BYU football: 3 things to know for the Cincinnati Bearcats

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2. BYU Offense Should Get Going

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The BYU offense has left a lot to be desired this season. Bad wide receiver play and shaky quarterbacking has resulted in a lot of turnovers – and even more points left off the board.

But, the Cougars should be able to get back on track against Cincinnati.

The Bearcats are allowing 169 rushing yards per game. The Cougars have a well-rested Jamaal Williams. That certainly seems like a recipe for success.

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Cincy is also allowing 272 passing yards per game, ranking No. 103 in the country and has collected just 16 sacks through eight games.

So Taysom Hill should have time to throw and receivers should be able to find some holes in the Bearcat defense.

At the very least, I would imagine that the Cougars can run on Cincy. I expect Williams to get 30 carries and Squally Canada to get 9-15 touches.

Ty Detmer knows that the run game makes the Cougars go, and BYU is undefeated when Williams gets 26 carries or more. With a steady diet of hand-offs, it should open up some play action passing – but receivers will have to get open.