Oct. 14, 2013
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HOMECOMING INFO | GAMEDAY INFORMATION
CINCINNATI (4-2, 1-1) vs. UCONN (0-5, 0-1)
SATURDAY, OCT. 19, 2013 • NOON (ET) • ESPNU • 700 WLW AM • CINCINNATI, OHIO • NIPPERT STADIUM
Site: Nippert Stadium (35,000)
Surface: UBU Speed Series S-5M
Radio: 700 WLW AM/Sirius 136/XM 196
Live Stats: GoBEARCATS.com
Series Record: Cincinnati leads 7-2
In Cincinnati: Cincinnati leads 5-0
Last Meeting: 12/1/12 (UC W, 34-17)
Rankings (AP/Coaches): na/na
2013 Record: 0-5
Head Coach: T.J. Weist
Record at UConn (Yrs.): 0-1 (1st)
Rankings (AP/Coaches): na/na
2013 Record: 4-2
Head Coach: Tommy Tuberville
Record at UC (Years): 4-2 (1st)
ON THE AIR
- Tom Hart: Play-by-Play
- John Congemi: Analyst
RADIO: 700 WLW AM
- Dan Hoard: Play-by-Play
- Jim Kelly Jr.: Analyst
- Tom Gelehrter: Sideline
- Mo Egger: Host/Engineer
FOOTBALL SET FOR HOMECOMING MATCHUP WITH UCONN
The University of Cincinnati football team welcomes UConn to Nippert Stadium Saturday for a homecoming matchup against the Huskies that will kick off at noon ET and air on ESPNU.
UConn is 0-5 on the season and coming off a 13-10 loss at USF which saw the Huskies not give up an offensive TD in the loss. QB Tim Boyle made his first career start who was 15-of-43 for 149 yards. RB Lyle McCombs had a career best 164 yards rushing against the Bulls and averages 72.8 ypg. LB Yawin Smallwood leads the defense with 64 tackles, double that of the closest Huskies player.
Friday marks the 10th meeting between the two schools in a series dating to 2001. UC has won the past two matchups, including a 34-17 win at Rentschler Field on Dec. 1, 2012 that clinched the Bearcats a share of the final BIG EAST Championship.
Tommy Tuberville, a 17-year head coaching veteran was named the 41st football head coach at the University of Cincinnati on Dec. 8, 2012. Widely regarded as one of the top coaches and recruiters in the collegiate game, comes to Cincinnati after three years at Texas Tech. Tuberville holds a 134-79 career record with head coaching stops at Texas Tech, Auburn and Ole Miss.
T.J. Weist is 0-1 after being named the interim head coach for the remainder of the 2013 season two weeks ago. The former UC assistant is a 25-year veteran who coached receivers for the Bearcats from 2010-12 and served as UC’s offensive coordinator for the 2012 Belk Bowl. He joined the Huskies last spring as the offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach.
STREAKS, STORYLINES, SIDEBARS
- The University of Cincinnati football team is playing its 126th season in 2013. The Bearcats’ program dates to 1885 and is one of the 10 oldest in major college football.
- UC won four of the final five BIG EAST Championships and has played in a bowl game in six of the past seven seasons and two straight years.
- UC has won 61 games (61-22) since the 2007 season, most among current American Athletic Conference teams.
- UC is the only school in the country among the BCS AQ Conferences (American, ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12, SEC) to win four conference titles in the last five years.
- UC is one of only four NCAA FBS AQ programs to have won 10 games in five of the past six seasons, joining Alabama, Oklahoma and Oregon.
- Nippert Stadium now features a new UBU Sports’ Speed Series S5-M synthetic turf system, the same product used at Paul Brown Stadium, Nippert will undergo an $86-million renovation and expansion starting in Dec. 2013. UC will play downtown at PBS in 2014.
- OL Ben Flick, WR Mark Barr and WR Javon Harrison were involved in a car accident on Sept. 21, 2013. Tragically, Flick lost his life and Barr was seriously injured and remains hospitalized at UCMC. Harrison was treated and released.
- QB Munchie Legaux suffered a knee injury against Illinois, had surgery on Sept. 13 and will miss the rest of the year.
- The Bearcats are No. 2 nationally in scoring defense (16.6).
- UC’s defense shut out Temple in the second half last Friday and hasn’t allowed a second-half offensive TD in four games.
- UC has totaled 340+ off. yards in each of its last 19 games.
- WRs Anthony McClung and Shaq Washington have combined to grab 42 receptions for 364 yards and 2 TDs in the last three games.
- QB Brendon Kay completed his final 15 passes against Temple, going 31-of-37 for 270 yards and a pair of TDs along with a rushing score. He was named American Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week Monday.
- RB Tion Green finished with a career-best 91 yards rushing and two touchdowns against Temple.