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J.T. Smith is giving out offensive game balls for Cincinnati against BYU

Here at BCI we are going to start a weekly tradition to give out game balls to the top performers on offense no matter if the outcome of the game. Check below to see which Bearcats received an award on offense.

The Bearcats went out west to Provo, Utah and caught a beat down by the hands of the BYU Cougars. Now the game wasn’t a total beat down, but the second half was rough the Bearcats loss a game where they entered the fourth quarter up 24-17, and no I didn’t mistype the Bearcats loss 38-24.

Even in defeat I’m here to give out a few offensive game balls.

Game ball number one: Shaq Washington, receiver – 5 receptions for 103 yards

Washington made multiple plays when the offense was rolling in the first half. He was able to be a difference and take advantage of his matchup in the slot. His best catch actually he didn’t get credit for it as it was in the end zone and it wasn’t over turned, but it was a Sports Center top 10 play in my opinion.

Game ball number two: Tion Greenrunning back- 9 carries, 30 yards and 1 touchdown, 1/1, 1 yard and 1 touchdown

Tion threw for his first touchdown as a Bearcat Friday night so that alone put him on my game ball list, but minus the numbers not being electric he had a great game. Offensive coordinator Eddie Gran forgot about Green and that was a detriment of the offense. Throwing for a touchdown and rushing for one is a special feat so I didn’t want to penalize Green.

Game ball number three: Michael Boone, running back- 9 carries, 53 yards and 1 touchdown, 3 receptions for 30 yards

Boone was fresh off on a two game lay off and he was looking sharp, but like Green, Eddie Gran forgot about the most effective running back of the bunch. Boone was playing so good that when he didn’t pop up until the end of the third quarter the people online thought he was hurt. This game was made for a player of his talents and the ball was dropped literally, but I’m off my high horse.


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