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Fresh off their win against the Kent State Golden Flashes, the OSU Buckeyes are ready to face the Cincinnati Bearcats on September 27.
In the 2013 season, the Bearcats finished third in the Big East (Now called the American) with a record of 9-4 and 6-2. The Bearcats’ so far have faced Toledo and will have Miami (OH) this weekend. Coming face to face with the Buckeyes shall be a challenge. Memphis & a non-conference game with Miami (FL) await them. Coming off a bye-week after their fresh win, the Buckeyes too will be ready to take on the in state rivals.
Are the Bearcats ready to maul?
Experts peg the Bearcats chances of beating the Buckeyes at 5 percent. OSU is 4-0 against them. Their last win was in 2006 with 37-7 at Ohio stadium but the Bearcats have proven worthy opponents in the past & there’s no reason to doubt them now.
The team comprises of some strong players who could prove to be a threat. Their offense is strong & is led by Sr. left tackle Eric Lefeld. Quarterback Gunner Kiel his notorious for his talent on the field. The OSU game would be is third playing for the Bearcats. Shaq Washington, last season’s star player who led his team with 78 catches is also a force to reckon with. The Buckeyes need to watch their back with this trifecta in action playing against them.
The team's defense is equally strong with Silverberry Mouhon at the helm. He is definitely one player that the Buckeyes offensive line would have to consider when planning their plays.
What are the odds?
Although already strong, OSU’s game with the Bearcats can go either way. Though its tough to say who has an advantage, it certainly will be a good game. The offense and defense players of the Bearcats will however, require the Buckeyes to have a good strong strategy in place.
There is a week’s gap between the Kent State and Cincinnati game and one would think OSU has enough time to prep for the upcoming game. If they do beat Cincinnati in the coming week then there is no stopping the Buckeyes.