. Under her leadership, UC embarked on an unprecedented consultation process that involved a wide spectrum of the university’s stakeholders and resulted in the strategic vision, UC|21: Defining the New Urban Research University. Under President Zimpher’s direction, the university continues to make significant strides in its UC|21 vision to become a leading urban research institution for the 21st century. The university has experienced enrollment growth to over 36,500 students, increased retention and graduation rates, improved student satisfaction and enhanced national rankings – including breaking into the Princeton Review’s 2008 best colleges list. These achievements have been accomplished through a number of strategic actions that President Zimpher implemented, among them restructuring the university’s decision-making process and introducing comprehensive state-of-the-art business practices; raising admissions standards while growing enrollment and maintaining the university’s deep commitment to access and a diverse student body; introducing a series of academic reforms related to Strategic Enrollment Management, program offerings and performance-based budgeting; redesigning mechanisms for research support and opportunities for commercialization on intellectual property; as well as transforming decanal leadership through the completion of several national searches. Additional examples of President Zimpher’s achievements at UC include: • Completion of the final phases of a $1.7 billion, 15-year capital transformation of the urban UC campus in Uptown Cincinnati; • Creation of a university Academy of Fellows for Teaching and Learning; • Initiating the largest campaign in UC history; • Stepping up freshman innovations, an assessment center and undergraduate research opportunities;

dr. nancy Zimpher • Establishment of UC’s new Center for the City, designed to facilitate innovative and productive partnerships that leverage university and public expertise to work toward the betterment of the community; • Chairing the Uptown Consortium, a five-member partnership in neighborhood development that involves five of the largest employers in the Uptown area surrounding the UC campus; and • Founding of Strive, a Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky partnership focused on college access and success. President Zimpher is a co-founder of this partnership, which involves higher education institutions in the region, urban P-12 school districts in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, as well as business, civic and nonprofit organizations.

the AACTE, on the board of the American Council on Education (ACE), as chair of NASULGC’s Commission on International Programs and as Project Director for a U.S. Department of Education Teacher Quality Grant.

Prior to her arrival at UC, Dr. Zimpher served as the Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she led the university from 1998 to 2003, developing The Milwaukee Idea strategic vision and holding a faculty position in the School of Education. Prior to her appointment in Wisconsin, she was the Executive Dean of the Professional Colleges and Dean of the College of Education at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. During her career at OSU, she worked in various administrative positions and engaged in research and development efforts concerned with improving the preparation of teachers, especially teachers for urban contexts.

Dr. Zimpher is the co-author and co-editor of books on university leadership as well as books on teacher education and urban education. She also has authored and co-authored many monographs, book chapters, and academic journal articles related to academic leadership, school/university partnerships and teacher education, and in many instances her co-author has been her husband, Dr. Kenneth R. Howey, a research professor in education at UC. She often is sought after as a key participant at both national and international conferences, making numerous presentations for groups such as ACE, NASULGC, American Educational Research Association (AERA), Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), and Association of Teacher Educators (ATE).

President Zimpher is highly engaged on the national and regional level and remains committed to an active role as a thought-leader in the 21st century. She serves as past-chair of the Board of Directors for National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (NASULGC), the nation’s primary alliance of public universities as well as the oldest higher education association in the United States, now consisting of 215 members. Dr. Zimpher also chairs a national network of presidents called the Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU), an organization committed to the urban agenda and the role of urban-located universities in their communities. In November 2007, she represented urban universities at the launch of the Blueprint for American Prosperity at the Brookings Institution. In addition, she serves as the Big East representative to the Division I Board of Directors of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and on the national board for the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE). A past president of a national education reform network, The Holmes Partnership, she has previously served on the Executive Board of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and

Dr. Zimpher participates on numerous state, regional, civic and community commissions and boards. Presently, she co-chairs the Ohio Board of Regents’ Articulation & Transfer Advisory Council. She serves as chair of the board of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce. She also serves on the Cincinnati Business Committee, co-chairing its Education Task Force; serves on the boards of the Cincinnati Center City Development Corp. (3CDC), and the United Way of Greater Cincinnati.

She is the recipient of numerous awards including the People of Vision Award from Prevent Blindness Ohio; the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education’s Chief Executive Leadership Award; Ohio State University’s Alumni Association Professional Achievement Award; the Urban Appalachian Council’s Kinship Award; the Association of Teacher Educators’ Distinguished Research Award; the AACTE’s Edward C. Pomeroy Award for Outstanding Contributions to Teacher Education; and Virginia Commonwealth University’s Distinguished Woman Scholar Award. In 1998, she was inducted into the Ohio Women’s Hall of Fame, and she has been recognized with the YWCA’s Women of Achievement award in Columbus, Milwaukee and Cincinnati. President Zimpher holds a bachelor’s degree in English education and speech, a master’s degree in English literature, and a PhD in teacher education and administration in higher education, all from The Ohio State University.

university board of trustees

Jeffrey L. Wyler Chair

C. Francis Barrett, Esq.

Anant R. Bhati, M.D.

Margaret E. Buchanan

Robert E. Richardson, Jr.

Gary Heiman

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Sandra W. Heimann

Thomas H. Humes

H.C. “Buck” Niehoff, Esq.


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di re c tor o f Athletics A 23-year veteran of college athletics administration, Thomas was named as the University of Cincinnati’s Director of Athletics on October 20, 2005. Since taking the reins of the department with 18 teams and 560 student-athletes, Thomas has championed student-athlete development and significant external growth, while also authoring a detailed plan for competitive success in the BIG EAST Conference and on the national level. In May of 2006, Thomas introduced his vision for Bearcats Athletics, aptly titled CATAPULT. Thomas’s five-year vision for UC’s 18-sport intercollegiate program was launched on the six-month anniversary of his hiring as AD. The plan focuses on three main initiatives: winning BIG EAST team championships, high-level academic achievement, and a comprehensive integration with the UC Campus and Greater Cincinnati Community. CATAPULT - an acronym for championships, academics, and together - sets a goal that in the next five years UC will win a BIG EAST championship in every sport; UC’s student-athletes will lead the general student body in graduation rate and grade-point average; and UC’s student-athletes and coaches will engage the Cincinnati community in service. By the end of 2007-08, the second year under the CATAPULT plan, UC’s sports teams continue to make marked improvement in academics as 13 of the 18 sports programs achieved a grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher and the student-athletes continued to graduate at a rate 10 percent higher than the overall student body. Those numbers will continue to grow as more and more students receive the benefits of the recently expanded and redefined academic services office and NCAA CHAMPS/Life Skills program. In 2007-08, Cincinnati was second in the 16-member BIG EAST with five teams garnering BIG EAST Academic Excellence Awards for posting the highest grade-point average in their respective sports (football, men’s cross country, women’s golf, women’s swimming and diving, and indoor track and field). “It is exciting to see our student-athletes and staff working together and making significant progress in so many areas, so quickly” says Thomas. “We will continue to progress as we work towards our col-

the mike thomas file personal information Wife: Children: Education:

Jenifer Vince, Joey, Mick, and Meredith Colorado State (1983), B.S. in business administration Western Illinois (1986), M.S. in athletics administration

experience

Years 1985-86 1986-93 1993-00 2000-05 2005-08

Positions School Marketing and Promotions Associate Iowa Assistant Director of Athletics Denver Associate Director of Athletics Virginia Director of Athletics Akron Director of Athletics Cincinnati

mike Thomas

lective goals in the three components of our CATAPULT program.” A total of 302 student-athletes from UC’s 18 sports were named to either the Bearcat or the Topcat Honor Roll. To qualify for the Bearcat Honor Roll, a student-athlete must have earned a grade point average between 3.0 and 3.49 for the quarter, while Topcat honorees must maintain between a 3.5 and a 4.0 GPA.

athletic director at the University of Virginia, an institution known for achieving impressive success both academically and athletically, before bringing that model to Akron. Virginia finished in the top 25 in the Director’s Cup in each year of Thomas’ tenure there while at the same time was in the top ten nationally in student-athlete graduation rates.

The football team made program history in 2007 under first-year head coach Brian Kelly as the team tied the school record for single-season wins (10), ranked in the final Associated Press Poll for the first time (No. 17) and captured its second straight bowl victory, winning the Papajohns.com Bowl vs. Southern Mississippi.

Under Thomas’ direction, Akron rose from last place to second among Mid-American Conference schools in the Director’s Cup annual rankings. Simultaneously, Akron vaulted from last to second place in the MAC Academic Achievement Awards.

The UC baseball team also posted a historic year in the spring as it finished second during the regular season with a school-record 39 wins and made its first trip to the BIG EAST Tournament title game. All told, UC Athletics produced five all-Americans, two all-Region selections, and 31 all-BIG EAST honorees in 2007-08. In 2006-07 UC’s men’s soccer team became the first Bearcat squad to claim a BIG EAST title, winning the Red Division of the league’s regular-season race. “Spreading the Bearcats’ message is vital to our continued brand building efforts and our charge to reach out to our fans, alumni, and sports fans and share the excitement of being a Bearcat” says Thomas. “I am very proud of the strides that we are making in all areas of UC Athletics. Our achievement is coming as a result of working together as a team. Our student-athletes and staff are setting the bar high and then reaching their goals, which is fun to be a part of.” In March 2007 UC Athletics was recognized in the 2006-07 Diversity in Athletics Award, presented by the Laboratory for Diversity in Sport at Texas A&M University. The award recognizes the NCAA Division I athletics departments that excel in various areas of diversity. UC was recognized for the graduation of African American male student-athletes. UC was one of just 10 programs nationwide to earn the Diversity in Athletics Award for the graduation of African American male student-athletes. As expenses continue to rise in the world of college athletics, the University of Cincinnati has kept pace and made historic leaps in 2007-08. The football program established new records for sellouts (3) and ticket sales revenues, while the development area, better known as UCATS, reached all-time highs for donors (3,000 - a 50 percent increase over the previous year) and donations to the annual fund. In just three years at UC, Thomas has seen the average attendance in football skyrocket as it has almost doubled (16,016 to 30,246). Three months before the first football game of 2008, season ticket sales for UC football broke the all-time record (8,400) and finished with over 11,500 season ticket holders. Beginning in the fall of 2008, all UC teams will be outfitted exclusively in adidas footwear, uniforms, training apparel, and accessories as the department signed its first across-the-board shoe and apparel contract. The four-year, $14.5 million contract aligns UC with other adidas marketing partners such as the NFL, MLS, and an 11-year exclusive all-league partnership with the NBA. Prior to coming to UC, Thomas spent five years as the Director of Athletics at the University of Akron and seven years as associate

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Thomas increased the financial base of the Akron athletics program through increasing corporate sponsorship levels by 500 percent and boosted annual giving to athletics to its highest level in the school’s history. Community support was rallied, with marked increases shown in football and basketball attendance. Support services and facilities for academic support for studentathletes were significantly increased, which resulted in a significant improvement in grade point averages and graduation rates of UA student-athletes. Thomas coordinated over $140 million in facility construction and renovation, including $25 million in capital improvements at Akron, including a new indoor fieldhouse, a football practice complex, and a softball facility. He also was instrumental in the initial fundraising and planning stages of the new football stadium which is under construction on the Akron campus and set to open in the fall of 2009. Recognized for his administrative acumen by his peers, Thomas presently serves on several national and conference committees, including the NCAA Division I Championship/Sports Management Cabinet (where he also serves as the NCAA men’s basketball liaison to the cabinet), the NCAA Postseason Bowl Licensing Subcommittee, the NCAA Men’s Basketball Issues Committee, and he also chairs the BIG EAST Championship and Competition Committee. Thomas has also previously served as a member of the NCAA Division I Championships/Competition cabinet, the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Issues Committee, the NCAA Division I Academics/Eligibility/Compliance Cabinet, and the Division 1A Athletics Director’s Association Legislative Review Committee. Twice during his career, Thomas has received distinction for his efforts and dedication as a director of athletics, garnering the General Robert R. Neyland Outstanding Athletics Director Award in 2005 at Akron and then again in April of 2008 at Cincinnati. Prior to his experience at Virginia, Thomas spent seven years at the University of Denver as assistant athletic director for internal operations, and one year at the University of Iowa in marketing and promotions. Thomas, 48, received his B.S. degree in Business Administration from Colorado State University in 1983, and his M.S. degree in Athletic Administration from Western Illinois University in 1986. He and his wife, Jenifer, have four children: Vince, Joey, Mick, and Meredith.


GAME 14 u vs. NO. 21/19 VIRGINIA TECH record u 11-2/6-1 BIG EAST REGULAR SEASON RESULTS (11-2, 6-1 BIG EAST) Date Opponent Location Result TV Attendance 08/28 Eastern Kentucky Nippert Stadium W, 40-7 - 26,913 09/06 at No. 4/4 Oklahoma Memorial Stadium L, 26-52 ABC 84,476 09/20 Miami (OH) Nippert Stadium W, 45-20 ESPN360 31,629 09/27 at Akron Rubber Bowl W, 17-15 FSN Ohio 16,927 10/03 at Marshall Joan C. Edwards Stadium W, 33-10 ESPN 29,237 10/11 Rutgers* Nippert Stadium W, 13-10 BE Network 32,370 10/25 at UCONN* Rentschler Field L, 16-40 BE Network 40,000 10/30 No. 24/23 USF* Nippert Stadium W, 24-10 ESPN 31,175 11/08 at No. 20/23 West Virginia* Milan Puskar Stadium W, 26-23 (OT) ESPNU 59, 834 11/14 at Louisville* Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium W, 28-20 ESPN2 37,822 11/22 Pittsburgh* Nippert Stadium W, 28-21 ESPN2 35,098 11/29 Syracuse* Nippert Stadium W, 30-10 BE Network 34,603 12/06 at Hawai’i Aloha Stadium W, 29-24 ESPN2 40,549 01/01 vs. No. 21/19 Virginia Tech^ Dolphin Stadium FOX *-BIG EAST game; ^- 75th FedEx Orange Bowl (Miami, Fla.) INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING (Min 5.0) GP RAMSEY, Jacob..................13 GOEBEL, John....................13 PEAD, Isaiah........................6 JOHNSON, Scott...................9 GRUTZA, Dustin...................5 Total............................. 13 Opponents.................... 13

Att 148 124 28 11 21 434 427

PASSING G PIKE, Tony..........................11 ANDERSON, Chazz...............3 GRUTZA, Dustin...................5 COLLAROS, Zach..................6 HUBER, Kevin....................12 BARNETT, Marcus..............12 Total............................. 13 Opponents.................... 13

Effic 141.07 120.37 166.65 29.20 0.00 0.00 139.40 113.21

Gain 674 597 193 83 87 1918 1729

Loss 44 16 9 4 36 342 394

Net 630 581 184 79 51 1576 1335

Avg 4.3 4.7 6.6 7.2 2.4 3.6 3.1

TD 2 7 0 1 2 15 11

Long 25 37 38 50 11 50 58

Avg/G 48.5 44.7 30.7 8.8 10.2 121.2 102.7

Cmp-Att-Int 183-291-7 46-75-3 44-66-1 1-4-0 0-1-0 0-1-0 274-439-11 255-454-16

Pct 62.9 61.3 66.7 25.0 0.0 0.0 62.4 56.2

Yds 2168 520 613 2 0 0 3303 2757

TD 18 2 5 0 0 0 25 18

Lng 67 41 69 2 0 0 69 61

Avg/G 197.1 173.3 122.6 0.3 0.0 0.0 254.1 212.1

Yds 977 1118 271 265 229 168 124 89 15 11 11 12 10 1 1 1 3303 2757

Avg 12.5 15.1 9.3 10.6 12.7 12.0 10.3 7.4 5.0 5.5 5.5 12.0 10.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 12.1 10.8

TD 7 10 1 0 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 25 18

Long 49 69 27 66 33 24 24 15 7 8 8 12 10 1 1 1 69 61

Avg/G 75.2 86.0 20.8 20.4 17.6 12.9 10.3 6.8 1.2 0.9 1.8 2.0 1.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 254.1 212.1

RECEIVING G GOODMAN, D............................................................13 GILYARD, Mardy........................................................13 BARNETT, Marcus.....................................................13 GOEBEL, John...........................................................13 GUIDUGLI, Ben.........................................................13 WOODS, D.J..............................................................13 ALLI, Kazeem...........................................................12 RAMSEY, Jacob.........................................................13 HOWARD, Charley.....................................................12 WAUGH, Marcus.......................................................12 PEAD, Isaiah...............................................................6 ROBINSON, A..............................................................6 BINNS, Armon............................................................9 BARWIN, Connor......................................................13 JOHNSON, Scott..........................................................9 FERGUSON, D............................................................10 Total................................................................ 13 Opponents....................................................... 13 PUNTING No. HUBER, Kevin...............................................56 TEAM..............................................................1 Total......................................................57 Opponents.............................................85

Yds 2,514 20 2,534 3,488

No. 78 74 29 25 18 14 12 12 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 274 255

Avg 44.9 20.0 44.5 41.0

Long 64 20 64 61

TB 2 0 2 3

FC 13 0 13 29

I20 21 0 21 19

50+ Blkd 18 0 0 1 18 1 18 3

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TEAM STATISTICS UC SCORING 355 Points Per Game 27.3 FIRST DOWNS 258 Rushing 96 Passing 144 Penalty 18 RUSHING YARDAGE 1576 Yards gained rushing 1918 Yards lost rushing 342 Rushing Attempts 434 Average Per Rush 3.6 Average Per Game 121.2 TDs Rushing 15 PASSING YARDAGE 3303 Att-Comp-Int 439-274-11 Average Per Pass 7.5 Average Per Catch 12.1 Average Per Game 254.1 TDs Passing 25 TOTAL OFFENSE 4879 Total Plays 873 Average Per Play 5.6 Average Per Game 375.3 KICK RETURNS: #-Yards 50-1209 PUNT RETURNS: #-Yards 34-321 INT RETURNS: #-Yards 16-333 KICK RETURN AVERAGE 24.2 PUNT RETURN AVERAGE 9.4 INT RETURN AVERAGE 20.8 FUMBLES-LOST 28-15 PENALTIES-Yards 96-873 Average Per Game 67.2 PUNTS-Yards 57-2534 Average Per Punt 44.5 Net punt average 41.5 TIME OF POSSESSION/Game 29:29 3RD-DOWN Conversions 56/165 3rd-Down Pct 34% 4TH-DOWN Conversions 8/19 4th-Down Pct 42% SACKS BY-Yards 36-259 MISC YARDS 0 TOUCHDOWNS SCORED 44 FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS 16-22 ON-SIDE KICKS 0-0 RED-ZONE SCORES 40-47 85% RED-ZONE TOUCHDOWNS 30-47 64% PAT-ATTEMPTS 39-42 93%

OPP 262 20.2 223 72 128 23 1335 1729 394 427 3.1 102.7 11 2757 454-255-16 6.1 10.8 212.1 18 4092 881 4.6 314.8 59-1204 17-128 11-141 20.4 7.5 12.8 16-5 83-692 53.2 85-3488 41.0 36.6 30:31 58/195 30% 10/19 53% 30-224 37 30 17-20 2-3 33-41 80% 23-41 56% 27-28 96%

ATTENDANCE 191788 Games/Avg Per Game 6/31965 Neutral Site Games

308845 7/44121 0/0

SCORE BY QUARTERS 1st Cincinnati 78 Opponents 55

2nd 3rd 4th OT Total 119 82 70 6 355 45 82 77 3 262


GAME 14 u vs. NO. 21/19 VIRGINIA TECH record u 11-2/6-1 BIG EAST No. Yds Avg TB Long KICKOFFS 4708 66.3 11 38 ROGERS, Jake .............................................71 64 64.0 0 40 HUBER, Kevin . .............................................1 4772 66.3 11 0 Total......................................................72 3386 60.5 7 40 Opponents.............................................56 25 SCORING.......................................... TD FGs Kick Rush Rcv 0-0 0 INTERCEPTIONS No. Yds Avg TD Long ROGERS, Jake...........................................0 16-22 33-35 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 MICKENS, Mike..................4 158 39.5 1 72 GILYARD, Mardy......................................12 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 UNDERWOOD, B.................3 60 20.0 1 45 GOEBEL, John...........................................7 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 JONES, Brad.......................2 0 0.0 0 0 GOODMAN, D............................................7 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 SMITH, DeAngelo..............2 2 1.0 0 2 RAMSEY, Jacob.........................................3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 SMITH, Corey.....................1 39 39.0 0 39 ALLI, Kazeem...........................................3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 MOORE, Justin...................1 12 12.0 0 12 GRUTZA, Dustin........................................2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 NELMS, Lamonte...............1 0 0.0 0 0 ANDERSON, Chazz....................................2 0-0 6-7 0-0 0 WEBSTER, Aaron...............1 29 29.0 0 29 YINGLING, B.............................................0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 TOLBERT, Cedric.................1 33 33.0 0 33 FERGUSON, D............................................1 JOHNSON, Scott........................................1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 KICK RETURNS No. Yds Avg TD Long PIKE, Tony.................................................1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 GILYARD, Mardy...............32 897 28.0 2 100 BARNETT, Marcus.....................................1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 GOEBEL, John..................11 240 21.8 0 43 GUIDUGLI, Ben.........................................1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 PEAD, Isaiah......................1 21 21.0 0 21 BARWIN, Connor......................................1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 ALLI, Kazeem....................1 17 17.0 0 17 UNDERWOOD, B........................................1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 TEAM.................................1 0 0.0 0 0 MICKENS, Mike.........................................1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 CORNETT, Torry..................1 3 3.0 0 3 TEAM........................................................0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 WAUGH, Marcus................1 16 16.0 0 16 SMITH, Corey............................................0 0-0 0 WOODS, D.J.......................1 23 23.0 0 23 Total................................................ 44 16-22 39-42 1-2 0 SMITH, DeAngelo..............1 -8 -8.0 0 0 Opponents....................................... 30 17-20 27-28 Total........................... 50 1,209 24.2 2 100 G Plays Opponents.................. 59 1,204 20.4 0 51 TOTAL OFFENSE (Min. 15.0 ypg) PIKE, Tony............................................................................................. 11 342 87 FUMBLE RETURNS No. Yds Avg TD Long GRUTZA, Dustin...................................................................................... 5 148 Total............................. 0 0 0.0 0 0 RAMSEY, Jacob..................................................................................... 13 124 Opponents.................... 2 12 6.0 0 11 GOEBEL, John....................................................................................... 13 ANDERSON, Chazz.................................................................................. 3 98 28 FG SEQUENCE Cincinnati OPPONENTS PEAD, Isaiah........................................................................................... 6 873 Eastern Kentucky............................... -.................................40 Total.......................................................................................... 13 881 Oklahoma......................................... -..............................(36) Opponents................................................................................. 13 Miami (OH)..................................(38)...................... (19),(41) FGM-FGA Pct 01-19 20-29 30-39 Akron...........................................(48)......................... (26),44 FIELD GOALS 1-1 2-3 4-6 Marshall.......................................(40)..............................(50) ROGERS, Jake ................................ 16-22 72.7 Rutgers................................ (19),(50)..............................(50) G Rush Rec PR Connecticut...................(29),(54),(22)....... (26),(47),(32),(22) ALL PURPOSE 10 1118 0 USF...............................................(32)..............................(49) GILYARD, Mardy.......................................................13 581 265 0 West Virginia................... (46),(31),29...................... (52),(27) GOEBEL, John..........................................................13 0 977 0 Louisville...............................34,39,43..................(23),(23),45 GOODMAN, D...........................................................13 630 89 0 Pittsburgh.......................................50................................... - RAMSEY, Jacob........................................................13 0 168 109 Syracuse........................(45),(38),(45)..............................(33) WOODS, D.J.............................................................13 16 271 0 Hawai`i........................... (53),40,(44)..............................(28) BARNETT, Marcus....................................................13 GUIDUGLI, Ben........................................................13 0 229 0 Numbers in (parentheses) indicate field goal was made. PEAD, Isaiah..............................................................6 184 11 0 SMITH, DeAngelo....................................................13 0 0 192 TURNOVERS MICKENS, Mike........................................................10 0 0 0 Takeaways - 21 ALLI, Kazeem..........................................................12 0 124 0 Turnovers - 26 JOHNSON, Scott.........................................................9 79 1 0 Points Off Turnovers - Cincinnati 77 (10 TD, 2 FG) UNDERWOOD, B.......................................................13 0 0 0 Opponent 37 (4 TD, 3 FG) GRUTZA, Dustin.........................................................5 51 0 0 Points Off Turnovers/Game - Cincinnati 5.9 Total............................................................... 13 1576 3303 321 Opponent 2.8 Opponents...................................................... 13 1335 2757 128 PUNT RETURNS No. Yds SMITH, DeAngelo............21 192 WOODS, D.J.....................11 109 BARWIN, Connor...............2 20 Total........................... 34 321 Opponents.................. 17 128

Avg 9.1 9.9 10.0 9.4 7.5

TD 0 0 0 0 0

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Net

YdLn

46.5 36.4

23 33

Pass DXP Saf 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-1 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 1 0-0 0 1 0-1 0 2 0-0 0 1

Points 81 72 42 42 18 18 12 12 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 2 2 355 262

Rush 43 51 630 581 -38 184 1576 1335

Avg/G 201.0 132.8 48.5 44.7 160.7 30.7 375.3 314.8

40-49 6-8 KOR 897 240 0 0 23 0 0 21 -8 0 17 0 0 0 1209 1204

Pass 2168 613 0 0 520 0 3303 2757 50-99 3-4 IR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 158 0 0 60 0 333 141

Total 2211 664 630 581 482 184 4879 4092 Lg 54 Tot 2025 1086 977 719 300 287 229 216 186 158 141 80 60 51 6742 5565

Blk 2 Avg/G 155.8 83.5 75.2 55.3 23.1 22.1 17.6 36.0 14.3 15.8 11.8 8.9 4.6 10.2 518.6 428.1


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defensive statistics |-------Tackles-------| DEFENSE GP-GS Solo Ast Total 45 MANALAC, Ryan......................13-13 39 35 74 49 CORNETT, Torry......................13-13 41 26 67 21 MICKENS, Mike........................10-10 43 22 65 42 SMITH, Corey..........................13-13 31 30 61 8 UNDERWOOD, B.......................13-13 39 21 60 17 WEBSTER, Aaron......................13-9 26 29 55 10 NELMS, Lamonte....................13-12 34 19 53 50 REVELS, Andre..........................12-0 28 24 52 6D SMITH, DeAngelo...................13-13 35 15 50 5D BARWIN, Connor....................13-13 27 21 48 95 BYRD, Terrill..........................12-12 20 20 40 18 TOLBERT, Cedric........................12-5 15 11 26 98 YOUNG, Curtis..........................13-0 18 7 25 67 HOPPEL, Adam........................13-12 15 10 25 40 HUGHES, John...........................12-1 9 10 19 89 DANIELS, Alex...........................13-1 10 5 15 37 SCHAFER, J.K..............................11-0 9 3 12 90 MATHEWS, R..............................13-1 4 8 12 25 JONES, Brad..............................11-1 6 5 11 9 BATTLE, D...................................13-0 7 4 11 87 HOWARD, Charley....................12-0 8 3 11 11 MCCAFFERTY, C..........................13-0 7 3 10 26 FREY, Drew..................................4-1 4 6 10 38 HILTON, Tomaz..........................11-0 4 5 9 24 RICHARDSON, Wes.....................11-0 3 6 9 43 ARMSTRONG, R............................9-0 3 5 8 84 WOODARD, Orion......................12-0 2 3 5 94 TRIGG, Rob...................................6-0 2 2 4 7 CAREY, Craig.............................11-0 2 2 4 78 WOLFE, Derek.............................6-0 2 1 3 3D FERGUSON, D..............................10-0 1 1 2 2 JONES, D.......................................4-0 1 1 2 22 GOEBEL, John............................13-2 1 1 2 71 LINKENBACH, J.........................13-13 2 . 2 14 ANDERSON, Chazz......................3-2 1 . 1 32 MOORE, Justin............................7-0 . 1 1 12 COLLAROS, Zach..........................7-0 1 . 1 48 WILLIAMS, T.................................4-0 1 . 1 15 PIKE, Tony.................................11-9 . 1 1 79 EL-AMIN, Khalil.....................12-12 1 . 1 46 JOHNSON, Scott..........................9-0 1 . 1 83 ALLI, Kazeem.............................12-0 . 1 1 47 HUBER, Kevin............................13-0 1 . 1 97 ROGERS, Jake............................13-0 1 . 1 20 RAMSEY, Jacob........................13-11 1 . 1 16 GOODMAN, D............................13-13 . 1 1 1 GILYARD, Mardy......................13-10 1 . 1 Total.................................... 13-0 507 368 875 Opponents.......................... 13-0 478 454 932

TFL/Yds 2.0-4 2.5-12 2.0-6 9.0-27 3.5-8 2.5-7 14.0-68 0.5-1 3.5-8 15.5-106 6.0-23 3.0-26 8.5-41 5.5-26 1.5-6 2.0-17 . . 0.5-1 1.0-1 . . 0.5-0 . . . . . 0.5-0 1.0-7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85-395 71.0-323

|-Sacks-| No-Yards . 1.0-11 . 2.0-5 . . 6.5-51 . . 11.0-91 4.5-19 2.0-25 4.0-23 3.0-21 1.0-5 1.0-2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.0-7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36-259 30-224

|---Pass Def---| Int-Yds BrUp . 3 . 3 4-158 9 1-39 2 3-60 6 1-29 4 1-0 1 . 1 2-2 9 . 7 . . 1-33 2 . . . 2 . . . 1 . 1 . . 2-0 . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-333 54 11-141 35

