Cincinnati Bearcats defensive back Bryon Threats was ejected for making contact with an official in the first quarter against the UCF Knights today.
During his junior year with the Bearcats, Threats has become an key part of the secondary but will have to wait until next weekend to take the field again.
Scott Satterfield’s team will lean on several others to fill in for Threats including senior safety Taj Ward and redshirt freshman safety Antwan Peek Jr.
Threats came into the day with 43 total tackles, five pass break ups and two interceptions, highlighted by an interception in the Bearcats season-opening win.
Cincinnati Football: Bryon Threats ejected in the early stages of game 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
Cincinnati jumped out to an early lead as place kicker Carter Brown connected on a 39-yard field goal but the Knights answered with a touchdown drive.
It appeared the Bearcats were going to force a punt but back to back penalties allowed UCF to keep the possession alive and eventually find the end zone.
UCF quarterback John Rhys Plumlee scored an 8-yard touchdown run and Threats was penalized for making contact with an official following the play.
Cincinnati Football: Can the Bearcats consistently contain UCF’s up-tempo offense?
Bryan Brown’s defense needs to slow down a high-powered rushing attack as the Bearcats prepare to take on conference rival UCF on Saturday afternoon.
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 high-powered offense.
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.
Stay tuned for coverage in the coming days as the program gets ready to host UCF at home with both teams attempting to pick up a much-needed win.