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.
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.