Cincinnati, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Dominique Brown scored from two yards out
on the first possession of overtime and Louisville's defense came up with a
big defensive stop, as the 19th-ranked Cardinals edged the Cincinnati
Bearcats, 31-24, on Thursday at Nippert Stadium.
Cincinnati's Tony Miliano drilled a 26-yard field goal with seven seconds left
in regulation to cap a back-and-forth fourth quarter and send the game to an
The Cardinals started overtime with the ball and quickly moved to the
Cincinnati 5 following four straight runs from Brown before a defensive pass
interference call in the end zone on 3rd-and-goal gave Louisville a fresh set
Brown scored from two yards out on the next play, and Louisville's defense did
the rest, forcing three consecutive incompletions from Brendon Kay to keep the
Keg of Nails Trophy in the Cardinals' possession.
With the Louisville win, No. 15 Central Florida secured the AAC's automatic
BCS berth. However, the Cardinals can still claim a share of the conference
title if the Knights lose at SMU on Saturday.
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