Cincinnati Bearcats v. Memphis Tigers Preview


The Cincinnati Bearcats football team will meet up with the Memphis Tigers in a rare Wednesday night matchup this week

Oct 19, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bearcats receiver Mekale McKay (2) catches a deep pass in front of Connecticut Huskies defenders Jhavon Williams (6) and Andrew Adams (22) during the 4th quarter of the game at Nippert Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rob Leifheit-USA TODAY Sports

in Memphis Tennessee. Cincinnati (5-2)  is coming off back to back impressive showings while the Memphis Tigers (1-5) come limping into this matchup having lost a heartbreaker to SMU.

Cincinnati’s offense has been firing on all pistons lately. Led by senior quarterback Brendon Kay the Bearcats have put up nearly 1000 yards on offense in their last two games while outscoring their opponents 79-36. The Cincinnati running game has really come around as Hosey Williams, Tion Green and RDA4 all have been getting carries.

Green has proved to be the power back the Bearcats need. His performance against UConn may not look great on paper 8 carries for 38 yards but his carries were all crucial to the Bearcats advancing the ball. Throw Jordan Luallen in the wildcat in the mix and the Cincinnati run game is back.

Memphis comes into the game looking to build off their almost comeback victory against the SMU Mustangs last Saturday. Scoring 26 unanswered was huge for the Tigers. Unfortunately for them they have only been able to close out a game once this year with a victory.

Wednesday night in Memphis does not appear to be a night Memphis will leave with a W. Cincinnati has been too powerful the last two weeks, their speed on offense and defense will over power the Tigers. Cincinnati is also playing with a lot of confidence. Head Coach Tommy Tuberville said Monday that Brendon Kay had his best practice ever the other day. Not a good sign for the Tigers.

Cincinnati will likely put up 40 points or more Wednesday. With a win they become bowl eligible, right now ESPN has the Bearcats either playing in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl against Notre Dame (Brian Kelly) or in the BBVA Compass Bowl against Florida. The first match up is way more intriguing.

Game can be seen on ESPN 2 at 8pm.