Bearcats RB Jerome Ford named Orange Bowl Player of the Week

Jerome Ford escapes defense (courtesy UC Athletics)

Junior running back Jerome Ford was named the Orange Bowl Player of the Week after rushing for 189 yards and four touchdowns in Cincinnati’s 56-21 victory over UCF on Saturday. All four scores and 179 of his yards came in the first half as the Ford-powered Bearcats jumped out to 35-0 lead.

On the season, Ford, who is a two-time AAC Offensive Player of the Week, ranks second in the nation in touchdowns (12) and seventh in rushing (118.2).

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