Cincinnati Football: Eastern Kentucky’s offense could cause issues for the Bearcats early on

Cincinnati Bearcats sophomore cornerback Bryon Threats against the SMU Mustangs at Chapman Stadium.
Cincinnati Bearcats sophomore cornerback Bryon Threats against the SMU Mustangs at Chapman Stadium. /
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Cincinnati should be able to pull away eventually but Eastern Kentucky’s offense has to be taken seriously in the regular season opener next month.

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

It will be difficult to contain Eastern Kentucky’s high-powered offense so Bryan Brown’s defense must avoid mistakes and limit explosive plays.

Scott Satterfield’s coaching staff must make sure the entire team is energized and focused or the Colonels could make it competitive a game.

Cincinnati Football: Eastern Kentucky’s offense could cause issues for the Bearcats early on

Led by star quarterback Parker McKinney and running back Braedon Sloan, Eastern Kentucky might create problems for Cincinnati early on.

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

Other players to watch in the upcoming matchup include linebacker Chase Lasater, plus wide receivers Cornelius McCoy and Jaden Smith.

The Bearcats should be confident but can’t be complacent while preparing for Eastern Kentucky with the season opener quickly approaching.

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

Check out our expectations for the regular season opener as Eastern Kentucky travels to Nippert Stadium on September 2.

Each day leading up to the upcoming matchup next month, we’re going to publish a profile for one of the Bearcats notable players.

Make sure to stay tuned for more player profiles throughout the month as Cincinnati continues to gear up for Big 12 competition.

The next player profiles will be centered around senior defensive back Deshawn Pace and senior wide receiver Xzavier Henderson!

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