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2002 Cincinnati Bearcats football team

The 2002 Cincinnati Bearcats football team represented the University of Cincinnati in the 2002 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team, coached by Rick Minter, played its home games in Nippert Stadium, as it has since 1924. The Bearcats finished the season 7-7 (6-2 in the C-USA) and were invited to the New Orleans bowl, where they lost 24-19 to North Texas.

2002 Cincinnati Bearcats football
Cincinnati University Bearcats textlogo.svg
C-USA co-champion
ConferenceConference USA
2002 record7–7 (6–2 C-USA)
Head coachRick Minter (9th season)
Home stadiumNippert Stadium
(Capacity: 35,097)
Seasons
← 2001
2003 →
2002 Conference USA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 23 TCU +   6 2         10 2  
Cincinnati +   6 2         7 7  
Louisville   5 3         7 6  
Southern Miss   5 3         7 6  
Tulane   4 4         8 5  
UAB   4 4         5 7  
East Carolina   4 4         4 8  
Houston   3 5         5 7  
Memphis   2 6         3 9  
Army   1 7         1 11  
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 24:30 PMTCUESPNW 36–2925,518
September 147:00 PMWest Virginia*
  • Nippert Stadium
  • Cincinnati, OH
L 32–3528,806
September 213:30 PMNo. 6 Ohio State*ESPNL 19–2366,319
September 2812:00 PMat Temple*W 35–2218,336
October 51:00 PMMiami (OH)*
L 26–3131,478
October 123:30 PMat TulaneL 17–3519,575
October 192:00 PMat Southern MissL 14–2328,031
October 262:00 PMMemphis
  • Nippert Stadium
  • Cincinnati, OH
ESPN+W 48–1020,747
November 77:30 PMat LouisvilleESPNW 24–1436,253
November 161:00 PMHouston
  • Nippert Stadium
  • Cincinnati, OH
W 47–1414,023
November 2311:00 PMat Hawaiʻi*ESPN+L 19–2036,851
November 301:00 PMUAB
  • Nippert Stadium
  • Cincinnati, OH
W 31–239,606
December 67:00 PMat East CarolinaESPN2W 42–2618,125
December 177:00 PMvs. North Texas*ESPN2L 19–2419,024
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

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RosterEdit

2002 Cincinnati Bearcats football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
G 70 Ryan Brown Fr
C 52 Sean Cahill Fr
T 76 Anthony Colton Jr
G 72 Kirt Doolin Sr
QB 8 Gino Guidugli So
WR 3 Tye Keith Sr
TE 89 A. J. Lucius So
RB 31 DeMarco McCleskey Sr
G 68 Travis McGee Fr
G 65 Matt Mercer So
WR 84 Jon Olinger Sr
T 53 Russ Owens Fr
WR 22 Derick Ross Fr
T 69 Jeremy Schlicher So
C 66 Josh Shneyderov Jr
G 79 Adam Shorter So
T 77 Clint Stickdorn So
WR 6 LaDaris Vann Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
CB 26 Blue Adams Sr
DE 93 Derrick Adams Sr
S 21 Marvin Allen So
DT 95 DeMarcus Billings So
DE 56 Michael Brown Fr
DE 62 Trent Cole So
LB 46 Jamar Enzor So
DE 91 Andre Frazier So
LB 42 Tyjuan Hagler So
CB 18 Daven Holly So
CB 21 Frank Lang Sr
CB 29 Zach Norton Jr
DE 56 Antwan Peek Sr
DT 97 Ben Piening Sr
DE 99 Darryll Ransom Sr
DE 94 Adam Roberts Fr
DT 90 Matt Tupuola Sr
LB 40 Akanni Turner So
DT 86 Mike Wright So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 16 Jonathan Ruffin Sr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  •   Injured
  •   Redshirt

Roster
Last update: 2002-08-08

Awards and milestonesEdit

Conference USA honorsEdit

Offensive player of the weekEdit

  • Week 1: Gino Guidugli[2]

Defensive player of the weekEdit

  • Week 4: Blue Adams[2]
  • Week 5: Antwan Peek[2]
  • Week 10: Andre Frazier[2]
  • Week 13: Antwan Peek[2]

All-Conference USA First TeamEdit

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All-Conference USA Second TeamEdit

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All-Conference USA Rookie TeamEdit

  • Chet Ervin, P
  • Joel Yakovac, OL

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Players in the 2003 NFL DraftEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
Antwan Peek LB 3 67 Houston Texans
Jon Olinger WR 5 159 Atlanta Falcons
Blue Adams CB 7 220 Detroit Lions

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.gobearcats.com/sports/m-footbl/stats/2002-2003/teamstat.html
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "2011 Cincinnati Media Guide" (PDF). University of Cincinnati Athletics. Retrieved December 22, 2018.