Originally posted on Bearcats Blog  |  Last updated 11/23/13
Cincinnati got up 24-7 on Houston, placing the Cougars in their largest hole of the season, before the Cougs fought back to make things interesting at the end. Houston moved the ball to the Cincinnati 37 with 10 seconds left. John O'Korn, who was pulled and put back in the game for the final series, decided to take off. It was not very wise because he didn't get a first down and the game ended. Cincinnati was able to pull this one off. The Bearcats hung 573 yards on the Houston defense, 401 in the air on one of the worst passing defenses in the nation. Brendon Kay was not as sharp as we've seen him lately, but he was effective. Kay went 29-50 for 386 yards with 2 TDs and 2 INTs. His 2 INTs came inside the Cincinnati 25 yard line, including one at the 10. He also had a fumble that directly led to Houston score to make it 24-14. The offense was pretty much responsible for both of Houston's scores. Kay ran for a season best 38 yards. The highlights were a 14 yard TD that would prove to be the definitive score. Kay had a 22 yard run,  his longest of the season, on UC's final drive that helped out a lot. The defense gave up just 236 yards against the Houston offense, which was held to under 300 yards for the second week in a row. John O'Korn struggled going 12-28 for 148 yards and 1 TD. He was replaced by Greg Ward, who went 5-9 with 74 yards and seemed to spark some of the Houston offense. The Bearcats excellent rush defense held Houston to 29 carries for 14 yards. That's damn good. Silverberry Mouhon had a couple of sacks. Brad Harrah had a couple as well. Harrah torched the Houston left tackle multiple times. Cincinnati's offensive stars were the receivers. Anthony McClung had 9 receptions for 137 yards. Shaq Washington had 10 for 132. It was the first back to back 100 yard receiving outings for both. Chris Moore had 72 yards and both of the Bearcat touchdowns. Hosey Williams chipped in 13 carries for 84 yards on the ground. Cincinnati pounded Houston for 172 yards on 40 carries. It was a grind it out effort. Something has to be said about Tony Miliano. Kicking on the worst side of the horribly awful field, he was 1-4. He's 5-14 on the season. He missed from 41, missed from 43 due to a slip and there's really no excuse for missing from 24, which would have iced the game. I love Tony. He's had a nightmare season. I hope he makes a big kick or two against Louisville. He's my favorite player, but man this season has been some kind of disaster. Tommy Tuberville not going for it on the final drive really annoyed me. Him not going for anything with a minute left in the first half was really annoying. The guy who substituted or whatever on defense that made UC call timeout annoyed Tommy Tuberville a lot more though. Tubs ripped him then and ripped him all the way to the end of the game it seemed. I won't close on that note. Instead, I'll close on this. Cincinnati has won 6 in a row. All that's left are their top football rivals for the KEG OF NAILS on Thursday night on ESPN. That'll put a pep in your step. Stats via ESPN.
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