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QBH . 1 . . . . 1 . . 6 2 . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 16

|-Fumbles-| Rcv-Yds FF . . . . . . . . 3-0 2 . . . 1 . . . 1 . . 1-0 . . . . . . 1 . . . . . 1 1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-0 6 14-12 19

Blkd Kick Saf . . . . . . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . . 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 2 4 1


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game-by-game statistics Game Score First Downs

Rushing No. -Yds.-TD

Passing C-A-I-Yds-TD

Tot. Off Fum- Pl.-Yds. Lost

Pen.- Yards

Third Downs

Poss.Time

Eastern Kentucky at Cincinnati

7 40

8 28

28-48-0 44-209-2

13-18-1-1 26-35-0-4

46-195 79-557

1-1 2-1

3-25 11-106

2-12 5-12

25:55 34:05

at No. 4 Oklahoma Cincinnati

52 26

30 19

44-197-2 29-87-2

29-38-2-395-5 22-42-2-239-1

82-592 71-326

3-0 1-0

8-92 8-64

6-13 5-16

32:17 27:43

Miami (OH) at Cincinnati

20 45

22 20

30-66-0 31-152-2

28-44-1-235-2 20-24-0-241-3

55-393 74-301

1-0 3-2

5-36 6-70

11-19 8-10

34:57 25:03

at Akron Cincinnati

15 17

23 21

33-104-0 31-104-1

26-42-1-254-1 24-38-0-322-2

75-358 69-426

2-0 2-2

6-68 9-75

6-14 4-12

31:44 28:16

at Marshall Cincinnati

10 33

16 22

31-90-0 46-203-2

17-37-3-178-1 16-26-1-158-2

68-268 72-361

1-0 2-1

3-20 2-25

5-16 4-13

28:31 31:29

Rutgers at Cincinnati

10 13

15 15

29-62-0 31-97-1

20-36-0-192-1 21-29-0-239-0

65-254 60-336

0-0 0-0

8-62 12-115

3-15 0-11

31:46 28:14

at Connecticut Cincinnati

40 16

15 16

36-153-3 19-30-0

18-42-0-196-0 19-47-3-259-1

78-349 66-289

0-0 6-3

8-73 5--38

3-18 0-14

34:13 25:47

No. 23/24 USF at Cincinnati

10 24

19 23

39-182-1 37-115-1

13-31-3-174-0 20-28-1-281-2

70-356 65-396

1-0 2-2

8-40 6-36

4-14 5-10

30:32 29:28

at No. 20/23 West Virginia 23 Cincinnati 26 (OT)

19 12

42-98-0 33-82-1

20-38-1-219-2 16-30-0-178-1

80-317 63-260

1-1 0-0

5-43 10-91

4-20 2-13

31:15 28:45

at Louisville No. 22 Cincinnati

20 28

17 17

37-120-1 31-131-2

19-35-1-204-1 20-36-1-274-2

72-324 67-405

3-1 3-1

6-46 6-42

4-16 6-15

34:13 25:47

No. 20/19 Pittsburgh at No. 19/20 Cincinnati

21 28

15 22

26-35-2 38-87-1

18-29-1-229-1 26-32-0-309-3

55-264 70-396

2-1 3-1

7-50 5-46

2-10 6-12

25:13 34:47

Syracuse at No. 16/16 Cincinnati

10 30

8 25

27-152-0 31-140-1

6-23-1-59-1 28-44-1-272-2

50-211 75-412

0-0 2-1

5-45 10-107

3-14 8-15

25:07 34:53

at Hawai’i No. 13/12 Cincinnati

24 29

16 18

24-45-1 33-139-0

28-42-1-275-2 16-28-2-183-2

66-320 61-322

1-1 2-1

11-109 6-58

5-14 3-12

31:05 28:55

MONEY PLAYS

DRIVE START AVERAGES

(Money plays are defined as plays resulting in first down or a touchdown)

RUSHERS 1st TD No. Att RAMSEY 35 2 37 148 GOEBEL 29 7 32 124 PIKE 11 1 12 34 PEAD 10 0 10 28 GRUTZA 5 2 6 17 ANDERSON 2 2 4 14 JOHNSON 2 1 3 11 COLLAROS 1 0 1 6 BARNETT 1 0 1 4 TOTALS 96 15 106 404

RECEPTIONS GOODMAN GILYARD GUIDUGLI BARNETT ALLI GOEBEL WOODS RAMSEY WAUGH ROBINSON BARWIN BINNS FERGUSON TOTALS

1st TD No. Rec 46 7 49 78 41 10 42 74 14 1 14 18 13 1 13 27 6 3 9 12 9 0 9 25 8 0 8 14 3 1 3 12 2 0 2 2 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 144 25 153 274

1ST DOWN TOTALS 24

6

29

204

TOTALS

54

15

59

118

2ND DOWN TOTALS 44

6

48

134

TOTALS

56

8

59

94

3RD DOWN TOTALS 26

2

26

58

TOTALS

29

2

30

56

4TH DOWN TOTALS 2

1

3

8

TOTALS

5

0

5

cincinnati Obtained # Avg Kickoff 57 33.6

# 74

Avg 24.7

Punt

Opponents

84

32.3

57

22.6

Field goal

3

26.3

6

22.0

Fumble

5

50.4

14

58.7

16

54.1

11

47.3

8

35.1

10

34.2

173

35.3

172

28.7

Interception Downs All drives

6

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individual game-by-game offense ... PASSING #15 PIKE, Tony Eastern Kentucky Oklahoma Miami (OH) Akron Connecticut USF West Virginia Louisville Pittsburgh Syracuse Hawai`i TOTALS

Att 7 11 24 34 27 28 30 33 32 44 21 291

Comp 5 3 20 23 10 20 16 19 26 28 13 183

Int 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 2 7

Pct 71.4 27.3 83.3 67.6 37.0 71.4 53.3 57.6 81.2 63.6 61.9 62.9

Yards 52 21 241 320 136 281 178 250 309 272 108 2168

TD 1 0 3 2 1 2 1 2 3 2 1 18

Long Sack 23 2 13 0 49 0 67 0 27 2 48 2 66 3 48 0 39 2 19 4 29 2 67 17

Yds 13 0 0 0 18 15 25 0 12 23 10 116

Effic 181.0 25.1 208.9 166.1 84.2 172.2 114.2 135.2 193.3 126.0 101.8 141.1

#14 ANDERSON, Chazz Marshall Rutgers Connecticut TOTALS

Att 26 29 20 75

Comp 16 21 9 46

Int 1 0 2 3

Pct 61.5 72.4 45.0 61.3

Yards 158 239 123 520

TD 2 0 0 2

Long Sack 17 3 27 4 41 2 41 9

Yds 30 28 18 76

Effic 130.3 141.6 76.7 120.4

#4 GRUTZA, Dustin Eastern Kentucky Oklahoma Louisville Hawai`i TOTALS

Att 28 29 2 7 66

Comp 21 19 1 3 44

Int 0 1 0 0 1

Pct 75.0 65.5 50.0 42.9 66.7

Yards 296 218 24 75 613

TD 3 1 0 1 5

Long Sack 47 1 57 3 24 0 69 0 69 4

Yds 7 25 0 0 32

Effic 199.2 133.1 150.8 180.0 166.7

#12 COLLAROS, Zach Akron TOTALS

Att 4 4

Comp 1 1

Int 0 0

Pct 25.0 25.0

Yards 2 2

TD 0 0

Long Sack 2 0 2 0

Yds 0 0

Effic 29.2 29.2

EKU 9-34/0 9-62/1 DNP 9-79/0 10-33/1 3--15/0 DNP 2-5/0 2-11/0 - DNP DNP

OU 8-27/0 8-27/0 DNP 1-1/1 9-11/1 3-21/0 - - - - DNP DNP

MIA 12-57/0 13-63/2 DNP 1--1/0 DNP 5-33/0 - - - - DNP DNP

AKR 13-54/0 9-27/0 1-2/0 - DNP 2-6/0 4-18/0 - - - DNP DNP

MAR 17-99/0 8-56/1 11-59/0 DNP DNP DNP DNP 1-13/0 - - DNP 8--24/1

RUT 14-85/0 6-21/0 - DNP DNP DNP DNP - - 2-10/0 DNP 7--12/1

UCONN 5-38/0 2-11/0 - - DNP 3--15/0 DNP 1--2/0 - - DNP 8--2/0

USF 15-43/0 17-78/1 DNP DNP DNP 2--15/0 2-11/0 - DNP - DNP DNP

WVU UL 18-83/0 13-48/1 7-14/0 10-77/1 DNP DNP - DNP DNP 1-3/0 7--9/1 3-2/0 DNP - - - - - - - DNP 1-5/0 DNP DNP

PITT SYR HAW 18-25/1 4-26/0 2-11/0 11-29/0 10-67/1 14-49/0 DNP 8-49/0 8-74/0 - - DNP - 1-4/0 9-33/0 9--2/0 5-4/0 - DNP - - - - - - - - DNP DNP DNP

No-Yds/TD EKU 74-1,118/10 6-101/2 78-977/7 10-144/2 29-271/1 4-44/0 25-265/0 3-30/0 18-229/1 - 14-168/0 1--2/0 12-124/3 1-23/0 12-89/1 - 3-15/0 - 1-12/0 - 2-11/0 DNP 2-11/0 1-8/0 1-10/0 - 1-1/0 - 1-1/1 - 1-1/1 -

OU 7-119/0 6-60/1 - 2-10/0 - 1-13/0 1-8/0 2-9/0 1-7/0 1-12/0 DNP - - 1-1/0 - -

MIA 6-69/1 6-94/0 2-2/0 1-6/0 3-52/1 - 1-8/1 - - DNP DNP - 1-10/0 - - -

AKR 7-146/2 6-91/0 6-66/0 1--1/0 - 1-2/0 1-14/0 2-4/0 - DNP - - - - - -

MAR 2-30/0 6-51/2 2-11/0 1-3/0 3-35/0 1-13/0 - 1-15/0 - DNP - - DNP DNP - -

RUT 4-35/0 4-21/0 5-79/0 2-3/0 1-10/0 4-67/0 1-24/0 - - DNP - - - DNP - -

UCONN 7-87/1 5-69/0 1-9/0 3-68/0 1-12/0 - 1-6/0 - DNP DNP 1-8/0 - DNP - - -

USF 4-98/1 5-57/0 1-8/0 3-43/0 2-38/0 3-30/0 DNP 1-6/0 - DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP 1-1/1

WVU UL - 5-73/1 6-81/0 9-134/1 2--1/0 - 3-68/0 2-11/0 1-7/0 3-42/0 - - 2-8/1 1-14/0 1-12/0 - - - - DNP DNP DNP 1-3/0 - - DNP - DNP DNP - - -

PITT SYR HAW 8-110/1 11-114/0 7-136/1 7-101/1 8-74/0 3-43/1 1-1/0 2-9/0 1-9/0 2-14/0 1-1/0 2-8/0 1-13/0 1-12/0 1-13/0 1-19/0 1-13/0 1-6/0 2-13/1 3-19/0 2-24/1 - - 2-8/0 - - DNP - 1-3/0 - - - - - - DNP - 1-1/1 - - -

RUSHING RAMSEY, Jacob GOEBEL, John PEAD, Isaiah JOHNSON, Scott GRUTZA, Dustin PIKE, Tony COLLAROS, Zach BARNETT, Marcus WAUGH, Marcus GILYARD, Mardy JONES, D. ANDERSON, Chazz RECEIVING GILYARD, Mardy GOODMAN, D. BARNETT, Marcus GOEBEL, John GUIDUGLI, Ben WOODS, D.J. ALLI, Kazeem RAMSEY, Jacob HOWARD, Charley ROBINSON, A. PEAD, Isaiah WAUGH, Marcus BINNS, Armon JOHNSON, Scott FERGUSON, D. BARWIN, Connor

No-Yds/TD 148-630/2 124-581/7 28-184/0 11-79/1 21-51/2 51-43/1 6-29/0 4-16/0 2-11/0 2-10/0 1-5/0 23--38/2

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individual game-by-game DEFENSE... TOTAL TACKLES MANALAC, Ryan LB CORNETT, Torry LB MICKENS, Mike DB SMITH, Corey LB UNDERWOOD, B. DB WEBSTER, Aaron DB NELMS, Lamonte DE REVELS, Andre LB SMITH, DeAngelo DB BARWIN, Connor DE BYRD, Terrill DL TOLBERT, Cedric DB YOUNG, Curtis DE HOPPEL, Adam DL HUGHES, John DL DANIELS, Alex DL MATHEWS, R. DL SCHAFER, J.K. LB JONES, Brad DB BATTLE, D. DB HOWARD, Charley FREY, Drew DB MCCAFFERTY, C. LB RICHARDSON, Wes DB HILTON, Tomaz LB ARMSTRONG, R. LB WOODARD, Orion TRIGG, Rob DE CAREY, Craig DE WOLFE, Derek DL LINKENBACH, J. GOEBEL, John JONES, D. FERGUSON, D. LB JOHNSON, Scott ROGERS, Jake WILLIAMS, T. HUBER, Kevin MOORE, Justin DB RAMSEY, Jacob COLLAROS, Zach EL-AMIN, Khalil PIKE, Tony ALLI, Kazeem ANDERSON, Chazz GILYARD, Mardy GOODMAN, D.

UA-A 39-35 41-26 43-22 31-30 39-21 26-29 34-19 28-24 35-15 27-21 20-20 15-11 18-7 15-10 9-10 10-5 4-8 9-3 6-5 7-4 8-3 4-6 7-3 3-6 4-5 3-5 2-3 2-2 2-2 2-1 2-0 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 0-1 1-0 1-0 1-0 0-1 0-1 1-0 1-0 0-1

TOT 74 67 65 61 60 55 53 52 50 48 40 26 25 25 19 15 12 12 11 11 11 10 10 9 9 8 5 4 4 3 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

EKU 3-2 0-1 1-1 2-2 2-0 2-1 1-1 - 3-0 4-1 DNP 3-0 2-2 0-1 0-2 1-0 1-0 0-1 - - - 1-1 0-1 DNP 1-0 - 0-1 - 2-1 0-1 - - DNP 1-1 - - 1-0 - - - DNP DNP - - DNP - 0-1

SACKS BARWIN, Connor DE NELMS, Lamonte DE BYRD, Terrill DL YOUNG, Curtis DE HOPPEL, Adam DL SMITH, Corey LB TOLBERT, Cedric DB HUGHES, John DL WOLFE, Derek DL CORNETT, Torry LB DANIELS, Alex DL

UA-A 10-2 6-1 3-3 4-0 3-0 2-0 2-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 1-0

TOT 11.0 6.5 4.5 4.0 3.0 2.0 2.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0

EKU 2.0-12 - DNP - - - 1.0-15 - - - -

OU 4-3 4-1 2-1 3-3 2-4 - 3-1 6-6 6-5 1-2 4-5 1-2 1-2 - 2-0 0-2 0-2 DNP 1-0 0-1 1-1 0-1 1-0 DNP DNP 0-1 - 1-1 - - - 0-1 DNP - - - DNP - - - - - 0-1 - DNP - -

MIA 6-4 4-2 5-2 3-4 1-0 1-1 3-0 4-4 2-1 4-1 0-2 0-1 1-0 1-1 2-1 - 0-1 2-0 0-1 - 0-1 3-2 2-0 0-1 - - 2-0 DNP - DNP - - DNP - - - - - - - - - - - DNP - -

AKR 3-0 2-2 12-2 2-3 1-1 3-0 3-1 6-2 4-0 2-3 3-1 1-0 1-0 1-0 2-0 1-0 - 1-0 1-0 - - 0-2 - - 1-0 DNP 0-1 - DNP DNP - - DNP - - - - - DNP - - - - - DNP - -

MAR 1-3 4-5 2-7 4-2 1-4 1-5 3-1 1-3 2-1 2-1 0-1 1-1 - - 1-0 1-1 - 1-1 0-1 1-1 - DNP 1-2 - 1-3 DNP - 0-1 0-1 1-0 - - DNP - DNP - DNP - 0-1 1-0 DNP - DNP - - - -

RUT 3-5 3-4 4-0 2-2 2-3 2-0 2-3 2-1 3-2 2-2 1-2 1-2 1-0 2-1 0-3 - - 1-0 1-1 1-1 1-0 DNP - - - DNP - DNP - DNP - - DNP - DNP - DNP - DNP - DNP - DNP - - - -

UCONN 1-4 1-5 3-3 0-5 5-2 2-7 4-3 0-3 3-3 1-1 0-1 - 0-1 2-1 DNP 1-1 1-0 - 1-1 1-0 DNP DNP - 1-0 - - - DNP - DNP - - DNP - - - DNP 1-0 DNP - DNP - - 0-1 1-0 - -

USF 4-2 2-0 1-2 4-3 5-4 1-2 3-1 3-2 1-1 4-3 1-1 1-1 2-0 3-1 1-0 1-0 1-1 DNP DNP 1-0 2-1 DNP 1-0 0-1 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP - - DNP DNP DNP - DNP - DNP - - 1-0 - DNP DNP - -

WVU 3-4 7-0 8-3 2-2 3-1 4-9 1-4 - 3-1 1-2 3-3 DNP 2-0 1-5 0-2 2-0 0-1 0-1 0-1 1-0 - DNP - 1-1 - 1-2 - DNP - DNP - - DNP DNP - - - - DNP - DNP - - - DNP - -

UL 3-1 5-2 5-1 2-1 5-2 3-1 4-1 DNP 4-1 1-1 4-0 - 2-1 2-0 0-1 - - 1-0 DNP - 1-0 DNP - 0-1 - 1-1 0-1 1-0 - - - - - - DNP - DNP - - - - - - - DNP - -

PITT SYR 3-1 3-4 1-4 2-0 DNP DNP 1-1 1-1 5-0 2-0 2-1 3-1 3-1 1-1 2-1 1-1 2-0 1-0 2-4 - 1-3 - 1-3 3-1 2-0 1-1 - - - 0-1 - 3-0 1-1 0-2 - 3-0 - 1-0 - 1-1 2-0 1-0 DNP DNP - - - 0-2 1-1 0-1 0-1 - - - DNP - - - DNP 1-0 - 1-0 - - 1-0 0-1 DNP - - - - 1-0 DNP DNP - - DNP - - - - DNP - - - - - - DNP DNP - - - -

HAW 2-2 6-0 DNP 5-1 5-0 2-1 3-1 3-1 1-0 3-0 3-1 3-0 3-0 3-0 1-0 0-1 1-0 1-0 DNP 2-0 1-0 1-0 DNP 1-0 1-0 1-0 DNP 1-0 DNP 1-0 -

OU MIA - 2.0-26 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - DNP - - - -

AKR - 1.0-14 - 1.0-7 1.0-7 - - - DNP - -

MAR 1.0-7 1.0-9 - - - - - 1.0-5 - - -

RUT 2.0-12 1.0-8 - - - - - - DNP - -

UCONN - - - - 1.0-7 - - DNP DNP - -

USF - 1.0-5 - 1.0-7 - - - - DNP - -

WVU - 0.5-5 1.5-7 1.0-5 - - DNP - DNP - 1.0-2

UL - - - - - - - - - 1.0-11 -

PITT SYR 3.0-22 - - 1.0-6 2.0-7 - - 1.0-4 - - 1.0-2 - 1.0-10 - - - DNP 1.0-7 - - - -

HAW 1.0-12 1.0-4 1.0-5 1.0-7 1.0-3 -

2009 FEDEX ORANGE BOWL u 67


GAME 14 u vs. NO. 21/19 VIRGINIA TECH record u 11-2/6-1 BIG EAST

individual game-by-game all-purpose/special teams... ALL-PURPOSE YARDS GILYARD, Mardy GOEBEL, John GOODMAN, D. RAMSEY, Jacob WOODS, D.J. BARNETT, Marcus GUIDUGLI, Ben PEAD, Isaiah SMITH, DeAngelo MICKENS, Mike ALLI, Kazeem JOHNSON, Scott UNDERWOOD, B. GRUTZA, Dustin PIKE, Tony SMITH, Corey WAUGH, Marcus TOLBERT, Cedric WEBSTER, Aaron COLLAROS, Zach BARWIN, Connor HOWARD, Charley MOORE, Justin ROBINSON, A. BINNS, Armon JONES, D. CORNETT, Torry FERGUSON, D. TEAM ANDERSON, Chazz

TOTAL 2025 1086 977 719 300 287 229 216 186 158 141 80 60 51 43 39 38 33 29 29 21 15 12 12 10 5 3 1 -25 -38

EKU 127 92 144 34 54 49 - DNP 13 - 23 79 - 33 -15 - 19 - - DNP - - 12 - - DNP - - - DNP

OU 365 37 60 36 13 - - DNP - - 8 2 -5 11 21 - 16 - - - - 7 - 12 - DNP 3 - - DNP

MIA 102 112 94 57 6 2 52 DNP 18 72 8 -1 - DNP 33 - - - - - - - - DNP 10 DNP - - - DNP

AKR 168 65 91 58 2 66 - 2 - - 14 - - DNP 6 - - - - 18 - - DNP DNP - DNP - - -3 DNP

MAR 88 73 51 114 7 24 35 59 4 - - DNP - DNP DNP - - 33 29 DNP 19 - - DNP DNP DNP - - - -24

RUT 91 24 21 85 68 79 10 - 69 - 24 DNP - DNP DNP - - - - DNP - - DNP DNP - DNP - - -7 -12

UCONN 163 101 69 38 49 7 12 8 3 - 6 - - DNP -15 - - - - DNP 1 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP - - - -2

USF 140 144 57 49 30 8 38 DNP - 58 DNP DNP - DNP -15 - DNP - - 11 1 - DNP DNP DNP DNP - DNP -2 DNP

WVU 100 82 81 95 - -1 7 DNP 21 - 25 - - DNP -9 - 3 DNP - DNP - - DNP - - DNP - DNP -6 DNP

UL 182 97 134 48 - - 42 DNP 13 28 14 DNP - 3 2 - - - - - - - - DNP DNP 5 - - -4 DNP

PITT SYR 176 170 38 81 101 74 44 50 13 25 43 1 8 13 DNP 49 - 53 DNP DNP 6 13 - - 45 - DNP - 33 -2 - 39 - - - - - - - DNP - - - - DNP - - - - - - - - - DNP - - - DNP DNP

HAW 153 140 11 33 9 12 98 -8 DNP 20 4 4 8 1 -3 DNP

PUNT RETURNS SMITH, DeAngelo WOODS, D.J. BARWIN, Connor

TOTAL 21-192 11-109 2-20

EKU 2-13 2-33 -

OU - - -

MIA 1-18 2-6 -

AKR - - -

MAR 1-4 1--6 1-19

RUT 4-69 1-1 -

UCONN 4-3 3-49 1-1

USF - - -

WVU 4-19 - -

UL 2-13 - -

PITT SYR - 3-53 - 1-6 - -

HAW 1-20 -

KICK RETURNS GILYARD, Mardy GOEBEL, John WOODS, D.J. PEAD, Isaiah ALLI, Kazeem WAUGH, Marcus CORNETT, Torry SMITH, DeAngelo

TOTAL 32-897 11-240 1-23 1-21 1-17 1-16 1-3 1--8

EKU 1-26 - 1-23 DNP - - - -

OU 5-246 - - DNP - 1-16 1-3 -

MIA 2-33 1-43 - DNP - - - -

AKR 1-22 2-39 - - - - - -

MAR 3-58 1-14 - - - - - -

RUT 2-46 - - - - - - -

UCONN 4-76 2-22 - - - - - -

USF 2-42 1-23 - DNP DNP DNP - -

WVU 1-100 - - DNP 1-17 - - -

UL 4-109 1-9 - DNP - - - -

PITT SYR 3-66 3-56 - - - - DNP - - - - - - - - -

HAW 1-17 3-90 1-21 1--8

INT RETURNS MICKENS, Mike UNDERWOOD, B. JONES, Brad SMITH, DeAngelo SMITH, Corey MOORE, Justin NELMS, Lamonte TOLBERT, Cedric WEBSTER, Aaron

TOTAL 4-158 3-60 2-0 2-2 1-39 1-12 1-0 1-33 1-29

EKU - - - - - 1-12 - - -

OU - 1--5 1-0 - - - - - -

MIA 1-72 - - - - - - - -

AKR - - 1-0 - - DNP - - -

MAR 1-0 - - - - - - 1-33 1-29

RUT - - - - - DNP - - -

UCONN - - - - - DNP - - -

USF 1-58 - DNP 1-0 - DNP 1-0 - -

WVU - - - 1-2 - DNP - DNP -

UL 1-28 - DNP - - - - - -

PITT SYR DNP DNP 1-45 - - - - - - 1-39 DNP - - - - - - -

HAW DNP 1-20 -

2009 FEDEX ORANGE BOWL u 68


GAME 14 u vs. NO. 21/19 VIRGINIA TECH record u 11-2/6-1 BIG EAST

SUPERLATIVES INDIVIDUAL GAME HIGHS Rushes 18..............................RAMSEY, Jacob at West Virginia (11/08/08) ....................................RAMSEY, Jacob vs Pittsburgh (11/22/08) Yards Rushing 99.....................................RAMSEY, Jacob at Marshall (10/03/08) TD Rushes 2................................... GOEBEL, John vs Miami (OH) (09/17/08) Long Rush 50......................JOHNSON, Scott vs Eastern Kentucky (08/28/08) Pass attempts 44............................................PIKE, Tony vs Syracuse (11/29/08) Pass completions 28............................................PIKE, Tony vs Syracuse (11/29/08) Yards Passing 320................................................PIKE, Tony at Akron (09/27/08) TD Passes 3.......................GRUTZA, Dustin vs Eastern Kentucky (08/28/08) ..........................................PIKE, Tony vs Miami (OH) (09/17/08) ........................................... PIKE, Tony vs Pittsburgh (11/22/08) Long Pass 69.....................................GRUTZA, Dustin at Hawai`i (12/06/08) Receptions 11................................... GILYARD, Mardy vs Syracuse (11/29/08) Yards Receiving 146.......................................GILYARD, Mardy at Akron (09/27/08) TD Receptions 2..........................GOODMAN, D. vs Eastern Kentucky (08/28/08) ........................GILYARD, Mardy vs Eastern Kentucky (08/28/08) ..........................................GILYARD, Mardy at Akron (09/27/08) ........................................ GOODMAN, D. at Marshall (10/03/08) Long Reception 69.....................................GILYARD, Mardy at Hawai`i (12/06/08) Field Goals 3...................................ROGERS, Jake at Connecticut (10/25/08) .........................................ROGERS, Jake vs Syracuse (11/29/08) Long Field Goal 54..................................ROGERS, Jake at Connecticut (10/25/08) Punts 9......................................... HUBER, Kevin vs Rutgers (10/11/08) Punting Avg 50.5.......................................HUBER, Kevin at Hawai`i (12/06/08) Long Punt 64........................................ HUBER, Kevin vs Rutgers (10/11/08) Long Punt Return 40....................................WOODS, D.J. at Connecticut (10/25/08) Long Kickoff Return 100............................GILYARD, Mardy at West Virginia (11/08/08) Tackles 14.........................................MICKENS, Mike at Akron (09/27/08) Sacks 3.0...............................BARWIN, Connor vs Pittsburgh (11/22/08) Tackles For Loss 3.0.................... BARWIN, Connor vs Eastern Kentucky (08/28/08) .................................BARWIN, Connor vs Pittsburgh (11/22/08) Interceptions 1....................................................................................16 Times

OPPONENT INDIVIDUAL GAME HIGHS Rushes 29.............................BROWN, Donald, at Connecticut (10/25/08) Yards Rushing 150............................BROWN, Donald, at Connecticut (10/25/08) TD Rushes 2..............................BROWN, Donald, at Connecticut (10/25/08) ....................................McCOY,LeSean, vs Pittsburgh (11/22/08) Long Rush 58................................ FIAMMETTA,Tony, vs Syracuse (11/29/08) Pass attempts 42.................................ENDRES, Cody, at Connecticut (10/25/08) .......................................... Alexander,G., at Hawai`i (12/06/08) Pass completions 29.................................. Bradford, Sam, at Oklahoma (09/06/08) Yards Passing 395................................. Bradford, Sam, at Oklahoma (09/06/08) TD Passes 5................................... Bradford, Sam, at Oklahoma (09/06/08) Long Pass 61.....................HOLLAND, Allan, vs Eastern Kentucky (08/28/08) Receptions 10.......................................BOWSER, Deryn, at Akron (09/27/08) Yards Receiving 141...................................Broyles, Ryan, at Oklahoma (09/06/08) TD Receptions 2............................... Gresham, Jermai, at Oklahoma (09/06/08) Long Reception 61..........................WATTS, Cody, vs Eastern Kentucky (08/28/08) Field Goals 4................................TEGGART, Dave, at Connecticut (10/25/08) Long Field Goal 52.................................MCAFEE, Pat, at West Virginia (11/08/08) Punts 10................................ DELLAGANNA, Ted, vs Rutgers (10/11/08) Punting Avg 49.0.............................RICHARDSON, J., vs Miami (OH) (09/17/08) Long Punt 61................................ DELLAGANNA, Ted, vs Rutgers (10/11/08) Long Punt Return 25.....................................SMALL, Chubb, at Marshall (10/03/08) .............................. HOWARD, Jasper, at Connecticut (10/25/08) Long Kickoff Return 51.........................CALDWELL, J., vs Eastern Kentucky (08/28/08) Tackles 17................................ McKILLOP,Scott, vs Pittsburgh (11/22/08) Sacks 2.0............................HALL, Chris, vs Eastern Kentucky (08/28/08) ....................................... Lewis, Travis, at Oklahoma (09/06/08) ......................................HARVEY, Mario, at Marshall (10/03/08) Tackles For Loss 2.5..................................... Lewis, Travis, at Oklahoma (09/06/08) .................................. THOMAS, J.T., at West Virginia (11/08/08) Interceptions 2.............................McCLAIN, Robert, at Connecticut (10/25/08)

