Cincinnati Football: Bearcats attempt to earn first win over Kansas since 1997

Cincinnati Bearcats defeat Temple Owls at Nippert Stadium in 2019.
Cincinnati Bearcats defeat Temple Owls at Nippert Stadium in 2019. /
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After blowing out the Kansas Jayhawks back in 1997, the Cincinnati Bearcats are trying to take down the Big 12 foe for the first time in over two decades!

Prior to meeting in the regular season finale, the new Big 12 opponents have played two games in the past with each program winning in their home stadium.

The Bearcats first game against Kansas resulted in a 23-18 loss in 1995 before recording a 34-7 victory over the Jayhawks at Nippert Stadium in 1997.

With an opportunity to wrap up the inaugural Big 12 campaign on a high note, Cincinnati is attempting to outlast Kansas at home on Saturday evening.

Cincinnati Football: Bearcats attempt to earn first win over Kansas since 1997

  • Date: Saturday, November 25 at 7:30 PM
  • Location: Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati
  • Series History: Series tied 1-1
  • TV Broadcast: ESPN2 and fuboTV

Even though the inaugural Big 12 campaign has been a big disappointment, the Bearcats are looking to cap it off with a critical win over Kansas on Senior Day.

Make sure to preview the upcoming meeting with Kansas including the most recent pregame odds and players to watch heading into kick off this weekend.

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

The Bearcats opened as 7-point underdogs against Kansas with the over/under currently projected at 57.5 total points according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

Cincinnati Football: Players to watch as the Bearcats face Big 12 foe Kansas

Cincinnati natives that will be honored prior to kick off are defensive line trio Jowon Briggs, Eric Phillips Jr and Malik Vann, plus hybrid safety Deshawn Pace.

During the pregame press conference in recent days, Satterfield previewed the meeting against Kansas and discussed Senior Day via Bearcats Athletics.

Kansas is led by star running back Devin Neal, wide receiver duo Lawrence Arnold and Quentin Skinner, cornerback Mello Dotson and safety Kenny Logan Jr.

Other seniors that are set to partake in the festivities include quarterback Emory Jones, running back Ryan Montgomery, linebacker Daniel Grzesiak and more.

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