Friday, October 22, 2021

Navy Hosts #2 Cincinnati


Navy plays host to #2 Cincinnati in Annapolis on Saturday. The Bearcats are ranked second in both the AP and Coaches Polls.  The game will kickoff at 12:05 on ESPN2.  

The Bearcats are lead by head coach Luke Fickell.  Fickell is in his 5th season at Cincinnati and holds a 41-14 record.  

The last time Navy faced Cincinnati was in 2018 in Ohio.  The Bearcats trounced Navy 42-0.  That win was the first and only win that Cincinnati has against Navy.  The Midshipmen lead the series contests, 3-1.

Desmond Ridder
Cincinnati comes to Navy as a national powerhouse boasting a 6-0 record.  They are averaging 43.0 points per game which is good for #6 in the country.  Their win margin this season is 29.8 points per game.

The player to watch today for Cincy is senior quarterback, Desmond Ridder.  Ridder comes into the game as a Heisman Trophy candidate throwing for 13 TDs and averaging 238.2 yards per game this season.

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