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Down The Drive Oct 23, 2021
Desmond Ridder, Bearcats Stave Off Navy Comeback Bid

Desmond Ridder, Bearcats Stave Off Navy Comeback Bid

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND — The Cincinnati Bearcats encountered a dogfight at the hands of Navy’s run heavy offense in Saturday’s 27-20 victory. Traversing the way for the Midshipmen (1-6, 1-4 American Athletic Conference) was quarterback Tai Lavatai, who rushed 21 times for a pair of touchdowns despite minimal success in the air attack. Lavatai entered Saturday at the helm little passing experience, coming off his first four games with only 10 successful throws on the season. He and Navy still found themselves with an early 10-7...
Reactions: Cincinnati Bearcats stay unbeaten, but win vs. Navy lacks style points

Reactions: Cincinnati Bearcats stay unbeaten, but win vs. Navy lacks style points

Cincinnati Bearcats tight end Josh Whyle caught both of quarterback Desmond Ridder's touchdown passes Saturday against Navy.       
Three keys, prediction: No. 2/3 Cincinnati Bearcats look to capture first-ever win at Navy

Three keys, prediction: No. 2/3 Cincinnati Bearcats look to capture first-ever win at Navy

The last time Desmond Ridder and the Cincinnati Bearcats played on the U.S. Naval Academy campus, Luke Fickell was doused with water at midfield.       
Down The Drive Oct 16, 2021
Jerome Ford, Bearcats Run Up the Score on UCF

Jerome Ford, Bearcats Run Up the Score on UCF

Albert Cesare / The Enquirer / USA TODAY NETWORK CINCINNATI, OHIO — The result seemed destined to be from Central Florida’s first punt of a game. A Bearcat tip of the ball from the return unit, followed by a favorable bounce that went out at the UCF 38. Quarterback Desmond Ridder and company then marched inside their adversary’s ten, and what commenced was an opening drive touchdown from the ever-reliable power back Jerome Ford. Ford produced three more TD’s alongside a total of 189 yards on the day, bulking up his team’s damage in the first half. Among them...

Analysis: If Desmond Ridder's on the list of Heisman hopefuls, Jerome Ford should be too

If Desmond Ridder's on the list of Heisman Trophy hopefuls, Jerome Ford should be too after his performance Saturday against UCF.       
Down The Drive Oct 14, 2021
Fickell and Ridder Show Great Respect for UCF

Fickell and Ridder Show Great Respect for UCF

Photo by Dylan Buell/ Cincinnati Bearcats head coach Luke Fickell and Heisman Trophy candidate Desmond Ridder both address the press yesterday at their weekly gathering. Both coach and player displayed significant respect for UCF, a club that is just a couple of plays away from being 5-0. Expect a genuine battle on Saturday. Check out their full comments below: I’ve got the same sense about this game as Coach Fickell and Desmond Ridder. At the beginning of the season, I thought the Cincinnati-University of Central Florida game had the makings of a College Gameday...
Down The Drive Oct 11, 2021
Desmond Ridder for Heisman

Desmond Ridder for Heisman

Photo by Dylan Buell/ Last weekend, a few of the name brand Heisman candidates came up a bit short of their billing. One such candidate who didn’t was Cincinnati Bearcats quarterback Desmond Ridder. In Friday night’s 52-3 romp over Temple, Ridder went 22 for 30 and threw for 259 yards. He passed for 3 touchdowns and posted a quarterback rating of over 178. The Cincinnati Bearcats jumped to number 3 in the AP poll this weekend as well. Check out Desmond Ridder and the Cincinnati Bearcats’ highlights from the Temple game below: Last weekend, a few of the name brand...
Down The Drive Oct 9, 2021
Cincinnati Trounces Temple to Move to 5-0

Cincinnati Trounces Temple to Move to 5-0

Photo by Dylan Buell/ CINCINATTI, OHIO — Jerome Ford posted a career high rushing total, Desmond Ridder threw for three touchdowns and the Cincinnati Bearcats dashed to victory in a 52-3 blowout over the Temple Owls. The Cincinnati Bearcats kept the charge on Friday night with their first in-conference win over the Temple Owls. Temple, who was just coming off an upset victory over Memphis, came into the Nip’ at a record 3-2. The Owls applied pressure early, but the UC offense eventually found its groove and blew the roof of the house. “First time really playing a...
Down The Drive Oct 6, 2021
Heisman Campaign Commences: Desmond Ridder Joins Coach Fickell for Weekly Cincinnati Presser

Heisman Campaign Commences: Desmond Ridder Joins Coach Fickell for Weekly Cincinnati Presser

Photo by Ian Johnson/Icon Sportswire via The Luke Fickell era at Cincinnati has been characterized not only by success on the field. It has also been characterized by the creation of a distinct football culture at Cincinnati. Desmond Ridder exemplifies this new culture. Not only has he emerged as a star. Ridder has also became a great face for the Cincinnati program. He is a great role model who represents the University with class and dignity. At this week’s presser, Ridder took questions from the press following Coach Fickell’s typical weekly question and answer...

Reactions: UC takes 17-0 lead against Notre Dame in South Bend just before halftime

Desmond Ridder had 123 passing yards and two touchdowns during the first half Saturday.       
Down The Drive Sep 25, 2021
Cincinnati Bearcats Bye Week: Early Season in Review, Luke Fickell, Playoff Picture And More

Cincinnati Bearcats Bye Week: Early Season in Review, Luke Fickell, Playoff Picture And More

Sam Greene/The Enquirer via Imagn Content Services, LLC Congrats, everyone! You’ve made it. You’ve made it to bye week. And the Cincinnati Bearcats are still undefeated. Truth be told it wasn’t pretty (that Indiana game was shaky in the least) but UC has managed to hold its place as a top ten team and possible late-season College Football Playoff contender. The Bearcats are undoubtedly looking talented with their signal-caller —Desmond Ridder — reaffirming his role as the top group of five field general and Jerome Ford popping off for multiple touchdowns in...

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