Cincinnati: QB Gunner Kiel completed 65 percent of his passes for 2,777 yards and 19 touchdowns.
San Diego St.: The Aztecs have won nine in a row, one shy of the school record.
Cincinnati won 52-23 on Sept. 29, 2007, in the teams' only previous meeting.
San Diego St.: Aztecs are 3-7 in bowl games. They lost to Navy 17-16 in last year's Poinsettia Bowl.