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Bearcats 125 For 125 | #123 Bob Hynes


Bob Hynes found his way onto this list for one reason. Well two reasons. In the long history of Bearcats Football (125 years in case you aren't paying attention) Hynes set two single game records that have yet to be bettered.

Hynes only played one season for the Bearcats, 1923. UC went 6-3 in that year, a record that proved to be the high water mark of the five year tenure of George W. McClaren. But Hynes was the unquestioned star of those teams. He excelled as a back on both sides of the ball.

On November 10th the Bearcats played host to Ohio Northern. It was a harrowing 15-7 win over the Polar Bears, Hynes 4 Interceptions play a massive role in the win. Seven days later (November the 17th) Case Institute of Technology came to Cincinnati for what became a ritual slaughter of a game, UC winning 69-0. That day Hynes ran for 306 yards and had another 106 between passing and the return game, but it is the rushing record that still stands. In the course of a week Hynes set two records that have stood for 89 years without being broken or tied. Imagine what might have happened if he played for two years.

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