TEAM GAME HIGHS Rushes Yards Rushing Yards Per Rush TD Rushes Pass attempts Pass completions Yards Passing Yards Per Pass TD Passes Total Plays Total Offense Yards Per Play Points Sacks By First Downs Penalties Penalty Yards Turnovers Interceptions By

OPPONENT TEAM GAME HIGHS Rushes 44.......................................................... at Oklahoma (09/06/08) Yards Rushing 197......................................................... at Oklahoma (09/06/08) Yards Per Rush 5.6.............................................................vs Syracuse (11/29/08) TD Rushes 3.........................................................at Connecticut (10/25/08) Pass attempts 43........................................................ vs Miami (OH) (09/17/08) Pass completions 29.......................................................... at Oklahoma (09/06/08) Yards Passing 395......................................................... at Oklahoma (09/06/08) Yards Per Pass 10.4......................................................... at Oklahoma (09/06/08) TD Passes 5........................................................... at Oklahoma (09/06/08) Total Plays 82.......................................................... at Oklahoma (09/06/08) Total Offense 592......................................................... at Oklahoma (09/06/08) Yards Per Play 7.2.......................................................... at Oklahoma (09/06/08) Points 52.......................................................... at Oklahoma (09/06/08) Sacks By 4............................................................... vs Rutgers (10/11/08) ..........................................................at Connecticut (10/25/08) ...............................................................vs Syracuse (11/29/08) First Downs 30.......................................................... at Oklahoma (09/06/08) Penalties 11.............................................................. at Hawai`i (12/06/08) Penalty Yards 109............................................................. at Hawai`i (12/06/08) Turnovers 3..............................................................at Marshall (10/03/08) ...................................................................... vs USF (10/30/08) Interceptions By 3.........................................................at Connecticut (10/25/08)

46.............................................................at Marshall (10/03/08) 209.............................................. vs Eastern Kentucky (08/28/08) 4.9........................................................ vs Miami (OH) (09/17/08) 2................................................ vs Eastern Kentucky (08/28/08) ............................................................ at Oklahoma (09/06/08) .......................................................... vs Miami (OH) (09/17/08) ...............................................................at Marshall (10/03/08) ..............................................................at Louisville (11/14/08) 47........................................................at Connecticut (10/25/08) 28.............................................................vs Syracuse (11/29/08) 348.............................................. vs Eastern Kentucky (08/28/08) 10.0....................................................... vs Miami (OH) (09/17/08) 4................................................ vs Eastern Kentucky (08/28/08) 79............................................... vs Eastern Kentucky (08/28/08) 557.............................................. vs Eastern Kentucky (08/28/08) 7.1........................................................ vs Miami (OH) (09/17/08) 45........................................................ vs Miami (OH) (09/17/08) 7...........................................................vs Pittsburgh (11/22/08) 28............................................... vs Eastern Kentucky (08/28/08) 12.............................................................. vs Rutgers (10/11/08) 115............................................................. vs Rutgers (10/11/08) 6.........................................................at Connecticut (10/25/08) 3..............................................................at Marshall (10/03/08) ...................................................................... vs USF (10/30/08)

2009 FEDEX ORANGE BOWL u 69


GAME 14 u vs. NO. 21/19 VIRGINIA TECH record u 11-2/6-1 BIG EAST

game-by-game starters Offense WR

LT

LG

C

RG

RT

TE/WR

TE/WR

QB

RB WR

Eastern Kentucky

Goodman

Linkenbach

J. Kelce

Jurek

Canfield

Grifiin

Guidugli

Barnett

Grutza

Ramsey

Gilyard

at Oklahoma

Goodman

Linkenbach

J. Kelce

Jurek

Canfield

El-Amin

Guidugli

Barnett

Grutza

Ramsey

Gilyard

Miami (OH)

Goodman

Linkenbach

J. Kelce

Jurek

Canfield

El-Amin

Guidugli

Barnett

Pike

Ramsey

Gilyard

at Akron

Goodman

Linkenbach

J. Kelce

Jurek

Canfield

El-Amin

Guidugli

Barnett

Pike

Ramsey

Gilyard

at Marshall

Goodman

Linkenbach

Hoffman

Jurek

Canfield

El-Amin

Guidugli

Barnett

Anderson

Ramsey

Gilyard

Rutgers

Goodman

Linkenbach

J. Kelce

Jurek

Canfield

El-Amin

Guidugli

Barnett

Anderson

Ramsey

Gilyard

at Connecticut

Goodman

Linkenbach

J. Kelce

Jurek

Canfield

El-Amin

Guidugli

Barnett

Pike

Ramsey

Gilyard

USF

Goodman

Linkenbach

J. Kelce

Jurek

Canfield

El-Amin

Guidugli

Barnett

Pike

Ramsey

Gilyard

at West Virginia

Goodman

Linkenbach

Hoffman

J. Kelce

Canfield

El-Amin

Guidugli

Barnett

Pike

Ramsey

Binns

at Louisville

Goodman

Linkenbach

J. Kelce

Jurek

Canfield

El-Amin

Guidugli

Waugh

Pike

Ramsey

Barnett

Pittsburgh

Goodman

Linkenbach

J. Kelce

Jurek

Canfield

El-Amin

Guidugli

Waugh

Pike

Ramsey

Barnett

Syracuse

Goodman

Linkenbach

J. Kelce

Jurek

Canfield

El-Amin

Guidugli

Barnett

Pike

Goebel

Gilyard

at Hawai’i

Goodman

Linkenbach J. Kelce

Jurek

Canfield

El-Amin

Guidugli

Barnett

Pike

Goebel

Gilyard

Defense

DE

DT

DT

DE

SLB

MLB WLB

CB FS

SS

CB

Eastern Kentucky

Nelms

Mathews

Hughes

Barwin

C. Smith

Manalac

Cornett

Mickens

D. Smith

B. Jones

Underwood

at Oklahoma

Nelms

Hoppel

Byrd

Barwin

C. Smith

Manalac

Cornett

Mickens

D. Smith

Tolbert

Underwood

Miami (OH)

Nelms

Hoppel

Byrd

Barwin

C. Smith

Manalac

Cornett

Mickens

D. Smith

Tolbert

Underwood

at Akron

Nelms

Hoppel

Byrd

Barwin

C. Smith

Manalac

Cornett

Mickens

Underwood

Frey

D. Smith

at Marshall

Nelms

Hoppel

Byrd

Barwin

C. Smith

Manalac

Cornett

Mickens

Underwood

Webster

D. Smith

Rutgers

Nelms

Hoppel

Byrd

Barwin

C. Smith

Manalac

Cornett

Mickens

Underwood

Webster

D. Smith

at Connecticut

Nelms

Hoppel

Byrd

Barwin

C. Smith

Manalac

Cornett

Mickens

Underwood

Webster

D. Smith

USF

Nelms

Hoppel

Byrd

Barwin

C. Smith

Manalac

Cornett

Mickens

Underwood

Webster

D. Smith

at West Virginia

Nelms

Hoppel

Byrd

Barwin

C. Smith

Manalac

Cornett

Mickens

Underwood

Webster

D. Smith

at Louisville

Nelms

Hoppel

Byrd

Barwin

C. Smith

Manalac

Cornett

Mickens

Underwood

Webster

D. Smith

Pittsburgh

Nelms

Hoppel

Byrd

Barwin

C. Smith

Manalac

Cornett

Underwood Tolbert

Webster

D. Smith

Syracuse

Nelms

Hoppel

Byrd

Barwin

C. Smith

Manalac

Cornett

Underwood Tolbert

Webster

D. Smith

at Hawai’i

Daniels

Hoppel

Byrd

Barwin

C. Smith

Manalac

Cornett

Underwood Tolbert

Webster

D. Smith

START CHART PLAYER GS (CONSEC.) Marcus Barnett.................................................................. 23 (16) Connor Barwin................................................................... 16 (13) Terrill Byrd.......................................................................... 48 (12) Trevor Canfield .................................................................. 42 (38) Torry Cornett...................................................................... 14 (13) Alex Daniels...........................................................................1 (1) Khalil El-Amin.................................................................... 21 (16) Drey Frey................................................................................1 (1) Mardy Gilyard.......................................................................18 (2) Dominick Goodman........................................................... 36 (31) John Goebel...........................................................................2 (2)

PLAYER.............................................................GS (CONSEC.) Dustin Grutza.......................................................................26 (2) Ben Guidugli...................................................................... 13 (13) Adam Hoppel..................................................................... 28 (25) Charley Howard......................................................................3 (0) Brad Jones..............................................................................1 (0) Chris Jurek............................................................................21 (4) Jason Kelce...........................................................................12 (4) Jeff Linkenbach.................................................................. 30 (14) Ryan Manalac..................................................................... 28 (24) Ricardo Mathews...................................................................1 (0) Mike Mickens..................................................................... 45 (44)

2009 FEDEX ORANGE BOWL u 70

PLAYER.............................................................GS (CONSEC.) Lamonte Nelms.................................................................. 14 (12) Tony Pike................................................................................9 (7) Jacob Ramsey..................................................................... 15 (15) Andre Revels..........................................................................2 (0) Corey Smith........................................................................ 45 (23) DeAngelo Smith................................................................. 27 (26) Cedric Tolbert.........................................................................6 (3) Aaron Webster.......................................................................9 (9) Brandon Underwood.......................................................... 13 (13) Marcus Waugh.......................................................................3 (2) Curtis Young...........................................................................3 (0)


GAME 14 u vs. NO. 21/19 VIRGINIA TECH record u 11-2/6-1 BIG EAST

player participation ... 83 14 43 85 5D 9 69 80 95 76 7 57 91 12 49 89 72 39 79 3D 26 1 22 16 66 4 19 38 59 67 87 47 40 46 25 2 56 60 71 45 53 90 11 21 32 10 23 15 20 50 24 88 97 37 42 6D 18 94 81 8 35 17 48 93 78 84 3 92 98

Name ALLI, Kazeem ANDERSON, Chazz ARMSTRONG, R. BARNETT, Marcus BARWIN, Connor BATTLE, D. BECKER, Frank BINNS, Armon BYRD, Terrill CANFIELD, T. CAREY, Craig CHEATHAM, O. CLIFFORD, Tyler COLLAROS, Zach CORNETT, Torry DANIELS, Alex DAVIS, Evan DELISI, Alex EL-AMIN, Khalil FERGUSON, D. FREY, Drew GILYARD, Mardy GOEBEL, John GOODMAN, D. GRIFFIN, Sam GRUTZA, Dustin GUIDUGLI, Ben HILTON, Tomaz HOFFMAN, Alex HOPPEL, Adam HOWARD, Charley HUBER, Kevin HUGHES, John JOHNSON, Scott JONES, Brad JONES, D. JUREK, Chris KELCE, Jason LINKENBACH, J. MANALAC, Ryan MARTINEZ, Randy MATHEWS, R. MCCAFFERTY, C. MICKENS, Mike MOORE, Justin NELMS, Lamonte PEAD, Isaiah PIKE, Tony RAMSEY, Jacob REVELS, Andre RICHARDSON, Wes ROBINSON, A. ROGERS, Jake SCHAFER, J.K. SMITH, Corey SMITH, DeAngelo TOLBERT, Cedric TRIGG, Rob TRUESDELL, Nick UNDERWOOD, B. WAUGH, Marcus WEBSTER, Aaron WILLIAMS, T. WINDT, Mike WOLFE, Derek WOODARD, Orion WOODS, D.J. YINGLING, B. YOUNG, Curtis

GP/GS 12/- 3/2 9/- 13/13 13/13 13/- 2/- 9/1 12/12 13/13 11/- 1/- 2/- 7/- 13/13 13/1 4/- 1/- 12/12 10/- 4/1 13/10 13/2 13/13 5/1 5/2 13/13 11/- 11/2 13/12 12/- 13/- 12/1 9/- 11/1 4/- 12/12 12/12 13/13 13/13 4/- 13/1 13/- 10/10 7/- 13/12 6/- 11/9 13/11 12/- 11/- 6/- 13/- 11/- 13/13 13/13 12/5 6/- 6/- 13/13 12/1 13/9 4/- 12/- 6/- 12/- 13/- 2/- 13/-

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GAME 14 u vs. NO. 21/19 VIRGINIA TECH record u 11-2/6-1 BIG EAST

team game-by-game statistics ... Date 08/28/08 09/06/08 09/17/08 09/27/08 10/03/08 10/11/08 10/25/08 10/30/08 11/08/08 11/14/08 11/22/08 11/29/08 12/06/08 Date 08/28/08 09/06/08 09/17/08 09/27/08 10/03/08 10/11/08 10/25/08 10/30/08 11/08/08 11/14/08 11/22/08 11/29/08 12/06/08

Opponent EASTERN KENTUCKY at Oklahoma MIAMI (OH) at Akron at MARSHALL RUTGERS at Connecticut USF at West Virginia at Louisville PITTSBURGH SYRACUSE at Hawai`i Totals Opponent

RUSHING No. Yds TD 44 209 2 29 87 2 31 152 2 31 104 0 46 203 2 31 97 1 19 30 0 37 115 1 33 82 1 31 131 2 38 87 1 31 140 1 33 139 0 434 1576 15 427 1335 11

Opponent Solo EASTERN KENTUCKY 31 at Oklahoma 43 MIAMI (OH) 45 at Akron 50 at MARSHALL 30 RUTGERS 34 at Connecticut 29 USF 43 at West Virginia 43 at Louisville 44 PITTSBURGH 30 SYRACUSE 30 at Hawai`i 54 Totals 507 Opponent 478

Date Opponent 08/28/08 EASTERN KENTUCKY 09/06/08 at Oklahoma 09/17/08 MIAMI (OH) 09/27/08 at Akron 10/03/08 at MARSHALL 10/11/08 RUTGERS 10/25/08 at Connecticut 10/30/08 USF 11/08/08 at West Virginia 11/14/08 at Louisville 11/22/08 PITTSBURGH 11/29/08 SYRACUSE 12/06/08 at Hawai`i Totals Opponent

RECEIVING Lg No. Yds TD 50 26 348 4 15 22 239 1 20 20 241 3 14 24 322 2 21 16 158 2 25 21 239 0 15 19 259 1 22 20 281 2 13 16 178 1 37 20 274 2 11 26 309 3 16 28 272 2 38 16 183 2 50 274 3303 25 58 255 2757 18

TACKLES Ast Total 22 53 46 89 30 75 18 68 46 76 32 66 42 71 26 69 42 85 16 60 22 52 18 48 8 62 368 875 454 932 No 4 6 0 3 6 9 7 4 7 2 2 3 4 57 85

Yds 183 286 0 136 261 418 320 172 317 79 60 100 202 2534 3488

TFL-Yds 9.0-36 2.0-6 4.0-16 5.0-34 8.0-44 8.0-31 6.0-21 6.0-27 9.0-28 4.0-19 11.0-53 3.0-17 9.0-46 85.0-395 71.0-323

PASSING Lg Cmp-Att-Int Yds TD 47 26-35-0 348 4 57 22-42-2 239 1 49 20-24-0 241 3 67 24-38-0 322 2 17 16-26-1 158 2 27 21-29-0 239 0 41 19-47-3 259 1 48 20-28-1 281 2 66 16-30-0 178 1 48 20-36-1 274 2 39 26-32-0 309 3 19 28-44-1 272 2 69 16-28-2 183 2 69 274-439-11 3303 25 61 255-454-16 2757 18

SACKS FUMBLE No-Yds FF FR-Yds 3.0-27 1 1-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 1.0-9 0 0-0 3.0-28 2 0-0 3.0-21 0 0-0 3.0-20 0 0-0 1.0-7 0 0-0 2.0-12 1 0-0 4.0-19 0 1-0 1.0-11 1 1-0 7.0-41 0 1-0 3.0-17 0 0-0 5.0-31 1 1-0 37.0-260 6 5-0 30.0-224 19 14-12

Int-Yds 1-12 2--5 1-72 1-0 3-62 0-0 0-0 3-58 1-2 1-28 1-45 1-39 1-20 16-333 11-141

KICK RET Lg No Yds TD 47 2 49 0 57 7 265 1 49 4 76 0 67 3 61 0 17 4 72 0 27 2 46 0 41 6 98 0 48 3 65 0 66 2 117 1 48 5 118 0 39 3 66 0 19 3 56 0 69 6 120 0 69 50 1209 2 61 59 1204 0 QBH 0 0 6 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 4 1 14 16

Pass Blkd Brk Kick 2 0 2 0 3 0 5 1 10 2 5 0 6 1 4 0 4 0 2 0 2 0 5 0 3 0 54 4 35 4

PUNT RET TOT Lg No Yds TD Lg OFF 26 4 46 0 25 557 97 0 0 0 0 326 43 3 24 0 18 393 22 0 0 0 0 426 27 3 17 0 4 361 24 5 70 0 32 336 36 8 53 0 40 289 23 0 0 0 0 396 100 4 19 0 8 260 30 2 13 0 18 405 27 0 0 0 0 396 23 4 59 0 38 412 41 1 20 0 20 322 100 34 321 0 40 4879 51 17 128 0 25 4092

Kicks Att-Mad 6-4 3-2 6-6 2-2 4-4 1-1 1-1 3-3 2-2 4-4 4-4 3-3 3-3 42-39 28-27

PUNTING FIELD GOALS Avg Long Blkd TB FC 50+ I20 Att-Made Lg Blkd No 45.8 54 0 0 1 1 0 0-0 0 0 7 47.7 57 0 1 1 3 2 0-0 0 0 4 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1-1 38 0 8 45.3 51 0 0 1 1 1 1-1 48 0 4 43.5 47 0 0 2 0 2 1-1 40 0 6 46.4 64 0 0 1 3 6 2-2 50 0 4 45.7 62 0 0 2 3 2 3-3 54 0 5 43.0 53 0 1 0 1 0 1-1 32 0 5 45.3 54 0 0 2 4 2 3-2 46 0 6 39.5 48 0 0 1 0 1 3-0 0 0 5 30.0 40 1 0 1 0 0 1-0 0 1 5 33.3 37 0 0 1 0 2 3-3 45 0 7 50.5 54 0 0 0 2 3 3-2 53 1 6 418 44.5 64 1 2 13 18 21 22-16 54 2 72 4772 41.0 61 3 3 29 18 19 20-17 52 0 56 3386

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XPTS Run Rcv Saf Pts 0 0 0 40 0 0 0 26 0 0 0 45 0 0 0 17 0 0 1 33 0 0 0 13 0 0 0 16 0 0 0 24 0 0 0 26 0 0 0 28 0 0 0 28 0 0 0 30 0 0 1 29 0 0 2 355 1 0 1 262 Yds 475 273 527 273 392 267 338 336 391 323 311 448 69.7 66.3 60.5

KICKOFFS Avg TB OB 67.9 2 1 68.2 0 0 65.9 1 0 68.2 1 0 65.3 0 0 66.8 0 0 67.6 3 0 67.2 0 0 65.2 0 0 64.6 1 1 62.2 0 0 64.0 0 0 3 0 11 2 7 0


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RAMSEY, Jacob GOEBEL, John PEAD, Isaiah JOHNSON, Scott GRUTZA, Dustin PIKE, Tony COLLAROS, Zach BARNETT, Marcus WAUGH, Marcus GILYARD, Mardy JONES, D. TEAM ANDERSON, Chazz Total Opponents Passing

PIKE, Tony ANDERSON, Chazz GRUTZA, Dustin COLLAROS, Zach HUBER, Kevin TEAM BARNETT, Marcus Total Opponents Receiving

GOODMAN, D. GILYARD, Mardy BARNETT, Marcus GOEBEL, John GUIDUGLI, Ben WOODS, D.J. ALLI, Kazeem RAMSEY, Jacob HOWARD, Charley WAUGH, Marcus PEAD, Isaiah ROBINSON, A. BINNS, Armon BARWIN, Connor JOHNSON, Scott FERGUSON, D. Total Opponents

gp

13 13 6 9 5 11 7 13 12 13 4 9 3 13 13 gp

11 3 5 7 13 9 13 13 13 gp

att

CAREER

gain loss

net avg

td

lg avg/g

148 674 44 630 4.3 2 124 597 16 581 4.7 7 28 193 9 184 6.6 0 11 83 4 79 7.2 1 21 87 36 51 2.4 2 51 165 122 43 0.8 1 6 29 0 29 4.8 0 4 19 3 16 4.0 0 2 11 0 11 5.5 0 2 10 0 10 5.0 0 1 5 0 5 5.0 0 13 0 25 -25 -1.9 0 23 45 83 -38 -1.7 2 434 1918 342 1576 3.6 15 427 1729 394 1335 3.1 11 effic comp-att-int

141.07 183-291-7 120.37 46-75-3 166.65 44-66-1 29.20 1-4-0 0.00 0-1-0 0.00 0-1-0 0.00 0-1-0 139.40 274-439-11 113.21 255-454-16 no.

yds

13 78 977 13 74 1118 13 29 271 13 25 265 13 18 229 13 14 168 12 12 124 13 12 89 12 3 15 12 2 11 6 2 11 6 1 12 9 1 10 13 1 1 9 1 1 10 1 1 13 274 3303 13 255 2757

avg

12.5 15.1 9.3 10.6 12.7 12.0 10.3 7.4 5.0 5.5 5.5 12.0 10.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 12.1 10.8

pct

yds

25 48.5 37 44.7 38 30.7 50 8.8 11 10.2 14 3.9 9 4.1 13 1.2 7 0.9 6 0.8 5 1.2 0 -2.8 9 -12.7 50 121.2 58 102.7 td

62.9 2168 18 61.3 520 2 66.7 613 5 25.0 2 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0 62.4 3303 25 56.2 2757 18 td

7 10 1 0 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 25 18

lg avg/g

49 75.2 69 86.0 27 20.8 66 20.4 33 17.6 24 12.9 24 10.3 15 6.8 7 1.2 8 0.9 8 1.8 12 2.0 10 1.1 1 0.1 1 0.1 1 0.1 69 254.1 61 212.1

lg avg/g

67 41 69 2 0 0 0 69 61

197.1 173.3 122.6 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 254.1 212.1

gp

38 26 6 9 30 16 7 26 36 13 4 84 3

gp

16 3 30 7 29 84 26

gp

48 13 26 26 18 13 37 38 25 36 6 6 16 50 9 31

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att

245 124 28 11 223 58 6 10 4 2 1 68 23

gain

1079 597 193 83 853 244 29 43 18 10 5 0 45

loss

83 16 9 4 484 126 0 3 0 0 0 228 83

effic comp-att-int

137.12 194-311-10 120.37 46-75-3 125.34 388-646-25 29.20 1-4-0 0.00 0-1-0 0.00 0-14-0 369.20 1-2-0

no.

198 74 91 25 20 14 20 20 10 2 2 1 2 53 1 1

yds

2461 1118 1133 265 249 168 259 124 109 11 11 12 19 692 1 1

avg

12.4 15.1 12.5 10.6 12.4 12.0 12.9 6.2 10.9 5.5 5.5 12.0 9.5 13.1 1.0 1.0

net

996 581 184 79 369 118 29 40 18 10 5 -228 -38

pct

62.4 61.3 60.1 25.0 0.0 0.0 50.0

td

22 10 14 0 2 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 6 0 1

avg

4.1 4.7 6.6 7.2 1.7 2.0 4.8 4.0 4.5 5.0 5.0 -3.4 -1.7

yds

2259 520 4476 2 0 0 76

lg

49 69 80 66 33 24 34 15 29 8 8 12 10 38 1 1

td

lg

5 7 0 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

avg/g

42 37 38 50 29 35 9 13 7 6 5 0 9

td

19 2 29 0 0 0 0

avg/g

51.3 86.0 43.6 10.2 13.8 12.9 7.0 3.3 4.4 0.3 1.8 2.0 1.2 13.8 0.1 0.0

26.2 22.3 30.7 8.8 12.3 7.4 4.1 1.5 0.5 0.8 1.2 -2.7 -12.7

lg

67 41 69 2 0 0 76

avg/g

141.2 173.3 149.2 0.3 0.0 0.0 2.9


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Cincinnati Individual Season/Career Statistics (as of Dec 07, 2008) All games individual season/career stats ... SEASON Total Offense

g plays

rush

CAREER pass

total avg/g

PIKE, Tony GRUTZA, Dustin RAMSEY, Jacob GOEBEL, John ANDERSON, Chazz PEAD, Isaiah JOHNSON, Scott COLLAROS, Zach BARNETT, Marcus WAUGH, Marcus GILYARD, Mardy JONES, D. TEAM Total Opponents

11 5 13 13 3 6 9 7 13 12 13 4 9 13 13

342 43 2168 2211 201.0 87 51 613 664 132.8 148 630 0 630 48.5 124 581 0 581 44.7 98 -38 520 482 160.7 28 184 0 184 30.7 11 79 0 79 8.8 10 29 2 31 4.4 5 16 0 16 1.2 2 11 0 11 0.9 2 10 0 10 0.8 1 5 0 5 1.2 14 -25 0 -25 -2.8 873 1576 3303 4879 375.3 881 1335 2757 4092 314.8

Scoring

td

fg

ROGERS, Jake GILYARD, Mardy GOODMAN, D. GOEBEL, John ALLI, Kazeem RAMSEY, Jacob ANDERSON, Chazz GRUTZA, Dustin YINGLING, B. UNDERWOOD, B. MICKENS, Mike FERGUSON, D. BARWIN, Connor BARNETT, Marcus GUIDUGLI, Ben JOHNSON, Scott PIKE, Tony SMITH, Corey TEAM Total Opponents

- 16-22 12 7 7 3 3 2 2 - 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 - - 44 16-22 30 17-20

PAT rush rcv pass dxp saf

kick

33-35 6-7 39-42 27-28

1-2

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0-1 - - - 0-1 - -

g

plays

td

fg

16 30 38 26 3 6 9 7 26 36 13 4 84

-

pts

- 81 - 72 - 42 - 42 - 18 - 18 - 12 - 12 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 1 2 1 2 2 355 1 262

td

td

0 0 0 0 0

38 40 0 40 25

lg

no.

Kick Returns

no.

yds avg

td

lg

no.

32 897 28.0 11 240 21.8 1 3 3.0 1 -8 -8.0 1 21 21.0 1 23 23.0 1 16 16.0 1 17 17.0 1 0 0.0 50 1209 24.2 59 1204 20.4

2 100 0 43 0 3 0 0 0 21 0 23 0 16 0 17 0 0 2 100 0 51

PAT rush rcv pass dxp saf

avg

yds avg

21 11 3

32 11 2 17 1 1 4 1 1

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yds

192 109 38

yds

897 240 7 353 21 23 58 17 0

9.1 9.9 12.7

28.0 21.8 3.5 20.8 21.0 23.0 14.5 17.0 0.0

2377 4845 996 581 482 184 79 31 116 18 10 5 -228

avg/g

kick

td

192 109 20 321 128

total

2259 4476 0 0 520 0 0 2 76 0 0 0 0

avg

21 11 2 34 17

GILYARD, Mardy GOEBEL, John CORNETT, Torry SMITH, DeAngelo PEAD, Isaiah WOODS, D.J. WAUGH, Marcus ALLI, Kazeem TEAM Total Opponents

pass

118 369 996 581 -38 184 79 29 40 18 10 5 -228

84-89 12-14 0-1

no.

9.1 9.9 10.0 9.4 7.5

rush

- 27-41 12 22 7 3 6 2 4 1 3 1 6 15 2 1 1 - 0-1

Punt Returns

SMITH, DeAngelo WOODS, D.J. BARWIN, Connor Total Opponents

369 869 245 124 98 28 11 10 12 4 2 1 82

0-1 0-1

0 0 0

2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

- - 1 - - - - - 2-5 - - - - - - - - - 0-1 - - -

lg

38 40 0

lg

100 43 4 52 21 23 16 17 0

148.6 161.5 26.2 22.3 160.7 30.7 8.8 4.4 4.5 0.5 0.8 1.2 -2.7

-

1 6

pts

165 72 134 42 18 36 12 24 12 6 18 6 36 90 12 6 6 2 12


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Interceptions

no.

4 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 16 11

158 60 0 2 29 39 0 12 33 333 141

yds avg

td

1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1

72 45 0 2 29 39 0 12 33 72 40

lg

no.

