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Cincinnati Bearcats 59 Akron Zips 14: Boxscorin

The final score doesn't even begin to indicate how total an ass kicking this was. UC dominated every phase of the ball game from start to finish. Akron didn't begin to seriously drive the ball until the second half when UC went with a predominately second team defense to start the second half. That doesn't mean that there weren't some statistical oddities on the night. Check the box score.

  • Akron actually ended the game with more total yardage than UC. 349 to 342, but as stated above the vast majority of the Zips yards came against the 2nd and later 3rd team defenses
  • The biggest stat line of the game UC +5 on the night, +12 on the season.
  • 13 takeaways through 3 games is just 1 less than the takeaway total for all of 2010
  • Jawon Chisholm went over 100 yards on the game for Akron. That is pretty much the only positive for the Zips offense going forward.
  • UC out gained Akron 216 to 143 in the first half.
  • Here are the results of the Zips 9 first half possessions. Fumble (TD), punt, fumble, interception (TD), punt, punt, interception, and interception (TD).
  • On the night the Bearcats averaged 5.2 yards per play, by far the lowest total of the season to date.
  • Isaiah Pead had 15 yards on 2.5 yards per carry with a TD.
  • Adrien Robinson caught a TD for the second game in a row.
  • Derek Wolfe had 3 tackles, 2 sacks and a forced fumble on the day.

Gameballs and targeting data after the jump.  

Player Targets Receptions
D.J. Woods 7 2
Anthony McClung 4 3
Kenbrell Thompkins 3 3
Alex Chisum 3 1
Shaq Washington 2 2
Adrien Robinson 1 1
Orion Woodard 1 1
Travis Kelce 1 1


Jameel Poteat: 10 carries 55 yards and the first of what should be many TD's for the Bearcats

Camerron Cheatham/Derek Wolfe: 4 tackles, 1 INT (53 yard TD return), 1 breakup; 3 tackles, 2 sacks, 1 forced fumble