Both programs are set to lean on several players as the Cincinnati Bearcats get ready to face the Iowa State Cyclones in a Big 12 matchup this weekend!
Iowa State is led by freshman quarterback Rocco Becht and wide receiver Jaylin Noel, plus veteran defensive backs Jeremiah Cooper and TJ Tampa.
Players to watch are Cincinnati defensive tackle Dontay Corleone, quarterback Emory Jones, tight end Chamon Metayer and receiver Braden Smith.
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.
Cincinnati Football: Players to watch as the Bearcats prepare to take on Iowa State
- Date: Saturday, October 14 at 12:00 PM
- Location: Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati
- Series History: First ever meeting
- TV Broadcast: FS1 and fuboTV
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 three-game skid.
Metayer should continue to build on his improved play as Cincinnati aims to get back on track from a frustrating streak with the Cyclones coming to town.
Cincinnati Football: Bearcats open as slight favorites over Iowa State prior to kick off
Despite suffering a recent losing skid, the Bearcats are hoping to take down Iowa State and eventually secure the first ever Big 12 win in school history.
Make sure to preview the upcoming battle with pregame odds and players to watch as Cincinnati gears up to host Iowa State on Saturday at noon!
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.
With a renewed sense of motivation and purpose, Cincinnati will look to end to the losing streak and get back in the win column at Nippert Stadium.