2013 Cincinnati Bearcats football team

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2013 Cincinnati Bearcats football
Cincinnati University Bearcats textlogo.svg
Belk Bowl vs. North Carolina, L 17–39
Conference American Athletic Conference
2013 record 9–4 (6–2 The American)
Head coach Tommy Tuberville (1st year)
Offensive coordinator Eddie Gran (1st year)
Defensive coordinator Art Kaufman (1st year)
Home stadium Nippert Stadium
(Capacity: 35,097)
Seasons
« 2012 2014 »
2013 American Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#10 UCF   8 0         12 1  
#15 Louisville   7 1         12 1  
Cincinnati   6 2         9 4  
Houston   5 3         8 5  
SMU   4 4         5 7  
Rutgers   3 5         6 7  
Connecticut   3 5         3 9  
South Florida   2 6         2 10  
Memphis   1 7         3 9  
Temple   1 7         2 10  
† – BCS representative as champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2013 Cincinnati Bearcats football team represented the University of Cincinnati in the 2013 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Bearcat football team played their home games at Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio. The 2013 college football season was their first season as a member of the American Athletic Conference. The Bearcats were led by first year head coach Tommy Tuberville. They finished the season 9–4, 6–2 in American Athletic play to finish in third place. They were invited to the Belk Bowl where they lost to North Carolina.

Roster[edit]

2013 Cincinnati Bearcats

Running Back

  • 1 Ralph David Abernathy IV – Junior
  • 7 Tion Green – Sophomore
  • 9 Patrick Coyne – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 10 Jordan Luallen Redshirt Senior
  • 21 Rodriguez Moore – Junior
  • 23 Hosey Williams – Junior
  • 38 EJ Junior – Redshirt Freshman
  • 39 Kyle Nutter – Freshman
  • 42 Jared Golden – Sophomore
  • 49 Anthony King – Senior

Wide Receiver

  • 2 Mekale McKay – Sophomore
  • 3 Johnny Holton – Junior
  • 5 Mark Barr – Freshman
  • 6 Anthony McClung – Senior
  • 15 Chris Moore – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 17 Jeremy Graves – Sophomore
  • 19 Shaq Washington – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 20 Tshumbi Johnson – Freshman
  • 24 Chris Burrell – Junior
  • 34 Tim Helton – Freshman
  • 80 Alex Chisum – Junior
  • 82 Max Morrison – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 84 Nate Cole – Redshirt Freshman
  • 87 Javon Harrison – Freshman
  • 88 Shakim Alonzo – Redshirt Freshman

Offensive Line

  • 59 Deyshawn Bond – Redshirt Freshman
  • 60 Sam Longo – Redshirt Senior
  • 62 Cory Keebler – Redshirt Junior
  • 63 Dan Sprague – Redshirt Senior
  • 64 Will Steur – Freshman
  • 65 Tyreek Burwell – Senior
  • 66 David Niehaus – Freshman
  • 66 Garrett Campbell – Freshman
  • 67 Kyle Williamson – Freshman
  • 69 Dominic Mainello – Junior
  • 71 Eric Lefeld – Redshirt Junior
  • 73 Ryan Leahy – Redshirt Freshman
  • 74 Justin Murray – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 75 Kevin Schloemer – Junior
  • 76 Austen Bujnoch – Redshirt Senior
  • 77 Ben Flick – Freshman
  • 78 Parker Ehinger – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 79 Andre Cureton – Redshirt Senior
 

Quarterback

  • 2 Michael Colosimo – Junior
  • 4 Munchie Legaux – Senior
  • 8 Gunner KielRedshirt Freshman
  • 10 Bennie Coney Redshirt Freshman
  • 11 Brendon Kay – Redshirt Senior

Tight End

  • 18 Tyler Cogswell – Freshman
  • 35 Josh Russ – Junior
  • 46 Jared Golden – Freshman
  • 81 DJ Dowdy – Redshirt Freshman
  • 83 Chris Burton – Freshman
  • 85 Travis Johnson – Freshman
  • 86 Blake Annen – Redshirt Senior

