Cincinnati Bearcats football
The Cincinnati Bearcats football program represents the University of Cincinnati in college football. They compete at the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision level as members of the American Athletic Conference. In 1888, Cincinnati played Miami in the first intercollegiate football game held within the state of Ohio. The program has won a total of 14 national titles, the most ever for a Division I college football team.
About Cincinnati Bearcats football in brief
The Cincinnati Bearcats football program represents the University of Cincinnati in college football. They compete at the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision level as members of the American Athletic Conference. The Bearcats have an all-time record of over. 500 as of 2018, having reached their 600th program victory in 2017. The team has had a bit of a resurgence in the past few years, going 98-56 since 2006, along with 9 bowl game appearances, 5 conference titles, three BCSNY6 Bowl berths, and 22 NFL Draft selections. In 1888, Cincinnati played Miami in the first intercollegiate football game held within the state of Ohio. That began a rivalry which today ranks as the eighth-oldest and 11th-longest running in NCAA D-I college football, with the two teams playing each other every year since 1924. In 1968, the Bearcats were the nation’s top passing team. Quarterback Greg Cook was the NCAA’s total offense leader with receiverkicker Jim O’Brien the national scoring champ. A year later, Cook earned Rookie of the Year honors as a Cincinnati Bengal. In 2013, the team won the National Championship, the first time they had done so since the Civil War. In 2014, they were the first team to win back-to-back national titles. In 2015, they won their first national championship since 1966. In 2016, they became the first school to win three consecutive national titles in the same season. In 2017, the school won its first national title in the history of Division I football, the only school to do so.
The school has won the national championship three times in a row, the last time in 2008. In 2010, the program won its second national championship, the third time in its history. In 2011, the university won its third national title, the second time in a decade. In 2012, Cincinnati won its fourth national championship. In the 2013 season, the University won its fifth national title. The program has won a total of 14 national titles, the most ever for a Division I college football team. The university has won at least one national championship in each of the last six seasons. The most recent of these was the 2010 season, when they won the title with a record of 11 wins and one loss. The University has won six national titles since the start of the modern era of college football in the 1970s, including two in the 1980s. The Cincinnati football program is one of the oldest in the nation, having fielded a team as early as 1885. In March 1927, George Babcock was hired as a professor of athletics and physical training at the Universityof Cincinnati. From 1927 to 1930, he was the head football coach of the Bearcat football, compiling a 12–21–3 record. George Blackburn served as Cincinnati’s head coach from 1955-1960, compiling an 25–27–6 record. In 1957, Cincinnati joined the Missouri Valley Conference, where they would remain until 1969. After a 2–9 season in 1972, head coach Tony Mason was hired to replace Mason.