Cincinnati Bearcats quarterback Emory Jones received Big 12 Offensive and Newcomer Player of the Week following his program record-tying debut!
Jones was seemingly unstoppable in his debut, finishing with 371 total yards and tying a school record with seven total touchdowns in a 66-13 win.
Moments into the long-awaited matchup, Jones found wide receiver Xzavier Henderson for a 49-yard touchdown to give the Bearcats an early lead.
The former Florida signal caller continued to showcase his ability with a 39-yard touchdown pass tp Dee Wiggins midway through the opening half.
Cincinnati Football: Emory Jones receives Big 12 recognition after record-tying debut
After defensive back Bryon Threats had an interception, Jones escaped the pass rush and scored a 12-yard touchdown in the second quarter.
Jones capped off his school record-tying performance with touchdown passes to tight end Payten Singletary and wide receiver Aaron Tuner.
Scott Satterfield’s spread-style offense should give Jones a chance to continue to make plays through the air and on the ground this year.
The win marks a promising start to what could be a memorable season as the program hopes to prove doubters wrong going into Big 12 play.
Cincinnati Football: Emory Jones ties a school record with seven total touchdowns in debut
During the postgame press conference, Jones discussed his dominant debut and previewed the game at Pittsburgh per Cincinnati Athletics.
Even though it was a great start to the regular season, the competition will get much more difficult against the Panthers next weekend.
The Satterfield era couldn’t have gotten off to a better start as the Bearcats showcased an impressive game plan on both sides of the ball.
With an opportunity to finish his career on a high note, Jones is hoping to lead Cincinnati to success in the inaugural Big 12 campaign!