1949 Glass Bowl
Dec. 3, 2007 - Glass Bowl - Toledo, Ohio
Cincinnati used a strong defense and solid play on special teams to dominate Toledo, 33-13, in the fifth annual Glass Bowl in 1949.
After a scoreless first quarter the Bearcats recorded a safety when Jack Tracy trapped Rocket back Emerson Cole in the end zone. Following a Toledo fumble, UC's Bob Stratton scored the first of his two touchdowns on a 10-yard run. He later added a 29-yard TD early in the third quarter.
Gene Gibson showed his open-field running skills with a pair of touchdowns. He returned a punt 76-yards in the third quarter to give the Bearcats a 27-6 lead. On the next possession, Don Jansen intercepted a Toledo pass and pitched it to Gibson who returned it 80 yards for the score.
UC outgained Toledo, 330-286 on offense, but owned a lopsided advantage on special teams. The Bearcats returned punts, kickoffs and interceptions for 258 yards while the Rockets managed only 97 return yards.
CIN- Safety, Jack Tracy tackled Emerson Cole in the end zone
CIN- Bob Stratton 10-yard run (George Schuster kick)
CIN- Joe Hauk 21-yard pass from Tom O'Malley (kick failed)
TOL- Cole 8-yard run (Don Martin kick failed)
CIN- Stratton 29-yard run (kick failed)
CIN- Gene Gibson 76-yard punt return (kick failed)
CIN- Gibson 80-yard return of Don Jansen interception (kick failed)
TOL- George Miley 2-yard run (Martin kick)
Rushing-- Cincinnati: Bellamah 16-78; Benzinger 10-62;
Stratton 6-51, 2; Sweeney 1-12; Brill 1-5; O'Malley 3-(-11).
Toledo: Cole 17-76; Han 7-62; Miley 13-53; Pete 1-6; Hays 3-1; Johnson 5-(-11).
Passing-- Cincinnati: O'Malley 20-7-1, 133, 1; Gibson 1-0-0, 0, 0.
Toledo: Johnson 11-3-1, 38, 0; Pete 3-2-1, 51, 0; Miley 1-1-0, 10, 0.
Receiving-- Cincinnati: Kelly 3-53; Staub 2-48; Hauk 1-21, 1;
Stratton 1-11. Toledo: Han 4-79; Laude 1-17; Hays 1-3.