Boxscore
Cincinnati 49, Fordham 17
Saturday, October 13, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Nippert Stadium
Attendance - 26317

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Fordham 3 3 8 3 17
Cincinnati 14 0 21 14 49

Recap


No. 20 Cincinnati 49, Fordham 17: Munchie Legaux threw for two touchdowns and ran for another as the Bearcats shook off a sloppy first half to pull away from the visiting Rams.

Legaux ran 8 yards for a score on Cincinnati’s first drive of the second half and the Bearcats added touchdowns on the next two possessions to turn a close game into a 35-6 lead. Ralph Abernathy scored from 36 yards out and Jordan Luallen bulled in for a 1-yard touchdown in the third quarter as the Bearcats (5-0) extended their win streak to eight games.

Cincinnati finished with 472 total yards – 326 in the second half -- and has registered at least 425 in all five games. Legaux completed 15 of 24 passes for 262 yards.

Fordham (4-3) outgained Cincinnati 181-146 in the first half and possessed the ball for 22:15, but the Rams could only manage a pair of Patrick Murray field goals and trailed 14-6 at halftime. Murray’s second was a Patriot League record 55-yarder with 43 seconds left in the half.

Deven Drane ran back a fumble 76 yards for a score after Dan Giordano sacked Rams quarterback Ryan Higgins 5:13 into the game and Legaux connected with tight end Travis Kelce for a 78-yard scoring strike with 3:39 left in the first as the Bearcats took a 14-3 lead.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Fordham receiver Brian Wetzel caught nine passes for 121 yards and a touchdown, while Higgins passed for 262 yards. … Kelce had three catches for a career-high 101 yards. … Cincinnati has won 23 straight non-conference games at Nippert Stadium.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 9:47
Cincinnati   TD  Cincinnati 7 - Fordham 0
1st Quarter - 4:42
Fordham   FG  Cincinnati 7 - Fordham 3
1st Quarter - 3:39
Cincinnati   TD  Cincinnati 14 - Fordham 3
2nd Quarter - 0:43
Fordham   FG  Cincinnati 14 - Fordham 6
3rd Quarter - 10:55
Cincinnati   TD  Cincinnati 21 - Fordham 6
3rd Quarter - 7:53
Cincinnati   TD  Cincinnati 28 - Fordham 6
3rd Quarter - 4:04
Cincinnati   TD  Cincinnati 35 - Fordham 6
3rd Quarter - 1:28
Fordham   TD  Cincinnati 35 - Fordham 14
4th Quarter - 12:48
Cincinnati   TD  Cincinnati 42 - Fordham 14
4th Quarter - 6:40
Fordham   FG  Cincinnati 42 - Fordham 17
4th Quarter - 1:56
Cincinnati   TD  Cincinnati 49 - Fordham 17
TEAMS

Team Records

  Fordham Cincinnati
W/L 4 - 3 - 0 5 - 0 - 0
Conference 1 - 1 - 0 1 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Fordham Cincinnati
Score 17 49
First Downs 18 19
3rd Down Efficiency 6-for-17
35%
7-for-11
64%
4th Down Efficiency 2-for-2
100%
0-for-0
0%
Total Yards 304 472
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 29-42 33-210
Average/Rush 1.4 6.4
Passing
Comp-Att 31-42 15-24
Passing Yards 262 262
Average/Pass Play 5.8 10.9
Penalties-Yards 3-38 5-55
Fumbles-Lost 3-1 2-0
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Time of Possession 36:06 23:54

PLAYER STATS

Fordham (4 - 3)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
R. Higgins 31/42 262 1 0
Cincinnati (5 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
M. Legaux 15/24 262 2 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
C. Koonce 22 72 3.3 0
A. Erenberg 3 9 3.0 0
N. Talbert 0 1 0.0 0
R. Higgins 4 -40 -10.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
G. Winn 13 75 5.8 0
R. Abernathy IV 5 51 10.2 1
B. Kay 2 29 14.5 1
T. Green 3 28 9.3 0
J. Poteat 4 18 4.5 0
M. Legaux 4 7 1.8 1
J. Luallen 2 2 1.0 1
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
B. Wetzel 9 121 13.4 1
D. Light 8 53 6.6 0
N. Talbert 3 37 12.3 0
G. Wilson 3 35 11.7 0
C. Koonce 8 16 2.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
T. Kelce 3 101 33.7 1
A. Chisum 2 45 22.5 0
D. Milligan 2 39 19.5 1
K. Thompkins 3 27 9.0 0
D. Julian 1 23 23.0 0
R. Abernathy IV 3 16 5.3 0
C. Moore 1 11 11.0 0
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