Two games, two Bearcats wins. Below are some recaps of those games.
Wrapping Up Cincinnati-Rutgers
The Bearcats (8-2, 5-1 American Athletic Conference) gained 619 yards in total offense, including 422 in the first half when they jumped to a 38-7 lead behind Kay and couple of trick plays.
Honestly I could go on and on in this vein, but simply thinking about doing that is making me sleepy. So lets put it as succinctly as possible, the Bearcats kicked all kinds of ass today.
Eddie Gran’s game plan was simple this afternoon. UC threw the ball 41 times while running it 18 before the back ups fully took over. Gran’s game plan worked to perfection because UC hung a little over 600 yards on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights in the 52-17 Bearcat victory. UC moves to 8-2, 5-1 in the American.
Wrapping Up Cincinnati-Appalachian State
Caupain showed an ability well beyond his 17 years as he put up 13 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists in 26 minutes of action. It was efficient as well, going 5-6 from the floor and 3-3 from the free throw line. Head coach Mick Cronin said it isn’t believed the Guyn injury is serious, but if he does need some time off it was good to see Caupain step up in an increased role.
The Bearcats (3-0) held the Mountaineers (0-3) to 29.2 percent shooting (19-of-65), the lowest opponent percentage of the season and allowed a season-low 49 points. It marks the first time that Cincinnati has held an opponent to under 50 points in a game since a 61-44 win over Providence in the 2013 BIG EAST Championship.
Something unexpected happened, Ge`Lawn Guyn got injured and true freshman Troy Caupain stepped in and ran the show. In his first extended run with the main group Caupain put 13 points on the board on 4 of 5 shooting from the field with four rebounds, four assists and just two turnovers.