Cincinnati Football: Bearcats continue to prepare for a difficult battle with Big 12 foe Baylor

Cincinnati Bearcats face Eastern Kentucky at Nippert Stadium.
Cincinnati Bearcats face Eastern Kentucky at Nippert Stadium. /

After suffering a fourth consecutive loss last week, the Cincinnati Bearcats are continuing to prepare for a battle against the Big 12 foe Baylor Bears.

It will be key for Bryan Brown’s defense to contain Baylor’s explosive offense that is led by quarterback Blake Shapen and wide receiver Monaray Baldwin.

Scott Satterfield’s team is searching for the first Big 12 win in school history after going winless for over a month and starting 0-3 in conference play.

With a renewed sense of motivation and purpose, Cincinnati will look to end to the losing streak and get back in the win column on Saturday afternoon!

Cincinnati Football: Bearcats continue to prepare for a difficult battle with Big 12 foe Baylor

  • Date: Saturday, October 21 at 12:00 PM
  • Location: Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati
  • Series History: First ever meeting
  • TV Broadcast: ESPN+ and fuboTV

According to the latest odds by FanDuel Sportsbook, the Bearcats are 3.5-point favorites over Baylor with the over/under currently placed at 49.5 total points.

Make sure to preview the upcoming matchup with pregame odds and players to watch as Cincinnati continues to gear up to host Baylor this weekend.

Players to watch include Cincinnati star defensive tackle Dontay Corleone, quarterback Emory Jones, running back Corey Kiner and safety Bryon Threats.

The upcoming battle carries added significance as the Bearcats are determined to snap a surprising four-game losing skid to begin Big 12 play.

Cincinnati Football: Preview for the Bearcats first ever matchup against Baylor

During a weekly press conference, Satterfield broke down the Bearcats state of mind and discussed his thoughts on Baylor per Cincinnati Athletics.

The new Big 12 opponents are set to face off for the first time in school history with kick off scheduled for Saturday afternoon at Nippert Stadium on ESPN+.

"“This is a team that won 12 games and won the Sugar Bowl two years ago. Coach Aranda does a great job and is an outstanding coach. They have lost some tough games. They were up against Utah this year, and they are one of the best teams in the country. They were up late in the fourth quarter, and they ended up losing that. They are coming off a bye week so I’m sure they are going to be fresh, healthy and ready to go. This game is going to come down to who wants it more. We must do a better job with our energy and our attention to detail as we come out to play this game this weekend.”"

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