Cincinnati Football: Bearcats look to mount a second half comeback against Baylor

Cincinnati Bearcats meet Big 12 foe Baylor Bears at Nippert Stadium in 2023.
Cincinnati Bearcats meet Big 12 foe Baylor Bears at Nippert Stadium in 2023. /
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Following a competitive opening half, the Cincinnati Bearcats hope to mount a comeback in the second half against the Baylor Bears on Saturday evening!

Scott Satterfield’s team trailed 20-14 at halftime but the offense started to find a rhythm midway through the first half to stay within striking distance at home.

The Bearcats took a 7-3 lead in the second quarter as quarterback Emory Jones connected with wide receiver Xzavier Henderson for a 4-yard touchdown.

With a chance to cut into the deficit before halftime, Cincinnati running back Myles Montgomery showed off his elusiveness with a 38-yard touchdown run.

Cincinnati Football: Bearcats look to mount a second half comeback 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

Bearcats wide receiver Braden Smith fumbled a kick off return in the first half that Baylor recovered and took back for a touchdown to take a 17-7 lead.

It appeared Baylor would pull away after going up by double digits in the second quarter but the Bearcats played with enough energy to remain within reach.

There were several notable performances in the first half highlighted by Cincinnati safety Deshawn Pace racking up a game-high seven tackles and one sack.

Cincinnati Football: Bearcats continue to search for first Big 12 win in school history

During a weekly press conference, Satterfield broke down the Bearcats state of mind and how the team can bounce back this week per Cincinnati Athletics.

Following an impressive start to the regular season, the Bearcats continue to search for their first ever Big 12 win after suffering a fourth consecutive loss.

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

Make sure to stay tuned for postgame coverage as Cincinnati attempts to take down Baylor and secure the first Big 12 victory in school history on Saturday.

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