The Cincinnati Bearcats had 5 sacks, 2 takeaways and held the Miami RedHawks to 313 total yards. I’m going to be honest, I’m giving out a lot of game balls this week.
Check out who is receiving game balls.
Game ball number one: Marquise Copeland, defensive tackle- 4 tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss, 1 sack and 1 forced fumble
Copeland made a lot of flash plays on Saturday none bigger than his sack fumble of the RedHawks quarterback Billy Bahl in the second half. He made the switch from defensive end to defensive tackle and his quickness has been showing up.
Game ball number two: Davin Pierce, cornerback- 5 tackles, 1.0 tackles for loss, 1 sack and 1 pass breakup
Pierce was flying around all day. When he started receiving snaps he immediately started sticking out on Saturday. He was breaking on all passes thrown his way and wasn’t afraid to get dirty in the run game. The JuCo transfer even had a sack.
Game ball number three: Antonio Kinard, linebacker- 7 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and .5 sack
I’m probably going to start penciling in Kinard’s name on a weekly basis for game ball honors. Once again he made an impact all over the field.
Game ball number four: Eric Wilson, linebacker- 7 tackles, 1.0 tackles for loss and 1 sack
Like his partner in crime Kinard, Wilson is a person that you can count on to be on this list on a weekly basis. Last week he didn’t make it because they loss, but Wilson was seen on Saturday flying around making plays like we are accustomed to seeing.
Game ball number five: Cortez Broughton, defensive tackle- 4 tackles and 1 interception
Big Broughton made one of the best plays of the year when he read and intercepted a screen pass in the red zone. That play gave the Bearcats huge momentum that they didn’t let go. It’s good seeing the sophomore making an impact.
Game ball number six: Malik Clements, safety- 9 tackles
Early in the game I thought to myself, no Zach Edwards, no Carter Jacobs will that be a factor? Clements filled in for the upper classmen and had 9 tackles. Good job, Malik