Cincinnati vs UCF Prediction, Game Preview, How To Watch: Saturday, October 16
Cincinnati vs UCF How To Watch
Date: Saturday October 16
Game time: 12:00 ET
Venue: Nippert Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio
How to watch: ABC
Record: Cincinnati (5-0), UCF (3-2)
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Cincinnati vs UCF Game Preview
Why UCF will win
Were you not UCF?
One of the most dominant offensive powerhouses in college football in recent years was rocking and rolling to kick off the Gus Malzahn era, and then it all fell apart with the loss of QB Dillon Gabriel to a shoulder injury.
The O couldn’t get the job done against a battle-less Navy team, but it was able to make its way past the East Carolina team with three takeaways and a solid defensive performance.
And that’s what it will cost.
Look, we’re all adults here – UCF isn’t about to take on the third best team in college football.
Cincinnati is obviously very good, and it could quickly put out the lights if UCF gets downs, but it’s staggeringly bad on third downs, there’s no pass rush and it doesn’t do anything to check the clock – and UCF can take advantage of all that .
Malzahn and the technical staff have to adjust and adjust.
The defensive front isn’t bad on the run, the backfield has some great runners – and could be a lot stronger if Isaiah Bowser can somehow come back from a leg injury – and the offensive line is talented enough to stand. hold. But …
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Why Cincinnati will win
Yes, UCF is really broken, and there is still the question of the quarterback game.
Freshman Mikey Keene wasn’t terrible in his two games, but he’s a freshman, he hasn’t thrown more than 200 yards and he gave up a pick on every starting outing.
He may be decent for the UCF attack, but this isn’t a high-flying fun show that will scare the Bearcat secondary.
You don’t have to worry about the knight’s normal passing in the downfield, not much happens in the backfield from the defensive front, and it shouldn’t take many points to get a firm grip on the game.
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what will happen
UCF still has guys.
It’s a good enough team to stand up and come up with something special now that it’s in the role of the decided underdog. Malzahn has played in us-against-the-world games before, the lines should be able to hold up and make this a fight, and…
The secondary Cincinnati will take over just when it looks like UCF has a chance.
The Bearcats have NFL parts that can be locked, allowing for a completion rate of less than 50% per year, allowing only three touchdown passes and nine passes.
They come up with two late takeaways to ease the pressure and allow Cincinnati to keep the dream going.
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Cincinnati vs UCF Prediction, Line
Cincinnati 38, UCF 20
Line: Cincinnati -21, o/h: 57.5
ATS confidence of 5: 3
Must see: 3.5
5: Caramel apple whatever
1: Pumpkin spice everything
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