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Cincinnati outlasts Western Michigan to win International Bowl

Jan 7, 2007 - 1:17 AM TORONTO (Ticker) -- Brian Kelly got his first win at Cincinnati by beating Western Michigan for a second time.

Making his debut as coach of the Bearcats, Kelly started his tenure at Cincinnati with a 27-24 victory over Western Michigan in the inaugural International Bowl.

Kelly came to Cincinnati after guiding Central Michigan to the Mid-American Conference title, including a 31-7 victory over Western Michigan on November 10. On December 4, he accepted the open position with the Bearcats, who lost coach Mark Dantonio to Michigan State.

Playing in a bowl for the fifth time in seven seasons, Cincinnati (8-5) looked like it was going to start the Kelly era with a rout as it jumped out to a 24-0 lead in the second quarter.

Western Michigan (8-5) fought back by scoring the last 17 points of the first half and tied the game, 24-24, on a seven-yard touchdown run by Brandon West with 10:59 to play.

Kevin Lovell kicked a 33-yard field goal with just under five minutes later to give the Bearcats a 27-24 lead. Cincinnati ran out the final 1:25 after Nate Meyer missed a 51-yard field goal attempt.

The Bearcats' defense opened the scoring as John Bowie returned an interception 25 yards for a score 3 1/2 minutes into the game.

Nick Davila then threw a pair of 21-yard TD passes to Dominick Goodman and Kevin Lovell converted a 37-yard field goal to make it 24-0 with 10:23 left in the first half.

Davila completed 19-of-35 passes for 214 yards and was intercepted twice. The game's MVP, Goodman finished with seven receptions for 109 yards.

But instead of the rout being on after Lovell's field goal, the Broncos responded with 17 straight points.

E.J. Biggers, a cornerback, threw a 76-yard TD pass to Jamarko Simmons off a reverse to get Western Michigan on the board with 9:45 left in the second quarter. Ryan Cubit threw a 30-yard TD pass to Herb Martin four minutes later and Meyer kicked a 29-yard field goal just before the half.

Cubit completed 23-of-43 passes for 184 yards and was intercepted twice. Simmons hauled in 13 receptions for 172 yards and West finished with 109 yards on 21 carries for Western Michigan.








  • INTERNATIONAL BOWL
    AT TORONTO
    NCAAF FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    WESTRN MICHIGAN 0 17 0 7 24
    CINCINNATI 14 10 0 3 27 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: CINCINNATI - TD, JOHN BOWIE 25 YD INTERCEPTION
    RETURN (KEVIN LOVELL KICK),
    3:28. CINCINNATI 7-0
    CINCINNATI - TD, DOMINICK GOODMAN 21 YD PASS
    FROM NICK

    Jan 6 3:27 PM
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    Western Michigan vs. CincinnatiJan 6 3:20 PM


  • INTERNATIONAL BOWL
    AT TORONTO
    NCAAF INTERNATIONAL BOWL
    FG CINCINNATI
    KEVIN LOVELL 33 YD
    WESTRN MICHIGAN 24
    CINCINNATI 27 6:11 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Western Michigan vs. CincinnatiJan 6 3:08 PM
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    Western Michigan vs. CincinnatiJan 6 3:08 PM


  • INTERNATIONAL BOWL
    AT TORONTO
    NCAAF INTERNATIONAL BOWL
    TD WESTRN MICHIGAN
    BRANDON WEST 7 YD RUN
    (NATE MEYER KICK)
    WESTRN MICHIGAN 24
    CINCINNATI 24 10:53 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Western Michigan vs. CincinnatiJan 6 2:56 PM


  • INTERNATIONAL BOWL
    AT TORONTO
    NCAAF END, 3RD QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    WESTRN MICHIGAN 0 17 0 17
    CINCINNATI 14 10 0 24 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: CINCINNATI - TD, JOHN BOWIE 25 YD INTERCEPTION
    RETURN (KEVIN LOVELL KICK),
    3:28. CINCINNATI 7-0
    CINCINNATI - TD, DOMINICK GOODMAN 21 YD PASS
    F

