After tying a school record with seven touchdowns in the opener, Cincinnati Bearcats quarterback Emory Jones continued to struggle in a fourth straight loss.
Bearcats sophomore tight end Chamon Metayer was the only player to score a touchdown as the offense scuffled against the Iowa State Cyclones yesterday.
Jones finished with 168 total yards, one touchdown and two picks, while Metayer posted a team-high 43 receiving yards and one touchdown this week.
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 conquer.
Cincinnati Football: Emory Jones continues to struggle in Bearcats fourth straight loss
After leading in the opening minutes, the Bearcats were held scoreless in the second quarter and the Cyclones took full control following halftime.
Iowa State immediately responded with a dominant second quarter that included two touchdown drives and that momentum continued after the break.
Scott Satterfield’s team was hoping to get back on track but several missed opportunities and sluggish mistakes allowed the Cyclones to pull away late.
There were signs of improvement in the opening half but the Bearcats continued to struggle offensively as Iowa State’s defense kept the receivers contained.
Cincinnati Football: Bearcats fail to take advantage of scoring chances in loss to Iowa State
Cincinnati began the regular season with high hopes but a string of unexpected setbacks left the program searching for answers as Big 12 play continues.
During the postgame press conference, Satterfield discussed the blowout loss and how the team will attempt to bounce back via Cincinnati Athletics.
Following an impressive start to the regular season, the Bearcats are still searching for the first Big 12 win after suffering a fourth consecutive defeat.
Make sure to stay tuned for more coverage in the coming days as Cincinnati prepares to take on the Baylor Bears next weekend at Nippert Stadium.