Cincinnati Football: Quarterback battle will play a key role as the Bearcats meet 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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Cincinnati Bearcats quarterback Emory Jones and Iowa State Cyclones freshman Rocco Becht are set to play a key role in the upcoming matchup!

Jones is coming off an impressive performance with 350 total yards and three touchdowns but it wasn’t enough to secure a win against the BYU Cougars.

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

The Iowa State quarterback compiled 348 passing yards and three touchdowns during a victory over the Oklahoma State Cowboys in the Big 12 opener.

Cincinnati Football: Quarterback battle will play a key role as the Bearcats meet 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

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, linebacker Dorian Jones, receiver Xzavier Henderson and running back Corey Kiner.

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

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!

Iowa State is led by Becht alongside running back Eli Sanders and leading wide receiver Jaylin Noel, plus defensive backs Jeremiah Cooper and TJ Tampa.

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

With a renewed sense of motivation and purpose, the Bearcats will look to end to the surprising skid and get back in the win column against Iowa State.

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