Bearcats Master The Art Of Sloppy Football, Beat Houston 24-17

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The Cincinnati Bearcats went into Houston and picked up a 24-17 win. It was not pretty, oft chaotic and a heart attack waiting to happen. But these are the kind of games that the Bearcats always managed to lose during the Butch Jones era. These Bearcats escaped with win number 9.

The final margin was 7 points, but the Bearcats dominated large swathes of this game. UC out gained Houston by nearly 300 yards (573 for UC, 278 for Houston), averaged 6.3 yards per play compared to 3.8 for Houston.  But turnovers coming from uncharacteristically bad decisions from Brendon Kay kept the Cougars closer than they should have been.

Houston turned the Bearcats over three times inside the Bearcats 20 and directly handed the Cougars 14 points. The Cougars had a grand total of three drives that went for longer than 32 yards and scored all of three points on them.  Houston had no business making this a game, but the Bearcats made it one for them with an uncharacteristically sloppy fourth quarter. Still, win is a win, and I will take 9-2 going into the Louisville game.


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