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Cincinnati tries to rebound after loss, faces Pittsburgh

Oct 16, 2007 - 8:21 PM No. 23 Cincinnati (6-1) at Pittsburgh (2-4) 12:00 pm EDT

PITTSBURGH (Ticker) - Brian Kelly now has to respond to defeat for the first time as Cincinnati's coach.

Kelly's 23rd-ranked Bearcats visit struggling Pittsburgh in a Big East Conference matchup on Saturday.

Last weekend, Cincinnati (6-1, 1-1 Big East) had its nine-game winning streak - briefly the longest in the nation - end with a 28-24 home setback to Louisville.

Ben Mauk threw for 324 yards and three touchdowns with an interception for the Bearcats, who fumbled twice in the red zone and mustered just three points after getting first-and-goal at the 2 in the fourth quarter.

The Panthers (2-4, 0-1) have dropped four straight contests since beating Football Championship Subdivision squad Grambling State on September 8.

Last Wednesday, Pittsburgh lost a 48-45 heartbreaker to Navy in overtime. The Panthers could have kicked a tying field goal on 4th-and-goal from the 2 but embattled coach Dave Wannstedt instead elected to go for the win. However, freshman Pat Bostick could not connect with tight end Darrell Strong, sealing the defeat.

Wannstedt has faced heavy criticism for the decision, especially since freshman LeSean McCoy had rushed for 165 yards and three TDs in the contest.

Pitt, which holds a 6-0 lead in the series, has beaten Cincinnati the past two years, 38-20 here and 33-15 at Cincinnati. They have played for the "River City Rivalry" trophy since resuming their series in 2005.

Pitt is in last place in the conference but just one game behind first-place south Florida and Connecticut.








  • NCAAF FINAL
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    SYRACUSE 0 3 7 7 17
    PITTSBURGH 0 10 0 10 20 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: NONE
    2ND QUARTER: SYRACUSE - FG, PATRICK SHADLE 36 YD, 5:59.
    SYRACUSE 3-0
    PITTSBURGH - TD, ODERICK TURNER 17 YD PASS FROM
    PAT BOSTICK (CONOR LEE KICK),
    6:37. PITTSBURGH 7-3
    PITTSBURGH - FG, CONOR LEE 32 YD

    Nov 3 3:23 PM
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    Syracuse vs. PittsburghNov 3 3:15 PM
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    Syracuse vs. PittsburghNov 3 3:14 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD SYRACUSE
    MIKE WILLIAMS 3 YD PASS FROM CAMERON DANTLEY
    (PATRICK SHADLE KICK)
    SYRACUSE 17
    PITTSBURGH 20 1:46 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Syracuse vs. PittsburghNov 3 3:09 PM
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  • NCAAF
    FG PITTSBURGH
    CONOR LEE 32 YD
    SYRACUSE 10
    PITTSBURGH 20 3:21 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Syracuse vs. PittsburghNov 3 2:59 PM
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  • NCAAF
    TD PITTSBURGH
    LESEAN MCCOY 1 YD RUN
    (CONOR LEE KICK)
    SYRACUSE 10
    PITTSBURGH 17 13:51 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Syracuse vs. PittsburghNov 3 2:34 PM


  • NCAAF END, 3RD QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    SYRACUSE 0 3 7 10
    PITTSBURGH 0 10 0 10 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: NONE
    2ND QUARTER: SYRACUSE - FG, PATRICK SHADLE 36 YD, 5:59.
    SYRACUSE 3-0
    PITTSBURGH - TD, ODERICK TURNER 17 YD PASS FROM
    PAT BOSTICK (CONOR LEE KICK),
    6:37. PITTSBURGH 7-3
    PITTSBURGH - FG,

    Nov 3 2:28 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD SYRACUSE
    TAJ SMITH 56 YD PASS FROM ANDREW ROBINSON
    (PATRICK SHADLE KICK)
    SYRACUSE 10
    PITTSBURGH 10 8:46 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Syracuse vs. PittsburghNov 3 2:06 PM


  • NCAAF HALFTIME
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    SYRACUSE 0 3 3
    PITTSBURGH 0 10 10 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: NONE
    2ND QUARTER: SYRACUSE - FG, PATRICK SHADLE 36 YD, 5:59.
    SYRACUSE 3-0
    PITTSBURGH - TD, ODERICK TURNER 17 YD PASS FROM
    PAT BOSTICK (CONOR LEE KICK),
    6:37. PITTSBURGH 7-3
    PITTSBURGH - FG, CONOR L

    Nov 3 1:26 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG PITTSBURGH
    CONOR LEE 32 YD
    SYRACUSE 3
    PITTSBURGH 10 0:36 LEFT, 2ND QTR

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  • NCAAF
    TD PITTSBURGH
    ODERICK TURNER 17 YD PASS FROM PAT BOSTICK
    (CONOR LEE KICK)
    SYRACUSE 3
    PITTSBURGH 7 8:23 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Syracuse vs. PittsburghNov 3 1:07 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG SYRACUSE
    PATRICK SHADLE 36 YD
    SYRACUSE 3
    PITTSBURGH 0 9:01 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Syracuse vs. PittsburghNov 3 1:00 PM


  • NCAAF END, 1ST QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    SYRACUSE 0 0
    PITTSBURGH 0 0 END, 1ST QTR

    Nov 3 12:44 PM
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