No. 7 Cincinnati will face Murray State in a college football game at Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio on Saturday, September 11, 2021 (11/9/21).
Fans can play the game exclusively with a subscription to ESPN +.
Here’s what you need to know:
What: college football
Who: Murray State vs. Cincinnati
When: Saturday, September 11th, 2021
Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
Where: Nippert Stadium
TV: N / A
Live broadcast: ESPN +
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Desmond Ridder was 20 of 25 for 295 yards and four touchdowns and No. 8 Cincinnati beat Miami of Ohio with 49-14 on Saturday in the opener for both teams.
The Bearcats joined the streak, which began in 1888, at 59-59-7.
Ridder tossed an 81-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Scott on Scrimmage’s second play. It was the longest TD litter of his career.
“I saw them go into two highs like in the movie,” said Ridder. “There was a smile on my face when they did. I just threw the ball up so Todd could get it. I could see a lot better. I think a lot of people saw things a lot better. “
Ridder also ran six times for 31 yards, including a 25-yard touchdown carry. The fifth grader had an interception.
“Desmond was really even,” said Cincinnati coach Luke Fickell. “He was ready. Not only has he improved as a player, but also as a leader. “
Jerome Ford added 121 yards of rushing yards on 12 carries and scored a 21-yard run in the second quarter.
“You were very well prepared,” said Miami’s trainer Chuck Martin of Cincinnati. “You executed on both sides of the ball.”
Backup quarterback AJ Mayer started for the Redhawks. Mayer played instead of Brett Gabbert, who injured a knee the previous season. Gabbert only returned with a thumb injury that prevented his participation.
“If you are less talented and you don’t perform, you see 35-0 at halftime,” said Martin.
Miami scored 3:20 in the game on a 19-yard run by Kenny Tracy in their 11th possession. Before breaking the shutout, the Redhawks had 10 possessions, six of which ended in punts. Four possession of the ball ended in downs, two of them in the Cincinnati 20. Miami’s head coach Chuck Martin missed field goal opportunities.
John Saunders took the pass from Cincinnati backup quarterback Evan Prater and returned it 32 yards for a touchdown.
Mayer was 9 of 29 tries for 109 yards. Keyon Mozee stormed for 80 yards 15 times for the Redhawks.
Cincinnati scored five touchdowns in the first half. Miami, with six possessions, got no closer than the Cincinnati 32.
(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)