Munchie Legaux played, to date, his most consistent game of the season on Saturday against instate rival Miami (OH). His numbers weren't of the eye-popping stature that we've become accustomed too, but his consistency was something to build upon going forward. The knock on Legaux all season has been his inability to put together a complete game. Against the Redhawks, Munchie finished 13 of 23 for 157 yards and two touchdowns. Along with the passing stats, Legaux rushed for 24 yards on six carries. He played the kind of game you want your quarterback to play. He managed the game, made plays when necessary and looked comfortable running the offense. Overall, a really solid effort from number four.
BearcatInsider grade: A-
Once again, George Winn proved to be the most reliable player in this Cincinnati offense. Winn finshed with 128 yards on 16 carries and two touchdowns Let's do some math here; that's good for an average of 8.0 yards per carry. Rushing for nearly a first down every time you touch the ball is something every coach dreams of, and the senior running back did just that. All game long, Winn took advantage of his touches, running over, around and past Redhawk defenders for four quarters. His sophomore counterpart, Ralph Abernathy IV, had himself a solid game as well, rushing for 27 yards on eight carries. Abernathy once again showed his shiftiness when you get him the ball in space. Due to the lopsides score of the game, Cincinnati was able to get some backups into the game, with Tion Green getting the majority of the fourth quarter carries. Green finished with 37 rushing yards on 11 carries and one touchdown.
BearcatInsider grade: A
Wide Receivers/Tight Ends
Although there was not a standout receiver from a statistical standpoint, the Cincinnati receivers once again showed their depth as a unit. Junior Anthony McClung led the group with four catches for 55 yards, while senior tight end Travis Kelce found the end zone for the first time all season. One of the highlights of this group's performance belonged to senior Danny Milligan. The senior from Cincinnati, OH scored the first touchdown of his career on an 11-yard slant in the first quarter. Damon Julian continued his consistent play, finishing with three catches for 33 yards. Once again, the receivers continue to use their depth as a weapon against the competition.
BearcatInsider grade: B+
This was the best game played by the Cincinnati offensive line all season. Against the Redhawks, this group allowed zero sacks, and paved the way for the UC rushing attack to run for over 270 yards on the ground. The offensive line had a large size advantage over their Miami counterparts, and they used that size to their advantage, constantly knocking the Miami defensive line off the ball and allowing George Winn and Ralph Abernathy to have big days on the ground. From a pass blocking standpoint, they gave Munchie the time he needed to find open receivers and allow their routes to finish. This group continues to mesh and grow chemistry as a unit. If they can put together games like this on a consistent basis, expect the Cincinnati offense to continue humming along.
BearcatInsider grade: A