We first heard the name Jerome Ford when he was with Alabama. In a kickoff game against Duke, Ford was put into action since some of the other backs were not available. Once they returned, Jerome Ford did not get any time and officially decided to transfer. Some thought we wouldn’t hear his name again. Then he emerged at Cincinnati and now we can’t stop talking about him, and for good reason. In the regular season, he carried the ball 200 times for 1,242 yards for 19 touchdowns while averaging 6.2 yards a pop. Ford also had 18 catches for 209 yards and a touchdown while averaging 11.6 yards per catch.
Ford will be a man on a mission against his former team. Yes, Alabama has a dominant defense. But they have not played a back like him yet. Ford has established himself as one of the best in the country and he still has a chip on his shoulder. All athletes play and prepare a little harder when playing against a former team. In this case, Alabama recruited only to leave him on the bench. Look for Ford to have a big game against the Tide.
Key To Victory
In order for Cincinnati to win this game, Ford needs to be in a starring role. Obviously Ridder is a very good quarterback and will he be a major factor as well. But the run game is another big reason of why they have been successful. If you have to, line up with six offensive linemen at times against the Alabama front. It would definitely be a curveball. We’ve seen this before in an NFL setting with the Patriots implementing that plan against the Colts a few years ago. Jonas Gray ran for 201 yards and four touchdowns in that game. There is a possible upset brewinging in this game, and Jerome Ford wants the people of Tuscaloosa to experience low tide.
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