2014 Cincinnati Bearcats football team

The 2014 Cincinnati Bearcats football team represented the University of Cincinnati in the 2014 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team played its home games at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio due to the renovation at Nippert Stadium, which was completed at the start of the 2015 football season. The Bearcats were led by second-year head coach Tommy Tuberville. They finished the season 9–4, 7–1 in AAC play to finish in a three way tie for the America Athletic championship. They were invited to the Military Bowl where they lost to Virginia Tech.

2014 Cincinnati Bearcats football
Cincinnati University Bearcats textlogo.svg
The American co-champion
ConferenceAmerican Athletic Conference
2014 record9–4 (7–1 The American)
Head coachTommy Tuberville (2nd season)
Offensive coordinatorEddie Gran (2nd season)
Co-defensive coordinatorRobert Prunty (2nd season)
Co-defensive coordinatorHank Hughes (1st season)
Home stadiumPaul Brown Stadium
(Capacity: 65,535)
Seasons
← 2013
2015 →
2014 American Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 25 Memphis +   7 1         10 3  
Cincinnati +   7 1         9 4  
UCF +   7 1         9 4  
East Carolina   5 3         8 5  
Houston   5 3         8 5  
Temple   4 4         6 6  
South Florida   3 5         4 8  
Tulane   2 6         3 9  
Tulsa   2 6         2 10  
UConn   1 7         2 10  
SMU   1 7         1 11  
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 127:00 PMToledo*ESPNUW 58–3431,912
September 207:00 PMMiami (OH)* 
CBSSNW 31–2441,926
September 276:00 PMat No. 22 Ohio State*BTNL 28–50108,362
October 47:00 PMMemphis
  • Paul Brown Stadium
  • Cincinnati, OH
CBSSNL 14–4125,456
October 1112:00 PMat Miami (FL)*ACCRSNL 34–5543,953
October 183:30 PMat SMUCBSSNW 41–316,849
October 247:00 PMSouth Florida
  • Paul Brown Stadium
  • Cincinnati, OH
ESPN2W 34–1730,024
October 318:00 PMat TulaneESPN2W 38–1421,414
November 137:00 PMEast Carolina
  • Paul Brown Stadium
  • Cincinnati, OH
ESPN2W 54–4619,113
November 228:00 PMat UConnCBSSNW 41–024,012
November 2912:00 PMat TempleESPNewsW 14–621,255
December 612:00 PMHouston
  • Paul Brown Stadium
  • Cincinnati, OH
ESPNW 38–3124,606
December 271:00 PMvs. Virginia Tech*ESPNL 17–3334,277
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game
  • All times are in Eastern time
Schedule Source:[1]

Game summariesEdit

ToledoEdit

1 234Total
Rockets 0 14173 34
Bearcats 20 21017 58
  • Location: Cincinnati, OH
  • Game start: 7:00 PM
  • Game attendance: 31,912
  • Referee: Jeff Maconaghy
  • TV announcers (ESPNU): Eamon McAnaney, Dan Hawkins, Niki Noto
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–3 2012 TOL, 29–23

Miami (Ohio)Edit

119th Battle for the Victory Bell
1 234Total
RedHawks 7 773 24
Bearcats 7 1770 31
  • Location: Cincinnati, OH
  • Game start: 7:00 PM
  • Game attendance: 41,926
  • Referee: Mark Kluczynski
  • TV announcers (CBSSN): Dave Ryan, Corey Chavous, Lauren Gardner
Overall record Last meeting Result
52–59–7 2013 CIN, 14–0

Ohio StateEdit

1 234Total
Bearcats 7 1470 28
#22 Buckeyes 23 7137 50
  • Location: Columbus, OH
  • Game start: 6:00 PM
  • Game attendance: 108,362
  • Referee: Daniel Capron
  • TV announcers (BTN): Thom Brennaman, Glen Mason, Lisa Byington
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–13 2006 OSU, 37–7

MemphisEdit

1 234Total
Tigers 24 3140 41
Bearcats 7 070 14
  • Location: Cincinnati, OH
  • Game start: 7:00 PM
  • Game attendance: 25,456
  • Referee: Ed Ardito
  • TV announcers (CBSSN): Dave Ryan, Corey Chavous, Lauren Gardner
Overall record Last meeting Result
13–18 2013 CIN, 34–21

Miami (FL)Edit

1 234Total
Bearcats 7 3321 34
Hurricanes 14 101714 55
  • Location: Miami Gardens, FL
  • Game start: 12:00 PM
  • Game attendance: 43,953
  • Referee: John McDaid
  • TV announcers (ACCRSN): Chip Carey, Jim Grobe, Hans Heiserer
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–10 1998 MIA, 38–12

