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2006 Cincinnati Bearcats football team

The 2006 Cincinnati Bearcats football team represented the University of Cincinnati in the 2006 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team, coached by Mark Dantonio, played its home games in Nippert Stadium, as it has since 1923. This was Dantonio's last season with the Bearcats as he became head coach of Michigan State.

2006 Cincinnati Bearcats football
Cincinnati University Bearcats textlogo.svg
International Bowl champion
ConferenceBig East
2006 record8–5 (4–3 Big East)
Head coachMark Dantonio (3rd season)
Brian Kelly (International Bowl)
Home stadiumNippert Stadium
(Capacity: 35,097)
Seasons
← 2005
2007 →
2006 Big East football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 6 Louisville $   6 1         12 1  
No. 10 West Virginia   5 2         11 2  
No. 12 Rutgers   5 2         11 2  
South Florida   4 3         9 4  
Cincinnati   4 3         8 5  
Pittsburgh   2 5         6 6  
Connecticut   1 6         4 8  
Syracuse   0 6         0 8  
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

Contents

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 27:30 PMEastern Kentucky*W 31–018,792
September 88:00 PMPittsburgh
ESPN2L 15–3320,611
September 1612:00 PMat No. 1 Ohio State*ESPN+L 7–37105,037
September 2312:00 PMat No. 11 Virginia Tech*ESPNUL 13–2966,233
September 303:30 PMMiami (OH)*
W 24–1021,248
October 73:30 PMAkron*
  • Nippert Stadium
  • Cincinnati, OH
ESPN360W 20–1418,123
October 143:30 PMat No. 7 LouisvilleESPNUL 17–2441,549
October 228:00 PMSouth Florida
  • Nippert Stadium
  • Cincinnati, OH
ESPNW 23–615,889
October 2812:00 PMSyracuse 
  • Nippert Stadium
  • Cincinnati, OH
ESPN+W 17–320,146
November 1112:00 PMat No. 10 West VirginiaESPN2L 24–4257,174
November 187:45 PMNo. 7 Rutgers
  • Nippert Stadium
  • Cincinnati, OH
ESPNW 30–1127,804
November 2512:00 PMat ConnecticutESPN+W 26–2337,515
January 612:00 PMvs. Western Michigan*ESPN2W 27–2426,717
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

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Awards and milestonesEdit

Big East Conference honorsEdit

Offensive player of the weekEdit

  • Week 9: Dustin Grutza[2]

Defensive player of the weekEdit

  • Week 8: Kevin McCullough[2]
  • Week 12: DeAngelo Smith[2]

Big East Conference All-Conference First TeamEdit

  • Terrill Byrd, DL
  • Kevin McCullough, LB
  • Dominic Ross, DB

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Big East Conference All-Conference Second TeamEdit

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Players in the 2007 NFL DraftEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
John Bowie CB 4 110 Oakland Raiders
Brent Celek TE 5 162 Philadelphia Eagles

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.gobearcats.com/sports/m-footbl/archive/cinn-m-footbl-sched-2006.html
  2. ^ a b c d e "2011 Cincinnati Media Guide" (PDF). University of Cincinnati Athletics. Retrieved December 22, 2018.