BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Ben Mauk passed for four touchdowns Saturday to lead 23rd-ranked Cincinnati to a 31-21 victory over Southern Miss in the Papajohns.com Bowl.
Mauk completed 30 of 52 passes for 334 yards while Cincinnati completed its first 10-win season in more than 50 years.
DeAngelo Smith intercepted Southern Miss quarterback Jeremy Young three times as Cincinnati (10-3) won for the fourth time in its last five games.
Dominick Goodman caught seven passes, two for touchdowns, Connor Barwin and Antwuan Giddens each had seven reception'
Mauk also was intercepted three times, but rushed for 41 yards.
Young completed 18 of 32 passes for 122 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 55 yards and a TD.
Southern Miss' Damion Fletcher carried 29 times for 155 yards for the Golden Eagles (7-6).