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Football

September 12, 1998
Miami 38, Cincinnati 12
Nippert Stadium, Cincinnati, OH

Scoring by QuartersQuarters   1st   2nd   3rd   4th   FinalMiami       14     7    17     0     38Cincinnati   6     0     0     6     12Time: 3:25

Scott Covington threw for 161 yards and three touchdowns and Najeh Davenport rushed for 92 yards and a score on eight carries as Miami beat Cincinnati, 38-12. Two of Covington’s scoring passes went to Santana Moss as Miami amassed 419 yards and scored on five of its first nine possessions. Covington staked the Hurricanes to a 7-0 lead when he found Reggie Wayne with a four-yard score.

First Quarter
UM – Wayne 4 pass from Covington (Crosland kick). Time Left: 12:32. Drive: 6 plays, 80 yards, 2:28. Key Play: Covington 39 pass to Wayne. Miami 7, Cincinnati 0.
CIN – Judge 45 field goal. Time Left: 8:36. Drive: 9 plays, 52 yards, 6:24. Key Play: Plummer completes two passes to Kenner for 54. Miami 7, Cincinnati 3.
CIN – Judge 42 field goal. Time Left: 3:33. Drive: 7 plays, 33 yards,11:27. Key Play: McNight recovers Covington fumble at CU 42. Miami 7, Cincinnati 6.
UM – Moss 12 pass from Covington (Crosland kick). Time Left: 1:04. Drive: 2 plays, 12 yards, 13:56. Key Play: Lawson recovers Plummer fumble at CU 12. Miami 14, Cincinatti 6.

Second Quarter
UM – James 12 run (Crosland kick). Time Left: 4:05. Drive: 12 plays, 80 yards, 10:55. Key Play: Popovich rush for 12 on fake field goal. Miami 21, Cincinnati 6.

Third Quarter
UM – Crosland 41 field goal. Time Left: 12:39. Drive: 4 plays, 6 yards, 2:21. Key Play: Reed intercepts Kenner and returns 16 to CU 29. Miami 24, Cincinnati 6.
UM – Moss 24 pass from Covington (Crosland kick). Time Left: 11:26. Drive: 1 play, 24 yards, 3:34. Key Play: Brooks blocks Wulfeck punt. Miami 31, Cincinnati 6.
UM – Davenport 66 run (Crosland kick). Time Left: 1:36. Drive: 1 play, 66 yards, 13:24. Miami 38, Cincinnati 6.

Fourth Quarter
CIN – Ferguson 18 fumble return. Time Left: 2:18. Miami 38, Cincinnati 12.

Team Statistics MIA CIN
First Downs 18 25
Rushes-Yards 35-216 44-156 Passing Yards 203 236
Comp-Att-Int 16-24-0 19-39-1
Total Yards 419 392
Punts-Avg. 3-46.0 3-21.3
Punt Returns 1-11 0-0
Kickoff Returns 0-0 2-37
Interception Returns 1-16 0-0
Penalties-Yards 9-81 7-32
Fumbles-Lost 3-2 2-2
Sacks 1-8 0-0
Third Down Conversions 5-12 8-18
Fourth Down Conversions 1-1 1-4
Time of Possession 24:19 35:41

Miami

RUSHING Att Yds TD Lg
Najeh Davenport 8 92 1 66
Edgerrin James 18 89 1 18
Scott Covington 3 14 0 9
Jeff Popovich 1 12 0 12
Nick Williams 1 6 0 6
Will McPartland 2 6 0 3
James Jackson 1 0 0 0
Kenny Kelly 1 -3 0 0
TOTALS 35 216 2 66
PASSING Att Cmp Yds TD Int Lg
Scott Covington 19 12 161 3 0 39
Kenny Kelly 5 4 42 0 0 22
TOTALS 24 16 203 3 0 39
RECEIVING No Yds TD Lg
Reggie Wayne 4 56 1 39
Santana Moss 4 55 2 24
Daryl Jones 3 20 0 7
Mondriel Fulcher 2 27 0 21
Najeh Davenport 1 22 0 22
Andre King 1 18 0 18
Nick Williams 1 5 0 5
TOTALS 16 203 3 39
PUNTING No Yds Avg Lg
Andy Crosland 3 138 46.0 55
PUNT RETURNS No Yds Lg
Nate Brooks 1 11 0
INTERCEPTION RETURNS No Yds Lg
Edward Reed 1 16 16
FIELD GOALS Att Made Dist
Andy Crosland 2 1 41g, 33

DEFENSIVE LEADERSTackles: 13-Nate Webster
Assists: 9-Dan Morgan
Total: 21-Nate Webster
Sacks: 1-Derrick Ham

Cincinnati

RUSHING Att Yds TD Lg
Llyod Garden 8 38 0 12
Deontey Kenner 5 34 0 10
Eric Beal 5 24 0 8
Orlando Smith 5 22 0 12
Robert Cooper 5 18 0 9
Adam Wulfeck 1 14 0 14
DeMar McClesky 6 8 0 6
Nathan Wize 3 6 0 5
Jasen Isom 1 2 0 6
Chad Plummer 5 -10 0 6
TOTALS 44 156 0 14
PASSING Att Cmp Yds TD Int Lg
Deontey Kenner 36 18 223 0 1 32
Chad Plummer 3 1 13 0 0 13
TOTALS 39 19 236 0 1 32
RECEIVING No Yds TD Lg
Chad Plummer 9 160 0 32
DeMar McClesky 3 21 0 10
Corneli Bonner 3 17 0 12
Chris Archie 2 21 0 13
Robert Cooper 1 9 0 9
Bob Coppola 1 8 0 8
TOTALS 19 236 0 32
PUNTING No Yds Avg Lg
Adam Wulfeck 2 64 32.0 42
Team 1 0 0.0 0
TOTALS 3 64 21.3 42
KICKOFF RETURNS No Yds Lg
Don McKnight 2 37 24
FIELD GOALS Att Made Dist
Joe Judge 4 2 45g, 42g, 45, 37

DEFENSIVE LEADERS
Tackles: 5-Bobby Fuller, Eric Harper
Assists: 5-Hassa Champion
Total:5.5-Bobby Fuller
Sacks: 0