Who will make the biggest impact, who has the most to prove and who is the player to watch? Well, we've done our best to identify those things, and offer a few other fun tidbits.
2. OLB Khaseem Greene — It is going to be a race this year to see which number is higher — Sanu's receptions total or Greene's tackle total. A leading contender for Big East Defensive Player of the Year, Greene has 105 tackles and 9.5 TFLs this season and is the key cog in stopping Cincinnati running back Isiah Pead..
4. DT Justin Francis — If Francis has a case of the munchies tomorrow, Cincinnati is in trouble. The fifth-year senior defensive tackle excels at bringing pressure up the middle and can make Munchie Legaux's first start a painful one.
5. RT Kaleb Johnson — The true freshman has been the most reliable offensive lineman on the roster this season. Searching for the ever elusive best five offensive lineman, Johnson has been in that group since starting in late September against Ohio.
2. QB Chas Dodd — It was a hot and cold return to the starting rotation for Dodd against Army. He made the throws to win the game, but nearly made the ones to lose it as well. As coach Greg Schiano said all week, the quarterback position needs to limit turnovers to win this game..
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4. LT Andre Civil — The coaching staff was so unhappy with Civil's play that it tried starting a converted center last week. Civil earned the spot back by halftime, but Schiano was admittedly unsatisfied with Civil's performance.
5. G Betim Bujari — The talented young guard battled an injury the last two weeks and will have to earn his way back into the rotation after missing practice time.
2. RB Jeremy Deering — He made the wrong cuts multiple times, but took advantage of his biggest workload since changing from receiver to running back in the offseason. Against Army, Deering led the team with 14 rushing attempts and 64 yards.
4. RB Jawan Jamison — Jamison finally hit his home run. Though ineffective for most of the game, the red-shirt freshman running back broke the longest run from scrimmage this season when he went 56 yards to the house in the fourth quarter at Yankee Stadium.
5. CB Logan Ryan — The triple option did not lull the team's top cornerback to sleep last week, but facing Cincinnati's spread is another monster. Ryan and the secondary need all the confidence available to step it up against a team that scored 69 points last season.