Army vs Cincinnati: The Army West Point Black Knights have had a week off and are no doubt ready to get back on the field. They are packing up and heading on the road for their first away matchup this season. They face off against the Cincinnati Bearcats on Saturday at Nippert Stadium at 3:30 p.m. ET. These two teams are sauntering into the matchup backed by comfortable wins in their prior games.
Two weeks ago, Army West Point turned the game against the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks into a track meet and took the gold after outgaining them 465 yards to 187. The Black Knights were the clear victors by a 37-7 margin over Louisiana-Monroe. The game was all but wrapped up at the end of the third, by which point Army West Point had established a 30-7 advantage. RB Jakobi Buchanan was the offensive standout of the contest for Army West Point, rushing for two TDs and 106 yards on 11 carries. Buchanan’s performance made up for a slower game against the Middle Tenn. Blue Raiders three weeks ago.
Meanwhile, Cincinnati was the big favorite in their most recent matchup, and for good reason. They steamrolled past the Austin Peay Governors 55-20 at home. The game was all but wrapped up at the end of the third, by which point the Bearcats had established a 42-6 advantage. Among those leading the charge for them was RB Gerrid Doaks, who punched in three rushing touchdowns in addition to snatching one receiving TD. QB Desmond Ridder’s longest connection was to Doaks for 26 yards in the first quarter.
Their wins bumped the Black Knights to 2-0 and Cincinnati to 1-0. After both teams made easy work of their previous opponents, one of them is set up to suffer a discouraging change of fortune.
How To Watch
When: Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET
Where: Nippert Stadium — Cincinnati, Ohio
Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
Follow: CBS Sports App
The Bearcats are a big 13.5-point favorite against the Black Knights, according to the latest college football odds.
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This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last five years.