Live updates: Notre Dame loses to Cincinnati, likely any playoff shot

Scott Horner
ND Insider

6 p.m. — Cincinnati beats Notre Dame 24-13 

No. 7 Notre Dame (4-1) loses its 26-game home winning streak and — likely — any chance of making the College Football Playoff. 

Drew Pyne, ND's third quarterback of the day, played the full second half. He went 9-of-22 for 143 yards and 1 touchdown. He also led the Irish's other scoring drive. Michael Mayer had 8 catches for 93 yards but ended the game with a balky leg. 

Desmond Ridder passed for 297 yards and 2 touchdowns for the No. 8 Bearcats (4-0). He also rushed for a TD. 

Notre Dame never fully overcame its 3 first-half turnovers that led to 10 points. Cincinnati led 17-0 at halftime. 

5:45 p.m. — Cincinnati extends lead on Notre Dame 

Desmond Ridder completes the drive with a 6-yard run with 5:08 to go. Ridder has 297 passing yards. Cincinnati 24, Notre Dame 13 

5:35 p.m. — Notre Dame closes in on Cincinnati 

Drew Pine hits Braden Lenzy from 32 yards with 8:20 to go. However, the PAT is wide left. Drive: 8 plays, 80 yards, 3:08. Pine is 7-of-15 for 121 yards since coming on after halftime. Cincinnati 17, Notre Dame 13 

5:25 p.m. — Cincinnati misses another field goal 

Cole Smith is wide left from 37 yards with 11:28 remaining. 

5:05 p.m. — Notre Dame scores vs. Cincinnati 

Kyren Williams runs to the left side from 3 yards with 1:19 left in the third quarter. Cincinnati 17, Notre Dame 7

5 p.m. — Notre Dame's defense produces a turnover 

The Irish are at Cincinnati's 38 after the Bearcats had driven to ND's 24. 

4:50 p.m. — Notre Dame fails on downs 

Payne led the Irish into Bearcats territory, but they fail on downs. Pyne is 2-of-5 for 32 yards.

4:41 p.m. — Drew Pyne is in as Notre Dame quarterback 

Jack Coan and Tyler Buchner didn't generate an Irish score in the first half. Pyne helped the Irish in last week's win over Wisconsin, going 6-of-8 for 81 yards with a touchdown. 

4:40 p.m. — Notre Dame avoids a deeper hole 

Cincinnati's Cole Smith misses wide left from 30 yards with 11:58 left in the third quarter. Desmond Ridder hit Alec Pierce for 45 yards on the drive.

4:15 p.m. — Cincinnati leads Notre Dame 17-0 at halftime 

The Bearcats are making life difficult for Notre Dame quarterbacks. Jack Coan and Tyler Buchner have combined for 14-of-24 for 114 yards and 2 interceptions. Including sacks, the Irish have rushed for 30 yards. 

Desmond Ridder 10-of-21 for 123 yards and 2 touchdowns. He's also Cincinnati's leading rusher.

Notre Dame has committed 3 turnovers, Cincinnati 0.

4:10 p.m. — Cincinnati strikes for another touchdown 

Desmond Ridder hits Tre Tucker from 27 yards with 40 seconds left in the first half. The Bearcats drive 80 yards in 1:08.  Cincinnati 17, Notre Dame 0 

3:40 p.m. — Notre Dame holds Cincinnati to a field goal 

Cole Smith hits from 23 yards with 10:32 left in the first half. Cincinnati 10, Notre Dame 0

3:35 p.m. — Notre Dame muffs kickoff, Cincinnati recovers 

The Bearcats start again from the Notre Dame 17 after Chris Tyree fails to cleanly field the ensuing kickoff. That's 3 Irish turnovers in 18 minutes of game action. 

3:35 p.m. — Cincinnati leads Notre Dame 7-0 

Desmond Ridder hits Leonard Taylor from 1 yard with 12:09 left in the second quarter. Cincinnati 7, Notre Dame 0 

3:30 p.m. — Notre Dame throws another interception 

Tyler Buchner is hit while he throws and Deshawn Pace nabs the interception. He returns it to the Notre Dame 8 with 13:21 left in the second quarter. 

3:15 p.m. — Notre Dame has a new quarterback 

Tyler Buchner comes in in the closing 2 minutes of the first quarter. Jack Coan was 8-of-11 for 59 yards and 1 interception. Notre Dame and Cincinnati are tied at 0. 

2:55 p.m. — Notre Dame commits a turnover 

Sauce Gardner intercepts Jack Coan at the goal line and Cincinnati will take over at its 5. Notre Dame converted a 4th-and-10 when Jack Coan hit Michael Mayer for 20 yards to the Cincy 16. Mayer had 4 catches on the opening drive. 

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