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2002 Cincinnati Bearcats football
C-USA co-champion
ConferenceConference USA
2002 record7–7 (6–2 C-USA)
Head coachRick Minter (9th season)
Home stadiumNippert Stadium
(Capacity: 35,097)
Seasons
← 2001
2003 →
2002 Conference USA football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#23 TCU §   6 2         10 2  
Cincinnati §   6 2         7 7  
Louisville   5 3         7 6  
Southern Miss   5 3         7 6  
Tulane   4 4         8 5  
UAB   4 4         5 7  
East Carolina   4 4         4 8  
Houston   3 5         5 7  
Memphis   2 6         3 9  
Army   1 7         1 11  
§ – 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.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 24:30 PMTCUESPNW 36–2925,518
September 147:00 PMWest 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 PMMiami (OH)*
L 26–3131,478
October 123:30 PMat TulaneL 17–3519,575
October 192:00 PMat Southern MissL 14–2328,031
October 262:00 PMMemphis
  • Nippert Stadium
  • Cincinnati, OH
ESPN+W 48–1020,747
November 77:30 PMat LouisvilleESPNW 24–1436,253
November 161:00 PMHouston
  • Nippert Stadium
  • Cincinnati, OH
W 47–1414,023
November 2311:00 PMat Hawaiʻi*ESPN+L 19–2036,851
November 301:00 PMUAB
  • Nippert Stadium
  • Cincinnati, OH
W 31–239,606
December 67:00 PMat East CarolinaESPN2W 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
[1]

RosterEdit

2002 Cincinnati Bearcats football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
G 70 Brown, RyanRyan Brown Fr
C 52 Cahill, SeanSean Cahill Fr
T 76 Colton, AnthonyAnthony Colton Jr
G 72 Doolin, KirtKirt Doolin Sr
QB 8 Guidugli, GinoGino Guidugli So
WR 3 Keith, TyeTye Keith Sr
TE 89 Lucius, A. J.A. J. Lucius So
RB 31 McCleskey, DeMarcoDeMarco McCleskey Sr
G 68 McGee, TravisTravis McGee Fr
G 65 Mercer, MattMatt Mercer So
WR 84 Olinger, JonJon Olinger Sr
T 53 Owens, RussRuss Owens Fr
WR 22 Ross, DerickDerick Ross Fr
T 69 Schlicher, JeremyJeremy Schlicher So
C 66 Shneyderov, JoshJosh Shneyderov Jr
G 79 Shorter, AdamAdam Shorter So
T 77 Stickdorn, ClintClint Stickdorn So
WR 6 Vann, LaDarisLaDaris Vann Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
CB 26 Adams, BlueBlue Adams Sr
DE 93 Adams, DerrickDerrick Adams Sr
S 21 Allen, MarvinMarvin Allen So
DT 95 Billings, DeMarcusDeMarcus Billings So
DE 56 Brown, MichaelMichael Brown Fr
DE 62 Cole, TrentTrent Cole So
LB 46 Enzor, JamarJamar Enzor So
DE 91 Frazier, AndreAndre Frazier So
LB 42 Hagler, TyjuanTyjuan Hagler So
CB 18 Holly, DavenDaven Holly So
CB 21 Lang, FrankFrank Lang Sr
CB 29 Norton, ZachZach Norton Jr
DE 56 Peek, AntwanAntwan Peek Sr
DT 97 Piening, BenBen Piening Sr
DE 99 Ransom, DarryllDarryll Ransom Sr
DE 94 Roberts, AdamAdam Roberts Fr
DT 90 Tupuola, MattMatt Tupuola Sr
LB 40 Turner, AkanniAkanni Turner So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 16 Ruffin, JonathanJonathan 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 milestonesEdit

Conference USA honorsEdit

Offensive player of the weekEdit

  • Week 1: Gino Guidugli[2]

Defensive player of the weekEdit

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

All-Conference USA First TeamEdit

  • Kirt Doolin, OL
  • LaDaris Vann, WR

  • Antwan Peek, DL

[2]

All-Conference USA Second TeamEdit

  • Gino Guidugli, QB
  • DeMarco McCleskey, RB
  • Jonathan Ruffin, K

  • Blue Adams, DB

[2]

All-Conference USA Rookie TeamEdit

  • Chet Ervin, P
  • Joel Yakovac, OL

[2]

Players in the 2003 NFL DraftEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
Antwan Peek LB 3 67 Houston Texans
Jon Olinger WR 5 159 Atlanta Falcons
Blue Adams CB 7 220 Detroit Lions

ReferencesEdit

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