The Cincinnati Bearcats survived a huge upset bid Saturday in wild fashion with a series of blunders on both sides in the final minute-and-a-half of play.
Cincinnati looked like it had held on defense with just over a minute remaining when the defense stopped Tulsa on 4th-and-goal at the Bearcats’ 2-yard line, doing so by a matter of inches. That left the Bearcats too close to the end zone to simply kneel out the clock, and on the ensuing quarterback sneak, Desmond Ritter fumbled the ball back to Tulsa.
That gave the Golden Hurricane another set of downs with goal to go, needing a touchdown and a two-point conversion to tie the game. It looked like they were poised to get it on third down, but Tulsa quarterback Davis Brin slid short of the end zone despite having a clear path in.