Cincinnati Football: Looking ahead to the Bearcats inaugural campaign in the Big 12 Conference

Cincinnati Bearcats celebrate touchdown against Kennesaw State Owls at Nippert Stadium. The Enquirer.
Cincinnati Bearcats celebrate touchdown against Kennesaw State Owls at Nippert Stadium. The Enquirer. /
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Cincinnati is set to face a tougher schedule in the Big 12, competing against several established contenders like Oklahoma, TCU, Texas and others!

Make sure to look ahead to the Bearcats inaugural campaign in the Big 12 with a break down of the conference schedule and regular season opener.

Scott Satterfield’s team will develop new rivalries against quality opponents within the Big 12, while reuniting with former rival West Virginia.

The Bearcats defense has been a formidable force for years but they will face new challenges in a conference that is known for its explosive offenses.

Cincinnati Football: Looking ahead to the Bearcats inaugural campaign in the Big 12 Conference

Even though the offense will look a lot differently next season, the Bearcats will aim to put up points against the conference’s top defenses.

Moving to a new conference with a first-year head coach could be difficult and will require patience as the program adjusts to Big 12 play.

The jump to the Big 12 represents a significant step forward for Cincinnati, as they officially join one of the premier conferences next month!

With a determined staff and roster in place, the Bearcats have potential to make noise in the Big 12 and secure bowl eligibility for a sixth year in a row.

Cincinnati Football: Expectations for the Bearcats regular season opener against Eastern Kentucky

Check out our recent expectations for the Bearcats regular season opener against Eastern Kentucky on Saturday, September 2 at Nippert Stadium!

Eastern Kentucky is coming off a 7-5 campaign that continued to show progress as the offense averaged 36.2 points and 452.5 yards per game.

Led by star quarterback Parker McKinney and running back Braedon Sloan, the Colonels dynamic offense could create concerns for Cincinnati.

McKinney set school records with 3,956 passing yards and 33 touchdowns last year en route to earning Atlantic Sun Co-Offensive Player of the Year.

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