The Cincinnati Bearcats (6-1) play the final trophy game of the season
when they travel to
Last year's game with Pitt in Nippert Stadium turned on some big plays by Panthers that will not be playing on the Heinz Field turf this Saturday. Wide receiver Derek Kinder scored on two long Tyler Palko passes (80 and 55 yards) in the second half to give the Panthers a 23-0 lead while Darrelle Revis put the icing on the cake with a late touchdown on a Dustin Grutza interception (57 yards). Palko and Revis have graduated, Kinder was lost earlier in the season to an injury.
After slipping in the national ranking from #15 to #23 after last week's loss, the Bearcats understand they will drop completely out of the Top 25 with another loss today.
This game matches the #27
The real mismatch on paper is the Pitt offense ranked
#100 nationally up against a Bearcats defense that is ranked #49. The Panthers feature a couple of true
freshman in quarterback Pat Bostick (151 yards average passing) and running back
LeSean McCoy (111 yard average rushing).
Now it time for our traditional post: IT'S GAME DAY, BEARCAT FANS!!! Time for Bearcat fans to strap on the helmet, apply the eyeblack and DEFINITELY wear that cup because IT'S GAME DAY, and ANYTHING can happen on GAME DAY!!!