Cincinnati ties it up at 38

PITTSBURGH -- What an amazing game, and totally what you'd expect for a championship duel.

Cincinnati refuses to go down, despite trailing nearly the entire way. The Bearcats were down 31-10 in the first half and 38-24 in the fourth quarter but just scored a second straight touchdown. Zach Collaros finally came in, just for the goal line series, and handed off to Isaiah Pead for the touchdown. The Bearcats, who missed an extra point on the previous touchdown, got the two-point conversion to tie it.

Pitt has only one touchdown since halftime as the offense has bogged down. If the Panthers can't hold on, this will end up as one of the more painful losses in school history. It will be the difference between the Sugar Bowl and maybe the Papajohns.com Bowl.