Cincinnati Bearcats Preview 2022: Season Prediction, Breakdown, Key Games, Players

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Cincinnati Bearcats Preview 2022: Season Prediction, Breakdown, Key Games, Players

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Cincinnati Bearcats Preview 2022: Season Prediction, Breakdown, Key Games, Players

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Cincinnati Bearcats Season Prediction, What Will Happen

It’s going to be an interesting season attitude-wise for a program that now knows what it’s like to be among the powerhouses.

It’s a year of transition as the school gets ready to be in the Power Five world of the Big 12, and it’s a year to try keeping all the momentum going after a historic run with so much fun and so many big moments.

There might be a massive loss of NFL talent, and everyone will be gunning for them now, but the Bearcats have a relatively breezy schedule overall with just a few big games to get by.

Of course, last year they had to sidestep a few landmines in games that should’ve been easy, and that might not happen this year.

Road games at UCF and SMU are dangerous. Home dates against East Carolina, Tulane, and Navy – all three will be better – aren’t going to be layups. Indiana was awful last year and it still almost won, and going to Arkansas against a very, very strong team is going to be rough right out of the gate.

Set The Cincinnati Bearcats Regular Season Win Total At … 9.5

Even with all of the concerns, Cincinnati is a mortal lock to win at least eight games. At Arkansas, Indiana, at UCF, at SMU, and throw in random Tulsa-like game of last year into the mix, and there will be two losses in there somewhere … maybe.

There’s no Houston or Memphis to deal with, and throw out all of this if Cincinnati beats Arkansas to kick things off.

If that happens, set the win total at 11 and go from there. The safer call, though, is a tough loss to the Hogs, one loss in AAC play on the road, and then it’s all about whether or not there’s a hiccup somewhere else.

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