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How to Watch: The Battle for the Victory Bell

You are cordially invited to a rivalry game.

NCAA Football: Miami (Ohio) at Cincinnati David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports
  • Tipoff: 8 p.m. ET
  • Television: ESPN3.com
  • Announcing crew: Tim Bray (play-by-play) and Grey Frey (color analyst)
  • Radio: 700 WLW AM and Sirius XM Internet 967
  • Announcing crew: Dan Hoard (play-by-play) Jim Kelly Jr. (analyst) and Tony Pike (sideline reporter)
  • Series history: This is what is called a rivalry game, even if UC has been beating up on little brother for more than a decade, with wins in 11-straight meetings. Miami actually leads the all-time series 59-55-7, but who cares about that?

*Dong*

*Dong*

*Dong*

That’s the sound of the Victory Bell, calling you to come watch another rendition of the rivalry between the Cincinnati Bearcats and the Miami (Ohio) RedHawks. This year’s game will be played at Yager Stadium in Oxford.

This will be Luke Fickell’s first foray into a genuine piece of UC history. A glorified exhibition against Austin Peay and serving as a sacrificial lamb against Michigan aren’t exactly high points. The Bearcats enter play with one win and one loss and a less than exciting offense to boot. Jaylyin Minor has made sure the defense has held together fairly well though.

Miami has the same record as the Bearcats and its one win also came against Austin Peay. That’s a neat fact, huh? I guess not. Alonzo Smith and a solid running game fuel the fire for the RedHawks, who lost to the Bearcats 27-20 last year. They also lost to them in 2015. And 2014. And 2013. And 2012. And 2011. And 2010. And 2009. And 2008. And 2007. And 2006.