2021 Cincinnati football schedule: Times, dates and results for the Bearcats

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The Cincinnati Bearcats have high expectations for the 2021 season. Coach Luke Fickell's squad, led by veteran quarterback Desmond Ridder, have aspirations of making the College Football Playoff.

Coming off a 2020 season where UC went 9-1 and lost 27-24 to Georgia in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, the Bearcats have increased the difficulty in their non-conference schedule with trips to Indiana and Notre Dame on the docket.

The Bearcats will host American Athletic Conference opponents Temple, UCF, Tulsa and SMU, and will travel to AAC foes Navy, Tulane, USF and East Carolina.

The AAC championship game will be held on Dec. 4 and air on ABC.

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2021 Cincinnati Bearcats football schedule

Sept. 4: Cincinnati 49, Miami University 14

Sept. 11: Cincinnati 42, Murray State 7

Sept. 18: Cincinnati 38, Indiana 24

Oct. 2: Cincinnati 24, Notre Dame 13

Oct. 8: Cincinnati 52, Temple 3

Oct. 16: Cincinnati 56, UCF 21

Oct. 23: Cincinnati 27, Navy 20

Oct. 30: Cincinnati 31, Tulane 12

Nov. 6: Cincinnati 28, Tulsa 20

Nov. 12: Cincinnati 45, USF 28

Nov. 20: Cincinnati 48, SMU 14

Nov. 26: Cincinnati 35, East Carolina 13

Dec 4: AAC Championship: Cincinnati 35, Houston 20

Dec. 31: Goodyear Cotton Bowl: vs. Alabama, 3:30 p.m., ESPN

This article originally appeared on Cincinnati Enquirer: Cincinnati Bearcats football schedule 2021: When does UC play?