College Football Preview: Army vs. Cincinnati

Army-Cincinnati preview

The No. 22 Army Black Knights visit No. 14 Cincinnati Bearcats on Saturday at Nippert Stadium. AcademyWars.com previews the game and predicts the final score of this contest.

Team Schedules/Results

Army

Date Opponent Result
09/05/20 Middle Tenn. St. W 42-0
09/12/20 La.-Monroe W 37-7
09/26/20 @ Cincinnati
10/03/20 Abilene Christian
10/10/20 Citadel
10/17/20 @ UTSA
10/24/20 Mercer
11/07/20 Air Force
11/14/20 @ Tulane
11/21/20 Ga. Southern
12/12/20 vs. Navy (Philadelphia)

Cincinnati

Date Opponent Result
09/19/20 Austin Peay W 55-20
09/26/20 Army
10/03/20 South Fla.
10/17/20 @ Tulsa
10/24/20 @ Southern Methodist
10/31/20 Memphis
11/07/20 Houston
11/13/20 East Caro.
11/21/20 @ UCF
11/28/20 @ Temple

ESPN FPI

Army: 37

Cincinnati: 54

Stats (Per game)

Stat Army Cincinnati
Points 39.5 55.0
Points Allowed 3.5 20.0
Total YDS 418.0 525.0
Pass YDS 28.5 249.0
Rush YDS 389.5 278.0
Total YDS Allowed 192.0 353.0
Pass YDS Allowed 136.0 219.0
Rush YDS Allowed 58.0 140.0
Turnover margin 2.50 0.00
3rd Down Conv.% 71.4 60.0
3rd Down Conv. DEF% 33.3 36.8

Players to Watch

Army

QB Christian Anderson, SB Artice Hobbs, WR Isaiah Alston, OL Peyton Reeder, DB Javhari Bourdeau, LB Jon Rhattigan.

Cincinnati

QB Desmond Ridder, RB Gerrid Doaks, RT Darius Harper, WR Gerrid Doaks, DT Curtis Brooks, LB Joel Dublanko, DB James Wiggins.

Injuries

Army

None reported.

Cincinnati

Date Pos Player Injury Status
09/22/20 WR Alec Pierce Knee is out indefinitely

Source: Donbest.com

Comments

Cincinnati’s head coach is Luke Fickell who has been with the Bearcats since the 2017 season. Cincinnati’s quarterback is Desmond Ridder. During the 2019 season he passed for 2,184 yards while completing 55 percent of his passes with 18 touchdowns and 9 interceptions. Ridder also ran for over 600 yards. The last time Cincinnati faced an option team (Navy) was in 2018. Cincinnati won that game 42-0. That was the season that Navy finished a paltry 3-9. This will one of Army’s toughest games of the season but look for the Black Knights to prevail and improve to 3-0.

AcademyWars.com Prediction

Army 31, Cincinnati 28

Saturday’s game kicks off at 3:30 ET. Watch on the ESPN Network.

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