2020 Cincinnati Bearcats football team

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2020 Cincinnati Bearcats football
Cincinnati University Bearcats textlogo.svg
AAC champion
AAC Championship Game,
W 27–24 vs. Tulsa
Peach Bowl, L 21–24 vs. Georgia
Conference American Athletic Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 8
APNo. 8
2020 record9–1 (6–0 AAC)
Head coach
Offensive coordinator Mike Denbrock (4th season)
Defensive coordinator Marcus Freeman (4th season)
Home stadium Nippert Stadium
(Capacity: 40,000)
Seasons
  2019
2021  
2020 American Athletic Conference football standings
Conf  Overall
Team W L    W L 
No. 8 Cincinnati y$ 60    91 
Tulsa y 60    63 
Memphis  53    83 
UCF  53    64 
SMU  43    73 
Houston  33    35 
Navy  34    37 
Tulane  35    66 
East Carolina  35    36 
Temple  16    16 
South Florida  07    18 
Championship: Cincinnati 27, Tulsa 24
  • $ Conference champion
  • y Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll.

The 2020 Cincinnati Bearcats football team represented the University of Cincinnati in the 2020 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Bearcats played their home games at Nippert Stadium and competed as members of the American Athletic Conference. They were led by fourth-year head coach Luke Fickell.

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Previous season

In 2019, the Bearcats finished with a 11–3 (7–1 AAC) record, and won the Birmingham Bowl against Boston College. The 2019 season was the second straight 11-win season for the Bearcats, and fourth such season in program history. [1]

Recruits

Incoming transfers

NamePos.HeightWeightYearHometownPrev. School
Jerome FordRB5' 11"206Freshman (Redshirt) Seffner, FL Alabama
Michael Young Jr.WR5' 11"190Junior Destrehan, LA Notre Dame
Jordan JonesWR6' 1"185Senior Smackover, AR Arkansas

Preseason

Award watch lists

Listed in the order that they were released

AwardPlayerPositionYear
Bednarik Award [2] Darrick Forrest SSr.
Ahmad Gardner CBSo.
Thorpe Award [3] Darrick ForrestSSr.
Ahmad GardnerCBSo.
James Wiggins SSr.
Nagurski Award [4] Darrick ForrestSSr.
James WigginsSSr.
Ray Guy Award [5] James SmithPSr.
Wuerffel Trophy [6] Blake BacevichDESo.

AAC preseason media poll

The preseason Poll was released September 1 [7]

Media poll
Predicted finishTeamVotes (1st place)
1UCF204 (10)
2Cincinnati201 (7)
3Memphis192 (2)
4SMU146
5Navy125 (1)
6Tulane118
7Houston114
8Temple88
9Tulsa49
10East Carolina42
11South Florida41

Schedule

The Bearcats' 2020 schedule consisted of six home games and four away games. with the departure of UConn, the American eliminated divisions for the 2020 and 2021 seasons, the Bearcats 2020 schedule will include eight conference games – four home games and four road games. Cincinnati hosted East Carolina, Houston, Memphis, and South Florida. They will travel to UCF, SMU, Temple, and Tulsa. [8]

The Bearcats' hosted their opening non-conference game against Austin Peay (FCS). Cincinnati had a sixth home game against Western Michigan and two away games scheduled against Nebraska and Miami (OH), which were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. [9] [10] This was the first season since 1944 that the Bearcats did not play Miami (OH) in the battle for the Victory Bell. To replace the canceled games, Cincinnati added a series against Army with a return game at Army scheduled for 2031. [11]

The game between Tulsa and Cincinnati was originally scheduled to take place on October 17, however, due to COVID-19 management requirements in response to positive tests and subsequent quarantine of individuals within the Cincinnati program, the game was eventually rescheduled for December 12. [12] [13] [14]

A COVID-19 outbreak within the Cincinnati program lead to the cancellation of the game between Temple and Cincinnati, scheduled for November 28, [15] and the rescheduled game between Tulsa and Cincinnati, scheduled for December 12. [16] In lieu of a head-to-head result against Tulsa, Cincinnati was granted hosting rights for the American Championship based upon conference tiebreakers.

