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Bearcats Keep Keg

It was not very pretty, but the Bearcats (5-1,1-0) kept the Keg of Nails in a tough 25-16 win over Louisville (2-4, 0-1). The biggest play of the game was Isaiah Pead busting a 2nd and 10 handoff 50 yards up the middle for the go ahead score. Pead had only 12 touches before that. When Isaiah Pead isn’t getting the ball, the Bearcats offense struggles. That was the case today. Matters weren’t helped when Zach Collaros threw an ill advised pass that Mike Evans picked off for a TD. That made the score 16-7. The Bearcats defense clamped down on the Cards. Derek Wolfe had 11 tackles and couldn’t be blocked all day. Cam Cheatham made a nice play on a 4th down pass to bat it away from Michaelee Harris. Dominique Battle had an INT. 

The biggest sequence of the game happened before the Pead run. Louisville put gun to foot, going illegal shift, holding, false start, and after a short run, another false start. Their 3rd and 38 play didn’t work. UC took over at midfield, and you know the rest. Louisville did not score the second half. For the first time since the mid 80s, UC has beaten Louisville 4 times in a row. UC is one win from being bowl eligibile. 

Box score from ESPN.  

Team Stat Comparison

Louisville Cincinnati
1st Downs 13 17
3rd down efficiency 4-16 4-14
4th down efficiency 1-2 1-1
Total Yards 271 330
Passing 201 152
Comp-Att 19-32 18-26
Yards per pass 6.3 5.8
Rushing 70 178
Rushing Attempts 33 36
Yards per rush 2.1 4.9
Penalties 6-45 4-37
Turnovers 1 1
Fumbles lost 0 0
Interceptions thrown 1 1
Possession 33:33 26:27

Louisville Passing
C/ATT YDS AVG TD INT
T. Bridgewater 17/28 195 7.0 0 1
W. Stein 2/4 6 1.5 0 0
Team 19/32 201 6.3 0 1
Cincinnati Passing
C/ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Z. Collaros 18/26 152 5.8 1 1
Team 18/26 152 5.8 1 1
Louisville Rushing
CAR YDS AVG TD LG
J. Wright 6 25 4.2 0 7
D. Brown 12 22 1.8 0 7
D. Brown 5 19 3.8 0 7
T. Bridgewater 9 2 0.2 0 9
W. Stein 1 2 2.0 0 2
Team 33 70 2.1 0 9
Cincinnati Rushing
CAR YDS AVG TD LG
I. Pead 20 151 7.6 1 50
Z. Collaros 13 22 1.7 1 15
J. Luallen 1 5 5.0 0 5
D. Woods 1 2 2.0 0 2
-. Team 1 -2 -2.0 0 0
Team 36 178 4.9 2 50
Louisville Receiving
REC YDS AVG TD LG
E. Rogers 7 106 15.1 0 58
M. Harris 3 35 11.7 0 20
J. Chichester 3 27 9.0 0 16
N. Nord 2 22 11.0 0 16
J. Davis 1 5 5.0 0 5
P. Brown 1 4 4.0 0 4
J. McGriff-Culver 1 2 2.0 0 2
D. Brown 1 0 0.0 0 0
Team 19 201 10.6 0 58
Cincinnati Receiving
REC YDS AVG TD LG
A. McClung 2 43 21.5 0 34
A. Chisum 4 40 10.0 0 11
D. Woods 2 30 15.0 1 26
K. Thompkins 5 25 5.0 0 16
T. Kelce 2 10 5.0 0 6
I. Pead 3 4 1.3 0 7
Team 18 152 8.4 1 34
Louisville Interceptions
INT YDS TD
M. Evans 1 63 1
Team 0 0 1
Cincinnati Interceptions
INT YDS TD
D. Battle 1 6 0
Team 0 0 0
Louisville Kick Returns
NO YDS AVG LG
J. Wright 4 85 21.3 26
Team 4 85 21.3 26
Cincinnati Kick Returns
NO YDS AVG LG
R. Abernathy 2 49 24.5 35
O. Woodard 1 0 0.0 0
Team 3 49 16.3 35
Louisville Punt Returns
NO YDS AVG LG
S. Radcliff 1 2 2.0 2
Team 1 2 2.0 2
Cincinnati Punt Returns
NO YDS AVG LG
D. Woods 3 0 0.0 0
Team 3 0 0.0 0
Louisville Kicking
FG PCT LONG XP PTS
C. Philpott 3/3 100.0 51 1/1 10
Team 3/3 100.0 51 1/1 10
Cincinnati Kicking
FG PCT LONG XP PTS
T. Miliano 1/1 100.0 21 2/2 5
Team 1/1 100.0 21 2/2 5
Louisville Punting
TOT YDS AVG TB -20 LG
C. Philpott 6 211 35.2 0 1 41
V. Anderson 1 30 30.0 0 0 30
Team 6 241 35.2 0 1 41
Cincinnati Punting
TOT YDS AVG TB -20 LG
P. O’Donnell 6 245 40.8 1 2 59
-. Team 1 30 30.0 0 0 30
Team 7 275 39.3 1 2 59
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Bearcats Keep Keg

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In an exciting Friday night contest, the Cincinnati Bearcats scored 14 points in the second half to beat the Louisville Cardinals 35-27. Zach Collaros and Armon Binns helped each other have career nights. Collaros was 18-28-275-5 TDS-2 INTs, while Binns had all career highs with 8-175-3 TDs. The last TD was the dagger, a 62 yard bomb when Binns went over Bobbie Burns, who he toasted all night. Isaiah Pead had 145 yards on the ground. For the Cardinals, Bilal Powell was a monster with 24-209-2 TDs, including an incredible 85 yard run where he broke 4 tackles and flew down the left sideline. The score that gave UC the lead was a TD pass to DJ Woods from 14 yards out. Woods took a hard hit, as his head bounced off the ground. He didn’t return. The Cardinals had a chance late, but Josh Chichester dropped a sure TD on 3rd down, and Cam Cheatham broke up a pass intended for Josh Bellamy on 4th down. It was the best win of the Butch Jones Era, and most importantly, it puts the Cats at 1-0 on their quest to win the Big East.

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I write Bearcats Blog and also on Run the Floor.

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