UC-Temple Postgame Notes

Oct. 12, 2013

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Team captains: Anthony McClung and Adam Dempsey
Coin toss: UC won the toss and deferred. The Bearcats defended the south end zone.
Attendance: 32,220

• The 38-20 win over Temple was UC’s fourth consecutive victory in the series. Temple leads the series 9-6-1 overall.
• UC has won 61 games (61-22) since the 2007 season, most among current American Athletic Conference teams.
• The Bearcats improved to 4-0 this season and 18-3 since 2011 in games when they scored first. UC is also improves to 3-0 this season and 49-3 since 2007 when leading at halftime.
• Zach Edwards intercepted a pass from Temple quarterback P.J. Walker in the second quarter. It marked the sixth time in the last eight games UC has recorded at least one interception in a game. The Bearcats have forced a turnover in eight of their last nine games.
• The Bearcats tallied 475 total yards of offense against Temple, marking UC’s 19th-straight game it has finished with 340 or more yards. UC has also scored a rushing TD in 27 of its last 32 games.
• Friday’s game marked UC’s first home game in the American Athletic Conference.
• Cincinnati wore its sixth uniform combination (red jerseys, red pants, black helmet) in six games. The Bearcats celebrated their annual Ring of Red game. UC has won its last three games wearing red jerseys dating back to last season.
• UC honored OL Ben Flick with a pregame video tribute, an on-field recognition of the Flick family and a moment of silence.
Tion Green had a 24-yard touchdown rush in UC’s opening drive, which goes down as the Bearcats first touchdown on an opening drive since Dec. 1, 2012 against UConn. He also scored with one minute remaining in the second quarter to make it the first multi-score game of his career.
• Temple scored with 4:21 remaining in the first quarter, which made it the first offensive touchdown allowed by UC in 163 minutes, five seconds.

Brendon Kay completed 31 of 37 passes for 270 yards and accounted for three touchdowns against the Owls. He threw for two TDs and ran for another. Both his pass attempts and completions were career highs. He also punted twice for an average of 53.5 yards, placing both punts inside the Owls’ 20-yard line.
Tion Green ran for a career-high 91 yards against Temple. His longest run of the day was career-long 24 yards, resulting in a touchdown in the first quarter.
• Zach Edwards picked off his second career interception in the second quarter.
• For the third time in his career, Anthony McClung registered two receiving touchdowns in the same game. He finished with seven catches for 86 yards and two scores.
Shaq Washington tied a career high with 11 receptions against Temple. He finished with team-high 72 receiving yards.
Tony Miliano made a season-best 44-yard field goal with 51 second remaining in the third quarter. He has now made six of his last eight kicks of 40 or more yards.
Jordan Stepp recovered his first career fumble with 12:42 remaining in the fourth quarter.
• Greg Blair led the Bearcats with nine total tackles against Temple.