Desmond Ridder, No. 8 Cincinnati beat Miami of Ohio 49-14
CINCINNATI (AP) — Desmond Ridder was 20 of 25 for 295 yards and four touchdowns and No. 8 Cincinnati beat Miami of Ohio 49-14 on Saturday in front of a sold-out crowd at Nippert Stadium.
It was the season opener for both teams.
The Bearcats tied the series that began in 1888 at 59-59-7.
Ridder threw an 81-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Scott on the second play from scrimmage. It was the longest TD toss of his career.
Ridder also ran six times for 31 yards, including a 25-yard touchdown carry.
The fifth-year senior had one interception. Jerome Ford added 121 yards rushing yards on 12 carries, scoring on a 21-yard run in the second quarter.
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