By CBSDFW.com Staff

CINCINNATI (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – Desmond Ridder threw three touchdown passes, ran for another score and even caught a TD pass to help No. 3 Cincinnati roll past SMU 48-14 on Saturday.

Alec Pierce had a pair of TD catches for the Bearcats (11-0, 7-0 American Athletic).

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They extended the nation’s second-longest home winning streak to 26 games and keep alive hopes of becoming the first non-Power 5 team to reach the College Football Playoff.

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SMU (8-3, 4-3) managed 199 yards of offense after averaging 498 through the first 10 games.

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CBSDFW.com Staff