The South Florida Bulls (1-4) head north to square off with the Cincinnati Bearcats (4-1) in a Week 6 American Athletic Conference college football matchup on Saturday, October 8, 2022 at 11:30 a.m. PT/2:30 p.m. ET with a live TV broadcast on ESPN Plus.
You can watch the Cincinnati vs. South Florida football game live online on ESPN+, or follow along with live updates from each team provided below.
LATEST LINE, POINT SPREAD AND BETTING ODDS
Moneyline: Cincinnati TBA | South Florida TBA
Spread: Cincinnati -27.5 | South Florida +27.5
HOW TO WATCH
What: The Cincinnati Bearcats host the South Florida Bulls in Week 6 of the college football season.
We dig deep into all of the info you need before this contest starts below, including how to watch on TV.
South Florida Bulls vs Cincinnati Bearcats Game Info
- 📅 Game Day: Saturday, October 8, 2022
- ⏱️ Game Time: 02:30 PM ET
- 📍 Location: Nippert Stadium, Cincinnati, OH
- 📺 TV Channel:
- 📱 Live Stream: fuboTV (Watch for free)
- 🎟️ Tickets: Buy Colts Tickets as low as $13
No. 5 Cincinnati is on the outside looking in of the College Football Playoff, but it has the stage all to itself on Friday night when it travels to Tampa to take on South Florida. The Bearcats have managed to navigate through the season without a blemish on their record, but has looked sluggish in each of the last three games.
Meanwhile, the Bulls have sputtered to a 2-7 season and lost a 54-42 shootout to Houston in their last game. There are signs of improvement for Jeff Scott’s team, but the wins haven’t come just yet.
Let’s break down the game and make picks straight up and against the spread.
Cincinnati vs. South Florida: Need to know
Ridder to Whyle connection: Josh Whyle, the 6-foot-6, 245-pound tight end, has become a force within Cincinnati’s offense. Star quarterback Desmond Ridder has hooked up with Whyle nine times over the last three games, which have included four of Whyle’s five touchdowns on the season. The Cincinnati running game gets most of the publicity, but coach Luke Fickell has been weaving in plenty of balance over the last month-plus, with Whyle becoming more of a threat.
Secondary stand up: The Bearcats’ pass defense leads the AAC with 155.4 yards per game allowed, and this is a perfect chance to further establish itself as one of the best units in the country. The Bulls passing offense ranked 10th in the league at 185.3 yards per game, ahead of only Navy — which, of course, runs the triple option. The Bulls have broken the 200-yard mark just twice through the air, but one of them came against the Cougars last week when they put up 289 in a shootout.
Run the dang ball: The duo of Ridder and running back Jerome Ford has been one of the best in college football. Ford is averaging a respectable 98 yards per game on the ground — second in the AAC — and leads the conference with 15 rushing touchdowns. The 5-foot-11, 220-pound bruiser works alongside Ridder, who has topped the 40-yard mark — sacks included — in each of the last two games. Those two studs will be going against the second-worst run defense in the AAC, which might make this one ugly.