The Bearcats have kicked off the year with five consecutive wins, a stretch that includes pivotal home victories over Pittsburgh and Virginia Tech. Taking away victories over two FCS opponents, Cincinnati still ranks 10th in the nation defensively with an average of 14.4 points allowed per game. Butch Jones' team has not turned the ball over in two weeks and earned a 38-point win over Ball State in Week 5.
Offensively, the Rockets will enter Saturday's showdown with a great deal of confidence after reeling off 50 points in each of their last two games. Toledo junior quarterback Terrance Owens is coming off a career effort with 429 total yards from scrimmage and four touchdowns against Eastern Michigan last weekend, but he will need to remain at a high level in order for Toledo to stay one step ahead of a talented Bearcats secondary.
Where: Glass Bowl, Toledo, Ohio
Game time: 7 p.m. ET
TV channel: ESPN3
Spread: Toledo +6.5