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Cincinnati Offense Underrated

Pitt safety Eric Thatcher

Much has been said about the defenses on both teams when No. 20 Pitt (7-2, 3-1) meets No. 19 Cincinnati (8-2, 4-1) Saturday at 7:15 p.m. at Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio, and rightfully so since both are among the best in the Big East Conference.

However, Pittsburgh defensive coordinator Phil Bennett believed that the Bearcats were highly underrated on offense and deserved mention as well. "They have two pretty good backs, and they've run for more than 100 yards in most of the games that they've played,'' Bennett said. "And in the spread offense, that's pretty good. Their quarterback, Tony Pike, his progression in passing has been good... Recommended Stories

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