By Steve Reed
The Associated Press
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Brendon Kay threw for 332 yards and a Belk Bowl-record four TDs, and Cincinnati capitalized on Duke’s inept play in the closing minutes to beat the Blue Devils 48-34 on Thursday night.
With the game tied at 34 and the Blue Devils positioning themselves for a winning field goal, running back Josh Snead fumbled at the Cincinnati 5-yard line with 1:20 left and Bearcats defensive lineman John Williams recovered.
Kay then connected with tight end Travis Kelce on an 83-yard touchdown strike down the middle with 44 seconds left.
Cincinnati (10-3) sealed it on the next series with a 55-yard interception return for a score by Nick Temple.
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