Boxscore
Cincinnati 48, Duke 34
Thursday, December 27, 2012 6:30 PM
Location - Bank of America Stadium
Attendance - 48128

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Cincinnati 3 14 10 21 48
Duke 16 0 8 10 34

Recap

Cincinnati 48, Duke 34: Brendon Kay connected with Travis Kelce on the go-ahead 83-yard touchdown pass with 44 seconds remaining as the Bearcats stunned the Blue Devils at the Belk Bowl in Charlotte, N.C.

With Duke poised to take the lead in the final two minutes, Cincinnati's John Williams recovered a fumble at the Bearcat 5-yard line with 1:20 remaining. Three plays later, Kay aired it out to Kelce and the tight end rumbled into the end zone to give the Bearkats a 41-34 lead.

Duke (6-7) drove to the Cincinnati 40-yard line before Malik Bomar hit quarterback Sean Renfree, knocking the ball loose. Nick Temple grabbed it and scampered 55 yards for the clinching touchdown as the Bearcats (10-3) won their second straight bowl game

Kay finished 17-of-25 while setting career highs with 332 yards and four touchdowns. Kelse hauled in five passes for 123 yards while Anthony McClung added 110 receiving yards and a score.

The Blue Devils raced to a 16-0 first quarter lead only to see Cincinnati rally to take a 17-16 halftime advantage. The Bearkats extended the lead to 27-16 in the third quarter before Duke answered with 15 straight points, setting the stage for the frantic fourth quarter.

Renfree finished 37-for-49 for 358 yards and a touchdown, but he threw a pair of interceptions as the Blue Devils finished with four turnovers in losing their fifth straight game to end the season.

George Winn paced the Cincinnati running game with 130 yards on 16 carries, including a 46-yard TD run in the third quarter.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Cincinnati has racked up at least 10 wins in five of its last six seasons after doing so just once in its first 119 years of football. ... Steve Stripling, who will join Butch Jones' staff at Tennessee, is now 2-0 as an interim head coach, both bowl wins. Stripling also filled in for Jones after he left Central Michigan to go to Cincinnati and Stripling led the Chippewas to the GMAC Bowl title. ... Kay was granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA last week and will battle next spring for the Cincinnati starting QB position with Munchie Legaux, who started the first nine games this year.

SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 11:48
Duke   TD  Duke 6 - Cincinnati 0
1st Quarter - 6:12
Duke   FG  Duke 9 - Cincinnati 0
1st Quarter - 4:45
Duke   TD  Duke 16 - Cincinnati 0
1st Quarter - 1:43
Cincinnati   FG  Duke 16 - Cincinnati 3
2nd Quarter - 4:02
Cincinnati   TD  Duke 16 - Cincinnati 10
2nd Quarter - 0:42
Cincinnati   TD  Duke 16 - Cincinnati 17
3rd Quarter - 10:02
Cincinnati   FG  Duke 16 - Cincinnati 20
3rd Quarter - 7:41
Cincinnati   TD  Duke 16 - Cincinnati 27
3rd Quarter - 3:00
Duke   TD  Duke 24 - Cincinnati 27
4th Quarter - 12:45
Duke   TD  Duke 31 - Cincinnati 27
4th Quarter - 11:19
Cincinnati   TD  Duke 31 - Cincinnati 34
4th Quarter - 7:24
Duke   FG  Duke 34 - Cincinnati 34
4th Quarter - 0:44
Cincinnati   TD  Duke 34 - Cincinnati 41
4th Quarter - 0:14
Cincinnati   TD  Duke 34 - Cincinnati 48
TEAMS

Team Records

  Cincinnati Duke
W/L 10 - 3 - 0 6 - 7 - 0
Conference 5 - 2 - 0 3 - 5 - 0

Team Stats

  Cincinnati Duke
Score 48 34
First Downs 18 36
3rd Down Efficiency 3-for-10
30%
7-for-13
54%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-0
0%
1-for-2
50%
Total Yards 554 560
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 28-222 39-200
Average/Rush 7.9 5.1
Passing
Comp-Att 17-25 38-50
Passing Yards 332 360
Average/Pass Play 12.3 7.2
Penalties-Yards 6-59 5-48
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 3-2
Interceptions Thrown 0 2
Time of Possession 26:18 33:42

PLAYER STATS

Cincinnati (10 - 3)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
B. Kay 17/25 332 4 0
Duke (6 - 7)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
S. Renfree 37/49 358 1 2
B. Connette 1/1 2 1 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
G. Winn 16 130 8.1 1
B. Kay 10 76 7.6 0
A. McClung 1 14 14.0 0
J. Luallen 1 2 2.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. Snead 17 107 6.3 0
J. Duncan 10 37 3.7 0
J. Thompson 4 30 7.5 0
J. Crowder 1 12 12.0 0
B. Connette 5 8 1.6 1
S. Renfree 2 6 3.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
T. Kelce 5 123 24.6 1
A. McClung 3 110 36.7 1
R. Abernathy IV 3 44 14.7 1
C. Moore 1 25 25.0 1
K. Thompkins 2 18 9.0 0
G. Winn 3 12 4.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
C. Vernon 10 119 11.9 1
D. Scott 5 60 12.0 0
J. Crowder 6 49 8.2 0
J. Thompson 2 35 17.5 0
B. Connette 4 31 7.8 0
J. Duncan 5 27 5.4 0
I. Blakeney 3 26 8.7 0
D. Reeves 2 8 4.0 1
J. Snead 1 5 5.0 0