Found October 31, 2013 on
Cincinnati was able to outgun Memphis last night 34-21. I think this immediately brings 5 points to the table. If I'm hitting you with 4 points right off the bat, that means this was a statement game. Well a statement game of sorts.
1) This team is going as far as Brendon Kay takes them.
2) The running game is becoming a point of concern.
3) The defense is wildly inconsistent, but it has play makers.
4) There is not a killer instinct on this team.
5) Special teams is Brendon Kay punts and nothing else right now.
I'll tackle all of these in a few minutes, but you couldn't watch the game without having all 5 of those thing pop into your head. There is some cause of concern for a couple of them. There was cause for concern about all 5 when Kay was injured for a couple of minutes after taking a big hit. It's been 8 games and it's still hard to get a good read on this team. We may never get one.
Let's elaborate on the 5 points.
BEST OF MAXIM
Brendon Kay threw for 321 yards and a touchdown, Cincinnati held Memphis to 232 yards of offense and the Bearcats beat the Tigers 34-21 on Wednesday night.
Kay was 27 of 35 to help Cincinnati (6-2, 3-1 American Athletic Conference) win its third straight. Anthony McClung finished with 98 yards receiving and a touchdown, and Shaq Washington had 11 catches for 96 yards.
Memphis coach Justin Fuente realizes turning around the Tigers football program is a challenge.
He got another reminder Wednesday night that hurdles remain.
The Tigers (1-6, 0-4 American Athletic Conference) were held to 232 yards of offense, hampered by dropped passes, in a 34-21 loss to Cincinnati.
''This is a big mountain we're climbing,'' Fuente said. ...
photo via ESPN/AP
Cincinnati beat Memphis by the score of 34-21 tonight. The Tigers were a game opponent, but they didn't have enough firepower offensively to keep pace with the Bearcats. Their defense also couldn't handle Brendon Kay. There are a couple of really good QBs in the American, but Kay is right up there with them. He threw a 27-35, 321 yard, 1 TD, 1...