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C-USA: Bearcats lose to Buckeyes late

©Associated Press
September 22, 2002

CINCINNATI -- So close to pulling off an upset that would have rocked the Buckeye state and the national rankings, Cincinnati coach Rick Minter found little to feel good about.

"There's no solace in playing them close," he said. "We had a chance to win the ballgame, and we didn't take it."

Cincinnati receivers dropped two would-be touchdowns in the final minute and quarterback Craig Krenzel ran for a late touchdown as Ohio State slipped past the Bearcats 23-19 Saturday.

Krenzel scored on a twisting scramble with 3:44 left to give Ohio State the lead after it trailed for much of the game.

"That was excellent effort," Ohio State coach Jim Tressel said. "The best part about that play is he didn't try to force it to someone who wasn't open. The thing we couldn't have at that moment was a turnover."

Guidugli led a drive from his 20 to the Buckeyes' 15 with 1:01 left. On first down his pass to Jon Olinger was dropped as half of the Paul Brown Stadium-record crowd of 66,319 groaned. On third down Guidugli's throw into the left corner slipped through the hands of a diving George Murray.

Ohio State was without injured freshman tailback Maurice Clarett. Lydell Ross of Gaither High had a career-best 130 yards rushing.

LOUISVILLE 45, ARMY 14: Dave Ragone threw for 240 yards and a touchdown for the visiting Cardinals in the C-USA opener for both.

The Cardinals took control in the second quarter as their special teams scored 14 in 1:30. Damien Dorsey scored two minutes in on an 81-yard punt return. Four plays later Brandon Johnson blocked a Chris Castelli punt at the Army 18. Joshua Tinch fell on it in the end zone for a 24-0 lead.

TCU 16, NORTH TEXAS 10: Freshman Tye Gunn threw his first career touchdown to lead the host Horned Frogs. Gunn replaced starter Sean Stilley early in the second half when Stilley separated his right shoulder.

LA.-LAFAYETTE 34, UAB 0: Jon Van Cleave threw for 242 yards, including a 62-yard touchdown to Fred Stamps, for the host Cajuns. Louisiana-Lafayette had 365 total yards and held the Blazers to 236.

MEMPHIS 38, TULANE 10: DeAngelo Williams ran for 166 yards, including an 86-yard touchdown, for the host Tigers. Memphis held the Green Wave to 106 yards on the ground and 296 total.

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