2017 Cincinnati Bearcats Football Team
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2017 Cincinnati Bearcats Football Team
2017 Cincinnati Bearcats football
Cincinnati University Bearcats textlogo.svg
ConferenceAmerican Athletic Conference
DivisionEast Division
2017 record4-8 (2-6 The American)
Head coachLuke Fickell (1st season)
Offensive coordinatorMike Denbrock (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorMarcus Freeman (1st season)
Home stadiumNippert Stadium
(Capacity: 40,000)
Seasons
← 2016
2018 →
2017 American Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
No. 6 UCF xy$   8 0         13 0  
No. 21 South Florida   6 2         10 2  
Temple   4 4         7 6  
Cincinnati   2 6         4 8  
UConn   2 6         3 9  
East Carolina   2 6         3 9  
West Division
No. 25 Memphis xy   7 1         10 3  
Houston   5 3         7 5  
Navy   4 4         7 6  
SMU   4 4         7 6  
Tulane   3 5         5 7  
Tulsa   1 7         2 10  
Championship: UCF 62, Memphis 55
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
As of January 9, 2018; Rankings from AP Poll.

The 2017 Cincinnati Bearcats football team represented the University of Cincinnati in the 2017 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Bearcats were led by first-year head coach Luke Fickell who was hired in December 2016.[1] The Bearcats played their home games at Nippert Stadium, and were members of the East Division in the American Athletic Conference. They finished the season 4-8, 2-6 in AAC play to finish in a three-way tie for fourth place in the East Division.

Previous Season

In 2016, the Bearcats were led by fourth-year head coach Tommy Tuberville, After being predicted to finish second in the AAC East, The Bearcats finished 2016 season with a 4-8 (1-7 AAC) record with a five-game losing streak to end the year, missing a bowl game for the first time since 2010. UC suffered a number of season-ending injuries and never found any consistency offensively, dropping from the Top-5 in the NCAA FBS a year ago to No. 101 in total offense. The defense showed significant improvements during the campaign, including being among the national leaders in forced turnovers. After the season Tuberville announced he was stepping down as head coach on December 4, 2016.[2] Tuberville was 29-22 with the Bearcats, notching three bowl appearances and a share of the 2014 American Athletic Conference Championship

Schedule

The Bearcats' 2017 schedule will consist of six home games and six away games. Cincinnati will host two of its four non-conference games; against Austin Peay from the Ohio Valley Conference, and Marshall from Conference USA. They will travel to Michigan for the first ever meeting between the Bearcats and Wolverines and long time rival Miami (OH) for their annual Victory Bell game.

The Bearcats will play eight conference games; hosting UCF, UConn, Temple and SMU. They will travel to East Carolina, Navy, South Florida and Tulane. On September 14, 2017, the American Athletic Conference announced that Cincinnati will play at USF on Saturday, October 14 and will have its bye week on October 28 due to the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 317:00 p.m.Austin Peay*ESPN3W 26-1430,831
September 912:00 p.m.at No. 8 Michigan*ABCL 14-36111,384
September 168:00 p.m.at Miami (OH)*FOX 19W 21-1721,811
September 233:30 p.m.at NavyCBSSNL 32-4233,134
September 307:00 p.m.Marshall*
  • Nippert Stadium
  • Cincinnati, OH
ESPN3L 21-3835,736
October 78:00 p.m.No. 25 UCF
  • Nippert Stadium
  • Cincinnati, OH
ESPNUL 23-5127,253
October 147:30 p.m.at No. 18 South FloridaESPNUL 3-3343,708
October 214:00 p.m.SMUdagger
  • Nippert Stadium
  • Cincinnati, OH
ESPNUL 28-31 OT30,885
November 44:00 p.m.at TulaneESPN3W 17-1620,798
November 107:00 p.m.Temple
  • Nippert Stadium
  • Cincinnati, OH
ESPN2L 24-3522,773
November 1812:00 p.m.at East CarolinaCBSSNL 20-4831,923
November 2512:00 p.m.UConn
  • Nippert Stadium
  • Cincinnati, OH
ESPNewsW 22-2123,125
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

Game summaries

Austin Peay

1 2 3 4 Total
Governors 0 7 0 7 14
Bearcats 0 14 6 6 26
Overall record Last meeting Result
5-0 2011 CIN, 72-10

at Michigan

1 2 3 4 Total
Bearcats 7 0 7 0 14
No. 8 Wolverines 14 3 7 12 36
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

at Miami (OH)

1 2 3 4 Total
Bearcats 3 0 0 18 21
RedHawks 7 0 7 3 17
Overall record Last meeting Result
55-59-7 2016 CIN, 37-33

at Navy

1 2 3 4 Total
Bearcats 7 10 7 8 32
Midshipmen 14 7 14 7 42
Overall record Last meeting Result
0-2 1956 NAVY, 13-7

Marshall

1 2 3 4 Total
Thundering Herd 7 17 7 7 38
Bearcats 0 0 7 14 21
Overall record Last meeting Result
8-3-1 2008 CIN, 33-10

UCF

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 25 Knights 20 17 14 0 51
Bearcats 7 9 7 0 23
Overall record Last meeting Result
1-1 2016 UCF, 24-3

at South Florida

1 2 3 4 Total
Bearcats 3 0 0 0 3
No. 18 Bulls 3 20 7 3 33
Overall record Last meeting Result
8-6 2016 USF, 45-20

SMU

1 2 3 4OT Total
Mustangs 14 7 0 73 31
Bearcats 10 10 0 80 28
Overall record Last meeting Result
2-0 2014 CIN, 41-3

at Tulane

1 2 3 4 Total
Bearcats 3 7 7 0 17
Green Wave 7 6 0 3 16
Overall record Last meeting Result
4-11 2014 CIN, 38-14

Temple

1 2 3 4 Total
Owls 3 10 15 7 35
Bearcats 0 0 14 7 21
Overall record Last meeting Result
7-11-1 2016 TEMP, 34-14

at East Carolina

1 2 3 4 Total
Bearcats 0 13 7 0 20
Pirates 14 10 14 10 48
Overall record Last meeting Result
8-12 2016 CIN, 31-19

UConn

1 2 3 4 Total
Huskies 3 3 9 6 21
Bearcats 0 7 0 15 22
Overall record Last meeting Result
10-3 2016 CONN, 20-9

Personnel

Roster and staff

Depth chart

Awards and milestones

American Athletic Conference honors

Defensive player of the week

  • Week 3: Malik Clements[3]

American Athletic Conference All-Conference First Team

  • James Smith, P

[3]

American Athletic Conference All-Conference Second Team

[3]

American Athletic Conference All-Conference Honorable Mention

  • Marquise Copeland, DL

[3]

2018 NFL Draft

Rnd. Pick # NFL team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes
7* 254 Arizona Cardinals Korey Cunningham  OT Cincinnati The American

References

  1. ^ "Luke Fickell Named Football Head Coach". GoBearcats.com. CBSi Advanced Media. Retrieved 2016.
  2. ^ "Tommy Tuberville Steps Down As Cincinnati Football Head Coach". GoBearcats.com. CBSi Advanced Media. Retrieved 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d "American Athletic Conference Media Guide" (PDF). American Athletic Conference. Retrieved 2018.

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