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

Cincinnati Bearcats face Eastern Kentucky at Nippert Stadium.
Cincinnati Bearcats face Eastern Kentucky at Nippert Stadium. /
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Make sure to preview the Cincinnati Bearcats game against the Baylor Bears with the most recent odds, players to watch, quotes and more prior to kick off!

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

Scott Satterfield’s team must get a quality showing from the offense and limit the Bears from being able to create game-changing plays on a consistent basis.

The upcoming battle carries added significance as the Bearcats are determined to snap a frustrating four-game losing streak to begin conference play.

Cincinnati Football: Preview for the Bearcats first ever matchup against 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 projected at 49.5 points.

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.

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+.

Cincinnati Football: Bearcats open as slight favorites over Big 12 opponent Baylor

During a weekly press conference, Satterfield broke down the Bearcats state of mind and discussed the game plan against Baylor 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 straight loss last week.

"“It’s about executing at a high level. That’s the biggest thing that we have to do. There’s great football being played in the Big 12 and teams must execute at a high level. We’re putting our defense in a bad spot with the interception and kick returns that Iowa State almost took all the way back. We can’t keep putting our defense in those positions. Offensively we haven’t started a drive in the plus territory in over two games. We’re having to drive the length of the field and it’s difficult to score in those situations.”"

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