Saturday, September 24, 2016

Cincinnati rallies for 27-20 win over Miami (Ohio)

 Tion Green ran for 83 yards and a late touchdown on Saturday, rallying Cincinnati to a 27-20 victory over Miami (Ohio), its 11th in a row over the regional rival.
The Bearcats (3-1) pulled it out with a field goal and Green's 2-yard run with 5:09 to go, overcoming the loss of starting quarterback Hayden Moore. Moore was hurt late in a 40-16 loss to Houston in the last game. Redshirt freshman Ross Trail got into that game late and threw an interception that was returned for a touchdown.
Cincinnati didn't reveal the quarterback change until right before kickoff. In his first start, Trail was 25 of 38 for 276 yards with two interceptions and an 11-yard touchdown run. He also fumbled on a sack.
Miami (0-4) hasn't won at Nippert Stadium since 2002, losing six in a row in Cincinnati.
Cincinnati also had a new kicker - Andrew Gantz is recovering from a leg injury. Josh Pasley was good from 28 and 23 yards, but missed badly on a 42-yard try in the closing seconds of the first half, which ended 10-10.
THE TAKEAWAY
Miami: RedHawks failed again for a signature win during their rebuilding. They're 5-35 over the last four seasons.
Cincinnati: The Bearcats have a week to get healthy for their next game against South Florida at Nippert Stadium. They'll need to get more out of their passing game, which had three turnovers and never got into a flow.
UP NEXT
Miami: Hosts Mid-American Conference rival Ohio, which has won nine of the last 10 in the series. The Bobcats won 34-3 in Athens last season.
Cincinnati: Hosts the Bulls on Saturday night. The Bearcats lost at South Florida 65-27 last season. The Bulls (3-1) lost to No. 13 Florida State 55-35 on Saturday.

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