SMUEdit

1 234Total
Bearcats 6 22310 41
Mustangs 3 000 3
  • Location: University Park, TX
  • Game start: 2:30
  • Game attendance: 16,849
  • Referee: Todd LaPenta
  • TV announcers (CBSSN): Dave Ryan, Corey Chavous, Lauren Gardner
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 2013 CIN, 28–25

South FloridaEdit

1 234Total
Bulls 3 0014 17
Bearcats 10 10014 34
  • Location: Cincinnati, OH
  • Game start: 7:00 PM
  • Game attendance: 30,024
  • Referee: Michael Roche
  • TV announcers (ESPN2): Dave Lamont, Ray Bentley
Overall record Last meeting Result
7–4 2013 USF, 26–20

TulaneEdit

1 234Total
Bearcats 10 1477 38
Green Wave 0 0140 14
  • Location: New Orleans, LA
  • Game start: 7:00 PM
  • Game attendance: 21,414
  • Referee: Tracy Jones
  • TV announcers (ESPN2): Dave Flemming, Danny Kanell, Allison Williams
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–11 2002 TUL, 35–17

East CarolinaEdit

1 234Total
Pirates 6 14719 46
Bearcats 14 17716 54
  • Location: Cincinnati, OH
  • Game start: 7:00 PM
  • Game attendance: 19,113
  • Game weather: 27 F
  • Referee: John McDaid
  • TV announcers (ESPN2): Mark Neely, Gene Chizik, Kayce Smith
Overall record Last meeting Result
5–12 2004 CIN, 24–19

UConnEdit

1 234Total
Bearcats 7 20140 41
Huskies 0 000 0
  • Location: East Hartford, CT
  • Game start: 8:00 PM
  • Game attendance: 24,012
  • Referee: Michael Roche
  • TV announcers (CBSSN): Dave Ryan, Corey Chavous, Lauren Gardner
Overall record Last meeting Result
8–2 2013 CIN, 41–16

TempleEdit

1 234Total
Bearcats 0 1400 14
Owls 3 030 6
  • Location: Philadelphia, PA
  • Game start: 12:00 PM
  • Game attendance: 21,255
  • Referee: Tracy Jones
  • TV announcers (ESPNews): Wayne Randazzo, Brian Kinchen
Overall record Last meeting Result
6–9–1 2013 CIN, 38–20

HoustonEdit

1 234Total
Cougars 7 3714 31
• Bearcats 7 14143 38
  • Location: Cincinnati, OH
  • Game start: 12:00 PM
  • Game attendance: 24,606
  • Referee: Michael Roche
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Sean McDonough, Chris Spielman, Todd McShay
Overall record Last meeting Result
9–13 2013 CIN, 24–17

Virginia TechEdit

1 234Total
Bearcats 7 307 17
Hokies 7 6146 33
  • Location: Annapolis, MD
  • Game start: 1:00 PM
  • Game attendance: 34,277
  • Referee: Kevin Stine
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Beth Mowins, Joey Galloway, Paul Carcaterra
Overall record Last meeting Result
5–5 2012 CIN, 27–24

