2002 Cincinnati Bearcats football team

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2002 Cincinnati Bearcats football
Cincinnati University Bearcats textlogo.svg
C-USA co-champion
New Orleans Bowl, L 1924 vs. North Texas
Conference Conference USA
2002 record77 (62 C-USA)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorRusty Burns (1st season)
Defensive coordinator A. J. Christoff (2nd season)
Home stadium Nippert Stadium
(Capacity: 35,097)
Seasons
  2001
2003  
2002 Conference USA football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 23 TCU + 62    102 
Cincinnati + 62    77 
Louisville  53    76 
Southern Miss  53    76 
Tulane  44    85 
UAB  44    57 
East Carolina  44    48 
Houston  35    57 
Memphis  26    39 
Army  17    111 
  • + Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2002 Cincinnati Bearcats football team represented the University of Cincinnati in the 2002 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team, coached by Rick Minter, played its home games in Nippert Stadium, as it has since 1924. The Bearcats finished the season 7–7 (6–2 in the C-USA) and were invited to the New Orleans bowl, where they lost 24–19 to North Texas.

Contents

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 24:30 pm TCU ESPN W 36–2925,518
September 147:00 pm West Virginia *
  • Nippert Stadium
  • Cincinnati, OH
L 32–3528,806
September 213:30 pmNo. 6 Ohio State *ESPNL 19–2366,319
September 2812:00 pmat Temple *W 35–2218,336
October 51:00 pm Miami (OH) *
L 26–3131,478
October 123:30 pmat Tulane L 17–3519,575
October 192:00 pmat Southern Miss L 14–2328,031
October 262:00 pm Memphis
  • Nippert Stadium
  • Cincinnati, OH (Rivalry)
ESPN+ W 48–1020,747
November 77:30 pmat Louisville ESPNW 24–1436,253
November 161:00 pm Houston
  • Nippert Stadium
  • Cincinnati, OH
W 47–1414,023
November 2311:00 pmat Hawaiʻi *ESPN+L 19–2036,851
November 301:00 pm UAB
  • Nippert Stadium
  • Cincinnati, OH
W 31–239,606
December 67:00 pmat East Carolina ESPN2 W 42–2618,125
December 177:00 pmvs. North Texas *ESPN2L 19–2419,024
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

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Roster

2002 Cincinnati Bearcats football team roster
PlayersCoaches
Offense
Pos.#NameClass
G 70Ryan BrownFr
C 52Sean CahillFr
T 76Anthony ColtonJr
G 72Kirt DoolinSr
QB 8 Gino Guidugli So
WR 3Tye KeithSr
TE 89A. J. LuciusSo
RB 31DeMarco McCleskeySr
G 68Travis McGeeFr
G 65Matt MercerSo
WR 84Jon OlingerSr
T 53Russ OwensFr
WR 22Derick RossFr
T 69Jeremy SchlicherSo
C 66Josh ShneyderovJr
G 79Adam ShorterSo
T 77 Clint Stickdorn So
WR 6 LaDaris Vann Sr
Defense
Pos.#NameClass
CB 26 Blue Adams Sr
DE 93Derrick AdamsSr
S 21Marvin AllenSo
DT 95DeMarcus BillingsSo
DE 56Michael BrownFr
DE 62 Trent Cole So
LB 46Jamar EnzorSo
DE 91 Andre Frazier So
LB 42 Tyjuan Hagler So
CB 18 Daven Holly So
CB 21Frank LangSr
CB 29 Zach Norton Jr
DE 56 Antwan Peek Sr
DT 97Ben PieningSr
DE 99Darryll RansomSr
DE 94Adam RobertsFr
DT 90Matt TupuolaSr
LB 40Akanni TurnerSo
DT 86 Mike Wright So
Special teams
Pos.#NameClass
K 16 Jonathan Ruffin Sr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Cruz Roja.svg Injured
  • Redshirt.svg Redshirt

Roster
Last update: 2002-08-08

Awards and milestones

Conference USA honors

Offensive player of the week

  • Week 1: Gino Guidugli [2]

Defensive player of the week

  • Week 4: Blue Adams [2]
  • Week 5: Antwan Peek [2]
  • Week 10: Andre Frazier [2]
  • Week 13: Antwan Peek [2]

All-Conference USA First Team

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All-Conference USA Second Team

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All-Conference USA Rookie Team

  • Chet Ervin, P
  • Joel Yakovac, OL

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Players in the 2003 NFL Draft

PlayerPositionRoundPickNFL club
Antwan Peek LB 367 Houston Texans
Jon Olinger WR 5159 Atlanta Falcons
Blue Adams CB 7220 Detroit Lions

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References

  1. http://www.gobearcats.com/sports/m-footbl/stats/2002-2003/teamstat.html
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 "2011 Cincinnati Media Guide" (PDF). University of Cincinnati Athletics. Retrieved December 22, 2018.