During the postgame press conference, Cincinnati Bearcats head coach Scott Satterfield broke down the 30-10 loss to the Iowa State Cyclones today.
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Satterfield’s team was hoping to finally get back on track but several missed opportunities and sluggish mistakes allowed Iowa State to eventually pull away.
There were signs of improvement in the opening half but the Bearcats continued to struggle offensively as Iowa State’s defense kept the receivers under wraps.
Cincinnati Football: Scott Satterfield reacts to the Bearcats blowout loss against Iowa State
Cincinnati senior quarterback Emory Jones found sophomore tight end Chamon Metayer for a 20-yard touchdown to jump out to an early 7-3 lead.
Following an impressive start to the regular season, the Bearcats are still searching for the first Big 12 win after experiencing a fourth consecutive loss.
Jones finished with 168 total yards, one touchdown and two picks, while Metayer posted a team-high 43 receiving yards and one touchdown in the loss.
There were plenty of chances for Cincinnati to stay within striking distance but two turnovers and 3/13 on third down attempts were too much to overcome.
Cincinnati Football: Bearcats remain winless in Big 12 play following 30-10 loss to Iowa State
After leading in the opening minutes, the Bearcats were held scoreless in the second quarter and Iowa State was able to take a 17-7 lead into halftime.
Cincinnati began the regular season with high hopes but a string of unexpected setbacks left the program searching for answers as conference play continues.
Satterfield reacted to the disappointing showing and reflected on the four-game losing streak in a postgame press conference via Cincinnati Athletics.
"“Tough one today. They came out and played a really good game. Our guys could not get open and we struggled to get first downs. We really could not get back in the game but give credit to Iowa State. They’ve gotten a lot better and grown over the season. They’re a tough team to beat when making the mistakes we made. When you’re going through this, you find out what you’re made of as an individual and team. We’re sitting here at the halfway point so we have an opportunity to go out and continue to compete by keep getting better and working.”"