Originally posted on Fox Sports South  |  Last updated 12/20/12
Key matchup Duke quarterback Sean Renfree will be up against a Cincinnati defense that hasnt exactly been stingy but at times has created problems for opposing quarterbacks, and this matchup is the key to the outcome of the Belk Bowl. Duke doesnt run the ball well, its a pass-based offense, and Renfree has been terrific this season competing 66.3 percent of his passes for 2,755 yards, 18 touchdowns and 8 interceptions. He has three excellent targets, led by Conner Vernon, the ACCs all-time leader in receptions and receiving yards. Vernon has 75 receptions for 955 yards and seven touchdowns this season Sophomore Jamison Crowder (70 receptions, 1,025 yards, eight scores) and Desmond Scott (61 catches, 606 yards and two touchdowns) complete the trio. Cincinnati, however, is first in the Big East and 29th in the nation with 31 sacks (Duke allowed just 19) and the Bearcats picked off 14 passes. Cincinnati has the top pass defense efficiency in the Big East, but its seventh in overall ...
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