No. 14 Louisville 34, Cincinnati 31 (OT): Terell Floyd intercepted a pass and John Wallace hit the game-winning field goal in overtime as the Cardinal remained unbeaten with a dramatic comeback victory over the visiting Bearcats.
DeVante Parker caught four passes for 120 yards and two fourth-quarter touchdowns while Teddy Bridgewater threw for a career-high 416 yards for Louisville (8-0, 3-0 Big East), which ended Cincinnati’s four-game winning streak in this series.
The Cardinal entered the fourth quarter trailing 24-17, but forced a tie on Bridgewater’s 30-yard TD strike to Parker with 11:10 left in regulation and pulled ahead with 1:56 remaining when Parker took a short pass and outran the Bearcats’ secondary for a 64-yard score.
Cincinnati (5-2, 1-1) needed just 53 seconds to tie the game at 31 and send it into the extra period but quarterback Munchie Legaux floated a pass to Floyd in the end zone – his third interception of the game – and Wallace ended it with a 30-yard kick.
George Winn rushed for 175 yards and Ralph Abernathy rushed for two touchdowns for the Bearcats.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Cincinnati had won five straight and nine of its last 10 games against ranked conference opponents. … This was the first overtime game in the 52-game history of the “Battle for the Keg of Nails”. … The Cardinal improved to 5-0 this season in games decided by seven points or less.