Cincinnati 34, Memphis 21

Date - Wednesday, October 30, 2013 8:00 PM
Location - Liberty Bowl Memorial
Attendance - 22571

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Cincinnati 0 14 7 13 34
Memphis 7 0 7 7 21

Recap


Cincinnati 34, Memphis 21: Brandon Kay threw for 321 yards and a fourth-quarter touchdown as the visiting Bearcats pulled away from the Tigers in American Athletic Conference action.

Anthony McClung set a career high with nine catches for 98 yards and a touchdown while Shaq Washington matched a personal best with 11 receptions for a season-high 96 yards for Cincinnati (6-2, 3-1). Tion Green was held to 24 yards on 13 carries, but scored two of the Bearcats’ four rushing touchdowns.

Paxton Lynch passed for 140 yards and a season-high two touchdowns while Brandon Hayes rushed for a game-high 73 yards and another score for Memphis (1-6, 0-4). The Tigers were held to 92 yards rushing and a season-low 232 total yards.

Jordan Luallen and Ralph Abernathy each scored second-quarter touchdowns as the Bearcats controlled the first half – outgaining the Tigers 218-58 – but led only 14-7 at the break when Cincinnati was unable to score on two of its trips inside the Memphis 20.

Green stretched the margin to 14 on a spinning 2-yard run up the middle on the Bearcats’ opening drive of the third quarter and Kay found a wide-open McClung for a 24-yard touchdown three plays after a fourth-quarter interception by Deven Drane. Hayes broke loose for a 31-yard score on the ensuing possession, but Green’s second score with 1:26 left put the game out of reach.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Kay went 27-of-35 and is completing 75 percent of his passes in conference play. … Memphis DL Corey Jones was ejected late in the fourth quarter after he was penalized for targeting on a hit on Kay. … All three of Cincinnati’s conference victories have come against the three remaining winless teams in the AAC.

SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 1:31
Memphis   TD  Memphis 7 - Cincinnati 0
2nd Quarter - 12:38
Cincinnati   TD  Memphis 7 - Cincinnati 7
2nd Quarter - 3:18
Cincinnati   TD  Memphis 7 - Cincinnati 14
3rd Quarter - 9:48
Cincinnati   TD  Memphis 7 - Cincinnati 21
3rd Quarter - 4:23
Memphis   TD  Memphis 14 - Cincinnati 21
4th Quarter - 7:23
Cincinnati   TD  Memphis 14 - Cincinnati 27
4th Quarter - 5:27
Memphis   TD  Memphis 21 - Cincinnati 27
4th Quarter - 1:26
Cincinnati   TD  Memphis 21 - Cincinnati 34
TEAMS

Team Records

  Cincinnati Memphis
W/L 6 - 2 - 0 1 - 6 - 0
Conference 3 - 1 - 0 0 - 4 - 0

Team Stats

  Cincinnati Memphis
Score 34 21
First Downs 25 15
3rd Down Efficiency 11-for-17
65%
2-for-12
17%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-1
0%
4-for-5
80%
Total Yards 437 232
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 41-108 28-92
Average/Rush 2.6 3.3
Passing
Comp-Att 29-37 17-33
Passing Yards 329 140
Average/Pass Play 8.4 4.1
Penalties-Yards 8-75 7-60
Fumbles-Lost 1-0 2-1
Interceptions Thrown 1 1
Time of Possession 33:38 26:22

PLAYER STATS

Cincinnati (6 - 2)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
B. Kay 27/35 321 1 1
J. Luallen 2/2 8 0 0
Memphis (1 - 6)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
P. Lynch 17/33 140 2 1
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
R. Abernathy IV 12 46 3.8 1
J. Luallen 9 41 4.6 1
T. Green 13 24 1.8 2
B. Kay 5 0 0.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
B. Hayes 17 76 4.5 1
T. Jones 1 8 8.0 0
M. Warford 3 5 1.7 0
P. Lynch 4 2 0.5 0
J. Steib 3 1 0.3 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
A. McClung 9 98 10.9 1
S. Washington 11 96 8.7 0
R. Abernathy IV 3 54 18.0 0
C. Moore 3 43 14.3 0
M. McKay 1 22 22.0 0
M. Morrison 1 8 8.0 0
B. Annen 1 8 8.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
A. Cross 3 31 10.3 0
J. Craig 5 28 5.6 0
T. Jones 3 27 9.0 1
K. Malone 2 15 7.5 0
J. Milleson 1 14 14.0 0
B. Hayes 2 13 6.5 1
D. Hurd 1 12 12.0 0