Cincinnati Football: Preview for the Bearcats upcoming matchup against former rival Pittsburgh

Cincinnati Bearcats wide receiver Tre Tucker in a game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
Cincinnati Bearcats wide receiver Tre Tucker in a game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. /
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Check out our preview for the Cincinnati Bearcats upcoming road trip to face the Pittsburgh Panthers on Saturday at Acrisure Stadium!

Players to watch in the renewed rivalry include Cincinnati star quarterback Emory Jones and Pittsburgh senior linebacker Bangally Kamara.

The Bearcats opened as 7-point underdogs against Pittsburgh with the over/under placed at 48.5 total points according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

With a chance to secure a third straight win over the Panthers, Cincinnati is hoping to pull off an upset and remain unbeaten on Saturday night.

Cincinnati Football: Preview for the Bearcats upcoming matchup against former rival Pittsburgh

  • Date: Saturday, September 9 at 6:30 PM
  • Location: Acrisure Stadium in Pittsburgh
  • Series History: Panthers lead 8-4
  • TV Broadcast: The CW and fuboTV

Both teams are coming off impressive performances in the regular season opener and enter the matchup with a chance to remain undefeated.

Memories of epic battles from the Big East Conference are sure to resurface as the programs square off for the first time in over a decade.

Pittsburgh quarterback Phil Jurkovec could cause issues for the Bearcats because his dual-threat ability allows him to create big plays.

The Panthers have gone through a resurgence in recent years as head coach Pat Narduzzi led the way to a win in the 2021 ACC championship.

Cincinnati Football: Reviewing the River City Rivalry as the Bearcats get ready to face Pittsburgh

During their time in the Big East Conference, Cincinnati played Pittsburgh every season from 2005-2012 and split all eight matchups.

Following three straight losses in the River City Rivalry, the Bearcats responded with four wins in the final five meetings from 2008-2012.

The most memorable finish took place in 2009 as Cincinnati used a 21-point come back to clinch a second consecutive Big East championship.

With an opportunity to secure an undefeated regular season, Tony Pike tossed a game-winning touchdown in the thrilling 45-44 victory!

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