Football Closes Out Road Campaign At Houston Saturday

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CINCINNATI (8-2, 5-1) at HOUSTON (7-3, 4-2)
SATURDAY, NOV. 23, 2013 • NOON (ET) • ESPNews • 700 WLW AM • HOUSTON, TEXAS • BBVA COMPASS STADIUM

GAME INFORMATION
Site: BBVA Compass Stadium (22,000)
Surface: Natural Grass
TV: ESPNews/WatchESPN
Radio: 700 WLW AM/Sirius 136/XM 205
Live Stats: GoBEARCATS.com
Twitter: @GoBEARCATS
Series Record: Houston leads 13-8
In Houston: Houston leads 9-3
Last Meeting: 11/16/02 (UC W, 47-14)

HOUSTON
Rankings (AP/Coaches): na/na
2013 Record: 7-3, 4-2
Head Coach: Tony Levine
Record at UH(Yrs.): 13-10 (2nd)

CINCINNATI
Rankings (AP/Coaches): rv/rv
2013 Record: 8-2, 5-1
Head Coach: Tommy Tuberville
Record at UC (Years): 8-2 (1st)

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Football Closes Out Road Campaign At Houston Saturday
The University of Cincinnati football team continues a two-game road swing and looks to extend a five-game winning streak Saturday at Houston. The game will kickoff at Noon ET from BBVA Compass Stadium and be televised nationally by ESPNews and air on 700 WLW. UC is 8-2 (5-1 American)and ranks eighth in the country in total defense, giving up 304.8 yards per game. UC ranks second in the American in both total offense (478.7) and total defense (304.8). Houston (7-3, 4-2 American) is on a two-game losing streak and led by QB John O’Korn, who leads all true freshmen nationally with 23 touchdown passes.

THE SERIES
Saturday marks the 22nd meeting in a series that dates to Oct. 5, 1957. UH leads the all-time series 13-8. The two schools have not met since Nov. 16, 2002, a 47-14 UC win in Cincinnati. The Bearcats last game in Houston was a 29-28 win on Oct. 20, 2001. UC and UH have met 12 times previously in Houston with BBVA Compass Stadium serving as the fourth venue (Rice, Astrodome, Robertson). BBVA Compass Stadium is the first soccer-specific facility the Bearcats have played a game in.

THE COACHES
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 139-79 career record with head coaching stops at Texas Tech, Auburn and Ole Miss.

TONY LEVINE is in his sixth year at Houston and second as head coach. He has a 13-10 career mark and became UH’s 12th head coach on Dec. 22, 2011. Levine has spent 17 years in the coaching ranks, including stints at all levels of football, from a high school stop in his home state of Minnesota, to a two-year stop with the Carolina Panthers of the NFL.

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 65 games (65-23) 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, spent eight weeks in the hospital and was recently released. Barr is  continuing outpatient rehab with the UC sports medicine staff. Harrison was treated and released.
  • The Nov. 9th game versus SMU was the last day game at Nippert Stadium until the 2015 season.
  • UC is 15-1 in its last 16 games at Nippert and has won six straight on the home turf, dating back to the home opener of the 2011 season against Austin Peay.
  • QB Munchie Legaux suffered a knee injury against Illinois, had surgery on Sept. 13 and will miss the rest of the year.
  • With the win over Memphis, UC is bowl eligible for the third straight season and seventh time in the past eight years.
  • The Bearcats, who have played in two Bowl Championship Series games, are 8-6 all time in postseason games.
  • UC ranks eighth in the NCAA FBS in total defense, giving up an average of 304.8 yards per game.

 

 

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