The Bearcats host the Northwestern State Demons from the Bowl Championship Subdivision (formerly NCAA Div 1-AA).
The 2-0 Demons are 2-0 on the season beating two teams from their own subdivision.
Northwestern State, coached by Jay Thomas, defeated Missouri State 23-17 and Southern 55-14.
Cincinnati is 1-1 with a home victory over Purdue 42-7. The Bearcats lost on the road to Illinois 45-17
UC started an Brendon Kay at quarterback after Munchie Legaux injured his left knee at Illinois.
Kay found Chris Moore with a 10-yard pass with 7:34 left in the first quarter.
After Zach Edwards of Middletown made his first career interception, Cincinnati scored on a four-yard run by Hosey Williams with 2:02 left in the quarter.
The first quarter ended with the Bearcats leading 14-7.
UC has 153 yards of offense to Northwestern State's 25 yards.