Cincinnati Football: Players to watch in conference meeting 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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Check out several players to watch from both teams during the Cincinnati Bearcats upcoming matchup against the conference rival Houston Cougars!

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

Players to watch include Cincinnati defensive back Kalen Carroll, running back Ryan Montgomery, tight end Chamon Metayer and edge rusher Eric Phillips Jr.

Montgomery nearly helped the Bearcats complete a double digit comeback last weekend by totaling a season-high 113 rushing yards and one touchdown.

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

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 Bearcats are coming off a last-second loss to the UCF Knights, while Houston picked up a 25-24 overtime win over the Baylor Bears on Saturday.

Cincinnati Football: Bearcats open as slight underdogs heading into battle at Houston

During a recent press conference, Satterfield looked ahead to the road trip to Houston and his thoughts on the Cougars players per Cincinnati Athletics.

The Bearcats opened as 2.5-point underdogs at Houston with the over/under currently projected at 54.5 total points according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

"“I think they certainly have talented players, starting at quarterback. Donovan Smith is a really good player. He’s got great size. I didn’t realize how big he was and he can run too. He can throw, completed 66 percent of his passes. It looks like they have tweaked their defense. They’ve really tightened up and played 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.”"

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