During a sixth straight loss, the Cincinnati Bearcats struggled throughout the second half of a blowout loss to the Oklahoma State Cowboys this weekend.
It appeared the Bearcats would stay within reach in the second half but Oklahoma State compiled three touchdowns in the third quarter to take a 31-7 lead.
Oklahoma State racked up an impressive 601 total yards including 315 rushing yards, while Cincinnati failed to move the ball consistently after halftime.
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 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 running back Myles Montgomery scored a 63-yard touchdown to tie it in the opening quarter before Oklahoma State put up 24 straight points.
It was a frustrating showing as the Bearcats defense allowed Oklahoma State running back Ollie Gordon to total 271 rushing yards and two touchdowns.
Montgomery finished with a team-high 90 rushing yards and one touchdown but it wasn’t enough to help propel Cincinnati to the first ever Big 12 win.
Cincinnati Football: Scott Satterfield reacts to the Bearcats 45-13 loss at Oklahoma State
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 victory after suffering a disappointing skid.
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 the Big 12.
Stay tuned for coverage in the coming days as the Bearcats gets ready to host UCF at home with both teams attempting to secure a conference win.