Boxscore
Cincinnati 34, Pittsburgh 10
Thursday, September 6, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - Nippert Stadium
Attendance - 33562

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Pittsburgh 0 0 3 7 10
Cincinnati 14 3 7 10 34

Recap


Cincinnati 34, Pittsburgh 10: Quarterback Munchie Legaux threw for 205 yards and two touchdowns and added 117 yards on the ground as the host Bearcats opened their season with a Big East victory.

George Winn ran for a pair of scores and Ralph Abernathy caught both touchdown passes from Legaux, who was starting his fourth career game. Cincinnati’s defense also finished with six sacks.

Legaux’s 77-yard dash set up Winn’s 9-yard run, which gave the Bearcats a 24-3 lead with 6:05 left in the third quarter. He later connected with Abernathy on a 12-yard touchdown strike to make it 31-3 early in the fourth.

Cincinnati scored on its first play from scrimmage when Winn burst up the middle for 58 yards just 1:24 into the contest. 

Five plays later, Walter Stewart forced a fumble by Pittsburgh quarterback Tino Sunseri and Camaron Beard recovered at the Panthers’ 38. Legaux found Abernathy on a 15-yard swing pass and Cincinnati led 14-0 with 10:04 remaining in the first quarter.

The Panthers, who opened with a loss to Youngstown State of the FCS last Saturday, squandered two red zone opportunities in the second quarter and trailed 17-0 at the half. After a holding penalty nullified a touchdown, Sunseri was intercepted by Greg Blair in the end zone. The Panthers also drove inside the Cincinnati 5, but the clock ran out after Sunseri’s incomplete pass on first down.

Pittsburgh’s Ray Graham ran for 103 yards, his eighth career 100-yard game.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Winn had a career-high 95 rushing yards. … Pittsburgh leads the all-time series 8-4, but the teams have split eight games in Big East play. … The Panthers lost their first Big East opener since 2007.
 
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 13:36
Cincinnati   TD  Cincinnati 7 - Pittsburgh 0
1st Quarter - 10:04
Cincinnati   TD  Cincinnati 14 - Pittsburgh 0
2nd Quarter - 2:51
Cincinnati   FG  Cincinnati 17 - Pittsburgh 0
3rd Quarter - 7:00
Pittsburgh   FG  Cincinnati 17 - Pittsburgh 3
3rd Quarter - 6:05
Cincinnati   TD  Cincinnati 24 - Pittsburgh 3
4th Quarter - 13:54
Cincinnati   TD  Cincinnati 31 - Pittsburgh 3
4th Quarter - 3:55
Cincinnati   FG  Cincinnati 34 - Pittsburgh 3
4th Quarter - 0:34
Pittsburgh   TD  Cincinnati 34 - Pittsburgh 10
TEAMS

Team Records

  Pittsburgh Cincinnati
W/L 0 - 2 - 0 1 - 0 - 0
Conference 0 - 1 - 0 1 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Pittsburgh Cincinnati
Score 10 34
First Downs 23 19
3rd Down Efficiency 7-for-18
39%
6-for-13
46%
4th Down Efficiency 2-for-2
100%
0-for-0
0%
Total Yards 415 464
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 42-137 31-259
Average/Rush 3.3 8.4
Passing
Comp-Att 24-37 14-28
Passing Yards 278 205
Average/Pass Play 6.5 7.1
Penalties-Yards 8-62 7-52
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 0-0
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Time of Possession 36:12 23:48

PLAYER STATS

Pittsburgh (0 - 2)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Sunseri 24/37 278 1 1
Cincinnati (1 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
M. Legaux 14/28 205 2 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
R. Graham 19 103 5.4 0
R. Shell 8 31 3.9 0
I. Bennett 5 24 4.8 0
C. Saddler 2 10 5.0 0
T. Sunseri 8 -31 -3.9 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
M. Legaux 6 117 19.5 0
G. Winn 11 95 8.6 2
J. Poteat 8 25 3.1 0
R. Abernathy IV 5 20 4.0 0
B. Kay 1 2 2.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
M. Shanahan 5 59 11.8 0
D. Street 5 54 10.8 0
R. Graham 4 51 12.8 0
I. Bennett 4 42 10.5 0
D. Carswell 2 29 14.5 1
J. Brinson 2 24 12.0 0
C. Saddler 1 11 11.0 0
H. Graham 1 8 8.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
R. Abernathy IV 4 71 17.8 2
K. Thompkins 2 48 24.0 0
T. Kelce 2 42 21.0 0
A. McClung 3 21 7.0 0
D. Milligan 2 16 8.0 0
A. Chisum 1 7 7.0 0
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