Defensive Line

  • 46 Mitch Meador – Redshirt Senior
  • 50 Alex Pace – Redshirt Freshman
  • 56 Mark Wilson – Freshman
  • 58 Dwight Jackson – Junior
  • 65 Connor Donnini – Sophomore
  • 70 Brandon Mitchell – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 89 Korey Cunningham – Freshman
  • 90 Camaron Beard – Redshirt Junior
  • 91 Adam Dempsey – Senior
  • 92 Silverberry Mouhon – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 93 Brad Harrah – Redshirt Junior
  • 94 Jordan Stepp – Redshirt Senior
  • 95 Terrell Hartsfield – Junior
  • 96 Josh Posley – Sophomore
  • 97 Marquis Aiken – Senior
  • 98 Chad West – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 99 Jerrell Jordan – Junior

Defensive Back

  • 2 Trenier Orr – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 3 Howard Wilder – Junior
  • 5 Aaron Brown – Freshman
  • 7 Mike Tyson – Freshman
  • 8 Adrian Witty – Redshirt Junior
  • 9 Dionne Threatt-Vassar – Junior
  • 11 Deven Drane – Senior
  • 12 Leviticus Payne – Sophomore
  • 13 Grant Coleman – Freshman
  • 22 Zach Edwards – Freshman
  • 25 Arryn Chenault – Senior
  • 26 Braxton Lane – Reshirt Freshman
  • 27 Drake Bruns – Reshirt Freshman
  • 29 Andre Jones – Reshirt Freshman
  • 30 Darren Dotson – Junior
  • 35 Dylan Coombs – Reshirt Freshman
  • 36 Marcus Foster – Reshirt Freshman
 

Linebacker

  • 23 Eric Wilson – Redshirt Freshman
  • 32 Zach Higgenbotham – Freshman
  • 33 Solomon Tentman – Redshirt Junior
  • 37 Lindsay Crook – Freshman
  • 38 Mason Antoun – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 40 Kevin Brown – Sophomore
  • 41 Kevin Hyland – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 43 Nick Temple – Junior
  • 44 Corey Mason – Redshirt Junior
  • 45 Ey'Shawn McClain – Redshirt Freshman
  • 48 Jeff Luc – Junior
  • 51 Greg Blair – Senior
  • 53 Franklin Bruscianelli – Redshirt Freshman
  • 57 Clemente Casseus – Junior

Special Teams

  • 14 Tony Miliano – Redshirt Junior (K)
  • 24 John Lloyd – Sophomore Junior (P)
  • 47 Jon Vincent – Freshman (LS)
  • 55 Andrew Gantz – Freshman (K)
  • 58 Sam Geraci – Freshman (P)
  • 61 Kirk Willis – Redshirt Sophomore (LS)

Head Coach

Assistant Coaches

[1]

Depth chart[edit]

as of December 27, 2013.

Defense


FS
Zach Edwards
Adrian Witty


WLB MLB SLB
Nick Temple Greg Blair Jeff Luc
Corey Mason Solomon Tentman Clemente Casseus
SS
Arryn Chenault
Mike Tyson
CB
Howard Wilder
Rod Moore


DE DT DT DE
Terrell Hartfield Adam Dempsey Jordan Stepp Silverberry Mouhon
Brad Harrah Brandon Mitchell Marques Aiken Jerrell Jordan
CB
Deven Drane
Leviticus Payne
Offense
WR
Max Morrison
Mekale McKay
WR
Shaq Washington
Anthony McClung
LT LG C RG RT
Eric Lefeld Austen Bujnoch Deyshawn Bond Sam Longo Parker Ehinger
Cory Keebler Kevin Schloemer Dominic Mainello Andre Cureton Justin Murray
TE
Blake Annen
DJ Dowdy
WR
Chris Moore
Jeremy Graves
QB
Brendon Kay
Jordan Luallen
Special Teams
PK Tony Miliano
P John Lloyd
P Tony Miliano
KR Ralph David Abernathy IV/Shaq Washington
PR Anthony McClung/Shaq Washington
LS Kirk Willis
H Brendon Kay
RB
Ralph David Abernathy IV
Tion Green


Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 31 12:00 PM Purdue* Nippert StadiumCincinnati, OH ESPNU W 42–7   36,007
September 7 12:00 PM at Illinois* Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL ESPN2 L 17–45   43,031
September 14 7:00 PM Northwestern State* Nippert Stadium • Cincinnati, OH ESPN3 W 66–9   30,384
September 21 4:00 PM at Miami (OH)* Yager StadiumOxford, OH (118th Battle for the Victory Bell) ESPN3 W 14–0   21,269
October 5 7:00 PM at South Florida Raymond James StadiumTampa, FL ESPN3 L 20–26   31,077
October 11 8:30 PM Temple Nippert Stadium • Cincinnati, OH ESPN W 38–20   32,220
October 19 12:00 PM Connecticutdagger Nippert Stadium • Cincinnati, OH ESPNU W 41–16   28,847
October 30 8:00 PM at Memphis Liberty Bowl Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN ESPN2 W 34–21   22,571
November 9 12:00 PM SMU Nippert Stadium • Cincinnati, OH AAN W 28–25   28,069
November 16 12:00 PM at Rutgers High Point Solutions StadiumPiscataway, NJ ESPNews W 52–17   40,870
November 23 12:00 PM at Houston BBVA Compass StadiumHouston, TX ESPNews W 24–17   20,197
December 5 7:30 PM #16 Louisville #23 Nippert Stadium • Cincinnati, OH (Battle for The Keg of Nails) ESPN L 24–31 OT  35,097
December 28 3:20 PM vs. North Carolina* Bank of America StadiumCharlotte, NC (Belk Bowl) ESPN L 17–39   45,211
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Game notes[edit]

Purdue[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Boilermakers 0 7 0 0 7
Bearcats 0 14 14 14 42
  • Location: Cincinnati, OH
  • Game attendance: 36,007
  • Referee: Alex Kemp
  • Television network: ESPNU
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 2001 PUR, 19–14


Illinois[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bearcats 0 7 10 0 17
Fighting Illini 7 14 7 17 45
  • Location: Champaign, IL
  • Elapsed time: 3:34
  • Referee: John O'Neill
  • Television network: ESPN2
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 2011 CIN, 49–36


Northwestern State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Demons 0 9 0 0 9
Bearcats 14 21 10 21 66
  • Location: Cincinnati, OH
  • Game attendance: 30,384
  • Referee: Todd LaPenta
  • Television network: ESPN3
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 1977 CIN, 41–0


Miami, OH[edit]

Battle for the Victory Bell
1 2 3 4 Total
Bearcats 0 0 0 14 14
RedHawks 0 0 0 0 0
  • Location: Oxford, OH
  • Game attendance: 21,269
  • Referee: Jeff Maconaghy
  • Television network: ESPN3
Overall record Last meeting Result
51–59 2012 CIN, 52–14


South Florida[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bearcats 0 6 0 14 20
Bulls 10 13 3 0 26
  • Location: Tampa, FL
  • Game attendance: 31,077
  • Referee: John McDaid
  • Television network: ESPN3
Overall record Last meeting Result
7–3 2012 CIN, 27–10


Temple[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Owls 13 7 0 0 20
Bearcats 7 21 10 0 38
  • Location: Cincinnati, OH
  • Game attendance: 32,220
  • Referee: Ed Ardito
  • Television network: ESPN
Overall record Last meeting Result
5–9 2012 CIN, 34–10


Connecticut[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Huskies 3 0 7 6 16
Bearcats 7 20 7 7 41
  • Location: Cincinnati, OH
  • Game attendance: 28,847
  • Referee: Todd LaPenta
  • Television network: ESPNU
Overall record Last meeting Result
7–2 2012 CIN, 34–17


Memphis[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bearcats 0 14 7 13 34
Tigers 7 0 7 7 21
  • Location: Memphis, TN
  • Television network: ESPN2
Overall record Last meeting Result
7–2 2004 CIN, 49–10


SMU[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Mustangs 7 3 0 15 25
Bearcats 0 14 14 0 28
  • Location: Cincinnati, OH
Overall record Last meeting Result
First Meeting


Rutgers[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bearcats 24 14 7 7 52
Scarlet Knights 7 0 0 10 17
  • Location: Piscataway, NJ
Overall record Last meeting Result
8–9–1 2012 RUT 10–3


Houston[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bearcats 0 17 7 0 24
Cougars 0 7 10 0 17
  • Location: Houston, TX
Overall record Last meeting Result
13–8 2002 HOU 47–14


Louisville[edit]

Keg of Nails
1 2 Total
Cardinals 0
Bearcats 0
  • Location: Cincinnati, OH
  • Television network: ESPN
Overall record Last meeting Result
30–21–1 2012 LOU 34–31


Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Final 
AP RV RV NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR RV RV RV RV NR 
Coaches' RV RV NR NR NR RV NR NR NR NR NR RV RV 25 23 RV RV 
Harris Not released NR NR NR NR NR RV RV RV RV Not released 
BCS Not released NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR Not released


References[edit]