Illinois-Cincinnati pregame notes

Here are a few items to get you ready for today's Illinois-Cincinnati clash (ABC, noon ET), courtesy of ESPN's Stats & Information group.

Tony Pike will get the start at quarterback for the Bearcats, who have received great play from both Pike and backup Zach Collaros this season.

Cincinnati by starting QB

The Illini might not face as strong of a downfield passing attack with Pike taking the snaps.

Pike vs. Collaros: Throws of 10+ Yards Downfield vs. FBS

Illinois has held its own against undefeated teams from Ohio during the Ron Zook era.

Ron Zook while at Illinois vs. undefeated teams