Make sure to preview the Cincinnati Bearcats battle against the rival Miami Redhawks including pregame odds, players to watch and TV coverage!
Scott Satterfield looked ahead to the annual Battle for the Victory Bell matchup against Miami during a midweek press conference per Cincinnati Athletics.
The century-old in-state rivalry has been a source of pride for both programs and their passionate fan bases as the schools square off each September.
With an opportunity to win a 17th consecutive game in the rivalry, Cincinnati has to limit explosive plays and remain mistake-free on both sides of the ball.
Cincinnati Football: Preview for the Bearcats upcoming matchup against rival Miami
- 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
Check out the most recent pregame odds as the Bearcats continue to gear up for the yearly bout against Miami at Nippert Stadium this weekend!
Fresh off a second straight win, Cincinnati opened as 14.5-point favorites with the over/under placed at 47.5 points according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Satterfield’s team is expected to secure a relatively comfortable victory as the in-state rivals get ready to meet for the 127th time in school history.
The Battle for the Victory Bell is a chance for both programs to make a statement as they prepare for conference play to get started in late September.
Cincinnati Football: Players to watch as the Bearcats prepare to face in-state foe Miami
Cincinnati will rely on their destructive defense and high-powered offense to secure a win, while Miami looks to pull off an upset on Saturday night!
Miami players to watch are quarterback Brett Gabbert and wide receiver Gage Larvadain, plus linebacker Matt Salopek and safety Jacquez Warren.
Salopek posted a game-high 14 total tackles, four tackles for loss one sack last weekend, and could create problems for Nic Cardwell’s offensive line.
The Bearcats are expected to lean on running back Corey Kiner and quarterback Emory Jones, defensive line duo Jowon Briggs and Dontay Corleone.