PersonnelEdit

2014 Cincinnati Bearcats football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 2 Mekale McKay Jr
WR 3 Johnny Holton   Jr
QB 4 Munchie Legaux   Sr
RB 7 Tion Green   Jr
WR 8 Casey Gladney Jr
QB 10 Hayden Moore Fr
TE 10 Jake Golic Sr
QB 11 Gunner Kiel   So
QB 12 Jarred Evans (S) Jr
WR 15 Chris Moore   Jr
QB 16 Michael Colosimo   Jr
TE 18 Tyler Cogswell   So
WR 19 Shaq Washington   Jr
WR 20 Tshumbi Johnson     Fr
RB 21 Rod Moore Sr
RB 23 Hosey Williams Sr
RB 25 Rob Rice     Jr
RB 26 Bobby Brown Fr
RB 27 Mike Boone Fr
RB 30 Chad Banschbach   Fr
FB 38 Lindsay Crook   Fr
FB 39 EJ Junior   So
OL 54 Luke Callahan Fr
OL 56 Dominic Mainello   Sr
OL 58 Chad West   Jr
OL 59 Deyshawn Bond   So
OL 62 Cory Keebler   Sr
OL 63 Chris Ferguson Fr
OL 64 Will Steur   Fr
OL 65 Tyreek Burwell   Sr
OL 66 David Niehaus   So
OL 67 Kyle Williamson     So
OL 68 Jeff Duncan Fr
OL 69 Branden Gordan Jr
OL 69 Dominic Mainello Sr
OL 71 Eric Lefeld   Sr
OL 72 Garrett Campbell   Sr
OL 73 Ryan Leahy   So
OL 74 Justin Murray   Jr
OL 75 Kevin Schloemer   Sr
OL 76 Korey Cunningham   Fr
OL 77 John Kurtz Fr
OL 78 Parker Ehinger   Jr
OL 79 Ryan Stout Fr
WR 80 Alex Chism   Jr
TE 81 DJ Dowdy   So
WR 82 Max Morrison   Jr
WR 84 Nate Cole   So
TE 85 Jeremy Dolin Sr
WR 87 Justin Sawmiller Sr
TE 88 Shai Alonzo   So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 1 Jeff Luc   Sr
LB 2 Tyrell Gilbert Fr
DB 3 Howard Wilder Sr
S 5 Mike Tyson So
CB 6 Jeff Mundy So
LB 7 Aaron Brown   Fr
S 8 Adrian Witty   Sr
S 10 Darren Dotson Sr
CB 11 John James     Jr
CB 12 Leviticus Payne Jr
CB 13 Grant Coleman So
CB 14 J.J. Pinckney Fr
S 17 Jeremy Graves   Jr
S 20 Carter Jacobs Fr
CB 21 Davon Witherspoon Fr
CB 22 Zach Edwards So
LB 23 Eric Wilson   So
CB 25 Alex Thomas (S) Fr
S 29 Andre Jones   So
CB 30 Chris Murphy Fr
CB 32 Linden Stephens Fr
LB 38 Mason Antoun   Jr
LB 39 Lindsay Crook   Fr
LB 40 Kevin Brown Jr
LB 41 Kevin Hyland   Jr
LB 43 Nick Temple Sr
DE 47 Landon Brazile Fr
LB 48 Kevin Mouhon Fr
DL 50 Alex Pace   So
DE 51 Kimoni Fitz Fr
DT 52 Keith Minor Fr
LB 53 Franklin Bruscianelli   So
DT 54 Ja'Merez Bowen Fr
DE 56 Mark Wilson   Fr
LB 57 Clemente Casseus Sr
LB 58 Trevor Ginn   Fr
DT 59 Beau Harmon   Fr
DL 70 Brandon Mitchell   Jr
DT 90 Camaron Beard   Sr
DT 91 Hakeem Allonce Sr
DL 92 Silverberry Mouhon   Jr
DE 93 Brad Harrah   Sr
DT 94 Chris Burton   So
DE 95 Terrell Hartsfield Sr
DT 96 Cortez Broughton Fr
DT 97 Sione Tongamoa Fr
DE 99 Jerrell Jordan Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
PK 14 Tony Miliano   Sr
P 24 John Lloyd   Sr
DS 34 Tyler Hill Fr
PK 55 Andrew Gantz   Fr
P 58 Sam Geraci   Fr
DS 61 Kirk Willis   Jr


Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Eddie Gran
    Offensive Coordinator
  • Hank Hughes
    Co-Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers
  • Robert Prunty
    Associate Head Coach/Co-Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Line
  • Steve Clinkscale
    Linebackers
  • Darren Hiller
    Offensive Line
  • Darin Hinshaw
    Passing Game Coordinator/Quarterbacks
  • Jeff Koonz
    Safeties
  • Marc Nudelberg
    Special Teams/Tight Ends
  • Blake Rolan
    Wide Receivers
  • Joe Walker
    Director of Football Strength & Conditioning

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

Roster
Last update: November 11, 2014

Depth chartEdit

Awards and milestonesEdit

American Athletic Conference honorsEdit

Offensive player of the weekEdit

Defensive player of the weekEdit

Special Teams player of the weekEdit

  • Week 3: Sam Geraci[2]
  • Week 8: Andrew Gantz[2]
  • Week 9: Andrew Gantz[2]
  • Week 12: Andrew Gantz[2]

American Athletic Conference All-Conference First TeamEdit

[2]

American Athletic Conference All-Conference Second TeamEdit

  • Andrew Gantz, K

[2]

American Athletic Conference All-Conference Honorable MentionEdit

  • Gunner Kiel, QB
  • Nick Temple, LB

[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2014 Cincinnati Bearcats Football Schedule". FB Schedules. Retrieved March 23, 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "American Athletic Conference Media Guide" (PDF). American Athletic Conference. Retrieved September 6, 2018.