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Ward doesn't miss a beat in return (1:07)

Greg Ward Jr. returns to action after missing last week's game to record 326 passing yards and three total touchdowns leading Houston to a 3-0 start. (1:07)

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Houston buries Cincinnati with two pick-6s (1:11)

Houston seals the game with two pick-6s in consecutive defensive plays to put the game well out of reach for a 40-16 win over Cincinnati. (1:11)

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Houston goes back-to-back pick-sixes to make it a blowout (0:59)

After Steven Taylor returns an interception to the house for Houston, on the next Cincinnati snap it's Howard Wilson getting in on the act with a pick-six of his own to make it 40-16 Houston. (0:59)

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Taylor rumbles all the way back for a Houston pick-six (1:22)

Steven Taylor puts the game away for Houston with an interception and then goes all the way down the field to just get into the end zone, putting the Cougars up 33-16 late in the fourth quarter. (1:22)

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Ward scores again to give Houston some breathing room (0:44)

For the second straight drive, Greg Ward Jr. ends it by rushing into the end zone, this time from three yards out to put Houston ahead 26-16 over Cincinnati. (0:44)

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Houston's defense comes up with the interception (0:49)

Hayden Moore pass intercepted Howard Wilson return for no gain to the Houst 40 (0:49)

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Ward busts through tackle to give Houston the lead (0:42)

Greg Ward Jr. has all kinds of time in the pocket before taking off with his feet through a tackle to the end zone, putting Houston back in front 19-16 over Cincinnati. (0:42)

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Cincinnati thinking upset, takes the lead early in the fourth (0:45)

Cincinnati finishes the drive when Hayden Moore hits Nate Cole for a touchdown to give the Bearcats a 16-12 lead early in the fourth quarter. (0:45)

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Wild trick play sets up Cincinnati near the goal line (0:34)

Cincinnati pulls off a double pitch flea-flicker ending with Hayden Moore finding Mike Boone for 35 yards to set up first and goal for the Bearcats. (0:34)

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Houston stymied again when Ward is picked off at the goal line (0:47)

Houston commits their third turnover of the night, this time at the goal line when Greg Ward's pass is picked off by Alex Thomas to end another Cougars' drive. (0:47)

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Houston takes the lead with a safety (0:15)

Tion Green run for a loss of 1 yard for a SAFETY (0:15)

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Houston trick play turns into wild, drive-killing turnover (1:26)

With Houston marching late in the first half, the Cougars run a reverse to Isaiah Johnson who gets hit and loses the ball that somehow stays in bounds for Cincinnati to recover. (1:26)

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G. Ward Jr. pass intercepted by Cincinnati (0:53)

Greg Ward Jr. pass intercepted Grant Coleman return for 11 yds to the Houst 21 (0:53)

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Cincinnati strikes back with a big play TD of their own (0:51)

After falling behind on a big play touchdown, Cincinnati answers right back with a 61-yard score of their own to Devin Gray to tie the game with Houston at 7-7. (0:51)

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Houston strikes first with deep TD to Allen (0:43)

Houston goes 54 yards in two plays, ending with Greg Ward Jr. going deep to Chance Allen for the 39-yard touchdown to put the Cougars up 7-0 on Cincinnati. (0:43)