The Miami RedHawks couldn’t figure out a way to move the ball against their oldest rival, the Cincinnati Bearcats which led to a 21-0 Cincinnati victory on a wet Saturday night.
The steady rain dampened both offenses and really curtailed the passing game - even though Miami QB Gus Ragland would still try. Miami ended the night with just 198 yards (139 passing and 59 rushing) and the Bearcats didn’t do much better, gaining just 233 (45 passing and 188 rushing).
For Miami, Ragland ended the night going 22-41 for 139 yards with a interception. And the RedHawks couldn’t find much on the ground, only attempting 19 rushes for 64 yards, with Ragland gaining 17 and Maurie Thomas netting 21 yards on his four carries. James Gardner was the lone bright spot for the RedHawks’ offense as he had 80 yards on seven catches.
Cincinnati, on the other hand, decided to run the ball a lot more. Desmond Ridder only attempted 11 passes, completing six for 45 yards and a touchdown but sure had a night running the ball. He led the Bearcats with 100 rushing yards on 18 carries while halfback Michael Warren had 29 carries for 91 yards and two touchdowns.
Cincinnati has now won 13 straight games in this rivalry but Miami still holds the overall lead in the series, with a 59-57-7 record against the Bearcats.
Next week Miami heads to B1G country to take on P.J. Fleck and the Minnesota Golden Gophers.