14 3 3 12 2 3 2 1 1

296 60 10 179 87 72 0 12 33

21.1 20.0 3.3 14.9 43.5 24.0 0.0 12.0 33.0

avg

td

3 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0

79 45 10 84 58 39 0 12 33

Fumble Returns

no.

yds avg

td

lg

no.

yds

avg

td

lg

g

rush

MICKENS, Mike UNDERWOOD, B. JONES, Brad SMITH, DeAngelo WEBSTER, Aaron SMITH, Corey NELMS, Lamonte MOORE, Justin TOLBERT, Cedric Total Opponents Total Opponents

All Purpose

GILYARD, Mardy GOEBEL, John GOODMAN, D. RAMSEY, Jacob WOODS, D.J. BARNETT, Marc GUIDUGLI, Ben PEAD, Isaiah SMITH, DeAngel MICKENS, Mike ALLI, Kazeem JOHNSON, Scott UNDERWOOD, GRUTZA, Dustin PIKE, Tony SMITH, Corey WAUGH, Marcus TOLBERT, Cedri WEBSTER, Aaro COLLAROS, Zac BARWIN, Connor HOWARD, Charl MOORE, Justin ROBINSON, A. BINNS, Armon JONES, D. CORNETT, Torry FERGUSON, D. TEAM ANDERSON, Ch Total Opponents Field Goals

ROGERS, Jake Total Opponents Punting

HUBER, Kevin TEAM Total Opponents

0 2

g

rush

0 0.0 12 6.0

rcv

0 0

pr

13 10 1118 13 581 265 13 0 977 13 630 89 13 0 168 13 16 271 13 0 229 6 184 11 13 0 0 10 0 0 12 0 124 9 79 1 13 0 0 5 51 0 11 43 0 13 0 0 12 11 11 12 0 0 13 0 0 7 29 0 13 0 1 12 0 15 7 0 0 6 0 12 9 0 10 4 5 0 13 0 0 10 0 1 9 -25 0 3 -38 0 13 1576 3303 13 1335 2757

0 11 kr

ir

0 897 0 240 0 0 0 0 109 23 0 0 0 0 0 21 192 -8 0 0 0 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 321 1209 128 1204

att good

22 22 20

39.5 20.0 0.0 1.0 29.0 39.0 0.0 12.0 33.0 20.8 12.8

16 16 17

long

54 54 52

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 158 0 0 60 0 0 39 0 33 29 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 333 141

total avg/g

2025 1086 977 719 300 287 229 216 186 158 141 80 60 51 43 39 38 33 29 29 21 15 12 12 10 5 3 1 -25 -38 6742 5565

blkd

2 2 0

no. yds avg

155.8 83.5 75.2 55.3 23.1 22.1 17.6 36.0 14.3 15.8 11.8 8.9 4.6 10.2 3.9 3.0 3.2 2.8 2.2 4.1 1.6 1.2 1.7 2.0 1.1 1.2 0.2 0.1 -2.8 -12.7 518.6 428.1

lg blk

0 1 1 3

rcv

lg

pr

13 26 48 38 13 26 18 6 46 46 37 9 13 30 16 47 36 48 32 7 50 25 10 6 16 4 38 31 84 3

10 581 21 996 0 40 0 184 0 0 0 79 0 369 118 -8 18 0 0 29 0 15 0 0 0 5 0 0 -228 -38

1118 265 2461 124 168 1133 249 11 0 0 259 1 0 15 0 0 11 0 0 0 692 109 0 12 19 0 0 1 0 0

0 0 6 0 109 1 0 0 192 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

att

good

long

blkd

no.

yds

41

56 2514 44.9 64 1 20 20.0 20 57 2534 44.5 64 85 3488 41.0 61

yds

27

121 5501 15 112

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55

avg

45.5 7.5

4

lg

64 27

blk

0 8

kr

897 240 1199 351 23 0 0 21 353 0 17 0 0 0 0 0 58 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 12 0 0

ir

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 179 296 0 0 60 0 0 72 0 33 87 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

total

2025 1086 3687 1471 300 1174 249 216 724 296 276 80 60 384 118 64 87 33 87 29 730 124 12 12 19 5 7 13 -228 -38

avg/g

155.8 41.8 76.8 38.7 23.1 45.2 13.8 36.0 15.7 6.4 7.5 8.9 4.6 12.8 7.4 1.4 2.4 0.7 2.7 4.1 14.6 5.0 1.2 2.0 1.2 1.2 0.2 0.4 -2.7 -12.7


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ROGERS, Jake HUBER, Kevin Total Opponents ## Defensive Leaders

45 49 21 42 8 17 10 50 6D 5D 95 18 98 67 40 89 37 90 25 9 87 26 11 38 24 43 84 7 94 78 71 2 22 3D 79 48 32 12 15 46 83 14 1 20 16 47 97 TM

no. yds avg

tb ob

71 4708 66.3 11 1 64 64.0 0 72 4772 66.3 11 56 3386 60.5 7

MANALAC, Ryan CORNETT, Torry MICKENS, Mike SMITH, Corey UNDERWOOD, B. WEBSTER, Aaron NELMS, Lamonte REVELS, Andre SMITH, DeAngelo BARWIN, Connor BYRD, Terrill TOLBERT, Cedric YOUNG, Curtis HOPPEL, Adam HUGHES, John DANIELS, Alex SCHAFER, J.K. MATHEWS, R. JONES, Brad BATTLE, D. HOWARD, Charley FREY, Drew MCCAFFERTY, C. HILTON, Tomaz RICHARDSON, Wes ARMSTRONG, R. WOODARD, Orion CAREY, Craig TRIGG, Rob WOLFE, Derek LINKENBACH, J. JONES, D. GOEBEL, John FERGUSON, D. EL-AMIN, Khalil WILLIAMS, T. MOORE, Justin COLLAROS, Zach PIKE, Tony JOHNSON, Scott ALLI, Kazeem ANDERSON, Chazz GILYARD, Mardy RAMSEY, Jacob GOODMAN, D. HUBER, Kevin ROGERS, Jake TEAM Total Opponents

gp

ua

CAREER no.

2 0 2 0

a total

13 39 35 74 13 41 26 67 10 43 22 65 13 31 30 61 13 39 21 60 13 26 29 55 13 34 19 53 12 28 24 52 13 35 15 50 13 27 21 48 12 20 20 40 12 15 11 26 13 18 7 25 13 15 10 25 12 9 10 1 9 13 10 5 15 11 9 3 12 13 4 8 12 11 6 5 11 13 7 4 11 12 8 3 11 4 4 6 10 13 7 3 10 11 4 5 9 11 3 6 9 9 3 5 8 12 2 3 5 11 2 2 4 6 2 2 4 6 2 1 3 13 2 . 2 4 1 1 2 13 1 1 2 10 1 1 2 12 1 . 1 4 1 . 1 7 . 1 1 7 1 . 1 11 . 1 1 9 1 . 1 12 . 1 1 3 1 . 1 13 1 . 1 13 1 . 1 13 . 1 1 13 1 . 1 13 1 . 1 9 . . . 13 507 368 875 13 478 454 932

yds

151 9802 1 64

tfl sack int pbu

2.0 2.5 2.0 9.0 3.5 2.5 14.0 0.5 3.5 15.5 6.0 3.0 8.5 5.5 1.5 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 1.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 85 71

fr

ff blk

. . 3 . . 1 .0 . 3 . . . 4 9 . . 2 .0 1 2 . . . 3 6 3 2 . 1 4 . . 6 .5 1 1 . 1 . . 1 . . . 2 9 . 1 1 1 .0 . 7 . . 4 .5 . . 1 . 2 .0 1 2 . . 4 .0 . . . . 3 .0 . 2 . 1 1 .0 . . . . 1 .0 . 1 . . . . 1 . 1 . . . 1 . . 2 . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . . . . . . . 1 .0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 16 54 5 6 30 11 35 14 19

. . . 1 . . . . . 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 4

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gp

avg

64.9 64.0

ua

tb

ob

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51 110 77 38 47 35 46 153 75 47 138 127 13 39 21 32 38 38 39 58 36 32 71 52 46 92 31 50 40 21 49 85 64 48 62 35 25 28 12 38 44 31 12 9 10 13 10 5 11 9 3 22 6 8 29 21 13 13 7 4 25 13 8 4 4 6 23 12 3 11 4 5 11 3 6 10 3 7 12 2 3 27 7 8 12 4 3 6 2 1 37 2 . 4 1 1 26 1 1 31 9 9 31 1 . 4 1 . 10 3 2 7 1 . 16 1 1 9 1 . 37 1 1 3 1 . 13 1 . 38 3 2 48 2 1 29 2 . 26 3 1 84 10 .

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1 87 82 2 28 2 65 60 76 94 1 23 1 23 61 1 49 97 40 75 19 15 12 14 34 11 21 10 15 9 9 10 5 15 7 3 2 2 2 18 1 1 5 1 2 1 2 1 1 5 3 2 4 10

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8.5 1.5 1 9 5.0 1.5 . 3 8.0 1.0 14 44 31.0 6.5 3 3 3.5 . 3 6 2.5 . 2 4 24.0 11.0 2 1 1.5 . 1 5 7.5 . 12 20 15.5 11.0 . 7 38.0 15.5 . . 4.0 2.0 1 4 12.5 7.5 . . 12.5 7.5 1 2 1.5 1.0 . . 2.0 1.0 . 1 0.0 . . 1 0.0 . . . 0.5 . 3 1 1.0 . . 1 0.0 . . . 0.5 . . . 0.0 . . . 0.0 . . . 0.0 . . . 0.5 . . . 0.0 . . . 0.5 . . 2 0.0 . . . 1.0 1.0 . . 0.0 . . . 0.0 . . . 0.0 . . . 1.0 . . . 0.0 . . . 0.0 . . . 0.0 . 1 . 0.0 . . . 0.0 . . . 0.0 . . . 0.0 . . . 0.0 . . . 0.0 . . . 0.0 . . . 0.0 . . . 0.0 . . . 0.0 . . . 3.0 1.0 . .

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2 . 2 1 3 . 1 1 4 1 2 . . 1 . . . 1 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

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2 . 1 3 2 . 1 2 3 . 1 . 1 1 . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

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GAME 14 u vs. NO. 21/19 VIRGINIA TECH record u 11-2/6-1 BIG EAST

drive/red zone/possession analysis RED ZONE Analysis Cincinnati Date 08/28 09/06 09/17 09/27 10/03 *10/11 *10/25 *10/30 *11/08 *11/14 *11/22 *11/29 12/06

Opponent Score Eastern Kentucky W, 40-7 at Oklahoma L, 26-52 Miami (OH) W 45-20 at Akron W, 17-15 at Marshall W, 33-10 Rutgers W, 13-10 at Connecticut L, 16-40 USF W, 24-10 at West Virginia W, 26-23 at Louisville W, 28-20 Pittsburgh W, 28-21 Syracuse W, 30-10 at Hawai`i W, 29-24 Totals 40 of 47 (85.1%)

Times Times Total Rush In RZ Scored Pts TDs TDs 5 5 33 5 2 4 3 19 3 2 4 4 24 3 2 2 1 7 1 0 5 4 24 3 1 2 2 10 1 1 2 2 6 0 0 5 4 24 3 1 4 3 13 1 1 4 3 21 3 2 3 3 21 3 1 5 5 27 3 1 2 1 7 1 0 47 40 236 30 14

Pass TDs 3 1 1 1 2 0 0 2 0 1 2 2 1 16

FGs Made 0 0 1 0 1 1 2 1 2 0 0 2 0 10

Times Times Total Rush In RZ Scored Pts TDs TDs 1 0 0 0 0 6 6 38 5 2 2 2 10 1 0 4 3 15 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 1 0 7 6 30 3 3 3 1 7 1 1 4 2 15 2 0 5 4 20 2 1 2 2 14 2 2 2 2 10 1 0 4 4 24 3 1 41 33 190 23 11

Pass TDs 0 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 1 2 12

FGs Made 0 1 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 2 0 1 1 10

FGA Downs 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1

FGA Downs 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4

---- Failed to score inside RZ ---Int Fumb Half 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 1

Game 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

---- Failed to score inside RZ ---Int Fumb Half 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1

Game 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

opponents Date 08/28 09/06 09/17 09/27 10/03 *10/11 *10/25 *10/30 *11/08 *11/14 *11/22 *11/29 12/06

Opponent Score Eastern Kentucky W, 40-7 at Oklahoma L, 26-52 Miami (OH) W, 45-20 at Akron W, 17-15 at Marshall W, 33-10 Rutgers W, 13-10 at Connecticut L, 16-40 USF W, 24-10 at West Virginia W, 26-23 at Louisville W, 28-20 Pittsburgh W, 28-21 Syracuse W, 30-10 at Hawai`i W, 29-24 Totals 33 of 41 (80.5%)

Time of Possession Date

Opponent

Aug. 28 Sept. 6 Sept. 20 Sept. 27 Oct. 3 Oct. 11 Oct. 25 Oct. 30 Nov. 8 Nov. 14 Nov. 22 Nov. 29 Dec. 6

Eastern Kentucky at No. 4/4 Oklahoma Miami (OH) at Akron at Marshall Rutgers at Connecticut No. 24/23 USF at No. 20/23 West Virginia at Louisville Pittsburgh Syracuse at Hawai’i

CINCINNATI OPPONENTS

Score

Overall

1st Qtr

2nd Qtr

3rd Qtr

W, 40-7 L, 26-52 W, 45-20 W, 17-15 W, 33-10 W, 13-10 L, 16-40 W, 24-10 W, 26-23 W, 28-20 W, 28-21 W, 30-10 W, 29-24

34:05 27:43 25:03 28:16 31:29 28:14 25:40 29:28 28:45 25:47 34:47 34:53 28:55

09:19 09:34 04:08 05:56 08:24 07:50 04:56 7:11 6:53 6:02 7:03 12:36 8:34

05:40 08:35 08:42 08:49 04:44 08:34 07:11 7:29 8:55 7:00 7:42 8:51 8:50

12:32 04:23 03:31 05:50 07:10 05:27 07:00 8:04 6:14 6:20 11:26 6:40 4:29

06:34 05:11 08:42 07:41 11:11 06:23 06:40 6:44 6:43 6:25 8:36 6:46 7:02

Total Avg. Total Avg.

383:12 29:28 396:48 30:31

98:26 7:34 96:34 7:25

101:02 7:46 93:58 7:13

89:06 6:51 105:54 8:08

94:38 7:16 100:22 7:43

2009 FEDEX ORANGE BOWL u 77

4th Qtr


GAME 14 u vs. NO. 21/19 VIRGINIA TECH record u 11-2/6-1 BIG EAST

third-down conversions by yardage When CINCINNATI has the Ball ... 3rd down and ... Eastern Kentucky at No. 4/4 Oklahoma

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

10+

Total

Pct.

2/2

0/1

1/1

1/5

1/1

0/2

5/12

.420

1/1

2/3

0/1

0/1

1/2

0/1

0/4

1/3

5/16

.313

Miami (OH)

0/2

1/1

2/2

1/1

2/2

1/1

1/1

8/10

.800

at Akron

2/2

1/1

0/1

0/1

1/2

0/1

0/4

4/12

.333

at Marshall

0/1

2/2

1/2

0/1

1/2

0/1

0/4

4/13

.308

Rutgers

0/2

0/2

0/1

0/1

0/1

0/1

0/3

0/11

.000

at Connecticut

0/2

0/2

0/2

0/2

0/6

0/14

.000

No. 24/23 USF

0/1

2/2

0/1

1/1

2/3

0/2

5/10

.500

1/1

0/1

0/1

0/1

0/2

0/1

0/2

1/4

2/13

.154

at Louisville

1/2

2/3

0/2

1/1

0/1

1/1

1/1

0/1

0/3

6/15

.400

Pittsburgh

1/1

0/1

2/2

0/1

2/3

1/1

0/3

6/12

.500

Syracuse

3/3

1/2

1/1

2/3

1/2

0/4

8/15

.462

at Hawai’i

2/2

0/1

1/2

0/1

0/1

0/1

0/1

0/1

0/1

0/1

3/12

.250

11/16

6/13

8/14

5/14

5/9

4/10

2/7

6/15

2/8

5/20

1/39

56/165

.339

.688

.462

.571

.357

.556

.400

.286

.400

.250

.263

.026

.339

6

7

8

9

10

10+

Total

Pct.

at No. 23/20 West Virginia

Totals Pct.

By Segment

Conv.-Att. 25-43 14-33 10-30 6-59

Third and 1-3 yards Third and 4-6 Third and 7-9 Third and 10+

Pct. .581 .424 .333 .102

When opponent has the Ball ... 3rd down and ... Eastern Kentucky

1

2

3

4

5

2/4

0/2

0/1

0/2

0/1

0/2

2/12

.167

at Oklahoma

0/1

2/2

2/2

0/1

0/2

0/3

1/1

1/1

6/13

.462

Miami (OH)

1/1

0/2

2/3

3/4

1/2

1/1

3/4

0/1

0/1

11/19

.579

at Akron

2/3

0/1

0/1

1/2

1/3

2/2

0/1

0/1

6/14

.429

at Marshall

1/2

1/1

1/2

1/2

0/1

0/1

0/1

1/6

5/16

.313

Rutgers

1/1

1/1

0/2

0/2

0/4

1/2

0/3

3/15

.200

at Connecticut

1/2

1/2

0/1

0/1

0/1

1/4

0/2

0/1

0/4

3/18

.167

0/1

1/1

1/3

0/2

0/1

1/1

0/1

1/4

4/14

.286

at West Virginia

0/5

2/2

1/2

0/1

0/2

0/1

0/1

1/3

0/1

0/2

4/20

.200

at Louisville

0/1

1/2

1/3

0/1

0/3

1/1

1/1

0/2

0/2

4/16

.250

Pittsburgh

0/1

0/1

0/2

2/6

2/10

.200

Syracuse

2/2

1/2

0/1

0/2

0/3

0/1

0/3

3/14

.214

USF

at Hawai’i

0/2

1/1

0/2

2/2

0/1

1/1

0/1

1/2

0/4

5/14

.357

Totals

9/21

7/15

7/16

7/14

5/17

3/18

5/24

4/10

4/14

2/10

3/38

55/187

.299

Pct.

.429

.466

.438

.500

.294

.167

.208

.400

.286

.200

.079

.299

By Segment

Third and 1-3 yards Third and 4-6 Third and 7-9 Third and 10+

Conv.-Att. 23-52 15-49 13-48 5-48

Pct. .442 .386 .271 .104

2009 FEDEX ORANGE BOWL u 78


GAME 14 u vs. NO. 21/19 VIRGINIA TECH record u 11-2/6-1 BIG EAST

CONVERSIONS 3rd-Down Conversions Date Opponent Score 08/28/08 Eastern Kentucky W 40-7 09/06/08 at Oklahoma L 26-52 09/17/08 Miami (OH) W 45-20 09/27/08 at Akron W 17-15 10/03/08 at Marshall W 33-10 10/11/08 Rutgers W 13-10 10/25/08 at Connecticut L 16-40 10/30/08 USF W 24-10 11/08/08 at West Virginia W 26-23 11/14/08 at Louisville W 28-20 11/22/08 Pittsburgh W 28-21 11/29/08 Syracuse W 30-10 12/06/08 at Hawai`i W 29-24 Cincinnati Opponents

Overall 5-12 41.7% 5-16 31.2% 8-10 80.0% 4-12 33.3% 4-13 30.8% 0-11 0.0% 0-14 0.0% 5-10 50.0% 2-13 15.4% 6-15 40.0% 6-12 50.0% 8-15 53.3% 3-12 25.0% 56-165 33.9% 58-195 29.7%

1st Qtr 2-2 100.0% 0-4 0.0% 2-3 66.7% 2-3 66.7% 1-5 20.0% 0-4 0.0% 0-2 0.0% 2-3 66.7% 0-4 0.0% 1-3 33.3% 1-2 50.0% 4-4 100.0% 1-3 33.3% 16-42 38.1% 13-44 29.5%

2nd Qtr 0-1 0.0% 2-4 50.0% 2-2 100.0% 0-4 0.0% 1-3 33.3% 0-2 0.0% 0-6 0.0% 2-2 100.0% 1-2 50.0% 2-4 50.0% 4-5 80.0% 2-5 40.0% 2-4 50.0% 18-44 40.9% 12-45 26.7%

3rd Qtr 2-5 40.0% 0-3 0.0% 3-3 100.0% 1-2 50.0% 0-2 0.0% 0-2 0.0% 0-3 0.0% 1-4 25.0% 0-4 0.0% 1-3 33.3% 1-2 50.0% 1-3 33.3% 0-1 0.0% 10-37 27.0% 18-50 36.0%

4th Qtr 1-4 3-5 1-2 1-3 2-3 0-3 0-3 0-1 1-3 2-5 0-3 1-3 0-4 12-42 15-55

25.0% 60.0% 50.0% 33.3% 66.7% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 33.3% 40.0% 0.0% 33.3% 0.0% 28.6% 27.3%

4th-Down Conversions Date Opponent Score 08/28/08 Eastern Kentucky W 40-7 09/06/08 at Oklahoma L 26-52 09/17/08 Miami (OH) W 45-20 09/27/08 at Akron W 17-15 10/03/08 at Marshall W 33-10 10/11/08 Rutgers W 13-10 10/25/08 at Connecticut L 16-40 10/30/08 USF W 24-10 11/08/08 at West Virginia W 26-23 11/14/08 at Louisville W 28-20 11/22/08 Pittsburgh W 28-21 11/29/08 Syracuse W 30-10 12/06/08 at Hawai`i W 29-24 Cincinnati Opponents

Overall 3-3 100.0% 3-5 60.0% 0-0 0.0% 1-3 33.3% 0-0 0.0% 0-0 0.0% 0-2 0.0% 0-0 0.0% 0-1 0.0% 0-2 0.0% 1-3 33.3% 0-0 0.0% 0-0 0.0% 8-19 42.1% 10-19 52.6%

1st Qtr 0-0 0.0% 0-1 0.0% 0-0 0.0% 0-0 0.0% 0-0 0.0% 0-0 0.0% 0-0 0.0% 0-0 0.0% 0-0 0.0% 0-1 0.0% 1-1 100.0% 0-0 0.0% 0-0 0.0% 1-3 33.3% 2-2 100.0%

2nd Qtr 0-0 0.0% 2-2 100.0% 0-0 0.0% 1-3 33.3% 0-0 0.0% 0-0 0.0% 0-1 0.0% 0-0 0.0% 0-0 0.0% 0-0 0.0% 0-0 0.0% 0-0 0.0% 0-0 0.0% 3-6 50.0% 1-1 100.0%

3rd Qtr 3-3 100.0% 0-1 0.0% 0-0 0.0% 0-0 0.0% 0-0 0.0% 0-0 0.0% 0-0 0.0% 0-0 0.0% 0-0 0.0% 0-1 0.0% 0-0 0.0% 0-0 0.0% 0-0 0.0% 3-5 60.0% 2-3 66.7%

4th Qtr 0-0 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-2 0-0 0-0 1-5 5-13

0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 20.0% 38.5%

2009 FEDEX ORANGE BOWL u 79


GAME 14 u vs. NO. 21/19 VIRGINIA TECH record u 11-2/6-1 BIG EAST

scoring drives/plays Opponent Eastern Kentucky Eastern Kentucky Eastern Kentucky Eastern Kentucky Eastern Kentucky Eastern Kentucky

Plays Yds. 12 72 14 80 3 34 1 47 20 78 6 51

TOP 5:06 6:25 1:16 0:09 9:16 2:11

Result TD TD TD TD TD TD

Qtr. 1 1 2 2 3 3

Scoring Play Gilyard 15-yard pass from Grutza Goodman 21-yard pass from Grutza Goebel 1-yard run Gilyard 47-yard pass from Grutza Grutza 2-yard run Goodman 15-yard pass from Pike

at No. 4/4 Oklahoma at No. 4/4 Oklahoma at No. 4/4 Oklahoma at No. 4/4 Oklahoma

10 5 1 9

82 71 97 41

4:16 2:27 0:16 1:23

TD TD TD TD

2 2 3 4

Grutza 1-yard run Goodman 14-yard pass from Grutza Gilyard 97-yard kickoff return Johnson 1-yard run

Miami (OH) Miami (OH) Miami (OH) Miami (OH) Miami (OH) Miami (OH) Miami (OH)

4 6 8 11 1 10 12

7 62 81 77 72 75 84

1:52 2:16 3:24 5:03 0:30 3:31 6:20

FG TD TD TD TD TD TD

1 1 2 2 3 3 4

Rogers 38-yard field goal Goebel 5-yard run Gilyard 30-yard pass from Pike Goebel 20-yard run Mickens 72-yard interception return Guidugli 24-yard pass from Pike Alli 8-yard pass from Pike

at Akron at Akron at Akron

10 2 9

76 64 42

10:47 0:41 3:35

TD TD FG

1 3 4

Gilyard 14-yard pass from Pike Gilyard 67-yard pass from Pike Rogers 48-yard field goal

at Marshall at Marshall at Marshall at Marshall at Marshall

4 2 8 4 14

48 14 89 -2 86

1:33 0:11 2:48 1:23 6:11

TD TD TD FG TD

1 Goebel 21-yard run 2 Goodman 14-yard pass from Anderson 3 Goodman 7-yard pass from Anderson 3 Rogers 40-yard field goal 3 Anderson 1-yard run

Rutgers Rutgers Rutgers

8 3 10

56 32 44

3:32 0:44 3:50

FG TD FG

1 2 3

Rogers 19-yard field goal Anderson 8-yard run Rogers 50-yard field goal

at Connecticut at Connecticut at Connecticut at Connecticut

4 6 4 8

3 78 8 58

0:46 2:29 0:43 4:17

FG TD FG FG

1 1 2 3

Rogers 29-yard field goal Gilyard 27-yard pass from Pike Rogers 54-yard field goal Rogers 22-yard field goal

No. 24/23 USF No. 24/23 USF No. 24/23 USF No. 24/23 USF

3 7 12 9

14 49 91 61

1:07 3:22 4:12 3:51

TD FG TD TD

1 1 2 4

Goebel 2-yard run Rogers 32-yard field goal Gilyard 26-yard pass from Pike Barwin 1-yard pass from Pike

at No. 20/23 West Virginia at No. 20/23 West Virginia at No. 20/23 West Virginia at No. 20/23 West Virginia at No. 20/23 West Virginia

1 4 7 12 4

100 5 20 77 25

0:06 0:50 2:45 5:39 -

TD FG FG TD TD

1 1 1 2 OT

Gilyard 100-yard kickoff return Rogers 46-yard field goal Rogers 31-yard field goal Pike 4-yard run Alli 2-yard pass from Pike

7 9 2 5

73 64 32 72

3:18 3:34 0:40 1:51

TD TD TD TD

1 2 3 4

Gilyard 48-yard pass from Pike Ramsey 1-yard run Goodman 23-yard pass from Pike Goebel 6-yard run

16 11 6

99 83 62

7:54 4:45 2:33

TD TD TD

2 2 3

Barnett 20-yard pass from Pike Goodman 4-yard pass from Pike Gilyard 39-yard pass from Pike

at Louisville at Louisville at Louisville at Louisville No. 20/19 Pittsburgh No. 20/19 Pittsburgh No. 20/19 Pittsburgh

Opponent No. 20/19 Pittsburgh

Plays Yds. 9 77

TOP 4:35

Result TD

Qtr. 4

Scoring Play Ramsey 2-yard run

Syracuse Syracuse Syracuse Syracuse Syracuse Syracuse

14 14 11 5 7 2

88 23 59 40 1 26

7:34 6:23 4:16 2:19 0:55 0:40

TD FG FG TD FG TD

1 2 2 3 3 4

Goebel 10-yard run Rogers 45-yard field goal Rogers 38-yard field goal Alli 7-yard pass from Pike Rogers 45-yard field goal Ramsey 15-yard pass from Pike

at Hawai’i at Hawai’i at Hawai’i at Hawai’i at Hawai’i

10 8 1 4 1

55 5:11 48 3:57 20 0 0:16 69 0:14

FG TD TD FG TD

1 2 4 4 4

Rogers 53-yard field goal Ferguson 1-yard pass from Pike Underwood 20-yard INT return Rogers 44-yard field goal Gilyard 69-yard pass from Grutza

Highs/Lows Longest drive (time): 9:16 vs. Eastern Kentucky (20 plays, 78 yards, Grutza 2-yard run) Shortest drive (time): 0:09 vs. Eastern Kentucky (1 play, 47 yards, Gilyard 47-yard pass from Grutza) Longest drive (yards): 99 yards vs. No. 20/19 Pittsburgh (16 plays, 99 yards, Barnett 20-yard pass from Pike) Shortest drive (yards): -2 yards at Marshall (4 plays, 1:23, Rogers 40-yard field goal)

2009 FEDEX ORANGE BOWL u 80


GAME 14 u vs. NO. 21/19 VIRGINIA TECH record u 11-2/6-1 BIG EAST Long Plays by the Numbers

20-yard plays

Plays by Yards No. TD 100+............................................................1..........................1 90-99............................................................1..........................1 80-89............................................................0..........................0 70-79............................................................1..........................1 60-69............................................................4..........................2 50-59............................................................4..........................0 40-49..........................................................10..........................2 30-39..........................................................15..........................2 20-29..........................................................48..........................9

Yards *100

Type KR

Player(S) Gilyard

*97

KR

Gilyard

Oklahoma

*72

IR

Mickens

Miami (OH)

*69 *67 66 63

Pass Pass Pass KR

Gilyard from Grutza Gilyard from Pike Goebel from Pike Gilyard

Hawai’i Akron West Virginia Oklahoma

58 57 51 50

IR Pass KR Rush

Mickens Gilyard from Grutza Gilyard Johnson

USF Oklahoma Oklahoma Eastern Kentucky

49 48 *48 *47 45 43 41 41 41 40

Pass Pass Pass Pass IR KR Pass KR KR PR

Goodman from Pike Gilyard from Pike Gilyard from Pike Gilyard from Grutza Underwood Goebel Goebel from Anderson Goebel Goebel Woods

