Turnovers help lift UCF over Cincinnati 24-3

Central Florida running back Dontravious Wilson (7) makes an athletic leap over Cincinatti safety Carter Jacobs (20) during an NCAA college football game at Bright House Networks Stadium in Orlando, Fla., Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016. (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel via AP)
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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) McKenzie Milton threw a touchdown pass and UCF cashed in on turnovers to beat Cincinnati 24-3 on Saturday to become bowl eligible for the fourth time in five years.

Justin McDonald returned a punt blocked by Tre Neal 23 yards for a score in the third quarter and Seyvon Lowry's interception of a Hayden Moore pass led to a 25-yard TD run by Jawon Hamilton in the fourth quarter.

Milton was 22 of 34 for 150 yards passing for UCF (4-6, 1-5 American Athletic) and hit Dredrick Snelson on a 1-yard TD pass in the first quarter. Matthew Wright kicked a 22-yard field goal. Hamilton gained 81 yards on 17 carries.

The Bearcats (4-6, 1-5) outgained the Knights 327-305 in total yards, but saw one drive end with a fumble by Moore after he was sacked. Moore was 13 of 25 for 129 yards passing. Josh Pasley kicked a 38-yard field goal in the second quarter.