Oct. 13, 2007
Final Score (Record) No. 15/17 Cincinnati (6-1, 1-1) 24 Louisville (4-3, 1-1) 28
Attendance 35,097 (second consecutive sellout of the season, 15th all-time sellout and the third sellout since Nippert Stadium renovation in 1991).
Series Cincinnati leads, 26-20-1
Game captains were #4 Dustin Grutza and #13 Haruki Nakamura for Cincinnati and #22 Lamar Myles, #78 Breno Giacomini, #77 Eric Wood, and #12 Brian Brohm for Louisville. UC won the coin toss and elected to receive. UofL defended the north end zone.
With the loss, Cincinnati snapped a nine-game win streak, the second-longest winning streak in the nation.
Butler Benton recorded his first fumble of 2007 in the first quarter. It was Benton's first fumble in 99 carries and his second career fumble. The last time he fumbled was at West Virginia on Nov. 11, 2006. He finished the game with 57 rushing yards, his third-highest rushing output of the year (101 yards vs. Southeast Missouri State and 72 yards vs. San Diego State).
Dominick Goodman finished the game with 11 receptions, 141 receiving yards and one touchdown. The 11 receptions in a game is the third-highest in school history, tying five other UC players. The last player to catch 11 passes in a game was Jason Collins-Baker in a 34-20 loss at Ohio State on Sept. 25, 1999. Goodman's 141 yards is a season and career-high, topping his 109-yard performance in the 27-24 win over Western Michigan in the International Bowl last season (Jan. 6, 2007). It is the second time in three games that Goodman has 100+ receiving yards in a game.
Marcus Barnett finished the game with two touchdown receptions. He now has eight touchdown receptions and has caught a pass in five of the seven games this season.
The UC defense held Louisville to 97 yards rushing for the game. It is the sixth consecutive game that the Bearcats have held their opponent to less than 100 yards rushing in a game. Angelo Craig, Anthony Hoke and Terrill Byrd each had a sack in the game. Hoke leads the team with six sacks this season.
Freshman wide receiver Armon Binns recorded the first catch of his career, a 9-yard gain in the third quarter.
Quarterback Ben Mauk finished the game 26-45 with a season-high 324 passing yards. The 45 attempts in a game ties for 15th in school history. Mauk has thrown two or more touchdown passes in five of his last six outings.