The BYU Cougars (3-1) play a familiar opponent when they host the Cincinnati Bearcats (2-2) on Friday, September 29, 2023 at LaVell Edwards Stadium in a Big 12 battle.
This matchup will be airing on ESPN.
When is BYU vs. Cincinnati and when does it start?
This game between the Cougars and Bearcats will take place on Friday, September 29, 2023. You can expect the kickoff at 10:15 PM ET.
Where to watch BYU vs. Cincinnati
The Cougars and Bearcats will hit the gridiron at LaVell Edwards Stadium for this matchup on September 29, and if you’d like to catch the action 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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BYU Stats & Insights
The Cougars faced the Kansas Jayhawks in their last outing, losing 38-27.
While BYU ranks 44th in total defense with 326.5 yards allowed per game, the team’s offensive unit has been slightly worse, ranking 24th-worst (324.5 yards per game).
On offense, the Cougars rank 49th in the FBS with 263.5 passing yards per game. Meanwhile, they rank 39th in passing yards allowed per contest (196.5).
BYU has been a bottom-25 run offense this year, ranking sixth-worst with 61.0 rushing yards per game. On the defensive side of the ball, the Cougars are ranked 64th in the FBS (130.0 rushing yards allowed per game).
The Cougars are totaling 30.0 points per game offensively this season (62nd in the FBS), and they are surrendering 21.3 points per game (51st) on defense.
Cincinnati Stats & Insights
The Cougars squared off against the Kansas Jayhawks in their last outing, falling 38-27.
Cincinnati’s offensive attack has been leading the charge for the team, as it ranks 14th-best in the FBS with 488.0 total yards per contest. In terms of defense, it is allowing 336.8 total yards per game, which ranks 49th.
From an offensive angle, the Bearcats are compiling 273.3 passing yards per contest (40th-ranked). They rank 75th in the FBS on the other side of the ball (228.8 passing yards allowed per game).
Cincinnati’s run offense has been paving the way for the team, as it ranks 14th-best in the FBS with 214.8 rushing yards per game. In terms of defense, it is ceding 108.0 rushing yards per game, which ranks 38th.
In terms of points scored the Bearcats rank 57th in the FBS (30.8 points per game), and they are 51st on defense (21.3 points allowed per contest).
BYU Key Players to Watch
Kedon Slovis leads BYU with 1,017 passing yards (254.3 ypg) on 85-of-141 passing with eight touchdowns compared to three interceptions this season.
LJ Martin’s team-high 223 rushing yards (55.8 per game) have come on 56 carries, with two touchdowns this year.
This season Deion Smith has taken 16 carries for 29 yards (7.3 per game) and one touchdown.
Isaac Rex’s 260 receiving yards (65.0 yards per game) pace all receivers on the team. He’s registered 17 receptions and one touchdown.
Chase Roberts has put up a 227-yard season so far (56.8 receiving yards per game) with two touchdowns, reeling in 18 passes.
Darius Lassiter has hauled in 17 receptions for 200 yards (66.7 ypg) and two touchdowns this season.
Cincinnati Key Players to Watch
Emory Jones has thrown for 970 yards (242.5 ypg) to lead Cincinnati, completing 62.1% of his passes and tossing seven touchdown passes and five interceptions this season. He’s also run for 186 yards (46.5 ypg) on 55 carries with three rushing touchdowns.
Corey Kiner’s team-high 328 rushing yards (82.0 per game) have come on 57 carries, 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 grabs this season have resulted in 187 yards (46.8 ypg) and one touchdown.