Postgame Notes: Cincinnati 27, Virginia Tech 24

Sept. 29, 2012

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Cincinnati 27, No. 25 Virginia Tech 24
Sept. 29, 2012 – FedEx Field – Landover, Md.
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Attendance: 46,026


  • Cincinnati Game Captains: Camerron Cheatham, Drew Frey, Walter Stewart, Austen Bujnoch
  • Virginia Tech Game Captains: Nick Becton, Alonzo Tweedy, Jeron Gouveia-Winslow, Bruce Taylor
  • Virginia Tech won the toss and elected to defer. Cincinnati defends the west goal.
  • The win for the Bearcats tied the all-time series against Virginia Tech, 5-5, and snapped a two-game losing skid against the Hokies.
  • UC has won six 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).
  • Cincinnati is 3-0 for the first time since 2009 when it finished regular-season play 12-0.
  • The UC defense held Virginia Tech without a first down until 5:17 remained in the second quarter.
  • NEXT UC GAME: The Bearcats will return to Nippert Stadium to welcome Miami (Ohio) on Saturday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m.


  • Munchie Legaux set a career high with 376 yards on 19-of-42 passing and matched a career-high with three touchdowns.
  • Camaron Beard got his first career start at defensive tackle.
  • Defensive lineman Silverberry Mouhon made his first career reception, a 16-yard haul from Brendon Kay, on a fake field goal attempt in the first quarter.
  • Linebacker Maalik Bomar set a career high with 16 tackles.
  • Linebacker Greg Blair set a career high with 13 tackles.
  • Kenbrell Thompkins matched a career high with seven receptions and set a career best with 134 yards. He scored his first touchdown, a 29-yard strike from Munchie Legaux in the third quarter, since 9/22/11 against North Carolina State.
  • Ralph David Abernathy IV scored on a 76-yard pass and run from Legaux in the fourth quarter. It was Legaux’s longest career pass and RDA4’s longest career reception. It also marked the longest passing play of the season for the Bearcats.
  • Damon Julien snagged the game-winning 39-yard TD catch from Legaux with 16 seconds left. He finished with four catches for 89 yards and has 8 catches for 151 yards over his last two games with a pair of TDs.
  • Punter Pat O’Donnell averaged 44.6 yards on five punts, pinning four inside the 20.
  • Arryn Chenault intercepted a Logan Thomas pass at the UC two yard line in the third quarter. It was his second career interception and the second in as many weeks for the junior DB.


  • UC opened the scoring with a 20-yard field goal from Tony Miliano on its second possession, a drive which spanned 13 plays over 74 yards in 5:46.
  • The Bearcats extended the lead to 6-0 with 8:25 left in the second quarter on a 43-yard field goal from Miliano. The drive spanned 12, 34 yard and 5:53, a season-long in terms of time.
  • Logan Thomas carried for a 5-yard touchdown with 2:41 left in the second quarter following an interception deep in Cincinnati territory. The drive went 4 plays, 13 yards in 1:08.
  • The Bearcats took a 13-7 lead with 6:59 to go in the third quarter on a 29-yard pass from Munchie Legaux to Kenbrell Thompkins on a drive that went 8 plays, 80 yards in 3:53.
  • Cody Journell converted a 28-yard field goal with 14:56 to go in the fourth quarter to cut the Cincinnati lead to 13-10. The drive went 9 plays, 62 yards in 4:08.
  • Virginia Tech took its first lead, 17-13, on a 3-yard rush with 8:37 to go. The drive went 8 plays, 76 yards, 3:02.
  • Cincinnati responded with a two-play, 75 yard drive in 46 seconds capped by a 76-yard touchdown pass from Munchie Legaux to Ralph David Abernathy IV.
  • The Hokies took the lead with a 56-yard TD pass from Logan Thomas to Corey Fuller with 1:49 to play in the fourth quarter. The drive went 6 plays, 93 yards in 2:43.
  • Cincinnati scored the winner on a 39-yard pass from Munchie Legaux to Damon Julien with 16 seconds to play. The drive covered 85 yards over nine plays in 1:30.