The Cincinnati Bearcats vs Navy Midshipmen is particularly interesting because it has been 61 years worth of wait for the Bearcats to take their revenge on the Midshipmen. Their last matchup was way back in 1956, where Navy won 13-7.
In many simulations of the game, which is no indicator of what the actual game will pan out like, Navy has won with a comfortable margin all the time.
Date and Time: September 23rd, 2017 3:30 PM EST
Venue: Vanderbilt Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee
TV: CBSSN (US)
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The Bearcats are opening their league. That’s why the importance of this match increases further. The Bearcats are at 2-1 so far. This is going to be their fourth match.
Bearcats linebacker Jaylyin Minor will be tackling as usual if everything goes the way it was in the previous match. He carries a respectable 31 stops, 2.5 for loss status with him. Also, he is one of the only two players in the whole American Athletic Conference to average 10+ tackles in a game.
Everything looks good with the Bearcats. The only thing we wonder now is whether this will be enough to stop and beat Navy Midshipmen or not, as they deploy a different kind of offensive tactic.
Navy depends on the triple-option offense. They choose to do running the ball. And then some more running. Amid their focus on running, the old way, they also have talented players. Top of the list is fullback Chris High and quarterback Zach Abey. Both are promising players, even if Abey is in the first year as the starter.
No matter how promising does the Bearcats team looks, Navy is going to be a tough challenge nevertheless. It is easy to imagine a scenario where Navy wins and Cincinnati loses. Yes, it will be difficult, as the defense of the UC team is strong. But with a few right decisions and good on-the-spot reflexes of Abey, Navy might be able to comfortably defeat Cincinnati.