The Cincinnati Commandos joined the UIFL after leaving the CIFL. Tyler Sheehan quarterbacked the squad, throwing for 2,537 yards, 59 touchdowns and 18 interceptions going into the league championship game. Phillip Barnett was the favorite target, amassing 980 yards and 22 scores. Opposing teams were held to -31 net rushing yards on the season. On defense, Corry Stewart picked 14 passes of the team's 38. There was anomalous game on the year, as Erie defeated the Commandos 62-18 late in the regular season. Sheehan was picked five times in the game. However, it did not cost Cincinnati much, as they received a first round bye in the playoffs and would host Erie in the second round. This time, Erie was soundly defeated, 62-40. Cincinnati traveled to Estero for a championship bout with the undefeated Florida Tarpons. Cincinnati dominated Chris Wallace and company 62-44 to claim a third consecutive league title.