A handful of defensive players made a significant impact in the Cincinnati Bearcats blowout win over Eastern Kentucky in the season opener last week!
Bearcats linebacker Daniel Grzesiak compiled a team-high seven tackles with two tackles for loss, one sack and a forced fumble in his dominant debut.
Cincinnati safety Bryon Threats picked off a pass in the first half and cornerback Justin Harris recorded his first career interception in a 66-13 win.
Other notable defensive standouts included defensive back Deshawn Pace finishing with six tackles and Eric Phillips totaling two tackles and one sack.
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Even though it was a successful start to the regular season, the competition will get much more difficult against Pittsburgh next weekend.
Following the blowout in front of a sold out crowd, Scott Satterfield reflected on the win in a press conference via Cincinnati Athletics.
The Satterfield era couldn’t have gotten off to a better start as the Bearcats showcased an effective game plan from the opening kick off.
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Highlighted by quarterback Emory Jones and wide receiver Xzavier Henderson, Satterfield’s offense looked explosive from the start.
Jones was seemingly unstoppable in his debut, finishing with 345 passing yards and tying a program record with seven touchdowns.
The well-rounded effort left Eastern Kentucky struggling to find their footing as Cincinnati started the season with a resounding showing.