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Cincinnati Football: Players to watch as the Bearcats host perennial Big 12 contender Oklahoma

Cincinnati Bearcats quarterback Evan Prater during game against the Tulane Green Wave at Nippert Stadium.
Cincinnati Bearcats quarterback Evan Prater during game against the Tulane Green Wave at Nippert Stadium. /
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Cincinnati Bearcats defensive tackle Dontay Corleone and Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Dillon Gabriel are among players to watch on Saturday afternoon!

Gabriel comes into the Big 12 opener as a legitimate Heisman candidate with 905 passing yards and 11 touchdowns on a 82.5% completion rate this season.

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

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

Cincinnati Football: Players to watch as the Bearcats host perennial Big 12 contender 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

It will be important for both quarterbacks to avoid turnovers and create big plays as Cincinnati gets ready to defend one of the Big 12’s best offenses!

Make sure to read our preview for the upcoming matchup with the Sooners including pregame odds, players to watch, TV coverage, quotes and more.

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: Bearcats aim to get back on track against Oklahoma in Big 12 opener

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, Cincinnati will have to fix the red zone concerns and play soundly in the secondary.

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

The Bearcats are determined to get back on track against Oklahoma and the team will attempt to use the surprising setback to fuel them going forward.

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