Sept. 8, 2009
CINCINNATI - A replay of the ESPN broadcast of the University of Cincinnati football team's 47-15 season-opening win over Rutgers will re-air on FOX Sports Ohio, Tuesday, tentatively at 11:30 p.m.
The game, with Bob Wischusen and Brian Griese calling the action, will air following the end of the Cincinnati Reds-Colorado Rockies game.
Tony Pike threw for a career-high 362 yards and three touchdowns, and Cincinnati used its high-speed, no-huddle offense to hurry past Rutgers 47-15 on Monday at Rutgers Stadium.
The defending Big East champion Bearcats got a jump on the conference race by improving to 4-0 against Rutgers since joining the league.
Pike completed 27 of 34 passes, Gilyard caught eight passes for 89 yards and a score and Isaiah Pead scored two touchdowns.
With Pike directing traffic at the line of scrimmage, the Bearcats burned down the field on the opening drive of the game, covering 81 yards in 2:29 without an incomplete pass. Pead capped the drive with a 2-yard TD run.
The Bearcats defense tallied 11 tackles for a loss, five sacks, and three interceptions. Curtis Young (11 tackles, 3.0 TFLs, 1 sack) and Aaron Webster (10 tackles, 1 interception) led the way for Cincinnati. Ricardo Mathews finished with 1.5 sacks and a quarterback hurry.
The Bearcats return to Nippert Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 12 at 7:30 p.m. to open up the home portion of the schedule against Southeast Missouri State. Tickets are available now by calling 1-877-CATS-TIX or visiting CATSTIX.com.