For me, the story of the game was the crowd, all 35,097 of them. All week, I heard about the ever
changing estimates regarding
The record crowd caused UC officials to remove the tarps
over the obstructed view rows behind the
There were a number of recruits present including Ryan Wallace, Ike Iloegbu, Quincy Quetant, Lynell Payne, Sean Hooey, Luke Stein and Brendon Kay. As far as I know, only Quetant and Payne were on official visits. We'll talk to both in the next few days to see how things went. I also saw a scout for the New England Patriots at the game, but I didn't see him filming any defensive signals.
The Bearcat defense wasn't able to generate the kind of turnovers it's
gotten in previous games, but All-BIG EAST performer Mike Mickens picked off a
pass and recovered a
Offensively, Greg Moore led the Bearcat running backs in yardage with 70 yards on six carries, but the play of the game may have been Jacob Ramsey's 42 yard TD scamper midway through the 4-th quarter. Dustin Grutza threw for a couple of scores while freshman Marcus Barnett caught two touchdown passes. Placekicker Jake Rogers was perfect with five PAT's and one 31 yard field goal.
On the negative side, the Bearcats again had a bad snap
from center, and the offensive line committed way too many holding
Once again, Bearcat Insider's Mark Bixler was very accurate with his predictions as the Bearcats covered the spread and the "over" was a push.
All in all, it was another very enjoyable night in Nippert Stadium for Bearcat fans.