    Jan 6 2:39 PM


  • INTERNATIONAL BOWL
    AT TORONTO
    NCAAF HALFTIME 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    WESTRN MICHIGAN 0 17 17
    CINCINNATI 14 10 24 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: CINCINNATI - TD, JOHN BOWIE 25 YD INTERCEPTION
    RETURN (KEVIN LOVELL KICK),
    3:28. CINCINNATI 7-0
    CINCINNATI - TD, DOMINICK GOODMAN 21 YD PASS
    FROM

    Jan 6 1:39 PM


  • INTERNATIONAL BOWL
    AT TORONTO
    NCAAF INTERNATIONAL BOWL
    FG WESTRN MICHIGAN
    NATE MEYER 20 YD
    WESTRN MICHIGAN 17
    CINCINNATI 24 0:09 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Western Michigan vs. CincinnatiJan 6 1:39 PM


  • INTERNATIONAL BOWL
    AT TORONTO
    NCAAF INTERNATIONAL BOWL
    TD WESTRN MICHIGAN
    HERB MARTIN 30 YD PASS FROM RYAN CUBIT
    (NATE MEYER KICK)
    WESTRN MICHIGAN 14
    CINCINNATI 24 5:35 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Western Michigan vs. CincinnatiJan 6 1:13 PM


  • INTERNATIONAL BOWL
    AT TORONTO
    NCAAF INTERNATIONAL BOWL
    TD WESTRN MICHIGAN
    JAMARKO SIMMONS 76 YD PASS FROM E.J. BIGGERS
    (NATE MEYER KICK)
    WESTRN MICHIGAN 7
    CINCINNATI 24 9:45 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Western Michigan vs. CincinnatiJan 6 1:01 PM


  • INTERNATIONAL BOWL
    AT TORONTO
    NCAAF INTERNATIONAL BOWL
    FG CINCINNATI
    KEVIN LOVELL 27 YD
    WESTRN MICHIGAN 0
    CINCINNATI 24 10:23 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Western Michigan vs. CincinnatiJan 6 12:55 PM


  • INTERNATIONAL BOWL
    AT TORONTO
    NCAAF INTERNATIONAL BOWL
    TD CINCINNATI
    DOMINICK GOODMAN 21 YD PASS FROM NICK DAVILA
    (KEVIN LOVELL KICK)
    WESTRN MICHIGAN 0
    CINCINNATI 21 14:30 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Western Michigan vs. CincinnatiJan 6 12:44 PM


  • INTERNATIONAL BOWL
    AT TORONTO
    NCAAF END, 1ST QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    WESTRN MICHIGAN 0 0
    CINCINNATI 14 14 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: CINCINNATI - TD, JOHN BOWIE 25 YD INTERCEPTION
    RETURN (KEVIN LOVELL KICK),
    3:28. CINCINNATI 7-0
    CINCINNATI - TD, DOMINICK GOODMAN 21 YD PASS
    F

    Jan 6 12:39 PM


  • INTERNATIONAL BOWL
    AT TORONTO
    NCAAF INTERNATIONAL BOWL
    TD CINCINNATI
    DOMINICK GOODMAN 21 YD PASS FROM NICK DAVILA
    (KEVIN LOVELL KICK)
    WESTRN MICHIGAN 0
    CINCINNATI 14 6:27 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Western Michigan vs. CincinnatiJan 6 12:28 PM


  • INTERNATIONAL BOWL
    AT TORONTO
    NCAAF INTERNATIONAL BOWL
    TD CINCINNATI
    JOHN BOWIE 25 YD INTERCEPTION RETURN
    (KEVIN LOVELL KICK)
    WESTRN MICHIGAN 0
    CINCINNATI 7 11:32 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Western Michigan vs. CincinnatiJan 6 12:14 PM