Cincinnati off to strong start

Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett

Cincinnati is doing its best to repel any thoughts of a Fresno State upset.

The Bulldogs' shaky defense can't contain the nation's highest-scoring team, which has scored touchdowns on its first two drives, both Tony Pike passes. Pike is on pace to surpass 400 yards if this continues.

In an interesting note, Marcus Barnett started at defensive back for the Bearcats. Barnett had been moved to cornerback in the spring but was back at wideout in fall camp. He hasn't gotten a lot of touches on offense thus far this season.