Bearcats Rally to Beat Hawaii

Dec. 7, 2008

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HONOLULU (AP) -- Marty Gilyard caught a 69-yard touchdown pass with 4:42 to play and Cincinnati's defense stepped up as the 13th-ranked Bearcats rallied for 19 straight points in the final quarter to beat Hawaii 29-24 on Saturday night.

Gilyard finished with seven catches for 136 yards for the BCS-bound Bearcats (11-2), who won their sixth straight game and a school-record 11th game of the season.

Down by two touchdowns with less than 13 minutes left, Cincinnati scored nearly at will against the deflated Warriors (7-6) and took a 29-24 lead on Dustin Grutza's scoring pass to to Gilyard.