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Undefeated College Football Team Goes Down In Overtime

Lincoln Financial Field ahead of a Temple football game.

No. 20 Cincinnati football on the road at Temple was a popular upset pick. Cincy was one of the few remaining undefeated teams in the country, but had to travel to Philadelphia to face a red hot Owls squad.

The two sides played an ugly defensive slugfest, in which neither team broke 317 total yards of offense, despite the game going to overtime.

Down 17-10, Temple went 75 yards in seven plays to tie the game on a 20-yard touchdown pass from Anthony Russo to Branden Mack, with just 49-seconds remaining.

The Owls had the ball first in overtime, and after two incompletions, Russo hit Isaiah Wright for a 25-yard touchdown.

That is when things got really weird for Cincinnati football.

The Bearcats got an 11-yard Michael Warren II run to start things, but fumbled on the next play, and were pushed back 11 yards.

On the next play Dino Boyd was called for an unsportsmanlike conduct to make it 3rd and 36 from the Temple 40. Cincinnati needed a miracle, and couldn't get it; Shaun Bradley picked off Desmond Ridder to end the game.

With Cincinnati down, there are just seven undefeated teams remaining, including two in the AAC: UCF and USF. Temple lost to FCS Villanova and Buffalo to start the year, and have bounced back to push to a 5-3 record, with a 4-0 mark in the AAC.

Alabama, Clemson, NC State, Notre Dame, and Ohio State are also unbeaten.