Louisville beat Cincinnati 31-24 in overtime


CINCINNATI — Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater made the touchdown passes to force overtime and Dominique Brown’s run then gave the Cardinals a 31-24 win over Cincinnati in college football on Thursday.

The result clinched the American Athletic Conference title for Central Florida, which had a one-game lead over Cincinnati heading into the final weekend of the season.

For the second year in a row, the Ohio River rivals went to overtime, this time on a wet night when Cincinnati’s Tony Miliano kicked a 26-yard field goal with 7 seconds left to tie the game.

An interference penalty in the end zone set up Brown’s 2-yard run to open overtime, and Cincinnati’s last chance vanished when quarterback Brendon Kay’s fourth-down pass went incomplete.