The Bearcats are better—and more efficient—on both sides of the ball than the Scarlet Knights. Cincinnati sports arguably the American’s top O-line to go along with a defense that ranks No. 17 nationally in sacks. It plans to pressure mistake-prone QB Gary Nova by unleashing DE Silverberry Mouhon and an aggressive collection of linebackers on a Rutgers front wall that’s struggled all year in pass protection. When Nova feels the heat, he becomes one of the league’s most erratic passers.
Someone has clearly not seen an actual minute of UC football this season.
Cincinnati: Starting 7-2 is easy when you don't play a team currently holding a winning record. That's set to change for Cincinnati, which trades the nation's easiest schedule for the threesome of Rutgers, Houston and Louisville to end the regular season. Starting with Saturday's trip to Rutgers, the Bearcats are on a quest for national respect.
Fair point if i'm honest.
Defensive back Jevon Tyree and his parents, Mark and Clarice, have sought disciplinary action against defensive coordinator Dave Cohen, who during a spring study hall session, got in Tyree's face, called him a "pussy" and a "bitch" and threatened to head-butt him, the Tyrees told NJ.com.
Technically nothing to do with the game, but we will hear about this ad nasuem today. Better to be prepared.
Flood said there wouldn't be a "pitch count" for the running back. "Flood believes James is 100 percent healthy so there are no plans to ease him back into action. Flood likes to ride a running back if he gets hot, and it sounds like James will have the opportunity to show he's back to form on Saturday," Duggan wrote.
This is the only real question about today's game, how will James respond to his first work in almost 7 weeks.
"They will throw it down the field, but they throw some bubble screens and shorter passes as well," Flood said. "I just think when you look at their offense, the reason it works as well it does is because they really don't have any weaknesses."
Other than, you know, running the football you are absolutely right Kyle Flood.
"We got a good start last week, and we have two more this month, then one more in December, and we will finish it off, but we are still in the race for the championship with only one loss," Cincinnati coach Tommy Tuberville said. "We can’t control our own destination, but in terms of bowl games and how we will finish in the rankings at the end of the year, the only thing we can do is go out and play the best we can, and win as many as we can."
“So your players have to see that on their own and adjust accordingly. And then we’ve got to do a better job of communicating and recovering in the press. Obviously as we get more practice time we’ll get better. You can only master so many things right now.”
If any of his teams have been built for the press its this one. The length is ridiculous.
The winless Appalachian State Mountaineers face another uphill battle as they take to the road for a non-conference matchup with the undefeated Cincinnati Bearcats in the Global Sports Shootout.
Should be breezy.
Jermaine Lawrence scores 15.
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