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Friday, January 1, 2010
Cincinnati offense not delivering

By Brian Bennett

NEW ORLEANS -- Cincinnati's only chance in this game is probably to score a lot of points.

But after two possessions, the Bearcats' high-powered offense has been shut out. They've had some success with short passes over the middle, but the running game has been non-existent (and harmful, since it's led to two holding plays), and Florida's secondary is covering the deep ball well.

Interim coach Jeff Quinn emptied the playbook with a throwback pass from Isaiah Pead to Tony Pike, who then tried to hit Ben Guidugli on a deep pass. But Gators star corner Joe Haden recovered to knock it away. Pike also had Armon Binns open, but he's probably not used to seeing corners recover as quickly as Haden did.