According to the latest odds by FanDuel Sportsbook, the Cincinnati Bearcats are 4.5-point underdogs as the conference rival UCF Knights come into town.
Cincinnati should be able to keep it competitive next week but it certainly won’t be easy for the defense to slow down UCF’s high-powered rushing attack.
Stay tuned for coverage in the coming days as the Bearcats gets ready to host UCF at home with both teams attempting to earn a much-needed win.
The former AAC rivals are scheduled to face off for the ninth time in program history as each school is hoping to secure their first ever Big 12 victory.
Cincinnati Football: Bearcats open as 4.5-point underdogs versus conference rival UCF
- Date: Saturday, November 4 at 3:30 PM
- Location: Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati
- Series History: Schools tied 4-4
- TV Broadcast: FS1 and fuboTV
Bearcats running back Myles Montgomery posted a 63-yard touchdown run early before the Oklahoma State Cowboys eventually pulled away this week.
It was a frustrating showing as Cincinnati’s defense allowed Oklahoma State running back Ollie Gordon to total 271 rushing yards and two touchdowns.
Players to watch in the upcoming matchup against UCF are defensive tackle Jowon Briggs, wide receiver Xzavier Henderson and tight end Chamon Metayer.
Scott Satterfield’s team continues to struggle in Big 12 play with a sixth consecutive loss and the longest losing streak for the program in over two decades.
Cincinnati Football: Bearcats should consider playing underclassmen amidst losing skid
Cincinnati freshmen Rayquan Adkins, Barry Jackson Jr and Ken Willis, plus sophomore Brady Lichtenberg could earn increased playing time moving forward.
Jackson showed off intriguing potential and speed in the regular season debut with a 65-yard touchdown reception but he hasn’t played since that game.
Lichtenberg came into replace Bearcats starting quarterback Emory Jones during the fourth quarter of a blowout loss at Oklahoma State on Saturday.
Willis recored nine total tackles and one tackle for loss against Oklahoma and should see an uptick in playing time as Cincinnati wraps up the campaign.