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Cincinnati Football: Bearcats fail to take advantage of scoring chances in loss to Iowa State

Cincinnati Bearcats take on Iowa State Cyclones at Nippert Stadium in 2023.
Cincinnati Bearcats take on Iowa State Cyclones at Nippert Stadium in 2023. /
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Despite having a few scoring chances, the Cincinnati Bearcats couldn’t take advantage in a 30-10 loss to the Iowa State Cyclones at home this weekend.

Following an impressive start to the regular season, the Bearcats are still searching for their first Big 12 win after suffering a fourth consecutive loss.

Scott Satterfield’s team was hoping to get back on track but several missed opportunities and sluggish miscues allowed the Cyclones to pull away later on.

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 fail to take advantage of scoring chances in 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 senior quarterback Emory Jones found sophomore tight end Chamon Metayer for a 20-yard touchdown to jump out to an early 7-3 lead.

Iowa State immediately responded with a dominant second quarter that included two touchdown drives and that momentum carried into the third quarter.

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

Jones finished with 168 total yards, one touchdown and two picks, while Metayer put up a team-best 43 receiving yards and one touchdown in the loss.

Make sure to stay tuned for more coverage in the coming days as Cincinnati prepares to take on the Baylor Bears next Saturday at Nippert Stadium.

Satterfield reacted to the disappointing showing and reflected on the four-game losing skid during the recent press conference via Cincinnati Athletics.

"“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. That’s what you lean on. I think we have guys in our room that will do that. We’ll come back tomorrow and go to work. It’s so easy to get down on yourself. We have to get better today. 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.”"

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