I have no desire to do any more research than necessary for Delaware St. They aren't an important team. What is important are the Bearcats. In the spirit of importance, let's look at the most important plays from last Thursday, the scoring plays. Other plays are important, yes. But scoring plays are the most important plays because if you don't have any scoring plays, you don't have any points. You can't win games if you don't score points. Put your brain back in your head and follow me into the picture minefield.
Scoring Play 1: George Winn 58 Yard TD Run
UC throws out a 3 receiver, 1 tight end look on this play.
Travis Kelce comes across to pick off the end as the line cracks to the middle.
The line opens up a huge hole. You can see Kelce's block on the left. The blur you see is Alex Chisum kind of blocking his guy in the back.
The Pitt defensive back took a horrible angle. He would have had to have been Usain Bolt to make that tackle.
Scoring Play 2: 15 Yard TD Pass to Ralph David Abernathy
The Bearcats spread out the defense with is what appears to be a 4 receiver set. It's actually 3 receivers and Travis Kelce.
The play is a little swing pass. 77 gets enough of his man to take him out of the play.
Kelce takes down his man and RDA IV is in the house. 90 had no chance. You don't have to block them hard, just block them enough. By the way, Kelce legally blocked that guy, they are both falling down here.
Non-Scoring Play: Munchie Legaux 77 yard run
The Bearcats throw a little pistol at Pitt. The play is a read option.
Legaux keeps it and breaks the ankles of the end by cutting it up instead of taking it outside. You can see one of the receivers in the middle take a guy out of the play.
When Munchie decides to take it outside, the safety was caught with his pants down, only able to flail miserably.
Scoring Play 3: George Winn 9 Yard TD Run
The Bearcats run a more traditional pistol play this time.
Just like the first TD run, the offensive line completely blows out the Pitt line. They have them a good 2 yards off the ball up the middle.
Winn is hit at the 5 yard line. Because he's a bulldozer, he breaks this tackle and scores a touchdown. If he didn't, this play wouldn't be in the scoring play write up. It would be whatever play scored on the next presumed play. We don't have to worry about that though, because Winn scored.
Scoring Play 4: 12 Yard TD Pass to Ralph David Abernathy
This is the formation, or some slight variance with the receivers, that UC used a lot against Pitt. As you can see, it was a good formation because UC scored multiple TDs with it.
The play was a screen. That's Abernathy at the 15. The safety reads it, but
RDA IV runs right pas him for the easy score. That's what happens when you are very fast.
It's interesting to note that UC scored with nearly the same 2 plays. Both Winn runs were up the middle and wonderfully blocked. In the red zone, they like getting Abernathy the ball in space. We might see these same exact plays run against Delaware St. UC isn't going to show any more than they have to, not with Virginia Tech waiting in Washington, DC at the end of the month.