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Cincinnati (1-0) at Tennessee (1-0)
Sept. 10, 2011 | 3:30 p.m. EDT
Knoxville, Tenn.
| Neyland Stadium (102,455)
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The University of Cincinnati football team travels to Knoxville, Tenn. to take on SEC foe Tennessee at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011.  The Bearcats and Vols are both 1-0 after winning season openers against Austin Peay and Montana, respectively.

GAME INFORMATION

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  • Series Record: Tennessee leads 4-1
  • Last Meeting: 09/26/92 (UC L, 40-0)
  • In Knoxville: Tennessee leads 4-1

CINCINNATI

  • Rankings (AP/Coaches): nr/nr
  • 2011 Record: 1-0
  • Last Game: Sept. 3, 2011 in Cincinnati | defeated Austin Peay 72-10
  • Head Coach: Butch Jones
  • Record at UC (Years): 1-0 (2nd)
  • Career Record (Years): 32-21 (5th)
  • vs. UT: First Meeting

TENNESSEE

  • Rankings (AP/Coaches): nr/nr
  • 2011 Record: 1-0
  • Last Game: Sept. 3, 2011 in Knoxville, Tenn. | defeated Montana 42-16
  • Head Coach: Derek Dooley
  • Record at UT (Years): 7-7 (2nd)
  • Career Record (Years): 24-27 (5th)
  • vs. UC: First Meeting

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THE SERIES
Saturday marks the sixth meeting between Cincinnati and Tennessee. UT leads the all-time series 4-1 and this will be the first matchup for the two school since the 1992 campaign.

THE COACHES
Butch Jones enters his second season at the helm of the UC program and is 5-8. Jones most recently led Central Michigan University to a pair of Mid-American Conference Championships and three-straight bowl appearances. He holds a 32-21 overall record and a 21-8 mark in league games.

DEREK DOOLEY is in his second season at Tennessee and is 7-7 with the Vols. This is his first matchup against the Bearcats.

STREAKS, STORYLINES, SIDEBARS

  • The University of Cincinnati, one of the five oldest football programs in college football, is in its 124th football season with an all-time record of 552-550-51 (.502).
  • Head coach Butch Jones enters his second season at the helm of the program, returning 16 starters, including nine on defense.
  • UC also brings back the BIG EAST Conference's top retuning passer (Zach Collaros), rusher (Isaiah Pead), tackler (JK Schaffer) and leader in all-purpose yards and receptions (DJ Woods) along with  51 letterwinners from the 2010 squad.
  • The Bearcats scored an NCAA FBS high 72 points in its season-opening win over Austin Peay. The 72 points were the most for any UC team in the modern era.
  • UC leads the nation in scoring offense (72.0 ppg) and is tied for the top spot in turnover margin (+5.0) and sacks allowed (0.0).
  • The Bearcats 387 yards of rushing ranks third nationally and lead the BIG EAST Conference. UC used 12 different players rushing Saturday, toting the ball 49 times for 387 yards and six touchdowns, an average of 7.9 yards per carry.
  • QB Zach Collaros was 12-of-19 for 134 yards and four touchdowns.
  • Saturday marks UC's first regular-season matchup with an SEC foe since 1996 (Kentucky, UC W, 24-3) and its first road trip to an SEC stadium since 1995 (Kentucky, UK W, 33-14).
  • UC played eight true freshmen and eight redshirt freshmen in the opener with WR Shaq Washington earning a start.
  • The BIG EAST (8-0) and the Big 12 (10-0) are the only conferences with perfect nonconference records through the first week of the 2011 season.
  • UC had 12 offensive possessions against Austin Peay, scored touchdowns on 10 of them, had a field goal on another, and was stopped on downs on its lone non-scoring drive.
  • Redshirt freshman K Tony Miliano made a 39-yard field goal and was 7-of-8 on extra points in his first collegiate action.
  • UC's defense forced five turnovers in the season opener (2 INT, 3 FMB), along with eight tackles for a loss and a pair of sacks.
  • DB Adrian Witty and LB Ben Pooler each had a team-high five stops in the opener. Witty also forced two fumbles.
  • LB JK Schaffer finished with three tackles, two pass break ups and his fifth career interception.
  • Walk-on RB Adam Fearing scored his first career touchdown against Austin Peay. He finished with 43 yards on six carries.

LOOKING AHEAD
UC returns to Nippert Stadium for its only two-game homestand of the season. The Bearcats take on Akron on Saturday, Sept. 17 at 3:30 p.m. before a quick turnaround for a Thursday, Sept. 22 primetime matchup with NC State.