RedHawks Lose Victory Bell to Bearcats, 24-10
Sept. 30, 2006
Miami University at University of Cincinnati
Miami Team Notes
- In the 111th playing of NCAA Division I-A's oldest and most-played non-conference rivalry, Cincinnati downed Miami, 24-10, winning for the second time in the past six years and second consecutive time at Nippert Stadium.
- Miami scored in the first quarter for the first time this season, when freshman kicker Trevor Cook connected on a 49-yard field goal and ended the RedHawks' four-game drought in the opening quarter. It also marked the first lead, 3-0, held by the Red and White this year.
- The 14 points allowed in the first quarter matched a season-high for Miami's defense, while the 17 points surrendered in the first half were a season high.
- All three of Cincinnati's touchdowns came on short drives, with two being set up by turnovers and a third by a long kickoff return.
- Miami's offense failed to score a touchdown for the second time this season and was held to a season-low 226 yards.
Miami Individual Notes
- Redshirt freshman quarterback Daniel Raudabaugh made his first career start in place of junior Mike Kokal, who was held out due to precautionary reasons. Kokal experienced chronic headaches late in the week.
- Raudabaugh had a rough starting debut completing 21-of-48 passes for 190 yards and two interceptions. His 48 pass attempts were a Miami season-high and the most since Ben Roethlisberger attempted 51 passes in a 2002 contest versus Iowa. Raudabaugh also had a first-half fumble that led to a UC touchdown.
- Junior running back Brandon Murphy rushed for 59 yards on 13 carries, including a season-long 23-yard rush in the opening quarter.
- True freshman place kicker Trevor Cook, who was named Miami's starting kicker earlier in the week, connected on a 49-yard field goal in his first collegiate field goal attempt.
- Senior cornerback Frank Wiwo, who led the team in interceptions in 2005, wrestled away his first interception of the season and sixth of his career on a long throw into the RedHawk redzone. It was the first interception by a Miami defensive back this season.
- Senior wide receiver Ryne Robinson hauled in his first pass late in the first half to extend his string of consecutive games with a reception to 35. He finished with season lows of four receptions for 52 yards.
- Robinson returned a punt a season-long 80 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter. It was his seventh career punt return touchdown, moving him within one of the NCAA Division I-A record. He also moved within 143 punt return yards of the NCAA punt return yardage standard.