Can the Bearcats Go Undefeated?
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 6-0 and are bowl eligible for the first time in 3 years. You know that already though. The Bearcats are ranked #20 in the country and are coming off of a bye week with Temple waiting in Philly on Saturday.
So far the Bearcats have looked good beating
Alabama A&M 63-7
Ohio U 34-30
What lies ahead is a gauntlet of a schedule for an AAC team.
— Dan Hoard (@Dan_Hoard) October 6, 2018
Temple looked soft in the early weeks of the season, losing to Villanova and Buffalo in back to back weeks. Since then though they’ve come storming back beating Maryland, Tulsa, ECU, and Navy.
This one will be a close one for the Bearcats in the city of brotherly love but I think the Bearcats head home with a W. 7-0.
Next up, SMU. The Mustangs have struggled at times, like against North Texas when they lost 46-23. They went on to lose to TCU, Michigan, and UCF which isn’t a bad loss sheet (minus N Texas) They beat Navy in OT and UConn (who hasn’t) so the verdict is out on SMU although we’ll have a better idea after there game this weekend at Tulane. As it stands the Bearcats should leave Texas 8-0.
The #Bearcats are #20 after a bye week
I’ve celebrated by buying tickets to the Nov 3rd game against Navy.
I hope to see you there
— GoBeercats (@GoBeercats) October 14, 2018
That takes us to Navy on November 3rd in Nippert. By this time the Bearcats could be in the top 15. Hopefully this is a night game, I’ll be there, you should too! The Midshipmen ran all over us last year. I mean Forest Gump level of running on us. They broke a record on us with their triple option offense. Our D is so much improved this year. Even with the record day of rushing Navy only beat us by 10 (42-32) in Annapolis. Navy has their share of bad losses this season too, losing to Air Force and Hawaii. They’ve managed to beat Memphis though. Assuming this is a night game in Historic Nippert Stadium the Bearcats should role a depleted Navy team. Dare I say 9-0 for the Bearcats.
The very next Saturday the Bearcats host the Bulls of USF. A team currently ranked in the top 25. They’re good and undefeated up to this point and the games up next up until they come to Clifton include UConn, Houston, and Tulane. There’s a strong possibility they roll into town undefeated setting up the biggest game in Nippert Stadium in 10 years. Legends will be made this day. Bearcats emerge victorious. Book it. 10-0
As a reward for beating the Bulls, the Bearcats will get to travel to Orlando, FL to take on the UCF Knights who will be undefeated and will beat us serving up the Bearcats their first loss of the season. We’re not there yet. 10-1
Finally, the Bearcats will finish their season at home against ECU. The Pirates torched us last year. It got ugly quick, which might be payback for the two nail biters the Bearcats pulled out the previous years. This season the Pirates are on about the same level as the UConn Huskies. It would take a monumental meltdown from the Bearcats to lose this one at home. 11-1.
In Fickell We Trust.