Scouting Cincinnati: Defense

Posted: October 22, 2014 in Football

The Bearcats run a standard 4-3 defensive front but will mix up the coverages at times. Cincinnati has struggled at times to stop the run, but they are solid in pass defense. For the Bulls to sustain drives in this game, they will have to establish the run early and often in this game. Let’s learn about who they will be lining up against in this game. 

Defensive line

At defensive end is junior Silverberry Mouhon (6’4″ 248 lbs.) who has 28 tackles on the year and 2 sacks. Behind him is senior Jerrell Jordan (6’3″ 248 lbs.) who has 11 tackles as a reserve. At the other end spot is senior Terrell Hartsfield (6’3″ 246 lbs.) who has 20 tackles and 5 sacks on the season. At defensive tackle is junior Brandon Mitchell (6’2″ 308 lbs.) who has 18 tackles on the year (half sack as well). Behind him is Alex Pace (6’2″ 282 lbs.) who has 7 tackles including 2 TFL. At the other tackle spot is senior Cameron Beard (6’5″ 287 lbs.) who has 22 tackles and 1 sack on the year. Behind him is redshirt freshman Chris Burton (6’3″ 272 lbs.) who has 5 tackles including 1 sack as a reserve this year.

Linebackers

At strong side linebacker is senior Nick Temple (5’10” 218 lbs.) who has 45 tackles on the year with 2 TFL. Behind him is senior Clemente Casseus (6’1″ 227 lbs.) who has 14 tackles (1.5 TFL ) as the reserve. At the middle linebacker spot is senior Jeff Luc (6’1″ 251 lbs.) who leads the team with 76 tackles with 5 TFL (2.5 sacks on the year). Behind him is senior Solomon Tentman (6’2″ 237 lbs.) who has 2 tackles as a reserve. At the weakside linebacker position is sophomore Eric Wilson (6’2″ 205 lbs.) who has 16 tackles and 2.5 TFL. Splitting time with him is junior Kevin Brown (6’1″ 206 lbs.) who has 24 tackles including 1 TFL.

Secondary

At the corner position is junior Leviticus Payne (5’9″ 183 lbs.) who has 27 tackles, 2 TFL, and 1 PBU. Behind him is senior Adrian Witty (5’10” 187 lbs.) who has 3 tackles as a reserve. At the other corner spot is sophomore Grant Coleman (5’11” 180 lbs.) who has 32 tackles with 1 TFL. Splitting time with him is senior Howard Wilder (5’11” 180 lbs.) who has 18 tackles with 1 INT on the season. At safety is sophomore Mike Tyson (6’2″ 200 lbs.) who has 28 tackles with 1 PBU on the year. Behind him and splitting time is sophomore Andre Jones (6’1″ 197 lbs.) who has 26 tackles with 1.5 TFL and 1 INT on th year. At the other safety spot is sophomore Zach Edwards (5’11” 186 lbs.) who has 55 tackles, 2 TFL, and 1 INT on the year. Behind him is senior Darren Doston (6’2″ 195 lbs.).

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