Cincinnati Bearcats quarterback Emory Jones was replaced by Brady Lichtenberg in the fourth quarter of a blowout loss to the Oklahoma State Cowboys.
Jones threw for just 117 yards and one interception on an abysmal 37.5 percent completion rate before exiting in the early stages of the fourth quarter.
Lichtenberg wasn’t exactly lights out in clean up duty but did lead a scoring drive that resulted in a 21-yard touchdown to wide receiver Aaron Turner.
The Toledo native finished with 48 passing yards and one touchdown in less than a quarter, and could earn more snaps as the season continues to wind down.
Cincinnati Football: Emory Jones replaced by Brady Lichtenberg late in loss at Oklahoma State
Bearcats running back Myles Montgomery scored a 63-yard touchdown to tie it in the opening quarter before Oklahoma State posted 24 straight points.
It was a frustrating outing as Cincinnati’s 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 the Bearcats to the first ever Big 12 win.
Oklahoma State racked up an impressive 601 total yards including 315 rushing yards, while Cincinnati failed to move the ball consistently after halftime.
Cincinnati Football: Bearcats should consider playing underclassmen amidst losing skid
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 their first Big 12 victory after suffering a disappointing losing streak.
Scott Satterfield’s team continues to struggle in Big 12 play with a sixth consecutive loss and the longest losing streak for the school in over two decades.
The first 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.