Cincinnati Football: Bearcats 'Winn' Season Opener vs. Pitt

Bearcats 'Winn' Season Opener vs. Pitt

9/7/12 in NCAAF   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   426 respect

Running back George Winn rushed for 95 yards and two touchdowns, quarterback Munchie Leaguex combined for  322 yards and two scores, and the Cincinnati Bearcats defense forced two turnovers in a 34-10 season-opening win over Big East foe Pittsburgh.Blog Photo - Cincinnati Football: Bearcats 'Winn' Season Opener vs. Pitt

The riverboat trophy will remain on the west side of the Ohio River for quite some time with the Panthers making the transition to the ACC next July.

"To end the rivalry here with a win and the trophy stays here, that's a blessing," said Legeux, according to the Associated Press. "I felt I showed everybody I can run this offense. We call it the no-name offense. I felt I went out there and answered a lot of questions for people."

But Cincinnati got off to a hot start thanks to the quick feet of Winn. The senior tailback took the game's first play from scrimmage 58 yards into the end zone to take a quick 7-0 lead (extra point good).

The Bearcats did not look back from there.

Pitt's numerous miscues—including eight penalties for 62 yards—were taken advantage of. UC took a 17-0 lead at the half and never gave the Panthers a fighting chance to attempt a comeback.

"It was a great energy boost to our fans, to everyone," said coach Butch Jones. "I thought it was a great way to get started."

Cincinnati (1-0, 1-0 Big East) will play Delaware State on Saturday, September 15, while Pitt (0-2, 0-1) stumbles back home to face No. 15 Virginia Tech in a conference showdown preview.

Picture used courtesy of Andy Lyons (AP)*

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9/7/12   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   426 respect

mcleodglen wrote:
I'm gonna be at the game on Sept 15!

I was there last night. Packed house. Most electric game at Nippert I've been to.

9/7/12   |   mcleodglen   |   32 respect

I'm gonna be at the game on Sept 15!