Scores

Final

Miami (OH) 20

(1-3, 0-2 away)

Cincinnati 45

(2-1, 2-0 home)

7:30 PM ET, September 20, 2008

Nippert Stadium, Cincinnati, OH

1 2 3 4 T
M-OH 0 13 7 020
CIN 10 14 14 745

Top Performers

Passing: T. Pike (CIN) - 241 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: J. Goebel (CIN) - 13 CAR, 63 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: M. Gilyard (CIN) - 6 REC, 69 YDS, 1 TD

Bearcats' Pike shines in first start vs. Redhawks

Associated Press

CINCINNATI -- Junior quarterback Tony Pike, making his first career start for the Bearcats, was 20-of-24 passing for 241 yards and three touchdowns in a 45-20 victory over Miami of Ohio Saturday in the 113th meeting between the two schools.

Pike, who had just 38 career pass attempts going into the game, replaced senior Dustin Grutza who fractured his right fibula with a residual high ankle sprain in the fourth quarter on Sept. 6 at No. 4 Oklahoma.

Grutza, who passed for 514 yards and four touchdowns in two games, is out indefinitely.

Miami leads the nation's oldest non-conference rivalry 59-47-7. The first meeting, on Dec. 8, 1888, was the first collegiate football game played in Ohio.

John Goebel returned the opening kickoff 43 yards, helping set up a 38-yard field goal by Jake Rogers to put Cincinnati ahead 3-0. It was the Bearcats' first field goal attempt this season.

Goebel later scored on a 5-yard run to give the Bearcats a 10-0 lead.

Pike tossed a 30-yard TD pass to Mardy Gilyard, whose diving reception put Cincinnati ahead 17-3.

Gilyard, who had 365 all-purpose yards against Oklahoma, had six receptions Saturday for 69 yards and a touchdown.

The RedHawks drew closer when junior QB Daniel Raudabaugh threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Armand Robinson to make the score 17-10.

Raudabaugh was 28-of-42 for 235 yards and two TDs.

But Goebel's 20-yard TD run gave the Bearcats a 24-10 lead with 1:14 remaining in the first half.

Miami rallied back in the third quarter.

After Raudabaugh's second TD pass made the score 24-20, DeAndre Gilmore recovered an onside kick at the Cincinnati 46-yard line.

Mike Mickens intercepted a Raudabaugh pass and returned it 72 yards for a touchdown, putting the Bearcats ahead 31-20.

It was Mickens' third career interception return for a TD.

Pike's 24-yard touchdown pass to sophomore Ben Guidugli made the score 38-20 in the third quarter.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
M-OH
CIN
1st Downs2220
Total Yards301393
Passing235241
Rushing66152
Penalties5-366-70
3rd Down Conversions11-198-10
4th Down Conversions1-20-0
Turnovers12
Possession34:5725:03

Passing Leaders

Miami (OH)C/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Raudabaugh28/422355.621
CincinnatiC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Pike20/2424110.030

Rushing Leaders

Miami (OH)CARYDSAVGTDLG
Merriweather17502.9015
Bratton7111.605
CincinnatiCARYDSAVGTDLG
Goebel13634.8220
Ramsey12574.8017

Receiving Leaders

Miami (OH)RECYDSAVGTDLG
Bratton9546.0010
Givens35217.3134
CincinnatiRECYDSAVGTDLG
Goodman69415.7049
Gilyard66911.5130

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERM-OHCIN
FG13:08Jake Rogers 38 Yd 03
TD08:43John Goebel 5 Yd Run (Jake Rogers Kick) 010
SECOND QUARTERM-OHCIN
FG14:57Nathan Parseghian 19 Yd 310
TD11:27Marshwan Gilyard 30 Yd Pass From Tony Pike (Jake Rogers Kick) 317
TD06:26Armand Robinson 10 Yd Pass From Daniel Raudabaugh (Nathan Parseghian Kick) 1017
TD01:14John Goebel 20 Yd Run (Jake Rogers Kick) 1024
FG00:00Nathan Parseghian 41 Yd 1324
THIRD QUARTERM-OHCIN
TD10:10Chris Givens 34 Yd Pass From Daniel Raudabaugh (Nathan Parseghian Kick) 2024
TD07:29Mike Mickens 72 Yd Interception Return (Jake Rogers Kick) 2031
TD00:26Ben Guidugli 24 Yd Pass From Tony Pike (Jake Rogers Kick) 2038
FOURTH QUARTERM-OHCIN
TD02:32Kazeem Alli 8 Yd Pass From Tony Pike (Jake Rogers Kick) 2045