The Cincinnati Bearcats begin their reign as defending Big East champs tomorrow night in California when they take on the Fresno St. Bulldogs.
Fresno St. gave Cincinnati fits a season ago before falling 28-20 to the Bearcats at Nippert Stadium. This time Cincinnati has to travel to Fresno to take on a Bulldogs team who lost one of the best players in the country last season to the NFL Draft.
Life without Ryan Mathews begins for head coach Pat Hill, but his Bulldogs bring back a solid squad.
In the first game under new head coach Butch Jones, Cincinnati will have its hands full on the road as Fresno St. enters a 2 1/2 point favorite.
Here are five things that Cincinnati will need to do to be successful in Fresno.