Miami (OH) USF Louisville Eastern Kentucky Pittsburgh Miami (OH) Connecticut Hawai’i Hawai’i Connecticut

*39 39 38 38 37 36 36 33 33 33 32 31 30 *30 30

Pass IR PR Rush Rush KR Pass IR Pass Pass PR Pass KR Pass Pass

Gilyard from Pike C. Smith D. Smith Pead Goebel Gilyard Goodman from Grutza Tolbert Guidugli from Pike Goodman from Pike D. Smith Goodman from Pike Gilyard Gilyard from Pike Goebel from Pike

Pittsburgh Syracuse Syracuse Hawai’i Louisville Connecticut Oklahoma Marshall USF Pittsburgh Rutgers Louisville Louisville Miami (OH) USF

29 29 29 28 27 *27 27 27 26 *26 26 26 25 25 25

IR KR Pass IR KR Pass Pass KR Pass Pass KR Pass Rush KR PR

Webster Gilyard Gilyard from Pike Mickens Gilyard Gilyard from Pike Barnett from Anderson Gilyard Gilyard from Pike Gilyard from Pike Gilyard Goodman from Grutza Ramsey Gilyard Woods

Marshall Louisville Hawai’i Louisville Pittsburgh Connecticut Rutgers Marshall Akron USF Eastern Kentucky Eastern Kentucky Rutgers Louisville Eastern Kentucky

Plays by Type No. TD Rushing........................................................7..........................2 Passing.......................................................36........................12 Punt returns..................................................6..........................0 Kick returns.................................................27..........................2 Interceptions................................................8..........................2 Fumble returns.............................................0..........................0 Other............................................................0..........................0 TOTAL..........................................................84........................18

Longest PLays of the YEar

Rushing Play 50 Johnson vs. Eastern Kentucky Rushing Touchdown 21 Goebel at Marshall Passing Play 69 (TD) Gilyard from Grutza, at Hawai’i Passing Touchdown 69 Gilyard from Grutza, at Hawai’i Punt Return 40 Woods at Connecticut Kickoff Return 100 (TD) Gilyard, at No. 20/23 West Virginia Punt 64 Huber, vs. Rutgers Field Goal 54 Rogers, at Connecticut Interception Return 72 Mickens, vs. Miami (OH)

Aug. 28 Oct. 3 Dec. 6 Dec. 6 Oct. 25 Nov. 8 Oct. 11 Oct. 25 Sept. 20

Opponent Long Plays

Plays by Yards No. TD 20-29..........................................................25..........................3 30-39............................................................6..........................1 40-49............................................................3..........................0 50-59............................................................3..........................1 60+..............................................................1..........................1 Total..........................................................38..........................6 Plays by Type No. TD Rushing........................................................2..........................0 Passing.......................................................23..........................5 Punt Returns.................................................1..........................0 Kickoff Returns............................................10..........................0 Interceptions................................................2..........................1 Fumble Returns............................................0..........................0 Total..........................................................38..........................6

Opp. West Virginia

Yards Type Player(S) 25 Pass Goodman from Pike 25 KR Gilyard *24 Pass Guidugli from Pike 24 Pass Goodman from Grutza 24 Pass Woods from Anderson 24 KR Gilyard 24 Pass Alli from Anderson 24 Pass Goodman from Pike 24 Pass Barnett from Grutza 24 KR Gilyard 23 KR Woods 23 PR D. Smith 23 KR Gilyard 23 KR Goebel *23 Pass Goodman from Pike 23 KR Gilyard 23 Pass Alli from Pike 22 KR Gilyard 22 Pass Gilyard from Grutza 22 KR Goebel 22 Rush Goebel 22 KR Gilyard 21 Pass Goodman from Anderson *21 Pass Goodman Grutza *21 Rush Goebel 21 Pass Barnett from Pike Tony *20 Rush Goebel *20 Pass Barnett from Pike 20 KR Gilyard * Touchdown Scored On Play

Opp. West Virginia Louisville Miami (OH) Louisville Rutgers Rutgers Rutgers USF Eastern Kentucky Connecticut Eastern Kentucky Rutgers Syracuse USF Louisville USF Eastern Kentucky Akron Oklahoma Akron USF Rutgers Connecticut Eastern Kentucky Marshall Akron Miami (OH) Pittsburgh Syracuse

20-yards plus plays by player Player No. TD GILYARD, Mardy 33 10 GOEBEL, John 12 2 GOODMAN, D. 11 2 WOODS, D.J. 5 0 BARNETT, Marcus 4 1 MICKENS, Mike 3 1 SMITH, DeAngelo 3 0 GUIDUGLI, Ben 2 1 UNDERWOOD, B. 2 1

R P KR PR IR FR 0 13 20 0 0 0 4 3 5 0 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

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Player No. TD PEAD, Isaiah 2 0 ALLI, Kazeem 2 0 TOLBERT, Cedric 1 0 WEBSTER, Aaron 1 0 JOHNSON, Scott 1 0 RAMSEY, Jacob 1 0 SMITH, Corey 1 0 TOTAL 84 18

R P KR PR IR FR 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 7 36 27 6 8 0


GAME 14 u vs. NO. 21/19 VIRGINIA TECH record u 11-2/6-1 BIG EAST GAME 1 • Aug. 28, 2008 • Nippert Stadium • Cincinnati, Ohio • Att.: 26,913

GAME 2 • Sept. 6, 2008 • Memorial Stadium • Norman, Okla. • Att.: 84,476

Eastern Kentucky

7

Cincinnati

26

Cincinnati

40

No. 4/4 Oklahoma

52

CINCINNATI (AP) - Dustin Grutza made Cincinnati’s quarterback transition go smoothly, throwing for three touchdowns and running for another in a 40-7 victory over Eastern Kentucky that eased the Bearcats’ biggest concern, at least for now. Grutza set a career high with his three touchdown passes in the first half, helping Cincinnati (1-0) get off to a fast start. The senior threw touchdown passes 15 and 47 yards to Mardy Gilyard, who had never caught more than one in a game. The last one came off the same type of play that Mauk ran so well last year, a play-action rollout that let Gilyard get behind the coverage. Eastern Kentucky (0-1), the defending Ohio Valley Conference champs, had trouble against a defense that was one of the nation’s best last season. The Bearcats were missing tackle Terrill Byrd, suspended for the opener for a violation of team rules. Allan Holland, the OVC’s offensive player of the year last season, was 12-of-17 for 141 yards, including a 61-yard touchdown pass to Cody Watts after the Colonels trailed 40-0. Sophomore running back Aaron Bradley hurt his right knee in the first half and didn’t return. Grutza was the starting quarterback in 2006, but lost his job late that season and never got it back. He led the Bearcats to touchdowns on their first three drives. He left the game after directing a 20-play drive that culminated in his 2-yard touchdown run, making it 33-0 late in the third quarter. Grutza was 21-of-28 for a career-high 296 yards. The game drew 26,913 fans to a 35,000-seat stadium. The Bearcats drew 20,223 for their opener last season, a 59-3 win over Southeast Missouri State. There was a momentary fright when the Bearcat mascot parachuted into the stadium before the kickoff. The parachute got tangled in the wire that holds up the net behind the goal post, leaving the costumed man dangling. The parachute slid loose after a few seconds, and the mascot landed feet-first, fell to his back and jumped up. GAME 1 • SCORE BY QUARTERS Eastern Kentucky Cincinnati

1 0 6

2 0 20

3 7 14

SCORING SUMMARY FIRST QUARTER 06:53 UC Gilyard, 15-yard pass from Grutza (Rogers kick blocked) SECOND QUARTER 12:48 UC Goodman, 21-yard pass from Grutza (Rogers kick failed) 08:57 UC Goebel, 1-yard run (Yingling kick) 01:49 UC Gilyard, 47-yard pass from Grutza (Yingling kick) THIRD QUARTER 05:37 UC Grutza, 2-yard run (Yingling kick) 01:38 UC Goodman, 15-yard pass from Pike (Yingling kick) 00:58 EKU Watts, 60-yard pass from Holland (Long kick) TEAM STATISTICS EKU UC FIRST DOWNS 8 28 YARDS RUSHING 48 209 YARDS PASSING 147 348 Comp-Att-Int 13-18-1 26-35-0 TOTAL YARDS 195 557 Fumbles: No-Lost 1-1 2-1 Penalties: No-Yards 3-25 11-106 Punts-Avg 8-43.4 4-45.8 Punt Ret: No-Yds-TD 1-0-0 4-46-0 KO Rets: No-Yds-TD 4-101-0 2-49-0 INT: No-Yds-TD 0-0-0 1-12-0 Fum. Ret: No-Yds-TD 0-0-0 0-0-0 Third-Down 2-12 5-12 Possession Time 25:55 34:05 Sacks By: No-Yds 3-20 2-26 Field Goals 0-1 0-0

4 0 – 0 –

F 7 40

12-72; 5:06 14-80; 6:25 3-34; 1:16 1-47; 0:09 20-78; 9:16 6-51; 2:11 2-80; 0:40

RUSHING: UC - S. Johnson, 9-79; Goebel, 9-62; Ramsey, 9-34; Grutza, 10-33; Waugh, 2-11; Barnett, 2-5; Pike 3-(-15). EKU - Walker, 9-39; Banjoman, 3-13; Watts, 1-9; Turner, 6-4; Bradley, 5-3, Holland, 4-(-20). PASSING: UC - Grutza, 21-28-0-296; Pike, 5-70-52. EKU - Holland, 12-17-1-141; Hoskins, 1-1-0-6. RECEIVING: UC - Goodman, 10-144; Gilyard, 6-101; Barnett, 4-44; Goebel, 3-30; Alli, 1-23; Waugh, 1-8; Woods, 1-(-2). EKU - Sizemore, 6-38; Wtts, 3-97; Bradley, 2-(-5); Cromer, 1-9; Davis, 1-8.

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Sam Bradford overcame two interceptions and threw for a career-best 395 yards and five touchdowns and No. 4 Oklahoma beat Cincinnati 52-26. Cincinnati’s Mardy Gilyard returned a kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown to break one of the longest runback droughts in college football. The last score by the Bearcats (1-1) on a kickoff return came in 1995, and only two schools have gone longer than Cincinnati’s 145 games without one. Gilyard finished with a school-record 365 all purpose yards, including 119 yards receiving on seven first-half catches. Cincinnati’s turnover-happy defense kept it close for a while, clamping down after allowing the Sooners to get off to a 14-0 start. The Bearcats (1-1), who led the nation last season with 26 interceptions, got interceptions from Brad Jones and Ohio State transfer Brandon Underwood. Both led to touchdowns to get Cincinnati back within 21-13. It was 28-20 after Gilyard’s runback in the third quarter, but DeMarco Murray went untouched on an 11-yard touchdown run and then a Cincinnati fake punt failed and led to an OU touchdown a play later. The Bearcats lost quarterback Dustin Grutza two drives later to an apparent leg injury. He was wheeled off in a cart after being sacked by three Oklahoma players. Grutza went 19-for-29 for 218 yards, throwing for one touchdown and running for another on a 1-yard sneak. GAME 1 • SCORE BY QUARTERS Cincinnati No. 4/4 Oklahoma

1 0 14

2 13 7

3 7 21

4 6 – 10 –

SCORING SUMMARY FIRST QUARTER 13:18 OU Broyles, 27-yard pass from Bradford (Stevens kick) 08:26 OU Greshman, 10-yard pass from Bradford (Stevens kick) SECOND QUARTER 12:43 UC Grutza, 1-yard run (Yingling kick) 10:50 OU Brown, 1-yard run (Stevens kick) 02:16 UC Goodman, 14-yard pass from Grutza (Yingling kick failed) THIRD QUARTER 09:29 OU Iglesias, 16-yard pass from Bradford (Stevens kick) 09:13 UC Gilyard, 97-yard kickoff return (Yingling kick) 05:00 OU Murray, 11-yard run (Stevens kick) 03:30 OU Greshman, 22-yard pass from Bradford (Stevens kick) FOURTH QUARTER 14:28 OU Stevens, 36-yard field goal 04:10 OU Clapp, 2-yard pass from Bradford (Stevens kick) 00:00 UC Johnson, 1-yard run (Pike pass failed) TEAM STATISTICS UC OU FIRST DOWNS 19 30 YARDS RUSHING 87 197 YARDS PASSING 239 395 Comp-Att-Int 22-42-2 29-38-2 TOTAL YARDS 326 592 Fumbles: No-Lost 1-0 3-0 Penalties: No-Yards 8-64 8-92 Punts-Avg 6-286 3-125 Punt Ret: No-Yds-TD 0-0-0 1-17-0 KO Rets: No-Yds-TD 7-265-1 4-96-0 INT: No-Yds-TD 2-(-5)-0 2-8-0 Fum. Ret: No-Yds-TD 0-0-0 0-0-0 Third-Down 5-16 6-13 Possession Time 27:43 32:17 Sacks By: No-Yds 0-0 3-25 Field Goals 0-0 1-1

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F 26 52

7-88; 1:42 8-62; 2:26 10-82; 4:16 6-76; 1:42 5-71; 2:27 9-69; 3:44 1-97; 0:16 11-78; 4:06 1-22; 0:06 9-46; 3:06 13-63; 7:03 9-41; 1:23

RUSHING: UC - Goebel, 8-27; Ramsey, 8-27; Pike, 3-21; Grutza, 9-11; S.Johnson, 1-1. OU - Murray, 15-88; C.Brown, 15-71; Madu, 11-35; Bradford, 3-3. PASSING: UC - Grutza, 19-29-1-218; Pike, 3-111-21; Barnett, 0-1-0-0; Huber, 0-1-0-0. OU Bradford, 29-38-2-395. RECEIVING: UC - Gilyard, 7-119; Goodman, 6-60; Goebel, 2-10; Ramsey, 2-9; Woods, 1-13; Robinson, 1-12; Alli, 1-8; Howard, 1-7; S.Johnson, 1-1. OU - Broyles, 7-141; Gresham, 7-93; M.Johnson, 5-24; Iglesias, 3-67; Clapp, 2-13; Murray, 2-13; C.Brown, 1-16; Chaney, 1-16; Madu, 1-12.


GAME 14 u vs. NO. 21/19 VIRGINIA TECH record u 11-2/6-1 BIG EAST GAME 3 • Sept. 20, 2008 • Nippert Stadium • Cincinnati, Ohio • Att.: 31,629

GAME 4 • Sept. 27, 2008 • The Rubber Bowl • Akron, Ohio • Att.: 16,927

Miami (OH)

20

Cincinnati

17

Cincinnati

45

Akron

15

CINCINNATI (AP) - Junior quarterback Tony Pike, making his first career start for the Bearcats, was 20-of-24 passing for 241 yards and three touchdowns in a 45-20 victory over Miami University Saturday in the 113th meeting between the two schools. It was UC’s third-straight win over the RedHawks in the nation’s longest non-conference rivalry. The first meeting, on Dec. 8, 1888, was the first collegiate football game played in Ohio. John Goebel returned the opening kickoff 43 yards, helping set up a 38-yard field goal by Jake Rogers to put Cincinnati ahead 3-0. It was the Bearcats’ first field goal attempt this season. Goebel later scored on a five-yard run to give the Bearcats a 10-0 lead. Pike tossed a 30-yard TD pass to Mardy Gilyard, whose diving reception put Cincinnati ahead 17-3. Gilyard had six receptions for 69 yards and a touchdown. The RedHawks drew closer when junior QB Daniel Raudabaugh threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Armand Robinson to make the score 17-10. Raudabaugh was 28-of-42 for 235 yards and two TDs. Goebel’s 20-yard TD run gave UC a 24-10 lead with 1:14 remaining in the first half. After Raudabaugh’s second TD pass made the score 24-20, DeAndre Gilmore recovered an onside kick at the Cincinnati 46-yard line. Mike Mickens intercepted a Raudabaugh pass and returned it 72 yards for a touchdown, putting the Bearcats ahead 31-20. It was Mickens’ third career interception return for a TD. Pike’s 24-yard touchdown pass to Ben Guidugli made the score 38-20 in the third quarter. Pike closed out the game with an 8-yard strike to Kazeem Alli, the first TD catch of Alli’s career. GAME 3 • SCORE BY QUARTERS Miami (OH) Cincinnati

1 0 10

2 13 14

3 7 14

4 0 – 7 –

SCORING SUMMARY FIRST QUARTER 13:08 UC Rogers, 38-yard field goal 08:43 UC Goebel, 5-yard run (Rogers kick) SECOND QUARTER 14:57 MU Parseghian, 19-yard field goal 11:27 UC Gilyard, 30-yard pass from Pike (Rogers kick) 06:26 MU Robinson, 10-yard pass from Raudabaugh (Parseghian kick) 01:14 UC Goebel, 20-yard run (Rogers kick) 00:00 MU Parseghian, 41-yard field goal THIRD QUARTER 10:10 MU Givens, 34-yard pass from Raudabaugh (Parseghian kick) 07:29 UC Mickens, 72-yard interception return (Rogers kick) 00:26 UC Guidugli, 24-yard pass from Pike (Rogers kick) FOURTH QUARTER 02:32 UC Alli, 8-yard pass from Pike (Rogers kick) TEAM STATISTICS MU UC FIRST DOWNS 22 20 YARDS RUSHING 66 152 YARDS PASSING 235 241 Comp-Att-Int 28-44-1 20-24-0 TOTAL YARDS 301 393 Fumbles: No-Lost 1-0 3-2 Penalties: No-Yards 5-36 6-70 Punts-Avg 4-196 0-0 Punt Ret: No-Yds-TD 0-0-0 3-24-0 KO Rets: No-Yds-TD 7-128-0 4-76-0 INT: No-Yds-TD 0-0-0 1-72-1 Fum. Ret: No-Yds-TD 0-0-0 0-0-0 Third-Down 11-19 8-10 Possession Time 34:57 25:03 Sacks By: No-Yds 0-0 1-9 Field Goals 2-2 1-1

F 20 45

4-7; 1:52 6-62; 2:16 17-75; 8:40 8-81; 3:24 10-71; 4:56 11-77; 5:03 9-48; 1:08 9-79; 4:45 10-75; 3:31 12-84; 6:20

RUSHING: UC - Goebel, 13-63; Ramsey, 12-57; Pike, 5-33; S.Johnson, 1-(- 1). MU Merriweather, 17-50; Bratton, 7-11; Rodriguez, 1-3; Raudabaugh, 4-2; Rogers, 1-0. PASSING: UC - Pike 20-24-0-241. MU Raudabaugh, 28-42-1-235; Belton, 0-2-0-0. RECEIVING: UC - Goodman, 6-94; Gilyard, 6-69; Guidugli, 3-52; Barnett, 2-2; Binns, 1-10; Alli, 1-8; Goebel, 1-6. MU - Bratton, 9-54; Harris, 4-20; Givens, 3-52; Woods, 3-31; A.Robinson, 3-23; Crabtree, 2-20; Rogers, 2-17; O’Connell, 1-11; Merriweather, 1-7.

AKRON, Ohio - Jake Rogers kicked a season-long 48-yard field goal with 7:45 left in the game to help lead the University of Cincinnati to a 17-15 comeback win over Akron, Saturday in the Rubber Bowl. The Bearcats (3-1), who trailed 9-7 at the half, drove 42 yards in nine plays to set up Rogers’ field goal, and Brad Jones intercepted Chris Jacquemain’s pass at Akron’s 44 with 1:31 remaining to seal the win. Rogers’ field goal, only the second of the season for the Bearcats, was set up by a seven-yard third-down scamper by redshirt freshman quarterback Zach Collaros who was subbing for an injured Tony Pike. Collaros finished the contest with one completion and 18 yards rushing. Pike injured his non-throwing arm in the fourth quarter and did not return. He was 23-of-34 for a career-high 320 yards and two touchdowns. He’s the first UC quarterback to go over the 300-yard mark in 2008. Mardy Gilyard caught seven passes for a career-high 146 yards and two touchdowns. Included in that total was a third-quarter, 67-yard strike from Pike to Gilyard that gave UC a 14-9 lead with 41 seconds left in the third quarter. The 67-yard pass was a career long for Pike. Gilyard has scored at least one touchdown in each of UC’s games this season and surpassed his 2007 total with six touchdowns in 2008. UA’s Dennis Kennedy scored on a one-yard touchdown run with 14:13 left in the game to put Akron up 15-14. The five-play, 24-yard drive was set up by a fumble by Gilyard on the UC 24-yard line. Jacquemain connected on 26 of 40 passes for 254 yards, and Deryn Bowser caught 10 for 72 yards. The Bearcats’ defense recorded a season-high three sacks. Lamonte Nelms, Adam Hoppel, and Curtis Young all recorded their first sacks of the season. Defensive back Mike Mickens had a career-high 14 tackles, including 12 solo stops. He also added three pass break ups and a tackle for a loss. GAME 4 • SCORE BY QUARTERS Cincinnati Akron

1 7 3

2 0 6

3 7 0

4 3 – 6 –

SCORING SUMMARY FIRST QUARTER 10:47 UC Gilyard, 14-yard pass from Pike (Rogers kick) 04:02 UA Iveljic 26-yard field goal SECOND QUARTER 00:09 UA Bowser, 7-yard pass from Jacquemain (Iveljic kick blocked) THIRD QUARTER 13:05 UC Gilyard, 67-yard pass from Pike (Rogers kick) FOURTH QUARTER 14:13 UA Kennedy, 1-yard run (Jacquemain rush failed) 07:45 UC Rogers 48-yard field goal TEAM STATISTICS UC UA FIRST DOWNS 21 23 YARDS RUSHING 104 104 YARDS PASSING 322 254 Comp-Att-Int 24-38-0 26-42-1 TOTAL YARDS 426 358 Fumbles: No-Lost 2-2 2-0 Penalties: No-Yards 9-75 6-68 Punts-Avg 3-136 5-217 Punt Ret: No-Yds-TD 0-0-0 0-0-0 KO Rets: No-Yds-TD 3-61-0 3-59-0 INT: No-Yds-TD 1-0-0 0-0-0 Fum. Ret: No-Yds-TD 0-0-0 0-0-0 Third-Down 4-12 6-14 Possession Time 28:16 31:44 Sacks By: No-Yds 3-28 0-0 Field Goals 1-1 1-2

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F 17 15

10-76; 4:13 15-76; 6:38 13-75; 2:12 2-64; 0:41 5-24; 2:37 9-42; 3:35

RUSHING: UC - Ramsey, 13-54; Goebel, 9-27; Collaros, 4-18; Pike, 2-6; Pead, 1-2; Team, 2-(minus 3). UA - Kennedy, 11-41; Johnson, 8-33; Tuzze, 4-21; Bruce, 3-7; Pride, 1-1; Jacquemain, 6-1. PASSING: UC - Pike, 23-34-0-320; Collaros, 1-40-2. UA - Jacquemain 26-40-1-254. RECEIVING: UC - Gilyard, 7-146; Goodman, 6-91; Barnett, 6-66; Ramsey, 2-4; Alli, 1-14; Woods 1-2, Goebel; 1-(minus 1). UA - Bowser, 10-72; Jones, 4-47; Bruce, 3-44; Owen, 2-25; Johnson, 2-22; D.Miller, 2-19; Poindexter, 1-14; Tuzze, 1-8; Kennedy, 1-3.


GAME 14 u vs. NO. 21/19 VIRGINIA TECH record u 11-2/6-1 BIG EAST GAME 5 • Oct. 3, 2008 • Edwards Stadium • Huntington, W.Va. • Att.: 29,237

GAME 6 • Oct. 11, 2008 • Nippert Stadium • Cincinnati, Ohio • Att.: 32,370

Cincinnati

33

Rutgers

10

Marshall

10

Cincinnati

13

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - Redshirt freshman Chazz Anderson threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score in his college debut to lead Cincinnati to a 33-10 victory over Marshall. Anderson looked like a calm veteran at times, leading the Bearcats (4-1) on two long scoring drives in the second half to break open a close game. He finished 16-of-26 for 158 yards. Marshall (3-3) has scored just one touchdown in its past two games. Redshirt freshman Mark Cann had his second straight poor outing. He went 17-of-36 for 178 yards, was intercepted three times and sacked three times. Midway through the third quarter, Anderson drove Cincinnati 89 yards and found Dominick Goodman in the end zone for the second time, this one from 7 yards out for a 23-10 lead. After Aaron Webster’s interception on Marshall’s next series led to Jake Rogers’ 40-yard field goal, Anderson capped an 86-yard drive with a 1-yard run with 10:12 left in the game for the final margin. Cincinnati outgained Marshall 122-119 in the first half but jumped ahead 16-3 with the help of Thundering Herd mistakes. Cincinnati’s Connor Barwin blocked a Kase Whitehead punt out of the end zone for a firstquarter safety. The Bearcats took over at the Marshall 48 after the ensuing free kick and needed just four plays to reach the end zone, with John Goebel scoring on a 21-yard run for a 9-0 lead. Marshall advanced to the Cincinnati 37 in the second quarter, but Darius Marshall ran in circles and lost 14 yards, Cann was sacked and Whitehead shanked a 17-yard punt. A penalty wiped out a 25-yard reception by Darius Passmore on Marshall’s next possession. Two plays later, Cann’s pass bounced off Cody Slate’s shoulder and Cedric Tolbert returned the interception 35 yards to the Marshall 14. Anderson then found Goodman in the end zone for a 16-0 lead. GAME 5 • SCORE BY QUARTERS Cincinnati Marshall

1 2 0

2 14 3

3 10 7

SCORING SUMMARY FIRST QUARTER 01:02 UC Team Safety (Barwin blocked punt) SECOND QUARTER 14:29 UC Goebel 21-yard run (Rogers kick) 04:54 UC Goodman 14-yard pass from Anderson (Rogers kick) 03:05 MU Ratanamorn 50-yard field goal THIRD QUARTER 13:52 MU Slate 57-yard pass from cann (Ratanamorn kick) 07:13 UC Goodman 7-yard pass from Anderson (Rogers kick) 05:33 UC Rogers 40-yard field goal FOURTH QUARTER 10:12 UC Anderson 1-yard run (Rogers kick) TEAM STATISTICS FIRST DOWNS YARDS RUSHING YARDS PASSING Comp-Att-Int TOTAL YARDS Fumbles: No-Lost Penalties: No-Yards Punts-Avg Punt Ret: No-Yds-TD KO Rets: No-Yds-TD INT: No-Yds-TD Fum. Ret: No-Yds-TD Third-Down Possession Time Sacks By: No-Yds Field Goals

UC MU 22 16 203 90 158 178 16-26-1 17-37-3 361 268 2-1 1-0 2-22 3-20 6-43.5 8-30.8 3-17-0 2-30-0 4-72-0 6-113-0 3-62-0 1-10-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 4-13 5-16 31:29 28:31 3-21 3-30 1-1 1-1

4 7 – 0 –

F 33 10

4-48; 1:33 2-14; 0:11 8-42; 2:49 4-66; 1:08 8-89; 2:48 4-(-2); 1:23

CINCINNATI (AP) - Chazz Anderson ran eight yards for a touchdown on a quarterback draw, and Cincinnati overcame an afternoon of penalties and punts to beat Rutgers 13-10. Anderson, making his second straight start after injuries wiped out Cincinnati’s top quarterbacks, did just enough to help the Bearcats (5-1, 1-0) win their Big East opener. The Scarlet Knights (1-5, 0-2) are off to their worst start since 2002, when they went 1-11. Rutgers’ touchdown came on a trick play early in the second half. Mike Teel handed off to running back Kordell Young, who ran toward the right sideline and threw a 17-yard pass to uncovered fullback Jack Corcoran. Cincinnati had 12 penalties for 115 yards - three of them personal fouls - and went 0-for-11 on third downs, resulting in nine punts. With a chance to run out the clock, the Bearcats failed to move the ball and had to punt, giving Rutgers possession at its 12-yard line with 2:10 to go. The Scarlet Knights let that final chance slip away when Kenny Britt dropped a pass on 4thand-2 at the Rutgers 30-yard line. The Bearcats were forced to use two redshirt freshmen at quarterback after senior Dustin Grutza and junior Tony Pike got hurt. Anderson edged out Zach Collaros for the job, and has led Cincinnati to a pair of wins. He went 21-of-29 for 239 yards against the Scarlet Knights. Teel finished 19-of-35 for 175 yards. Young, who missed the last four games with a sore knee, ran 22 times for 78 yards. Cincinnati’s Jake Rogers and Rutgers’ San San Te each made a 50-yard field goal in the third quarter, which ended with the Bearcats ahead 13-10. Two personal fouls on Cincinnati set up Te’s kick. GAME 6 • SCORE BY QUARTERS Rutgers Cincinnati

1 0 3

2 0 7

3 10 3

4 0 – 0 –

SCORING SUMMARY FIRST QUARTER 01:06 UC Rogers 19-yard field goal SECOND QUARTER 10:10 UC Anderson 8-yard run (Rogers kick) THIRD QUARTER 10:36 RU Corcoran 17-yard pass from Young (Te kick) 06:38 UC Rogers 50-yard field goal 02:53 RU Te 50-yard field goal

F 10 13

8-56; 3:32 3-32; 0:44 8-90; 4:17 10-44; 3:50 8-43; 3:38

RUSHING: UC - Ramsey 14-85, Goebel 6-21, Gilyard 2-10, Team 2-(minus 7), Anderson 7-(minus 12).. RU - Young 22-78, Brooks 3-6, T.Brown 1-(minus 2), Teel 3-(minus 20). PASSING: UC - Anderson 21-29-0-239. RU - Teel 19-35-0-175, Young 1-1-0-17.

