Cincinnati Football: Preview for the Bearcats upcoming road trip to West Virginia

Cincinnati Bearcats take on Iowa State Cyclones at Nippert Stadium in 2023.
Cincinnati Bearcats take on Iowa State Cyclones at Nippert Stadium in 2023. /

Make sure to preview the Cincinnati Bearcats trip to West Virginia with the most recent odds, players to watch, pregame quotes and more prior to kick off!

Players to watch in the matchup include Cincinnati right guard Luke Kandra, running back Corey Kiner, safety Deshawn Pace and cornerback Jordan Young.

The Bearcats opened as 6.5-point underdogs against West Virginia with the over/under currently placed at 54.5 total points according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

West Virginia is led by veteran quarterback Garrett Greene, star running back CJ Donaldson, senior wide receiver Devin Carter and linebacker Lee Kpogba.

Cincinnati Football: Preview for Bearcats upcoming road trip to West Virginia

  • Date: Saturday, November 18 at 2:30 PM
  • Location: Milan Puskar Stadium in Morgantown
  • Series History: West Virginia leads 16-3-1
  • TV Broadcast: ESPN+ and fuboTV

Cincinnati is coming off a win against the Houston Cougars last weekend, while West Virginia suffered a blowout loss to the Oklahoma Sooners on the road.

Kiner put up a game-high 129 rushing yards and two touchdowns, while Pace totaled a team-high five tackles and one interception in the Big 12 win.

Scott Satterfield’s team should stay within striking distance but it will be difficult to pull off the upset against a quality opponent in a hostile environment.

The Bearcats are trying to maintain momentum as they continue to prepare to renew the storied rivalry at Big 12 foe West Virginia on Saturday afternoon.

Cincinnati Football: Bearcats look to keep momentum going at rival West Virginia

During the pregame press conference in recent days, Satterfield previewed the meeting at West Virginia and discussed the rivalry via Cincinnati Athletics.

Even though it has been a frustrating season so far, the Bearcats showed a lot of resiliency in a win over Houston and are hoping to compete at West Virginia.

"“They didn’t play their best against Oklahoma but it will be senior day for them so we know they want to get that taste out of the mouth and we know we’ll get their best shot. We all talked about West Virginia being a team that Cincinnati has history with. We haven’t done very well against West Virginia but I do think it’ll be a natural rivalry as we move forward into the Big 12. A team that is certainly very close to us on the East Coast. Both fan bases and programs. This is going to be a great game that we will be playing each and every year.”"

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