Scores

Final

Cincinnati 17

(3-1, 1-1 away)

Akron 15

(2-3, 0-1 MAC)

3:30 PM ET, September 27, 2008

Rubber Bowl, AKRON, OH

1 2 3 4 T
CIN 7 0 7 317
AKR 3 6 0 615

Top Performers

Passing: T. Pike (CIN) - 320 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: D. Kennedy (AKR) - 11 CAR, 41 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: M. Gilyard (CIN) - 7 REC, 146 YDS, 2 TD

Pike breaks arm in Bearcats' victory over Akron

ESPN.com news services

AKRON, Ohio -- Tony Pike connected with Mardy Gilyard on two touchdown passes before leaving the game and Jake Rogers made a go-ahead field goal with 7:45 left in Cincinnati's 17-15 win Saturday over Akron.

Pike broke his left (non-throwing) arm in a victory. He will have surgery Monday and be out three to four weeks. Bearcats quarterback Dustin Grutza broke his leg against Oklahoma and is done for the year.

The Bearcats (3-1) drove 42 yards in nine plays to set up Rogers' 48-yard field goal. Brad Jones intercepted Chris Jacquemain's pass at Akron's 44 with 1:31 remaining to seal the win.

Late in the third, a Gilyard fumble gave Akron (2-3) the ball at the Cincinnati 24, and several plays later, Dennis Kennedy plunged in from the 1. But Jacquemain's attempted run for a 2-point conversion failed, giving the Zips a 15-14 advantage early in the fourth.

Pike was 23 of 34 for 320 yards passing. Gilyard caught seven for 146 yards for Cincinnati.

Akron's Jacquemain connected on 26 of 40 passes for 254 yards, and Deryn Bowser caught 10 for 72 yards.

Akron running back Andrew Johnson was taken off in an ambulance after being injured in the third quarter. The EMT crew came onto the field, as did the player's parents. No additional information was available.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
CIN
AKR
1st Downs2123
Total Yards426358
Passing322254
Rushing104104
Penalties9-756-68
3rd Down Conversions4-126-14
4th Down Conversions1-30-1
Turnovers21
Possession28:1631:44

Passing Leaders

CincinnatiC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Pike23/343209.420
AkronC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Jacquemain26/402546.411

Rushing Leaders

CincinnatiCARYDSAVGTDLG
Ramsey13544.2014
Goebel9273.009
AkronCARYDSAVGTDLG
Kennedy11413.7112
Johnson8334.1011

Receiving Leaders

CincinnatiRECYDSAVGTDLG
Gilyard714620.9267
Goodman69115.2019
AkronRECYDSAVGTDLG
Bowser10727.2112
Jones44711.8039

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERCINAKR
TD10:47Marshwan Gilyard 14 Yd Pass From Tony Pike (Jake Rogers Kick) 70
FG04:02Igor Iveljic 26 Yd 73
SECOND QUARTERCINAKR
TD00:09Deryn Bowser 7 Yd Pass From Chris Jacquemain (Pat Blocked) 79
THIRD QUARTERCINAKR
TD13:05Marshwan Gilyard 67 Yd Pass From Tony Pike (Jake Rogers Kick) 149
FOURTH QUARTERCINAKR
TD14:13Dennis Kennedy 1 Yd Run (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 1415
FG07:45Jake Rogers 48 Yd 1715