After suffering a recent skid, the Cincinnati Bearcats outlasted the Houston Cougars 24-14 to secure the first Big 12 win in school history on Saturday night!
Bearcats star running back Corey Kiner compiled a game-high 129 rushing yards and two touchdowns to help fuel the way to a historic victory at Houston.
Cincinnati used an impressive offensive performance that included 22 first downs and 204 rushing yards en route to snapping the disappointing losing streak.
Scott Satterfield’s team jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the first quarter as quarterback Emory Jones found running back Ryan Montgomery for a touchdown.
Cincinnati Football: Bearcats beat Houston 24-14 to secure first Big 12 win in history
Bearcats cornerback Jordan Young made a pivotal impact with five tackles and a pass break up that led to an interception by linebacker Dorian Jones.
In addition to dominating on the ground, Cincinnati was able to create multiple turnovers as safety Ken Willis picked up the first interception of his career.
Kiner found the end zone midway through the first half to give the Bearcats a 14-7 lead before scoring a game-sealing touchdown late in the fourth quarter.
There is obviously a long way to go until the program is competing for championships again but the win at Houston was a significant step in the right direction!
Cincinnati Football: Scott Satterfield reacts to historic victory in press conference
Bearcats defensive tackle Dontay Corleone finished with four tackles and one sack, while hybrid safety Deshawn Pace racked up five tackles in the victory.
Cincinnati will attempt to keep the momentum going next week against the conference rival West Virginia Mountaineers in the first meeting since 2011.
During the postgame press conference on Saturday, Satterfield reacted to the Bearcats first Big 12 win at conference foe Houston via Cincinnati Athletics!
Stay tuned for more coverage in the coming days as the Bearcats continue to compete in conference play with the regular season winding down this month.