By: Associated Press
CINCINNATI — Desmond Ridder threw for 259 yards and three touchdowns and No. 5 Cincinnati routed Temple 52-3 on Friday night for its 23rd straight home victory.
Jerome Ford ran for a career-high 149 yards and two scores to help the Bearcats (5-0, 1-0 American) avoid a letdown after their big victory at Notre Dame last week. The home streak is the second-longest in the country, behind Clemson at 31.
Temple (3-3, 1-1) has played Cincinnati tough in recent years with the previous three meetings decided by a combined 20 points, including a 15-13 victory by the Bearcats in the last meeting in 2019. Temple’s D’wan Mathis was held to 120 yards passing with an interception. He was sacked five times.
Reposted with permission from WCPO 9 Cincinnati.