Cincinnati Football: John Rhys Plumlee will create problems for the Bearcats defense

Cincinnati Bearcats play the UCF Knights at FBC Mortgage Stadium.
Cincinnati Bearcats play the UCF Knights at FBC Mortgage Stadium. /
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As the Cincinnati Bearcats aim to get back on track, UCF Knights quarterback John Rhys Plumlee will pose a serious threat for the defensive secondary.

Bryan Brown’s defense needs to slow down a high-powered rushing attack as the Bearcats prepare to play conference rival UCF on Saturday afternoon.

Cincinnati should be able to keep it competitive this week but it’s certainly not going to be easy for the Bearcats to contain UCF’s up-tempo offensive unit.

Plumlee has dealt with multiple injuries during his career but is a dangerous playmaker when healthy, compiling 1,312 yards and 11 touchdowns this year.

Cincinnati Football: John Rhys Plumlee will create problems for the Bearcats defense

  • Date: Saturday, November 4 at 3:30 PM
  • Location: Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati
  • Series History: Schools tied 4-4
  • TV Broadcast: FS1 and fuboTV

Make sure to preview the annual rivalry versus UCF including the latest odds, players to watch, pregame quotes and more prior to kick off this weekend.

Players to watch in the upcoming matchup against UCF include defensive tackle Jowon Briggs, running back Myles Montgomery and safety Deshawn Pace.

The Bearcats opened as 4.5-point underdogs with the over/under currently placed at 59.5 total points against UCF according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

Cincinnati Football: Bearcats must slow down UCF’s high-powered rushing attack

Gus Malzahn’s offense currently leads the Big 12 with 227.0 rushing yards per game and is expected to create legit problems for Cincinnati’s defense.

Stay tuned for coverage in the coming days as the Bearcats get ready to host UCF at home with both teams trying to take home a much-needed win!

The former AAC rivals are scheduled to face off for the ninth time in school history as each program is hoping to pick up a notable conference victory.

UCF was in position to secure the first ever Big 12 win in the conference home opener before allowing the Baylor Bears to mount a 28-point comeback.

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