Cincinnati-Houston Postgame Notes

Nov. 23, 2013

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NOV. 16, 2013

CAPTAINS: #4 Munchie Legaux, #94 Jordan Stepp
Cincinnati (9-2, 6-1); Houston (7-4, 4-3)
Cincinnati won the toss and deferred


  • Cincinnati has won four straight games against Houston and six straight overall in 2013.
  • Cincinnati finished with 573 yards of total offense at Houston, the 24th straight contest eclipsing the 340 offensive yards barrier.
  • Cincinnati has topped 500 yards of offense in four games this season.
  • UC averaged 6.3 yards per play against the Cougars (91 plays, 573 yards), the 10th time in 11 games hitting over 5.0 yards per attempt.
  • Cincinnati ran 91 plays against the Cougars, a season high and most plays run by UC since at least 2000 (statistics not readily available). It was the Bearcats first game with 90 or more offensive plays since running 90 on Oct. 22, 2010 against USF. UC has run 90 or more plays five times in school history.
  • Cincinnati rushed for 172 yards, its highest total in six games (205 vs. Temple, 10/11/13).
  • UC averaged 4.3 yards per rush against the Cougars, the ninth time in 11 games UC has topped 3.5 yards per rush.
  • The Bearcats defense held the Houston offense to a season-low 33 yards rushing.
  • UC finished with three sacks, the eighth game in 2013 with multiple sacks.
  • Cincinnati held the ball for 36:32 seconds Saturday, the team’s third time this season with 35 or more minutes of possession and seventh game with 30 or more minutes of possession. UC is 7-0 in 2013 when possessing the ball for 30 or more minutes.


  • DE Silverberry Mouhon set a career high with 2.5 tackles for a loss and tied a career best with six tackles and a pair of sacks. He also added his second forced fumble of the season. Mouhon is UC’s 2013 leader with 8.5 sacks.
  • LB Nick Temple had eight tackles and 2.5 tackles for a loss. Temple leads UC with 11.0 tackles for a loss this season.
  • LB Greg Blair and DT Marques Aiken each had a fumble recovery.
  • DE Brad Harrah had a pair of tackles for loss, a sack and three QB hurries.
  • QB Brendon Kay finished 29-of-50 for 386 yards, two TDs and two interceptions. Kay added 38 yards rushing and a TD. His 50 pass attempts were a career high. It was Kay’s fifth career 300-yard passing game and fourth of the season.
  • Kay threw an interception in the second quarter, his first pick since the SMU game on Nov. 9, 2013. The sixth-year senior had 60 pass attempts without an interception.
  • Kay and WR Chris Moore hooked up on a pair of TDs, a 40-yard strike early in the second quarter and a three yarder just before halftime. It was the third-straight game Moore had a TD reception and his third multiple TD game of the season. He finished with four catches for 72 yards and the two scores.
  • WR Shaq Washington (10 rec., 132 yards) and WR Anthony McClung (9 rec., 137 yards) both topped the 100-yard plateau for the second-straight week. Over the past four games, the duo have caught 68 balls for 849 yards and two TDs.
  • Washington set a career high with his 132 receiving yards, topping his 123-yards set a week ago. It was his fourth game this season hauling in double-digit catches.
  • McClung’s 137 yards were just off his career high of 142 yards, set against UConn in 2011.
  • K Tony Miliano hit a 25-yard field goal with 8:13 left in the second quarter, his second-straight game with a converted field goal. He missed attempts from 31, 43 and 24 yards on a sloppy field.
  • RB Hosey Williams averaged 6.5 yards per carry and finished with 84 yards on 13 attempts. He has run for 80 or more yards three times in 2013.