The series is tied, 7-7
Cincinnati: 1 game winning streak
Southern Miss: 2 game winning streak
Quarterback Ben Mauk has 27 touchdown passes compared to just 4 INTs
They were a very solid 5-1 in games away from home this season.
The Bearcats feature the 15th ranked run defense and the top defense in INTs
Terribly undisciplined, 81.42 penalty yards per game
Excluding Oregon State, they had an woeful out of conference schedule
Barely over .500 in the ho-hum Big East
Southern Miss Advantages:
Damion Fletcher has proven to be a solid runner
Playing Boise State and Tennessee in the out of conference was impressive, though both losses.
Southern Miss Disadvantages:
No real quality wins this season
Can't get the pass game going.
Sorry, but Brett Favre is playing for Green Bay now.
Zorgon: Cincinnati. They've faced a tough Big East Schedule, while beating Connecticut, Rutgers, and South Florida. They also have put up very good fights against very good teams. Southern Miss has virtually no power wins (East Carolina) with the rest being over crap, and their losses coming to the likes of Rice. Cincinnati has a tremendous pass proven against good teams. There is no reason the 4team in Conference USA should play the 2nd team in the Big East in a bowl. Biggest Mismatch so far. Cincinnati by a sizeable abount, but Southern Miss will not doubt play hard, this being the last game of long time coach Jeff Bower.
okluschen: Cincinnati. Southern Miss is only 5-3 in conference, and played possibly the three worst CUSA West division teams. Their offense also does not match up well against the Bearcat defense. The only way Cincy loses this game is if they beat themselves, which is entirely possibile, as it appears to be Flag Day every time they take the field
Jason Frost: Cincinnati has just finished one of the best regular seasons in school history and will most certainly get on a roll early. This one could get ugly, as Cincinnati will score dominate on offense and force turnovers on defense (23 int for the season is tops in Div 1).
Bottom Line: Cincinnati 3, Southern Miss 0