The Bulls return to action as they hit the road after Thanksgiving to face Cincinnati in their last road game of the year. USF, 3-7 (1-4) are just trying to keep it together as they head to face the Bearcats who are 7-3 (3-2) on the year.
The Bearcat defensive line overall is full of speed rushers, not relying on big time size up the middle. They are quick and athletic, posing trouble for the Bulls as they try to keep young Floyd on his feet in this game. Look for Giordano and company to try to get pressure and force a lot of mistakes by Floyd and the USF offense.
The linebacking unit is led by star Greg Blair who seems to be everywhere on the field. The linebacking corps flies all over the field for the Bearcats and will be looking to take away the gaps in the running game and try to confuse Floyd on offense.
The Bearcat secondary can tackle, hit in the open field, and has 11 interceptions on the season, showing how dangerous they can be. Floyd will have to be very careful with the ball in this game and will need help from his receivers to get open in their routes and pick yards.
The Bearcats like to spread the ball all over the field and have threats all over. Kelce, their big tight end, is a big time force and will challenge the USF secondary that is thin and has been beaten all year, allowing 260 yards a game in the air. The Bulls have to tackle the speedy Bearcat playmakers or it could be a nightmare afternoon.