14-86; 6:11

RUSHING: UC - Ramsey 17-99, Pead 11-59, Goebel 8-56, Barnett 1-13, Team 1-0, Anderson 8-(minus 24). MU - Small 7-62, Passmore 3-20, Marshall - 14-19, Edwards 3-14, Team 1-(minus 4), Cann 3-(minus 21). PASSING: UC - Anderson 16-26-1-158. MU Cann 17-36-3-178, Passmore 0-1-0-0. RECEIVING: UC - Goodman 6-51, Guidugli 3-35, Gilyard 2-30, Barnett 2-11, Ramsey 1-15, Woods 1-13, Goebel 1-3. MU - Slate 7-96, Passmore 7-47, Milligan 1-19, Marshall 1-10, Edmonson 1-6.

TEAM STATISTICS RU UC FIRST DOWNS 15 15 YARDS RUSHING 62 97 YARDS PASSING 192 239 Comp-Att-Int 20-36-0 21-29-0 TOTAL YARDS 254 336 Fumbles: No-Lost 0-0 0-0 Penalties: No-Yards 2-62 12-115 Punts-Avg 10-466 9-418 Punt Ret: No-Yds-TD 2-5-0 5-70-0 KO Rets: No-Yds-TD 4-87-0 2-46-0 INT: No-Yds-TD 0-0-0 0-0-0 Fum. Ret: No-Yds-TD 0-0-0 0-0-0 Third-Down 3-15 0-11 Possession Time 31:46 28:14 Sacks By: No-Yds 4-28 3-20 Field Goals 1-1 2-2

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RECEIVING: UC - Barnett 5-79, Woods 4-67, Gilyard 4-35, Goodman 4-21, Goebel 2-3, Alli 1-24, Guidugli 1-10. RU - Brock 7-51, Britt 4-51, T.Brown 3-37, Corcoran 2-22, Campbell 2-19, Young 1-9, Morales 1-3.


GAME 14 u vs. NO. 21/19 VIRGINIA TECH record u 11-2/6-1 BIG EAST GAME 7 • Oct. 25, 2008 • Rentschler Field • East Hartford, Conn. • Att.: 40,000

GAME 8 • Oct. 30, 2008 • Nippert Stadium • Cincinnati, Ohio • Att.: 31,175

Cincinnati

16

No. 24/23 USF

10

Connecticut

40

Cincinnati

24

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Donald Brown ran for 150 yards and two touchdowns and Connecticut scored 20 fourth-quarter points to beat Cincinnati 40-16 on Saturday. Redshirt freshman David Teggart, making his first career start, hit four field goals as the Huskies (6-2, 2-1 Big East) won their 11th consecutive home game. Brown had just 80 yards late into the fourth quarter before a 54-yard run. He scored from 5 yards to make it 33-16, breaking open what had been a close game. Robert McClain returned his second interception of the game 28 yards for a touchdown to close out the scoring. Tony Pike and Chazz Anderson combined to throw for 259 yards for Cincinnati (5-2, 1-1). Pike started for the first time since breaking his left (non-throwing) arm against Akron on Sept. 27, but only made it through the first half. He was 10-of-27 for 136 yards with a touchdown and an interception, but Anderson took over after intermission. He was 9-of-20 for 123 yards and two interceptions. Cincinnati scored less than 2 minutes into the game, after Connor Barwin came up the middle to block his third punt of the season. That set up the first of three field goals from sophomore Jake Rogers, a 29-yarder. The Bearcats’ kicker also hit a 54-yarder with the wind at his back just before the half to give the Bearcats a 13-10 lead. The kick was the third longest in Big East history, and the second longest for Rogers, who hit from 55 yards as a freshman against Oregon St. GAME 7 • SCORE BY QUARTERS Cincinnati Connecticut

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SCORING SUMMARY FIRST QUARTER 13:13 UC Rogers 29-yard field goal 07:59 UConn Teggart 26-yard field goal 04:51 UConn Brown 2-yard run (Teggart kick) 02:22 UC Gilyard 27-yard pass from Pike (Rogers kick) SECOND QUARTER 00:35 UC Rogers 54-yard field goal THIRD QUARTER 11:10 UConn Todman 1-yard run (Teggart kick) 06:53 UC Rogers 22-yard field goal 00:19 UConn Teggart 47-yard field goal FOURTH QUARTER 14:25 UConn Teggart 32-yard field goal 05:47 UConn Teggart 22-yard field goal 01:55 UConn Brown 5-yard run (Teggart kick) 01:41 UConn McClain 28-yard interception return (Teggart kick) TEAM STATISTICS UC UConn FIRST DOWNS 16 15 YARDS RUSHING 30 153 YARDS PASSING 259 196 Comp-Att-Int 19-47-3 18-42-0 TOTAL YARDS 289 349 Fumbles: No-Lost 6-3 0-0 Penalties: No-Yards 5-38 8-73 Punts-Avg 7-45.7 10-35.5 Punt Ret: No-Yds-TD 8-53-0 3-50-0 KO Rets: No-Yds-TD 6-98-0 2-42-0 INT: No-Yds-TD 0-0-0 3-68-1 Fum. Ret: No-Yds-TD 0-0-0 0-0-0 Third-Down 4-13 5-16 Possession Time 25:47 34:13 Sacks By: No-Yds 1-7 4-36 Field Goals 3-3 4-4

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4-3; 0:46 10-57; 5:14 4-36; 1:49 6-78; 2:29 4-8; 0:43 7-65; 2:26 8-58; 4:17 9-44; 4:02 4-4; 0:46 5-17; 2:24 5-74; 2:53

RUSHING: UC - UC - Ramsey 5-38, Goebel 2-11, Barnett 1-(minus 2), Anderson 8-(minus 2), Pike 3-(minus 15). UConn - D.Brown 29-150, Todman 2-19, Endres 1-(minus 7), Team 4-(minus 9). PASSING: UC - UC - Pike 10-27-1-136, Anderson 9-20-2-123. UConn - Endres 18-42-0-196. RECEIVING: UC - Gilyard 7-87, Goodman 5-69, Goebel 3-68, Guidugli 1-12, Barnett 1-9, Pead 1-8, Alli 1-6. UConn - D.Brown 4-58, K.Moore 3-25, Gaulden 3-14, Smith 2-41, Hernandez 2-38, Bedard 2-12, Kanuch 1-13, Todman 1-(minus 5).

CINCINNATI (AP) - Not bad for a guy with a broken arm. Playing with a soft cast protecting his surgically repaired left forearm, junior Tony Pike had one of his finest games Thursday night, throwing a pair of touchdown passes and steadying Cincinnati’s offense in a 24-10 victory over No. 24 South Florida. Pike was sharp in his second game back since he broke his non-passing arm, which is held together by a plate and six screws. A black wrap covered the removable cast that covers a 4-inch scar from the operation and softens the blows. He took several rattling hits and hung in there until the middle of the fourth quarter. Cincinnati (6-2, 2-1 Big East) was back to normal with an experienced quarterback running the no-huddle, spread offense again. Facing one of the conference’s toughest defenses, Pike was 20-of-28 for 281 yards and two touchdowns, including a 1-yard pass to Connor Barwin that put the Bearcats up 24-10 early in the fourth quarter. On that play, Pike had to take a direct snap from center instead of working out of the shotgun. The force of the snap hurt his left hand, limiting him to one play the rest of the way. Zach Collaros took over for Pike in the fourth quarter and finished it off with running plays. Junior Matt Grothe came into the game on a surge, throwing at least two touchdown passes in each of the last three games. He had only five interceptions all season, a sign of his dependability. But against the Bearcats, Grothe threw three--two of them deflected--against a defense that pressured him steadily. Grothe’s toughest play was a tackle, pulling down Mike Mickens after a 58-yard interception return. The senior cornerback’s 13th career interception set a Cincinnati record and set up its first touchdown. Grothe was 13-of-31 for 174 yards, but couldn’t connect on his two most important throws. He misfired on a fourth-and-goal pass from the 5-yard line with 7:56 left, then had a fourthdown pass batted down in the end zone on the next possession, essentially ending it. GAME 8 • SCORE BY QUARTERS No. 24/23 USF Cincinnati

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SCORING SUMMARY FIRST QUARTER 08:51 UC Goebel 2-yard run (Rogers kick) 07:10 USF Plancher 1-yard run (Bonani kick) 03:42 UC Rogers 32-yard field goal SECOND QUARTER 09:17 UC Gilyard 26-yard pass from Pike (Rogers kick) THIRD QUARTER 09:23 USF Bonani 49-yard field goal FOURTH QUARTER 14:31 UC Barwin 1-yard pass from Pike (Rogers kick) TEAM STATISTICS FIRST DOWNS YARDS RUSHING YARDS PASSING Comp-Att-Int TOTAL YARDS Fumbles: No-Lost Penalties: No-Yards Punts-Avg Punt Ret: No-Yds-TD KO Rets: No-Yds-TD INT: No-Yds-TD Fum. Ret: No-Yds-TD Third-Down Possession Time Sacks By: No-Yds Field Goals

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USF UC 19 23 182 115 174 281 13-31-3 20-28-1 356 396 1-0 2-2 8-40 6-36 4-36.2 4-43.0 3-17-0 0-0-0 5-88-0 3-65-0 1-33-0 3-58-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 4-14 5-10 30:32 29:28 2-15 2-12 1-1 1-1

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3-14; 1:07 4-82; 1:37 7-49; 3:22 12-91; 4:12 6-26; 1:48 9-61; 3:51

RUSHING: UC - Goebel 17-78, Ramsey 15-43, Collaros 2-11, Team 1-(minus 2), Pike 2-(minus 15). USF - B.Williams 17-79, Grothe 8-54, Plancher 8-47, Kelly 4-11, Johnson 1-(minus 2), T.Wilson 1-(minus 7). PASSING: UC - Pike 20-28-1-281. USF - Grothe 13-31-3-174. RECEIVING: UC - Goodman 5-57, Gilyard 4-98, Goebel 3-43, Woods 3-30, Guidugli 2-38, Barnett 1-8, Ramsey 1-6, Barwin 1-1. USF - Mitchell 4-77, Hester 3-47, Johnson 2-23, Bogan 2-17, B.Williams 1-6, Kelly 1-4.


GAME 14 u vs. NO. 21/19 VIRGINIA TECH record u 11-2/6-1 BIG EAST GAME 9 • Nov. 8, 2008 • Milan Puskar Stadium • Morgantown, W.Va. • Att.: 59,834

GAME 10 • Nov. 14, 2008 • Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium • Louisville, Ky. • Att.: 37,822

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No. 20/23 West Virginia

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - Tony Pike threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Kazeem Alli in overtime to lift the Bearcats to a 26-23 win over No. 20 West Virginia on Saturday night. West Virginia (6-3, 3-1) scored 13 points and recovered an onside kick in the final 1:11 to force overtime, including Pat McAfee’s 52-yard field goal as time ran out. McAfee added a 27yard field goal on West Virginia’s overtime possession. Cincinnati (7-2, 3-1) managed just three first downs after taking a 20-7 lead into halftime, but answered the field goal with a well-run drive and created a first-place logjam with West Virginia and No. 25 Pittsburgh. Pike found Dominick Goodman on a 10-yard pass to start UC’s overtime possession. A roughing-the-passer penalty on Sidney Glover on the next play moved the ball to the 7. After Jacob Ramsey ran for 5 yards, Pike faked a handoff and flipped to Alli, who was alone in the end zone. The Bearcats held the West Virginia duo of quarterback Pat White and running back Noel Devine to 99 yards rushing combined, 90 below their average. West Virginia turned the ball over on downs twice inside the Cincinnati 10-yard line in the fourth quarter but it was the Bearcats who seemed to self-destruct near the end. Cincinnati punter Kevin Huber ran out of the back of the end zone with 1:11 left to give West Virginia its first points since midway through the first quarter. Mardy Gilyard returned the opening kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown. Pike’s 4-yard run capped a 77-yard drive and put Cincinnati ahead 20-7 late in the second quarter. GAME 9 • SCORE BY QUARTERS Cincinnati No. 20/23 West Virginia

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SCORING SUMMARY FIRST QUARTER 14:44 UC Gilyard 100-yard kickoff return (Rogers kick) 08:41 UC Rogers 46-yard field goal 05:46 WVU Arnett, 19-yard pass from White (McAfee kick) 00:26 UC Rogers 31-yard field goal SECOND QUARTER 5:23 UC Pike 4-yard run (Rogers kick) FOURTH QUARTER 01:11 WVU Team Safety 00:19 WVU Jalloh 3-yard pass from White (White rush) 00:00 WVU McAfee 52-yard field goal OVERTIME WVU McAfee 27-yard field goal UC Alli 2-yard pass from Pike TEAM STATISTICS UC WVU FIRST DOWNS 12 19 YARDS RUSHING 82 98 YARDS PASSING 178 219 Comp-Att-Int 16-30-0 20-38-1 TOTAL YARDS 260 317 Fumbles: No-Lost 0-0 1-1 Penalties: No-Yards 10-91 5-43 Punts-Avg 7-45.3 9-45.8 Punt Ret: No-Yds-TD 4-19-0 2-6-0 KO Rets: No-Yds-TD 2-117-1 6-127-0 INT: No-Yds-TD 1-2-0 0-0-0 Fum. Ret: No-Yds-TD 0-0-0 0-0-0 Third-Down 2-13 4-20 Possession Time 28:45 31:15 Sacks By: No-Yds 4-19 3-25 Field Goals 2-3 2-2

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Louisville

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Seconds after the gun sounded to end No. 22 Cincinnati’s soggy 28-20 win over Louisville on Friday, several Bearcats sprinted to the end zone and grabbed the Keg of Nails, the trophy that had tormented them for years. This was one keg party coach Brian Kelly had no plans of interrupting. Besides, for the surging Bearcats the good times might just be starting. The victory gives Cincinnati (8-2, 4-1) a half-game lead over idle West Virginia and No. 21 Pittsburgh in the conference title race. Cincinnati beat the Mountaineers last week and host the Panthers on Nov. 22. Dominick Goodman caught nine passes for 134 yards and a touchdown for UC and John Goebel ran for 77 yards and a score as UC won the Keg of Nails for the first time since 2002. Quarterback Tony Pike, who took over the starting job earlier this year when senior Dustin Grutza went down with a broken leg, completed 19 of 33 passes in soggy conditions before getting knocked out in the fourth quarter with a bruised sternum. Enter Grutza, who hadn’t played since breaking his right leg during a 52-26 loss to Oklahoma on Sept. 6. Walking onto the field in steady rain, Grutza quickly led the Bearcats on a five-play, 72-yard touchdown drive that gave the Bearcats a 28-20 lead with 6:29 to play. The key play was a 24-yard pass to Goodman on third-and-5 that moved the ball to the Louisville 43. Goebel did the rest, zipping 37 yards up the left side on the next play before going in from the 6 for the score. Goodman gave the Bearcats a 21-20 lead with 6:38 to play in the third quarter on a beautiful 23-yard touchdown grab, laying out parallel to the ground and holding onto the ball as he slid across the wet turf in the end zone. The score was the 21st receiving touchdown of Goodman’s career, tying the school record held by Jim O’Brien. GAME 10 • SCORE BY QUARTERS No. 22/22 Cincinnati Louisville

4-5; 0:50 7-77; 2:48 12-77; 5:39 7-62; 0:47

RUSHING: UC - Ramsey 18-83, Goebel 7-14, Team 1-(minus 6), Pike 7-(minus 9). WVU Devine 19-58, P.White 20-41, Jalloh 1-2, Sanders 2-(minus 3). PASSING: UC - Pike 16-30-0-178. WVU - P.White 20-38-1-219. RECEIVING: UC - Goodman 6-81, Goebel 3-68, Alli 2-8, Barnett 2-(minus 1), Ramsey 1-12, Guidugli 1-7, Waugh 1-3. WVU - Devine 6-48, Sanders 5-52, Jalloh 4-54, Starks 2-32, Arnett 2-28, Lyons 1-5.

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SCORING SUMMARY FIRST QUARTER 11:42 UC Gilyard 48-yard pass from Pike (Rogers kick) 02:59 UofL Bryant 2-yard pass from Cantwell (Payne kick) SECOND QUARTER 11:52 UofL Payne 23-yard field goal 04:46 UC Ramsey 1-yard run (Rogers kick) 01:47 UofL Anderson 3-yard run (Payne kick) THIRD QUARTER 11:35 UofL Payne 23-yard field goal 06:38 UC Goodman 23-yard pass from Pike (Rogers kick) FOURTH QUARTER 06:29 UC Goebel 6-yard run (Rogers kick) TEAM STATISTICS FIRST DOWNS YARDS RUSHING YARDS PASSING Comp-Att-Int TOTAL YARDS Fumbles: No-Lost Penalties: No-Yards Punts-Avg Punt Ret: No-Yds-TD KO Rets: No-Yds-TD INT: No-Yds-TD Fum. Ret: No-Yds-TD Third-Down Possession Time Sacks By: No-Yds Field Goals

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UC UofL 17 17 131 120 274 204 20-36-1 19-35-1 405 324 3-1 3-1 6-42 6-46 2-39.5 4-43.2 2-13-0 0-0-0 5-118-0 3-45-0 1-28-0 1-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 2-13 4-20 25:47 34:13 1-11 0-0 0-3 2-3

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7-73; 3:18 11-28; 6:05 10-71; 3:57 9-64; 3:34 6-75; 2:59 4-3; 0:50 2-32; 0:40 5-72; 1:51

RUSHING: UC - Goebel 10-77, Ramsey 13-48, D.Jones 1-5, Grutza 1-3, Pike 3-2, Team 3-(minus 4). UofL - Anderson 13-60, Powell 11-39, Bolen 8-15, Beaumont 2-10, Cantwell 3-(minus 4). PASSING: UC - Pike 19-33-1-250, Grutza 1-2-024, Team 0-1-0-0. UofL - Cantwell 19-35-1-204. RECEIVING: UC - Goodman 9-134, Gilyard 5-73, Guidugli 3-42, Goebel 2-11, Alli 1-14. UofL Beaumont 4-61, Guy 4-48, Chichester 3-33, Anderson 3-14, Pascley 2-36, Nochta 1-7, Bolen 1-3, Bryant 1-2.


GAME 14 u vs. NO. 21/19 VIRGINIA TECH record u 11-2/6-1 BIG EAST GAME 11 • Nov. 22, 2008 • Nippert Stadium • Cincinnati, Ohio • Att.: 35,098

GAME 12 • Nov. 29, 2008 • Nippert Stadium • Cincinnati, Ohio • Att.: 34,603

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CINCINNATI (AP) - The quarterback with the broken arm led No. 19 Cincinnati to the threshold of its first Big East championship. Tony Pike threw three touchdown passes, each to a different receiver, and the Bearcats took control of the conference by beating 20th-ranked Pittsburgh 28-21 on Saturday night, their first win in eight games against the Panthers. He matched his career high for touchdown passes and ran Cincinnati’s no-huddle, spread offense almost flawlessly against the conference’s best road team. Pike completed a career-high 26 passes in 32 attempts for 309 yards, and ran several draw plays that exposed his arm to hits. Bill Stull’s 41-yard touchdown pass to Dorin Dickerson cut it to 28-21 with 1:22 to go, but Cincinnati recovered the onside kick and ran the clock down to 18 seconds before turning it over on downs at the 32-yard line. Fans then stormed the field prematurely - a defensive penalty extended the game by 4 seconds following a sack. They started onto the field prematurely again while Pitt ran a multiple-lateral play, retreated to the sideline and then charged on again when Cincinnati recovered a loose ball to end it. The Bearcats had a lot of things working for them in a game second-year coach Brian Kelly called the biggest in school history. They had their first capacity crowd in five games, their special red jerseys for the first time in five years, and a defense that has been impeccable in four straight wins over ranked teams. Pike rolled away from the pressure and made accurate throws, including a 4-yard touchdown pass to Dominick Goodman at the back of the end zone that made it 14-7 just before halftime. It was Goodman’s 22nd career touchdown catch, topping former NFL kicker and receiver Jim O’Brien’s school record.

CINCINNATI (AP) - Defensive end Connor Barwin raised the gold-topped trophy above his head, then walked through hundreds of Cincinnati fans who got on their tiptoes and reached as high as they could, hoping to touch the keepsake with their fingertips. There’s never been a day quite like this in Cincinnati. The 16th-ranked Bearcats beat Syracuse 30-10 Saturday, then gathered in the end zone amid tightly-packed fans to hoist the trophy that represents their first Big East title during their fourth season in the league. The Bearcats (10-2, 6-1) are headed to a BCS bowl for the first time in their history. UC tied the school record with their 10th win, the second straight season they’ve reached the mark. Syracuse quarterback Cam Dantley finished 6-of-23 for 59 yards with an interception and three sacks. It wasn’t all the quarterback’s fault. Several times, wide-open receivers dropped well-thrown passes. Dantley Tony Pike took advantage of a defense that gave a lot of cushion, conceding the short pass. Pike, playing with a plate and six screws in his broken left (non-passing) forearm, finished 28-of44 for 272 yards. Penalties held the Bearcats back - 10 in all, for 107 yards. The penalties forced Cincinnati to settle for three field goals by Jake Rogers, who had missed five in a row coming into the game. He connected from 45, 38 and 45 yards. Senior quarterback Dustin Grutza broke his lower right leg in the second game, and Pike broke his arm in the fourth. A redshirt freshman got them through the next two games. With his forearm wrapped in a protective cast, Pike has started the past six games, getting better as he went along. With the game in hand, Grutza came in for Cincinnati’s final drive and handed off on every play.

GAME 11 • SCORE BY QUARTERS No. 20/19 Pittsburgh No. 19/20 Cincinnati

GAME 12 • SCORE BY QUARTERS Syracuse No. 16/16 Cincinnati

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SCORING SUMMARY FIRST QUARTER 09:20 PITT McCoy 6-yard run (Lee kick) SECOND QUARTER 14:09 UC Barnett 20-yard pass from Pike (Rogers kick) 03:33 UC Goodman 4-yard pass from Pike (Rogers kick) THIRD QUARTER 12:18 UC Gilyard 39-yard pass from Pike (Rogers kick) FOURTH QUARTER 14:16 UC Ramsey 2-yard run (Rogers kick) 10:12 PITT McCoy 16-yard run (Lee kick) 01:22 PITT Dickerson 41-yard pass from Stull (Lee kick)

TEAM STATISTICS PITT UC FIRST DOWNS 15 22 YARDS RUSHING 35 87 YARDS PASSING 229 309 Comp-Att-Int 18-29-1 26-32-0 TOTAL YARDS 264 396 Fumbles: No-Lost 2-1 3-1 Penalties: No-Yards 7-50 5-46 Punts-Avg 6-40.2 2-30.0 Punt Ret: No-Yds-TD 0-0-0 0-0-0 KO Rets: No-Yds-TD 5-105-0 3-66-0 INT: No-Yds-TD 0-0-0 1-45-0 Fum. Ret: No-Yds-TD 0-0-0 0-0-0 Third-Down 2-10 6-12 Possession Time 25:13 34:47 Sacks By: No-Yds 2-12 7-41 Field Goals 0-0 0-1

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10-69; 5:44 16-99; 7:54 11-83; 4:45 6-62; 2:33 9-77; 4:35 8-64; 3:55 5-72; 1:08

RUSHING: Pitt - McCoy 17-82, McGee 1-(minus 5), Stull 8-(minus 42). UC - Pike 9-33, Goebel 1129, Ramsey 18-25. PASSING: Pitt - Stull 18-28-1-229, Team 0-1-0-0. UC - Pike 26-32-0-309. RECEIVING: Pitt - McCoy 6-45, McGee 3-36, Porter 3-34, Dickerson 1-41, Baldwin 1-22, Turner 1-21, Byham 1-12, Collins 1-12, Kinder 1-6. UC - Gilyard 8-110, Goodman 7-101, Barnett 3-43, Ramsey 3-19, Guidugli 2-8, Woods 1-13, Goebel 1-9, Alli 1-6.

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SCORING SUMMARY FIRST QUARTER 07:26 UC Goebel 10-yard run (Rogers kick) SECOND QUARTER 13:39 UC Rogers 45-yard field goal 04:45 SU Shadle 33-yard field goal 00:22 UC Rogers 38-yard field goal THIRD QUARTER 07:45 UC Alli 7-yard pass from Pike (Rogers kick) 02:16 UC Rogers 45-yard field goal FOURTH QUARTER 11:22 UC Ramsey 15-yard pass from Pike (Rogers kick) 06:06 SU Sheeran 6-yard pass from Dantley (Shadle kick) TEAM STATISTICS SU UC FIRST DOWNS 8 25 YARDS RUSHING 152 140 YARDS PASSING 59 272 Comp-Att-Int 6-23-1 28-44-1 TOTAL YARDS 211 412 Fumbles: No-Lost 0-0 2-1 Penalties: No-Yards 5-45 10-107 Punts-Avg 7-271 3-100 Punt Ret: No-Yds-TD 0-0-0 4-59-0 KO Rets: No-Yds-TD 7-161-0 3-56-0 INT: No-Yds-TD 1-0-0 1-39-0 Fum. Ret: No-Yds-TD 1-1-0 0-0-0 Third-Down 3-14 8-15 Possession Time 25:07 34:53 Sacks By: No-Yds 4-23 3-17 Field Goals 1-1 3-3

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14-88; 7:34 14-23; 6:23 8-73; 4:37 11-59; 4:16 5-40; 2:19 7-1; 0:55 2-26; 0:40 12-74; 5:08

RUSHING: SU - Brinkley 16-60, Fiammetta 1-58, A.Bailey 4-29, Dantley 6-5. UC - Goebel 10-67, Pead 8-49, Ramsey 4-26, Pike 9-(minus 2). PASSING: SU - Dantley 6-23-1-59. UC - Pike 28-44-1-272. RECEIVING: SU - Sales 2-16, Provo 1-27, Sheeran 1-6, Brinkley 1-5, Owen 1-5. UC Gilyard 11-114, Goodman 8-74, Ramsey 2-24, Goebel 2-14, Alli 2-13, Woods 1-19, Guidugli 1-13, Barnett 1-1.


GAME 14 u vs. NO. 21/19 VIRGINIA TECH record u 11-2/6-1 BIG EAST GAME 13 • Dec. 6, 2008 • Aloha Stadium • Honolulu, Hawai’i • Att.: 40,549

No. 13/12 Cincinnati

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Hawai’i

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HONOLULU (AP) - Mardy Gilyard caught a 69-yard touchdown pass with 4:42 to play and Cincinnati’s defense stepped up as the 13th-ranked Bearcats rallied for 19 straight points in the wild final quarter to beat Hawai’i 29-24 on Saturday night. Gilyard finished with seven catches for 136 yards for the BCS-bound Bearcats (11-2), who won their sixth straight game and a school-record 11th game of the season. Down by two touchdowns with less than 13 minutes left, Cincinnati scored nearly at will against the Warriors (7-6) and took a 29-24 lead on Dustin Grutza’s scoring pass to to Gilyard. He took the swing pass, broke a tackle and sprinted for the score, stunning the UH crowd. With Hawai’i playing conservatively and trying to protect a 14-point lead, Brandon Underwood sparked the Bearcats’ late outburst, intercepting a tipped a pass by Hawai’i’s Greg Alexander and returned it 20 yards for a score with 10:27 left. Cincinnati then narrowed the lead to 24-20 on a 44-field goal by Jake Rogers, who drilled a 53-yarder in the first quarter. Hawaii’s Daniel Libre mishandled a handoff and was dropped in the end zone for a safety, by Corey Smith cutting Hawaii’s lead to two at 24-22 with 4:59 left. Alexander was 28-of-40 for 275 yards for the Hawaii Bowl-bound Warriors. He completed a 16-yard TD pass to John Medeiros to give the Warriors a 24-10 lead with 12:36 left with chants of “Overrated! Overrated!” echoing throughout Aloha Stadium. Hawai’i scored twice in the first 5:04 of the third quarter to take a 17-10 lead. The game ended at about 10:15 p.m., or 3:15 a.m Sunday in Ohio, and closed college football’s regular season. GAME 13 • SCORE BY QUARTERS No. 13/12 Cincinnati Hawai’i

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SCORING SUMMARY FIRST QUARTER 05:27 UC Rogers 53-yard field goal SECOND QUARTER 03:09 UC Ferguson 1-yard pass from Pike (Rogers kick) 00:06 UH Kelly 28-yard field goal THIRD QUARTER 11:37 UH Farmer 1-yard run (Kelly kick) 09:56 UH Lane 2-yard pass from Alexander (Kelly kick) FOURTH QUARTER 12:36 UH Medeiros 16-yard pass from Alexander (Kelly kick) 10:27 UC Underwood 20-yard interception return (Rogers kick) 08:19 UC Rogers 44-yard field goal 04:59 UC Corey Smith safety 04:42 UC Gilyard 69-yard pass from Grutza (Rogers kick) TEAM STATISTICS FIRST DOWNS YARDS RUSHING YARDS PASSING Comp-Att-Int TOTAL YARDS Fumbles: No-Lost Penalties: No-Yards Punts-Avg Punt Ret: No-Yds-TD KO Rets: No-Yds-TD INT: No-Yds-TD Fum. Ret: No-Yds-TD Third-Down Possession Time Sacks By: No-Yds Field Goals

UC UH 18 16 139 45 183 275 16-28-2 28-42-1 322 320 2-1 1-1 6-58 11-109 4-202 7-294 1-20-0 3-3-0 6-120-0 3-52-0 1-20-1 2-22-0 0-0-0 1-11-0 3-12 5-14 28:55 31:05 5-31 2-10 2-3 1-1

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10-55; 5:11 8-48; 3:57 12-85; 2:56 6-75; 3:26 3-5; 1:32 6-28; 2:44 4-0; 0:16 1-69; 0:14

RUSHING: UC - Pead 8-74, Goebel 14-49, Ramsey 2-11, Grutza 1-4, Pike 5-4, Team 3-(minus 3). UH - Libre 8-36, Farmer 2-6, Alexander 14-3. PASSING: UC - Pike 13-21-2-108, Grutza 3-7-075. UH - Alexander 28-42-1-275. RECEIVING: UC - Gilyard 7-136, Barnett 2-9, Howard 2-8, Woods 1-13, Guidugli 1-12, Pead 1-3, Ferguson 1-1, Goebel 1-1. UH - Washington 7-64, Libre 6-34, Bain 5-34, Lane 3-66, Farmer 3-10, Medeiros 2-36, Salas 2-31.

