Check out the TV coverage and where to watch the Bearcats upcoming matchup against the rival Louisville Cardinals in the Fenway Bowl on Saturday morning in Boston on ESPN and fuboTV.
According to 506 Sports, the ESPN commentators will be play by play announcer Chris Cotter alongside former Boston College Eagles and New York Giants linebacker Mark Herzlich.
It should be a competitive game as both teams hope to earn a memorable win and take some momentum into the offseason, especially against a former rival with a similar recruiting reach.
In addition to the Keg of Nails rivalry taking place for the first time in a decade, the Fenway Bowl has even more intrigue since head coach Scott Satterfield recently left Louisville for Cincinnati.
Cincinnati Football: TV coverage, where to watch upcoming Fenway Bowl matchup
- Date: Saturday, December 17 at 11:00 AM
- Location: Fenway Park in Boston
- TV Broadcast: ESPN and fuboTV
- Series History: Bearcats lead 30-22-1
Players to watch include the Bearcats quarterback Evan Prater and All-American linebacker Ivan Pace Jr, plus the Cardinals running back Jawhar Jordan and All-AAC linebacker Yasir Abdullah.
Cincinnati enters the matchup with a chance to improve to 10-3 and reach double digit wins for the fourth time in the last five seasons but Louisville’s explosive offense stands in the way.
Even though the programs haven’t met in nearly a decade, it’s still the second most-played rivalry in Bearcats history with 53 games. Cincinnati leads the all-time series with a 30-22-1 record.
Cincinnati Football: Fenway Bowl preview, odds, predictions against Louisville
Both teams are in flux with interim coaching staffs, multiple opt-outs and several transfers in the portal but a win in the bowl game would create plenty of momentum heading into a new era next year.
Despite finishing the season with a worse record, the Cardinals are currently 1-point favorites over the Bearcats with the over/under projected at 41.5 total points according to WynnBET.
Louisville quarterback Malik Cunningham declared for the draft and won’t play in the game so back up Brock Domann is expected to start under center for the third time this season.
Cincinnati won’t have several starters available so it will be a good opportunity for the underclassmen to take on a talented opponent as the storied rivalry returns at Fenway Park.