Cincinnati 28, South Florida 24
Oct. 8, 2022 | Nippert Stadium
• Head coach Luke Fickell improves to 53-16 in his sixth season at Cincinnati. He ties Rick Minter’s
for the program record of 53.
• Cincinnati extends its active home winning streak to 30 games, the second longest streak in the
nation behind Clemson (37).
• Cincinnati has won 18-straight games against AAC competition, including each of the last two
AAC championship games.
• The 38,557 in attendance marked the seventh highest in Nippert Stadium history.
• The captains for today’s game were senior wide receiver Tre Tucker, redshirt senior linebacker
Wilson Huber, redshirt senior tight end Josh Whyle and redshirt senior defensive lineman Jabari
• The Bearcats are now 655-596-50 all-time in the 135th season of college football.
• Cincinnati leads the all-time series 13-7, including an 8-2 mark at home. The Bearcats have now
won the last five meetings, the longest streak in the series.
• Cincinnati is now 27-3 since the start of the 2020 season and 49-8 since the start of 2018, both
marks rank in the top-five nationally.
• After erasing an early 10-point deficit, Cincinnati has 23 comeback wins under Fickell. It is the
22nd time that the Bearcats have trailed at half under Fickell, and the latest home comeback
win when trailing at half since the Bearcats roared back to defeat #18/19 UCF 27-24 on Oct. 4,
2019, after trailing 16-10 heading into the break.
• It the second time that the Bearcats have trailed at half this season (Arkansas, 14-0)
• South Florida won the toss and elected to receive.
• The Bearcats recorded a season-low in penalties and penalty yards, totaling four for 35 yards.
• Junior wide receiver Jadon Thompson’s recorded the first touchdown for Cincinnati on 28-yard
score for the first of his career.
• Redshirt senior wide receiver Nick Mardner’s 14-yard score was his third of the season and 11th
of his career.
• Redshirt senior wide receiver Blue Smith recorded his first catch since 2019 and the third of his
• Senior running back Ryan Montgomery’s 26-yard reception was the longest of his career.
• Redshirt senior running back Charles McClelland produced career-high in yards and carries,
totaling 179 yards on 21 carries for two touchdowns. It was the second time this season and the
fourth time in his career that he has eclipsed the 100-yard mark.
• McClelland scored the final two touchdowns for Cincinnati, the two touchdowns mark his fifth
of the season and 10th of his career. It is his second multi-touchdown game of his career.
• Senior wide receiver Tre Tucker matched a career-high seven receptions (64 yards).
• Redshirt sophomore quarterback Evan Prater entered the game for an injured Ben Bryant at the
13:50 mark of the fourth quarter.
• Redshirt senior linebacker Ty Van Fossen tallied a career-high 16 tackles, including tying a
career-high seven solo tackles. It is the most by a Bearcat since Joel Dublanko had 17 against
Tulsa on Nov. 6, 2021.
• Senior safety Jacob Dingle made his first career start at safety, totaling a career-high seven
tackles, including a team-high six tackles in the first quarter.
• Redshirt senior linebacker Wilson Huber recorded a single game career-high in tackles for loss
with 2.5, all coming in the first half. He totaled eight tackles, one shy of tying his career-high
• The Bearcats have held the opposing passing attack to a 50 percent or under completion
percentage in five straight games this season, only allowing 50-plus percent competition
percentage in the season-opener at Arkansas on Sept. 3.
• Redshirt sophomore corner Sammy Anderson and senior Arquon Bush forced a fumble on the
afternoon. It was the first of his career for Anderson and the second for Bush.
• Anderson recorded a career-high four tackles, including two for loss.
• Senior safety Ja’Von Hicks totaled eight tackles, his third straight game with at least five
Special Team Notes
• Sophomore punter Mason Fletcher had two of his three attempts downed inside the 10-yard
line, with all three downed inside the 13-yard line, including one in the third quarter downed at
the one-yard line. It was his eighth punt of the season downed inside the 10 and 14th inside the
• Fletcher entered the game ranked fifth in the nation with a punting average of 46.60 and tied
for ninth with 11 punts downed inside the 20-yard line.
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