When asked on Saturday how he might approach a possible rematch with Alabama, coach Kirby Smart said he had to watch the movie of the match again.
But, he said, “The first answer would be: don’t let people out in the open. He added, “Cover them up, then let’s try to win heads-up and drop the balls.” Because look, now they’re going to throw and finish balls. They are really good at it. At the end of the day, you have to put a body on a body and cover them. Some of the coins we donated were freebies.
Cincinnati (13-0) was far from having so many heartburns on Saturday when it beat Houston 35-20 in the U.S. League Championship Game. He had set a goal for the playoffs in October, when he hit the road and beat Notre Dame, 24-13.
The Bearcats have scored about 39 points per game and are averaging 429 yards of attack. Cincinnati quarterback Desmond Ridder has played in a game this year that has seen him throw three touchdown passes, run for a score and catch a throw for another touchdown.
But Cincinnati’s defense has been particularly strong, allowing an average of 4 yards per game this season. Opponents Cincinnati scored a total of 25 touchdowns – the Bearcats scored 70 – helping Cincinnati lock in the lead in the conference for the lowest points allowed per game (16.1).
In an interview this season, Cincinnati coach Luke Fickell had suggested that his team would not be distracted by the playoff debates and whether or not his team should enter the field as a Group program. of 5.
“You control your own destiny,” he said ahead of the Notre Dame game. “I mean, your fate might not go to the playoffs if you win every game. But you control it.