UC Boasts 41-16 Homecoming Victory Over UConn
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16
UCONN
(0-6, 0-2 AAC)
Rank: NR/NR
  1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH F
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Cincinnati Recap Logo 7 20 7 7 41

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Cincinnati, Ohio • Attendance: 28,847

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41
CINCINNATI
(5-2, 2-1 AAC)
Rank: NR/NR

STATS COMPARISON
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First Downs
23 22
Rushing Att.-Yards
36-137 32-56
Passing Yards
388 321
Passing (C-A-I) 30-21-1 42-24-3
Total Offense 525 377
Punts-Avg. 3-46.0 5-38.0
Fumbles-Lost 2-2 0-0
Penalties-Yards 3-35 7-44
Time of Possession 28:23 31:37
3rd-Down Conversions 4-10 6-15
4th-Down Conversions 0-1 0-1

SCORING SUMMARY
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 FIRST QUARTER

Moore 8-yd pass from Kay
(Miliano kick) 

7 0

Christen 26-yd field goal

7 3
 SECOND QUARTER
Annen 41-yd pass from Kay
(Miliano kick) 
14 3
Kay 1-yd rush
(Miliano Kick) 
21 3
Morrison 32-yd pass from Kay
(PAT failed) 
27 3
 THIRD QUARTER
Moore 27-yd pass from Luallen (Miliano kick) 34 3
DeLorenzo 12-yard rush
(Christen kick) 
34 10
 FOURTH QUARTER
Williams 28-yd pass from Kay
(Miliano kick) 
41 10

Vann 40-yard fumble recovery
(2-point conversion failed) 

41 16
CINCINNATI - Senior quarterback Brendon Kay (Marine City, Mich./Marine City) threw for 300 yards and four touchdowns as the University of Cincinnati football team downed the University of Connecticut 41-16 on Saturday afternoon at Nippert Stadium. The win capped off a week of homecoming festivities for the Bearcats. Kay completed 17 of 24 throws on the day, going for a season-high 300 yards and four touchdowns. On the ground, senior Jordan Luallen (Greenwood, Ind./Georgia Tech) ran the ball 12 times, gaining 51 yards. Defensively, UC recorded three interceptions off UConn quarterback Tim Boyle. Senior Arryn Chenault (Cincinnati, Ohio/Fairfield) led the charge with nine tackles, five of them unassisted. The Bearcats (5-2, 2-1 AAC) topped the Huskies (0-6, 0-2 AAC) in yards in the air (388 to 321), yards on the ground (137 to 56) and total yards (525 to 377). Connecticut led the time of possession battle with 31:37 while Cincinnati had the ball for 28:23. The Bearcats started off with a bang, as Kay hit sophomore Mekale McKay (Louisville, Ky./Arkansas) for a 56-yard gain that had UC in the red zone after just one play from scrimmage. Five plays later UC took the lead on an eight-yard pass from Kay to sophomore Chris Moore (Tampa, Fla./Thomas Jefferson). After the teams traded punts, UConn put a drive together that got to the Bearcats' two-yard line before a goal line stand held the Huskies to a 26-yard field goal. The drive went 48 yards on 13 plays and cut the Cincinnati lead to 7-3 with just over 40 seconds left in the opening quarter.UC's next drive ended in a punt by junior John Lloyd (Cincinnati, Ohio/CHCA) that pinned UConn at its own one-yard line. The Huskies went three-and-out and punted it 31 yards, giving UC a starting point on the UConn 41-yard line.The Bearcats immediately took advantage, with Kay hitting senior Blake Annen (Upper Arlington, Ohio/Upper Arlington) for a 41-yard score. Annen caught the ball at the 11-yard line and barreled his way into the endzone to help UC push its lead to 14-3 with 10:30 to play in the half.UConn followed with a drive to the UC 31-yard line before missing a 47-yard field goal attempt. The Bearcats responded by driving to the Husky 20-yard line where junior Tony Miliano (North Bend, Ohio/Elder) returned the favor by missing a 31-yard attempt.The defense then came up big, with senior Deven Drane (Pantation, Fla./Plantation) intercepting Boyle and returning it 47-yards to the UConn two-yard line. Two plays later, Kay snuck across the goal line for the score, giving UC a 21-3 lead.After forcing another UConn three-and-out, the Bearcats took over at their own 45-yard line and scored in just 27 seconds. Kay hit sophomore Max Morrison (Kenton, Ohio/Kenton) over the middle for a 32-yard score to give UC a 27-3 lead at halftime.The second half saw UC pick-up where it left off, but this time with Luallen at quarterback. He hit Moore for a 27-yard pass to cap a 10-play, 69-yard drive that put the Bearcats up, 34-3.UConn responded with its first touchdown of the game, a 12-yard run by Max DeLorenzo capping a quick five-play, 73-yard drive. The score cut the UC lead to 34-10 with 7:04 to play in the third quarter.The Huskies got another big play when UC changed quarterbacks again, this time sending freshman Bennie Coney into the contest. Coney was intercepted by Wilbert Lee, setting UConn up on the Bearcats' 19-yard line. UConn was facing third-and-16 when freshman Mike Tyson (Norfolk, Va./Hargrave Military) intercepted a Boyle pass on the UC five-yard line and returned it to the UConn eight where he was then stripped by UConn's Deshon Foxx. The ball bounced through the endzone, giving the Huskies the ball back on a touchback.Things settled down a bit as the third quarter wore on, with the teams trading punts as the game moved into the final stanza. The fourth quarter opened with UConn driving to the Bearcats' eight before failing to convert on fourth down.UC added to the lead when Kay flipped a ball to junior Hosey Williams (Miami, Fla./ASA College) as the back cut in front of the QB. Williams then scampered 28 yards for the score to put the Bearcats up, 41-10, with just over 10 minutes remaining. The defense continued to play big, with junior Howard Wilder (Sea Pleasant, Md./Pierce College) intercepting a Boyle pass in the endzone to give UC the ball back with 7:36 to play.The Huskies closed out the scoring with a 40-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown by Marquise Vann. UConn put the pressure on Coney who was hit in the backfield before Vann scooped up the ball and ran for the score, bringing the Huskies to within 41-16. The Bearcats play just once over the next 20 days, with the next contest on Wednesday, Oct. 30 at Memphis. The game is set for 8:00 p.m. ET on ESPN2. UC returns home on Saturday, Nov. 9 to host SMU. For tickets, call 1-877-CATS-TIX or visit GoBEARCATS.com/tickets.-GoBEARCATS.com-