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College football preview capsule: USF at Cincinnati, 7 p.m. Saturday, ESPN, 98.7-FM


Cincinnati has a solid runner in George Winn (1,015 yards, nine touchdowns), while USF got a good game in the loss to Miami from senior RB Demetris Murray, who went for 108 yards and a team-high six catches. USF should benefit from getting WRs Andre Davis and D'Vario Montgomery healthy; they each had one catch for 4 yards against Miami, limited by ankle and shoulder injuries, respectively. Can USF force turnovers with pressure against an inexperienced QB? The Bulls still have only two interceptions all season, both in the fourth quarter of their win against Connecticut.

USF's offense hasn't scored a touchdown in seven quarters, with redshirt freshman Matt Floyd stepping in now for injured QBs B.J. Daniels and Bobby Eveld. Cincinnati struggled last week, held scoreless until a last-minute field goal in a 10-3 loss to Rutgers. The Bearcats, too, have a new QB, switching from Munchie Legaux to Brendon Kay two weeks ago. Kay, right, injured his non-throwing elbow last week but is expected to start. The fill-in starter who commits fewer mistakes should be in good position to win.

Greg Auman, Times staff writer

USF at Cincinnati, 7, ESPN, 98.7-FM

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