Miami Hurricanes (3-0) at Cincinnati Bearcats (2-2)
|Date & Time||Thursday October 1, 2015, 7:30 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Cincinnati Bearcats +5 -- Over/Under:
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The Miami Hurricanes will try to remain unbeaten as they take on the Cincinnati Bearcats.
Cincinnati suffered a tough loss to Memphis 53-46. Not only did Cincinnati lose the game, but they also lost their starting quarterback Gunner Kiel to a neck injury. Backup Quarterback Hayden Moore stepped in and played his best game of his career. He went 31/53 passing for 557 yards and 4 touchdowns with 2 interceptions. Running back Hosey Williams only had 12 carries for 50 yards. Wide Receiver Max Morrison led the team in receiving with 9 catches for 162 yards and 2 touchdowns. Chris Moore and Shaq Washington also added 14 catches for 173 yards and 2 touchdowns. Cincinnati will try to get back on track when they host Miami this weekend.
Miami improved to a record of 3-0 after beating Nebraska 36-33 last weekend. Quarterback Brad Kaaya was 25/42 for 379 yards and 2 touchdowns and 1 interception. Running back Joseph Yearby had a big day on the ground carrying the ball 17 times for 125 yards and 1 touchdown. Wide Receiver Rashawn Scott led Miami with 9 catches for 151 yards. Herb Waters also added 4 receptions for 82 yards. Corn Elder, Deon Bush, and Artie Burns all recorded interceptions. Miami will try to stay perfect when they take on Cincinnati this Thursday.
The Miami Hurricanes are 2-9 against the spread in their last 11 games after accumulating more than 280 yards passing in their previous game. Miami is also 5-2 against the spread in their last 7 Thursday games. Cincinnati is 5-0-1 against the spread in their last 6 games following an against the spread win. The Bearcats are 5-1 against the spread in their last 6 Thursday games.
This is a tough game to call, but if i had to pick i would take Miami to cover the spread because they have a solid defense and can run the ball. Cincinnati is missing their starting quarterback and i think that wil be the difference in this game.