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Cincinnati Football: Players to watch as the Bearcats take on a talented Pittsburgh team

Cincinnati Bearcats celebrate during game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in 2021.
Cincinnati Bearcats celebrate during game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in 2021. /
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Check out several players to watch as the Cincinnati Bearcats take on the former Big East rival Pittsburgh Panthers on Saturday evening!

Even though containing dual-threat quarterback Phil Jurkovec will be key, the Bearcats have to bottle up Panthers running back Daniel Carter.

Pittsburgh players to watch include defensive back MJ Devonshire, linebacker Bangally Kamara, wide receiver Konata Mumpfield and others.

The Bearcats will lean on defensive line duo Juwon Briggs and Dontay Corleone, hybrid safety Deshawn Pace and running back Corey Kiner.

Cincinnati Football: Players to watch as the Bearcats take on a talented Pittsburgh team

  • 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

During a 45-7 season-opening win against Wofford, Jurkovec posted 265 total yards and a pair of touchdowns on a 73.9 percent completion rate.

Jurkovec could cause issues for the Bearcats because his dynamic ability allows him to create explosive plays through the air and on the ground.

The Pittsburgh product started his career with Notre Dame and spent three seasons at Boston College before joining the Panthers in December.

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

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Following a program record-tying performance in his debut, Jones was recently named Big 12 Offensive and Newcomer Player of the Week.

Jones was seemingly unstoppable in his memorable debut, finishing with 371 total yards and tying a school record with seven total touchdowns.

Stay tuned for pregame coverage in the coming days as Scott Satterfield’s team hopes to stay undefeated heading into Big 12 play this month.

The season opener marked a promising start to what could be a special year as the Bearcats look to find success in the inaugural Big 12 campaign!

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