Cincinnati Bearcats head coach Scott Satterfield previewed the highly-anticipated game with the Oklahoma Sooners in a midweek press conference.
Following a frustrating loss last week, the Big 12 opener is a chance for Cincinnati to make a major statement against the annual conference contender.
It will be important for the Bearcats to use the loss as a catalyst to improve because there is still plenty to play for in the inaugural Big 12 campaign.
This matchup marks a crucial moment during the first season with Satterfield at the helm but also symbolizes an official entry into the new conference.
Cincinnati Football: Scott Satterfield previews long-awaited Big 12 opener against Oklahoma
- Date: Saturday, September 23 at 12:00 PM
- Location: Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati
- Series History: Bearcats trail 0-2
- TV Broadcast: FOX and fuboTV
As the program aims to regroup from a frustrating loss at Miami, the Bearcats will try to bounce back in the long-awaited conference opener this week.
Cincinnati will try to put together a solid week of practice and get back on track in the Big 12 debut against 16th ranked Oklahoma at Nippert Stadium.
Make sure to read our preview for the upcoming conference opener including the most recent odds, players to watch, TV coverage and more.
Cincinnati Football: Bearcats aim to bounce back against Oklahoma Sooners in Big 12 opener
According to the latest pregame odds from FanDuel Sportsbook, the Bearcats are 14.5-point underdogs with the over/under currently placed at 57.5 points.
Satterfield discussed the recent loss to Miami and looked ahead to the matchup with Oklahoma in a weekly press conference per Cincinnati Athletics.
"“We know we have a huge challenge coming in here but one that we welcome. I think we’ve been solid defensively. The big plays on the outside have been the difference. There are things we have to get better at. As we look at Oklahoma, great offense that is averaging 55 points per game. They stress you defensively, horizontally and vertically. They keep pressure on the defense and go extremely fast. There is zero hesitation in them snapping the football and you have to get lined up quickly. You have to be ready to go. They are very good at what they do and will certainly be a huge challenge for our defense. Obviously a very good team. We’re looking forward to playing this Big 12 game. It’s a big time atmosphere and game so we’re really looking forward to it this week.”"