Since Urbana University plays a rare night football game today at West Liberty University, I will have to do the prognosticating in this space.
UU (1-2) struggled on offense against No. 21 Concord last Saturday in a 23-7 loss.
The Blue Knights’ only TD came on a fumble return off a questionable lateral, and UU’s offense never even made it into the red zone.
West Liberty (1-2), on the other hand, upset Concord in the season opener but has lost two straight.
The pick here is West Liberty to win in what could be a close one.
The Ohio State football team survived a close one at home last Saturday, beating Northern Illinois, 20-13.
It may not provide much solace to Buckeye fans, but the fact is that Northern Illinois has been one of the best teams in the MAC for the last several years.
OSU (3-0) has another MAC opponent – a much lesser one – in Western Michigan (1-2) this Saturday, and I would assume the Buckeyes will roll to an easy win.
The Cincinnati Bengals earned quality points in last Sunday’s 24-19 victory over San Diego.
Despite sputtering on offense at times, Cincy quarterback Andy Dalton was able to make enough plays to pull out the win.
Bengals’ fans also had to be relieved to see a Vincent Rey interception thwart a last-second drive by San Diego quarterback Philip Rivers.
It’s always a good sign when a player steps up on defense in that situation.
Cincy’s defense overall was very active and had four sacks.
I also give Bengals’ Coach Marvin Lewis a lot of credit for benching running back Jeremy Hill after he lost two fumbles.
The Bengals (2-0) will probably get another stern test this Sunday at Baltimore (1-1).
Trivia Time – Bengals’ tight end Tyler Eifert played college football at Notre Dame.
This week’s question – In what year were the Baltimore Ravens founded?
Reach Steve Stout at 652-1331 (ext. 1776) or on Twitter @udcstout
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