Both quarterbacks had a good game—Dane Evans and Cincinnati’s Gunner Kiel passed for over 350 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Additionally, Ramadi Warren and Mike Boone both combined for almost 280 yards rushing.
The scoring began as Dane Evans passed to Connor Floyd for 18 yards and a 7–0 Tulsa lead. Cincinnati fired back with running back Mike Boone. Cincinnati broke the tie with the final score of the first quarter, a Max Morrison touchdown reception to make it 14–7 Bearcats.
Ramadi Warren got his first touchdown of the game nearly midway through the second quarter, with a 65 yard touchdown run on fourth down to tie the game. Mike Boone took matters into his own hands, taking a direct snap in for a touchdown and a 21–14 Cincinnati lead.
Warren showed off his fourth down magic once again, taking a fourth down run 39 yards for a touchdown. After Redford Jones kicked the only field goal of the game, Kiel found Chris Moore for 43 yards and a touchdown. Cincinnati began to pull away near the end of the third, with Tion Green’s 5-yard touchdown run.
Cincinnati made it a 42–24 lead with a 20-yard run by Hosey Williams, the third back to score for the Bearcats and their third straight touchdown. Backs D’Angelo Brewer and Boone traded touchdown runs, and Evans found Keyarris Garrett for a 46-yard touchdown run, for the final score.
Tulsa is still searching for its bowl eligibility. Tulsa hopes to gain this status by hosting Navy and visiting Tulane in the season’s final two weeks. This was Cincinnati’s the last home game of the season—they finish at South Florida and East Carolina.