Bearcats beat Orange, 35-24
Nov. 3, 2012 - Nippert Stadium - Cincinnati, Ohio
Attendance: 26, 180
• The Bearcats have won 61 games over the last seven years, the most among current members of the BIG EAST Conference.
• UC has won its last nine games at Nippert Stadium dating back to the 2011 season opener against Austin Peay.
• The Bearcats have eclipsed 425 yards of total offense in seven of their eight games this season. It’s the 16th time (12-4 record) UC has surpassed the 400-yard mark under head coach Butch Jones.
• UC has run for 200 or more yards in five games this season after gaining 263 yards on the ground against Syracuse.
• NEXT UC GAME: The Bearcats play at Temple on Saturday, Nov. 10. Game time and television information will be announced on Sunday.
• Running back George Winn had a standout performance against the Orange rushing a career-high 30 times for a career-high 165 yards with a career-high three rushing touchdowns and a passing touchdown. Winn is the first Bearcat since Isaiah Pead to record at least three rushing touchdowns in a game. Pead ran for four scores against Rutgers on Nov. 20, 2010. The performance also marked Winn’s fourth 100-yard rushing game of the season. He has run for at least 75 yards in nine consecutive games. Winn’s 37-yard touchdown pass to Travis Kelce in the second quarter marked Winn’s first career touchdown strike.
• Tight end Travis Kelce had a career-high four receptions for 77 yards and a career-high two touchdown catches against the Orange.
• Starting quarterback Munchie Legaux completed 11 of 22 passes for 124 yards and ran six times for 39 yards.
• Reserve quarterback Brendon Kay threw his first career touchdown pass, a 13-yard strike to Travis Kelce with 2:03 left in the third quarter. He completed all three of his passes for 32 yards and ran three times for 18 yards.
• Wide receiver Anthony McClung had five receptions for a season-high 75 yards.
• Linebacker Greg Blair led the UC defense with 10 total tackles against Syracuse, giving the senior 44 tackles over the past three games. He had 19 stops against Louisville and 15 at Toledo. He has totaled 10 or more stops in five games this season. Blair entered the Syracuse game as UC’s leading tackler, ranking second in the BIG EAST Conference with 73 tackles (10.4 per game).
• UC’s Brandon Mills blocked a 24-yard field goal attempt by Syracuse’s Ross Krautman with 12:34 left in the second quarter.
• Defensive backs freshman Trenier Orr and sophomore Adrian Witty made their first career starts Saturday for the Bearcats. Orr finished the game with a career-high nine tackles and two pass breakups. Witty recorded one tackle.
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From Ohio State
No. 6 Ohio State (10-0, 6-0 Big Ten) 52, Illinois (2-7, 0-5 Big Ten) 22
Ohio Stadium – Columbus, Ohio
Ohio State Postgame Notes
· Ohio State is 64-7 at Ohio Stadium since the start of the 2002 season.
· At 10-0, Ohio State has tied its longest win streak since the Scarlet and Gray went 10-0 during the 2007 campaign. The Buckeyes were one of only six unbeaten teams left in Football Bowl Subdivision entering week 10 of the season.
· With the 52 points, Ohio State scored 50 points or more four times in a season for the first-time ever.
· With the win over Illinois, head coach Urban Meyer has now guided six different teams to at least one 10-win season in his coaching career. Meyer becomes the second first-year coach in Ohio State history to open 10-0 (Earl Bruce opened 11-0 in 1979). Meyer is 27-0 when his teams score 50 points or more.
· Ohio State is 274-0-1 all-time when it scores at least 35 points. The tie was 35-35 against SMU in 1978.
· Carlos Hyde rushed for three touchdowns and now has 13 rushing touchdowns this season. Hyde has 11 touchdowns in the last five games. He finished the game with a game-high 137 yards.
· With his three touchdowns today, Hyde is now tied with teammate Braxton Miller and Wisconsin’s Montee Ball with 13 rushing touchdowns this year and leads the league with 14 touchdowns overall. Hyde also leads the league in scoring (10.5 points per game).
· Ohio State leads the Big Ten with 34 rushing touchdowns this year. It’s only the third time in the last 29 years Ohio State has had at least 30 rushing touchdowns (2002- 31, 1984 – 35).
· Miller was 12-for-20 with 226 yards and two touchdowns in the air vs. the Fighting Illini. Miller finished the game with 73 yards on the ground with a touchdown.
· With his rushing touchdown in the third quarter, Miller passed former Buckeye Cornelius Greene (12; 1973) for sole possession of second place on the Ohio State single-season rushing touchdown list by a quarterback (13).
· Ohio State rushed for more than 200 yards for the seventh time this year. The Buckeyes came into the game ranked 10th in the country in rushing offense (247.89).
Vanderbilt 40, Kentucky 0
Team Records and Series Notes
Kentucky is 1-9 overall, 0-7 in the Southeastern Conference. Vanderbilt is 5-4 overall, 3-3 in league play.
Kentucky leads the series 41-40-4, including 22-15-2 in Lexington.
Kentucky has an open date Nov. 10 before returning to action Sat. Nov. 17 at home vs. Samford. Game time and television information will be announced Monday.
Kentucky entered the game having played the toughest schedule in the nation, according to Anderson and Hester computer ratings used in the official BCS rankings.
Kentucky is fielding one of the nation’s youngest teams, playing 14 true freshmen and 26 total (true and redshirt) frosh, one of the nation’s top-five teams in each category. UK also has played 15 first-time starters this season, one of the nation’s top-10 teams in that category.
Linebacker Avery Williamson, who entered the game leading the league in total tackles, had a career-high 20 tackles. He is the first UK player with 20 or more tackles since Chad Anderson made 21 tackles against Georgia in 2003.
Freshman quarterback Patrick Towles attempted a career-high 23 passes, recording a career-best 93 yards.
Junior defensive lineman Mister Cobble charted three tackles, with his second sack of the year, also recording two tackles for a loss.