Cincinnati Football: Quarterback comparison heading into Big 12 battle against 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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BYU Cougars senior quarterback Kedon Slovis and Cincinnati Bearcats star signal caller Emory Jones highlight the upcoming Big 12 battle on Friday!

Jones tied a school record with seven touchdowns during the season opener but struggled to find as much success in the Bearcats back to back losses.

Slovis currently ranks fifth in the conference with 1,017 passing yards, coupled by eight touchdowns and three interceptions on a 60.3% passing rate.

The Cougars are led by Slovis along with linebacker Ben Bywater, wide receiver Darius Lassiter, running back TJ Martin, tight end Isaac Rex and others.

Cincinnati Football: Quarterback comparison heading into Big 12 battle 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 currently 1.5-point favorites with the over/under set at 49.5 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 debut.

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.

The Cougars enter the week 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: Preview for the Bearcats upcoming Big 12 road debut at BYU

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

Players to watch include Cincinnati star defensive tackle Dontay Corleone, linebacker Daniel Grzesiak, plus receivers Xzavier Henderson and Dee Wiggins.

Satterfield discussed the defensive game plan against Slovis and previewed the battle at BYU during a press conference per Cincinnati Athletics.

"“Obviously a different school but some of the things that he did last year they’re doing again. They certainly have some good players that he can get the ball to. I know they want to get the run game going a little bit more. That will help Slovis so we anticipate them trying to get the running game going. He’s a good player and won a ton of games in his career. Great poise and I think that’s the thing you’ll see when we play them. 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 and catchable ball. You’re probably not going to rattle him.”"

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