Typically, we start game week out here by going over the history of the Cincinnati Bearcats against the upcoming opponent.
That doesn’t work this week since the schools have never played before, despite being in bordering states.
The only history the two schools seem to have relates to former Bearcats coach Mick Cronin, who piloted the Murray State Racers before heading to Cincinnati.
In 2005, Cronin’s Murray State club took on the Bearcats, then coached by interim Andy Kennedy. Their November meeting was the first game since Bob Huggins was ousted over the summer as head coach.
The two teams battled it out in the opener of the 2005 season as Cincinnati hung on for a 79-75 overtime victory.
Unfortunately, I couldn’t find highlights of the game on YouTube to post in the article.
But I did find a video of a guy on YouTube playing NCAA Football 06 with a Murray State dynasty team against Cincinnati. In this version, Murray State is ranked number 18 in the country. They also win 28-21.