Two weeks ago, he was a backup quarterback on a team that was trying to bounce back to from consecutive heart-wrenching losses.
Now, he's the starter for a team that's very much alive in the race for a Big East title and a BCS bowl game.
Brendon Kay, this is your life.
Finally, this is your time.
Kay threw a touchdown pass in backup duty two weeks ago as the Cincinnati Bearcats held off Syracuse. It wasn't until last Saturday morning that Bearcats coach Butch Jones told Kay he'd be making his first career start at Temple, and a few hours later Kay and the Bearcats not only had a win, but Louisville's loss at Syracuse opened the door for a wild finish to the Big East season.
Suddenly, the fortunes of a quarterback long in waiting and the team have changed. Saturday, Cincinnati hosts No. 22 Rutgers, marking the first home start for a guy who's been on campus since 2008 and a chance for Cincinnati (7-2, 3-1) to keep its hopes of winning the Big East alive.