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J.T. Smith of Bearcat Insider is giving the offense game balls for their game against the USF Bulls

J.T. Smith of Bearcat Insider is giving the Cincinnati Bearcats offense game balls for their performance against the USF Bulls. Check out who received game balls for last week’s performance.

The Cincinnati Bearcats faced the tough USF Bulls at Nippert Stadium on Saturday. For those following the team everybody knew this was an important game because the team didn’t want to get off to a 0-2 in the American Athletic Conference. The Bulls beat the Bearcats for the second year in a row, this time 45-20 holding the home team scoreless in the second half.

The offense had 21 first downs, 393 total yards (130 rushing, 263 passing) and was 6 of 16 on third down.

Even with the tale of two half let’s see who received game balls on the offensive side of the ball.

Game ball number one: Tion Green, running back- 12 carries for 98 yards and 1 touchdown, 2 catches for 9 yards

Green had another solid game, USF made adjustments to him and Mike Boone in the second half to slow down the production in the running game. He was running hard all night and has been one of the most dependable weapons all year.

Game ball number two: Kahlil Lewis, wide receiver- 5 catches for 77 yards and 1 touchdown, 1 carry for 3 yards

Lewis has put together two solid weeks in a row, he’s been explosive and shown the knack for the big play as of late. I personally like what I’m seeing out of the sophomore.

Game ball number three: Michael Boone, running back- 13 carries for 31 yards and 5 catches for 50 yards

I know you are looking at the rushing yards like J.T. are you tripping? Nope I’m not because Boone made a huge impact in the passing game when they got him the ball in space. The more they get Boone the ball the more positive stuff will happen to this offense. Green and Boone are the pulse of this offense until the passing game gets on track.


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