OXFORD, Ohio — In surprising trend, the College of Cincinnati rallied to beat Miami College 21-17 and retained the collection’ touring Victory Bell right here Saturday night time.
It was the twelfth straight yr that UC has crushed Miami, regardless of the Bearcats showing hopelessly crushed.
UC junior security Malik Clements returned an interception 14 yards for a landing with 1:07 left, which lifted UC to a 21-17 lead. UC trailed 17-6 with four:forty five left, however scored 15 factors in a span of two:fifty two to win it.
Miami marched downfield for a ultimate drive, however on 4th-and-5 from the UC 20-yard line, RedHawks quarterback Gus Ragland was pressured by defensive deal with Cortez Broughton and different Bearcats. Ragland’s throw fell incomplete with 7 seconds left, and UC gamers instantly ran over for his or her annual Bell ringing on the sidelines.
The group additionally made a visit over to its followers, to sing the varsity struggle track in a nook of Yager Stadium. Miami followers watched in surprised silence, many unable to maneuver from their seats for a number of minutes.
UC (2-1) entered as a four-level underdog, the primary time in a few years that Miami was favored within the recreation.
Miami (1-2) is coming off a bowl look, after a resurgent 2016 seasons beneath coach Chuck Martin.
The Bearcats have been closely favored in most up-to-date UC-Miami video games, however struggled to beat MU within the Tuberville period (2013-sixteen), together with a 27-20 verdict final yr.
A look at a few of the key moments from Saturday night time:
Massive TD, massive decide
Miami went forward 17-6 on a 37-yard subject objective by Sam Sloman with four:forty five left. UC answered with a 20-yard landing move from quarterback Hayden Moore to wideout Kahlil Lewis, and a 2-level conversion move to Lewis introduced UC inside 17-14 with 2:fifty two left.
Miami then made a mistake on its kickoff return, and wound up beginning by itself 5-yard line. Moments later, Clements picked off Miami quarterback Gus Ragland and returned the ball 14 yards for a landing.
With 1:07 left, UC had an unbelievable lead. And because it turned out, UC additionally had the sport gained.
Huge gamble fails
With UC dealing with fourth-and-inches from its 34-yard line early within the third quarter,…