No. 23 Football Meets Miami In 117th Battle for the Victory Bell
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Oct. 4, 2012

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No. 23 Cincinnati (3-0) vs. Miami (3-2)

Oct. 6, 2012 • 7 p.m. ET • FOX Sports Ohio • 102.7 WEBN FM
Cincinnati, Ohio • Nippert Stadium (35,000)

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No. 23 Football Meets Miami In 117th Battle for the Victory Bell
The No. 23 University of Cincinnati football team continues a stretch of 10-straight games with a homecoming date against longtime rival Miami. The two schools play annually for the Victory Bell, one of three traveling trophies on the Bearcats schedule. UC is 3-0 and moved into the polls this week after knocking off No. 25 Virginia Tech at FedEx Field 27-24. The Bearcats won a thrilling 39-yard TD strike from Munchie Legaux to Damon Julian with 13 seconds left in the game. Miami is 3-2 after knocking off Akron 56-49 this past weekend. RedHawks QB Zach Dysert became the first player in NCAA FBS history to throw for 500 yards and rush for 100 yards in the same game. He finished with 516 yards passing and 108 yards rushing against the Zips.

THE SERIES
Saturday marks the 117th time the two schools will meet in the second-oldest NCAA FBS rivalry. Miami (OH) leads the all-time series 59-50-7 but UC has won six-straight games, including a 27-0 win in Oxford a year ago.

THE COACHES
Butch Jones, the 2011 BIG EAST Conference Coach of the Year,  enters his third season with the University of Cincinnati program and his sixth as a collegiate head coach with a career record of 44-24. He has won three conference championships (2007, 2009 at Central Michigan, 2011 at Cincinnati).

Don Treadwell a former UC assistant, is in his second season as the head coach at Miami (OH). He has a career mark of 7-10. The 1982 Miami (OH) grad spent the previous four seasons as the offensive coordinator for former UC head coach Mark Dantonio at Michigan State. Treadwell, the sixth RedHawks alum to hold the job, was a wideout for Miami from 1978-81.

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STREAKS, STORYLINES, SIDEBARS

  • The University of Cincinnati football team, under the direction of third-year head coach Butch Jones is playing its 125th season of football in 2012.
  • The Bearcats program dates to 1885 and ranks as one of the 10 oldest in major college football and following a 10-3 campaign in 2011, holds an all-time mark of 564-553-51.
  • UC has won three of the past four BIG EAST Championships and has played in a bowl game in five of the past six seasons.
  • Jones, the 2011 BIG EAST Conference Coach of the Year,  enters his third season with the Bearcats program and his sixth as a collegiate head coach.
  • The Bearcats have won 58 games over the last seven years, the most among current members of the Big East.
  • UC has won 22 straight home non-conference games at Nippert Stadium, dating back to a 30-24 win over Temple in three overtimes on Sept. 20, 2003.
  • The Bearcats have won six consecutive games dating back to last season. It matches UC's six-game streak that took place last season, spanning Sept. 17 - Nov. 5.
  • Saturday's game vs. Miami marks the 605th game at Nippert Stadium and the 77th time against the RedHawks.
  • UC has outscored its opponents 30-0 in the first quarter and 37-0 in the first half this season at Nippert Stadium.
  • The Bearcats are in a stretch that will see them play 10 consecutive games to end the regular season, including five at historic Nippert Stadium.
  • UC swept the BIG EAST Player of the Week honors following the win vs. Virginia Tech. QB Munchie Legaux (Off.), LB Maalik Bomar (Def.) and P Pat O'Donnell (ST) were honored.
  • The Miami-Cincinnati series (1888) ranks fifth among most-played rivalries in NCAA FBS and is the second-oldest FBS rivalry, behind Michigan-Notre Dame (1887).