Cincinnati Football: Preview for the Bearcats upcoming matchup against rival UCF

Cincinnati Bearcats play the UCF Knights at FBC Mortgage Stadium.
Cincinnati Bearcats play the UCF Knights at FBC Mortgage Stadium. /
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Make sure to preview the Cincinnati Bearcats game against the conference rival UCF Knights, highlighted by odds, players to watch and pregame quotes!

Players to watch in the upcoming matchup against UCF are defensive tackle Jowon Briggs, wide receiver Xzavier Henderson and cornerback Jordan Young.

The Bearcats opened as 4.5-point underdogs with the over/under currently set at 58.5 points against UCF according to odds by FanDuel Sportsbook.

UCF was in position to secure the first ever Big 12 win in the conference home opener before allowing the Baylor Bears to mount a 28-point comeback.

Cincinnati Football: Preview for the Bearcats upcoming matchup against 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

Cincinnati freshmen Rayquan Adkins, Barry Jackson Jr and Ken Willis, plus sophomore Brady Lichtenberg could receive increased playing time going 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 day.

Scott Satterfield’s team continues to struggle in Big 12 play with a sixth consecutive loss and the longest skid for the school in over two decades.

The former AAC rivals are scheduled to face off for the ninth time in program history as each team is hoping to earn the first Big 12 win in team history.

Cincinnati Football: Bearcats attempt to snap six-game losing streak against UCF

Cincinnati should be able to keep it competitive this week but it certainly won’t be easy for the defense to help slow down UCF’s high-powered ground attack.

Gus Malzahn’s offense currently leads the Big 12 with 227.0 rushing yards per game and is expected to pose a challenge for Bryan Brown’s defense.

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 Knights are fueled by veteran quarterback John Rhys Plumlee, star wide receiver Javon Baker, along with senior linebacker Jason Johnson and others.

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