If College Football Had a Playoff: #11 Virginia Tech Hokies @ #3 Cincinnati Bearcats

The previous matchup was Oregon against Texas with the Longhorns running away in that contest.  This newest matchup features a rematch of last years Orange Bowl that had the Hokies taking care of business.  We all know Cincinnati can score a ton of points while their defense is suspect, but how good would they do against a good Virginia Tech defense.

The Bearcats should still be able to get their points on the board but their typical 35-50 point game might not be there since this would be the best defense they have faced all year.  Plus, the Hokies have RB Ryan Williams who is a stud and would be a pain in the Bearcats side all day.

Time to turn to What if Sports to see what they think the outcome will be.  They predict a slim win by Cincinnati 19-16 which would be a season low for the Bearcats.  Virginia Tech would use their running game which amassed for nearly 300 yards with Ryan Williams pulling in 195.  The passing game would have been Tech's down fall with under 100 yards in the air.

While Cincy would play the opposite game with Tony Pike who would toss for 342 yards and two scores.  The difference in the game would be the quick 10-0 lead that Cincinnati put on the board in the first quarter.

Now it is time for the fan vote to decide who moves on, yes that is you.  Check back daily at 12 PM eastern time to vote for the next matchup, and voting is only for 24 hours.  As they say in Chicago vote early and vote often.

Cincinnati Stats


Passing

Passing Rushing Sacks
G Rating Comp Att Pct Yds Y/G Y/A TD INT Rush Yds Y/G Avg TD Sack YdsL
Chazz Anderson 3 80.0 5 6 83.3 33 11 5.5 0 0 8 27 9 3.4 0 - -
Zach Collaros 9 113.0 93 124 75 1434 159.3 11.6 10 2 57 344 38.2 6 4 - -
Brendon Kay 2 100.0 2 2 100 27 13.5 13.5 0 0 4 24 12 6 0 - -
Tony Pike 9 93.0 184 293 62.8 2350 261.1 8 26 6 24 18 2 .800 2 - -

Rushing

Rushing Receiving
G Rush Yds Y/G Avg TD Rec Yds Y/G Avg TD
Chazz Anderson 3 8 27 9 3.4 0 0 0 0 0 0
Zach Collaros 9 57 344 38.2 6 4 0 0 0 0 0
Mardy Gilyard 12 5 16 1.3 3.2 1 80 1150 95.8 14.4 11
John Goebel 2 11 33 16.5 3 0 1 11 5.5 11 0
Quentin Hines 1 2 5 5 2.5 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scott Johnson 1 2 35 35 17.5 1 0 0 0 0 0
Brendon Kay 2 4 24 12 6 0 0 0 0 0 0
Travis Kelce 3 7 28 9.3 4 2 1 3 1 3 0
Isaiah Pead 12 114 758 63.2 6.6 9 19 194 16.2 10.2 2
Tony Pike 9 24 18 2 .800 2 0 0 0 0 0
Jacob Ramsey 10 68 421 42.1 6.2 4 16 129 12.9 8.1 2
Darrin Williams 7 16 42 6 2.6 0 4 14 2 3.5 0
George Winn 1 5 12 12 2.4 0 1 19 19 19 0

Receiving

Receiving
G Rec Yds Y/G AVG TD
Kazeem Alli 6 11 150 25 13.6 1
Marcus Barnett 4 10 95 23.8 9.5 1
Armon Binns 12 56 859 71.6 15.3 10
Mardy Gilyard 12 80 1150 95.8 14.4 11
John Goebel 2 1 11 5.5 11 0
Ben Guidugli 10 22 342 34.2 15.5 3
Charley Howard 3 2 52 17.3 26 1
Jamar Howard 2 3 50 25 16.7 0
Travis Kelce 3 1 3 1 3 0
Lynell Payne 1 1 8 8 8 0
Isaiah Pead 12 19 194 16.2 10.2 2
Jacob Ramsey 10 16 129 12.9 8.1 2
Adrien Robinson 6 10 174 29 17.4 1
Darrin Williams 7 4 14 2 3.5 0
George Winn 1 1 19 19 19 0
D.J. Woods 11 47 594 54 12.6 4

Kicking

Field Goals PAT
G 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ FGM FGA PCT XPM XPA PCT pts
Jake Rogers 12 - - - - - 12 18 70.0% 60 62 100.0% 96


Virginia Tech Stats


Passing

Passing Rushing Sacks
G Rating Comp Att Pct Yds Y/G Y/A TD INT Rush Yds Y/G Avg TD Sack YdsL
Ju-Ju Clayton 2 86.0 1 5 20 80 40 16 1 0 3 -13 -6.5 -4.3 0 - -
Marcus Davis 5 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 1.4 7 0 - -
Tyrod Taylor 12 93.0 126 226 55.8 2102 175.2 9.3 13 4 101 344 28.7 3.4 4 - -

Rushing

Rushing Receiving
G Rush Yds Y/G Avg TD Rec Yds Y/G Avg TD
Greg Boone 7 2 9 1.3 4.5 0 7 75 10.7 10.7 0
Ju-Ju Clayton 2 3 -13 -6.5 -4.3 0 0 0 0 0 0
Marcus Davis 5 1 7 1.4 7 0 4 115 23 28.8 1
Tyrod Taylor 12 101 344 28.7 3.4 4 0 0 0 0 0
David Wilson 11 52 301 27.4 5.8 3 0 0 0 0 0

Receiving

Receiving
G Rec Yds Y/G AVG TD
Greg Boone 7 7 75 10.7 10.7 0
Andre Smith 3 3 27 9 9 1
Sam Wheeler 2 2 30 15 15 0

Kicking

Field Goals PAT
G 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ FGM FGA PCT XPM XPA PCT pts
Matt Waldron 12 - - - - - 17 20 90.0% 44 44 100.0% 95


Passing

Passing Rushing Sacks
G Rating Comp Att Pct Yds Y/G Y/A TD INT Rush Yds Y/G Avg TD Sack YdsL
Ju-Ju Clayton 2 86.0 1 5 20 80 40 16 1 0 3 -13 -6.5 -4.3 0 - -
Marcus Davis 5 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 1.4 7 0 - -
Tyrod Taylor 12 93.0 126 226 55.8 2102 175.2 9.3 13 4 101 344 28.7 3.4 4 - -

Rushing

Rushing Receiving
G Rush Yds Y/G Avg TD Rec Yds Y/G Avg TD
Greg Boone 7 2 9 1.3 4.5 0 7 75 10.7 10.7 0
Ju-Ju Clayton 2 3 -13 -6.5 -4.3 0 0 0 0 0 0
Marcus Davis 5 1 7 1.4 7 0 4 115 23 28.8 1
Tyrod Taylor 12 101 344 28.7 3.4 4 0 0 0 0 0
David Wilson 11 52 301 27.4 5.8 3 0 0 0 0 0

Receiving

Receiving
G Rec Yds Y/G AVG TD
Greg Boone 7 7 75 10.7 10.7 0
Andre Smith 3 3 27 9 9 1
Sam Wheeler 2 2 30 15 15 0

Kicking

Field Goals PAT
G 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ FGM FGA PCT XPM XPA PCT pts
Matt Waldron 12 - - - - - 17 20 90.0% 44 44 100.0% 95


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