Cincinnati Football: Bearcats hope to overcome halftime deficit in annual matchup against Miami

Cincinnati Bearcats running back Ryan Montgomery against the East Carolina Pirates at Nippert Stadium.
Cincinnati Bearcats running back Ryan Montgomery against the East Carolina Pirates at Nippert Stadium. /
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Cincinnati Bearcats are hoping to overcome a 14-13 halftime deficit in the annual matchup against rival Miami Redhawks at Nippert Stadium tonight.

Miami jumped out an early lead as quarterback Brett Gabbert hit Gage Larvadain for a 79-yard touchdown on the first play from scrimmage.

The Bearcats quickly responded as Corey Kiner scored a 4-yard touchdown to tie the game but Miami continued to create havoc in the first half.

With a chance to regain momentum in the second quarter, Gabbert found Javon Tracy for a 17-yard touchdown to help the Redhawks regain a lead.

Cincinnati Football: Bearcats hope to overcome halftime deficit in annual matchup against 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

Bearcats place kicker Carter Brown connected on a 23-yard field goal attempt in the final minutes of the first half to cut the deficit to 14-13 at halftime.

Make sure to stay tuned for live coverage as the Bearcats look to stage a second half come back to secure a 17th straight win over the in-state foe.

Scott Satterfield’s team must play with much more attention to detail on both sides of the ball or Miami could pull off an upset and snap the losing streak.

Cincinnati Football: TV coverage for the Bearcats annual bout against long-time rival Miami

Cincinnati will continue to rely on their destructive defense and high-powered offense to wear down the opponent and eventually pick up a victory.

Fresh off a second straight win, Cincinnati opened as 14.5-point favorites with the over/under projected at 47.5 total points according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

Read our preview for the annual Battle for the Victory Bell including the latest odds, players to watch and TV coverage prior to the second half.

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 later this month.

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