Cincinnati Football: Players to watch in must-see matchup against rival West Virginia

Cincinnati Bearcats take on Iowa State Cyclones at Nippert Stadium in 2023.
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Check out players to watch from both programs as the Cincinnati Bearcats take on the West Virginia Mountaineers in a must-see game on Saturday!

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: Players to watch in must-see matchup against 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

Kiner posted a game-high 129 rushing yards and two touchdowns, while Pace totaled a team-high five tackles to lead Cincinnati to a win last week!

Make sure to preview the road trip to Morgantown with the most recent odds, players to watch, quotes and more as the Bearcats travel to West Virginia.

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

The most recent meeting against rival West Virginia took place in 2011 when the Bearcats came up just short in a 24-21 loss inside Paul Brown Stadium.

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During the pregame press conference in recent days, Satterfield previewed the meeting at West Virginia and discussed Kiner’s impact via Bearcats Athletics.

The Cincinnati native surpassed the 100-yard mark for a second consecutive game and inched closer to securing the first 1,000-yard campaign of his career.

"“He’s very strong and breaks a lot of tackles. He’s gotten opportunities to be able to make plays and had some big runs throughout this season. More than anything, he’s just a hard and tough runner. That’s going to get us first downs and turn out the tough yards that we need. All credit to him. He’s a guy that every Sunday, Monday and Tuesday is in a training room. He’s living in there because of the hits that he takes on Saturdays. He does a great job getting his body prepared so he’s able to come back every week and be consistent.”"

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