Saturday, January 06, 2007

Cincinnati Holds Off Western Michigan, 27-24
Big East 5-0 in Bowl Games

Cincinnati Bearcats became the first college team to win a bowl game played outside the US (the 1937 Bacardi Bowl played in Havana, Cuba ended in a 7-7 tie) by defeating the Western Michigan Broncos 27-24.

The teams were appearing in the first ever International Bowl played in Toronto, Canada.

The Bearcats pulled out to an early 24-0 lead in the first half only to see the Broncos rally to tie the game in the fourth quarter. Cincinnati’s Kevin Lovell converted on a 33 Yd field goal with 6:13 left in the game to provide the winning margin.

The win gave the Big East a perfect 5-0 record in bowl games this season.

(Game Story and stats here.)

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