BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – When you place the Indiana soccer schedule side-by-side with the Associated Press’s current Top 10 ranking, there are many similarities. Indiana faces four top 10 teams in its first seven games, with the second of their four tests on Saturday against No.8 Cincinnati.
This one is at Memorial Stadium, which is sold out for this showdown. This is the first time in 40 years that the Hoosiers have played a non-conference game against a ranked team since welcoming USC No. 2 in September 1981.
Indiana’s first shot against a ranked team came in Game 1 against Iowa, and the Hoosiers stumbled in a 34-6 loss. But this game is at home, and Indiana coach Tom Allen can’t wait to get a big boost from a boisterous crowd.
Here’s everything you know about how to watch the Cincinnati-Indiana game, and some key details about the game:
How to watch Cincinnati vs. Indiana
- Who: # 8 Cincinnati Bearcats vs. Indiana Hoosiers
- When: Noon ET
- Or: Memorial Stadium, Bloomington, Ind.
- TV: ESPN
- Flux: Watch FuboTV
- TV Advertisers: Dave Pasch (play-by-play), Dusty Dvoracek (analyst) & Tom Luginbill (sideline)
- Radio: IU radio network; Sirius 83, XM 83, SXM App 83.
- Radio announcers: Don Fischer (play-by-play), Buck Suhr (analyst) & Joe Smith.
- Point of deviation: Cincinnati is a 3.5 point favorite over Indiana, according to the SIsportsbook.com website.
- This year’s records: Cincinnati 2-0; Indiana 1-1
- Records from last season: Cincinnati 9-1; Indiana 6-2.
- Series history: Indiana leads the all-time series 9-3-2, including a 6-2-1 home advantage.
- Last meeting: On September 23, 2000, Indiana defeated Cincinnati 42-6 at Bloomington
- Coaches: Tom Allen is entering his fifth season as head coach of Indiana. He is 25-23 overall. His 24 wins are the biggest ever for an Indiana coach in his first four seasons. This is his first stop as a head coach in college. Luke Fickell of Cincinnati is also in his fifth year and is 37-14 overall with the Bearcats. He has won 34 of his last 40 games with the Bearcats.
- Rankings: Cincinnati is ranked # 8 in the Associated Press and Coaches poll. this week. Indiana is unranked, but receives votes. The Hoosiers were ranked No.17 in the Associated Press or Coaches polls during the preseason, and it was the first time Indiana has been ranked in the preseason AP poll since 1969. They fell out after the loss to Iowa, but still are. receiving votes and would be ranked # 31 this week in the AP poll and # 36 in the coaches poll
- Time: According to weather.com, it will be a beautiful day in Bloomington, sunny with a high of 82 degrees at kick-off and only a 5% chance of rain.
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