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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