Desmond Ridder threw the go-ahead landing go early contained in the fourth quarter, then scored on a 7-yard TD run to assist No. 8 Cincinnati seal a come-from-behind 38-24 victory (*8*) at Indiana.

Jerome Ford ran for two scores and Tre Tucker scored on a 99-yard kickoff return because of the Bearcats (3-0) gained their first freeway recreation of the season. They’ve gained 12 of 13 for the reason that begin of 2020.

THE TAKEAWAY(*8*)

Cincinnati: Coach Luke Fickell was anxious about this season’s first freeway journey — and with good set off. The Bearcats had 5 false begins and two turnovers inside the primary half. But Cincinnati righted itself then scratched out a essential victory for of their playoff quest.

Indiana: McFadden’s ejection modified every half for a security that was dominant. Add the Hoosiers’ early lack of capability to appreciate contained in the pink zone, three turnovers and it was the proper concoction for a loss.

POLL IMPLICATIONS(*8*)

Cincinnati: The voters might dock the Bearcats for missing type parts, which may set off them to slip significantly — however not too far.

Indiana: The Hoosiers wanted a win to return to the rankings. Their subsequent chance might may be discovered two weeks.

STAT PACK(*8*)

Cincinnati: Ridder was 20 of 36 with 210 yards, one landing and one interception. He furthermore ran 10 occasions for 45yards and misplaced a fumble. … Pierce had 5 receptions for 86 yards. … Linebacker Darrian Beavers left briefly inside the primary half however pressured and recovered a fumble to cease one Indiana scoring menace and sacked Michael Penix Jr. to start out (*8*) second-to-last possession.

Indiana: Penix was 17 of 40 with 224 yards, two TD passes and three interceptions. He’s been picked off thrice in every of the Hoosiers losses. … Stephen Carr rushed 21 occasions for 52 yards and scored on 5-yard TD reception. … Matthews had 5 receptions for 120 yards, the second 100-yard recreation of his faculty occupation. … Peyton Hendershot caught six passes for 60 yards and one TD.

UP NEXT(*8*)

Cincinnati: The Bearcats have a bye week prior to visiting No. 12 Notre Dame on Oct. 2.

Indiana: Visits Western Kentucky subsequent (*8*).