Cincinnati Football: Nippert at Night returns as the Bearcats gear up for annual rivalry game

Cincinnati Bearcats during game against the East Carolina Pirates at Nippert Stadium.
Cincinnati Bearcats during game against the East Carolina Pirates at Nippert Stadium. /
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Nippert at Night is set to return as the Cincinnati Bearcats gear up for an annual rivalry against the Miami Redhawks tonight at Nippert Stadium!

Scott Satterfield’s team is hoping to keep the momentum going after securing an impressive victory over the Pittsburgh Panthers last week.

The century-old rivalry game has been a source of pride for both programs and their passionate fan bases as the schools face off every season.

With an opportunity to win a 17th straight game against the Redhawks, the Bearcats are looking to remain undefeated going into conference play.

Cincinnati Football: Nippert at Night returns as the Bearcats gear up for annual rivalry game

  • Date: Saturday, September 16 at 7:00 PM
  • Location: Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati
  • Series History: Bearcats lead 60-59-7
  • TV Broadcast: ESPN+ and fuboTV

Cincinnati will rely on their destructive defense and high-powered offense to pick up a win, while Miami attempts to pull off an upset on Saturday evening!

During the annual rivalry matchup against Miami, 2025 4-star cornerback Mark Zackery IV and 2024 3-star edge rusher Drew Collins will be in town.

The Bearcats are expected to lean on defensive lineman Jowon Briggs, running back Corey Kiner, quarterback Emory Jones and wide receiver Dee Wiggins.

Cincinnati Football: Preview for the Bearcats upcoming matchup against rival Miami

Fresh off a second straight win, Cincinnati opened as 14.5-point favorites with the over/under placed at 47.5 total points according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

Make sure to check out our preview for the annual Battle for the Victory Bell including pregame odds, players to watch and TV coverage prior to kick off.

Satterfield’s team is expected to secure a relatively comfortable victory as the in-state rivals get ready to face off for the 127th time in school history.

The Battle for the Victory Bell is a chance for both programs to make a statement as they prepare for conference play to get underway this month.

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