CINCINNATI (AP) Desmond Ridder led Cincinnati on a 92-yard fourth-quarter drive to take the lead then the defense stopped Ohio at the Bearcats 1-yard line with 52 seconds left on James Wiggins' interception for a 34-30 win on Saturday.
Michael Warren's 3-yard run brought the Bearcats all the way back from a three-touchdown deficit for Cincinnati's fourth straight win to start the season. Cincinnati has already matched its win totals of the last two seasons.
"We saw the resiliency of this team," Bearcats coach Luke Fickell said. "I most proud of the way they kept their chin up, especially the way it happened. We wouldn't have had a chance last year."