Cincinnati Football: Bearcats must shut down Iowa State’s improved offensive attack

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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As the upcoming meeting approaches, the Cincinnati Bearcats are attempting to shut down an improved offensive attack from the Iowa State Cyclones!

Iowa State is led by freshman quarterback Rocco Becht and wide receiver Jaylin Noel, plus dynamic defensive backs Jeremiah Cooper and TJ Tampa.

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.

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

Cincinnati Football: Bearcats must shut down Iowa State’s improved offensive attack

  • 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 upcoming bout including odds, players to watch and quotes as the Bearcats prepare to host Iowa State on Saturday at noon!

Players to watch are Cincinnati defensive tackle Dontay Corleone, quarterback Emory Jones, tight end Chamon Metayer and cornerback Jordan Young.

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 losing streak.

Metayer should continue to build on his improved play as Cincinnati aims to get back on track from a frustrating skid with Iowa State coming to town.

Scott Satterfield’s team must get a quality showing from the offense and shut down the Cyclones from creating several explosive plays throughout the day!

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