Cincinnati Bearcats defensive back Rayquan Adkins recently became the first true freshman to start at cornerback since Sauce Gardner did four years ago.
During a historic win over the Houston Cougars last weekend, Adkins made his first career start across from redshirt freshman cornerback Kalen Carroll.
The Florida native was committed to Louisville but decided to follow head coach Scott Satterfield by eventually flipping to Cincinnati in late December.
With the regular season winding down in the coming weeks, Adkins and Carroll should continue to receive more snaps alongside several other underclassmen!
Cincinnati Football: Rayquan Adkins makes history in first career start at cornerback
Cincinnati cornerback Jordan Young made a major impact with five tackles and a pass break up that led to a critical interception in the win at Houston.
During the postgame press conference on Saturday, Satterfield reacted to the Bearcats first Big 12 win and looked ahead to the rest of the regular season.
In addition to dominating on the ground, Cincinnati was able to create several turnovers as safety Ken Willis clinched the win with his first interception.
The Bearcats used an impressive offensive showing that included 22 first downs and 204 rushing yards en route to snapping the disappointing losing skid.
Cincinnati Football: Bearcats show off resiliency in road win over Big 12 rival
Cincinnati will attempt to keep the momentum going this week against the conference rival West Virginia Mountaineers in the first meeting since last decade.
Even though it has been a frustrating season under Satterfield, the Bearcats showed a lot of resiliency en route to the convincing victory over Houston.
It was a competitive game between the conference rivals but Cincinnati able to pull away in the second half and eventually secure a historic win on the road.
There is obviously a long way to go until the program is competing for championships again but the win at Houston was a massive step in the right direction!