Pre-game skirmish? Tensions are high between Indiana and Cincinnati
This game has been a sellout since Sept. 3 and if the pre-game fireworks are any indications, it could be intense between Indiana and No. 8 Cincinnati.
With kickoff rapidly approaching, the Indiana and Cincinnati players were mixing it up with some pre-game skirmishing:
Cincinnati & Indiana players are both on the field a few hours before kickoff. #Bearcats came to midfield for their customary pregame circle, which created an odd mix of light trash talk & handshakes between the two sides.
Fickell & Allen were quick to diffuse any brief tension. pic.twitter.com/4vtNXhhsfl
— Justin Williams (@Williams_Justin) September 18, 2021
Indiana bounced back from a 34-6 vs. Iowa to rout Idaho 56-14. Cincinnati has routed Miami (Ohio) 49-14 and Murray State 42-7 in the first two weeks of the season.
Indiana leads the all-time series 9-3 and is on a five-game winning streak vs. Cincinnati. This is the first meeting between the programs since 2000.
Indiana-Cincinnati is slated for a noon EST kickoff and will be televised on ESPN.