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                === No. 16 Louisville edges Cincinnati in OT ===
 
 Louisville,  KY (Sports Network) - A timeout call to ice Cardinals kicker John
 Wallace  backfired,  and  16th-ranked  Louisville beat  Cincinnati,  34-31  in
 overtime, Friday night.
 
 The  rainy  conditions played a big  factor in the outcome. Cincinnati got the
 ball  to  start overtime, but  on 3rd-and-9, Terell  Floyd stepped in front of
 tight end Travis Kelce to make an interception of a Munchie Legaux pass in the
 left side of the end zone.
 
 "The  quarterback was locked  on the receiver and I knew he was going to throw
 the ball. I just went under the receiver and got the pick," Floyd said.
 
 The  Cardinals  ran the ball  five straight times  until Wallace came onto the
 field  for his 30-yard field goal attempt. The snap from center went high over
 the  holder's head,  but  Cincinnati  coach Butch  Jones  had  signaled for  a
 timeout.
 
 "When  you see  that play when the  ball was snapped over Will Stein's head, I
 thought  'oh  God.' They had blown  the whistle and long snapper Grant Donovan
 said he heard a whistle, so he just shot the ball backwards," Louisville coach
 Charlie Strong said.
 
 Wallace  then  knocked in  the winning  kick to give  Louisville (8-0, 3-0 Big
 East) the win in the 52nd Battle For The Keg Of Nails.
 
 Louisville's  Teddy Bridgewater  completed 24-of-41 passes for 416 yards and a
 pair of fourth-quarter TDs, both to DeVante Parker.
 
 Legaux  ended 13-of-28 for 157 yards with a TD and three interceptions. George
 Winn  rushed 26 times  for 125 yards for the Bearcats (5-2, 1-1), who had tied
 the  game with 63 seconds remaining in the last quarter thanks to Legaux's 26-
 yard scoring strike to Damon Julian.
 
 "We're hurt right now and we have some things to think about. All we can do is
 get  back to on the field and perfect our craft," Cincinnati linebacker Maalik
 Bomar said.
 
 Louisville  trailed 24-14 in the third quarter, but Bridgewater led a 14-play,
 66-yard drive that resulted in a 26-yard field goal from Wallace.
 
 Bridgewater  connected with Damian Copeland for a 51-yard gain into Cincinnati
 territory  early  in the fourth  quarter. Parker  then capped the 93-yard trek
 with  a  30-yard TD  to tie the  game. The  original call on  the field was an
 incomplete  pass,  as Parker  bobbled the  ball in  the back  of the end zone.
 Replays,  though, showed Parker regained possession and got his left foot down
 before going out of bounds with 11:10 remaining.
 
 After  a trade  of punts, the Bearcats  moved into prime position to go ahead.
 Kelce  dropped  a third down  pass that  would have moved  the ball in the red
 zone. Tony Miliano then pushed a 46-yard field goal try wide left.
 
 Parker  put the Cardinals  up 31-24 by taking a sideline pass and cutting back
 to the middle for a 64-yard touchdown with 1:56 left.
 
 Legaux's  TD pass  to Julian  on the  left  side of  the end  zone forced  the
 overtime.
 
 The  Bearcats  led 10-7 after  one quarter, as  Miliano kicked a 47-yard field
 goal and Ralph David Abernathy IV scored on a 14-yard run. Louisville got a 1-
 yard scoring rush from Jeremy Wright.
 
 Legaux scored on a 4-yard run in the second, but Senorise Perry countered with
 an  8-yard  surge  to  the  end  zone to  leave  Louisville  behind  17-14  at
 intermission.
 
 Abernathy had a 4-yard scoring run early in the third.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 The  Bearcats  had won  the last  four meetings. UC  leads the all-time series
 29-22-1  ...  The Cardinals are  3-0 in  the Big East  for the just the second
 time  in school history  and the first since 2006 when they opened league play
 at 3-0 before falling to Rutgers ... Louisville had 524 yards of offense.
 
 
 
 10/27 01:56:09 ET