By Wayne Burke
Jacob Dingel and Bryon Threats intercepted passes, Noah Potter and Dontay Corleone recovered fumbles and No. 22 Cincinnati beat Temple 23-3.
“The game is all about November,” Cincinnati coach Luke Fickell said. “We’ve been talking about getting to November and playing well. It’s always tough when you go on the road, but these guys came out tongiht and didn’t worry about what happened earlier (with the UCF loss) or what the opportunities were for next week. They were up for the challenge.”
A week after quarterback E.J. Warner – the son of Pro Football Hall of Famer Kurt Warner – set a school record for passing yards with 486 yards and had three TD passes for Temple (3-8, 1-6) in a 43-36 loss at Houston, Cincinnati got the four turnovers and held the rushing attack to 35 yards.
“We were able to put more linebackers on the field and putting in a package that Coach (Fickell) had put in through the week helped us out a lot,” sophomore linebacker Jaheim Thomas said.
The Bearcats turned those four turnovers into 10 points. “We were able to tip balls and it was big for us tonight,” Fickell said.