Kick off time from Cincinnati is scheduled for 8PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by ESPN.
PITTSBURGH VS CINCINNATI
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The betting odds opened up in this NCAA college football game with the home club Cincinnati Bearcats favored by -3 ½ points with an over under of 49 points.
Early money from the college football bettors has landed on the side of the home club as the Cincinnati Bearcats are now favored by -4 points. The total has not moved off the opener of 49 points.
Cincinnati Bearcats money line bettors will lay -165 odds with the road underdog Pittsburgh Panthers bringing back +145 odds to post the upset win with no need for the points on their side.
When these two Big East clubs met last season it was the Cincinnati Bearcats with the 26-23 road win at Pittsburgh as a -3 ½ point favorite. The game went under 54 ½ points.
The Panthers enters this Big East conference game with a record of 0-1 on the year after a 31-17 home loss to the Youngstown St Penguins as a -18 ½ point home favorite.
Pittsburgh fell behind 28-10 to this FCS school early in the fourth quarter in defeat. The Panthers allowed Youngstown St to rush for 204 yards and lost the time of possession battle by over ten minutes.
Quarterback Tino Sunseri hit on 19 of 30 passes for 239 yards with a touchdown. Running back Ray Graham rushed for 71 yards on 14 carries. Mike Shanahan led Pittsburgh with six receptions for 54 yards.
Head coach Butch Jones enters his third year with the Bearcats. He returns four starters on offense and seven to his defense. The team finished the 2011 season at 10-3 and earned a Liberty Bowl invitation. Cincinnati defeated Vanderbilt 31-24 as a pick in the Liberty Bowl.
Quarterback Munchie Legeaux as junior will start under center. Legeaux saw extended work last season and hit on 47.4% of his throws for 745 yards with five touchdowns and four picks.
The must replace their two top rushers that combined for over 1500 yards. The top two receivers for the Bearcats are back in 2012.
CFB Trend: Pittsburgh Panthers are 6-1 ATS in their past seven meetings with the Cincinnati Bearcats.
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