Last Look Back Offense: Delaware State

BearcatInsider.com takes a look at UC's offensive performance against Delaware State.

Quarterback

Quarterback play against Delaware State had its ups and downs, that's for sure. Munchie Legaux looked good moving the ball, and finished the game with 74% completion percentage. That number, along with the 200 plus passing yards and two touchdowns, would lead you to believe Legaux played a heck of a game. But for those who watched the game, it was the amount of turnovers that stood out. Legaux threw two interceptions, including one inside the red zone, and fumbled twice, accounting for four of Cincinnati's six turnovers. It was not his best performance, and one that has a few fans worried. However, it's early, and there is plenty of time to improve.

BearcatInsider grade: B-

Running Backs

It was a solid day for the Cincinnati running backs, who accounted for over 200 of the 250 plus yards rushing on the day. Starter George Winn had 24 carries for 147 yards and looked good all game, making one cut and hitting the holes hard. Backup Jameel Poteat looked good in a backup role, rushing with 44 yards and one touchdown in his first game back from injury. Ralph Abernathy IV made the most of his opportunities as well, finishing with 52 yards on only seven carries. Overall it was a solid game from the backs. Only having one rushing touchdown bumps their grade down from an A+ to an A.

BearcatInsider grade: A

Wide Receivers/Tight Ends

The receivers had another solid game, but it was tough to give a grade here, as there wasn't a receiver who really stood out. The leading receiver had four receptions and 62 yards. However, being that the receiver (Damon Julian) was making his first start, and it ups the ante for the receivers play. Anthony McClung had another solid game and should have had two touchdowns if not for a fumble inside the three yard line that ended up in a touchback for Delaware State. The next receiver's (Shaq Washington) best stats peaked at 23 receiving yards. The lowly statistics isn't necessarily a bad thing, as Munchie seems to be comfortable spreading the ball around. However, it would be nice to have one guy step up into that go-to receiver role at some point in the season.

BearcatInsider grade: B-

Offensive Line

From a rushing standpoint, the offensive line had another fantastic game, paving the way for 259 rushing yards and one touchdown. The pass blocking was a little suspect, nothing terrible, but with the size advantage UC possessed, allowing two sacks should have not happened. Back to the run blocking; the Bearcats continually opened up huge holes for George Winn and the two backups Poteat and Abernathy, leading to a 5.3 yards per rush average, a really great stat that has to please the offensive coaches. The aggression was there and UC really threw there weight around well in the running back. I'd like to see a little improvement in the pass blocking going forward, but nothing to panic about. Another great outing.

BearcatInsider grade: A


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