Cincinnati Football: Last-minute predictions for regular season finale against Tulane

Cincinnati Bearcats quarterback Evan Prater runs with the ball against the South Florida Bulls at Nippert Stadium. USA Today.
Cincinnati Bearcats quarterback Evan Prater runs with the ball against the South Florida Bulls at Nippert Stadium. USA Today. /
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Cincinnati is fresh off a blowout win at Temple but senior quarterback Ben Bryant suffered a foot injury and is out against Tulane. Evan Prater played well in his absence and will get his first career start today.

In the regular season finale, Cincinnati is scheduled to host Tulane at noon with a chance to clinch a spot in the AAC championship. The game will be available to watch on ABC with streaming on fuboTV.

According to WynnBET, Cincinnati opened as slight favorites over Tulane with the over/under set at 44 total points. The winner will host the AAC title game next Saturday, while the loser is likely eliminated.

Tulane players to watch include quarterback Michael Pratt, junior running back Tyjae Spears, leading wide receiver Shae Wyatt, and senior linebacker duo Nick Anderson alongside leading tackler Dorian Williams.

Cincinnati Football: Last-minute predictions for regular season finale against Tulane

  • Date: Friday, November 25 at 12:00 PM
  • Location: Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati
  • TV Broadcast: ABC and fuboTV
  • Series History: Bearcats trail 7-10

Tulane is led by a talented group of veteran players that can cause problems for the Bearcats behind an aggressive offense. My prediction is Cincinnati will escape with a 23-21 win to stay unbeaten at home.

There will be 28 seniors honored prior to the game including Arquon Bush, Jowon Briggs, Ja’Von Hicks, Wilson Huber, Charles McClelland, Jabari Taylor, Tre Tucker, Josh Whyle and more. In a press conference, Luke Fickell discussed the seniors’ lasting impact.

"“Incredible impact. That’s what is so special about this weekend. Those guys have been here through ups and downs. They have been here through a lot of different things. They are the reason the program is where it’s at. It’s the consistency and stability that has taken us where we are. There’s a lot of praise that should be had for those guys and others that have done what it takes to get us in this position. I don’t just mean this year with an opportunity to play for a championship but even those guys that have come before them. Everyone of these guys, you have different moments with and they’re all special to you in different ways. I’m not really a big Senior Day guy because it’s hard to say goodbye at that moment but it’s right and they deserve it.”"

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