Tuberville, who is starting his first season as the Bearcats head coach, is excited by the response fans have shown by making the game a sellout.
"Our fans area a vital part of all our athletic teams," said Tuberville. "We need them to help us every step of the way. When recruits come to our stadium, we want them to see a sea of white. When television cameras scan the crowd, we want people all across the country to see our fans - unified in white."
While the game is listed as a sellout, Cincinnati athletic officials expect Nippert Stadium to see an all-time record crowd for the start of the Tuberville era.