Sept. 10, 2007
CINCINNATI-- University of Cincinnati kicker Jake Rogers was named BIG EAST Conference Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance in the 34-3 victory over Oregon State on Sept. 6.
After a shaky debut in the season opener, Rogers bounced back to split the uprights on field goals of 38 and 55 yards and converted 4-of-4 point-after attempts in Thursday night's nationally televised win. The redshirt freshman from Warsaw, IN posted the game's first points with a 38-yarder to cap the Bearcats' first possession of the night.
The redshirt freshman's second field goal put UC in front by a score of 20-3, with 3:20 to go, in the third stanza. Rogers's 55-yarder is the second-longest field goal in Cincinnati history.
Rogers and Cincinnati (2-0) travel to Oxford, OH to meet Miami (OH) in the oldest non-conference rivalry in football on Saturday. Kickoff in the 112th edition of the Battle for the Victory Bell is set for Noon.