Bearcats embrace opportunity to play No. 1 Ohio St.

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Updated: September 13, 2006, 5:20 PM ET
By Joe Starkey | Special to ESPN.com
Cincinnati coach Mark Dantonio wants his players to savor the experience of playing the No. 1 team in the country, even if the Bearcats are a 30-point underdog.

Cincinnati (1-1 overall, 0-1 Big East) visits Ohio State (2-0) on Saturday (ESPN GamePlan, noon ET).

"It's something you'll be able to talk about the rest of your life as a player," said Dantonio, who was Ohio State's defensive coordinator from 2001-03. "In 25 or 26 years of coaching, I think I've played the No. 1 team in the country twice."


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