Cincinnati Football: Bearcats should be able to stay competitive against conference 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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Despite a disappointing losing skid, the Cincinnati Bearcats should be able to stay competitive in an annual matchup with the UCF Knights on Saturday.

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 attempting to pick up a much-needed win.

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

Cincinnati Football: Bearcats should be able to stay competitive 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

Make sure to preview the annual rivalry versus UCF including the latest odds, players to watch, pregame quotes and more prior to kick off this weekend.

Players to watch in the upcoming matchup against UCF include defensive tackle Jowon Briggs, running back Corey Kiner and cornerback Jordan Young.

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

Cincinnati Football: Bearcats current losing streak extends to longest skid since 1998

Following an impressive start to the regular season, the Bearcats are still searching for the first Big 12 win after suffering a sixth straight loss last week.

Since becoming conference rivals during their time in the AAC throughout the last decade, the teams have split eight previous meetings with a 4-4 record.

The inaugural season under Satterfield has been a disappointment as Cincinnati hasn’t won a game in two months with an 0-5 record in conference.

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 historic comeback.

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