Bearcats Shutout Miami, Claim Victory Bell

September 21, 2013

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Oxford, Ohio • Attendance: 21,269

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First Downs
24 4
Rushing Att.-Yards
198-52 7-29
Passing Yards
171 80
Passing (C-A-I) 23-37-2 7-16-2
Total Offense 369 87
Punts-Avg. 6-39.8 8-52.4
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 2-0
Penalties-Yards 7-74 4-34
Time of Possession 37:04 22:56
3rd-Down Conversions 7-17 0-11
4th-Down Conversions 0-0 0-3

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No scoring 0 0
No scoring 0 0
No scoring 0 0
Williams 1-yd run
(Miliano kick) 
7 0
Kay 1-yd run
(Miliano kick)
14 0

Behind a stifling defense that allowed just 87-total yards, the University of Cincinnati shutout Miami, 14-0, and claimed its eighth-straight win in the rivalry.

The Bearcats (3-1) put together a 16-play drive late in the fourth quarter to break the scoreless tie as Hosey Williams punched in a one-yard touchdown run with 4:55 remaining. Brendon Kay was instrumental on the drive as he ran through a tackle to convert a third-down play inside the red zone.

Defensive back Deven Drane got UC the ball back in the RedHawks (0-3) drive as he picked off an Austin Boucher pass, and he returned it 38 yards to setup another Cincinnati touchdown.

Kay put the game away as he scored on a quarterback keeper with 2:05 left.

14 points is all the Bearcats needed as its defense held Miami to just 87-total yards of offense and forced two turnovers. UC’s defense was nearly impenetrable as it recorded 11 plays for negative yards, including five sacks.

Kay completed 23 of 27 passes for 171 yards and ran for 30 more.  Shaq Washington served as Kay’s top target pulling in 11 catches for 68 yards. He becomes the first UC player to have double-digit catches in a single game since Oct. 22, 2010 when Armon Binns had 12 versus USF.

Ralph David Abernathy IV and Hosey Williams split time in the backfield to give UC 198 rushing yards. Abernathy utilized 24 carries to garner 90 yards, while Williams had 78 yards and a score on 20 carries.

With the Bearcats’ 14-0 win over Miami, it has now won eight-straight games versus the RedHawks, which is the longest winning streak in the 118-game rivalry.

Cincinnati is now off until Oct. 5 as they have a bye week. Its next game is versus USF in Tampa Bay, Fla.