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 1912:00 p.m. Austin Peay *No. 13 ESPN+ W 55–200
September 263:30 p.m.No. 22 Army *No. 14
  • Nippert Stadium
  • Cincinnati, OH
ESPN W 24–100
October 33:30 p.m. South Florida Dagger-14-plain.pngNo. 15
  • Nippert Stadium
  • Cincinnati, OH
ESPN+W 28–70
October 249:00 p.m.at No. 16 SMU No. 9 ESPN2 W 42–137,898
October 3112:00 p.m. Memphis No. 7
  • Nippert Stadium
  • Cincinnati, OH (rivalry)
ESPNW 49–100
November 73:30 p.m. Houston No. 6
  • Nippert Stadium
  • Cincinnati, OH
ABC W 38–100
November 137:30 p.m. East Carolina No. 7
  • Nippert Stadium
  • Cincinnati, OH
ESPN2 W 55–170
November 213:30 p.m.at UCF No. 7ESPNW 36–3310,668
December 198:00 p.m.No. 23 Tulsa No. 9
ABC W 27–245,831
January 1, 202112:30 p.m.vs. No. 9 Georgia *No. 8ESPNL 21–2415,301

    Schedule Source: [17]

    Game summaries

    Austin Peay

    Austin Peay at Cincinnati
    1234Total
    Governors3031420
    No. 13 Bearcats1414141355
    • Date: September 19
    • Location: Nippert Stadium
      Cincinnati, OH
    • Game start: 12:05 p.m.
    • Elapsed time: 3 hours and 09 minutes
    • Game attendance: 0
    • Game weather: 63 °F (17 °C) • Weather: Sunny • Wind: ENE 10 mph
    • Referee: Edwin Lee
    • TV announcers: David Saltzman and Keith Moreland
            
    Pregame lineOver/under
    CIN -31.552.5 [18]
    StatisticsAPSUCIN
    First downs1824
    Plays–yards75–35367–525
    Rushes–yards37–14041–276
    Passing yards213249
    Passing: Comp–Att–Int22–39–117–26–0
    Time of possession33:0626:54
    TeamCategoryPlayerStatistics
    APSUPassingJeremy Oatsvall20/34, 202 yards, 1 INT
    RushingC.J. Evans Jr.12 carries, 89 yards, 2 TD
    ReceivingBaniko Harley4 receptions, 94 yards
    CINPassing Desmond Ridder 13/19, 176 yards
    RushingDesmond Ridder4 carries, 61 yards
    ReceivingGerrid Doaks4 receptions, 64 yards, 1 TD

    See Also: Austin Peay at Cincinnati Box Score

    Army

    Pregame lineOver/under
    CIN -12.546 [19]
    Army at Cincinnati
    1234Total
    No. 22 Black Knights700310
    No. 14 Bearcats377724
    • Date: September 26
    • Location: Nippert Stadium
      Cincinnati, OH
    • Game start: 3:35 p.m.
    • Elapsed time: 3 hours and 30 minutes
    • Game attendance: 0
    • Game weather: 79 °F (26 °C) • Weather: Partly Cloudy • Wind: SSW 7 mph
    • Referee: Charles Lamertina
    • TV announcers (ESPN): Mark Jones, Dusty Dvoracek and Quint Kessenich
      
    StatisticsARMYCIN
    First downs1814
    Plays–yards64–27669–331
    Rushes–yards43–18235–69
    Passing yards94262
    Passing: Comp–Att–Int9–21–119–34–1
    Time of possession30:3229:28
    TeamCategoryPlayerStatistics
    ARMYPassingChristian Anderson9/21, 94 yards, 1 INT
    RushingChristian Anderson22 carries, 81 yards
    ReceivingMichael Roberts3 receptions, 46 yards
    CINPassingDesmond Ridder18/33, 258 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT
    RushingJerome Ford8 carries, 34 yards, 1 TD
    ReceivingJayshon Jackson4 receptions, 75 yards

