WHAT'S AT STAKE In the first game on the SMU campus with both teams in the Top 25, the Mustangs will try to improve to 6-0 for the second year in a row. They haven't been 6-0 in consecutive seasons since 1981-82. Cincinnati plays its first road game this season, after a two-week break because of a COVID-19 postponement last week.
We're not getting ahead of ourselves here -- even in a season when most conferences have started on their own time and are playing their own conference-specific schedules, a G5 team's best effort might not make the committee bat an eye, but it's fun to root for chaos. SMU will be Cincinnati's biggest test since its 24-10 win over Army on Sept.