Team Stats

  • Total Yards

    • CIN 554
    • 560 DUKE
  • Turnovers

    • CIN 0
    • 4 DUKE
  • Possession

    CIN DUKE
    33:44 26:16
  • 1st Downs

    • CIN 17
    • 36 DUKE

Game Information

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Coverage: ESPN
  • Line: CIN -10.0
Attendance: 48,128
12/28/2012 Associated Press

Cincy shocks Duke late with 83-yard TD pass

Brendon Kay threw for 332 yards and a Belk Bowl-record four touchdowns, and Cincinnati capitalized on Duke's inept play in the closing minutes to beat the Blue Devils 48-34 on Thursday night.

Scoring Summary

ESPN1234T
Cincinnati314102148
Duke16081034
first QuarterCINDUKE
TD
11:48
Brandon Connette rush for 5 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
duke drive: 8 plays 79 yards, 03:12 duke td, 3:12
06
FG
6:12
Ross Martin 33 yard field goal GOOD.
duke drive: 11 plays 44 yards, 03:38 duke fg, 3:38
09
TD
4:45
Team punt blocked by Tony Foster for no gain for a TOUCHDOWN.
cincinnati drive: 3 plays 1 yard, 01:27 cincinnati punt, 1:27
016
XP
4:45
Ross Martin extra point GOOD.
cincinnati drive: 3 plays 1 yard, 01:27 cincinnati punt, 1:27
016
FG
1:43
Tony Miliano 45 yard field goal GOOD.
cincinnati drive: 7 plays 50 yards, 03:02 cincinnati fg, 3:02
316
second QuarterCINDUKE
TD
4:02
Brendon Kay pass complete to Anthony McClung for 25 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
cincinnati drive: 5 plays 54 yards, 02:08 cincinnati td, 2:08
1016
XP
4:02
Tony Miliano extra point GOOD.
cincinnati drive: 5 plays 54 yards, 02:08 cincinnati td, 2:08
1016
TD
0:42
Brendon Kay pass complete to Ralph Abernathy for 41 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
cincinnati drive: 6 plays 98 yards, 01:46 cincinnati td, 1:46
1616
XP
0:42
Tony Miliano extra point GOOD.
cincinnati drive: 6 plays 98 yards, 01:46 cincinnati td, 1:46
1716
third QuarterCINDUKE
FG
10:02
Tony Miliano 27 yard field goal GOOD.
cincinnati drive: 8 plays 70 yards, 04:58 cincinnati fg, 4:58
2016
TD
7:41
George Winn rush for 46 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
cincinnati drive: 2 plays 60 yards, 00:41 cincinnati td, 0:41
2616
XP
7:41
Tony Miliano extra point GOOD.
cincinnati drive: 2 plays 60 yards, 00:41 cincinnati td, 0:41
2716
TD
3:00
Sean Renfree pass complete to Conner Vernon for 10 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
duke drive: 11 plays 86 yards, 04:41 duke td, 4:41
2722
2PTC
3:00
Two-point conversion attempt, Sean Renfree pass to Issac Blakeney GOOD.
duke drive: 11 plays 86 yards, 04:41 duke td, 4:41
2724
fourth QuarterCINDUKE
TD
12:45
Brandon Connette pass complete to David Reeves for 2 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
duke drive: 9 plays 68 yards, 03:09 duke td, 3:09
2730
XP
12:45
Ross Martin extra point GOOD.
duke drive: 9 plays 68 yards, 03:09 duke td, 3:09
2731
TD
11:19
Brendon Kay pass complete to Chris Moore for 25 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
cincinnati drive: 4 plays 77 yards, 01:26 cincinnati td, 1:26
3331
XP
11:19
Tony Miliano extra point GOOD.
cincinnati drive: 4 plays 77 yards, 01:26 cincinnati td, 1:26
3431
FG
7:24
Ross Martin 52 yard field goal GOOD.
duke drive: 10 plays 46 yards, 03:55 duke fg, 3:55
3434
TD
0:44
Brendon Kay pass complete to Travis Kelce for 83 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
cincinnati drive: 4 plays 94 yards, 00:48 cincinnati td, 0:48
4034
XP
0:44
Tony Miliano extra point GOOD.
cincinnati drive: 4 plays 94 yards, 00:48 cincinnati td, 0:48
4134
TD
0:14
Sean Renfree pass intercepted by Nick Temple at the Cincy 45, returned for 55 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
duke drive: 2 plays 28 yards, 00:30 duke int, 0:30
4734
XP
0:14
Tony Miliano extra point GOOD.
duke drive: 2 plays 28 yards, 00:30 duke int, 0:30
4834

Research Notes

  • Since the Blue Devils won the 1961 Cotton Bowl, it's been a long slog for the football team. In the last 52 seasons, Duke football has fewer bowl appearances than Duke basketball has national championships.

  • Duke gave up nine offensive plays of at least 25 yards in its loss to Cincinnati, including the game-winning 83-yard touchdown pass with 44 seconds left.The Blue Devils are the only FBS team to allow nine-or-more 25-yard plays in multiple games this season. They also allowed nine such plays against Clemson.Including this game, Duke has allowed 66 plays of 25-plus yards this season. No other team in FBS has allowed more than 52 such plays.

  • Duke tied the game at 34-34 on a 52-yard field goal by Ross Martin.It was his second field goal of 50-plus yards this season. He's the fifth kicker in Duke history with multiple 50-yard field goals in a season.

  • With Jamison Crowder catching five passes against Cincinnati, Duke is the first team in ACC history with two players with 75 receptions in the same season.Crowder is up to 75, while Conner Vernon has seven catches in the Belk Bowl and 82 on the season.

  • Duke came into today's game allowing an FBS-high 57 plays of 25+ yards this season.After not allowing any such plays in the first quarter, the Bearcats had four plays of 25+ yards on their way to two second-quarter touchdowns.

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