Can the Cincinnati Bearcats overcome their recent offensive struggles as they prepare to face a test against the Big 12 foe BYU Cougars on Friday?
Following a great start to the season, the Bearcats lost back to back games and a matchup against BYU could see the losing skid extend even further.
Scott Satterfield’s offense has to find a rhythm in the red zone early on but the defense must continue play at an elite level in the first ever Big 12 road trip.
The Cougars enter the game averaging 30.0 points and 324.5 yards per game, while ranking seventh in the Big 12 with 21.3 points allowed per game.
Cincinnati Football: Can the Bearcats overcome offensive struggles in matchup against 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 currently set at 48.5 points.
Players to watch include quarterback Emory Jones and running back Corey Kiner, and linebacker Daniel Grzesiak, safety Bryon Threats and more.
With a chance to snap the losing streak, Cincinnati is scheduled to take a trip to take on BYU this week at LaVell Edwards Stadium on ESPN and fuboTV.
Cincinnati Football: Scott Satterfield looks ahead to the Bearcats game against BYU
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 righted.
Make sure to read our preview for the matchup against BYU including the latest odds, players to watch, pregame quotes and TV coverage!
Satterfield broke down the troubling offensive issues and previewed the battle at BYU during a weekly press conference per Cincinnati Athletics.
"“We’re moving the ball and making plays but we just get bogged down at the wrong time. We have to do a great job of staying on the sticks and just execute. When you get down in the red zone, it shrinks and is condensed so you’re going to have to win some one on one battles. We have to continue to do what we’re doing, trust the plan that we have and execute. We had guys running wide open and a couple times we’re getting hit as the ball is getting thrown. We need a little more protection on those particular plays. It comes down to a few plays and all works together. You can’t have one guy that doesn’t do his job because it throws the whole thing off. We have good plays and players so we have to go execute.”"