What channel is the game on? Here's how to watch, stream Cincinnati vs. East Carolina

Chris Pugh
Cincinnati Enquirer

If the season ended today, the University of Cincinnati football team will have qualified for the College Football Playoffs. 

But the Bearcats will need to keep winning to help ensure they finish in the top four released on Dec. 5.

The team, currently ranked No. 4 in the College Football Playoffs, will look to continue its undefeated season by traveling to Greenville, N.C. to face East Carolina at 3:50 p.m. Friday for a nationally televised game on ABC.

East Carolina is 7-4 overall, with a 5-2 record in the AAC, while the Bearcats (11-0, 7-0) are No. 4 in both the AP and Coaches Polls 

Cincinnati defeated the SMU 48-14 last week, while East Carolina defeated Navy, 38-35.

How to watch UC football vs. East Carolina?

The Bearcats' 12th game of the season is 3:50 p.m. Friday and will be nationally televised on ABC. 

Here are the announcers: 

  • Jason Benetti (play by play)
  • Andre Ware (analyst)
  • Paul Carcaterra (sideline)

Here is the UC Bearcats radio broadcast information: 

  • WLW (700-AM)
  • Dan Hoard (play-by-play)
  • Jim Kelly Jr. (analyst)
  • Tony Pike (sideline) 
Cincinnati Bearcats quarterback Desmond Ridder (9) celebrates with Cincinnati Bearcats tight end Josh Whyle (81) and Cincinnati Bearcats running back Ryan Montgomery (22) after scoring a touchdown in the first half of the NCAA football game between the Cincinnati Bearcats and the Southern Methodist Mustangs on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, at Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati.

Is there a Cincinnati vs. East Carolina  livestream?

Yes. Cincinnati-East Carolina can be streamed in a variety of ways if your streaming provider offers ABC, like Hulu live.  The game will also be available on the ESPN+ app.

What's the spread of the Cincinnati-East Carolina game?

Favorite: Cincinnati by 14.5 points (odds by Tipico)

Over/Under: 57.5

Cincinnati Bearcats wide receiver Tyler Scott (21) scores a touchdown off a Cincinnati Bearcats quarterback Desmond Ridder (9) pass in the first half of the NCAA football game between the Cincinnati Bearcats and the Southern Methodist Mustangs on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, at Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati.

What happened the last time Cincinnati played East Carolina?

Last meeting: Cincinnati won 55-17 in 2020.

What's the weather going to be like in Greenville, N.C. for the Bearcats game?

Forecast: 50 percent chance of rain and a high of 53 degrees

Week 13 College Football Playoff rankings

  1. Georgia 11-0
  2. Ohio State 10-1
  3. Alabama 10-1
  4. Cincinnati 11-0
  5. Michigan 10-1
  6. Notre Dame 10-1
  7. Oklahoma State 10-1
  8. Baylor 9-2
  9. Ole Miss 9-2
  10. Oklahoma 10-1
  11. Oregon 9-2
  12. Michigan State 9-2
  13. BYU 9-2
  14. Wisconsin 8-3
  15. Texas A&M 8-3
  16. Iowa 9-2
  17. Pittsburgh 9-2
  18. Wake Forest 9-2
  19. Utah 8-3
  20. NC State 8-3
  21. San Diego State 10-1
  22. UTSA 11-0
  23. Clemson 8-3
  24. Houston 10-1
  25. Arkansas 7-4

The College Football Playoff schedule

Here are the dates to know for the College Football Playoff: 

  • Selection show: noon, Dec. 5 on ESPN
  • Cotton Bowl: 3:30 or 7:30 p.m., Dec. 31 on ESPN
  • Orange Bowl:  3:30 or 7:30 p.m., Dec. 31 on ESPN
  • College Football Playoff national championship game: 8 p.m., Jan. 10, 2022 on ESPN