Cincinnati fell Saturday afternoon to Oklahoma by a score of 20-6 as they opened up Big 12 conference play. The defense would get things going early, with a couple of big stops, however the offense would not get to clicking throughout the game.
The Bearcats would strike first, off a 40-yard Carter Brown field goal, putting the Bearcats up 3-0 early in the first quarter, and on the ensuing defensive drive would force a fumble deep in their own redzone, saving a potential touchdown and keeping Cincinnati on top. The Bearcats wouldn’t be able to convert on that turnover however, and would be forced to punt, and the Sooners would drive down the field and find the endzone for the first time.
The Cincinnati Defense would hold the Sooners to only 20 points on the day, Oklahoma Quarterback and Heisman Front-Runner Dillion Gaberial would only throw for one touchdown, and The Sooners would only find the endzone on the ground once. Cincinnati would score off of one more field goal, and miss another, leaving Carter Brown 2/3 on the day, with his longest being from 54.
Cincinnati Quarterback Emory Jones would throw the ball 41 times, completing only 22 passes for 235 yards as well as throwing 2 interceptions. The Bearcats would utilize 6 rushers on the day, totaling 141 rushing yards, as well as outrushing the Sooners (105 yards)
Cincinnati has a quick turn-around next week, as they face off against fellow new Big 12 member BYU at 10:15pm in Provo on ESPN and Cincinnati’s 102.7 WEBN.
By: Ethan Herzog