No. 24 South Florida (6-2, 1-2 Big East) at Cincinnati (5-2, 1-1), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Line: South Florida by 2 1/2.
Series Record: Cincinnati leads 3-2.
Last Meeting: 2007, Cincinnati 38, South Florida 33.
What's at Stake
South Florida needs a win to keep the Big East represented in the Top 25. The Bulls are the conference's only ranked team, coming off a 24-20 loss at Louisville.
Key Matchup
With Cincinnati unsure of its quarterback, South Florida's defense has a chance to decide the game. The Bulls have allowed the fewest yards overall and fewest yards passing in the conference. Cincinnati has failed to convert a third down (0-for-25) in its last two games.
Players to watch
SOUTH FLORIDA: DE George Selvie is healthy and disruptive again. He missed a game and a half with an ankle injury, but had a pair of sacks and four tackles in the backfield at Louisville. The All-American had 14.5 sacks last season.
ftime of a 40-16 loss at Connecticut on Saturday because his left hand was going numb. Anderson struggled in the second half.
Figures
Cincinnati has won the last two games in their series. ... South Florida QB Matt Grothe has thrown for at least two touchdowns in each of his last three games. He has 14 touchdown passes, one shy of his career high from 2006. ... South Florida has held opponents to three-and-out on 45 percent of their drives. Cincinnati went 0-for-11 on third downs against Rutgers and 0-for-14 against UConn.
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