Cincinnati Football: Most recent matchup against every Big 12 opponent next season

Since the upcoming Big 12 schedule was released and each matchup is set in stone, make sure to check out the Bearcats’ most recent meeting against every opponent next season!

Cincinnati is scheduled to open the regular season against Eastern Kentucky on September 2 and it will be the third meeting with the Bearcats winning both previous matchups.

In the first road trip of the season, Scott Satterfield’s team will resume the River City Rivalry at Pittsburgh on September 9. Cincinnati won the most recent game 34-10 in 2012.

With a chance to secure a 17th straight win in the rivalry, the final non-conference game will be the Battle for the Victory Bell against Miami on September 16 at Nippert Stadium.

Cincinnati Football: Most recent matchup against every Big 12 opponent next season

The Bearcats will host Oklahoma in the Big 12 opener on September 23. It will be the third all-time meeting with the Sooners winning both previous matchups in 2008 and 2010.

Just a few days later, Cincinnati will travel to BYU for the third-ever matchup on September 29. The Cougars dominated both previous matchups including a 20-3 win in 2016.

After facing rival West Virginia for the first time in more than a decade on November 18, the Bearcats will finish the season against Kansas in the first matchup since 1997.

Cincinnati is also set to host Baylor and Iowa State for the first time ever in October, followed by a pair of familiar matchups against Central Florida and Houston in early November.

Cincinnati Football: Breaking down the Bearcats first-ever Big 12 Conference schedule

In the aftermath of the Bearcats inaugural Big 12 Conference schedule being released, check out a few takeaways including must-see matchups and renewed rivalries!

Cincinnati is set to face Oklahoma in the first Big 12 matchup at Nippert Stadium on September 23 and the regular season finale will be against Kansas on November 25.

The Bearcats also face a trio of rivals in Pittsburgh (September 9), Miami (September 16) and West Virginia (November 18), plus a couple of former AAC foes in November.

It’s difficult to gauge a realistic expectation for Satterfield’s first season since the Bearcats are unlikely to compete for a Big 12 title but should be able to secure bowl eligibility.