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NCAA Game Summary - Purdue at Cincinnati



(Saturday, August 31)

Final Score: Cincinnati 42, Purdue 7

Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) - Cincinnati scored 35 unanswered points between the second and fourth quarters as the Bearcats crushed the Purdue Boilermakers, 42-7, in the 2013 opener for both schools at Nippert Stadium.

Quarterback Munchie Legaux accounted for two touchdowns for the Bearcats (1-0), one through the air and the other on the ground. The signal-caller converted 13-of-20 pass attempts for 145 yards and was intercepted twice in the triumph.

The Boilermakers (0-1) were paced by Rob Henry who connected on 18-of-35 through the air for 161 yards, but he too was picked off two times.

Following a scoreless first quarter, the Bearcats registered the first points of the afternoon in the second frame when Legaux reached the end zone on a 10- yard run.

Purdue countered later in the period when Henry tied the contest with a seven- yard TD run of his own.

The hosts went into the break with a 14-7 edge thanks to a 15-yard scoring strike from Legaux to Blake Annen.

The Bearcats continued to pile on in the third quarter with back-to-back TDs, the first coming on a three-yard run by Ralph David Abernathy IV, the other a 41-yard interception return by Adrian Witty to make the score 28-7.

Cincinnati struck again to begin the fourth quarter, with Hosey Williams racing 30 yards to the end zone. The hosts finished off Purdue with a one-yard TD run by Tion Green, capping a six-play, 79-yard drive.

The Boilermakers finished the day with a mere 226 yards of total offense, just 65 yards on the ground.

Purdue, which finished 6-7 a year ago, has now been outscored by a combined 100-21 in the last two games, the previous outing being a 58-14 blowout loss versus Oklahoma State in the Heart of Dallas Bowl on Jan. 1.

Both programs featured new head coaches as Darrell Hazell made his debut for the Boilermakers and Tommy Tuberville began his tenure with Cincinnati. Hazell previously coached Kent State where he was named the 2012 MAC Coach of the Year as he led the Golden Flashes to a school-record 11 victories, while Tuberville spent the last three years at Texas Tech.

08/31 15:44:54 ET

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Local
Final
NCSU 24
GASO 23
Final
DUKE 52
ELON 13
 
Final
UNC 56
LBRTY 29
 
7:05pm Tonight
NOR 4
DUR 1
 
3rd
ECU 31
NCCU 7
 
Final
TOR 2
NYY 0
Final
CWS 6
DET 3
Final
STL 1
CHC 5
Final
PIT 3
CIN 2
Final
BAL 3
MIN 2
 
Final
TAM 7
BOS 0
 
9th
KAN 1
CLE 1
 
9th
CWS 4
DET 7
 
Final
ATL 0
MIA 4
 
Final
NYM 2
PHI 7
 
Final
HOU 2
TEX 0
8th
ARI 0
COL 1
 
7th
STL 4
CHC 1
 
6th
SDP 1
LOS 1
 
5th
SFG 3
MIL 0
 
4th
ANA 0
OAK 0
 
5th
SEA 0
WAS 2
 
Final
MICH 52
APPST 14
Final
NAVY 17
OSU 34
Final
UAB 48
TROY 10
Final
UVA 20
UCLA 28
Final
PURD 43
WMICH 34
Final
NCSU 24
GASO 23
Final
UMASS 7
BC 30
Final
NW 24
CAL 31
Final
NEB 55
FATL 7
Final
UMO 27
MARS 42
Final
ND 48
RICE 17
Final
MIZZ 38
SDST 18
Final
ALA 33
WVU 23
Final
AUB 45
ARK 21
Final
STAN 45
UCD 0
Final
UGA 45
CLEM 21
 
Final
UNC 56
LBRTY 29
 
Final
KSU 14
OHIO 17
 
4th
OKLA 48
LATU 10
 
4th
KST 52
SAUST 16
 
4th
USC 52
FRES 13
 
4th
MSST 42
SMISS 0
 
3rd
OKST 17
FSU 20
 
3rd
TEX 28
UNT 0
 
4th
NMU 21
UTEP 24
 
8:05pm Tonight
UF 0
IDAHO 0
2nd
LSU 7
WISC 10
 
10:30pm Tonight
OREG
SD
10:30pm Tonight
HAW
WASH
Final
DUKE 52
ELON 13
 
3rd
ECU 31
NCCU 7
 
7:05pm Tonight
NOR 4
DUR 1