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Cincinnati 27, East Carolina 25

Associated Press

CINCINNATI - Ben Bryant threw two touchdown passes, Ryan Coe kicked the go-ahead field goal in the fourth quarter and Cincinnati defeated East Carolina 27-25.

Cincinnati led 24-12 at halftime but a 13-point third quarter gave East Carolina a 25-24 lead heading to the fourth. The Bearcats drove to the ECU 3-yard line on their first possession of the fourth quarter and Coe's 21-yard field goal gave them a 27-25 lead. That score held up as East Carolina failed to mount a scoring threat over the final nine minutes.

Bryant completed only 14 of his 30 attempts but they went for 244 yards - an average of nearly 17.5 yards per completion. Tyler Scott and Tre Tucker both averaged more than 20 yards per reception, with Scott catching 7 passes for 140 yards and Tucker 3 for 64. They scored one touchdown apiece.

Holton Ahlers was 26-of-46 passing for 280 yards with two touchdowns for ECU. Keaton Mitchell rushed for 112 yards and C.J. Johnson had 123 receiving yards. Both scored a touchdown.

Cincinnati (8-2, 5-1 American Athletic Conference) trails first-place Tulane by one game in the loss column. East Carolina fell to 6-4, 3-3.

November 11, 2022


Scoring Summary
First Quarter ECUCin
ECU SF 9:30 Team safety 2 0
ECU FG 3:14 Andrew Conrad 47 yd FG 5 0
Cin TD 2:57 Jadon Thompson 100 yd kick return (Ryan Coe kick) 5 7
Second Quarter ECUCin
Cin TD 11:34 Tre Tucker 55 yd pass from Ben Bryant (Ryan Coe kick) 5 14
Cin TD 7:34 Tyler Scott 76 yd pass from Ben Bryant (Ryan Coe kick) 5 21
ECU TD 6:03 C.J. Johnson 72 yd pass from Holton Ahlers (Andrew Conrad kick) 12 21
Cin FG 1:48 Ryan Coe 37 yd FG 12 24
Third Quarter ECUCin
ECU TD 10:06 Keaton Mitchell 4 yd run (Andrew Conrad kick) 19 24
ECU TD 2:02 Jaylen Johnson 15 yd pass from Holton Ahlers (failed 2pt pass) 25 24
Fourth Quarter ECUCin
Cin FG 9:42 Ryan Coe 21 yd FG 25 27
Team Stats
  East Carolina Cincinnati
First downs 22 13
  Rushing 9 3
  Passing 11 9
  Penalty 2 1
3rd Down Efficiency 5-17, 29% 6-14, 43%
4th down efficiency 1-2, 50% 0-0, -%
Rushes-Yards 33-174 26-66
Passing Yards 280 244
Return Yards 39 178
Completions-Attempts-Int 26-46-0 14-31-1
Sacks-Yards Lost 0-0 2--19
Punts 7 6
Punts-Average 42 46.5
Fumbles Lost 2-0 0-0
Penalties - Yards 6-55 6-55
Time of Possession 36:26 23:34
East Carolina Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
H. Ahlers 26 46 280 2 0
Cincinnati Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
B. Bryant 14 30 244 2 1
E. Prater 0 1 0 0 0
East Carolina Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
K. Mitchell 16 112 7.0 1
M. Gunn Jr. 11 48 4.4 0
H. Ahlers 6 14 2.3 0
Cincinnati Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
C. McClelland 10 39 3.9 0
R. Montgomery 10 25 2.5 0
C. Kiner 2 17 8.5 0
E. Prater 1 2 2.0 0
B. Bryant 3 -17 -5.7 0
East Carolina Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
C. Johnson 7 123 17.6 1
I. Winstead 8 58 7.3 0
R. Jones 4 32 8.0 0
S. Calhoun 3 25 8.3 0
K. Mitchell 2 15 7.5 0
J. Johnson 1 15 15.0 1
M. Gunn Jr. 1 12 12.0 0
Cincinnati Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
T. Scott 7 140 20.0 1
T. Tucker 3 64 21.3 1
J. Whyle 2 18 9.0 0
J. Thompson 1 11 11.0 0
L. Taylor 1 11 11.0 0
East Carolina Interceptions
Player Int Yards
J. Wilson 1 0
Cincinnati Interceptions
Player Int Yards
East Carolina Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
L. Larsen 7 294 42.0
Cincinnati Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
M. Fletcher 6 279 46.5
East Carolina Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
M. Fleming 3 0 0
Cincinnati Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
East Carolina Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Hatfield 2 29 14.5
G. Wilson 1 10 10.0
Cincinnati Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Thompson 3 146 48.7
T. Tucker 1 24 24.0
R. Montgomery 1 8 8.0
East Carolina Missed FG
Player Length
A. Conrad 45
Cincinnati Missed FG
Player Length




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