- Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. ET
- Television/Stream: ESPNU
- Announcing crew: Roy Philpott (play-by-play) and Tom Ramsey (analyst)
- Radio: 700 WLW AM/TuneIn.com
- Announcing crew: Dan Hoard (play-by-play), Jim Kelly Jr (analyst) and Tony Pike (sideline reporter)
- Series history: Even though UC has won eight of 14 all-time meetings between these programs, USF has had a major upper hand of late, winning the last two matchups by a combined score of 110-47.
I just returned home from a trip up to Syracuse, New York. You see, my uncle lives in the area and one of my other uncles attended ‘Cuse, so I go up for games every now and then. Well, I just so happened to go up to see the Orange take on the No. 2 and national title defending Clemson Tigers last night. I was hoping for a competitive game, but expecting a blowout. However, the Orange didn’t just keep it competitive, they won the damn thing. TNIAAM has more on that.
Well now that I am back, my belief in upsets has been restored. Sure, the Cincinnati Bearcats are on the road tonight against the No. 18 USF Bulls, but giants can be taken down, even if its tougher to do so in football than, say, basketball.
Just how stunning would a UC win be tonight? Extremely. The Bearcats have lost their last three games, are 2-4 overall and are playing a USF squad that has destroyed them two years running. Plus there’s the whole playing away from Nippert Stadium thing. And that’s before mentioning the Bulls are undefeated (5-0) and replete with talent on both sides of the ball.
But I saw a miracle last night... I’m ready to see another one.