May 19, 2011
The University of Cincinnati Department of Athletics announced Thursday that the football home opener against Austin Peay on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011 inside Nippert Stadium will kick off at 7 p.m. ET.
Other home game times and any television opportunities will be announced at a later date.
The season opening meeting between the Bearcats and Governors marks the fifth time the two schools have met on the gridiron with UC leading the all-time series 4-0. The last matchup occurred on Sept. 4, 1993, a 42-10 UC victory inside Nippert Stadium. All four of the previous meetings, dating back to 1985, have taken place in Cincinnati.
The Bearcats, led by second-year head coach Butch Jones, return 18 starters from the 2010 squad, including unanimous First-Team All-BIG EAST quarterback Zach Collaros (Steubenville, Ohio/Steubenville), as well as a trio of Second-Team All-BIG EAST honorees in running back Isaiah Pead (Columbus, Ohio/Eastmoor Academy), linebacker J.K. Schaffer (Cincinnati, Ohio/LaSalle), and wide receiver D.J. Woods (Strongsville, Ohio/Strongsville).
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