Ohio University had scouted that Cincinnati defense, and in this year of the fast-blinking scoreboard you can almost hear Bill Hess saying to himself: "We know we don't have a pass defense. The MAC is a running conference. It doesn't have a good passer and I have designed my whole defense to stop running attacks. I can't rebuild it in a week. But I have Cleve Bryant and Todd Snyder, the best quarterback and end our conference has ever seen. Fellows, we'll just have to give Cook his 48 points and out-score 'em from there." Wonderland? Not in 1968's version of college football. All afternoon Ohio's offense sliced beautifully through where Cincinnati's defense might have been. Every time Cincinnati scored, Ohio came back and scored with a diverse attack led by Bryant. His passing (three touchdowns) and the catching of Fullback Bob Houmard (two touchdowns) and the running of Tailback Dave LeVeck (two touchdowns) was enough to out-overwhelm Cincinnati.
By day's end there had been 1,175 yards gained, 67 first downs, 108 points scored and, with 14 seconds left to play, a massive fistfight that led officials to call the contest. With that the Bobcats headed back to Harvard-on-the-Hocking: undefeated, untied and hardly able to believe that a nice American set piece like Athens, Ohio could ever spawn a team with such ragtag, highfalutin style.