Source: Cincy QB Bryant (foot) out for season
10:13 AM ET Pete ThamelESPN Cincinnati beginning quarterback Ben Bryant will not play once again this season due to
a foot injury, a source informed ESPN on Friday.With Bryant out, redshirt sophomore Evan Prater made his first career start for the No. 24 Bearcats on Friday versus No. 19 Tulane. Prater, who was an ESPN 300 prospect, is considered one of the most embellished employees in program history.Prater entered in a high-stakes situation. The Bearcats and Green Wave are both 6-1 in American Athletic Conference play, and a Cincinnati
win would suggest the Bearcats would host the conference championship game at Nippert Arena next week. It would mark their third consecutive hosting of the title game. A Bearcats loss integrated with a UCF win over South Florida would knock the Bearcats out of the title game.Bryant left recently’s game versus Temple in the first half and was spotted on the sideline with a boot on his right foot late in the game. He had begun every game for Cincinnati this season after transferring back to the school from Eastern Michigan, throwing for 2,732 backyards, 21 goals and 7 interceptions.The insertion of Prater will indicate a much different dynamic on offense for Cincinnati. Prater, a former Ohio Mr. Football, is 6-foot-4 and 200 pounds and brings a real dual-threat dynamism.Prater has made a substantial influence on
the Bearcats this season. He led a come-from-behind win over South Florida in October and played a bulk of the game versus Temple after Bryant’s injury, ending up 12-for-17 for 127 yards.In 2022, Prater has actually finished 72%of his pass attempts and has actually run for 113 yards and a goal. In his career, he has 3 rushing touchdowns and 2 passing touchdowns while amounting to 222 hurrying backyards and 276 passing lawns in 15 games over 3 seasons.