Notes: Cincinnati 47, Miami (OH) 10|
Sept. 15, 2007
Cincinnati retains the Victory Bell in the 112th confrontation against Miami (OH). The win was the first for UC in Oxford since the 1999 campaign.
Junior quarterback Dustin Grutza saw his first action of the year, earning the start and finishing the day completing 25-of-35 passes for a career-high 290 yards and two touchdowns. The start was the first for Grutza since Nov. 11, 2006 at West Virginia.
DeAngelo Smith's 54-yard interception return for a touchdown at 13:16 in the fourth quarter was his second career interception return for a score.
Cincinnati starts the season at 3-0 for the first time since 2003.
Dating back to the 30-11 win over then-No. 7 Rutgers on Nov. 18, 2006, the Bearcats have won six games in-a-row. Going back to the 17-3 victory over Syracuse on Oct. 28, 2006, the Bearcats have won eight of their last nine games.
The Bearcats' five quarterback sacks against Miami (OH) equaled their total for the first two games combined.
No. 1 in the country in turnover margin heading into Yager Stadium, the Bearcats forced four takeaways and did not turn the ball over in the game.
Lamonte Nelms's interception of Mike Kokal's pass marked the first pickoff of his career.
Cincinnati scored 14 points off of Miami (OH) turnovers. For the season, UC has tallied 65 points after forcing turnovers.
Marshwan Gilyard's blocked punt was his second in as many weeks.
Connor Barwin set career highs with six receptions for 109 yards.