Redhawks Face FBS Opponent Cincinnati
Southeast Missouri State (1-0) at No. 23 Cincinnati (1-0, 1-0 BIG EAST)
Date: Saturday, September 12, 2009
Kickoff Time: 6:30 p.m.
Site: Nippert Stadium (35,000)
Surface: Field Turf
The Series: Cincinnati leads, 1-0
Coaches: Tony Samuel (46-80 overall, 12-23 at Southeast). Brian Kelly (160-57-2 overall, 23-6 at Cincinnati).
Redhawks Radio Network: K-103 FM KKCW (Flagship Station/Cape Girardeau), 1380 AM KSLG (St. Louis), 1440 AM KSIM (Sikeston), 903 AM KWOC (Poplar Bluff), 1470 AM KMAL (Malden). (Erik Sean, play-by-play).
Television: FOX Sports Ohio (DirecTV 660) (Michael Reghi, play-by-play; Jim Kelly, Jr., analyst)
Audio Webcast: www.gosoutheast.com
Live Stats: www.gobearcats.com
Saturday's game between Southeast Missouri State and Cincinnati will be televised live on Fox Sports Ohio (DirecTV 660). Michael Reghi (play-by-play) and Jim Kelly, Jr. (analyst) will call the action from Nippert Stadium.
GAME NOTES: For the second time in three years, Southeast Missouri will travel to Nippert Stadium to take on the Bearcats. The first meeting between the teams came in 2007 when Cincinnati won 59-3.
SCOUTING SOUTHEAST MISSOURI: Southeast Missouri got the season off to a good start last Thursday by smoking Quincy 72-3 at Houck Stadium. The 72 points where a modern day record for the Redhawks. After scoring only 13 points in the first quarter in 11 total games in 2008, Southeast scored 28 first quarter points against Quincy and led 58-0 at halftime. Making just his third career start, quarterback Matt Scheible completed 11-of-18 passes for a career-high 222 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for another score. In the first quarter alone he was 6-of-7 for 114 yards. Running back Henry Harris ran for 88 yards and a career-best three touchdowns on just 11 carries. Harris averaged 8.0 yards per carry in just his third career start. Junior linebacker Justin Woodlief recorded a game-high 10 tackles in his Redhawk debut. The transfer from San Jose State registered four of his tackles to key a big goal line stand at the end of the game. Senior All-American punter/kicker Doug Spada scored a career-high 12 points in the victory. He was 9-of-10 on point after attempts and kicked a 20-yard field goal.
SCOUTING CINCINNATI: Cincinnati opened the 2009 season by playing fellow Big East foe Rutgers on Monday afternoon. The Bearcats came out on top 45-17 thanks to a 27-of-34 passing performance from Tony Pike. Pike totalled 362 yards and three touchdowns. Marshawn Gilyard was his favorite target, as he pulled down eight catches for 89 yards and a touchdown. Running back Jacob Ramsey carried the ball eight times for 77 yards (9.6 ypc). It marked the fifth straight season UC had won its season opener. Head coach Brian Kelly has been named Big East Coach of the Year each of the past two seasons and is 23-6 in his third year with the Bearcats. Cincinnati won the Big East Championship a year ago and lost to Virginia Tech in the Orange Bowl. After not being ranked in the preseason poll, Cincinnati jumped to No. 23 in this week's AP poll.
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