    See Also: Army at Cincinnati Box Score

    South Florida

    Pregame lineOver/under
    CIN -1443.5 [20]
    South Florida at Cincinnati
    1234Total
    Bulls00707
    No. 15 Bearcats7714028
    • Date: October 2
    • Location: Nippert Stadium
      Cincinnati, OH
    • Game start: 3:35 p.m.
    • Elapsed time: 3 hours and 15 minutes
    • Game attendance: 0
    • Game weather: 63 °F (17 °C) • Weather: Mostly Cloudy • Wind: SW 6 mph
    • Referee: Hank Johns
    • TV announcers (ESPN+): David Saltzman and Keith Moreland
      
    StatisticsUSFCIN
    First downs1922
    Plays–yards74–29171–332
    Rushes–yards33–8345–189
    Passing yards208143
    Passing: Comp–Att–Int21–41–516–26–3
    Time of possession23:3636:24
    TeamCategoryPlayerStatistics
    USFPassingJordan McCloud12/21, 137 yards, 2 INT
    RushingLeonard Parker7 carries, 51 yards
    ReceivingDeVontres Dukes3 receptions, 47 yards
    CINPassingDesmond Ridder16/26, 143 yards, 2 TD, 3 INT
    RushingGerrid Doaks3 carries, 55 yards
    ReceivingJayshon Jackson3 receptions, 47 yards

    See Also: South Florida at Cincinnati Box Score

    at SMU

    Pregame lineOver/under
    SMU -1.057 [21]
    Cincinnati at SMU
    1234Total
    No. 9 Bearcats140141442
    No. 16 Mustangs0100313
    • Date: October 24
    • Location: Gerald J. Ford Stadium
      University Park, TX
    • Game start: 8:10 p.m.
    • Elapsed time: 3 hours and 25 minutes
    • Game attendance: 7,898
    • Game weather: 58 °F (14 °C) • Weather: Cloudy • Wind: E 4 mph
    • Referee: Luke Richmond
    • TV announcers (ESPN2): Beth Mowins, Kirk Morrison and Kris Budden
         
    StatisticsCINSMU
    First downs1722
    Plays–yards56–43985–290
    Rushes–yards35–31339–75
    Passing yards126215
    Passing: Comp–Att–Int13–21–024–46–1
    Time of possession27:1532:45
    TeamCategoryPlayerStatistics
    CINPassingDesmond Ridder13/21, 126 yards, 1 TD, 0 INT
    RushingDesmond Ridder8 carries, 179 yards, 3 TD
    ReceivingTre Tucker2 receptions, 24 yards
    SMUPassing Shane Buechele 23/44, 216 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
    RushingUlysses Bentley16 carries, 40 yards
    ReceivingKylen Granson4 receptions, 68 yards

    See Also: Cincinnati at SMU Box Score

    Memphis

    Pregame lineOver/under
    CIN -6.060.5 [22]
    Memphis at Cincinnati
    1234Total
    Tigers730010
    No. 7 Bearcats714141449
    • Date: October 31
    • Location: Nippert Stadium
      Cincinnati, OH
    • Game start: 12:02 p.m.
    • Elapsed time: 3 hours and 16 minutes
    • Game attendance: 0
    • Game weather: 48 °F (9 °C) • Weather: Partly Cloudy • Wind: SE 6 mph
    • Referee: Charles Lamertina
    • TV announcers (ESPN): Mark Jones, Dusty Dvoracek and Paul Carcaterra
         
