Akron Zips vs Cincinnati Bearcats Recap 9/17/2011

With three turnovers returned for TD's these were not the same Bearcats defense we saw against the Tennessee Volunteers. Which is good news for Cincinnati and bad news for the Zips.

Again the Bearcats offense was efficient against a weaker and over matched opponent. Collaros went 10 for 16 with 157 yards. Pead was good when he needed to be, but today's game was about the young guys. Poteat, and Teague combined for 16 carries for 84 yards. Cincinnati also used four different QB's.

Anyway, that's enough for the recap. What I want to touch on is UC record aganist out of conference opponents. I'm not talking about beating up on Conference USA teams or MAC teams. I'm talking about teams from the big 6 conferences. In the last few years, UC have lost to Florida, Oklahoma, Tenneesse, Ohio State, Virginia Tech. I know they did beat Oregon State 2009, but that only seems like a small ripple in an ocean of loses.

So next weeks match up against the NC State is a good opportunity for Cincinnati to get it's revenge from last years lose, but also a chance for them to beat a decent out of conference opponent.