As we highlighted right here on SB Nation in our pre-game preview, most of the talk surrounding Saturday's Big East battle is centered on the suspension of Syracuse starting safety Phillip Thomas, who was suspended last week for one year following a violation of athletic department policy.
Syracuse is still gunning for bowl eligibility despite its recent collapse, evidenced by a three-game losing streak including last week's 37-17 loss to the South Florida Bulls. Cincy is also licking its wounds following consecutive losses, having been whipped by the Rutgers Scarlet Knights last week by a score of 20-3.
Game date, time: Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, at 12 p.m. ET
Location: Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York
TV channel: ESPN2/Big East Network
Spread: Syracuse is giving two points (-2)
Series history: Cincinnati leads the all-time series, 6-5
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