    StatisticsMEMCIN
    First downs1528
    Plays–yards64–32167–513
    Rushes–yards29–541–242
    Passing yards316271
    Passing: Comp–Att–Int18–35–021–26–1
    Time of possession25:1034:50
    TeamCategoryPlayerStatistics
    MEMPassing Brady White 18/35, 316 yards, 1 TD, 0 INT
    RushingRodrigues Clark12 carries, 16 yards
    ReceivingCalvin Austin7 receptions, 121 yards
    CINPassingDesmond Ridder21/26, 271 yards, 3 TD, 1 INT
    RushingJerome Ford9 carries, 116 yards, 2 TD
    ReceivingMichael Young5 receptions, 43 yards, 1 TD

    See Also: Memphis at Cincinnati Box Score

    Houston

    Pregame lineOver/under
    CIN -12.551.5 [23]
    Houston at Cincinnati
    1234Total
    Cougars0100010
    No. 6 Bearcats7213738
    • Date: November 7
    • Location: Nippert Stadium
      Cincinnati, OH
    • Game start: 03:41 p.m.
    • Elapsed time: 3 hours and 16 minutes
    • Game attendance: 0
    • Game weather: 73 °F (23 °C) • Weather: Sunny • Wind: S 3 mph
    • Referee: Edwin Lee
    • TV announcers (ABC): Sean McDonough, Todd Blackledge, Todd McShay and Molly McGrath
        
    StatisticsHOUCIN
    First downs1524
    Plays–yards62–28269–510
    Rushes–yards28–9339–342
    Passing yards189168
    Passing: Comp–Att–Int20–34–120–30–1
    Time of possession27:3132:29
    TeamCategoryPlayerStatistics
    HOUPassingClayton Tune20/34, 189 yards, 0 TD, 1 INT
    RushingKyle Porter16 carries, 69 yards, 1 TD
    ReceivingNathaniel Dell3 receptions, 60 yards
    CINPassingDesmond Ridder17/27, 162 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
    RushingGerrid Doaks16 carries, 184 yards, 1 TD
    ReceivingMichael Young4 receptions, 47 yards

    See Also: Houston at Cincinnati Box Score

    East Carolina

    Pregame lineOver/under
    CIN -25.555.5 [24]
    East Carolina at Cincinnati
    1234Total
    Pirates0100717
    No. 7 Bearcats72871355
    • Date: November 13
    • Location: Nippert Stadium
      Cincinnati, OH
    • Game start: 07:31 p.m.
    • Elapsed time: 3 hours and 37 minutes
    • Game attendance: 0
    • Game weather: 43 °F (6 °C) • Weather: Clear • Wind: NW 10 mph
    • Referee: Tim Rich
    • TV announcers (ESPN2): Jason Benetti, Andre Ware and Rocky Boiman
           
    StatisticsECUCIN
    First downs2329
    Plays–yards71–29366–653
    Rushes–yards50–20632–299
    Passing yards87354
    Passing: Comp–Att–Int9–21–327–34–0
    Time of possession29:5030:10
    TeamCategoryPlayerStatistics
    ECUPassingHolton Ahlers9/20, 87 yards, 0 TD, 3 INT
    RushingKeaton Mitchell17 carries, 124 yards, 1 TD
    ReceivingKeaton Mitchell1 reception, 26 yards
    CINPassingDesmond Ridder24/31, 327 yards, 3 TD, 0 INT
    RushingCameron Young1 carry, 75 yards, 1 TD
    ReceivingTre Tucker4 receptions, 69 yards, 1 TD

    See Also: East Carolina at Cincinnati Box Score

    at UCF

    Pregame lineOver/under
    CIN -361.5 [25]
    Cincinnati at UCF
    1234Total
    No. 7 Bearcats31631436
    Knights1438833
    • Date: November 21
    • Location: Bounce House
      Orlando, FL
    • Game start: 03:35 p.m.
    • Elapsed time: 4 hours and 1 minute
    • Game attendance: 10,668
    • Game weather: 72 °F (22 °C) • Weather: Cloudy • Wind: NE 11 mph
    • Referee: Charles Lamertina
    • TV announcers (ESPN): Mark Jones, Dusty Dvoracek and Quint Kessenich
            
