Check out several players to watch from both teams as the Cincinnati Bearcats face the Oklahoma State Cowboys in a critical Big 12 battle this weekend.
It will be also key for Bryan Brown’s defense to limit Oklahoma State’s offense that is led by star running back Ollie Gordon II and quarterback Alan Bowman.
Players to watch are Cincinnati running back duo Corey Kiner and Myles Montgomery, quarterback Emory Jones, cornerback Jordan Young and others.
The matchup marks the fourth meeting between the new conference foes as the Bearcats aim to get on track following a disappointing start to Big 12 play.
Cincinnati Football: Players to watch in conference matchup against Oklahoma State
- Date: Saturday, October 28 at 8:00 PM
- Location: Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater
- Series History: Cowboys lead 2-1
- TV Broadcast: ESPN2 and fuboTV
A stellar performance from the defense could keep the game within reach as defensive linemen Jowon Briggs and Dontay Corleone try to contain Gordon.
Even though the Bearcats eventually came up short in a fifth straight loss, Montgomery added a major boost alongside Kiner against the Baylor Bears.
Kiner compiled a game-high 129 rushing yards with 15 carries, and Montgomery racked up 103 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 10 rushes in the loss.
Scott Satterfield’s team must get a quality showing from the offense and limit the Cowboys from being able to create multiple explosive plays on the ground.
Cincinnati Football: Bearcats must slow down Oklahoma State star running back Ollie Gordon II
During a recent press conference, Satterfield broke down the defensive game plan against Gordon and the Bearcats running backs via Cincinnati Athletics.
Gordon received Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week after racking up a career-high 282 rushing yards and four touchdowns on 29 total carries a week ago.
"“Corey and Myles ran very hard. They did some great things in the running game and guys up front blocked well today. One of the big plays was on third down when Myles broke a tackle and hit the sideline and scored a touchdown. Their offensive line is good and they have a lot of seniors up front. This will be our biggest test and it starts up front. A lot of the teams we’ve played so far have not run as consistently as good as Oklahoma State. The good news is our guys up front have done a good job in the past with the running game this year, but this will be our biggest test to be able to stop the run.”"