CINCINNATI -- Junior quarterback Tony Pike, making his first career start for the Bearcats, was 20-of-24 passing for 241 yards and three touchdowns in a 45-20 victory over Miami of Ohio Saturday in the 113th meeting between the two schools.
Pike, who had just 38 career pass attempts going into the game, replaced senior Dustin Grutza who fractured his right fibula with a residual high ankle sprain in the fourth quarter on Sept. 6 at No. 4 Oklahoma.
Grutza, who passed for 514 yards and four touchdowns in two games, is out indefinitely.
Miami leads the nation's oldest non-conference rivalry 59-47-7. The first meeting, on Dec. 8, 1888, was the first collegiate football game played in Ohio.
John Goebel returned the opening kickoff 43 yards, helping set up a 38-yard field goal by Jake Rogers to put Cincinnati ahead 3-0. It was the Bearcats' first field goal attempt this season.
Goebel later scored on a 5-yard run to give the Bearcats a 10-0 lead.
Pike tossed a 30-yard TD pass to Mardy Gilyard, whose diving reception put Cincinnati ahead 17-3.
Gilyard, who had 365 all-purpose yards against Oklahoma, had six receptions Saturday for 69 yards and a touchdown.
Raudabaugh was 28-of-42 for 235 yards and two TDs.
But Goebel's 20-yard TD run gave the Bearcats a 24-10 lead with 1:14 remaining in the first half.
Miami rallied back in the third quarter.
After Raudabaugh's second TD pass made the score 24-20, DeAndre Gilmore recovered an onside kick at the Cincinnati 46-yard line.
Mike Mickens intercepted a Raudabaugh pass and returned it 72 yards for a touchdown, putting the Bearcats ahead 31-20.
It was Mickens' third career interception return for a TD.
Pike's 24-yard touchdown pass to sophomore Ben Guidugli made the score 38-20 in the third quarter.
A UCLA football player was suspended indefinitely Friday after he was arrested on suspicion of rape.
The tougher tests await down the road for No. 3 Baylor Bears, but coach Art Briles has seen enough of his Bears to know this is his best team.
A decision has been made that Randy Edsall will not be the football coach at Maryland next season, and discussions are taking place about how and when to separate, a source said Thursday night.
Appalachian State's board of trustees has approved a five-year contract for third-year football coach Scott Satterfield, who guided the Mountaineers through the transition from FCS to FBS.
Florida State running back Mario Pender has been released from the hospital but could be given a medical redshirt if he cannot return to the field this season.
The University of Wisconsin agreed to a 10-year deal with Under Armour on Friday worth a total of $96 million in cash and the retail value of products received.