UC & OU in Historic Nippert
On Saturday the Cincinnati Bearcats (3-0) host the Ohio Bobcats (1-1) at Historic Nippert Stadium. The Bearcats are looking to continue their hot start with an in state foe this Saturday. UC holds the advantage in the series 24-23-4 all time. The last meeting was in 1981, a Bearcats victory.
I for one love a good in state game and this Saturday’s game is sure to deliver on that. We know that team in the middle of the state likes to shy away from playing in state schools or if they do they put up Murray State in week 1. I’m glad to see UC schedule these games, let’s spread the love around the state to know exactly where everyone stands.
An epic show down❗️
It’s Truth v. Mystic Mama
It’s Axis Mundi v. Oil of Aphrodite
It’s Pinwheel v. Aecern
It’s Cincinnati v. Athens
It’s the Bearcats and the Bobcats at Historic Nippert Stadium ‼️
— GoBeercats (@GoBeercats) September 20, 2018
What to look for this week
The Bearcats demolished Alabama A&M in week 3 to the tune of 63-7. The Bearcats put up close to historic numbers and looked good doing it. They seek to continue that look this week. Des Ridder let the pigskin fly early and often. Look for his confidence to grow this week and get Sr. WR Kahlil Lewis involved early as well as freshmen phenom Jayshon Jackson.
In a quote about Joey Votto, Marty Brennaman once said, “That man is a horse, I suggest you ride him to the winner’s circle every chance you get!”
I believe that saying holds true for one Michael Warren, star running back at the University of Cincinnati. I don’t see him being stopped this week.
The special teams and the kicker from down under look to keep their dominating performances going Saturday as well.
Earlier this week Ohio coach Frank Solich talked about the Bearcats in his press conference
“… I think they’ve held those three opponents to eight points a game, which is a little scary. You need to put points on the board to win a game, and they don’t allow you to do that. Something has to give here. They are very physical, very strong, and they play with a lot of energy.
The Black Cats as they call themselves, the Bearcats defense, is gaining a reputation for kicking ass and taking names. They’re a hard-hitting, play making, physical bunch. A good reputation to have for a defense.
Special commemorative🥤s will be available this weekend as we honor the 2008 @GoBearcatsFB team!
— Cincinnati Bearcats (@GoBEARCATS) September 20, 2018
The Bobcats are kind of headed in the opposite direction as the Bearcats. They struggled against Howard and got handled by Virginia. They are coming off of a bye week which should help them out but I don’t see how they’ll have the talent or composure to pull off an upset at Historic Nippert.
The Bobcats and Bearcats kickoff at noon on Saturday on ESPNU.
Bearcats 42 Bobcats 17