After building momentum throughout training camp, the Cincinnati Bearcats are continuing to gear up for the regular season opener this weekend.
Check out a break down of the previous matchups as Cincinnati prepares to face the Eastern Kentucky Colonels on Saturday at Nippert Stadium.
Eastern Kentucky is coming off a 7-5 campaign that continued to show progress as the offense compiled 36.2 points and 452.5 yards per game.
Make sure to take a look at our preview for the regular season opener against Eastern Kentucky including players to watch, series history and more!
Cincinnati Football: Bearcats continue to gear up for highly-anticipated season opener
- Date: Saturday, September 2 at 3:30 PM
- Location: Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati
- Series History: Bearcats lead 2-0
- TV Broadcast: ESPN+ and fuboTV
Even though the pregame odds haven’t been released just yet, the Bearcats are projected to be double-digit favorites over Eastern Kentucky.
Players to watch are Cincinnati quarterback Emory Jones and wide receiver Xzavier Henderson, plus star defensive tackle Dontay Corleone.
Scott Satterfield’s staff must make sure the entire team is energized or the Colonels could stay within striking distance in the second half.
Cincinnati Football: Bearcats announce team captains ahead of the inaugural Big 12 campaign
As the regular season opener quickly approaches, Cincinnati announced four team captains ahead of the inaugural Big 12 campaign!
Bearcats defensive duo Jowon Briggs and Dontay Corleone are captains alongside quarterback Emory Jones and center Gavin Gerhardt.
Corleone is hoping to build on a historic redshirt freshman season and Briggs is looking to cap off his Cincinnati career on a positive note.
Jones was named the Bearcats starting quarterback in April, while Gerhardt is the only returning starter from the offensive line last season.