Cincinnati Football: Bearcats gear up for 29th all-time matchup against rival Houston

Cincinnati Bearcats host Houston Cougars in the 2021 AAC championship game at Nippert Stadium.
Cincinnati Bearcats host Houston Cougars in the 2021 AAC championship game at Nippert Stadium. /
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As the season winds down, the Cincinnati Bearcats continue to gear up for the 29th all-time matchup against the conference rival Houston Cougars.

Both programs are struggling during the inaugural Big 12 campaign but it may be a competitive game as the former AAC foes clash in Houston this week.

Scott Satterfield’s team continues to struggle in Big 12 play with a sixth consecutive loss and the longest losing streak for the school since 1998.

The conference rivals have a storied history dating back to the first ever meeting in 1957 with Houston holding a 15-13 advantage against the Bearcats.

Cincinnati Football: Bearcats gear up for 29th all-time matchup against Houston

  • Date: Saturday, November 11 at 7:00 PM
  • Location: Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati
  • Series History: Houston leads 15-13
  • TV Broadcast: FS1 and fuboTV

Make sure to preview the upcoming matchup with the most recent odds, players to watch, pregame quotes and more as the Bearcats travel to Houston!

Players to watch include Cincinnati defensive back Kalen Carroll, running back Ryan Montgomery, tight end Chamon Metayer and safety Taj Ward.

The most recent meeting between the conference opponents occurred in 2021 as the Bearcats earned a 35-20 win against Houston in the AAC title game.

Cincinnati Football: Players to watch in conference meeting against rival Houston

During a recent press conference, Satterfield looked ahead to the road trip to Houston and goals for the remainder of the season per Cincinnati Athletics.

Houston certainly has enough firepower to create problems for the Bearcats including quarterback Donovan Smith and wide receiver Samuel Brown.

"“They’ve really tightened up and play sound. They took Texas all the way to the end and of course beat Baylor too. I think they’re playing much better on that side of the ball as well. We’re trying to win the last three. We want to finish on a strong note and play for the seniors that have been in this program for many years, and I want to send them out the right way.”"

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