Five Questions: Cincinnati @ Marshall

When the Bearcats take the field on Friday night they'll be facing a Marshall team much better than the team they defeated at Nippert Stadium last year. With the third change at quarterback we examine the Five "Big" questions heading into tonight's game.

Who Is The Bearcats QB?


Heading into Marshall the Bearcats will be starting their third quarterback of the season with many questions to be answered.  Will Zach Collaros or Chazz Anderson get the starting nod?  Can either of them keep the Bearcats offense running and put points on the board?  The answer to these questions will determine if the Bearcats return home for Big East play with only one loss.


Will The Passing Game Stay on track?


Tony Pike posted great numbers in his first two starts and was set to continue his hot run at Marshall before breaking his arm.  Can the Bearcats keep their #1 offensive pass ranking in the Big East with their third starting quarterback?


Can The Bearcats Get a Running Game Started?


The Bearcats rank seventh in the Big East Conference in rushing only ahead of Rutgers.  Jacob Ramsey and John Goebel are two different types of backs but the job just isn’t getting done.  Is it because neither player ever feels like they get in a groove by sharing time?  Will true freshman Isaiah Pead start getting reps?


Overall Defense


The Bearcats enjoyed a great defensive effort during last season.  But so far they rank seventh in the Big East Conference in overall defense (Run – 3 / Pass – 7).  Are these numbers a true statement about the defense or is it just the way games have gone with teams throwing the ball to get back into games?  Look for the Bearcats defense to be tested tonight.


Rogers Back In The Groove?


Was the game wining kick at Akron a sign of things to come for Jake Rogers?  After struggling during the early part of the season Rogers getting back into the groove is a must if the Bearcats are to have success.


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