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A kickoff was returned for a touchdown: UC: Mardy Gilyard at West Virginia, 11/8/08, 100 yards OPP: Mike Jenkins, USF, 11/3/07, 100 yards A punt was returned for a touchdown: UC: Antwuan Giddens at USF, 11/3/07, 0 yards (block) Tinker Keck vs. Louisville, 11/8/97, 44 yards & 78 yards OPP: Ryne Robinson, Miami (OH), 9/30/06, 80 yards Tiger Jones, Louisville, 11/27/04, 0 yards (block) An interception was returned for a touchdown: UC: Brandon Underwood, at Hawai’i, 12/06/08, 20 yards OPP: Robert McClain, UConn, 10/25/08, 28 yards Two interceptions were returned for touchdowns: UC: Shawn Ferguson at Memphis, 10/17/98, 83 & 40 yds OPP: C. Chenault and D. Johnson, Kentucky, 9/27/86 A fumble was recovered/returned for a touchdown: UC: Angelo Craig, at Syracuse, 11/24/07 (16 yards) OPP: Craig Kobel, USF, 11/20/04 (0 yards) A safety was recorded: UC: at Hawai’i, 12/06/08, fumble in the end zone OPP: by West Virginia, 11/8/08, punter ran out of end zone A two-point conversion was made: UC: vs. West Virginia (Dominick Goodman pass from Nick Davila), 11/11/06 OPP: by West Virginia (Pat White rush), 11/8/08 A defensive two-point conversion was made: UC: Daven Holly vs. Miami (OH), 9/11/04 OPP: David Williams, Houston, 11/14/98 An individual scored three touchdowns in a game: UC: Marcus Barnett, at Syracuse (3 pass), 11/24/07 OPP: Steve Slaton, West Virginia (4 rush), 11/9/05

Long Plays:

A run went for 50 yards or more: UC: 50 by Scott Johnson vs. Eastern Kentucky, 08/28/08 OPP: 58 by Tony Fiammetta, Syracuse, 11/29/08 A run went for 75 yards or more: UC: 79 Richard Hall vs. Miami (OH), 9/11/04 OPP: 80 by Eric Shelton, Louisville, 11/27/04 A pass was completed for 50 yards or more: UC: 69 yards from Grutza to Gilyard, at Hawai’i, 12/06/08 OPP: 50 yards from Alexander to Lane, Hawai’i, 12/06/08 A pass was completed for 75 yards or more: UC: 76 yards from Barnett to Gilyard, at USF, 11/3/07 OPP: 78 yards from Robinson to T. Smith, Syracuse, 11/24/07

Rushing:

An individual rushed for 200 +yards in a game: UC: 238 yards by Richard Hall vs. Miami (OH), 9/11/04 OPP: 234 yards by Leonard Henry, East Carolina, 11/10/01 An individual rushed 30 times in a game: UC: 30 carries by Richard Hall vs. Army, 10/25/03 OPP: 34 carries by Ray Rice, Rutgers, 10/6/07 An individual rushed 40 times in a game: UC: 41 carries by DeMarco McCleskey vs. E. Carolina, 11/5/98 OPP: 40 carries by Moe Williams, Kentucky, 11/11/95 Two teammates rushed for 100+ yards in a game: UC: Eddington (138 yds.) & R. Hall (117) vs. ECU, 9/1/03 OPP: White (155) & Slaton (103), West Virginia, 11/17/07

Passing:

An individual passed for 300 +yards in a game: UC: 309 yards by Tony Pike, vs. Pittsburgh, 11/22/08 OPP: 382 yards by Matt Grothe, USF, 11/3/07

An individual passed for 400+ yards in a game: UC: 431 yards by Ben Mauk at Syracuse, 11/24/07 OPP: 419 yards by Andrew Robinson, Syracuse, 11/24/07

An individual made four field goals: UC: 4 by Kevin Lovell at UConn, 11/25/06 OPP: 4, by Dave Teggart, UConn, 10/25/08

An individual completed 30+ passes in a game: UC: 30 by Ben Mauk vs. Southern Miss, 12/22/07 OPP: 31 by Matt Grothe, USF, 11/3/07

A 50-yard field goal was made: UC: 53 yards by Jake Rogers, at Hawai’i, 12/06/08 OPP: 52 yards by Pat McAfee, at West Virginia, 11/8/08

An individual attempted 40 passes in a game: UC: 42 by Ben Mauk at Syracuse, 11/24/07 OPP: 42 by Cody Endres, UConn, 10/25/08

An individual punted 10 times: UC: 10 by Chet Ervin at West Virginia, 9/13/03 OPP: 10 by Teddy Dellaganna, Rutgers, 10/11/08

An individual attempted 50 passes in a game: UC: 52 by Ben Mauk vs. Southern Miss, 12/22/07 OPP: 54 by Matt Grothe, USF, 11/3/07

A team did not punt in a game: UC: Miami (Ohio), 9/17/08 OPP: Syracuse, 10/10/98

An individual threw three touchdown passes: UC: 3 by Tony Pike, vs. Pittsburgh, 11/22/08 OPP: 3 by Andrew Robinson, Syracuse, 11/24/07

An individual blocked a punt: UC: by Connor Barwin, at UConn, 10/25/08 OPP: by Andrew Taglianetti, Pittsburgh, 11/22/08

An individual threw four touchdown passes: UC: 4 by Ben Mauk vs. Southern Miss 12/22/07 OPP: 4 by Josh Betts, Miami (OH), 9/11/04

An individual blocked a field goal: UC: by Adam Roberts at Syracuse, 9/18/04 OPP: by Mick Williams, Pittsburgh, 11/22/08

An individual threw five touchdown passes: UC: 5 by Gino Guidugli vs. Southern Miss, 11/6/04 OPP: 5 by Jason McKinley, Houston, 11/14/98

A player intercepted two passes in a game: UC: 3 by DeAngelo Smith, vs. Southern Miss, 12/22/07 OPP: 2 by Robert McClain, UConn, 10/25/08

An individual threw four interceptions in a game: UC: 5 by Dustin Grutza vs. Miami (OH), 9/28/05 OPP: 4 by Matt Grothe, USF, 11/3/07

Receiving:

Team:

A team rushed for 200 yards in a game: UC: 203 at Marshall, 10/3/08 OPP: 295 by West Virginia, 11/17/07

An individual caught eight or more passes in a game: UC: 11 by Mardy Gilyard, vs. Syracuse, 11/29/08 OPP: 9 by Mike Williams, Syracuse, 11/24/07

A team rushed for 300 yards in a game: UC: 314 vs. SE Missouri State, 8/30/07 OPP: 313 by West Virginia, 11/11/06

An individual caught 10 or more passes in a game: UC: 11 by Mardy Gilyard, vs. Syracuse, 11/29/08 OPP: 12 by Brian Robinson, Houston, 9/7/00

A team rushed for 400 yards in a game: UC: 405 vs. Miami (OH), 9/28/96 OPP: 455 by Iowa, 9/15/90

An individual had 100 yards receiving in a game: UC: 136 by Mardy Gilyard, at Hawai’i, 12/06/08 OPP: 160 Mike Williams, Syracuse, 11/24/07 126 Taj Smith, Syracuse, 11/24/07

A team rushed for less than 100 yards in a game: UC: 82 at West Virginia, 11/8/08 OPP: 45, by Hawai’i, 12/06/08

An individual had 200 yards receiving in a game: UC: 210 by Marcus Barnett vs. West Virginia, 11/17/07 OPP: 226 by Howard Twilley, Tulsa, 10/23/65 Two teammates had 100 yards receiving in a game: UC: Gilyard and Goodman, vs. Pittsburgh, 11/22/08 OPP: Mike Williams and Taj Smith, Syracuse, 11/24/07

Total Offense:

An individual had 300 yards of total offense: UC: 342 by Tony Pike, vs. Pittsburgh, 11/22/08 OPP: 346 by Andrew Robinson, Syracuse, 11/24/07 An individual had 400 yards of total offense: UC: 444 by Ben Mauk, at Syracuse, 11/24/07 OPP: 457 by Matt Grothe, USF, 11/3/07 An individual had 200 all-purpose yards: UC: 365 by Mardy Gilyard, at Oklahoma, 9/6/08 OPP: 208 by Donald Brown, UConn, 10/25/08

Kicking:

An extra point kick was missed: UC: by Brandon Yingling, at Oklahoma, 9/6/08 OPP: by Garrett Palmer, San Diego State, 9/29/07 An individual made three field goals: UC: 3, by Jake Rogers,vs. Syracuse, 11/29/08 OPP: 4, by Dave Teggart, UConn, 10/25/08

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A team rushed for less than 50 yards in a game: UC: 42, at UConn, 10/25/08 OPP: 45, by Hawai’i, 12/06/08 A team passed for more than 300 yards in a game: UC: 309 vs. Pittsburgh, 11/22/08 OPP: 395 by Oklahoma, 9/6/08 A team passed for more than 400 yards in a game: UC: 431 at Syracuse, 11/24/07 OPP: 419 by Syracuse, 11/24/07 A team passed for less than 100 yards in a game: UC: 43 vs. Miami (OH), 9/30/06 OPP: 59 by Syracuse, 11/29/08 A team had 400 yards of total offense: UC: 412 vs. Syracuse, 11/29/08 OPP: 413 by Syracuse, 11/24/07 A team had 500 yards of total offense: UC: 557 vs. Eastern Kentucky, 08/28/08 OPP: 592 by Oklahoma, 9/6/08 A team had 600 yards of total offense: UC: 615 vs. S.E. Missouri State, 8/30/07 OPP: 601 by Syracuse, 10/10/98 A team had less than 200 yards of total offense: UC: 190 at Memphis, 11/11/00 OPP: 195 by Eastern Kentucky, 08/28/08


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CINCINNATI’S RECORD ... 2008 2007 Under Kelly When playing at home.............................................................................................................................. 6-0.................................................4-2........................................... 10-2 When playing on road............................................................................................................................... 5-2.................................................5-1........................................... 10-3 At Neutral Sites......................................................................................................................................... 0-0.................................................1-0............................................. 2-0 When playing on natural grass.................................................................................................................. 0-2.................................................3-1............................................. 3-3 When playing on artificial turf................................................................................................................ 11-0.................................................7-2........................................... 19-2 When playing during the day.................................................................................................................... 3-2.................................................4-1............................................. 8-3 When playing at night.............................................................................................................................. 8-0.................................................6-2........................................... 14-2 When scoring first................................................................................................................................... 10-1.................................................6-2........................................... 17-3 When opponent scores first....................................................................................................................... 1-1.................................................4-1............................................. 5-2 When leading after first quarter............................................................................................................... 9-0.................................................8-2........................................... 18-2 When trailing after first quarter................................................................................................................ 1-1.................................................1-0............................................. 2-1 When tied after first quarter..................................................................................................................... 1-1.................................................1-1............................................. 2-2 When leading at halftime......................................................................................................................... 9-1.................................................9-1........................................... 19-2 When trailing at halftime.......................................................................................................................... 2-1.................................................1-1............................................. 3-2 When tied at halftime............................................................................................................................... 0-0.................................................0-1............................................. 0-1 When leading after three quarters.......................................................................................................... 10-0...............................................10-0........................................... 21-0 When trailing after three quarters............................................................................................................ 1-2.................................................0-2............................................. 1-4 When tied after three quarters.................................................................................................................. 0-0.................................................0-1............................................. 0-1 In overtime............................................................................................................................................... 1-0.................................................0-0............................................. 1-0 When Cincinnati has more rushing yards.................................................................................................. 7-0.................................................8-1........................................... 16-1 When opponent has more rushing yards................................................................................................... 3-2.................................................2-2............................................. 5-4 When Cincinnati rushes for 200 or more yards.......................................................................................... 2-0.................................................3-0............................................. 5-0 When Cincinnati rushes for 150 or more yards.......................................................................................... 2-0.................................................4-0............................................. 6-0 When Cincinnati holds opponent to 100 rushing yards or less.................................................................. 6-0.................................................8-1........................................... 14-1 When Cincinnati holds opponent to 150 rushing yards or less.................................................................. 7-0.................................................8-1........................................... 15-1 When Cincinnati has more passing yards.................................................................................................. 8-1.................................................5-2........................................... 13-3 When opponent has more passing yards................................................................................................... 3-1.................................................5-1............................................. 9-2 When Cincinnati passes for 300 or more yards.......................................................................................... 3-0.................................................3-2............................................. 6-2 When Cincinnati passes for 200 or more yards.......................................................................................... 4-2...............................................10-2........................................... 15-4 When Cincinnati holds opponent to 150 passing yards or less.................................................................. 2-0.................................................1-1............................................. 3-1 When Cincinnati holds opponent to 100 passing yards or less.................................................................. 1-0.................................................1-0............................................. 2-0 When Cincinnati has more total yards..................................................................................................... 10-0.................................................7-1........................................... 17-1 When opponent has more total yards....................................................................................................... 1-1.................................................3-2............................................. 5-3 When Cincinnati has more first downs...................................................................................................... 6-1.................................................7-1........................................... 14-2 When opponent has more first downs...................................................................................................... 3-1.................................................3-2............................................. 6-3 When first downs are equal...................................................................................................................... 2-0.................................................0-0............................................. 2-0 When Cincinnati forces more turnovers..................................................................................................... 2-0.................................................8-0........................................... 11-0 In games decided by three points or less................................................................................................... 3-0.................................................1-0............................................. 4-0 In games decided by seven points or less.................................................................................................. 5-0.................................................2-3............................................. 8-3 In black jerseys.......................................................................................................................................... 5-0.................................................5-2........................................... 11-2 In white jerseys......................................................................................................................................... 4-2.................................................5-1............................................. 9-3 In red jerseys............................................................................................................................................. 1-0.................................................0-0............................................. 1-0 2009 FEDEX ORANGE BOWL u 90


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incinnati’s proud football history includes a number of firsts, possibly including the first postseason bowl game. While the NCAA Official Football Records recognizes the Rose Bowl, started in 1902, as being the first collegiate bowl game, former UC athletic director Bill Schwarberg points to a bowl appearance by Cincinnati that pre-dates the Rose Bowl by five years. Citing a record in the University’s McMicken Review, Schwarberg indicated that following the 1897 season, Cincinnati was in fact the first institution from Ohio to make a trip south to play in a postseason game.

Cincinnati posted a 7-1-1 record that year, which included a 34-0 win over Ohio State. The lone team to beat UC was the powerful Carlisle Indians. Shortly after Thanksgiving a travel party of 14, which included the substitutes and the coach and manager, departed for New Orleans to play a game there on New Year’s Day. Hosted by the Southern Athletic Club, accounts of the game have UC winning with ease by a score of 16-0. At a victory party that evening, players from Louisiana State challenged the Bearcats to a game the next day in Baton Rouge. UC accepted the challenge and overwhelmed the LSU team, 28-0. If this was indeed UC’s first bowl game, it was 49 years before the Bearcats again experienced postseason play. The post-World War II influx of veterans into colleges rejuvenated college athletics, and with that came a surge of new bowls. Cincinnati capped a successful 1946 season with a trip to the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas. There, the Bearcats defeated Virginia Tech, 18-6.

After 47 years without a bowl appearance, Cincinnati’s drought was broken when the Bearcats played in the inaugural Humanitarian Bowl in Boise, Idaho in 1997. With Conference USA developing alliances with five bowls, the Bearcats made three straight bowl appearances in 2000, 2001 and 2002—the first two in the Motor City Bowl in Detroit and the third in the New Orleans Bowl. In 2004, UC was selected to represent Conference USA in the PlainsCapital Fort Worth Bowl, the teams’ fourth bowl appearance in five years. UC defeated Marshall, 32-14, in that contest. In 2006, Cincinnati earned its first BIG EAST Conference bowl appearance after knocking off Connecticut in the season finale. In unusual circumstances following Mark Dantonio and his staff’s departure to Michigan State before the bowl game, UC hired Brian Kelly from Central Michigan who came in and in just 34 days prepared UC and defeated Western Michigan University, 27-24, in the inaugural International Bowl in Toronto, Ontario. Following an impressive 9-3 regular season in 2007 which included three wins against top-25 opponents, the Bearcats had the opportunity to face former Conference USA foe Southern Mississippi in the Papajohns.com Bowl, in Birmingham, Ala. Victory number 10, a 31-21 win at Legion Field, marked just the second 10-win season in Bearcats history (UC’s 1951 squad finished 10-1). In addition, the Bearcats were ranked No. 17 in the final AP poll, the first time in school history.

UC made appearances in the Glass Bowl in Toledo in 1949 and returned to the Sun Bowl at the end of the 1950 campaign.

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History

Bowl Sun Bowl Glass Bowl Sun Bowl Humanitarian Bowl Motor City Bowl Motor City Bowl New Orleans Bowl Fort Worth Bowl International Bowl Papajohns.com Bowl

Location El Paso, Texas Toledo, Ohio El Paso, Texas Boise, Idaho Pontiac, Mich. Pontiac, Mich. New Orleans, La. Fort Worth, Texas Toronto, Canada Birmingham, Ala.

Date Jan. 1, 1947 Dec. 3, 1949 Jan. 1, 1951 Dec. 29, 1997 Dec. 27, 2000 Dec. 29, 2001 Dec. 17, 2002 Dec. 23, 2004 Jan. 6, 2007 Dec. 22, 2007

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Opponent Virginia Tech Toledo West Texas A&M Utah State Marshall Toledo North Texas Marshall Western Michigan Southern Mississippi

Result W, 18-6 W, 33-13 L, 14-13 W, 35-19 L, 25-14 L, 23-16 L, 24-19 W, 32-14 W, 27-24 W, 31-21


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Cincinnati 27, W. Michigan 24

Cincinnati 32, Marshall 14

2007 Papajohns.com Bowl • Dec. 22, 2007 • Birmingham, Ala.

2007 International Bowl • Jan. 6, 2007 • Toronto, Canada

2004 PlainsCapital Fort Worth Bowl • Dec. 23, 2004 • Fort Worth, Texas

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en Mauk shrugged off mistakes and Southern Miss defenders alike, and helped No. 20 Cincinnati make one more entry into an impressive season. The hard-to-tackle Mauk passed for 334 yards and four touchdowns, and DeAngelo Smith intercepted three passes, leading the Bearcats to a 31-21 victory over Southern Miss in the Papajohns. com Bowl. The victory gave Cincinnati (10-3) its second 10-win season and first since 1951, while virtually assuring a spot in the final rankings for the first time. Mauk, the game’s most valuable player, completed 30-of-52 passes and overcame three interceptions to become only the third Bearcats player to have a 3,000-yard passing season. Mauk, who also rushed for 41 yards and frequently broke loose from defenders to make plays, threw three touchdown passes during an 8-minute span extending into the second half. Cincinnati stopped punter Britt Barefoot on a fake punt on fourth-and-1 from his own 29 and Mauk hit Earnest Jackson for a 29-yard TD strike on the next play for a 21-7 lead. Jeremy Young answered with a 1-yard scoring run for Southern Miss before Mauk struck again with a 10-yarder to Antwuan Giddens and set up a 22-yard field goal by Jake Rogers in the final seconds of the third quarter to put the Bearcats up 31-14. Young cut into the lead again with a 5-yard touchdown pass to Chris Johnson but Southern Miss could not recover an onside kick or convert a fourth-and-1 play on its next possession. Smith’s third pick ended any hope of a comeback in the final minutes. Dominick Goodman caught seven passes for 95 yards and a pair of scores for UC. Connor Barwin (86 yards) and Antwuan Giddens (64) also had seven catches apiece. Southen Miss Cincinnati

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First Quarter: USM TEAM STATISTICS USM UC - Shawn Nelson 10 First Downs 19 21 yd pass from Jeremy Rushes-Yards 49-217 26-71 Young (Justin Estes Passing Yards 122 334 kick), 5:23. Passing A-C-I 32-18-3 52-30-3 Second Quarter: Total Plays-Yards 81-339 78-405 CIN - Dominick Punts-Avg. 6-39.2 4-47.0 Goodman 14 yd Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-1 pass from Ben Mauk Penalties-Yards 8-80 8-51 (Jake Rogers kick), 6:12. CIN - Dominick Goodman 5 yd pass from Ben Mauk (Jake Rogers kick), 0:24. Third Quarter: CIN - Earnest Jackson 29 yd pass from Ben Mauk (Jake Rogers kick), 13:17. USM - Jeremy Young 1 yd run (Justin Estes kick), 6:48. CIN - Antwuan Giddens 10 yd pass from Ben Mauk (Jake Rogers kick), 4:08. CIN - Jake Rogers 22 yd field goal, 0:05 Fourth Quarter: USM - Chris Johnson 5 yd pass from Jeremy Young (Justin Estes kick), 9:37. Rushing: Southern Miss: Fletcher 29-155, Young 17-55, Harrison 2-7, Barefoot 1-0. Cincinnati: Mauk 12-41, Moore 4-18, Ramsey 6-9, Glatthaar 1-7, Benton 1-0. Passing: Southern Miss: Young 32-18-3, 122, 2 TD. Cincinnati: Mauk 52-30-3, 334, 4 TD. Receiving: Southern Miss: Fletcher 7-50, Nelson 3-18, Magee 2-15, Johnson 2-13, Morgan 2-8, Harrison 1-18, Baptiste 1-0. Cincinnati: Goodman 7-95, Barwin 7-86, Giddens 7-64, Jackson 3-46, Howard 2-24, Barnett 2-17, Moore 1-3, Benton 1-(-1).

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he International Bowl provided Cincinnati fans with a preview of what Brian Kelly has in store as UC knocked off Western Michigan, 27-24. Kevin Lovell’s 33-yard field goal with 6:11 remaining provided the winning margin for Cincinnati and Western Michigan’s 51-yard field goal try with 1:26 left fell short. Dominick Goodman was named the game’s Most Outstanding Player. Butler Benton led UC rushing attack with 62 of the team’s combind 126 yards against the Broncos—a defense that was ranked fifth nationally defending the run. John Bowie put UC on the scoreboard first when he gathered in a tipped pass and returned it 25 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter. On Cincinnati’s next drive, Davila connected on a 21-yard TD toss to Goodman. Goodman later hauled in a second touchdown pass in the second quarter. The reeling Broncos used some trickery on the first play following Lovell’s field goal. E.J. Biggers, on a double reverse, lofted the ball to Jamarko Simmons for a 76-yard touchdown. The Broncos’ defense got the ball right back and Cubit tossed a 30-yard scoring pass to close the gap to 24-14. A miscue by the UC offense—Davila’s pass was deflected and intercepted with 23 seconds to play in the half— setting up Nate Meyer’s 29-yard field goal. Western Michigan Cincinnati First Quarter: CIN–John Bowie 25-yd interception return (Kevin Lovell kick), 11:32. CIN– Dominick Goodman 21-yd pass from Nick Davila (Kevin Lovell kick), 6:27.

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TEAM STATISTICS WM First Downs 19 Rushes-Yards 29-108 Passing Yards 260 Passing A-C-I 45-24-2 Total Plays-Yards 74-368 Punts-Avg. 7-41.6 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 Penalties-Yards 3-19

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Second Quarter: CIN–Dominick Goodman 21 yd pass from Nick Davila (Kevin Lovell kick), 14:30. CIN–FG Kevin Lovell 37 yards, 10:23. WMU–Jamarko Simmons 76-yd pass from E.J. Biggers (Nate Meyer kick), 9:45. WMU–Herb Martin 30-yd pass from Ryan Cubit (Nate Meyer kick), 5:35. WMU–FG Nate Meyer 29 yards, 0:08. Fourth Quarter: WMU–Brandon West 7-yd run (Nate Meyer kick), 10:53. CIN– FG Kevin Lovell 33 yards, 6:11. Rushing: Western Michigan: West 21-109, Thompson 6-24, Cubit 2-(10). Cincinnati: Benton 10-62, Moore 10-57, Grutza 3-22, Glatthaar 4-14, Davila 7-(-29). Passing: Western Michigan: Cubit 23-43-2, 184, 1 TD; Martin 0-1-0, 0, 0 TD; Biggers 1-1-0, 76, 1 TD. Cincinnati: Davila 19-35-2, 214, 2 TD; Grutza 1-2-0, 7, 0 TD. Receiving: Western Michigan: Simmons 13-172, Ledbetter 5-38, Martin 4-43, Maragos 1-5, West 1-2. Cincinnati: Goodman 7-109, Celek 4-21, Poland 3-17, Benton 2-26, Moore 2-20, Martin 1-19, Stewart 1-9.

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incinnati’s seniors capped their careers with a dominating performance in a 32-14 win over Marshall at the PlainsCapital Fort Worth Bowl. Linebacker Tyjuan Hagler started things by blocking a punt one minute into the game, which was returned by Antwan Giddens for a touchdown. Hagler forced a fumble to set up one of three Kevin Lovell field goals, recorded a sack and had a team-high seven tackles to earn a spot on Football News‘ all-bowl team. Trent Cole and Andre Frazier each recorded sacks while leading the defensive pursuit from their end positions. Cole also blocked a punt for a safety. UC’s defense held the Thundering Herd to 134 total yards, minus-3 yards rushing. Gino Guidugli capped his stellar career with his guttiest performance. Playing with a broken hand, Guidugli completed 24-of-36 passes for 231 yards and staked the Bearcats to their lead with a pair of second-quarter TD tosses. Guidugli was to be limited to shotgun snaps, but with the running game sputtering, he moved under center in the second quarter, a move which energized the offense. UC gained 168 yards on the ground, 62 by Richard Hall who capped his senior season with 1,000 yards. Hannibal Thomas caught nine passes for 102 yards to top the 1,000-yard mark in receiving. UC jumped out to a 10-0 lead on Antwuan Giddens return of Hagler’s blocked punt and Lovell’s 23-yard field goal. The Herd retaliated with two late first quarter TD’s, the second on a 32-yard interception return of an errant Guidugli pass, the senior’s lone miscue of the night. The Bearcat defense shut down Marshall after that, allowing just 52 yards in total offense the remaining three quarters. Guidugli capped scoring drives of 13 and 11 plays with TD passes of 15 yards to Brent Celek and eight yards to Earnest Jackson to give UC a 28-10 lead before the half. The Bearcats coasted from there. Marshall Cincinnati

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First Quarter: CIN TEAM STATISTICS MU UC Antwan Giddens 9-yd First Downs 11 24 return of blocked punt Rushes-Yards 21-(-3) 45-168 (Kevin Lovell kick), Passing Yards 137 231 14:00. CIN - FG Kevin Passing A-C-I 32-14-1 39-24-2 Lovell, 23 yards, 6:23. Punts-Avg. 5-25.6 2-40.0 MAR - Josh Davis 14Fumbles-Lost 2-1 1-0 yd pass from Stan Hill Penalties-Yards 1-5 6-60 (Ian O’Connor kick), 5:17. MAR - Willie Smith 32-yd interception return (Ian O’Connor kick), 0:16 Second Quarter: CIN - Brent Celek 15-yd pass from Gino Guidugli (Kevin Lovell kick), 4:31 CIN - Earnest Jackson 8-yd pass from Gino Guidugli (Kevin Lovell kick), 0:18 Fourth Quarter: CIN - FG Kevin Lovell 19 yards, 10:50. CIN - Safety, Trent Cole blocked Marshall’s punt recovered in the end zone, 9:42. CIN - FG Kevin Lovell 35 yards, 4:59. Attendance: 27,902 Rushing: Marshall: Charles 7-9; Hill 5-4; Bradshaw 6 (-5); Gochneaur 2-(-10); Team 1-(-1). Cincinnati: R. Hall 23-62; Glatthaar 10-48; Benton 7-33; Guidugli 3-12; Daniels 1-10; Carpenter 1-3. Passing: Marshall: Hill 30-14-1, 137, 1; Gochneaur 2-0-0, 0. Cincinnati: Guidugli 36-24-1, 231, 2; Carey 1-0-1, 0; Murray 1-0-0, 0; Team 1-0-0. Receiving: Marshall: Davis 5-67, 1; Bates 4-27; Spann 2-2; Deitel 1-30; Fitzgerald 1-10; Bradshaw 1-1. Cincinnati: Thomas 9-102; R. Hall 5-38; E. Jackson 4-24, 1; Celek 2-37, 1; Murray 2-20; Daniels 1-8; Poland 1-2.


