The time for celebration is over. The Cincinnati Bearcats made a huge statement in week one, but one win is ultimately meaningless when there are still 11 more to play (at least). Next on the schedule is tonight’s meeting with the Miami-Ohio RedHawks in the 123rd Battle for the Victory Bell at Paul Brown Stadium.
- Kickoff: 8 p.m. ET
- Television/Stream: FOX 19/ESPN3/WatchESPN (Here’s a handy guide to what services you can find ESPN and other channels on if you don’t have cable. Shout out to Red Cup Rebellion)
- Announcing crew: Tim Bray (play-by-play) and Greg Frey (analyst)
- Radio: 102.7 WEBN FM/700 WLW AM/TuneIn.com
- Announcing crew: Dan Hoard (play-by-play), Jim Kelly Jr (analyst) and Tony Pike (sideline reporter)
- Series history: After playing a team they had never played before last week, the Bearcats are facing a team they have played more than any other this week. UC has won 12-straight against Miami-Ohio, but still trail the all-time series 59-56-7. For what it’s worth, UC won the only previous meeting at Paul Brown Stadium.
Cincinnati (1-0) was one of the surprise teams of the first weekend of college football. While everyone was stoked to see the debut of the Chip Kelly-led UCLA Bruins, the Bearcats didn’t get the memo, pounding out a 26-17 win on the road. The next major item on the to-do list for this team is proving that week one wasn’t a fluke.
Miami-Ohio (0-1) didn’t have as high-profile a contest to start the year, but it still put together an enjoyable show with opponent Marshall. Unfortunately for the RedHawks, that show ended poorly, with the Thundering Herd taking a 35-28 victory. Miami-Ohio opened as favorites in this matchup with Cincinnati all the same.