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No. 5 Cincinnati @ South Florida

Current Records: Cincinnati 9-0; South Florida 2-7

What to Know

The South Florida Bulls haven't won a contest against the Cincinnati Bearcats since Oct. 14 of 2017, but they'll be looking to end the drought Friday. South Florida and Cincinnati will face off in an American Athletic battle at 6 p.m. ET at Raymond James Stadium. The Bearcats will be strutting in after a win while South Florida will be stumbling in from a loss.

South Florida came up short against the Houston Cougars last week, falling 54-42. Despite the defeat, South Florida got a solid performance out of QB Timmy McClain, who passed for two TDs and 289 yards on 46 attempts in addition to rushing for one TD and 46 yards.

Meanwhile, Cincinnati netted a 28-20 victory over the Tulsa Golden Hurricane last week. Cincinnati's QB Desmond Ridder did his thing and passed for two TDs and 274 yards on 23 attempts in addition to rushing for one TD and 43 yards.

South Florida have to know they'll be fighting an uphill battle given the 23 point spread they are up against. Those playing the odds have seen things go back and forth with South Florida, who are 4-4 against the spread.

South Florida is now 2-7 while the Bearcats sit at 9-0. Two defensive numbers to keep in mind before kickoff: The Bulls are 232nd worst in the nation in touchdowns allowed, with 40 on the season. Cincinnati has experienced some struggles of their own as they are stumbling into the game with the 149th most rushing touchdowns allowed in the nation, having given up ten on the season. It's possible one of these Achilles' heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.

How To Watch

  • When: Friday at 6 p.m. ET
  • Where: Raymond James Stadium -- Tampa, Florida
  • TV: ESPN2
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $33.00


The Bearcats are a big 23-point favorite against the Bulls, according to the latest college football odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Bearcats as a 23.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

South Florida and Cincinnati both have three wins in their last six games.

  • Oct 03, 2020 - Cincinnati 28 vs. South Florida 7
  • Nov 16, 2019 - Cincinnati 20 vs. South Florida 17
  • Nov 10, 2018 - Cincinnati 35 vs. South Florida 23
  • Oct 14, 2017 - South Florida 33 vs. Cincinnati 3
  • Oct 01, 2016 - South Florida 45 vs. Cincinnati 20
  • Nov 20, 2015 - South Florida 65 vs. Cincinnati 27