GAMEDAY College Football

Cincinnati 38, Miami of Ohio 17

Associated Press

CINCINNATI - Ben Bryant threw for 337 yards and two touchdowns and Cincinnati scored 14 unanswered points in the second half to beat Miami (Ohio) 38-17 for a series lead in the Battle for the Victory Bell.

The 126th Battle for the Victory Bell ended in coach Luke Fickell's 50th victory with the program. Cincinnati has won 16 straight against Miami to take its first lead in the series, 60-59-7, since 1915.

Bryant connected with Nick Mardner on a 10-yard pass to put the Bearcats ahead 24-17 with just 13 seconds left before halftime. Bryant found Tyler Scott in stride for a 41-yard touchdown with 9:03 left in the third.

Charles McClelland added 101 yards rushing and two touchdowns, the second coming late in the fourth, for Cincinnati (2-1). Corey Kiner also had a rushing score and 32 yards.

Aveon Smith passed for 116 yards and two touchdowns for Miami (1-2). He was intercepted one and sacked four times.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter CinMia-O
Mia-O TD 11:34 Mac Hippenhammer 36 yard TD pass from Aveon Smith (Graham Nicholson Extra Point) 0 7
Mia-O FG 6:04 Graham Nicholson 36 yard field goal 0 10
Cin TD 2:44 Charles McClelland 2 yard TD run (Ryan Coe Extra Point) 7 10
Second Quarter CinMia-O
Mia-O TD 12:39 Jack Coldiron 2 yard TD pass from Aveon Smith (Graham Nicholson Extra Point) 7 17
Cin TD 9:54 Corey Kiner 1 yard TD run (Ryan Coe Extra Point) 14 17
Cin FG 6:11 Ryan Coe 26 yard field goal 17 17
Cin TD 0:13 Nick Mardner 10 yard TD pass from Ben Bryant (Ryan Coe Extra Point) 24 17
Third Quarter CinMia-O
Cin TD 9:03 Tyler Scott 41 yard TD pass from Ben Bryant (Ryan Coe Extra Point) 31 17
Fourth Quarter CinMia-O
Cin TD 5:33 Charles McClelland 15 yard TD run (Ryan Coe Extra Point) 38 17
Team Stats
  Cincinnati Miami (OH)
First downs 24 13
  Rushing 6 4
  Passing 16 5
  Penalty 2 4
3rd Down Efficiency 5-13, 38% 1-12, 8%
4th down efficiency 1-1, 100% 0-2, 0%
Rushes-Yards 36-138 36-67
Passing Yards 339 112
Return Yards 28 42
Completions-Attempts-Int 26-35-1 9-21-1
Sacks-Yards Lost 3-19 3-10
Punts 5 7
Fumbles Lost 2-2 0-0
Penalties - Yards 10-94 5-44
Cincinnati Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
B. Bryant 26 35 339 2 1
Miami (OH) Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
A. Smith 9 21 112 2 1
Cincinnati Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
C. McClelland 18 101 5.6 2
C. Kiner 7 32 4.6 1
T. Scott 1 8 8.0 0
M. Montgomery 2 5 2.5 0
E. Prater 1 4 4.0 0
B. Bryant 7 -12 -1.7 0
Miami (OH) Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
K. Davis 7 30 4.3 0
K. Tracy 9 25 2.8 0
K. Mozee 8 21 2.6 0
A. Smith 10 2 0.2 0
Cincinnati Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
T. Scott 8 121 15.1 1
T. Tucker 7 105 15.0 0
N. Mardner 3 46 15.3 1
J. Whyle 2 21 10.5 0
L. Taylor 1 16 16.0 0
C. McClelland 2 15 7.5 0
J. Thompson 2 14 7.0 0
C. Scott 1 1 1.0 0
Miami (OH) Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
M. Hippenhammer 5 69 13.8 1
J. Walker 1 24 24.0 0
J. Coldiron 2 15 7.5 1
K. Davis 1 4 4.0 0
Cincinnati Interceptions
Player Int Yards
A. Bush 1 0
Miami (OH) Interceptions
Player Int Yards
J. Warren 1 6
Cincinnati Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
M. Fletcher 5 239 47.8
Miami (OH) Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
D. Dzioban 7 335 47.9
Cincinnati Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Thompson 3 33 11.0
Miami (OH) Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Walker 3 36 12.0
Cincinnati Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
C. McClelland 1 -5 -5.0
Miami (OH) Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Cincinnati Missed FG
Player Length
Miami (OH) Missed FG
Player Length




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