Cincinnati Football: Bearcats continue to gear up for first ever Big 12 road game at BYU

Cincinnati Bearcats against BYU Cougars at Nippert Stadium in 2016.
Cincinnati Bearcats against BYU Cougars at Nippert Stadium in 2016. /
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Coming off a second straight loss, the Cincinnati Bearcats are gearing up for the first ever Big 12 road game against the BYU Cougars this week!

It will be key for the Bearcats to avoid mistakes on both sides of the ball, fix the red zone struggles and limit BYU’s improved downfield passing attack.

The upcoming matchup provides an opportunity for Scott Satterfield’s team to display their resiliency and get back on track on a national stage.

With a chance to snap the losing streak, Cincinnati is scheduled to take a trip to face the Cougars on Friday at LaVell Edwards Stadium on ESPN and fuboTV.

Cincinnati Football: Bearcats continue to gear up for first ever Big 12 road game at BYU

  • Date: Friday, September 29 at 10:15 PM
  • Location: LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo
  • Series History: Bearcats trail 0-2
  • TV Broadcast: ESPN and fuboTV

According to the most recent odds from FanDuel Sportsbook, the Bearcats are 1.5-point favorites with the over/under placed at 48.5 total points.

Make sure to read our preview for the matchup against BYU including the latest odds, players to watch, pregame quotes and TV coverage!

Players to watch include quarterback Emory Jones, running back Corey Kiner, outside linebacker Daniel Grzesiak, cornerback Jordan Young and more.

Cincinnati Football: Can the Bearcats overcome offensive struggles in matchup against BYU?

After an impressive start to the season, the Bearcats have lost back to back games and a matchup against BYU could see the losing skid extend even further.

Cincinnati should compete with the Cougars but it’s certainly going to be challenging to pull off a victory unless the recent offensive struggles are corrected.

Satterfield broke down the defensive game plan against BYU and looked ahead to the Big 12 clash during a press conference via Cincinnati Athletics.

"“A lot of respect for years of being a really good team. It’s a short week for us having to go out there so we’re prepared. They made a change with a new defensive coordinator this year and have been very solid on that side of the ball. Offensively they have a quarterback that we played against last year when he was at Pittsburgh. This is his third school and he’s played a lot of ball. Very experienced, poised and throws a really good ball. You’re probably not going to rattle him. Another challenge for us going on the road there. We look forward to going out and playing these guys. The big thing we’ve talked about this week is getting rest. Really just get your mind and body rested.”"

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