No. 21 Cincy looks for fast start in Toledo



CINCINNATI (AP) — Munchie Legaux is tired of those sluggish starts.

The 21st-ranked Cincinnati Bearcats have become a second-half team, and it’s not what they envisioned. The offense takes its time to find its stride behind the junior quarterback, allowing opponents to hang around until after halftime.

At Toledo (6-1) on Saturday night, that wouldn’t be a good idea.

“We have to just come out and play with more intensity and energy in the first half,” Legaux said. “We can’t come out with the slow starts we’ve had.”

The Bearcats (5-0) lead the Big East in yards and points, but not in making a good first-half impression. In the last two games, they let overmatched opponents hang around.