At the beginning of the season, I thought the Cincinnati-UCF game had the makings of a College Gameday setting. Two 5-0 AAC clubs, both ranked, fighting it out on national TV.
The national TV part is happening. Cincinnati and UCF will be facing off at high noon at Nippert on ABC.
But with UCF at 3-2, ESPN went with Georgia as the home of Gameday this Saturday.
While UCF has two losses, while their fantastic starting quarterback Dillon Gabriel is done for the forseeable future, while UCF may have as many as a dozen regulars out on Saturday, do not count this team out.
Cincinnati has shown great ability this season to stay focused on the task at hand. But a let down is inevitable. And if the Bearcats let down too much against this highly talented UCF team, it could end poorly.
The Knights boast several solid choices at running back and on the perimeter. On the defensive front, they have a strong linebacking core led by sideline-to-sideline menace Bryson Armstrong.
Certainly, there are questions at QB for UCF but freshman QB Mikey Keene showed a lot fo spunk against East Carolina last Saturday. Expect him to show up ready to play once again this Saturday at Cincinnati.