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  • 25 Mar
    CINCINNATI -- Redshirt freshman quarterback Ross Trail headed for the cooler in the corner of the room and asked his teammates if they needed a drink. Given how theyd helped him through his first collegiate start, it was a fitting gesture.Tion Green ran for 83 yards and a late touchdown on Saturday, rallying Cincinnati to a 27-20 victory over Miami (Ohio), its 11th in a row over the regional rival.The Bearcats (3-1) pulled it out with a field goal and Greens 2-yard run with 5:09 to go, overcoming the loss of starting quarterback Hayden Moore. Moore suffered a sprained ankle during a 40-16 loss to Houston in the last game. Trail got into that game late and threw an interception that was returned for a touchdown.Cincinnati didnt reveal the quarterback change until right before kickoff. In his first start, Trail was 25 of 38 for 276 yards with two interceptions and an 11-yard touchdown run. He also fumbled on a sack.It was nerve-racking at first, Trail said. But overall, I thought I played well, not just me but the whole offense.Cincinnati rushed for 185 yards, taking the pressure off the passing game. Also, the defense clamped down in the fourth quarter.Ross made some mistakes, coach Tommy Tuberville said. We knew he was going to make some mistakes, but our defense showed up and made some plays.Miami (0-4) hasnt won at Nippert Stadium since 2002, losing six in a row in Cincinnati. The Bearcats got to keep the Victory Bell trophy for another year.I felt we could play toe-to-toe with Cincinnati, coach Chuck Martin said. We were going to grind and come close in the fourth quarter. They made some plays in that last drive so hats off to them.Cincinnati also had a new kicker -- Andrew Gantz is recovering from a leg injury. Josh Pasley was good from 28 and 23 yards, but missed badly on a 42-yard try in the closing seconds of the first half, which ended 10-10.THE TAKEAWAYMiami: RedHawks failed again for a signature win during their rebuilding. Theyre 5-35 over the last four seasons.Cincinnati: Tuberville said theres a chance that Moore could be back for the game next Saturday against South Florida. If not, Trail will start. Gunner Kiel, who was the starter the last two seasons, is third in line and didnt get into the game on Saturday.Hes ahead of Gunner in terms of knowing the offense, and Ross has a good arm, Tuberville said.UP NEXTMiami: Hosts Mid-American Conference rival Ohio, which has won nine of the last 10 in the series. The Bobcats won 34-3 in Athens last season.Cincinnati: Hosts the Bulls on Saturday night. The Bearcats lost at South Florida 65-27 last season. The Bulls (3-1) lost to No. 13 Florida State 55-35 on Saturday.---AP college football website: Cheap Mike Piazza Jersey . The Lightning are 2-0 so far on a four-game road trip, giving the club five straight wins as the guest and improving Tampas away record this season to 11-8-2. Wholesale Mets Jerseys . It was hard for Luck to pull off another comeback, or even get into the end zone, while standing on the sideline. Rivers threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to rookie Keenan Allen and Nick Novak kicked four field goals to give the Chargers a 19-9 victory against the Colts on Monday night. [url=] . It was the second consecutive win for the Pacers (2-5), who lost their first five preseason games. Jeff Teague led the Hawks (1-5) with 17 points and eight assists and Al Horford had 12 points and seven rebounds. Mike Scott scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half. Cheap Tug McGraw Jersey Cheap MLB Jerseys Authentic . -- Arizona knocked off some quality opponents, rolled over a few overmatched ones and grinded out victories even when things didnt go so well. STORRS, Conn. -- Katie Lou Samuelson was expected take on more of the scoring load for UConn this season and is meeting those expectations.The sophomore put up a career-high in points for the second consecutive game Tuesday night. Her 29 led the nations second-ranked team to a 98-65 win over Dayton.Samuelson, who had 28 points on Sunday against LSU, hit 10 of her 17 shots and was 4 of 8 from 3-point range. She also had six assists and pulled down six rebounds.I know I got a lot of 3s against LSU and Im not going to get that every game, she said. So I just tried to do more than just stand on the 3-point line.Gabby Williams tied her single-game high with 19 points, pulled down 11 rebounds and had a career-high five assists for the Huskies (4-0). Napheesa Collier chipped in with 22 points to help extend the nations longest winning streak to 79 games.Jenna Burdette and Lauren Cannatelli each scored 15 for Dayton (2-2), which had won two straight.The Flyers led 10-5 midway through the first quarter. Burdette had five points during that run. But the Huskies scored the next 15 and led 22-13 going into the second quarter.Samuelson had 20 points by intermission and it was 51-31 at halftime.UConn made 48.7 percent of its shots and outscored the Flyers 50-30 in the paint.We got some easy buckets, which we didnt get at LSU or Baylor , UConn coach Geno Auriemma said. We got a couple tonight and that really helped. And once again, if you shoot the ball well, everything looks good.THE BIG PICTUREUConn: The Huskies streak seems almost certain to reach at least 80 games, but after that things could get interesting again. UConn began the season with wins over two top-12 opponents in Florida State and Baylor. They play Chattanooga next, but face No. 18 DePaul, No. 14 Texas, top-ranked Notre Dame, No. 8 Ohio State and No. 6 Maryland, all before January. UConns winning streak is the third longest in college basketball history, behind only its own program record of 90 straight from 2008-10 and the UCLA mens record of 88 consecutive victories from 1971-74.Dayton: The Flyers had bounced back nicely after a season-opening loss at home to Quinnipiac, with road wins over Wiscoonsin and Princeton.dddddddddddd First-year coach Shauna Greens team was picked to finish second in the Atlantic 10 and believed a trip to Storrs could help prepare them for the conference season. She was pleased with the effort.I dont care about the score; I dont look at the scoreboard, said Green, who was an assistant until Jim Jabir resigned for personal reasons in September. Thats all weve been preaching -- you have to fight. It doesnt matter, just continue to play hard and with some energy and some passion.STAT OF THE GAMEThe Huskies had 27 assists on 37 baskets, with four players dishing out four or more. Freshman Crystal Dangerfield led the way with nine assists, followed by Samuelson (6), Williams (5) and Kia Nurse (4).OTHER STREAKSThe 79-game streak isnt the only run UConn is on. The Huskies have won 111 games against unranked opponents, 51 straight home games and 23 straight regular season non-conference games (116 of 120). Theyve also gone 853 games without losing back-to-back contests.POLL IMPLICATIONSUConns ranking likely wont be affected by this game. Barring any upsets, they should stay where they are until the Dec. 7 showdown with top-ranked Notre Dame in South Bend.UP NEXTUConn: After playing four games in nine days, the Huskies are off for the Thanksgiving holiday before hosting their first game off campus in Hartford on Nov. 29 against Chattanooga.Auriemma said the team wont practice again until Saturday . Most of the players will be traveling home. The others, he said, are invited to his house for turkey and lasagna.Weve been traveling a lot and I think the kids are tired, he said.Dayton: The Flyers are off to Bimini in the Bahamas for the Junkanoo Jam, where they will face Georgia Tech on Friday and then either Missouri or Creighton.Thats three great teams from Power Five conferences, Green said. If we can get two wins down there, that just builds your resume for later on in March. I really want to see how we respond to this and see our mental toughness, see how we take this and use it to get better. ' ' '