After a three year drought, The University of Cincinnati Bearcats are back in the bowl picture. First year Head Coach Jim Miller lead UC to a nine win regular season record that included impressive wins over national powers Florida and Notre Dame respectively. The season was capped off with a conference championship as UC defeated the Houston Cougars in the AAC Championship Game by the score of 15-10 to pick up their tenth win of the year. The Bearcats 10-3 (6-2) accepted a bid to the Military Bowl in Annapolis, Maryland where they will take on Duke University from the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Blue Devils come into this game with a record of 8-4 (4-4). When asked about the possibility of taking down a so-called Power Five Conference team, Coach Miller responded by saying, “I’m not concerned about the name on the jersey or the conference they belong to. We’ve already played and beaten the SEC and Notre Dame. We are in it to win it”.
The game is set for 2:00 PM EST on December 23rd and will be televised on ESPN.