    StatisticsCINUCF
    First downs2823
    Plays–yards80–48284–359
    Rushes–yards48–14435–116
    Passing yards338243
    Passing: Comp–Att–Int21–32–026–49–1
    Time of possession37:0822:52
    TeamCategoryPlayerStatistics
    CINPassingDesmond Ridder21/32, 338 yards, 2 TD, 0 INT
    RushingGerrid Doaks28 carries, 97 yards
    ReceivingJosh Whyle5 receptions, 81 yards, 1 TD
    UCFPassing Dillon Gabriel 26/49, 243 yards, 3 TD, 1 INT
    RushingOtis Anderson12 carries, 51 yards
    ReceivingMarlon Williams8 receptions, 97 yards, 2 TD

    See Also: Cincinnati at UCF Box Score

    Tulsa (AAC Championship Game)

    Pregame lineOver/under
    CIN -12.546.5.5 [26]
    2020 American Athletic Conference Football Championship Game
    1234Total
    No. 23 Golden Hurricane0107724
    No. 9 Bearcats1077327
    • Date: December 19, 2020
    • Location: Nippert Stadium
      Cincinnati, OH
    • Game start: 08:14 p.m. EST
    • Elapsed time: 3 hours and 32 minutes
    • Game attendance: 5,831
    • Game weather: 41 °F (5 °C) • Weather: Drizzling • Wind: S 6 mph
    • Referee: Charles Lamertina
    • TV announcers (ABC): Joe Tessitore, Greg McElroy and Holly Rowe
         
    StatisticsTLSACIN
    First downs2217
    Plays–yards67–36567–420
    Rushes–yards37–19938–151
    Passing yards166269
    Passing: Comp–Att–Int13–30–219–29–0
    Time of possession26:0333:57
    TeamCategoryPlayerStatistics
    TLSAPassingZach Smith13/30, 166 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT
    RushingCorey Taylor II22 carries, 102 yards, 1 TD
    ReceivingSam Crawford Jr.3 receptions, 79 yards
    CINPassingDesmond Ridder19/29, 269 yards, 1 TD
    RushingDesmond Ridder16 carries, 83 yards, 1 TD
    ReceivingAlex Pierce5 receptions, 146 yards, 1 TD

    See Also: Tulsa at Cincinnati Box Score

    Georgia (Peach Bowl)

    Pregame lineOver/under
    UGA -750.5 [27]
    2021 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
    1234Total
    No. 9 Bulldogs7301424
    No. 8 Bearcats777021
    • Date: January 1, 2021
    • Location: Mercedes-Benz StadiumAtlanta, Georgia
    • Game start: 12:10 p.m.
    • Elapsed time: 3 Hours and 49 Minutes
    • Game attendance: 15,301
    • Referee: Jeff Flanagan
    • TV announcers (ESPN): Mark Jones, Dusty Dvoracek, and Kris Budden
         
    StatisticsUGACIN
    First downs1916
    Plays–yards63–44964–305
    Rushes–yards24–4527–99
    Passing yards404206
    Passing: Comp–Att–Int27–39–124–37–0
    Time of possession28:3631:24
    TeamCategoryPlayerStatistics
    UGAPassingJT Daniels26/38, 392 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
    RushingZamir White11 carries, 41 yards, 1 TD
    ReceivingGeorge Pickens7 receptions, 135 yards, 1 TD
    CINPassingDesmond Ridder24/37, 206 yards, 2 TD
    RushingJerome Ford8 carries, 98 yards, 1 TD
    ReceivingMichael Young4 receptions, 59 yards

    See Also: Georgia vs. Cincinnati Box Score

    Source for Match-up Records: [28]

