SMU vs. Cincinnati Fearless Prediction & Game Preview

SMU vs. Cincinnati Fearless Prediction & Game Preview

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SMU vs. Cincinnati Fearless Prediction & Game Preview


SMU vs. Cincinnati Fearless Prediction & Game Preview

Check out the SMU vs. Cincinnati fearless prediction and game preview.

SMU (4-2) vs. Cincinnati (2-5) Game Preview

Broadcast, TV, Game Time

Date: Saturday, October 21st
Game Time: 4:00 pm ET
Venue: Nippert Stadium, Cincinnati, OH
Network: ESPNU

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What’s Going To Happen

Desperation time for Cincinnati, the offense stalled in a 33-3 loss to USF last week for a fourth straight loss. There are winnable games in November, but Luke Fickell could use a good win to get there with a chance to go bowling. Lose, and there’s no margin for error.

On the flip side, SMU has had two weeks off after a loss at Houston, and it has a rough final month with UCF along with road games at Navy and Memphis to deal with. Lose to the Bearcats, and all of a sudden, it’ll be a fight to get to six wins and a bowl in what – up until now – has been a breakthrough season.

The Mustangs have a rough time stalling everyone’s passing game, but with UC starting quarterback Hayden Moore struggling, the already mediocre Bearcat air attack won’t go off. Considering the Bearcats don’t have a ground game, the offense shouldn’t be able to keep up the pace.

SMU won’t give Cincinnati the easy points – the Mustangs don’t turn it over – and the pass rush should rise up in key moments to keep the Bearcats from going on any key late scoring drives.

SMU vs. Cincinnati Prediction

Final Score

SMU 37, Cincinnati 24


SMU -8.5, o/u: 64.5

ATS Confidence

5: Deshaun Watson
1: Aaron Rodgers … 3

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