Aug. 10, 2009
The summer long series of Bearcats Classic Football Replays continues Monday at noon as FOX Sports Ohio airs UC's 17-15 come-from-behind win at Akron on Sept. 17, 2008 at the Rubber Bowl.
Jake Rogers kicked a 48-yard field goal with 7:45 left in the game to help lead UC to the win after the Bearcats trailed 9-7 at the half. UC drove 42 yards in nine plays to set up Rogers' field goal, and Brad Jones intercepted Chris Jacquemain's pass at Akron's 44 with 1:31 remaining to seal the win.
Rogers' field goal, only the second of the season for the Bearcats, was set up by a seven-yard third-down scamper by redshirt freshman quarterback Zach Collaros who was subbing for an injured Tony Pike. Collaros finished the contest with one completion and 18 yards rushing. Pike injured his non-throwing arm in the fourth quarter and did not return. He was 23-of-34 for a career-high 320 yards and two touchdowns. He's the frist UC quarterback to go over the 300-yard mark in 2008.
Mardy Gilyard caught seven passes for a then-career-high 146 yards and two touchdowns. Included in that total was a third-quarter, 67-yard strike from Pike to Gilyard that gave UC a 14-9 lead with 41 seconds left in the third quarter. The 67-yard pass was a career long for Pike.
Bearcats Classic replays will air on FOX Sports Ohio through August at noon. Check GoBEARCATS.com for a complete updated schedule.