Cincinnati 28, Southern Methodist 25

Date - Saturday, November 9, 2013 12:00 PM
Location - Nippert Stadium
Attendance - 28069

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Southern Methodist 7 3 0 15 25
Cincinnati 0 14 14 0 28

Recap


Cincinnati 28, Southern Methodist 25: Brendon Kay threw for 299 yards and two touchdowns as the Bearcats rallied for an American Athletic Conference victory at home.
 
Kay tossed touchdowns to Chris Moore and Mekale McKay for the Bearcats (7-2, 4-1), who held the Mustangs (3-5, 2-2) to 87 yards in the third quarter. Jordan Luallen and Tion Green ran for one touchdown each, and Anthony McClung had eight receptions for 97 yards.
 
Garrett Gilbert was 38-of-47 for 403 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another score for the Mustangs. Keenan Holman caught seven passes for 142 yards, Darius Joseph had 12 receptions for 103 yards and two touchdowns and Jeremy Johnson had 11 grabs for 102 yards.
 
Gilbert completed his first 12 passes, including 7-of-7 for 62 yards on the Mustangs' opening drive, which he capped with a 3-yard touchdown run. After a sack by Jonathan Yenga on fourth-and-1 on the Bearcats' first possession, the Mustangs had a chance to go up 10-0, but Chase Hover missed a 48-field goal. 
 
Kay gave the Bearcats the lead in a hurry with two touchdown passes 1:44 apart after the Hover miss. He hit Moore from 17 yards out, before connecting with McKay for a 62-yard score. Luallen pushed the lead to 21-10 with a 2-yard touchdown run early in the third quarter, and Green scored from 7 yards out to make it an 18-point lead with 1:03 left in the quarter.
 
GAME NOTEBOOK: Southern Methodist's JaBryce Taylor left the field in an ambulance following a kick return in the second quarter, but was later released from the hospital. ... The Mustangs lost for just the second time in their last 36 games in which they scored first. ... Hovar made a 24-yard field goal to give the Mustangs a 10-0 lead, but missed a 34-yard attempt in the final seconds of the first half.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 9:04
Southern Methodist   TD  Cincinnati 0 - Southern Methodist 7
2nd Quarter - 13:37
Southern Methodist   FG  Cincinnati 0 - Southern Methodist 10
2nd Quarter - 10:45
Cincinnati   TD  Cincinnati 7 - Southern Methodist 10
2nd Quarter - 9:01
Cincinnati   TD  Cincinnati 14 - Southern Methodist 10
3rd Quarter - 11:02
Cincinnati   TD  Cincinnati 21 - Southern Methodist 10
3rd Quarter - 1:03
Cincinnati   TD  Cincinnati 28 - Southern Methodist 10
4th Quarter - 14:48
Southern Methodist   TD  Cincinnati 28 - Southern Methodist 17
4th Quarter - 3:27
Southern Methodist   TD  Cincinnati 28 - Southern Methodist 25
TEAMS

Team Records

  Southern Methodist Cincinnati
W/L 3 - 5 - 0 7 - 2 - 0
Conference 2 - 2 - 0 4 - 1 - 0

Team Stats

  Southern Methodist Cincinnati
Score 25 28
First Downs 24 29
3rd Down Efficiency 5-for-12
42%
10-for-16
62%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-1
100%
1-for-2
50%
Total Yards 451 462
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 20-48 45-163
Average/Rush 2.4 3.6
Passing
Comp-Att 38-47 27-32
Passing Yards 403 299
Average/Pass Play 8.2 8.8
Penalties-Yards 8-78 6-59
Fumbles-Lost 1-0 1-1
Interceptions Thrown 0 2
Time of Possession 27:12 32:48

PLAYER STATS

Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
G. Gilbert 38/47 403 2 0
Cincinnati (7 - 2)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
B. Kay 27/32 299 2 2
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
P. Line 9 25 2.8 0
G. Gilbert 7 14 2.0 1
K. Nlemchi 3 6 2.0 0
C. LaGasse 1 3 3.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
H. Williams 14 90 6.4 0
T. Green 6 47 7.8 1
J. Luallen 8 29 3.6 1
R. Abernathy IV 7 9 1.3 0
B. Kay 6 -8 -1.3 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
K. Holman 7 142 20.3 0
D. Joseph 12 103 8.6 2
J. Johnson 11 102 9.3 0
C. LaGasse 2 14 7.0 0
K. Nlemchi 2 13 6.5 0
D. Thompson 2 13 6.5 0
S. Nelson 1 10 10.0 0
D. Sanders, Jr. 1 6 6.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
A. McClung 8 97 12.1 0
M. McKay 2 69 34.5 1
S. Washington 8 51 6.4 0
M. Morrison 3 42 14.0 0
C. Moore 5 37 7.4 1
R. Abernathy IV 1 3 3.0 0