“This isn’t about Tim Beckman,’’ he said. “This win was about our players.’’
And they found plenty of motivation from some pregame predictions.
“No one really gives us a chance,’’ said Brown, who read one prediction that had Cincinnati beat Illinois 51-20. “That’s nothing new here. I’ve been dealing with it all my four years here, and that’s something we work hard every day trying to change.’’
The players and their coach said this was just the second game of their season. Next week, Illinois will get another chance to make a statement as they face the Washington Huskies in a 5 p.m. game at Chicago’s Solidier Field.
“This win feels spectacular and that’s what we will focus on today,’’ Hull said. “(Today), we will focus on Washington and try to keep the momentum going.’’
One negative on Saturday was the horrific left leg injury suffered by Legaux in the fourth quarter. The senior passed for 237 yards and ran for 52 in the contest. No official details on his injury were released by the University of Cincinnati.