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North Texas 24, Cincinnati 19

Toledo 23, Cincinnati 16

Marshall 25, Cincinnati 14

2002 New Orleans Bowl • Dec. 17, 2002 • New Orleans, La.

2001 Motor City Bowl • Dec. 29, 2001 • Pontiac, Mich.

2000 Motor City Bowl • Dec. 27, 2000 • Pontiac, Mich.

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evin Galbreath rushed for 130 yards and a touchdown to earn MVP honors as North Texas defeated Cincinnati, 24-19, in the second annual New Orleans Bowl. After Cincinnati took an early 7-0 lead on a six-yard pass from Gino Guidugli to Tye Keith, North Texas ran off 24 straight points to build a 24-7 advantage. Patrick Cobbs put the Mean Green ahead for good, 10-7, when he broke free for a 27-yard TD run with 10:53 left in the half. UNT extended the lead to 17-3 at the intermission when Jeremy Pearl returned a Guidugli interception 20 yards for a TD. Galbreath finished the UNT scoring when he broke loose for a 35-yard TD run on the opening drive of the second half. The Bearcats rallied as Jonathan Ruffin connected on field goals of 29 and 33 yards, the second allowing him to break his own school record with 13 straight field goals made. Franklin Callicott pulled UC to within 24-19 when he stripped Cobbs of the ball in the backfield and raced 43 yards for a touchdown with 5:15 left. Guidugli’s twopoint conversion pass fell incomplete. Cincinnati would not get the chance to come any closer as North Texas used a time-consuming ground game to key an 11-play drive to run out the clock. Guidugli led the UC offense by completing 19-of-34 passes for 224 yards and a touchdown but the sophomore threw a career-high five interceptions. DeMarco McCleskey rushed 23 times for 85 yards to set the UC season rushing record with 1,361 yards. Jon Olinger’s four catches for 107 yards raising his season receiving total to 1,114 yards, allowed the senior to break Jim O’Brien’s 34-year old record of 1,107 receiving yards.

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First Quarter: TEAM STATISTICS UC UNT CIN - Keith 6-yd First downs 15 15 pass from Guidugli Rushes-yards 29-85 43-192 (Ruffin kick), 8:36. Passing yards 224 126 UNT - FG Bazaldua Passing A-C-I 34-19-5 22-9-1 30-yds. 0:58. Punts-Avg. 4-42.8 7-46.0 Second Quarter: Fumbles-Lost 0-0 3-1 UNT - Cobbs 27-yd Penalties-Yards 10-78 10-92 run (Bazaldua kick), Time of Possession 29:32 30:28 10:53. UNT - Pearl 20-yd interception return (Bazaldua kick), 2:46. Third Quarter: UNT - Galbreath 35-yd run (Bazaldua kick). CIN - FG Ruffin 29-yds, 9:27; CIN - FG Ruffin 33-yds, 5:02. Fourth Quarter: CIN - Callicott 43-yd fumble return (pass failed). Attendance: 19,024 Rushing: Cincinnati: McCleskey 23-85; Hall 2-7; B. Vann 1-1; Guidugli 3-(-8). North Texas: Galbreath 28-130, 1; Cobs 4-29, 1; Hickmon 3-22; Smith 5-8; Branch 2-4; Howard 1-(-1). Passing: Cincinnati: Guidugli 34-19-5, 224, 1. North Texas: Smith 22-9-1, 126, 0. Receiving: Cincinnati: Olinger 4-107; Keith 4-44, 1; Hart 3-21; Hall 30-20; McCleskey 3-16; B. Vann 1-16; L. Vann 1-0. North Texas: Howard 5-78; Branch 3-27; Marshall 1-21.

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hester Taylor rushed for a bowl-record 190 yards, including a game-winning 24yard touchdown with 3:23 left to lead Toledo to a 23-16 win over Cincinnati in the Motor City Bowl. Cincinnati had a chance to tie the game in the closing moments but could not score following a first down at the 11 yard line. Tavares Bolden was 14-for-28 for 135 yards and ran for 99 yards, which helped the Rockets set a Motor City Bowl-record with 322 yards rushing. Toledo held Cincinnati to just 13 yards on the ground, also a record in the five-year history of the bowl. Taylor’s 24-yard touchdown capped an 80-yard drive, which he sparked with three carries for 52 yards. The third-team all-America selection had a bowl-record 31 carries. After Todd France gave Toledo a 3-0 lead on a 28-yard field goal with 9:24 left in the first quarter, the Bearcats ran off 13 straight points to take a 13-3 halftime lead. Jonathan Ruffin sandwiched field goals from 29 and 46 yards, the latter coming as time expired in the first half, around a 28-yard Gino Guidugli touchdown pass to Tim Walker. Toledo pulled even after three quarters as France connected on a 42-yard field goal and Tavares Bolden scored on a 28-yard run with 1:44 left in the third. Both teams put together long drives on the first two possessions of the fourth quarter but settled for field goals. The Rockets went 76 yards on 14 plays over five minutes, but stalled at Cincinnati’s 13. France’s 30-yard field goal gave them a 16-13 lead with 9:42 left. The Bearcats then stalled at Toledo’s 8 after driving 73 yards. Ruffin’s 25-yard kick tied the game with 6:26 to go. The Rockets then drove 80 yards in seven plays with Taylor breaking loose up the middle for the winning score with 3:23 left. Guidugli was 29-for-46 for 283 yards and a touchdown. Tye Keith caught a bowl-record nine passes for 63 yards. Cincinnati Toledo

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First Quarter: TOL TEAM STATISTICS UC TOL - FG France 28-yds, First downs 19 24 9:24. Rushes-yards 20-13 51-322 Second Quarter: Passing yards 283 135 CIN - FG Ruffin Passing A-C-I 47-29-0 28-14-1 29-yds, 9:05. Punts-Avg. 7-49.1 4-39.3 CIN - Walker 28-yd Fumbles-Lost 1-0 0-0 pass from Guidugli Penalties-Yards 6-48 8-75 (Ruffin kick), 2:43. Time of Possession 25:44 34:16 CIN - FG Ruffin 46-yds, 0:00. Third Quarter: TOL - FG France 42-yds, 11:33. TOL - Bolden 28-yd run (France kick), 1:44. Fourth Quarter: TOL -FG France 30-yds, 9:42. CIN - FG Ruffin 25-yds, 6:26. TOL -Taylor 24-yd run (France kick), 3:23. Attendance: 44,164 Rushing: Cincinnati: McCleskey 11-18; Jackson 7-9; Guidugli 2-(-14). Toledo: Taylor 31-190, 1; Bolden 7-99, 1; McCray 12-36; Team 1-(-3). Passing: Cincinnati: Guidugli 46-29-0, 283, 1; Keith 1-0-0, 0, 0. Toledo: Bolden 28-14-1, 135, 0. Receiving: Cincinnati: Keith 9-63; Vann 8-78; Olinger 3-47; Jackson 3-38; McCleskey 2-18; Wize 2-7; Walker 1-28, 1; Holly 1-4. Toledo: Ford 5-73; McCray 3-14; Johnson 2-23; Greene 2-13; Holmes 1-15; Clarke 1-(-3).

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yron Leftwich threw for one touchdown and rushed for another to help Marshall rally for 16 second-half points to defeat Cincinnati, 25-14, in the Motor City Bowl. Cincinnati used a pair of DeMarco McCleskey touchdown runs to build a 14-9 halftime lead. Marshall jumped on top, 7-0, when Leftwich connected with Darius Watts on a 77-yd catch and run. UC came right back, driving 67 yards in nine plays, culminating with McCleskey leaping over the pile to score from two yards out with 8:28 left to tie the game. The Thundering Herd regained the lead with 2:35 left in the first quarter when Michael Owens tackled running back Ray Jackson in the endzone for a safety. Antwan Peek recovered a Leftwich fumble at the Marshall 21 to set up McCleskey’s second score, a two-yard run with 1:44 left in the half. Marshall scored a pair of third quarter touchdowns, a one-yard run by Leftwich on its opening drive, and a Frank Wallace four-yard run with 7:24 left. The Cincinnati offense, which ran up 181 yards of total offense in the first half, struggled after intermission, failing to score on any of its six possessions. Leftwich paced the Thundering Herd, completing 17-of-30 passes for 221 yards while UC’s Deontey Kenner connected on 19-of39 passes for 189 yards and a pair of interceptions. Cincinnati 7 7 0 0 — 14 Marshall 9 0 13 3 — 25 First Quarter: TEAM STATISTICS UC MU MAR - Watts First downs 24 13 77-yd pass from Rushes-yards 42-96 30-101 Leftwich (Jenkins Passing yards 189 221 kick), 12:48. CINPassing A-C-I 39-19-2 30-17-1 McCleskey 2-yd run Punts-Avg. 5-29.8 6-37.5 (Ruffin kick), 8:28. Fumbles-Lost 1-0 1-1 MAR- Safety, runPenalties-Yards 11-80 14-110 ning back tackled in Time of Possession 35:59 24:01 endzone, 2:35. Second Quarter: CIN - McCleskey 2-yd run (Ruffin kick), 10:44. Third Quarter: MAR- Leftwich 1-yd run (Leftwich Pass failed), 12:01. MAR- Wallace 4-yd run (Jenkins kick), 7:24. Fourth Quarter: MAR - FG Jenkins 25-yds, 0:43. Attendance: 52,911 Rushing: Cincinnati: McCleskey 20-72, 2; Jackson 14-61; Garden 1-8; Vann 1-6; Team 1-(-24); Kenner 5-(-27). Marshall: Wallace 20-78,1 ; Leftwich 9-21, 1; Carey 1-2. Passing: Cincinnati: Kenner 39-19-2, 189, 0. Marshall: Leftwich 30-17-1, 221, 1. Receiving: Cincinnati: Collins-Baker 4-55; Vann 3-42; Chatman 3-42; Keith 3-20; Drewery 2-15; Deatherage 2-13; Jackson 2-2. Marshall: Foye 5-26; Wallace 4-26; Watts 3-90, 1; Poole 3-65; Washington 2-14.


GAME 14 u vs. NO. 21/19 VIRGINIA TECH record u 11-2/6-1 BIG EAST Cincinnati 35, Utah State 19

W. Texas A&M 14, Cincinnati 13

Cincinnati 33, Toledo 13

1997 Humanitarian Bowl • Dec. 21, 1997 • Boise, Idaho

1951 Sun Bowl • Jan. 1, 1951 • El Paso, Texas

1949 Glass Bowl • Dec. 3, 1949 • Toledo, Ohio

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had Plummer threw for a touchdown and ran for another score and Cornelius Bonner caught two touchdown passes as Cincinnati defeated Utah State, 35-19, in the inaugural Humanitarian Bowl. Deontey Kenner, who rotated at quarterback with Plummer, completed 10-of-16 passes for 124 yards and one touchdown for Cincinnati, which had not played in the postseason since the 1951 Sun Bowl. Plummer, voted the game’s Most Valuable Player, completed 5-of-10 passes for 61 yards while rushing 15 times for 53 yards. Bonner, who had 48 yards on four receptions, caught touchdown passes of 14-yards each from Plummer and Kenner as the Bearcats raced to a 21-0 halftime lead. Orlando Smith led Cincinnati in rushing with 82 yards on 15 carries while the Bearcats held a 265-76 advantage in rushing yards while holding the ball for more than 42 minutes. Following a fumble by Utah State’s Demario Brown early in the second half, the Bearcats went 57 yards in seven plays, capped by Plummer’s 15-yard scoring run around right end that made it 28-0. Just 1:03 later, Utah State’s Steve Smith turned a five-yard pass from Matt Sauk into a spectacular 75-yard touchdown as he broke tackles and outran the secondary. But Cincinnati answered with a seven-yard scoring run by Orlando Smith on a screen pass that was ruled a lateral. Melvin Blue’s three-yard TD run capped an 80-yard drive in just 1:54, but the Aggies missed the extra point and trailed 35-13 with 29 seconds left in the third quarter. The Aggies got themselves back in the game two minutes into the fourth quarter. Cincinnati punter Doug Johnson could not handle a high snap and freshman linebacker Brent Passey picked up the loose ball and went 10 yards for the score. Cincinnati 7 14 14 0 — 35 Utah State 0 0 13 6 — 19 First Quarter: TEAM STATISTICS UC USU CIN- Bonner 14-yd First downs 23 15 pass from Plummer Rushes-yards 65-225 20-63 (Judge kick), 4:03 Passing yards 186 253 Second Quarter: Passing A-C-I 25-15-0 30-12-3 CIN- Bonner 14-yd Punts-Avg. 5-36.8 6-32.3 pass from Kenner Fumbles-Lost 2-1 1-1 (Judge kick), 14:12. Penalties-Yards 7-84 3-13 CIN- L. Smith 1-yd Time of Possession 42:17 17:43 run (Judge kick), 8:30. Third Quarter: CIN - Plummer 15-yd run (Judge kick), 8:39. USU - Smith 75-yd pass from Sauk (Bohn kick), 7:31. CIN- O. Smith 7-yd run (Judge kick), 2:28. USU - Blue 3-yd run (kick failed), 0:29. Fourth Quarter: USU- Passey 10-yd fumble return (Pass failed), 14:18. Attendance: 16,131 Rushing: Cincinnati: O. Smith 15-78, 1; Plummer 15-53, 1; Cooper 17-47; L. Smith 7-32, 1; Royal 9-24; Isom 1-1; Team 1-(-10). Utah State: Brown 12-56; Smith 2-11; Blue 2-6, 1; Sauk 4-(-10). Passing: Cincinnati: Kenner 16-10-0, 124, 1; Plummer 9-5-0, 62, 1. Utah State: Sauk 30-12-3, 253, 1. Receiving: Cincinnati: Bonner 4-48, 2; Collins-Baker 4-36; Plummer 4-64; Monroe 2-26; Royal 1-12. Utah State: Smith 4-136; Jenkins 4-80; Brown 3-29; Damuni 1-8.

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missed extra point in the second quarter proved to be the difference as West Texas A&M edged Cincinnati, 14-13, in the 16th annual Sun Bowl. The Buffaloes took a 7-0 lead three minutes into the second quarter. Bill Cross capped off a 57-yard drive with a three-yard touchdown run. Cincinnati used the passing game to come back. On a 68-yard scoring drive, quarterback Gene Rossi completed a 36-yard pass to Joe Benzinger and short passes to Dick Jarvis and Dan McKeever. When Dan McKeever was injured on a running play, he was replaced by his brother, Tom, who carried three straight plays, the last a three-yard touchdown. Jim Kelly’s extra-point attempt went wide right and proved to be important as the game progressed. Cincinnati claimed its first lead, 13-7, when Rossi threw a 17yard touchdown pass to Bob Stratton and Bill Shalonsky added the extra point. A crucial play in the 69-yard drive came on third down at the UC 43 when Rossi completed a 22-yard pass to Kelly and a West Texas A&M penalty moved the ball to the Buffalo 20. West Texas A&M used a trick play on a fake punt to score the game-winning touchdown. Faced with a fourth and long, punter Frank Wise moved under center, took the snap and lateraled to the right to quarterback Gene Mayfield. Mayfield completed a pass to Cross at the UC 40 and Cross broke several tackles to finish the 62yard touchdown pass. Roy Lee Dunn added the extra point to give West Texas A&M a 14-13 lead. Cincinnati could not take advantage of its best scoring chance in the fourth when Shalonsky’s 35-yard field goal attempt went wide right. West Texas A&M drove 79-yards to the UC one but the Bearcat defense held on a fourth down play. With time running out, the Bearcats moved to the Buffaloes’ 27 on a long pass to Kelly, but the game ended when Rossi was sacked on successive plays. Cincinnati 0 6 7 0 — 13 West Texas A&M 0 7 7 0 — 14 Second Quarter: TEAM STATISTICS UC WTAM WT- Bill Cross First downs 12 19 4-yard run (Roy Rushes-yards 37-106 50-238 Lee Dunn Kick). Passing yards 170 123 CIN- Tom McKeever Passing A-C-I 30-14-3 15-6-3 3-yard run (kick Punts-Avg. 5-30.4 4-39.5 failed). Fumbles-Lost 3-0 3-0 Third Quarter: Penalties-Yards 8-70 8-80 CIN- Bob Stratton 17-yard pass from Gene Rossi (Bill Shalonsky kick). WT- Cross 62-yard pass from Gene Mayfield (Dunn kick). Attendance: 16,000 Rushing: Cincinnati: Stratton 8-59; T. McKeever 9-40, 1; D. McKeever 4-20; Anthony 4-14; Delaney 3-10; Rossi 9-(-37). West Texas A&M: Wright 23-135; Cross 15-53; Mayfield 10-40; Wise 2-(-10). Passing: Cincinnati: Rossi 29-14-3, 170, 1; Delaney 1-0-0, 0, 0. West Texas A&M: Mayfield 14-5-3, 103, 1; Wise 1-1-0, 20, 0. Receiving: Cincinnati: Kelly 5-89; Benzinger 1-34; Jarvis 3-21; Stratton 2-18, 1; Staub 1-9; D. McKeever 1-2, Anthony 1-(-3).

Bob Stratton scored twice to help guide the 1949 Bearcats to a 33-13 victory over Toledo in the Glass Bowl.

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incinnati used a strong defense and solid play on special teams to dominate Toledo, 33-13, in the fifth annual Glass Bowl. After a scoreless first quarter the Bearcats recorded a safety when Jack Tracy trapped Rocket back Emerson Cole in the end zone. Following a Toledo fumble, UC’s Bob Stratton scored the first of his two touchdowns on a 10-yard run. He later added a 29-yard TD early in the third quarter. Gene Gibson showed his open-field running skills with a pair of touchdowns. He returned a punt 76-yards in the third quarter to give the Bearcats a 27-6 lead. On the next possession, Don Jansen intercepted a Toledo pass and pitched it to Gibson who returned it 80 yards for the score. UC outgained Toledo, 330-286 on offense, but owned a lopsided advantage on special teams. The Bearcats returned punts, kickoffs and interceptions for 258 yards while the Rockets managed only 97 return yards. Cincinnati Toledo

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Second Quarter: CIN - Safety, Jack Tracy tackled Emerson Cole in the end zone. CIN- Bob Stratton 10-yard run (George Schuster kick). CIN- Joe Hauk 21-yard pass from Tom O’Malley (kick failed). TOL- Cole 8-yard run (Don Martin kick failed). Third Quarter: CIN- Stratton 29-yard run (kick failed). CIN - Gene Gibson 76-yard punt return (kick failed). CIN- Gibson 80-yard return of Don Jansen interception (kick failed). Fourth Quarter: TOL- George Miley 2-yard run (Martin kick) Attendance: 8,000 Rushing: Cincinnati: Bellamah 16-78; Benzinger 10-62; Stratton 6-51, 2; Sweeney 1-12; Brill 1-5; O’Malley 3-(-11). Toledo: Cole 17-76; Han 7-62; Miley 13-53; Pete 1-6; Hays 3-1; Johnson 5-(-11). Passing: Cincinnati: O’Malley 20-7-1, 133, 1; Gibson 1-0-0, 0, 0. Toledo: Johnson 11-3-1, 38, 0; Pete 3-2-1, 51, 0; Miley 1-1-0, 10, 0. Receiving: Cincinnati: Kelly 3-53; Staub 2-48; Hauk 1-21, 1; Stratton 1-11. Toledo: Han 4-79; Laude 1-17; Hays 1-3. TEAM STATISTICS UC First downs 14 Rushes-yards 38-197 Passing yards 133 Passing A-C-I 21-8-1 Punts-Avg. 5-32.8 Fumbles-Lost 4-4 Penalties-Yards 11-95

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UT 12 46-187 99 15-6-3 6-37.5 3-1 4-40


GAME 14 u vs. NO. 21/19 VIRGINIA TECH record u 11-2/6-1 BIG EAST Cincinnati 18, Virginia Tech 6

1947 Sun Bowl • Jan. 1, 1947 • El Paso, Texas

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he Bearcats played in their first-ever bowl game in school history, earning an 18-6 victory over Virginia Tech in the 12th annual Sun Bowl. Both teams struggled offensively in the first half, due largely in part to the three inches of snow that fell in El Paso the day before the game. The Bearcat offense dominated play in the second half. UC outrushed the Gobblers, 369 to 34 for the game, scoring all three touchdowns on the ground. After a scoreless first half, Cincinnati took the second half kickoff and drove 75 yards for the game’s first score, a 13-yard run by sophomore Harold Johnson. After holding Virginia Tech to just three plays on offense in the next possession, the Bearcats regained possession and drove 52 yards for the second score, taking a 12-0 lead on junior fullback Hugo Sabato’s one-yard run. Virginia Tech cut the lead to 12-6 early in the fourth quarter when Ralph Beard capped off a 55-yard drive with a three-yard touchdown run. Johnson emerged as the defensive leader for the Bearcats, intercepting a pass in the end zone late in the third quarter to stop a potential game-tying drive. With time running out, Tech drove into Cincinnati territory, before Johnson made his second interception, returning it deep into Gobbler territory. Three plays later, Don McMillan scored on a quarterback sneak from three yards to provide the final margin. Cincinnati finished the season with a 9-2 record, including wins over defending Big Nine champions Indiana and Michigan State.

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TEAM STATISTICS UC VT Third Quarter: First downs 16 13 CIN- Harold Johnson Rushes-yards 369 34 13-yard run (kick Passing yards 94 85 failed). CIN - Hugo Passing A-C-I 18-5-3 15-4-2 Sabato 1-yard run Punts-Avg. 6-19.0 7-40.6 (kick failed). Fumbles-Lost 0-0 0-0 Fourth Quarter: Penalties-Yards 9-100 3-25 VT- Ralph Beard 3-yard run (kick failed). CIN- Don McMillan 3-yard run (kick failed) Attendance: 10,000

b owl RECORDS

Scoring

Points 12 Bob Stratton...................................................... 1949 12 Gene Gibson...................................................... 1949 12 Cornelius Bonner............................................... 1997 12 DeMarco McCleskey........................................... 2000 12 Kevin Lovell....................................................... 2004 12 Dominick Goodman (PJB).................................. 2007 12 Dominick Goodman (INT).................................. 2007

Longest Rush 52 Allen Richards................................................... 1947 Rushing Attempts (Career) 54 DeMarco McCleskey......................................2000-02 Rushing Yards (Career) 175 DeMarco McCleskey......................................2000-02 Rushing TDs (Career) 3 Bob Stratton.................................................1949-51

Touchdowns 2 Bob Stratton...................................................... 1949 2 Gene Gibson...................................................... 1949 2 Cornelius Bonner............................................... 1997 2 DeMarco McCleskey........................................... 2000 2 Dominick Goodman (PJB).................................. 2007 2 Dominick Goodman (INT).................................. 2007

Passing Completions 30 Ben Mauk.......................................................... 2007

Points (Career) 24 Dominick Goodman.............................. 2005-present

Passing Yards 334 Ben Mauk.......................................................... 2007

TDs (Career) 4 Dominick Goodman.............................. 2005-present

Passing Touchdowns 4 Ben Mauk.......................................................... 2007

Kick Points 12 Kevin Lovell....................................................... 2004

Passing Interceptions 5 Gino Guidugli.................................................... 2002

Kick Points (Career) 21 Kevin Lovell..................................................2004-07

Longest Pass 55 Guidugli to Olinger............................................ 2002

Extra Points Made 5 Joe Judge.......................................................... 1997

Passing Attempts (Career) 116 Gino Guidugli..........................................2001-02-04

Extra Points Att. 5 Joe Judge.......................................................... 1997 5 George Schuster............................................... 1949

Passing Comp. (Career) 72 Gino Guidugli.........................................2001-02-04

FGM 3 Jonathan Ruffin................................................ 2001 3 Kevin Lovell....................................................... 2004 FGA 3 Jonathan Ruffin................................................. 2001 3 Kevin Lovell....................................................... 2004 FGM (Career) 5 Jonathan Ruffin............................................2000-02 5 Kevin Lovell..................................................2004-07

PAssing

Passing Attempts 52 Ben Mauk.......................................................... 2007

Passing Yards (Career) 738 Gino Guidugli..........................................2001-02-04 Total Offense Most Plays 64 Ben Mauk.......................................................... 2007

Most Yards 375 Ben Mauk.......................................................... 2007 Plays (Career) 124 Gino Guidugli..........................................2001-02-04

FGA (Career) 5 Jonathan Ruffin............................................2000-02 5 Kevin Lovell..................................................2004-07

Yards (Career) 728 Gino Guidugli..........................................2001-02-04

RUSHING

Rushing Attempts 23 DeMarco McCleskey........................................... 2002

Receptions 9 Tye Keith........................................................... 2001 9 Hannibal Thomas.............................................. 2004

Rushing Yards 85 DeMarco McCleskey........................................... 2002

Receiving Yards 109 Dominick Goodman........................................... 2007

Rushing Touchdowns 2 Bob Stratton...................................................... 1949 2 DeMarco McCleskey........................................... 2000

Receiving Touchdowns 2 Cornelius Bonner............................................... 1997 2 Dominick Goodman (PJB).................................. 2007 2 Dominick Goodman (INT).................................. 2007

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Receptions (Career) 16 Tye Keith......................................................2000-02

Long Punt 60 Adam Wulfeck................................................... 2001

Receiving Yards (Career) 204 Dominick Goodman.............................. 2005-present

Most Punts (Career) 12 Adam Wulfeck..............................................2000-01 Most Punting Yards (Career) 493 Adam Wulfeck..............................................2000-01 Punting Best Avg. (Career) 41.1 Adam Wulfeck..............................................2000-01 Defense

Total Tackles 14 Doug Monaghan............................................... 2001 Solo Tackles 8 Terrill Byrd......................................................... 2007 Assisted Tackles 9 Doug Monaghan............................................... 2001 9 Jason Hunt........................................................ 2001

Dominick Goodman All-Purpose yards Most All-Purpose Yards (Career) 222 Dominick Goodman.............................. 2005-present Most All-Purpose Yards 168 Gene Gibson...................................................... 1949 (76 Punt Return, 92 Interception Return) Punt Returns

Returns 4 Tinker Keck........................................................ 1997 Punt Return Yards 147 Gene Gibson...................................................... 1949 Punt Best Avg. (3 ret.) 49.0 Gene Gibson...................................................... 1949 Kickoff Returns Kickoff Returns 4 Charles Spencer................................................. 2000

Return Yards 82 Charles Spencer................................................. 2000 Kickoff Returns Best Average 23.7 Artrell Hawkins................................................. 1997 PuntING Punts 7 Adam Wulfeck................................................... 2001

Tackles For Loss 3 Derrick Ransom................................................. 1997 3 Terrill Byrd......................................................... 2007 TFL Yards 20 Derrick Ransom................................................. 1997 QB Sacks 2 Terrill Byrd......................................................... 2007 QB Sacks Yds 13 Derrick Ransom................................................. 1997 Interceptions 3 DeAngelo Smith................................................ 2007 Int. Return Yards 88 Gene Gibson...................................................... 1949 Long Int. Return 80 Gene Gibson...................................................... 1949 Interception TD 1 Gene Gibson...................................................... 1949 1 John Bowie....................................................... 2007 Passes Defended 6 Brad Jackson..................................................... 1997 Fumbles Rec. 1 five times Fumbles Forced 2 Franklin Callicott............................................... 2002

Punting Yards 344 Adam Wulfeck................................................... 2001 Punting Highest Avg. 50.5 Kevin Huber...................................................... 2007

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Total Offense Most Plays ........................................................90 in 1997 Most Yards ......................................................463 in 1947 Fewest Plays . ......................................................59 in 1949 Fewest Yards . ....................................................276 in 1951

First Downs, Total................................. 24 in 2000 and 2004 First Downs, Rushing............................................12 in 1997 First Downs, Passing.............................................16 in 2007 First Downs, Penalty...............................................4 in 2000 Rushing Most Attempts.....................................................65 in 1997 Most Yards 369 in 1947 Most Touchdowns......................................3 in 1947 & 1997 Fewest Attempts..................................................20 in 2001 Fewest Yards........................................................13 in 2001 Fewest Touchdowns........................... 0 in 2001, 2002, 2007 Passing Most Attempts.....................................................52 in 2007 Most Completions................................................30 in 2007 Most Yards 334 in 2007 Most Touchdowns..................................................4 in 2007 Most Interceptions.................................................5 in 2002 Fewest Attempts..................................................18 in 1947 Fewest Completions...............................................5 in 1947 Fewest Yards........................................................94 in 1947 Fewest Interceptions.............................. 0 in 1997 and 2000 Miscellaneous Most Points 35 in 1997 Least Points 13 in 1951 Touchdowns 5 in 1949 and 1997 Most Fumbles........................................................4 in 1949 Most Fumbles Lost.................................................4 in 1949 Most Penalties.....................................................11 in 2000 Most Penalty Yards.............................................100 in 1947 Most Interceptions..........................3 (four times, last in 2007) Most Int. Return Yards..........................................89 in 1949 Time of Possession..........................................42:17 in 1997 Third Down Conv.............................. 636 (14-of-22) in 1997 Fourth Down Conv................................ 667 (2-of-3) in 2004 Bowl Attendance...........................................52,911 in 2000

PJB - Papajohn’s.com Bowl; INT - International Bowl.


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