Junior running back Michael Warren II scored one touchdown on the ground and caught one of sophomore quarterback Desmond Ridder’s two scoring passes as the University of Cincinnati Bearcats beat the UCLA Bruins 24-14 on Thursday in the teams’ season opener in Cincinnati.
Ridder also connected with graduate-transfer tight end Josiah Deguara for a touchdown, senior kicker Sam Crosa added a 44-yard field goal and sophomore safety Ja’von Hicks came up with a fumble recovery and an interception for the Bearcats.
Warren finished with 92 yards on 26 carries while Ridder was going 18 for 26 for 242 yards.
UCLA sophomore quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson was 8 for 26 for 156 yards and touchdowns of 75 yards to junior wide receiver Demetric Felton and 7 yards to sophomore wide receiver Chase Cota. Thompson-Robinson also lost his grip on the football twice and threw two interceptions, personally accounting for all four UCLA turnovers.
Cincinnati knocked off UCLA in the opener for the second straight season. The Bearcats beat the Bruins 26-17 at the Rose Bowl last season.
Arizona State 30, Kent State 7: Jayden Daniels threw for 284 yards and two touchdowns as the Sun Devils thumped the Golden Flash in Tempe, Arizona.
Eno Benjamin added 102 yards on 22 carries for Arizona State, while Brandon Aiyuk had 140 yards receiving and one score.
(14) Utah at BYU: The game was not completed by press time due to a weather delay
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