2021 Schedule

2021 Schedule
3-0, 1st in American
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5dBill Connelly

College football SP+ rankings after Week 3

Oklahoma is making a run at the No. 2 overall spot, but things mostly remain the same at the top of this week's SP+ rankings.

Michael Penix Jr.'s ill-advised INT all but dooms the Hoosiers (0:46)
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9dSeth Walder

Can Cincinnati make a real College Football Playoff run?

The Bearcats were snubbed by the playoff committee last year even after an undefeated season. Could Cincinnati fare differently this year? And how would its chances improve with membership in the Big 12?

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Who will make the College Football Playoff?

With help from the Allstate Playoff Predictor, you can pick a top title contender, play out its season and see what chances it has to make the top four at the end of the year.

Murray State Racers vs. Cincinnati Bearcats: Full Highlights (1:36)
Murray State Racers vs. Cincinnati Bearcats: Full Highlights (1:51)
Desmond Ridder throws 23-yard touchdown vs. Murray State (0:28)
Big 12 votes to add BYU, Cincinnati, Houston and UCF (1:39)
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15dHeather Dinich

AAC willing to let departing teams go before 2024

The American Athletic Conference will be willing to negotiate a higher exit fee to accommodate earlier departures of UCF, Cincinnati and Houston to the Big 12 Conference, AAC commissioner Mike Aresco told ESPN on Friday.

What to make of Big 12's vote to accept four teams (1:11)
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15dHeather Dinich and Adam Rittenberg

Big 12 gives OK to BYU, Cincinnati, Houston, UCF

BYU, Cincinnati, Houston and UCF have been accepted as members of the Big 12 after a vote of the conference's presidents and chancellors. The Big 12 is looking to bolster itself ahead of the planned departures of Oklahoma and Texas.

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18dBill Connelly

College football SP+ rankings after Week 1

In the latest SP+ rankings, the gap between No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Georgia is greater than the difference between the Bulldogs and No. 16 Texas. Plus, Michigan is all the way up to No. 7.

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21dESPN staff

College Football Playoff picks after Week 1

It's Week 1, and the same powerhouses fill up our writers' picks. There are some fringe teams crashing the party, however. How many SEC teams land in the top four? Which Pac-12 team enters the fray? All that and more in this week's playoff picks.

Desmond Ritter's 4 TD passes lift Cincinnati to big win (1:49)
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22dHeather Dinich and Adam Rittenberg

Sources: Big 12 set to receive four applications

BYU, Houston, UCF and Cincinnati are planning to submit applications next week to join the Big 12, sources confirmed to ESPN. The most realistic timeline for the teams from the American to join is 2024, sources said.

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Team Stats

Passing Yards255.3Tied-51st
Rushing Yards165.067th
Points For43.0Tied-28th
Points Against15.0Tied-112th