In order to pull off an upset over the perennial Big 12 contender, the Cincinnati Bearcats have to keep the Oklahoma Sooners talented offense under control.
Make sure to check out our preview for the highly-anticipated conference opener including the most recent odds, players to watch and TV coverage.
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: Bearcats attempt to pull off a major upset over 16th ranked 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
Bryan Brown’s defense must be ready to face a difficult test but it’s a chance to showcase their resiliency against an extremely explosive offense.
Oklahoma is led by star quarterback Dillon Gabriel, speedy wide receiver Andrel Anthony, running back Tawee Walker and linebacker Danny Stutsman.
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: Bearcats open as double digit underdogs ahead of Big 12 opener
As the program aims to regroup from a frustrating loss at Miami, Cincinnati will try to bounce back in the long-awaited conference opener this afternoon!
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.
Satterfield discussed the recent loss to Miami and previewed the matchup with the Sooners during a weekly press conference per Cincinnati Athletics.
The upcoming matchup marks the second time the Bearcats were home underdogs since 2018 and just the second time being an underdog since 2020.