Cincinnati Football: Preview for the Bearcats first ever battle against Iowa State

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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Make sure to preview the upcoming battle including odds, players to watch and quotes as the Cincinnati Bearcats host the Iowa State Cyclones this week!

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

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

With a chance to snap a three-game losing streak, Cincinnati needs to find an offensive rhythm early and contain Iowa State’s balanced offensive attack.

Cincinnati Football: Preview for the Bearcats first ever battle against 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

Despite suffering a recent losing skid, the Bearcats should be able to handle Iowa State and eventually secure the first Big 12 victory in school history!

Players to keep an eye on include Cincinnati senior quarterback Emory Jones, linebacker Dorian Jones, running back Corey Kiner and safety Bryon Threats.

The Cyclones opened conference play with a 34-27 win against the Oklahoma State Cowboys before a 27-14 victory over the TCU Horned Frogs last week.

Cincinnati Football: Bearcats return from bye week against Big 12 opponent Iowa State

Following a much-needed bye week, the Bearcats are scheduled to return to the field against Big 12 opponent Iowa State on Saturday at home.

Iowa State leans on freshman quarterback Rocco Becht and wide receiver Jaylin Noel, plus veteran defensive backs Jeremiah Cooper and Beau Freyler.

Jones tied a school record with seven touchdowns during the season opener but struggled to find as much success throughout the surprising losing skid.

The matchup marks the first ever meeting between the brand new conference foes as Cincinnati aims to get back on track against a quality opponent!

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