Cincinnati Football: Corey Kiner should continue to dominate in the Bearcats backfield

Cincinnati Bearcats running back Corey Kiner during a game against the Miami Redhawks at Paycor Stadium.
Cincinnati Bearcats running back Corey Kiner during a game against the Miami Redhawks at Paycor Stadium. /
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Cincinnati Bearcats running back Corey Kiner should continue to play at a high level as the program prepares to play the Miami Redhawks!

Kiner is coming off a dominant performance that included a career-best 153 rushing yards and one touchdown in the Bearcats win at Pittsburgh.

The Cincinnati product displayed elite potential in the season-opening win this month, eclipsing the 100-yard mark for the third time in his career.

With a chance to secure a 17th consecutive win over the Redhawks, Cincinnati will lean on Kiner to make a significant impact on Saturday evening.

Cincinnati Football: Corey Kiner should continue to dominate in the Bearcats backfield

  • Date: Saturday, September 16 at 7:00 PM
  • Location: Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati
  • Series History: Bearcats lead 60-59-7
  • TV Broadcast: ESPN+ and fuboTV

Following a transfer to his hometown school over a year ago, Kiner racked up 362 rushing yards and five touchdowns on 81 carries last season.

Kiner will likely continue to split snaps with Ryan Montgomery and Myles Montgomery but he is the clear cut go-to running back moving forward.

Make sure to check out our preview for the annual matchup against Miami including pregame odds and players to watch prior to kick off this weekend.

The Battle for the Victory Bell is an opportunity for Kiner to make a statement as Cincinnati gets ready for Big 12 play to get started in late September!

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Bearcats head coach Scott Satterfield discussed Kiner’s mindset and productivity in a recent press conference per Cincinnati Athletics.

"“Kiner played a great game. A career game for him. Just good, tough yards from the beginning of the game. Then he got the first down that sealed the game. He is a great individual and awesome to be around. Great attitude every day at practice and always trying to get better. I pull for guys like that. I’m excited that he’s been able to make a lot of plays for us. We know he’s a strong runner, can break tackles and will chug out those first downs. As long as he continues to break out and have big games, then he will get more carries. We’ve said that all along but he’s kind of solidified himself to be the top running back at this point in time.”"

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