2006 Cincinnati Bearcats football team

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2006 Cincinnati Bearcats football
Cincinnati University Bearcats textlogo.svg
International Bowl Champions
Conference Big East
2006 record 8–5 (4–3 Big East)
Head coach Mark Dantonio
Brian Kelly (International Bowl)
Home stadium Nippert Stadium
(Capacity: 35,097)
Seasons
« 2005 2007 »
2006 Big East football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#6 Louisville $   6 1         12 1  
#10 West Virginia   5 2         11 2  
#12 Rutgers   5 2         11 2  
South Florida   4 3         9 4  
Cincinnati   4 3         8 5  
Pittsburgh   2 5         6 6  
Connecticut   1 6         4 8  
Syracuse   0 6         0 8  
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2006 Cincinnati Bearcats football team represented the University of Cincinnati in the 2006 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team, coached by Mark Dantonio, played its home games in Nippert Stadium, as it has since 1923. This was Dantonio's last season with the Bearcats as he became head coach of Michigan State.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 2 7:30 PM Eastern Kentucky* Nippert StadiumCincinnati, OH W 31–0   18,792
September 8 8:00 PM Pittsburgh Nippert Stadium • Cincinnati, OH (River City Rivalry) ESPN2 L 15–33   20,611
September 16 12:00 PM at #1 Ohio State* Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH ESPN+ L 7–37   105,037
September 23 12:00 PM at #11 Virginia Tech* Lane StadiumBlacksburg, VA ESPNU L 13–29   66,233
September 30 3:30 PM Miami (OH)* Nippert Stadium • Cincinnati, OH (Victory Bell) W 24–10   21,248
October 7 3:30 PM Akron* Nippert Stadium • Cincinnati, OH ESPN360 W 20–14   18,123
October 14 3:30 PM at #7 Louisville Papa John's Cardinal StadiumLouisville, KY (The Keg of Nails) ESPNU L 17–24   41,549
October 22 8:00 PM South Florida Nippert Stadium • Cincinnati, OH ESPN W 23–6   15,889
October 28 12:00 PM Syracusedagger Nippert Stadium • Cincinnati, OH ESPN+ W 17–3   20,146
November 11 12:00 PM at #10 West Virginia Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV ESPN2 L 24–42   57,174
November 18 7:45 PM #7 Rutgers Nippert Stadium • Cincinnati, OH ESPN W 30–11   27,804
November 25 12:00 PM at Connecticut Rentschler FieldEast Hartford, CT ESPN+ W 26–23   37,515
January 6 12:00 PM vs. Western Michigan* Rogers CentreToronto, ON (International Bowl) ESPN2 W 27–24   26,717
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

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