Sept. 23, 2010
GAME 4: CINCINNATI (1-2) vs. NO. 8/9 OKLAHOMA (3-0)
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AT A GLANCE
Date: Sept. 25, 2010
Time: 6 p.m. (ET)
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Venue: Paul Brown Stadium
Live Stats: GoBEARCATS.com
Series Record: Oklahoma leads 1-0
In Cincinnati: First Meeting
GAMEWORKS PREGAME TAILGATE BASH
- Pre-game event at Gameworks at Newport On The Levee
- Open to the Public
- Gameworks opens at 11:00am
- Family Friendly "Tailgate" Alternative
- Ample Parking Available
- Special Pricing for Groups call Gameworks at 859-392-2373
ON THE AIR
TELEVISION: ESPN2 | ESPN3.com
Mark Jones: Play-By-Play
Bob Davie: Analyst
RADIO: WEBN (102.7 FM, SIRIUS 126, XM 203)
Dan Hoard: Play-By-Play
Jim Kelly Jr.: Analyst
Tom Gelehrter: Sideline
Mo Egger: Host/Engineer
NATIONAL RADIO: Westwood One
John Tautges: Play-By-Play
Terry Donahue: Analyst
FOOTBALL PREPS FOR NO. 8/9 OKLAHOMA AT PAUL BROWN STADIUM
The University of Cincinnati football team takes on its first ranked opponent of the 2010 season, welcoming No. 8/9 Oklahoma to Cincinnati for a non-conference tilt at Paul Brown Stadium. It is the Bearcats second-ever game at the Bengals home facility and first since 2002. The Sooners are the highest-ranked opponent to visit the Queen City since No. 7 Rutgers came to Nippert Stadium in 2006, a 30-6 win for UC.
Saturday marks the second matchup between the two schools with the Sooners holding a 1-0 advantage after knocking off UC, 52-26, in 2008.
Butch Jones, named the head coach at the University of Cincinnati on Dec. 16, 2009, is in his first season at the helm of the UC program and is 1-2. Jones most recently led Central Michigan University to a pair of Mid-American Conference Championships and three-straight bowl appearances. He holds a 28-15 overall record and a 22-3 mark in league games.
BOB STOOPS, a Youngstown, Ohio native, is in his 12th season at Oklahoma with a 120-29 mark. He is 1-0 against UC.
A LOOK AHEAD
UC enters its first bye week of the season ahead of taking on Miami (OH) on Oct. 9, 2010 at Nippert Stadium in the 115th Battle for the Victory Bell, the oldest non-conference rivalry in the United States.
STREAKS, STORYLINES, SIDEBARS ...
- The University of Cincinnati is in its 123rd football season with an all-time record of 548-544-51 (.502).
Cincinnati (1885) is one of the five oldest programs in college football along with Rutgers (1869), Michigan (1879), Navy (1880), and Minnesota (1883).
- UC is 1-2 on the season after dropping road games at Fresno State and NC State, but picking up a win at home against Indiana State.
- UC played its first three games in a 12-day span and only two games over the next 24 days, including having nine days to prepare for Oklahoma on Sept. 25.
- UC has seven new starters on defense and four on offense this season.
- WR Armon Binns has 16 catches in three games along with two TDs and a reception in 16 straight games.
- WR DJ Woods finished the NC State game with six receptions for a career-high 146 yards and two TDs, his second-career 100-yard receiving contest.
- LB JK Schaffer leads UC and the BIG EAST Conference averaging almost 11 tackles per game (10.67). The junior had a career-best 16 stops at NC State.
- LB Maalik Bomar leads the squad with 3.0 tackles for a loss and is second on the team with 17 tackles.
- LB Antwan Darling, WR Anthony McClung, DB Adrian Witty are the only true freshmen on the squad to see playing time through three games in 2010.
- WR Vidal Hazelton will miss the rest of the season after injuring his knee on a kickoff return at Fresno State.
Cincinnati won its second-straight BIG EAST Conference title and second BCS bowl bid in 2009.