Cincinnati vs. Austin Peay - 9/19/20 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Cincinnati vs. Austin Peay - 9/19/20 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

Austin Peay Governors (0-1) at Cincinnati Bearcats (0-0)

College Football: Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 12:00 pm (Nippert Stadium)

The Line: Cincinnati Bearcats -33.5 -- Over/Under: 52.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Austin Peay Governors and Cincinnati Bearcats meet Saturday in college football action at Nippert Stadium.

The Austin Peay Governors look for a feel good win after losing their first two games and just getting waxed by Pittsburgh, 0-55. The Austin Peay Governors have won five of their last nine road games. Jeremiah Oatsvall is completing 42.8 percent of his passes for 277 yards, zero touchdowns and two interceptions. Oatsvall and Kam Williams have combined for zero touchdowns and three interceptions. Baniko Harley and Geordon Pollard have combined for 190 receiving yards on 11 receptions while Jay Parker has four receptions. The Austin Peay Governors ground game is averaging 77.5 yards per contest, and Cj Evans Jr. leads the way with 102 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Austin Peay is allowing 39.5 points and 458 yards per game. Kordell Jackson leads the Austin Peay Governors with 13 tackles, Josephus Smith has one sack and Jack McDonald has one interception.

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The Cincinnati Bearcats look for another successful season after winning 11 games last year, the seventh time in school history they won double-digit games. Desmond Ridder returns at quarterback after throwing for 2,100 yards and 18 touchdowns while completing 55.1 percent of his passes. Ridder will have his top receiver back in Alec Pierce, who averaged 17.6 yards per reception and scored two touchdowns while Gerrid Doaks should takeover at running back after averaging 5.2 yards per carry and scoring five touchdowns. Cincinnati has a chance to be the best offense in the AAC this season with the returning production. Defensively, Darrick Forrest returns after leading the Bobcats with 106 tackles, Michael Pitts had 5.5 sacks last season and Ja'von Hicks had five interceptions. Cincinnati is in a good position to be a force yet again in the American Athletic Conference. 

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The Austin Peay Governors have shown us little positives through two games and were just beat up by Pittsburgh, 0-55. Austin Peay hasn't played a lick of defense and simply doesn't have the horses offensively to hang with teams with a much larger talent pool. The Cincinnati Bearcats returns a lot of the key players who made last season successful, and they should play their starters a bunch as they look to knock off the rust before the schedule gets tougher. This should be a Cincinnati beatdown. 

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Randy’s Pick Cincinnati Bearcats -33.5

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