Cincinnati - Austin Peay Postgame Notes

Sept. 4, 2011

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Cincinnati 72, Austin Peay 10
Sept. 3, 2011 – Nippert Stadium – Cincinnati, Ohio


TEAM NOTES                                  

  • Cincinnati Game Captains: Zach Collaros, JK Schaffer, Orion Woodard, Alex Hoffman
  • UC won the coin toss and opted to receive. Austin Peay defended the south goal.
  • The Bearcats are 77-38-10 in home openers.
  • Cincinnati’s 72-10 win was its largest margin of victory since it defeated Southeast Missouri State, 70-3, on Sept. 12, 2009.
  • UC’s 72 points were its most since it beat Kentucky Wesleyan, 115-0, on Oct. 22, 1921.
  • The Bearcats 387 rushing yards were their most since they ran for 389 yards against Xavier in 1946.
  • Head coach Butch Jones played four quarterbacks during the night (Zach Collaros, Jordan Luallen, Munchie Legaux, Brendon Kay).
  • UC opened with an 18-second one-play scoring drive, when senior running back Isaiah Pead ran for 40 yards, which was its quickest  drive since Oct. 9, 2010 against Miami (OH), when senior running back Isaiah Pead recorded a  touchdown on a career-long 80-yard rush in 13 seconds.
  • The Bearcats had a 14-play, 95-yard scoring drive to start the second quarter, which was their longest under second-year head coach Butch Jones.
  • Cincinnati’s 41 points in the first half was its most in one half since Nov. 20, 2010 against Rutgers.


  • Senior quarterback Zach Collaros’ four touchdowns passes were his most since Oct. 15, 2010, when he recorded five against Louisville.
  • Freshman wide reciver Ralph David Abernathy IV returned the ball 60 yards in his first-career kickoff return. He also recorded his first-career rush (10 yards) during the second quarter.
  • Senior running back Isaiah Pead rushed for 40 yards on the Bearcats first drive for his 16thcareer rushing touchdown. He recorded his second touchdown of the day on a 13-yard rush.
  • Senior lineback JK Schaffer grabbed his fifth career interception during Austin Peay’s first possession.
  • Junior defensive back Chris Williams tied his career high with one sack in the first quarter. He also forced his first career fumble.
  • Senior defensive tackle Derek Wolfe had his 11th career sack and second career forced fumble.
  • Sophomore defensive back Adrian Witty made his first career fumble recovery and forced fumble.
  • Junior linebacker Maalik Bomar and senior linebacker Ben Pooler each recorded their first fumble recoveries.
  • Junior wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins registered his first collegiate reception and touchdown to give the Bearcats a 20-0 lead with 2:23 left in the first quarter.
  • Freshman running back Jameel Poteat had his first career rush of 6 yards, while freshman wide receiver Shaq Washington had his first catch.
  • Sophomore quarterback Jordan Luallen entered the game with 2:15 left in the first half. He rushed the ball four times for 36 yards, including his first career touchdown, in his first game as a Bearcat.
  • Sophomore wide receiver Anthony McClung had a career-high two touchdowns. He recorded two consecutive receiving touchdowns for the Bearcats – one with 37 seconds left in the first half and a career-high 29-yard touchdown reception with eight seconds left.
  • Sophomore quarterback Munchie Legaux took his first snap to start the second half. He registered his first career rushing touchdown on a five-yard run.
  • Freshman Tony Miliano kicked his first career field goal for 39 yards to give UC a 44-0 advantage 2:14 into the second half.
  • Junior wide receiver Dan Milligan grabbed his first career catch for 15 yards.
  • Freshman running back Akise Teague had a 4-yard run for his first career rush.
  • Junior defensive back Aaron Roberson posted his first interception.
  • Freshman linebacker Clemente Casseus had his first forced fumble midway through the fourth quarter, while freshman linebacker Nick Temple made his first fumble recovery on the play.



  • Austin Peay Game Captains: Amius Smith, Scott Thomas, Ryan White, Tim Schmid
  • Austin Peay was charged with three first-half turnovers, two fumbles and one interception--the interception coming off a dropped pass.
  • Austin Peay is now 0-5 against the Bearcats, all games being played at Nippert Stadium. This was APSU's first meeting with Cincinnati since Sept. 4, 1993.
  • After a week off, the Governors will play their second straight Football Bowl Subdivision program when it travels to Memphis, Sept. 17.
  • Austin Peay's Rick Christophel, a Reading, Ohio native, coached for the Bearcats under Watson Brown in 1983. Christophel is now 0-3 coaching against FBS teams.
  • Austin Peay has now lost nine straight games dating back to the 2010 season.


  • Ryan White, who entered the game fifth (2,540 yards) in APSU career rushing, moved passed Mike Lewis (2,563 yards) into fourth place all-time with his 50-yard opening half.
  • Kicker Stephen Stansell, in his first game also as the Govs' punter, averaged averaged 40.7 yards per boot in the first half on three kicks.
  • Weak safety Amius Smith led the Govs with seven first-half tackles, including six solo stops.
  • With Stephen Stansell's 21-yard field goal with 1:10 left in the third quarter, it made it 63 straight games the Governors have played without being shutout.
  • Junior quarterback Jake Ryan was charged with a pair of interceptions against Cincinnati, but both came on passes that bounced off his wide receivers' hands.