CINCINNATI -- Here are a few final notes before West Virginia and Cincinnati kick off at Paul Brown Stadium.
Cincinnati is wearing all red uniforms for the first time since the 1993 season. I like the look with the black helmets. Very sharp. West Virginia is going with all white.
Here is how Isaiah Pead has done in two previous games at Paul Brown Stadium: He had 153 yards on 20 carries against Louisville earlier this year; and 169 yards on 21 carries against Oklahoma in 2010.
Cincinnati quarterback Zach Collaros needs 34 completions to become the second quarterback in school history to accumulate 5,000 yards passing, 500 completions and 50 touchdowns.
West Virginia has not finished lower than second place in the Big East since 2002. The Mountaineers have gone 5-2 or better in league play during that timeframe.
The only time the Mountaineers have lost to the Bearcats in Cincinnati was 2009.
Quarterback Geno Smith has thrown a touchdown pass in 12 straight games.