Follow live: No. 5/6 Cincinnati Bearcats own commanding lead against Temple at Nippert

by 24USATVOct. 9, 2021, 2 a.m. 118
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The University of Cincinnati football team opens American Athletic Conference play against the Temple Owls at 7 p.m. tonight at Nippert Stadium.

The No.5/6-ranked (Associated Press/Coaches) Bearcats (4-0) look to remain unbeaten after back-to-back Power Five roads wins at Indiana and at Notre Dame.

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The Temple Owls:Scouting report: A look at the Temple Owls, the next opponent for No. 5/6 Cincinnati

Cincinnati will face Temple (3-2, 1-0 AAC) for the first time since 2019 after last season's meeting between the two teams was canceled due to COVID-19 issues within both programs.

The Bearcats held on for a 15-13 victory over the Owls at Nippert in the 2019 matchup. With the win, UC clinched a spot in the AAC championship game.

Temple opened conference play last week with a 34-31 win over Memphis (3-2, 0-1). The Owls trailed 17-0 early in the second quarter only to score 17 unanswered points and rally to the victory.

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More:Three keys, prediction: No. 5/6 Cincinnati opens AAC play against Temple in primetime

Will UC win? Follow the action live with updates and insights from UC beat writer Keith Jenkins.

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