WHERE: Nippert Stadium (40,000); Cincinnati, Ohio
WHEN: 3:30 p.m.
TV/RADIO: ESPN+; 95.3 WDAE, Bulls Unlimited iHeart Radio
SERIES: UC leads 10-7. 2019: Cincinnati won 20-17 in Tampa.
LINE: USF +21; Over/Under 45
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The Bulls travel to Ohio to face the Cincinnati Bearcats today.
Good news: starting center Brad Cecil is poised to return, UNC transfer Cade Fortin is poised to make his USF debut, and fall weather has finally hit Florida.
Bad news: The Bearcats are really good, we have no idea (yet) on the number of unavailable players USF will have today after navigating the Notre Dame debacle where nearly 40 players missed practice time due to positive COVID tests, and contact tracing. Oh, did I mention the Bearcats are really good?
The Bulls offense needs to show some competency today as they start conference play. The passing game has been nonexistent, and Jordan McCloud, and Noah Johnson have done little to separate themselves in the race. Hopefully with the addition of Fortin into the rotation today, USF will see some more success through the air than they did in the first two games.
McCloud had one of his best game last year versus this Cincinnati team. He threw for over 260 yards, and led the Bulls down the field late in the game for a potential game-winning drive, but Spencer Shrader missed the 33-yard field goal, and the Bearcats marched down for their own GW kick.
Let’s enjoy the weather, our family, and watch our favorite team even if it hurts us.
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