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Let’s Hope for a Repeat of the 2018 Navy Game

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 03 Navy at Cincinnati Photo by Ian Johnson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Cincinnati’s history versus Navy is a short one and not a particularly good one.

The Navy Midshipmen and Cincinnati Bearcats have played on just four occasions. Navy has won 3 of them.

Cincinnati’s lone win came in their most recent meeting, a 42-0 Cincinnati beatdown of the Midshipmen.

That November 3, 2018 contest at Nippert Stadium couldn’t have gone much better for Cincinnati.

36,318 fans looked on as Cincinnati outgained Navy 451-171. Four different Bearcats backs gained at least 40 yards (Charles McClelland, Michael Warren, Desmond Ridder, and Tavion Thomas). Quarterback Desmond Ridder went 13 for 17 for 178 yards in abbreviated action. He posted a second quarter rushing touchdown as well as a third quarter touchdown toss to receiver Rashad Medaris.

Cincinnati’s defense prevented the Midshipmen from getting anything going on offense all afternoon. In particular, senior defensive tackle Cortez Broughton ran roughshod over the Navy offensive front, rampaging his way to a 10 tackle afternoon.

The outcome of this game was only briefly in question. Cincinnati took a 28-0 lead into the half and played much of the final two frames with one hand behind its back.

Check out the highlights below: