OXFORD, Ohio (AP) -- Sophomore Marshawn Gilyard blocked a punt for a safety and caught a touchdown pass in the first quarter and Dustin Grutza threw for two scores to spark Cincinnati to a 47-10 win over Miami (Ohio) Saturday afternoon.
Grutza, starting in place of the injured Ben Mauk, threw both touchdown passes in the first half as the Bearcats (3-0) opened up a 26-3 lead in the 112th meeting between the two teams -- the oldest rivalry west of the Alleghenies. Mauk, a transfer from Wake Forest who started Cincinnati's first two games, was sidelined with a sore arm.
Grutza, who spent most of the fourth quarter on the sideline, finished 25-for-35 passing for 290 yards.
Doug Jones ran 5 yards for a touchdown and DeAngelo Smith returned an interception 54 yards for a score in the fourth quarter. Bradley Glatthaar's 5-yard touchdown run late in the game gave the Bearcats their largest win in the series since a 44-0 victory in 1940.
Gilyard blocked a punt out of the Miami end zone for a safety to give Cincinnati a 9-0 lead. After Miami's free kick, Gilyard capped a seven-play, 55-yard drive by catching Grutza's 6-yard scoring pass.
Miami (1-2) snapped Cincinnati's streak of consecutive quarters without allowing a touchdown at 10 on Daniel Raudabaugh's 16-yard touchdown pass to Armand Robinson in the third quarter. The streak dated back to the fourth quarter of last season's 27-24 International Bowl win over Western Michigan.
Besides a fumble, three interceptions and a blocked punt, the UC defense compiled five sacks.
Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones was taken to a hospital Wednesday night and treated for a severe headache, according to multiple media reports.
The Florida Gators will start Treon Harris at quarterback in Saturday's opener vs. New Mexico State over redshirt freshman Will Grier, coach Jim McElwain said Tuesday.
Baylor University has hired a Philadelphia law firm to independently investigate the university's handling of sexual assault complaints, including one against defensive end Sam Ukwuachu.
Oregon State and former coach Mike Riley face a federal Title IX lawsuit filed by a woman who said she was raped as a result of the coach's failure to correct a sexually violent culture.
James Madison players will wear decals on their helmets during Saturday's season-opening game in memory of the two journalists who were killed during a live television broadcast.
Los Angeles prosecutors have charged a man in connection with the theft of the University of Southern California's copy of O.J. Simpson's Heisman Trophy more than 20 years ago.