Desmond Ridder, No. 7 Cincinnati beat No. 9 Notre Dame 24-13

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Desmond Ridder threw two landing passes and ran for rating late in the fourth quarter as No. 7 Cincinnati capitalized on its major possibility and defeat No. 9 Notre Dame 24-13 Saturday in a video game the Bearcats hope can be the centerpiece of College or university Football Playoff resume.

Cincinnati (4-) wished to use its initial Major 10, normal-time matchup as a statement activity, heading into its American Athletic Conference plan. No team from outdoors the Energy 5 conferences has ever arrived at the playoff. Hardly ever even arrived near.

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To break that barrier Bearcats virtually unquestionably needs to go undefeated and this journey to Notre Dame (4-1) stood as the hardest take a look at on the routine. Not to mention the major phase they’ll look on this time.

The Bearcats ended up not pretty dominant, but they have been a great deal very good more than enough in their very first excursion to South Bend considering the fact that 1900 to snap Notre Dame’s 26-activity property winning streak.

When instructed how loud the crowd can be at Notre Stadium this week, Ridder quipped that it wouldn’t be for extensive.

The senior sent, likely 19 for 32 for 297 yards. He hooked up with Alec Pierce 6 times for 144 yards, and was at his most effective soon after Notre Dame cut the direct to 17-13 with 8:20 remaining in the fourth quarter.

Ridder went 3 for 3, with a bullet down the center for 36 yards to Leonard Taylor, on the ensuing drive. He capped it off with a 6-yard TD operate about remaining finish that built it 24-13.

Cincinnati took advantage of a few turnovers by Notre Dame in the first 50 % to jump out to 17- direct. The miscues by the Irish ended up killers.

Jack Coan’s move was intercepted in the pink zone by Ahmad Gardner on sick-recommended toss less than pressure that finished Notre Dame first and most effective travel of the 50 percent.

The Irish experimented with freshman Tyler Buchner at quarterback for a coupe of series, hoping his mobility could spark the managing activity. But Buchner’s go was picked off by DeShawn Tempo though finding hit, and Rate established up Cincinnati in the red zone.

Ridder flipped a 1-garden pass to Taylor to make it 7- early in the 2nd quarter.

Chris Tyree fumbled the ensuing kickoff again to Cincinnati and the Bearcats turned that into a 23-lawn subject aim by Cole Smith.

Ridder and the Bearcats set collectively their ideal late in the 2nd quarter, likely 80 yards for a touchdown. Ridder was 3 for 4 on the generate, each completion for more than 20 yards, which include the 27-lawn touchdown to Tre Tucker that beat Irish All-America safety Kyle Hamilton.

The Bearcats had been up 17- with 40 seconds remaining in the first 50 % and for the third time Cincinnati admirers, decked in pink in the upper reaches of the south conclusion zone, ended up chanting “Let us Go Bearcats!”


Cincinnati: The protection locked up Notre Dame for most of the recreation, getting a shut-down activity from All-The usa cornerback Gardner and fantastic tension from Myjai Sanders and Darrian Beavers.

Notre Dame: Drew Pyne, who took in excess of final week in the next half from Wisconsin when Jack Coan went out with an ankle personal injury, arrived off the bench in the 3rd quarter once more for the Irish — this time just to give a spark.

Pyne was Alright, exhibiting some Ian Book-ish mobility and obtaining rid of the ball a minor additional rapidly than Coan. The sophomore was 9 for 22 for 143 yards and his 32-lawn landing go to Braden Lenzy with 8:28 left in the fourth quarter slash the direct to 17-13. Jonathan Doerer missed the position just after.

UP Upcoming

Cincinnati: Host Temple on Friday.

Notre Dame: At Virginia Tech on Saturday.