Glass Bowl (26,248/FieldTurf)
Saturday, October 20 • 7 p.m. • ESPN3
ESPN3 — Mike Gleason and John Gregory
WLW-AM 700 (flagship)
Cincinnati and Toledo have met just six times, while Saturday’s game will be the first meeting between the in-state opponents since the 2001 Motor City Bowl … Toledo was a 23-16 winner in that game, but Cincinnati leads the all-time series 4-2 … Cincinnati has taken both previous meetings in Toledo and makes its first trip to the Glass Bowl since 1993 … Cincinnati has won its last 10 games against Mid-American Conference opponents … Cincinnati was a founding member of the MAC and competed in that league from 1947-52 … Cincinnati has allowed 72 points in its first five games, while Toledo has scored 71 points in its last five quarters.
21/18 CINCINNATI (5-0, 1-0 BIG EAST)
Butch Jones (Ferris State ’90)
19-11, third season at Cincinnati
45-23, sixth season as collegiate head coach
Cincinnati enters Saturday’s game with an eight-game winning streak that dates to last season … The streak ranks third among active streaks in the Football Bowl Subdivision behind only Alabama and Oregon, which have 10-game winning streaks …The Bearcats have won their last eight nonconference games … Cincinnati is ranked No. 21 in the first Bowl Championship Series standings of 2012 … The Bearcats have averaged 34.6 points per game … RB George Winn ranks second in the BIG EAST in rushing at 104.2 yards per game … Winn has rushed for 521 yards and four touchdowns and is averaging 6.4 yards per carry — the best mark of any BIG EAST starter … QB Munchie Legaux is fourth in the conference in passing (241.6 ypg) and has completed 81 of 144 passes for 1,208 yards and 11 touchdowns with three interceptions … WR Ralph David Abernathy IV is averaging 124.0 all-purpose yards per game, good for third in the conference … Cincinnati has scored a defensive touchdown in each of its last two games … LB Greg Blair is averaging 7.8 tackles per game, ranking sixth in the conference, while LB Maalik Bomar is eighth at 7.6 tackles per game … DE Walter Stewart has a team-high five sacks.
-/RV TOLEDO (6-1, 4-0 MAC)
Matt Campbell (Mount Union ’02)
7-1, first full season
Toledo brings a six-game winning streak into Saturday’s game against Cincinnati after a 52-47 win at Eastern Michigan … The only blemish on the ledger is a 24-17 overtime loss at Arizona in the season-opener … Toledo is 6-1 for the first time since the 2005 team won six of its first seven on its way to a 9-3 season … The Rockets had 655 yards of offense in the win against Eastern Michigan last Saturday … Toledo and Eastern Michigan combined for eight fourth-quarter touchdowns, including three in a 32-second span … Toledo is 4-1 at home against top-25 teams … RB David Fluellen is ranked 16th nationally in rushing at 113.1 yards per game … WR Bernard Reedy is among the national leaders in receptions (11th, 7.4 rpg), receiving yards (12th, 666) and all-purpose yards (7th, 175.0 ypg) … LB Dan Molls is averaging 12.7 tackles per game, good for second nationally.