    Personnel

    Roster and staff

    2020 Cincinnati Bearcats football team roster
    PlayersCoaches
    Offense
    Pos.#NameClass
    RB 0Charles McClelland Redshirt.svg  So
    WR 1Blue Smith Redshirt.svg  So
    WR 2Jayshon JacksonJr
    QB 3Evan PraterFr
    WR 5Jordan JonesSr
    WR 8Michael YoungJr
    QB 9 Desmond Ridder Redshirt.svg  Jr
    TE 11Leonard TaylorJr
    WR 12Alec PierceJr
    WR 13Dalrone DonaldsonJr
    QB 14Jack PerrySo
    WR 15Garyn Prater Redshirt.svg  Jr
    QB 16Michael Lindauer Redshirt.svg  Fr
    WR 17Marquez BellFr
    TE 18Cameron Jones Redshirt.svg  Fr
    WR 20Jadon ThompsonFr
    WR 21Tre TuckerSo
    WR 21Tyler ScottFr
    RB 22Ryan Montgomery Redshirt.svg  So
    RB 23Gerrid Doaks Redshirt.svg  Sr
    RB 24Jerome Ford Redshirt.svg  Fr
    RB 25Cameron YoungSr
    WR 27Norman LoveFr
    WR 29Ashton Koller Redshirt.svg  Fr
    RB 30Michael Kopaygorodsky Redshirt.svg  Jr
    WR 31Nate Meyer Redshirt.svg  Fr
    WR 32Jiair Thomas Redshirt.svg  Fr
    RB 33Ethan WrightFr
    TE 47Nate Lawler Redshirt.svg  So
    OL 50Dylan O'Quinn Redshirt.svg  So
    OL 51Lorenz Metz Redshirt.svg  So
    OL 52Jakari Robinson Redshirt.svg  Jr
    OL 53Gavin GerhardtFr
    OL 55James Hudson Redshirt.svg  Jr
    OL 56Jake RenfroFr
    OL 57Ben BlevinsFr
    OL 58Darius HarperSr
    OL 60Joe HuberFr
    OL 62Zach Hummel Redshirt.svg  Fr
    OL 64Jake BurnsFr
    OL 65Cody Lamb Redshirt.svg  Jr
    OL 66Ethan Voelker Redshirt.svg  So
    OL 67Jaxon SmithFr
    OL 68Kobe McAllisterFr
    OL 70Joey GroeberSo
    OL 71Colin Woodside Redshirt.svg  So
    OL 72Jonathan Allen Redshirt.svg  Fr
    OL 73CJ JohnsonSo
    OL 74Jeremy Cooper Redshirt.svg  So
    OL 75John WilliamsFr
    OL 76Marcelo Mendiola Redshirt.svg  Fr
    OL 77Vincent McConnell Redshirt.svg  Jr
    WR 80Chris ScottFr
    TE 81Josh Whyle Redshirt.svg  So
    TE 82Noah Davis Redshirt.svg  Sr
    WR 84Wyatt Fischer Redshirt.svg  So
    TE 86Jack Campbell Redshirt.svg  Fr
    TE 87Bruno Labelle Redshirt.svg  Sr
    TE 88Payten SingletaryFr
    WR 89Bryant Johnson II Redshirt.svg  Fr
    Defense
    Pos.#NameClass
    S 1 James Wiggins Redshirt.svg  Sr
