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James Wiggins' overtime pick-six lifts UC over SMU

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Posted at 4:43 AM, Oct 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-28 04:44:08-04

DALLAS — James Wiggins returned an interception 86 yards for a touchdown in overtime, giving Cincinnati a 26-20 win over Southern Methodist on Saturday afternoon.

SMU’s Ben Hicks threw over the middle early in overtime and Wiggins stepped in front of the intended receiver

Down 20-17, Cincinnati forced the overtime when Cole Smith booted a 41-yard field goal as regulation expired.

Desmond Ridder recovered from a bad performance in a loss against Temple last week, passing for 352 yards and two touchdowns for the Bearcats (7-1, 3-1 American Athletic Association). Khalil Lewis caught both scores and had 174 yards receiving.

Ridder capped the first drive of the game with a 32-yard touchdown pass to Lewis, who had to fully extend himself in stride to make the catch.

The Bearcats went on to lead 17-14 at halftime, but fell behind 20-17 in the fourth quarter on a pair of Kevin Robledo field goals.

Hicks finished with 328 yards passing and a pair of touchdowns for the Mustangs (3-5, 2-2).