CINCINNATI – No. 7 ranked Cincinnati football team plays its first night game of 2020 at Nippert Stadium when it welcomes East Carolina on Friday night.
The undefeated Bearcats (6-0) will kick-off against the one win Pirates (1-5) at 7:30 p.m. ET, with live television and streaming broadcast on ESPN2, WatchESPN and ESPN App, with 7700 WLW AM, the iHeartRadio App, on Sirius 81, XM 81 or Sirius XM Internet Channel 81 and through TuneIn or the TuneIn app, providing live radio audio coverage. A live stats feed courtesy of Stat Broadcast will also be available throughout the game.
Cincinnati is ranked in the Top-10 nationally for the first time since 2009 and has a 10-1 record in its last 11 night games, including two-straight Friday-night wins at Nippert.
The Bobcats comes into this game on the back of a 38-10 victory over Houston at the weekend.
East Carolina enters this game on a three game losing streak and coming off a disappointing 38-21 loss against Tulane last weekend.
Cincinnati and East Carolina will be matching for the 24th time on Friday with the Pirates leading the all-time series against the Bearcats, 13-10.
However, Cincinnati, which will start Friday night with a 94.3 percent chance of winning – According to ESPN’s Football Power Index – has won eight of the past nine matchups and leads 6-5 in games played in the home city.
ECU suffered a 46-43 loss against Cincinnati last year.
This encounter will mark the fourth time the two teams have met on November 13 (1997, 1999 and 2014).