Post Game Notes, Cincinnati 41, Louisville 10

Oct. 24, 2009


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No. 6/5 Cincinnati vs. Louisville – 10/24/09
Nippert Stadium – Cincinnati, Ohio
Attendance: 35,099


  • Game Captains: Cincinnati: Andre Revels (50) and Chris Jurek (56). Louisville: Ryan Payne (19), Jon Dempsey (38), Joe Tronzo (48), Scott Long (84)
  • Cincinnati won the toss and elected to receive. Louisville defended the south end zone.  
  • The last UC team to start the season with seven straight victories was the 1954 squad. This is the fourth time in school history the Bearcats have started 7-0 (1897, 1932, 1951, and 1954).
  • UC is now 15-7-1 all-time when ranked.
  • UC has won nine straight games at Nippert Stadium.
  • Cincinnati has won 13-straight regular season games.
  • UC’s crowd of 35,099 is the largest crowd in Nippert Stadium history, surpassing the previous high of 35,098 set last season against Pittsburgh (11/22/08).
  • UC’s 41-10 victory over Louisville is the most lopsided win over the Cardinals since 1951 when the Bearcats defeated UofL 38-0.
  • The Bearcats recorded their second straight Keg of Nails victory, snapped Louisville’s five-game winning streak against UC at Nippert Stadium, and improved to 27-21-1 all-time against the Cardinals.
  • Cincinnati recorded 17 tackles for loss for the game, a season high. The Bearcats came into the game averaging 10.2 tackles for loss, the best average in the nation.


For the sixth time in the past 35 games, UC fielded a first-time signal caller in head coach Brian Kelly’s offense. Zach Collaros started against Louisville today while Nick Davila made the start in the 2007 International Bowl, Ben Mauk opened the 2007 season against Southeast Missouri State, Dustin Grutza started against Miami (OH) on Sept. 15, 2007 and Tony Pike took the field against Miami (OH) on Sept. 20, 2008.

DATE             QB, OPP.                           C-A-I         YDS.     TD
01/06/07       Davila, Western Mich.         19-35-2      214       2
08/30/07       Mauk,SE Missouri St.          18-27-1      244       1
09/15/07       Grutza,Miami (OH)             25-35-0      290       2
09/20/08       Pike, Miami (OH)               20-24-0      241       3
10/03/08       Anderson,Marshall             16-26-1      158        2
10/24/09       Collaros, Louisville            15-17-0       253       3


  • Ben Guidugli recorded his 21st consecutive start and Jeff Linkenbach started his 22nd consecutive game.
  • Zach Collaros recorded his first career start at quarterback. He completed first four passes and finished the game 15-for-17 with 253 yards and three touchdowns. He was replaced by Chazz Anderson at the end of the third quarter.  Collaros rushed for 52 yards.
  • Isaiah Pead scored his fourth touchdown of the season with a 1-yard rushing touchdown on the first drive of the game. He notched his second receiving touchdown of the season and second touchdown of the game on a 15-yard pass from Collaros in the second quarter. Pead had a career long 67-yard rush that resulted in a touchdown, his third TD of the game and his sixth of the season. He finished the game with 88 rushing yards on six carries, passing his career high of 69 rushing yards set against Marshall last season.
  • Armon Binns recorded his fourth touchdown of the season, a 24-yard reception from Collaros in the first quarter.
  • Brandon Mills recorded his third sack of the season in the second quarter, an 11-yard loss for the Cardinals.
  • Mardy Gilyard had a 75-yard kick return in the third quarter, his longest kick return of 2009. Gilyard’s 31-yard touchdown reception from Collaros in the third quarter was his eighth receiving touchdown of the season and his 22nd career touchdown reception, tying him with former teammate Dominick Goodman for first in school history.
  • Derek Wolfe had his fourth sack of the season in the third quarter, a 7-yard loss for Louisville.
  • JK Schaefer and Dan Giordano were each credited with half a sack in the third quarter, the first in  Schaefer’s career.
  • Walter Stewart finished the game with a career high eight tackles and recorded his first career interception.
  • Chazz Anderson entered at quarterback in the third quarter. He finished the game 3-for-4 with 25 passing yards.
  • John Goebel had his first carry of the season and finished the game with six carries for 10 yards.
  • Jake Rogers completed his season-long field goal by landing a 45-yarder in the fourth quarter.
  • Reuben Johnson recorded his first career fumble recovery in the fourth quarter and returned it four yards.
  • Brendan Kay saw action in the fourth quarter at quarterback. He completed his only attempt (8-yards).      


Louisville Football Game Notes vs. #5 Cincinnati • Nippert Stadium • Oct. 24, 2009

Series Notes

  • The Cardinals had their five-game winning steak at Nippert Stadium snapped. It was the Cardinals' first loss here since a 28-9 defeat in 1997.
  • The Bearcats have now won the last two meetings in the series, but Louisville has won eight of the last 11 encounters.
  • Head coach Steve Kragthorpe is 2-2 all-time against ranked opponents as coach of the Cardinals.

Offensive Notes

  • WR Doug Beaumont made his 19th straight start at wide receiver.
  • OG Abdul Kuyateh had his streak of 19 straight starts snapped after he was dealing with the flu the last couple of days.
  • OG Joe Evinger and TE Stephon Ball made their first collegiate starts.
  • C Mario Benavides and OT Byron Stingily are the only two linemen to start all seven games.
  • OG Josh Byrom made his fi rst start this season and the second of his career.
  • Beaumont also extended his consecutive games with a catch streak to 19 straight games with a reception in the second quarter.
  • RB Darius Ashley recorded a career-high 13 carries and 68 yards in just his fourth career game.
  • WR Josh Chichester caught his first touchdown pass of the season — a 4-yard reception with 1:01 in the second quarter. It was the third touchdown reception of the season.
  • KR Jacques Caldwell recorded a career-long 32-yard kickoff return in the second quarter.
  • K Ryan Payne booted a 36-yard field goal in the third quarter to make him 8-of-11 this season.
  • RB Victor Anderson carried the ball 12 times for 56 yards before leaving the game with a shoulder injury.


Defensive Notes

  • P Cory Goettsche’s first punt traveled a season-long 62 yards in the first quarter. His previous-long was a 57-yarder against Utah.
  • S Justin Mathews recorded a career-high seven tackles (5 solo), besting his previous high of four against Pittsburgh earlier this season.
  • The Cardinals gave up a season-high 468 yards of total offense in the loss to the Bearcats.
  • LB Reinhold Leicht made his collegiate debut on a kickoff return in the third quarter.