Cincinnati Football: Bearcats suffer first major setback in the Scott Satterfield era

Cincinnati Bearcats head coach Scott Satterfield against the Eastern Kentucky Colonels at Nippert Stadium.
Cincinnati Bearcats head coach Scott Satterfield against the Eastern Kentucky Colonels at Nippert Stadium. /
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After suffering the first major setback in the Scott Satterfield era, the Cincinnati Bearcats will attempt to regroup with conference play coming up next.

Despite dominating most statistical categories, the Bearcats just weren’t able to capitalize on red zone chances and Miami eventually pulled off an upset.

Satterfield faced his first setback at the helm of the program but it will give the staff a chance to address weaknesses and analyze the poor performance.

The devastating loss marked Satterfield’s first defeat as head coach of Cincinnati and ended the Bearcats 16-game winning streak against rival Miami.

Cincinnati Football: Bearcats suffer first major setback in the Scott Satterfield era

Cincinnati struggled to find success in the red zone and the Redhawks were able to take advantage of costly mistakes throughout the game.

Emory Jones couldn’t find a rhythm in the passing game and it resulted in a couple of interceptions including a game-sealing interception in overtime.

Ryan Montgomery compiled a season-high 101 rushing yards but it wasn’t enough to propel the Bearcats to a 17th consecutive win over Miami.

There are plenty of concerns moving forward as the Bearcats failed to take care of business behind an uninspired showing on both sides of the ball.

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During the postgame press conference, Satterfield discussed the disappointing loss and looked ahead to the Big 12 opener via Cincinnati Athletics.

Following a promising start to the regular season and increased expectations, Cincinnati was poised for a successful campaign before suffering the loss.

It was a sluggish performance from the opening kick off as Miami played with a lot more aggression and focus en route to snapping the 18-year losing skid.

The team will attempt to regroup in the coming days and hope to get back on track in the Big 12 opener against the Oklahoma Sooners next weekend.

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