Cincinnati Football: Realistic predictions as the Bearcats regular season opener approaches

Cincinnati Bearcats running back Corey Kiner against Kennesaw State Owls at Nippert Stadium.
Cincinnati Bearcats running back Corey Kiner against Kennesaw State Owls at Nippert Stadium. /
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Check out our realistic record predictions for the Cincinnati Bearcats inaugural Big 12 campaign with the regular season opener just days away!

Despite losing a lot of production from last season, Cincinnati will be favorites against Eastern Kentucky, Iowa State, Miami and possibly more.

Our predictions have the Bearcats beating Eastern Kentucky, Iowa State, Kansas and Miami, with Baylor, UCF and West Virginia up in the air.

We originally projected a 7-5 record but the most likely scenario seems to be 6-6 unless the Bearcats upset BYU, Oklahoma or Pittsburgh.

Cincinnati Football: Realistic predictions as the Bearcats regular season opener approaches

  • Eastern Kentucky (9/2)
  • @ Pittsburgh (9/9)
  • Miami (9/16)
  • Oklahoma (9/23)
  • @ BYU (9/29)
  • Iowa State (10/14)
  • Baylor (10/21)
  • @ Oklahoma State (10/28)
  • UCF (11/4)
  • @ Houston (11/11)
  • @ West Virginia (11/18)
  • Kansas (11/25)

Check out a break down of the series history as the Bearcats prepare to face Eastern Kentucky on Saturday at 3:30 PM at Nippert Stadium!

Make sure to take a look at our preview for the season opener including players to watch, pregame odds, previous matchups and more.

There will be an adjustment period as the program adapts to Big 12 play but Cincinnati has enough talent to compete for a bowl appearance.

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 Eastern Kentucky’s high-powered offense.

Cincinnati has to pressure Colonels quarterback Parker McKinney and limit running back Braedon Sloan and wide receiver Jaden Smith.

Eastern Kentucky is coming off a 7-5 campaign that showed plenty of progress as the offense put up 36.2 points and 452.5 yards per game.

Other players to watch include Cincinnati defensive tackle Dontay Corleone, quarterback Emory Jones and wide receiver Xzavier Henderson.

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