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The Bearcats offense can’t get on track in Orlando, lose to Knights 24-3

The Cincinnati Bearcats went to Orlando, Florida to face the UCF Knights for an American Athletic Conference battle. The Bearcats offense didn’t get on track in Orlando and they lost their fifth game in conference this season.

The Bearcats came into the game not having scored a touchdown since the first half on the Temple game and if you have been keeping tabs you know heading into the game they hadn’t scored a touchdown for six whole quarters. This is a feat you wouldn’t think a Bearcats football team would accomplish.

Would they score a touchdown today? The answer is no, as they have went 10 quarters without an offensive touchdown.

Hayden Moore started at quarterback for the Bearcats, but this was a day that everybody quarterback played, well at least three of them (Gunner Kiel and Ross Trail). Moore threw for 129 yards, on 13 of 25 completions and 1 interception.

Time of possession was better for the offense today as they held the ball for 31:05 minutes which is a good turn around and they even outgained the Knights 327 yards to 305 yards. They loss the turnover battle 3-0, something that isn’t a welcomed sight, a blocked punt return and a missed field goal didn’t help the cause.

The defense is still playing very well, but if this team wants to become bowl eligible they need the offense to wake up. If you take away the blocked punt returned for a touchdown they only gave up 17 of the 24 points and kept the Knights under their yearly total yards average for the season.

After losing 24-3 to the Knights the Bearcats are now 4-6 overall and 1-5 in the American Athletic Conference. They face the Memphis Tigers at Nippert Stadium on Friday night.


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