Post Game Tommy Tuberville

Bearcats win another American Athletic Conference game, beating Connecticut 41-16 today. With the win the Bearcats improve their record to 5-2, 2-1 in the AAC. Today's win puts Tommy Tuberville's team in a good position heading into an off week.

After the game Cincinnati head coach Tommy Tuberville reflected on how well both of his lines played today.

"Our offense and defense lines played very well," said Tuberville. "That's how we're gonna play the rest of the season."

Tuberville went on to discuss the huge pressure the defensive line placed on the Huskies.

"We did something we haven't done in awhile," explained coach. "We probably blitz more today than we have in the first 6 games."

Coming into the 2nd half of today's game leading 27-3, Coach Tuberville introduced us to the Brendon Kay-Jordan Luallen combination at quarterback.

"We want to do a lot of things with Jordan (Luallen)," said Tuberville. "We can't just run off tackle and counters. This became a good situation, their gonna have to fear Jordan throwing the ball as well as running, because he is an ex-quarterback."

Luallen looks to help Kay with the load at the quarterback position as Kay has played with multiple injuries over the last 2 weeks. Today, Kay injured his wrist but fought though that pain to have another good game.

"Brendon played well, played gutsy, playing out there like an iron man," Tuberville said. "He needs these days off, we're gonna give him the whole week off. We have to get him back to 100%."

Tuberville is also looking for big things out of 6-foot-6 wide receiver MeKale McKay, who today had 2 catches for 93 yards, 56 being his longest.

"#2 (Mekale McKay) is gonna be the guy that will be a force for us as we go through the rest of the year. He's a guy that makes a good target and has very good hands," said Tuberville."

With a loss from Louisville Friday night, that puts USF in the driver seat, but the Bearcats are not far behind. And Tuberville knows this going into an off week as there are a lot of games left as well as time to get guys healthy.

"We have 5 games left," said Tuberville. "We have a lot of time off between games, so that's gonna help all of us get rested."

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