Cincinnati Football: Bearcats hope to cap off inaugural Big 12 campaign on a high note

Cincinnati Bearcats face rival West Virginia at Milan Puskar Stadium.
Cincinnati Bearcats face rival West Virginia at Milan Puskar Stadium. /
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Even though the inaugural Big 12 campaign has been underwhelming, the Cincinnati Bearcats are hoping to cap it off with a win over the Kansas Jayhawks!

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.

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 regular season finale.

The Bearcats opened as 6.5-point underdogs against Kansas with the over/under currently placed at 57.5 total points according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

Cincinnati Football: Bearcats hope to cap off inaugural Big 12 campaign on a high note

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

Cincinnati is coming off a blowout loss to conference rival West Virginia, and Kansas endured back to back losses after starting the season with a 7-2 record.

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

Players to watch in the matchup include Cincinnati right guard Luke Kandra, running back Corey Kiner, defensive back Deshawn Pace and safety Taj Ward.

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.

Cincinnati Football: Preview for Bearcats regular season finale against Kansas

Kiner posted a game-high 129 rushing yards and two touchdowns, while Pace totaled a team-high five tackles in the Bearcats recent win at Houston.

Make sure to preview the upcoming matchup against Kansas including the most recent pregame odds and players to watch heading into kick off this weekend!

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

The Bearcats average 215.8 rushing yards per game, which ranks sixth in the country, and have racked up the seventh-most with 2,374 total rushing yards.

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