8:00 PM---Cincinnati at Pittsburgh ESPN2
Nick Lachey won't be happy, but his hometown Bearcats just aren't very good at this football thing recently. After playing as Wannstedt teams tend to do last year, Pitt thinks this is a year for dramatic improvement. They have Tyler Palko, which is a good start, and a horde of freshmen who can play and stuff.
Cincinnati could have a fine defensive performance, seeing as they return nearly their entire defense from last year. Such cohesiveness is rare and teams usually take advantage of that.
That said, last year's matchup went 38-20 in favor of a weaker Pittsburgh team. Unless the Panthers start turning the ball over they should be able to out-talent Cincinnati and score a few points.