Cincinnati Football: Looking back at the Bearcats series history against Eastern Kentucky

Cincinnati Bearcats running back Ryan Montgomery against the Houston Cougars at Nippert Stadium.
Cincinnati Bearcats running back Ryan Montgomery against the Houston Cougars at Nippert Stadium. /
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Cincinnati Bearcats are hoping to stay undefeated against Eastern Kentucky as the programs prepare to meet for the first time since 2008.

During the most recent matchup against the Colonels, Cincinnati secured a 40-7 win as senior quarterback Dustin Grutza compiled 329 yards.

The first-ever meeting against Eastern Kentucky took place in 2006 as Grutza racked up 161 passing yards and one touchdown in a 31-0 win.

With an opportunity to open Scott Satterfield’s tenure on a high note, the Bearcats will look to take down the Colonels on Saturday afternoon!

Cincinnati Football: Looking back at the Bearcats series history against Eastern Kentucky

  • Date: Saturday, September 2 at 3:30 PM
  • Location: Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati
  • Series History: Bearcats lead 2-0
  • TV Broadcast: ESPN+ and fuboTV

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

Make sure to read our preview for the highly-anticipated regular season opener including players to watch, pregame odds and more!

Scott Satterfield’s coaching staff must make sure the entire team is focused and energized or the Colonels could stay within striking distance.

Cincinnati Football: Bearcats continue to gear up for highly-anticipated season opener

After building momentum throughout training camp, the Bearcats are continuing to gear up for a battle against the Colonels at Nippert Stadium!

Cincinnati should be able to pull away eventually but Eastern Kentucky’s offense has to be taken seriously or it could end up being a close finish.

Led by quarterback Parker McKinney and running back Braedon Sloan, the Colonels offense could create concerns for Bryan Brown’s defense.

Players to watch include Bearcats quarterback Emory Jones and wide receiver Xzavier Henderson, plus defensive tackle Dontay Corleone.

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