Cincinnati Knocks off UCF

The Bearcats needed a signature win, and they got it Friday night. Cincinnati (4-1) defeated UCF(3-2)* 27-24 in front of a sold out crowd. The Knights were ranked 18th in the AP poll, 19th in the coaches, and 26th by sports reference while Cincinnati was rated 12th by SR. Desmond Ridder threw two touchdown passes and the Bearcats had three interceptions (1 TD) on defense. Thanks a 4-1 record and a top-ten schedule, Cincinnati is ranked in the AP Top 25.
Michael Warren II #3 of the Cincinnati Bearcats gets tackled by Nate Evans #44 and Eriq Gilyard #10 of the Central Florida Knights in the first quarter. (Getty)
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The Cats’ will play at Houston next week (Saturday 10/12). TV: ESPN2 Radio: 700 WLW ┬áTime: 3:30 p.m.

Sports 24/7 Top Five:

Ohio State: Blew out Michigan State 34-10, and a 42-point win over Cincy is looking better every week
Alabama: Their best win is versus Duke, but it was 42-3
Wisconsin: The 21 point victory over Michigan was solid
Clemson: Beating A&M by 14, best performance, but won by a single point at UNC
Oklahoma: Playing Texas at the Cotton Bowl will show us how good they actually are, because their strength of schedule has been lacking
Sports 24/7 Under the Radar:

Cincinnati: Beating UCF was huge, have played a very difficult schedule, only loss to Ohio State
SMU: Pulled off a miracle 3OT win over Tulsa to remain undefeated and TCU victory on the road impressive
Memphis: Win over Navy is strong
Boise State: They have the win at Florida State, but that’s as good as it gets
Appalachian St.: The Mountaineers have the UNC victory on the road, but playing in the Sun Belt will not help strength of schedule

*FBS wins only

UC Hoops: Cats’ Fall to UCF

Cincinnati lost a competitive matchup at UCF, 58-55. The Bearcats (25-5, 14-3, 16th) were led by Tre Scott and his 20 point effort. Scott shot nine of 15 from the field, two of three from long-range, and had nine rebounds. Jarron Cumberland added 10 points for UC, but shot less than 30% from the field (5-18). BJ Taylor had 22 points and six rebounds in his final home game for UCF (23-6, 13-4, 17th). Fellow senior Tacko Fall used his 7’6″ frame to score 10 points, grab six rebounds, and block three shots. UC’s Cane Broome came up short on a three-pointer which would have sent the game to overtime. The Cats’ will host Houston (28-2, 15-2, 4th) on senior day on Sunday at noon. TV: CBS Radio: 700 WLW.

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UC’s Keith Williams (2) was held to four points at UCF (AP).


2018-19 AAC Standings

Houston 15-2 28-2
Cincinnati 14-3 1 25-5
UCF 13-4 2 23-6
Temple 12-5 3 22-8
Memphis 10-7 5 18-12
Wichita State 9-8 6 16-13
South Florida 8-9 7 19-11
Tulsa 8-9 7 18-12
UConn 5-12 10 14-16
SMU 5-12 10 13-16
East Carolina 3-14 12 10-19
Tulane 0-17 15 4-25


UC Hoops: Bearcats Beat UCF

Cincinnati got their biggest win of the season Thursday night versus UCF, 60-55. The home victory strengthens the solid tournament resume for the Bearcats (22-4, 11-2, 15th). Justin Jenifer (12), Keith Williams (12), and Jarron Cumberland (11) all scored double-digits for UC. Aubrey Dawkins led the Knights (19-6, 9-4, 31st) with 18 points. Central Florida remains “on the bubble” for the NCAA tournament. The Cats’ will continue play at Connecticut (13-13, 4-9, 135th) on Sunday at 2 PM. TV: ESPN Radio: 700 WLW

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Justin Jenifer led the Cats’ with 12 points (The Enquirer).

2018-19 American Standings

Houston 12-1 25-1
Cincinnati 11-2 1 22-4
UCF 9-4 3 19-6
Temple 9-4 3 19-7
Memphis 8-6 4.5 16-11
South Florida 7-6 5 18-8
Wichita State 6-7 6 13-12
Tulsa 6-8 6.5 16-11
SMU 5-8 7 13-12
UConn 4-9 8 13-13
East Carolina 2-11 10 9-16
Tulane 0-13 12 4-21