Another great weekend for BBN as the football team took down New Mexico State, 56-
16, and the basketball team picked up another win on Friday against Ohio, 77-59. The two games
were not barn burners for the fans, but they fulfilled our needs. The football team
moves to 8-3 on the year as they head to Louisville for their big rivalry game, and the basketball
squad defeated Albany 86-6. Let’s look at some highlights from these games.
The football team looked solid with a few mishaps here and there. Turnovers reared their ugly heads
once again as Will Levis had an interception and a fumble and Chris Rodriguez Jr. lost a fumble
at the goal line again. The Turnover Twins moniker will never leave these two until they prove they
can hold onto the ball and make better decisions in the passing game. With that being said, Levis threw for 419 yards and four touchdowns and Chris Rodriguez Jr. rushed for 179 yards on 16 rushes and a touchdown. They both had very solid games, but the turnovers MUST stop against Louisville. Our receiving duo of Wan’Dale Robinson and Josh Ali had a massive game as well. Robinson had 8 receptions for 181 yards and Ali had 7 receptions for 164 yards and 2 touchdowns. New Mexico State was a very weak team, but this was a needed game for our tremendous group of seniors for their final
In the basketball world, the Cats continue to roll since their opening loss to a
great Duke squad. Oscar Tshiebwe continues to be our star, but against Ohio, he had no points,
but snagged 10 boards. He was saved by the great play of TyTy Washington who had 20 points,
12 rebounds and five assists. His first game struggle has worn off as his play continues to grow.
Keion Brooks Jr. had a monster game as well. He led the team with 22 points and eight
rebounds. The Junior is a huge part for this team. As an undersized team, his size plays a big role
to help Oscar down low. Not to mention his shooting has seemed to improve over the offseason.
It is a good sign for a team when top players have off night, others step up and take charge. The
team looks very promising, let us just hope the growth and chemistry continues to rise for this
Kentucky played a sloppy game against Albany, but still maxed to pull away in the 2nd half. This could be a case of UK just overlooking Albany, but they still need to clean that up. Come March you can’t overlook anybody so you don’t want this to become a habit. Oscar Tshiebwe continues to be a force to reckon with on the boards and Ty Ty Washing continues to impress. The Cats get what should another tune up game this Friday as they host North Florida. The football team has the dreaded Cardinals this coming week. The Cards open as a two-point favorite over the 8-3 Cats, which is I think is disrespectful. I know that Louisville has won their last two games easily, but they played Duke and Syracuse, two bottom feeders in arguably the worst Power 5 conference this season. I’ll have more on the Louisville and Kentucky game later this week. In the meantime, let’s pack Cardinal Stadium in a sea of blue. I have included a link to the lowest ticket prices I could find to the game. Get them now before they are all gone. Like Always GO CATS!!
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