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Updated: Saturday, October 26, 2002 8:11 PM EDT
NCAA FOOTBALL RECAP
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Cincinnati 48, Memphis 10
MEMPHIS TIGERS
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CINCINNATI BEARCATS
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CINCINNATI (Ticker) -- Senior running back DeMarco McCleskey set his second Conference USA record in as many weeks as Cincinnati posted a 48-10 victory over Memphis.

McCleskey rushed for 101 yards and three scores to establish a conference mark with 34 career touchdowns. He surpassed Ibn Green's previous standard of 32.

Last week, McCleskey set a Conference USA record for career rushing TDs with 30.

He tied Green's mark with a three-yard TD run less than three minutes into the contest that staked the Bearcats (3-5, 2-2) to a 7-0 lead.

McCleskey established the record when he scored from a yard out on the final play of the firsty quarter to make it 14-3. His record-setting TD was set up when Memphis running back DeAngelo Williams fumbled at the 5.

McCleskey scored his final TD with 3:49 remaining in the first half, when he ran in from four yards out to extend Cincinnati's lead to 21-3.

McCleskey also moved past Robert Copper for fourth place on the school's all-time rushing yards list with 2,873.

Cooper had 2,786 from 1996-99 and McCleskey has five games to join Reggie Taylor as the only 3,000-yard rusher in school history.

The Bearcats also got a pair of rushing TDs from Richard Hall, a pair of field goals by Jonathan Ruffin and an 80-yard interception return by cornerback Blue Adams in the fourth quarter.

Cincinnati's Gino Gudugli completed 21-of-34 passes for 225 yards, while Memphis' Danny Wimprine was 13-of-27 for 154 yards with three interceptions.

The Bearcats had 217 yards on the ground and 438 total yards of offense. Tigers (2-6, 1-4) managed just 47 rushing yards and 220 overall.


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