Look Back Miami - Report Card

The Bearcats dominated the 115th battle for the Victory Bell 45-3, now it's time to see how they grade out in this week's report card.

QUARTERBACKS

Junior Zach Collaros had an very efficient day on Saturday going 14-17 for 216 yards and three scores and zero interceptions in a little more than one half of work. For the season, Collaros has only been picked off once so far and looks to be finding his way in Butch Jones' offense. Chazz Anderson struggled in his action going only 1-4 and didn't look to be on the same page as his receivers. Grade: A

RUNNING BACKS

197 yards, that's pretty much all you have to say about Isaiah Pead's one half of work. Junior George Winn also had a pretty good day 87 yards on 19 carries running mainly behind the second team offensive line. Grade A+

WIDE RECEIVERS

D.J. Woods bounced back from the mistakes in the Oklahoma game to rack up 164 yards all purpose yards, including an 18-yard rushing touchdown, the first rushing touchdown of his career. Armon Binns did what Armon Binns does, and that's catch touchdowns, including five catches for 115 yards. However, besides those two only one other receiver caught a pass, Orion Woodard. Grade: B

TIGHT ENDS

Coming back from an ankle injury, Ben Guidugli had his best statistical game of the year with 4 catches for 47 yards and a touchdown. Due to the score most of the tight ends on the roster saw action and looked o.k. in their blocking. Grade: B

OFFENSIVE LINE

It looks as though in the last two games Cincinnati has found the right combination and positions for its offensive line. The starters did not allow a sack while the backups allowed only one on Anderson. More importantly in this game was the running lanes they opened up for Pead and the other backs. Really can't ask for much more the last two games from this offensive line. Grade: A+

DEFENSIVE LINE

The defensive line kept up its good play against Miami. As a unit they allowed only 42 net rushing yards to the Redhawks. Dan Giordano and Brandon Mills combined for 2.5 tackles for loss resulting in negative 16 yards. They also did a good job of not allowing Zac Dysert to get comfortable in the pocket. Grade: B+

LINE BACKERS

The Bearcats brought some pressure with their linebackers on Saturday resulting in two sacks, one by Walter Stewart to force a fourth down. Obadiah Cheatham, the former walkon lead the team in tackles with seven including a sack. Grade: B+

DEFENSIVE BACKS

Reuben Johnson continues to look good in coverage and in run support. He is a solid tackler and leads the team in passes deflected and added one more on Saturday. Cameron Cheatham also looked good replacing the injured Dominique Battle. Bearcats fans also got a look at many of the backups and freshmen as they got game experience which can only help the depth down the line. Grade: B+

SPECIAL TEAMS

Jake Rogers made his only field goal attempt and was perfect on all of his point after tries. Rogers seems to have found the consistency with his strong leg that UC fans have been hoping he would. He also boomed five of his eight kickoffs into the endzone for touchbacks. Pat O'Donnell also continued his strong season averaging 44 yards per punt on Saturday with one inside the 20 yard line. Grade: A


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