Cincinnati Football: Players to watch as the Bearcats prepare to face Eastern Kentucky

Cincinnati Bearcats quarterback Evan Prater during game against the Tulane Green Wave at Nippert Stadium.
Cincinnati Bearcats quarterback Evan Prater during game against the Tulane Green Wave at Nippert Stadium. /
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Cincinnati Bearcats defensive tackle Dontay Corleone and quarterback Emory Jones headline players to watch against Eastern Kentucky!

Jones is hoping to have a productive outing in his Bearcats debut as the former Florida signal caller gets ready to lead Scott Satterfield’s offense.

Led by quarterback Parker McKinney and running back Braedon Sloan, the Colonels offense could create problems for the Bearcats as well.

Other players to keep an eye on include Cincinnati defensive lineman Jowon Briggs, wide receiver Evan Prater and cornerback Jordan Young.

Cincinnati Football: Players to watch as the Bearcats prepare to face 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

Check out the TV coverage for the Bearcats regular season opener against Eastern Kentucky this afternoon at Nippert Stadium on ESPN+.

Make sure to read our preview for the highly-anticipated matchup including odds, players to watch, previous meetings and more!

The first-ever battle between the programs took place in 2006 as Bearcats quarterback Dustin Grutza led the way during a 31-0 win.

Cincinnati Football: Bearcats hope to start Scott Satterfield’s tenure on a high note

Cincinnati is hoping to stay undefeated against Eastern Kentucky as the programs prepare for their first meeting in more than a decade.

Satterfield previewed the season opener and reminisced on past meetings with the Colonels in a press conference via Cincinnati Athletics.

The Bearcats should be able to pull away eventually but Eastern Kentucky’s offense has to be taken seriously in the regular season opener.

With an opportunity to open Satterfield’s tenure on a high note, Cincinnati will attempt to take down the Colonels today at Nippert Stadium!

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