Nov. 29, 2010
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GAME 12: Cincinnati (4-7, 2-4 BIG EAST) vs. Pittsburgh (6-5, 4-2 BIG EAST)
SAT., DEC. 4, 2010 - Noon (ET) - CINCINNATI, OHIO - NIPPERT STADIUM (35,000/FIELD TURF)
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AT A GLANCE
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Radio: 700 WLW
Satellite Radio: Sirius 113
Live Stats: GoBEARCATS.com
Internet Radio: 700WLW.com
Series Record: Pittsburgh leads 7-2
Last Meeting: 12/5/09 (UC-W, 45-44 at Pitt)
In Cincinnati: Pittsburgh leads 2-1
ON THE AIR
Dave Pasch: Play-By-Play
Bob Griese: Analyst
Chris Spielman: Analyst
RADIO: WLW (700 AM)
Dan Hoard: Play-By-Play
Jim Kelly Jr.: Analyst
Artrell Hawkins: Sideline
Mo Egger: Host/Engineer
ISP NATIONAL RADIO: Sirius 213/XM 203
John Rooke: Play-By-Play
Peter Brock: Analyst
FOOTBALL CLOSES OUT 2010 AGAINST PITTSBURGH ON SENIOR DAY
The University of Cincinnati football team closes out its 2010 season against Pittsburgh, Saturday inside Nippert Stadium. UC trails 7-2 all time, but has won the last two games in the matchup. The teams will play for the River City Rivalry Trophy, a 46-inch tall, 96-lb replica of a riverboat telegraph - a device for signaling the engine room - and a silhouette of the Ohio River.
The Bearcats and Panthers will matchup for the 10th time this Saturday with Pittsburgh holding a 7-2 advantage. UC has won the last two games in the series, including last year's come-from-behind victory.
LAST TIME VS. PITTSBURGH
No. 5 Cincinnati trailed Pittsburgh by 21 points late in the first half, a perfect season and BCS bowl berth in peril. Tony Pike's 29-yard touchdown pass to Armon Binns with 33 seconds left finished the comeback from a three-touchdown deficit, and the Bearcats stunned No. 14 Pittsburgh 45-44 to secure their second straight Big East title.
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 4-7. Jones most recently led Central Michigan University to a pair of Mid-American Conference Championships and three-straight bowl appearances. He holds a 31-20 overall record and a 21-7 mark in league games.
DAVE WANNSTEDT is 41-31 in his sixth season at Pittsburgh. He is 3-2 against the Bearcats.
STREAKS, STORYLINES, SIDEBARS ...
- The University of Cincinnati is in its 123rd football season with an all-time record of 551-549-51 (.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 has seven new starters on defense and four on offense this season. UC has 63 players at sophomore level or below.
- The Bearcats start eight sophomores on defense and no seniors, making UC the youngest defensive unit among all BCS Conference teams.
- UC will finish with its worst record since 2005, the same year the Bearcats last missed a bowl game.
- Armon Binns cracked the 1,000-yard plateau for the season (1,072), the seventh UC receiver all time to achieve that goal.
- Isaiah Pead leads all BIG EAST Conference running backs nationally with over 100 carries with a 6.8 yards per carry average (138 carries, 962 yards).
- Zach Collaros leads the BIG EAST in completions per game (19.36), total offense (268.0), total passing yards (2,793), and passing yards per game (253.9).
- Kicker Jacob Rogers recently became the school's all-time scoring leader and has 335 career points.
- Binns (97.5) and DJ Woods (80.9) rank 1-2 in the BIG EAST in receiving yards per game and in receptions per game (Binns: 6.5/Woods: 5.1).
- Woods leads the league in all-purpose yardage (165.6).
- JK Schaffer ranks second in the BIG EAST averaging 9.2 tackles per game. He has hit a career best 16 stops twice.
- Wes Richardson leads the league in fumbles recovered (0.3).