Cincinnati Football: Scott Satterfield reacts to the Bearcats loss against Miami in annual rivalry

Cincinnati Bearcats wide receiver Evan Prater during game against the Miami Redhawks at Nippert Stadium.
Cincinnati Bearcats wide receiver Evan Prater during game against the Miami Redhawks at Nippert Stadium. /
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Cincinnati Bearcats head coach Scott Satterfield reacted to a disappointing overtime loss to the Miami Redhawks in the Battle for the Victory Bell.

Despite dominating most statistical categories, the Bearcats just weren’t able to capitalize on red zone opportunities and Miami was able to take advantage.

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

With a promising start to the season, Cincinnati seemed poised for a successful campaign before suffering the surprising loss to the Redhawks.

Cincinnati Football: Scott Satterfield reacts to the Bearcats loss against Miami in annual rivalry

After winning 16 straight games against Miami, the Bearcats fell short in a shocking 31-24 overtime loss against the long-time rival tonight.

Cincinnati had a chance to escape with a victory in the final minutes of regulation but a potential game-winning field goal was blocked to force overtime.

It was a sluggish performance from the opening kick off as Miami played with more aggression and energy en route to breaking the 18-year drought.

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.

Cincinnati Football: Bearcats come up short in shocking 31-24 overtime loss to rival Miami

Satterfield broke down the Bearcats disappointing loss to Miami in the postgame press conference per Cincinnati Athletics on Saturday evening.

"“It’s very disappointing obviously. We have to regroup and look at ourselves in the mirror, starting with me. We start Big 12 play next week and we have an outstanding team in Oklahoma coming in. There’s no time to have a pity party and start feeling sorry for ourselves. We have to come in tomorrow and get to work. I thought we had a good week of practice and really got after it. I thought guys were focused and we did some really good things. We talked about the importance of this game all week, we just didn’t play good enough to win. Red zone and the blocked field goal is a couple of things we can point to that would have gotten the win and it would be a lot different now.”"

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