Memphis vs. Cincinnati fearless prediction and game preview.
Memphis vs. Cincinnati Broadcast
Date: Friday, November 29
Game Time: 3:30 ET
Live Stream: fuboTV (click to watch for free)
Venue: Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, TN
Memphis (10-1) vs. Cincinnati (10-1) Game Preview
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What’s Going To Happen
So here’s the deal.
Cincinnati is in the American Athletic Conference Championship next week as the champion of the East. Memphis will play the Bearcats in a rematch it if it wins. However, Navy wins the West if it beats Houston and Memphis loses to UC. If the Midshipmen lose to the Cougars, then Memphis wins no matter what.
Basically, if you like this game, you’ll probably get a second shot to see them go at it again next week.
The Tigers come in on a five-game winning streak with the AAC’s most efficient passing game, a defense that’s improving enough to not be a liability, and a pass rush with the upside to bother the UC backfield all game long.
The Bearcats haven’t lost since getting whumped by Ohio State back in early September. The O has stalled a bit over the last few weeks, and it’s been doing a bit of bum-slaying throughout the year, but the team doesn’t make big mistakes, the defense allowed the fewest points in the league, and the secondary is great at coming up with big plays.
However, the UC secondary can be beaten.
It survived East Carolina despite giving up 535 yards, it slipped past USF after giving up almost ten yards per throw, and on the year it’s been getting hit for 200 yards with ease by any team able to throw a forward pass.
Memphis will take Round One.
The Bearcat defense will struggle against the high-powered Memphis receiving corps that will open it up right away. UC QB Desmond Ridder will be one, but he won’t be effective enough on third downs to stop the momentum.
Expect a different game in Round Two, but don’t expect the Bearcats to take it easy in this go-round.
Memphis vs. Cincinnati Prediction, Line
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