Cincinnati at East Carolina Fearless Prediction & Game Preview
Check out the Cincinnati at East Carolina fearless prediction and game preview.
Cincinnati (3-7) vs. East Carolina (2-8) Game Preview
Broadcast, TV, Game Time
Date: Saturday, November 18th
Game Time: 12:00 pm ET
Venue: Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, Greenville, NC
Network: CBS Sports Network
What’s Going To Happen
It’s all about optics at this point.
The first year of the Luke Fickell era hasn’t gone all that well at Cincinnati. The defense hasn’t been great, but the offense hasn’t provided any help. With ECU and Connecticut to close, though, 5-7 might not look all that bad – it’ll seem like there’s hope for 2018.
East Carolina continues to have defensive issues in loss after loss, and it’s not going to get any better with a trip to Memphis to close things out. Lose this, and 2-10 will be really, really ugly.
The Pirate offensive line isn’t all that awful, but the production isn’t there to overcome the nation’s worst defense that allowed 554 yards per game.
There’s no pass rush, which means the secondary is getting torched, which means the offense that doesn’t have the pop has to keep taking chances, which is leading to too many interceptions.
UC’s O line won’t have too hard a time giving the backfield time to work. It’s been a rough year for the Bearcats, but they’ll be able to win the field position battle with a solid punting game, and Hayden Moore will have a solid, complete game throwing for an efficient 275 yards.
Cincinnati at East Carolina Prediction
Cincinnati 34, East Carolina 31
Cincinnati -3.5, o/u: 64.5
5: KFC fried chicken-scented bath bomb
1: “short and fat” … 2
Must See Rating
5: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
1: Justice League … 2.5