After trailing by one score at halftime, the Cincinnati Bearcats were eventually blown out in a 45-13 loss at the Oklahoma State Cowboys on Saturday night.
Cincinnati running back Myles Montgomery scored a 63-yard touchdown to tie it in the opening quarter before Oklahoma State posted 24 straight points.
It appeared the Bearcats would remain within reach in the second half but Oklahoma State scored three touchdowns in the third quarter to take a 31-7 lead.
Scott Satterfield’s team continues to struggle in conference play with a sixth consecutive loss, the longest losing streak in school history since 1998.
Cincinnati Football: Bearcats get blown out against Big 12 opponent Oklahoma State
Cincinnati safety Bryon Threats added a team-best nine tackles, and cornerback Jordan Young recorded three total tackles and one interception in the loss.
It was a frustrating outing as the Bearcats allowed Oklahoma State running back Ollie Gordon to put up a 271 rushing yards and two touchdowns today.
Montgomery finished with a team-high 90 rushing yards and one touchdown but it wasn’t enough to propel the Bearcats to the first ever Big 12 victory.
Oklahoma State racked up an impressive 601 total yards including 315 rushing yards, while Cincinnati struggled to move the ball during the second half.
Cincinnati Football: Bearcats struggle in second half during blowout loss at Oklahoma State
Bearcats back up quarterback Brady Lichtenberg replaced Emory Jones in the fourth quarter after Jones threw for 117 yards and one interception.
Cincinnati returns to action against the UCF Knights on Saturday afternoon at Nippert Stadium with an opportunity to snap the six-game losing streak.
Following an impressive start to the regular season, the Bearcats are still searching for the first Big 12 win after suffering a sixth loss in a row this week.
The initial season under Satterfield has been a huge disappointment as Cincinnati hasn’t won a game in nearly two months with an 0-5 record in Big 12 play.