Isaiah Pead, Bearcats run wild in first half

I wondered what would happen when Cincinnati's bad defense met Rutgers' poor offense. Clearly, I was focused on the wrong thing.

It's been more about Cincinnati's offense versus Rutgers' (overrated?) defense. The Bearcats have gone nuts in the first half, scoring five touchdowns while taking a 41-24 lead into halftime. Yes, it's 41-24 at halftime.

The Bearcats have 416 yards of offense, and Isaiah Pead has scored three touchdowns in the first half alone. Pead has run for 78 yards and has 36 yards receiving on only 15 touches. D.J. Woods also has two scores.

Rutgers has been able to score, too, already eclipsing its season average in the first half. Mark Harrison has seven catches for 130 yards and two touchdowns.

It's a shootout! We haven't had one of those in a long time in the Big East, so it's fun to see. Unless you're a Rutgers fan.