I’m considering last night’s score versus Illinois as a type of anomaly. Illinois might be the better team later in the season, but they lost a lot from the off-season. The same holds true thus far for the Hogs; they are not yet at their best, while growing fast. When I say Cincy looks to be the better team, I mean they seem to be closer to their optimized level, playing pretty darned good defense. I’m thinking their defense might be better than our offense, tonight.
However, I’ve been impressed with Cincy. I wonder why they weren’t ranked previously. Meaning, a Hog win tonight is probably quite insightful about the rest of the season.