Cincinnati Football: Preview for the Bearcats upcoming Big 12 road debut 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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Make sure to preview the Cincinnati Bearcats game against the BYU Cougars including players to watch, pregame odds, TV coverage, quotes and more!

Players to watch include Cincinnati star defensive tackle Dontay Corleone, linebacker Daniel Grzesiak, quarterback Emory Jones and receiver Dee Wiggins.

Scott Satterfield’s offense has to find a rhythm in the red zone early on but the defense must continue to dominate in the Big 12 road debut on Friday night.

The Cougars are led by senior quarterback Kedon Slovis, running back TJ Martin, tight end Isaac Rex, linebacker Ben Bywater and safety Ethan Slade.

Cincinnati Football: Preview for the Bearcats upcoming Big 12 road debut 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.

BYU opened the season with three straight victories including a win over the Arkansas Razorbacks before losing to the Kansas Jayhawks in the Big 12 opener.

The upcoming road trip to BYU is an early test for Satterfield’s team as the program hopes to regain momentum against a quality conference opponent.

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

After an impressive start to the season, the Bearcats have lost back to back games and a matchup at BYU could see the two-game losing streak extend further.

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

Satterfield broke down the offensive struggles and looked ahead to the Big 12 battle during a midweek press conference via Cincinnati Athletics.

"“We’re moving it and running good but just need to get points. It’s the name of the game. BYU this week. 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. 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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