Cincinnati Football: Can the Bearcats consistently contain UCF’s up-tempo offense?

Cincinnati Bearcats meet Big 12 foe Baylor Bears at Nippert Stadium in 2023.
Cincinnati Bearcats meet Big 12 foe Baylor Bears at Nippert Stadium in 2023. /
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Can the Cincinnati Bearcats contain an up-tempo offensive attack and get back into the win column against the UCF Knights on Saturday afternoon?

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, wide receiver Javon Baker, along with senior running back RJ Harvey and several others.

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 second half comeback.

Cincinnati Football: Can the Bearcats consistently contain UCF’s up-tempo offense?

  • 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 the conference meeting!

Players to watch in the upcoming matchup against UCF include defensive tackle Jowon Briggs, running back Myles Montgomery and safety Bryon Threats.

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

The Bearcats opened as 4.5-point underdogs with the over/under currently placed at 59.5 total points against UCF according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

Cincinnati Football: John Rhys Plumlee will create problems for the Bearcats defense

Bryan Brown’s defense needs to slow down a high-powered rushing attack as the Bearcats prepare to take on conference rival UCF this weekend.

Cincinnati should be able to keep it competitive this week but it’s certainly not going to be easy for the Bearcats to contain UCF’s high-powered offense.

Plumlee has dealt with multiple injuries during his career but is a dangerous playmaker when healthy, posting 1,312 yards and 11 touchdowns this season.

Stay tuned for coverage in the coming days as the Bearcats get ready to host UCF at home with both teams trying to secure much-needed victory!

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