Where: Nippert Stadium, Cincinnati, OH
When: Saturday, November 9, 3:30 PM. ET.
The Cincinnati Bearcats will be going for their seventh win in a row when they take on the UConn Huskies on Saturday afternoon.
Huskies Looking For Third Win Of The YearThe Huskies haven’t had much go their way so far this season and have only two wins in their first nine games. They will be trying to bounce back from their embarrassing loss to Navy with a win over the Bearcats, but they will need to figure out a way to stop the run if they want to avoid another loss.
UConn hasn’t played well offensively this season, averaging 20.3 points per game. They managed only 10 points in their last game after scoring 56 in their previous game and will need to do better than that to get past the Bearcats.
Cincinnati has struggled against the pass this season and gave up over 500 passing yards in their last game. The Huskies are averaging 204.3 passing yards per game and will need to do a better job throwing the ball if they want to pick up the win.
Jack Zergiotis leads the Huskies with 1,079 passing yards, five touchdowns, and eight interceptions. He threw for 205 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions against Navy and will need a better performance to lead his team to the win on Saturday.
Bearcats Going For Third consecutive Win Over HuskiesThe Bearcats have played well this season, winning seven of their first eight games, which has helped them stay at the top of the American East standings. With the team eyeing the conference title, they will try to win their remaining games, starting with the Huskies, which will give them their seventh win in a row and third straight over the Huskies.
Cincinnati has played well offensively, averaging 35.1 points per game. The team has the 42nd ranked offense in the country, averaging 189.4 yards per game and will keep the ball on the ground when they face the Huskies, who gave up over 400 rushing yards and seven touchdowns in their loss to Navy.
Michael Warren II led the team with 141 yards and three touchdowns on 18 carries in their win over East Carolina. Quarterback Desmond Ridder added 121 yards on 12 carries. Expect to see a heavy dose of the two players on Saturday.
Cincinnati’s defense is giving up a respectable 23.3 points per game, but they struggled against East Carolina because they could not stop the pass. They won’t face a big threat from Zergiotis this week, but they will need to defend the pass better than they did against the Pirates to avoid giving the Huskies any hope.
The top supporting trends for this game, found on Covers.com, are: UConn is:
- 2-5 ATS in their last 7 conference games.
- 3-8-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
- 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games following a double-digit loss at home.
The top supporting trends for this game, found on Covers.com, are: Cincinnati is:
- 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games.
- 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
- 13-3 ATS in their last 16 games after accumulating less than 170 yards passing in their previous game.