    LB 2Wilson Huber Redshirt.svg  Jr
    S 3Ja'von HicksJr
    CB 4Justin HarrisSo
    S 5Darrick ForrestSr
    S 6Bryan CookSr
    CB 7Coby BryantSr
    LB 8Jarell WhiteSr
    CB 9Arquon Bush Redshirt.svg  So
    LB 10Brody IngleSo
    CB 11Sammy AndersonFr
    CB 12 Ahmad Gardner So
    LB 13Ty Van Fossen Redshirt.svg  So
    CB 14Todd BumphisFr
    CB 15Taj Ward Redshirt.svg  So
    LB 17Dorian Holloway Redshirt.svg  Fr
    CB 18Josiah Robey Redshirt.svg  Jr
    DE 19Ethan Tucky Redshirt.svg  Sr
    LB 20Deshawn PaceFr
    DE 21 Myjai Sanders Jr
    CB 22DeArre McDonaldFr
    LB 23Daved Jones JrFr
    LB 24Jaheim ThomasFr
    DE 25Harrison HillJr
    CB 26Phil ThomasFr
    LB 27Darrian BeaversSr
    S 29Jacob DingleSo
    CB 30Alex GreenFr
    CB 31Casey Kirk Redshirt.svg  Jr
    S 32James CamdenFr
    DE 33Blake Bacevich Redshirt.svg  So
    DT 34Justin WodtlyFr
    LB 35Ryan Royer Redshirt.svg  Jr
    S 36Will Adams Redshirt.svg  So
    DE 37Steven Hawthorne Redshirt.svg  Fr
    S 38Jackson WelcshFr
    S 39Jaquan SheppardSo
    LB 40DeMarco Baker Redshirt.svg  So
    LB 41Joel Dublanko Redshirt.svg  Sr
    DE 42Malik VannJr
    DE 43Michael Pitts Redshirt.svg  Sr
    LB 44Mick Oakes Redshirt.svg  So
    DT 45Barak FaulkFr
    LB 46Grant Horvath Redshirt.svg  Fr
    LB 50Jackson Bruscianelli Redshirt.svg  Fr
    DT 52Daeshon Martin Redshirt.svg  So
    DE 54Izaiah Ruffin Redshirt.svg  Fr
    DE 57Ryan Mullaney Redshirt.svg  Fr
    DE 89Sterling MilesFr
    DT 90Jabari Taylor Redshirt.svg  Jr
    DL 91Miles Manigualt Redshirt.svg  Fr
    DT 92Curtis Brooks Redshirt.svg  Sr
    DT 93Elijah Ponder Redshirt.svg  Sr
    DT 94Chase Brown Redshirt.svg  So
    DL 95Cole Pelgen Redshirt.svg  Fr
    DT 96Dominique PerryFr
    DT 97Eric Phillips Redshirt.svg  Fr
    DE 98Mychal Keys Redshirt.svg  So
    DT 99Marcus Brown Redshirt.svg  Sr
    Special teams
    Pos.#NameClass
    K 16Luke LundbergFr
    K 19Cole SmithJr
    P 37James SmithSr
    K 39Bryce Burton Redshirt.svg  Fr
    LS 74Blake Bammann Redshirt.svg  So
    K 91Alex Bales Redshirt.svg  Fr
    LS 96Cayson Pfeiffer Redshirt.svg  Fr
    Head coach
    Coordinators/assistant coaches

