Football Battles Longtime Rival Miami (OH) For The Victory Bell Saturday
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Oct. 7, 2010

GAME 5: CINCINNATI (1-3) vs. MIAMI (OH) (3-2)

SATURDAY, OCT. 9, 2010 - 7 P.M. (ET) - CINCINNATI, OHIO - NIPPERT STADIUM (35,000/FIELD TURF)

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AT A GLANCE
Location:
Cincinnati, Ohio
Television:
ESPN3.com
Radio:
700 WLW
Satellite Radio:
Sirius 157
Live Stats:
GoBEARCATS.com
Internet Radio:
700WLW.com
Twitter:
@GoBEARCATS_com
Series Record:
Miami (OH) leads 59-48-7
Last Meeting:
10/3/09 (UC W, 37-13 @ MU)
In Cincinnati:
Miami (OH) leads 43-38-5

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Football Battles Longtime Rival Miami (OH) For The Victory Bell Saturday
The University of Cincinnati football team will close out non-conference play in its first of three rivalry games this season, taking on the Miami (OH) University RedHawks in the 115th Battle for the Victory Bell at Nippert Stadium. The Bearcats, putting  a 13-game Nippert Stadium streak on the line, are 1-3 on the season, coming off a 31-29 loss to No. 8/9 Oklahoma. Miami (OH) is 3-2 on the season and off to its best start since 2003. The RedHawks knocked off Kent State 27-21 Saturday.

THE SERIES
Saturday marks the 115th matchup in a rivalry that dates back to 1888. Miami (OH) holds a 59-48-7 series lead and a 43-38-5 margin in Cincinnati. The Bearcats have won the last four games overall and last three in Cincinnati.

THE COACHES
Butch Jones, named the head coach at the University of Cincinnati on Dec. 16, 2009, is in his first season at the helm of the UC program and is 1-3. Jones most recently led Central Michigan University to a pair of Mid-American Conference Championships and three-straight bowl appearances. He holds a 28-16 overall record and a 22-3 mark in league games.

MICHAEL HAYWOOD enters his second year as the RedHawks head coach with a 4-13 record. He is 0-1 against UC.

A LOOK AHEAD
The two-time defending BIG EAST Conference Champions will open up league play against Louisville at 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 15 in the 50th Battle For The Keg Of Nails at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. The game will be televised by ESPN.

STREAKS, STORYLINES, SIDEBARS ...  

  • The University of Cincinnati is in its 123rd football season with an all-time record of 548-545-51 (.502).
    Cincinnati (1885) is one of the five oldest programs in college football along with Rutgers (1869), Michigan (1879), Navy (1880), and Minnesota (1883).
  • UC is 1-3 on the season after dropping road games at Fresno State and NC State and dropping a 31-29 heartbreaker to No. 8/9 Oklahoma at Paul Brown Stadium, but picking up a win at home against Indiana State.
  • UC has seven new starters on defense and four on offense this season.
  • QB Zach Collaros leads the BIG EAST Conference with his 241.0 passing yards per game average.
  • WR DJ Woods sits atop the BIG EAST Conference ledger in both receptions per game (6.0) and receiving yards per game (108.8). He has set career receiving highs in each of the last two games with his yardage totals of 146 (at NC State) and 171 (vs. Oklahoma), respectively.
  • On 17 scoring drives this season, UC is averaging 1:49 per score. Eleven of UC’s 17 scores this season have come in under two minutes.
  • WR Armon Binns has 19 catches in four games along with two TDs. He has a reception in 17 straight games.
  • LB JK Schaffer leads the BIG EAST Conference in tackles and ranks 11th nationally averaging 11.2 stops per game. The junior had a career-best 16 stops at NC State.
  • UC played its first three games in a 12-day span and will play only two games over the next 24 days.
  • WR Vidal Hazelton and DB Dominique Battle will miss the rest of the season after suffering knee injuries.