Miami (Ohio) RedHawks
Nippert Stadium (35,000/FieldTurf)
Saturday, October 6 • 7 p.m. • BIG EAST Network
Television - WATCH LIVE
BIG EAST Network — Tom Gelehrter, Artrell Hawkins and Natalie Taylor
WLW-AM 700 (flagship)
THE GAME • THE VICTORY BELL
Cincinnati and Miami (Ohio) play in the nation’s oldest nonconference rivalry — a series that dates to Dec. 8, 1888 in Oxford, Ohio … Saturday’s game will be the 117th Battle for the Victory Bell … The RedHawks hold a 59-50-7 series lead, but Cincinnati has won the last six meetings, including a 27-0 decision last season in Oxford … The series is the fifth most-played in FBS, behind only Minnesota-Wisconsin (121 meetings), Missouri-Kansas (120), Texas-Texas A&M (118) and Nebraska-Kansas (117) … Miami head coach Don Treadwell was an assistant at Cincinnati from 2004-06.
rv/23 CINCINNATI (3-0, 1-0 BIG EAST)
Butch Jones (Ferris State ’90)
17-11, third season at Cincinnati
44-23, sixth season as collegiate head coach
Cincinnati enters Saturday’s game on the heels of a thrilling 27-24 win against Virginia Tech in Landover, Md., last Saturday … This Saturday’s game is the second in a 10-game stretch played in 10 consecutive weeks for the Bearcats … Cincinnati moved into the top 25 at No. 23 in the USA Today poll and just missed appearing in this week’s Associated Press poll … The Bearcats have outscored their opponents by a 43-7 margin in the first half and a 30-0 margin in the first quarter … Thirty-one of the 41 points that Cincinnati has allowed have come in the fourth quarter … QB Munchie Legaux has thrown for 789 yards and seven touchdowns with three interceptions and is the team’s second-leading rusher at 56.3 yards per game … Legaux is second in the BIG EAST in total offense, averaging 319.3 yards per game … RB George Winn is second in the conference in rushing (106.0 ypg) … WR Kenbrell Thompkins is averaging 17.0 yards per catch and is fourth in the conference in receiving yards (68.0 ypg), while WR Ralph David Abernathy is third in the BIG EAST in all-purpose yards (128.7 ypg) … DE Walter Stewart has registered three sacks and has five tackles for loss — both team highs … LB Greg Blair has a team-leading 30 tackles.
MIAMI (OHIO) (3-2, 2-0 MAC)
Don Treadwell (Miami (Ohio) ’82)
7-10, second season
The RedHawks enter Saturday’s game as the winner of two straight following a 56-49 victory at Akron last Saturday … The only losses are to nationally ranked Ohio State (56-10) and Boise State (39-12) … Miami made history in its win against Akron as QB Zac Dysert became the first FBS player to pass for at least 500 yards and rush for at least 100 in the same game … Dysert threw for 516 yards and added 108 rushing yards and threw for six touchdowns — breaking Ben Roethlisberger’s single-game record — in the victory … Dysert had a Mid-American Conference-record 624 yards of total offense against Akron … Dysert has thrown 11 touchdown passes with just three interceptions … Miami has averaged just 112.6 rushing yards per game … WR Dawan Scott has 27 catches for 441 yards and four touchdowns, while WR Andy Cruse has a team-high 38 catches for 274 yards and three TDs … LB Chris Wade leads the team with 51 tackles and 4.0 tackles for loss … LB Pat Hinkel has three interceptions.