Jan. 2, 2010
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2010 ALLSTATE SUGAR BOWL
CINCINNATI FOOTBALL POSTGAME NOTES
No. 4/4 Cincinnati vs. No. 5/5 Florida - 1/1/10
Louisiana Superdome - New Orleans, La.
Cincinnati Game Captains: Brad Jones (25), Chris Jurek (56), Tony Pike (15), Jeff Linkenbach (71)
UC is now 20-8-1 all-time when ranked.
UC donned a white helmet for the Sugar Bowl, marking the first time since 1966 that the Bearcats wore white helmets in a game.
Interim head coach Jeff Quinn moved his all-time record to 1-1. He was named the head coach for the University at Buffalo on Dec. 22, 2009.
Sixteen UC seniors, Kazeem Alli, Craig Carey, Alex Daniels, Mardy Gilyard, Charley Howard, Brad Jones, Chris Jurek, Jeff Linkenbach, Ricardo Mathews, Tony Pike, Jacob Ramsey, Andre Revels, Marcus Waugh, Aaron Webster, and Mike Windt, played their last game for the Bearcats.
As a class, they are a collective 41-12 with two-straight BIG EAST Conference Championships, two-straight Bowl Championship Series game appearances, and four-straight bowl appearances overall, making them the top achieving class in school history.
UC's first touchdown against Florida took 6:27, the longest scoring drive of the season for the Bearcats.
The last time Cincinnati allowed an opponent to score more than 50 points was Sept. 6, 2008 at No. 4/4 Oklahoma (52-26).
UC had a season low 246 total yards of offense and a season low 170 passing yards against Florida.
Senior left tackle Jeff Linkenbach finished his career at UC with 44 starts, 28 of them consecutive. Both streaks are active highs on the team.
Walter Stewart blocked Florida's point after attempt on UF's first scoring drive. It is the first time since Sept. 29, 2007 that an opponent has missed an extra point (Garrett Palmer, San Diego State).
Alex Daniels had the first sack of the game, a loss of three. Daniels had his second sack on UF's next possession, a loss of five.
A 47-yard field goal by Jake Rogers put the Bearcats on the board. Rogers is now 4-for-6 from 40-49 yards this season and 13-for-19 on the season.
JK Schaffer had eight tackles in the first half, his sixth straight game with eight or more tackles in a game. He finished the game with a team-high 10 tackles.
In the third quarter Mardy Gilyard set a Sugar Bowl record with 149 kick return yards. He finished the game with 207 kick return yards.
Marcus Waugh made his first career catch, a 2-yard touchdown reception from Tony Pike in the third quarter. It was also Waugh's first career touchdown. Waugh has played five positions in his time at UC, this season at linebacker.
Jake Rogers matched a season long with a 54-yard punt, in the third quarter.
Mardy Gilyard finished the game with seven receptions, giving him 204 career receptions which ties Dominick Goodman and LaDaris Vann as the UC record holders in career receptions.
Tony Pike finished the game with three touchdown passes, giving him 29 touchdown passes on the season, which ranks second in school history. His 49 career touchdown passes also ranks second in school history.