The Cincinnati Bearcats (2-2) and the BYU Cougars (3-1) square off on Friday, September 29, 2023 at LaVell Edwards Stadium in a battle of Big 12 foes.
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When is Cincinnati vs. BYU and when does it start?
This contest between the Bearcats and Cougars will take place on Friday, September 29, 2023. You can expect the kickoff at 10:15 PM ET.
Where to watch Cincinnati vs. BYU
The Bearcats and Cougars will hit the field at LaVell Edwards Stadium for this matchup on September 29, and if you would like to catch the event live, get your tickets now from Vivid Seats!
What channel is the game on?
You can catch this game live on ESPN.
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Cincinnati vs. BYU Game Preview
Cincinnati Stats & Insights
The Bearcats faced the Oklahoma Sooners in their last game, losing 20-6.
Cincinnati ranks 49th in total defense this year (336.8 yards allowed per game), but has been shining on offense, ranking 14th-best in the FBS with 488.0 total yards per game.
The Bearcats are putting up 273.3 passing yards per game on offense (40th in the FBS), and they rank 75th defensively with 228.8 passing yards allowed per game.
Cincinnati ranks 38th in run defense this season (108.0 rushing yards allowed per game), but has been playing really well on the other side of the ball, ranking 14th-best in the FBS with 214.8 rushing yards per game.
The Bearcats rank 57th in scoring offense (30.8 points per game) and 51st in scoring defense (21.3 points allowed per game) this season.
BYU Stats & Insights
The Bearcats head into the matchup after losing 20-6 to the Oklahoma Sooners in their last outing on September 23.
BYU ranks 24th-worst in total yards per game (324.5), but it has been more productive on the other side of the ball, ranking 44th in the FBS with 326.5 total yards surrendered per contest.
In terms of passing, the Cougars rank 49th in the FBS (263.5 passing yards per game) and 39th on defense (196.5 passing yards allowed per contest).
BYU ranks sixth-worst in rushing yards per game (61.0), but it has been more productive on the other side of the ball, ranking 64th in the FBS with 130.0 rushing yards conceded per contest.
The Cougars are accumulating 30.0 points per game on offense this season (62nd-ranked). Meanwhile, they are surrendering 21.3 points per game (51st-ranked) on defense.
Cincinnati Key Players to Watch
Emory Jones leads Cincinnati with 970 passing yards (242.5 ypg) on 77-of-124 passing with seven touchdowns and five interceptions this season. He also has 186 rushing yards (46.5 ypg) on 55 carries while scoring three touchdowns on the ground.
Corey Kiner has carried the ball 57 times for a team-high 328 yards (82.0 per game), with two touchdowns this year.
Xzavier Henderson’s 340 receiving yards (85.0 yards per game) lead the team. He has 23 receptions with one touchdown.
Braden Smith has put together a 198-yard season so far (49.5 receiving yards per game) with two touchdowns, hauling in 13 passes.
Dee Wiggins’ 13 receptions have yielded 187 yards (46.8 ypg) and one touchdown.
BYU Key Players to Watch
Kedon Slovis has 1,017 passing yards (254.3 ypg) to lead BYU, completing 60.3% of his passes and throwing eight touchdown passes and three interceptions this season.
The team’s top rusher, LJ Martin, has carried the ball 56 times for 223 yards (55.8 per game), with two touchdowns this year.
This season Deion Smith has rushed for 29 yards (7.3 per game) on 16 carries with one touchdown.
Isaac Rex’s team-high 260 receiving yards (65.0 yards per game) have come on 17 receptions with one touchdown.
Chase Roberts has hauled in 18 passes for 227 yards (56.8 yards per game) and two touchdowns this year.
Darius Lassiter’s 17 receptions this season have resulted in 200 yards (66.7 ypg) and two touchdowns.