Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Houston 10, #6 Cincinnati 38

I'm not going to spend a lot of time writing about this one. The Bearcats are a top ten team, and they were going to win because the Cougars simply aren't in a position to upset anybody right now. 

In fact, UH looks like garbage. They are sloppy, slow, and uninspired. The offense is sluggish and predictable. Clayton Tune (20 of 34 for 189 yards, no touchdowns and an interception) does not appear to have made any progress as a quarterback this season. The ground game was held to less than 100 yards. The Coogs punted on six of their nine possessions. There's simply no rhythm or momentum on offense. 

The Cougars didn't look better on the defensive side of the ball. They gave up 510 yards of total offense and had no answer for Cinci quarterback Derrick Ridder. They continue to be out of position and miss tackles. It doesn't help that UH's best defensive weapon, Payton Turner, is injured.

Quite frankly, this program seems to be regressing as the season progresses.

This is Dana Holgorsen's 17th game as head coach. He has only won six of those 17 so far, and has yet to beat a team with a winning record. 

He's also being paid $4 million a year.

Next up for Houston is a home game against South Florida.

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