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Bearcats add Army West Point game to September football schedule

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Posted at 7:59 PM, Aug 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-26 20:00:11-04

CINCINNATI — The UC Bearcats have agreed to play a 2020 home football game against the Army West Point Black Knights, Director of Athletics John Cunningham announced Wednesday.

The Bearcats and Black Knights will face off Saturday, Sept. 26 at Nippert Stadium. Game time and TV schedules will be announced soon.

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The teams last met in 2004, with the all-time series tied 3-3 dating back to 1963. UC will play a return game at Michie Stadium in 2031.

UC returns 16 of 22 starters on the offensive and defensive side of the ball, 55 letterwinners and 13 of the team's top 15 tacklers from the 2019 team which won 11 games, the AAC East Division title and the Birmingham Bowl. The Bearcats ended the season ranked No. 21 in all three major polls, won 11 games for only the fourth time in the program's 132 seasons and had back-to-back 11-win seasons for only the second time in school history.

The Bearcats are scheduled to start their 2020 on Saturday, Sept. 19 against Austin Peay at home.