Cincinnati Football: Preview for the Bearcats matchup against Oklahoma in Big 12 opener

Cincinnati Bearcats during game against Tulane Green Wave at Nippert Stadium.
Cincinnati Bearcats during game against Tulane Green Wave at Nippert Stadium. /
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Make sure to read our preview for the Cincinnati Bearcats matchup against the Oklahoma Sooners including odds, players to watch, quotes and more!

Oklahoma is led by elite quarterback Dillon Gabriel, speedy wide receiver Andrel Anthony, running back Tawee Walker and linebacker Danny Stutsman.

Scott Satterfield’s team will need solid showings from star quarterback Emory Jones, wide receiver Xzavier Henderson and safety Bryon Threats.

The Bearcats are currently 14.5-point underdogs against Oklahoma with the over/under projected at 57.5 total points according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

Cincinnati Football: Preview for the Bearcats matchup against Oklahoma in Big 12 opener

  • 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 to Miami, the Bearcats will try to bounce back during the highly-anticipated conference opener.

In order to pull off a major upset over the perennial Big 12 contender, the Bearcats have to fix the red zone challenges and play soundly in the secondary.

The Sooners are known for an extremely explosive and up-tempo offense that could present a serious challenge for Cincinnati’s undermanned defense.

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Fans are eagerly anticipating the Big 12 clash against Oklahoma but there is plenty of frustration following the disappointing performance from a week ago.

Satterfield discussed the recent loss to Miami and previewed the matchup with the Sooners during a pregame press conference per Cincinnati Athletics.

"“It’s a huge moment and will be awesome for our fans, student athletes and all of us to have the first Big 12 game at Nippert. We have to go out there, play our best ball and go get a win. 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. Our guys will go out there and play really physical and fast football because that’s what we have to do. Whatever happened this past weekend, that doesn’t change the fact we’re opening Big 12 play with Oklahoma. Our guys will go out and play the very best game they can and try to go get a win. That’s what we’ll do this week.”"

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