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The Favorite Cincinnati Bearcat Football Player Since 1997 Tournament: Mark Dantonio Regional Final

Now its time to pick the second participant for the Final Four. Voting is now open for the regional final and will be until May 23 at 6 a.m.

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Who cares if you heard Laurel or Yanny? (It’s Laurel if you really need to know). The real debate you should be focused on is what’s taking place in the Favorite Cincinnati Bearcat Football Player Since 1997 Tournament. We revealed the final for the Brian Kelly region yesterday and today we advance to the Mark Dantonio region. There is no factually correct answer to the question you will need to vote on at the end of this post, but there is a right one in your heart. Keep that in mind. Oh, here’s the update to the bracket.


Not a lot of intrigue in this round. Derek Wolfe sacked JK Schaffer and Kevin Huber punted Chris Moore out of the running. Nailed those puns.

Wolfe got nearly 86 percent of the vote in his matchup, using his 19.5 career sacks and 37 tackles for loss to overpower Schaffer, who had more career tackles (337) than Wolfe but not nearly as many sacks or TFL, which are what put the butts in the seats.

Huber’s run in this tournament has been one of the great sports stories of this year. He has continued to dominate UC wide receivers, taking care of Kenbrell Thompkins, Dominick Goodman and now Moore. In a away, you could say Huber did what Eli Apple couldn’t and beat Moore.

The Final

Derek Wolfe vs. Kevin Huber

Huber is in unfamiliar territory. He has yet to have to challenge a non-wide receiver. Wolfe clearly has the fan’s imagination captured since he has received no less than 72 percent of the vote in each of his three matchups to get here. But the best punter in program history (45.5 yards per punt) cannot be counted out.

That’s enough words for this region. Now its time for the voting. Also, make sure to get in and vote in a special satellite event of the tournament that could change the makeup of the Final Four altogether.