番号. 2 Cincinnati stays unbeaten with 27-20 win over Navy

ベアキャッツ (7-0, 3-0 American Athletic Conference) weren’t at their best, but they never looked like they were in significant danger of an upset until the final minute, when Navy scored to make it a one-score game and then recovered an onside kick with 48 残り秒.

The Midshipmen (1-6, 1-4) didn’t do much with that final chance, でも. Tai Lavatai’s third-down pass was picked off by Bush near the Cincinnati 45.

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The Bearcats were fortunate to lead by three after a mistake-filled first half, but Cincinnati eventually snapped out of its offensive funk. Desmond Ridder threw for 176 ヤードと2回のタッチダウン.

Navy was hosting a top-five team for the first time since 1984, and the Midshipmen didn’t trail until a wild swing at the end of the first half. で引き分けたゲームで 10, Navy was driving and looked poised to use up the remaining time in the second quarter. But after losing yards on back-to-back plays, the Midshipmen had to try a 51-yard field goal.

The kick was blocked, and Cincinnati’s Deshawn Pace nearly ran it back for a touchdown, but he stepped out of bounds with 1 second left. That was enough time for Alex Bales to kick a 52-yard field goal and give the Bearcats a 13-10 鉛.

Jerome Ford’s 43-yard touchdown run made it 20-10, and Ridder added a 3-yard TD pass to Josh Whyle later in the third.

Lavatai scored on a 1-yard run for Navy in the final minute of the game.

Cincinnati was coming off back-to-back 50-point performances, but the first half of this one was a slog. Navy drove 79 ヤード 7:12 and took a 7-0 lead on Lavatai’s 2-yard run.

The Bearcats quickly tied it on a 31-yard pass from Ridder to Whyle.

With Cincinnati down 10-7, Ridder threw an interception deep in Navy territory, but after that, the Bearcats scored on their next four possessions.

テイクアウェイ

シンシナティ: Navy presents some unique challenges for its opponents, but it wasn’t the option-based offense that was causing the Bearcats that much trouble. Cincinnati just didn’t look smooth offensively for much of the day.

海軍: The Midshipmen kept the Bearcats from making too many big plays early on, and Navy’s rarely used passing game was good enough to mount a comeback at the end.

世論調査への影響

While Cincinnati was struggling with Navy, 番号. 3 Oklahoma was also having problems with Kansas. This game will fuel the Bearcatsdetractors, but they remained unbeaten and have plenty of chances to win more impressively later in the season.

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シンシナティ: The Bearcats play at Tulane next Saturday.

海軍: The Midshipmen play at Tulsa on Friday night.

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