As the program is in the midst of the longest losing streak since 1998, the Cincinnati Bearcats will try to snap the skid against the UCF Knights this week.
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.
Gus Malzahn’s offense currently leads the Big 12 with 227.0 rushing yards per game and is expected to pose a serious challenge for the Bearcats defense.
The Knights are fueled by veteran quarterback John Rhys Plumlee, star wide receiver Javon Baker, along with senior linebacker Jason Johnson and others.
Cincinnati Football: Bearcats attempt to snap six-game losing streak against 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
Make sure to preview the annual rivalry versus UCF including the latest odds, players to watch, pregame quotes and more prior to kick off next Saturday.
Players to watch in the upcoming matchup against UCF are defensive tackle Jowon Briggs, wide receiver Xzavier Henderson and cornerback Jordan Young.
Scott Satterfield’s team continues to struggle in Big 12 play with a sixth consecutive loss and the longest skid for the program in over two decades.
The former AAC rivals are scheduled to face off for the ninth time in program history as each school is hoping to earn their first ever Big 12 victory.
Cincinnati Football: Bearcats open as 4.5-point underdogs versus conference rival UCF
Cincinnati freshmen Rayquan Adkins, Barry Jackson Jr and Ken Willis, plus sophomore Brady Lichtenberg could receive increased playing time going forward.
Lichtenberg replaced Bearcats starting quarterback Emory Jones in the fourth quarter of a blowout loss to the Oklahoma State Cowboys on Saturday night.
Stay tuned for coverage in the coming days as the Bearcats get ready to host UCF at home with both programs trying to secure a much-needed win.
The Bearcats opened as 4.5-point underdogs with the over/under currently set at 58.5 points against UCF according to odds from FanDuel Sportsbook.