    Legend
    • (C) Team captain
    • (S) Suspended
    • (I) Ineligible
    • Cruz Roja.svg Injured
    • Redshirt.svg Redshirt

    Roster
    Last update: August 26, 2020

    Depth chart

    Rankings

    Ranking movements
    Legend:██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
    NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. т = Tied with team above or below. ( ) = First place votes.
    Week
    PollPre12345678910111213141516Final 
    AP 2020*13141511897677777668 
    Coaches 2222*1416151110107677777668 
    CFP Not released77898Not released

    Awards and milestones

    Players drafted into the NFL

    RoundPickPlayerPositionNFL Club
    4110 James Hudson OT Cleveland Browns
    5163 Darrick Forrest S Washington Football Team
    7243 James Wiggins S Arizona Cardinals
    7244 Gerrid Doaks RB Miami Dolphins

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    The 2020 Memphis Tigers football team represented the University of Memphis in the 2020 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Tigers played their home games at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in Memphis, Tennessee, and competed in the American Athletic Conference. They were led by first-year head coach Ryan Silverfield.

    2020 East Carolina Pirates football team American college football season

    The 2020 East Carolina Pirates football team represented East Carolina University in the 2020 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Pirates, led by second-year head coach Mike Houston, played their home games at Dowdy–Ficklen Stadium as members of the American Athletic Conference.

    2020 Houston Cougars football team American college football season

    The 2020 Houston Cougars football team represented the University of Houston in the 2020 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Cougars played their home games at TDECU Stadium in Houston, Texas, and competed in the American Athletic Conference. They were led by second-year head coach Dana Holgorsen.

    The 2020 South Florida Bulls football team represented the University of South Florida (USF) during the 2020 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Bulls were led by first-year head coach Jeff Scott and played their home games at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. They competed as members of the American Athletic Conference.

    2020 Temple Owls football team American college football season

    The 2020 Temple Owls football team represented Temple University during the 2020 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Owls were led by second-year head coach Rod Carey and played their home games at Lincoln Financial Field, competing as a member of the American Athletic Conference (AAC).

    2020 Tulane Green Wave football team American college football season

    The 2020 Tulane Green Wave football team represented Tulane University in the 2020 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Green Wave played their home games at Yulman Stadium in New Orleans, Louisiana, and competed in the American Athletic Conference. They were led by fifth-year head coach Willie Fritz.

    The 2020–21 Cincinnati Bearcats men's basketball team represented the University of Cincinnati in the 2020–21 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Bearcats were led by second-year head-coach John Brannen. The team played their home games at Fifth Third Arena as members of the American Athletic Conference. They finished the season 12–11, 8–6 in AAC play to finish in fifth place. They defeated SMU and Wichita State in the AAC Tournament before losing to Houston in the championship game.

    2020–21 American Athletic Conference mens basketball season Sports season

    The 2020–21 American Athletic Conference men's basketball season is scheduled to begin with practices in October 2020, followed by the start of the 2020–21 NCAA Division I men's basketball season in November 2020. Conference play will begin in December and conclude with the 2021 American Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Tournament at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas. With UConn's departure on July 1, 2020, the American is back at 11 teams.

    2020–21 Tulsa Golden Hurricane mens basketball team University of Tulsa NCAA team

    The 2020–21 Tulsa Golden Hurricane men's basketball team represents the University of Tulsa during the 2020–21 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Golden Hurricane, led by seventh-year head coach Frank Haith, plays their home games at the Reynolds Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma as members of the American Athletic Conference.

    The 2020–21 UCF Knights men's basketball team represents the University of Central Florida during the 2020–21 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Knights are members of the American Athletic Conference. The Knights, in the program's 52nd season of basketball, are led by fifth-year head coach Johnny Dawkins and play their home games at the Addition Financial Arena on the university's main campus in Orlando, Florida.

    The 2020 American Athletic Conference Football Championship Game presented by CapitalOne was a college football game played on Saturday, December 19, 2020, at Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio. The 6th American Athletic Conference Championship Game, it determined the 2020 champion of the American Athletic Conference. This was the first year of the current division-less format of the game; instead of representatives from two divisions, the two teams with the best conference records earned a spot in the game.

    The 2021 Cincinnati Bearcats football team will represent the University of Cincinnati in the 2021 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Bearcats will play their home games at Nippert Stadium and compete as members of the American Athletic Conference. They will be led by fifth-year head coach Luke Fickell.

    2021 American Athletic Conference football season Sports season

    The 2021 American Athletic Conference football season is the 30th NCAA Division I FBS Football season of the American Athletic Conference. The season is the ninth since the former Big East Conference dissolved and became the American Athletic Conference and the eighth season of the College Football Playoff in place. The American is considered a member of the Group of Five (G5) together with Conference USA (C–USA), the Mid-American Conference (MAC), the Mountain West Conference and the Sun Belt Conference. The entire schedule was released on February 18, 2021.

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