Cincinnati Bearcats at Miami (OH) Redhawks Free Pick 9/21/13
Cincinnati Bearcats (2-1) at Miami (Ohio) RedHawks (0-2)
NCAAF Football: Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 4:00 pm (Fred C Yager Stadium)
The Line: Miami (Ohio) RedHawks 24 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The 2-1 Cincinnati Bearcats take to the road for a non conference matchup with struggling Miami (OH) Saturday at 4PM.
Cincinnati got back on the winning track this past weekend with a dominant 66-9 win over Northwestern State. The Bearcats were licking their chops at facing the overmatched Demons after they were beaten soundly by Illinois the weekend prior. The Bearcats handed the keys over to Brandon Kay in this one with Munchie Legaux out for the season. Kay did not disappoint, throwing for 275 yards and 4 TDs on the afternoon. Kay was pulled in third quarter with the game well in hand and backup Bennie Coney tossed a TD and went 5-5 through the air as well. Cincinnati had 11 receivers catch passes on the afternoon and Hosey Williams led the way on the ground with 117 yards and 2 TDs to pace the Bearcats. The Brandon Kay led offense will get another week to tune up with a suspect Miami (OH) defense looming.
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Miami (OH) is 0-2 on the year and have been completely outclassed in both contests thus far this season. Most recently, the Redhawks fell 41-7 at the hands of Kentucky. The Redhawks lone touchdown was on a fumble recovery as their offense struggled mightily to get going. Quarterback Boucher threw for an eye opening 23 yards on 4-14 passing and led the team in rushing with 28 yards on the ground. For the game, the Redhawks put forth 122 total yards -- over 500 less yards than their opponent. Cincinnati’s defense is better than Kentucky’s on paper so the Redhawks better have utilized their two week break to draw up a game plan that will help them move the sticks.
Some trends to consider - Cincinnati is 5-0 against the spread against teams with a losing record and Miami (OH) is 7-19 against the spread in September games.
Brandon Kay brings a pocket passing element that Legaux does not have and although it was against Northwestern State, the Bearcats looked like a well oiled machine with Kay at the helm. I do not expect that to change this week as Kay and the Bearcat receivers dominate a suspect Miami defense on their way to the cover before their schedule toughens up.