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Cincinnati Football: Bearcats beat down Eastern Kentucky 66-13 in season opener

Cincinnati Bearcats wide receivers celebrate win over Eastern Kentucky at Nippert Stadium.
Cincinnati Bearcats wide receivers celebrate win over Eastern Kentucky at Nippert Stadium. /
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After jumping out to an early lead, the Cincinnati Bearcats coasted to a 66-13 win over Eastern Kentucky on Saturday evening at Nippert Stadium!

Bearcats quarterback Emory Jones impressed in his debut with a game-high 345 passing yards and a school record-tying seven total touchdowns.

Cincinnati wide receiver Xzavier Henderson racked up a career-best 149 yards, highlighted by a 49-yard touchdown catch to take an early 7-0 lead.

The Scott Satterfield era couldn’t have gotten off to a better start as the Bearcats showed off an impressive game plan on both sides of the ball.

Cincinnati Football: Bearcats beat down Eastern Kentucky 66-13 in season opener

Bearcats running back Corey Kiner finished with 109 rushing yards including a career-high 54-yard run to set up a touchdown in the first half.

Cincinnati linebacker Daniel Grzesiak totaled a team-high seven tackles, two tackles for loss and a fumble recovery in his team debut on Saturday.

Following a dominant first half showing, Jones capped off his record-tying performance with a 6-yard touchdown to wide receiver Aaron Tuner.

Satterfield’s team compiled 667 total yards, 30 first downs and converted all six red zone trips to secure a season-opening win over the Colonels.

Cincinnati Football: Emory Jones ties a school record with seven total touchdowns in debut

Cincinnati started regular season on a positive note but the competition is going to get much more challenging against Pittsburgh next weekend.

During the postgame press conference, Jones discussed his impressive debut and previewed the matchup at Pittsburgh per Cincinnati Athletics.

"“It’s crazy because today was the first time I’ve been nervous in a long time. The main thing was just to go out there and have fun. I feel like everybody feels good about our performance. We’re going to go back and watch the film, and be critical of ourselves because we have a big game next week. We just know that we have to come prepared. I think the mindset and attitude that we had as a team coming in was just flying around the ball. Like I said earlier in the week, I think if we just go out and execute then everything will take care of itself and that’s what we did.”"

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