Sept. 15, 2012
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President Ono at Delaware State Game
Cincinnati 23, Delaware State 7
Sept. 15, 2012 – Nippert Stadium - Cincinnati, Ohio
• Cincinnati Game Captains: Camerron Cheatham, George Winn, Walter Stewart, Austen Bujnoch
• Delaware State Game Captains: Justin Wilson, Nick Elko, Ernest Adjei, Rodney Gunter
• Delaware State won the toss and elected to defer. Cincinnati defends the north goal.
• Today’s contest between Cincinnati and Delaware State was the first in series history.
• With the victory, the Bearcats have won 22 consecutive home games against nonconference opponents dating back to a three-overtime, 30-24 win over Temple on Sept. 20, 2003.
• UC also has won five consecutive games dating back to last season. It marks UC’s longest win streak since winning six consecutive games during last season (Sept. 17 - Nov. 5).
• The Bearcats jumped out to a 13-0 lead after the first quarter and led the Hornets 20-0 at intermission. UC has outscored its opponent 27-0 in the first quarter and 37-0 in the first half this season at Nippert Stadium. Fast starts at Nippert were common last season as well, as the Bearcats outpaced the opposition 62-0 in the first quarter and 142-13 in the first half at UC’s home field.
• For the third consecutive game the Bearcats rushed for more than 200-yards as a team and had a 100-yard rusher. UC gained 221 yards in the 2011 Liberty Bowl against Vanderbilt, 259 yard in the 2012 season opener against Pittsburgh and 259 yards tonight against Delaware State. Individually, RB Isaiah Pead ran for 149 yards against the Commodores, QB Munchie Legaux ran for 117 against the Panthers and RB George Winn gained a career-high 147 yards on the ground against the Hornets.
• The UC defense recorded eight tackles for loss, two sacks, a fumble recovery and an interception against Delaware State. Senior DB Aaron Roberson had a sack and two tackles for loss. Senior LB Greg Blair led the Bearcats with seven tackles, including a tackle for loss. Junior DB Arryn Chenault recorded his first career interception while senior DL John Williams earned his first career fumble recovery.
• NEXT UC GAME: The Bearcats have their second bye week of the season this coming week before playing 10 consecutive games to end the regular season. UC plays Virginia Tech at FedEx Field in Landover, Md., on Sept. 29. Game time will be announced this coming week.
• Senior RB George Winn posted career-bests in rushing yards (147) and carries (24) against Delaware State. He surpassed his previous career highs of 95 rushing yards on 19 carries in the season opener against Pittsburgh on Sept. 6.
• Senior WR Damon Julian had a standout game in his first career start as a Bearcat, tallying four receptions for a team-high 62 yards and a touchdown. His first career touchdown catch, 11-yard reception at 3:03 in the second quarter gave UC a 20-0 lead.
• Junior QB Munchie Legaux completed 20 of 27 passes for 208 yards with two touchdowns and two inteceptions against Delaware State. It marks his most passing yards in a game since throwing for 217 against Connecticut (Dec. 3, 2011). He also had eight rushes for 25 yards against the Hornets.
• Junior DB Arryn Chenault registered his first career interception when he picked off a pass from Hornets QB Nick Elko with 7:53 remaining in the second quarter.
• Senior DL John Williams recorded his first career fumble recovery with 5:41 remaining in the fourth quarter.
• Senior TE Demetrius Richardson recorded his first career reception in UC’s opening drive of the game.
• Cincinnati scored on its first drive of the game when sophomore RB Jameel Poteat rushed for one yard to the give the Bearcats a 6-0 lead at 8:17 of the first quarter. Sophomore PK Tony Miliano missed the point-after attempt. It marked Poteat’s second rushing touchdown of his career.
• Cincinnati pushed its lead to 13-0 as the first quarter expired when junior QB Munchie Legaux connected with junior WR Anthony McClung on an 8-yard scoring strike. It signified McClung’s first receiving touchdown of the season and the third of his career.
• Senior WR Damon Julian caught his first career touchdown pass, an 11-yard pass from Legaux with 3:03 left in the second quarter to extend UC’s lead to 20-0.
• Delaware State trimmed the UC lead to 20-7 at 11:41 remaining in the fourth quarter when RB Malcolm Williams ran 60-yards for a touchdown.
• Miliano’s 18-yard field goal with 54 seconds remaining in the game gave UC a 23-7 advantage.