Cincinnati Football: Bearcats gear up to face Iowa State for the first time in school history

Cincinnati Bearcats take on Oklahoma Sooners at Nippert Stadium in 2023.
Cincinnati Bearcats take on Oklahoma Sooners at Nippert Stadium in 2023. /
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Despite suffering a recent losing skid, the Cincinnati Bearcats are striving to secure a win over the Iowa State Cyclones in the inaugural matchup this week!

Scott Satterfield’s team must get a quality showing from the offense and shut down the Cyclones from creating explosive plays on a consistent basis.

The matchup marks the first ever meeting between the brand new conference foes as the Bearcats aim to get back on track against a quality Big 12 team.

With a chance to snap a three-game losing streak, Cincinnati must find an offensive rhythm early on and limit Iowa State’s improved offensive attack.

Cincinnati Football: Bearcats gear up to face Iowa State for the first time in school history

  • Date: Saturday, October 14 at 12:00 PM
  • Location: Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati
  • Series History: First ever meeting
  • TV Broadcast: FS1 and fuboTV

Make sure to preview the Big 12 battle with odds, players to watch, quotes and more as the Bearcats gear up to host Iowa State on Saturday afternoon!

Players to watch are Cincinnati star defensive tackle Dontay Corleone, quarterback Emory Jones, tight end Chamon Metayer and receiver Xzavier Henderson.

The Bearcats opened as 4.5-point favorites against Iowa State and the over/under currently projected at 47.5 total points according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

Cincinnati Football: Players to watch as the Bearcats prepare to take on Iowa State

Corleone compiled 45 tackles and three sacks in his freshman campaign, and has continued to play at a high level with 17 tackles and two sacks this year.

Jones tied a team record with seven touchdowns during the season opener but struggled to find as much success throughout the recent drought.

Metayer should continue to build on his improved play as the Bearcats look to get back on track from a frustrating skid with the Cyclones coming to town!

The loss at BYU marked the first three-game losing streak for Cincinnati since former head coach Luke Fickell was in the midst of his first season in 2017.

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