After being away from Nippert Stadium all of last season. Tommy Tuberville brings the Bearcats home in a newly renovated Nippet Stadium and wearing a new uniforms under a deal with Under Armour.
Tuberville enters his third season at the helm of the Bearcats as the No. 58 all-time major college football coaches victory list with 148 wins. Currently, Tuberville is tied with John Heisman and is one victory away from joining Frank Broyles in 57-th place.
The Bearcats are loaded on offense returning top passer Gunner Kiel along with three of their top rushers and seven of their top receivers from a 2014 team that recorded the second-best offensive output in program history with 5,982 yards of total offense.
The only question on offense will be if the Bearcats offensive line can protect Kiel and keep him healthy.
Defensively the Bearcats struggled last season but are coming off a strong preseason camp that saw several young players step forward and compete early in their careers.
This game will be a great tune-up for the Bearcats before they get into playing teams more capable of competing on the field.