As the programs prepare to meet for the first time since entering the Big 12, the Cincinnati Bearcats are hoping to take down the rival UCF Knights.
Make sure to preview the annual rivalry versus UCF including the latest odds, players to watch, pregame quotes and more prior to the game on Saturday.
Since becoming conference rivals during their time in the AAC during the last decade, the schools have split eight previous matchups with a 4-4 record.
The Bearcats won three straight games over UCF from 2019-2021 including a couple of last-second victories to remain atop the conference standings!
Cincinnati Football: Reflecting on the Bearcats history against 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
Following an impressive start to the regular season, the Bearcats are still searching for the first Big 12 win after suffering a sixth loss in a row last week.
Players to watch in the upcoming matchup against UCF include defensive tackle Jowon Briggs, running back Myles Montgomery and safety Deshawn Pace.
Scott Satterfield’s team continues to struggle in Big 12 play with a sixth consecutive loss and the longest losing skid for Cincinnati since 1998.
The most recent meeting took place last October as the Knights survived with a 25-21 victory in Orlando to move past the Bearcats in the AAC title race.
Cincinnati Football: Bearcats must slow down UCF’s high-powered rushing attack
Cincinnati should be able to keep it competitive this week but it’s certainly not going to be easy for the defense to contain UCF’s up-tempo rushing 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 teams trying to take home a much-needed win.
The former AAC rivals are scheduled to face off for the ninth time in school history as each program is attempting to earn their first ever Big 12 victory!