TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Ben Mauk threw three touchdown passes Saturday afternoon to lead the Cincinnati Bearcats to a 38-33 victory over 21st-ranked South Florida.
Mauk also ran for 75 yards on seven carries. Antwuan Giddens caught two passes for 72 yards and a touchdown and recovered a blocked punt in the end zone for another TD for the Bearcats (7-2, 2-2 Big East).
Mike Mickens returned an interception 79 yards for a touchdown in the win.
Matt Grothe was 31-of-54 passing with one touchdown for South Florida, but also threw four interceptions. Grothe also had 22 rushes for 75 yards and a TD.
The Bulls (6-3, 1-3) suffered eight turnovers to Cincinnati's two in their third straight loss. The Bulls were ranked No. 2 in the nation just three weeks ago, but since then they have lost to Rutgers, Connecticut and Cincinnati.