In a League Without a Favorite, the Cincinnati Bearcats Made an Early Statement

Posted by Paul Sievers on September-7-2009 Add Comments

If you're normal and were at a barbecue or a pool party on Labor Day instead of cooped up inside watching college football, you missed a dominant performance by the Cincinnati Bearcats, who routed Rutgers 47-15 in Piscataway, N.J.

Tony Pike was Tony Pike, going 27-of-34 for 362 yards and three TDs to go along with a sweet handlebar mustache for Cincinnati. Bearcats' coach Brian Kelly's game plan was Brian Kelly-esque and this team was prepared the way Brian Kelly teams are usually prepared. They were able to neutralize a pretty intimidating crowd in a newly expanded stadium as they executed flawlessly for 60 minutes.

After an off-season spent wondering a) how did Cincy won the Big East and b) how to replace 10 defen...

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