Bearcats scuffling against Indiana State

This is not what you want to see in the way of a bounce-back performance for Cincinnati.

The Bearcats lead lowly Indiana State just 12-7 late in the first half. And I do mean lowly. This is a team that's won three games in five years.

But Cincinnati has lost two fumbles and still hasn't shaken whatever is plaguing it so far this season. There's still time to make this look respectable in the second half.

Darrin Williams started at running back in place of Isaiah Pead, who is sitting out with swelling in his knee. Butch Jones made one change on the much-maligned offensive line, starting Randy Martinez at left guard over Evan Davis.